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About Bistro Pastis

A convivial atmosphere, enhanced by the cozy fire place, invites diners to
linger a while. Dinner tables are set with crisp linen, making you feel like a
welcome guest at a friend’s home. If meeting a friend for a drink or appies,
have a seat along the bar, where there’s great people-watching. Pastis is as
close as you can get to Paris without a plane ticket. It has one of the city’s
largest wine selections by the glass. Very romantic.


DON’T-MISS DISHES


. Steak Tartare


. Moules et Frites – a bistro favourite.


Bistro Pastis strives to present traditional French bistro fare in an environ-
ment that pays homage to its French roots. The menu changes seasonally to
reflect available ingredients at their peak. Classic dishes and wines
are offered at affordable prices. Traditional plats du jour are offered daily.

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
French, Seafood, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Brunch Saturday and Sunday 11 am to 2 pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Between Arbutus Street and Yew Street on the north side of 4th Avenue.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options:
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(604) 731-5020

Website:
http://www.bistropastis.com/

Executive Chef:
Michael Mikoda

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

1,000-Point Tables

Offers

1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1,000 point tables

Details
Sun - Fri 5:30PM - 5:45PM

Bistro Pastis Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.2

Service

4.2

Ambience

4.1

Value

3.8

Noise

Quiet

83% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (22)
Good for a Date (21)
Good for Anniversaries (19)
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Quiet Conversation (17)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Neighbourhood Gem (13)
Authentic (13)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Romance (12)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Lunch (10)
Cozy (10)
Brunch (7)
Casual (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Business Meals (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Seasonal (4)
Local Ingredients (3)
Pre/post-theatre (3)
Group Bookings (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Healthy (2)
Late-Night Find (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Child-Friendly (1)
Fun (1)
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Happy Hour (1)
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Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined 6 days ago

Overall, our experience was very good, although my wife ordered oysters which were not cold, and not properly shucked. Apart from that, it was excellent and we would definitely go back.

Tags: Comfort Food, Romantic, Worth the Drive
Food4
Ambience2
Service2
Value2

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined 6 days ago

We decided to try this restaurant as it has an interesting menu. However, the staff seemed to be very overwhelmed during dinner time. And we expected better service for this place and price. The food was very good overall. So, I would not recommend this place to a friend.

Food3
Ambience4
Service4
Value3

 
 (Seattle)·Dined 7 days ago

We were there for brunch - excellent broad menu. Most enjoyed their choices, but one of had eggs that were rather on the cold side. The ambience was really nice - quiet which allowed a nice visit without anyone having to shout, and outstanding service. Very pleasant and I would return.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy
Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Lovely meal as always. Friendly service, yummy food, cute space, outstanding value.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Casual, Authentic
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on January 1, 2018

We had a wonderful New Year’s Eve dinner with friends. Service, food and ambience was perfect.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on December 31, 2017

A visit to Pastis is like stepping off the curb in St. Germain. The food is exceptional and the service never fails to impress.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays
Food1
Ambience4
Service3
Value2

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 27, 2017

I like the "ambiance" very much but I have to say this was the second time I was disappointed. My previous visit I ordered the endive and poached pear salad ... which had almost no pear ... and even when I complained and they replaced the salad, still almost no pear. This time the Salad Lyonnaise was good, but my duck breast was very over-cooked. No restaurant in France would serve duck breast so over cooked. For the price, one expects to at least have properly cooked dishes. I'm sorry as I had hoped to find a French restaurant worthy of