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pasjoli, Santa Monica, CA

pasjoli

4.7
4.7
48 Reviews
$50 and over
French
We offer seating both indoors in our dining room and outdoors on our front patio, which you will choose when booking your reservation. Guests dining indoors will need to show proof of vaccination. Please note this policy does not apply to guests dining outdoors.

Each evening, we have limited availability of pressed duck. If you are interested in enjoying a pressed duck for two, please email info@pasjoli.com, and we will do our best to accommodate your request.

Pasjoli is an elevated one Michelin starred French bistro from James Beard award-winning chef Dave Beran. The restaurant pays homage to French cuisine utilizing the bounty of produce available in Southern California. Rooted in classic French cooking and inspired by Parisian markets, pasjoli reflects Chef Dave’s thoughtful cooking style, showcasing his creative touches on bistro fare.

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2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 36 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 5:15 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:15 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (424) 330-0020

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Dave Beran

  • Private party facilities

    Host your next event with us on our outdoor back garden patio. We offer seating up to 20 guests with a multi-course dinner served family style. Please email info@pasjoli.com for more details.

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Monica

  • Cross street

    Ashland and Hill

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 48 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Los Angeles

    French

  • Westside

    Fit for Foodies

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  1. k

    kevint

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    very good french restaurant, elegant, excellent food and service
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding! Pressed duck was one of the best dishes I’ve ever had. Best French in LA
  3. T

    Tomf

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great.
  4. S

    Sashko

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service2ambience4
    Stunning food. Absolutely stunning.
  5. MA

    MASpear

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Extraordinary, one of the best restaurants on the West Coast. Up there with the French Laundry. They deserve more than one Michelin star. One of the few restaurants in the US that does canard a la presse, which was amazing.
  6. PR

    PaulR

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We asked to sit inside as there were tables open but denied. This was the only negative. Otherwise a fabulous meal.
  7. LC

    LeslieC

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat in the front patio so there was some street noise. Food and service were great as always!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and great service. Also not too pricey.
  9. l

    live2eat

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated our Anniversary and Melora made our evening very special. The Halibut and River Trout were delicious and we were so fortunate to celebrate another year. We will return!
  10. JB

    JordanB

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Absolutely delicious food. Will definitely be back.
  11. l

    love2eat

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time at Pasjoli. It’s high end French but in a casual atmosphere (outdoor patio anyway). The food was outstanding from the baguette with soft fresh butter to classic salad and the tuna tartare to our entrees-halibut and steak, each dish was superb. Our server was gracious, knowledgeable, personable. Pasjoli is not inexpensive BUT given the choice to go to your average priced meh restaurant and Pasjoli, I’d choose to spend a little more every time. What a treat and can’t wait to return!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience4
    The duck dinner was just…fine. Went here for our engagement dinner and everything was pretty underwhelming, minus the price. Only had one bottle of wine and still cost $500 with the duck dinner. Pretty disappointing honestly.
  13. DH

    DavidHu

    Los Angeles

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This is a really fine restaurant. We chose to eat outdoors and the ambiance is not great on Main Street but better safe than sorry. We had the duck special and it was amazing as was the service. Given that the restaurant is expensive and the menu small, It’s special occasion for most of us but what a special place!
  14. RO

    RONE

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The service was great. We sat outdoors and it was a beautiful evening. And the food was excellent.
  15. SA

    SusanA

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience1
    The food was not as expected No French fries Drink not great
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything was delicious! We ordered the scallop gnocchi and demi baguette as starters and the halibut and pork belly for entrees - all perfectly done. Finished off the meal with the chocolate soufflé and had no regrets! Highly recommend.
  17. MS

    MariS

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Pork belly and potato gratin were too salty to eat.
  18. B

    Bruno5

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Food was one note for our entrees…very very salty. Tuna tartare was so sour and bitter due to an overwhelming amount of lemon. No balance with food and the quality of the ingredients didn’t fit the price point. Wait staff had attitude and himself a little too seriously for a bistro. Then, he left to go home before we were done with our meal. The next guy ignored us and had a twenty minute conversation with another table while they were trying to eat their food. We finally found someone else too bring us the check so we could get out of there and end the experience. Not worth it. Not going back.
  19. W

    Will

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The patio doesn’t have the great ambience that the inside has, but this is possibly the best value I’ve ever had at a nice restaurant. Everything we ate and drank was amazing, the service was perfect, and it ended up being about half the price of similar meals that we have had. We will definitely be back!
  20. s

    stevenb

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredibly flavorful food…I’m 51 years old, and had an internal debate about whether the halibut was the best fish dish I have ever eaten… and I decided it was …wonderful service…a sedate and lovely environment … One of the best restaurants in Los Angeles Superb
  21. E

    Emma

    Los Angeles

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A quintessential French restaurant only with nicer servers. The food was authentic and delicious. Service was solicitous in a good way. The setting is charming.
  22. L

    Lynn

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was pretty good. Service was great. Nice ambiance. A little pricey.
  23. W

    Waitingforprima

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It can be for a very special celebration dinner as easily as a last - minute craving for extraordinary french food, classic but modern, served in one of the prettiest rooms/restaurants in town, by excellent staff - Oh and a beautiful bar that makes you feel like you just came upon it while walking along streets in Paris. We have eaten at the bar and at the tables and both experiences exciting. We LOVE Pasjoli and have become fans and goers. On the expensive side, sure- to be expected for Top-Notch experience, food, service and ambience, but fantastic and worth every penny.
  24. BH

    BHFoodie

    Los Angeles

    80 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    80 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious. The service was excellent. The food courses were nicely spaced out. It was a lovely evening.
  25. m

    mrpcampos

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Epic b day dinner.
  27. R

    Raos

    Los Angeles

    96 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    96 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took my wife here for her birthday. We will be back…forget special occasions, this restaurant is, in and of itself, a special occasion. The food is outstanding! The service is outstanding! It’s on the pricey side…..ok, it’s on the very pricey side, but it’s one of those meals where, when the check comes, I’m okay with it because the whole experience makes it worth every penny. We had the Pressed Duck dinner, which is from an Escoffier recipe conceived in 1907. Is it possible to use the word outstanding too much? Not at Pasjoli. For appetizers, we had the Beets & Carrots with pistachio pesto. MY GOD!! We also had the Brioche with Foie de Poulet. Incredible. I highly recommend this restaurant for special occasions or any ol’ occasion.
  28. SR

    StanleyR

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    There is little dispute that the dishes Pasjoli offers, and in the spirit of great French cooking in particular the sauces, is of a very high level; its Michelin star is well deserved. The appetizers are creative, varied and delicious. However, when it comes to the main dishes, only a few are offered. For example, no chicken, deep seafood or pasta dishes were on the menu. Is this because the Chef could not create a dish of haute cuisine, or is it because they could not be priced at the exorbitant level of the other dishes? My advice: if one plans to order a main dish, download the menu before making a reservation. If a main dish is not available that one would otherwise order, either don't go or consider ordering appetizers.
  29. D

    Danny

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kat our server was amazing. So informative, so personable, perfect timing, charming and funny! Celebrates my wife’s birthday and Kat helped make her feel extra special. A perfect Bday dinner. The food was literally the best Halibut I’ve ever had. I didn’t know it could taste like that. A mixture of so many flavors, falling apart and melting in your mouth. Top marks to the chef. Amazing.
  30. SD

    StaceyD

    Portland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were in town and have been meaning to try pasjoli. Everything was delicious. At our table of four we shared several items (crab appetizer, beets, gnocchi, pork shoulder, steak, and sea bass) and created a bit of a tasting menu for ourselves. I highly recommend the choc soufflé to finish. It’s the best I’ve ever had!
  31. H

    Hunt23

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and food was excellent. We sat outside and the street was a little noisy at time.
  32. F

    Foodie

    Los Angeles

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderfully delicious dinner last night. The food was flavorful and creative. The halibut was the best we have had for a long time, moist and perfectly complemented with a sweet corn sauce. Very pleasant outdoor seating with tables spaced nicely apart.
  33. M

    Monique

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The pressed duck was amazing. The staff was extremely attentive and gave great recommendations. I enjoyed the entire experience.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service at Pasjoli is a perfect combination of professionalism and warmth. Our server Clem was outstanding in every way. A young man at the outdoor check in could not have been more helpful in locating my vaccination card on my phone. The food was delicious!!
  35. EB

    ErinB

    Central Texas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The outdoor seating had a bit of road noise, but the food and service were superb!
  36. p

    patrice

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Service was great!
  37. DD

    DDay

    Greensboro

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal service and the pressed duck for two was outstanding. We ended with the soufflé and the tarte, and both were amazing. They definitely earned that Michelin star. Well done!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    very nice food and service just too cold
  39. LR

    LRisoto

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    My girlfriend and I visited Pasjoli to celebrate my birthday. Unfortunately, a few things went wrong: The pressed duck. My girlfriend's duck breast was perfectly medium-rare, but mine was at least medium. My duck was obviously chewier than hers. It was a pity that the signature dish did not taste as expected. Besides the duck, the ice cream that came with the souffle was too frozen. Service. The waiter claimed that the duck was perfectly cooked, but the manager told us the duck was overcooked. We are confused by the standard. The manager said that there was no more duck breast that night, and he wished I let him know earlier. Unfortunately, this was out of my control or responsibility. Time. It took us ~20 minutes to wait for the duck. Then another 20 minutes waiting for the souffle. The service also mysteriously slowed down during the latter half of the dinner. It took minutes to clean the table, take off the plates, and bring the bills. My girlfriend and I had an appetizer, a pressed duck, an entree, and a dessert. We did not order any drinks, and it took us 2.5 hours to finish the meal. Birthday. When I made the reservation, I noted that this was a birthday celebration. The waiters did say happy birthday at the beginning of the meal. But that's all. We even didn't get a candle for our dessert. Our waiter seemed totally forgotten the birthday. It is rare to see so many things go wrong at such a renowned restaurant. I am wondering what happened that night. Perhaps Monday is not a good day to visit Pasjoli.
  40. A

    Aeriel

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a excellent dining experience! Every consumable detail was superb; from the butter and baguette to the final course. While the tastes and textures were all outstanding I have to say the vanilla ice cream was literally the best I’ve ever had. Ever. It was intense, smooth, perfectly tempered, and just sweet enough to balance both the depth and intensity of the soufflé and the saltiness of the candied nuts it nested atop. While the soufflé was masterfully crafted, that vanilla ice cream will haunt my memories, lingering with its simplicity, perfection, and execution for the rest of my days. As to the service the staff was friendly, charming, and helpful. All. Of. Them. Bussers, food runners, servers, hosts, each person was kind, congenial, and seemed genuinely pleased to be there. This restaurant has to be doing something right to have such an extraordinary team. My server Devin was an expert on the menu, was engaging, and made my experience extra enjoyable. I was traveling and dining alone but I’ve never had so much fun eating by myself! If you want a superior date night or just a divine meal I can’t recommend Pasjoli enough! One of the best meals I’ve ever had.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

pasjoli is rated 4.7 stars by 48 OpenTable diners.

pasjoli does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 36 times today
Google Map for pasjoli

2732 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405-4008

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Ashland and Hill

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Monica

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 5:15 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:15 pm–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Dave Beran

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (424) 330-0020

  • Private party facilities

    Host your next event with us on our outdoor back garden patio. We offer seating up to 20 guests with a multi-course dinner served family style. Please email info@pasjoli.com for more details.

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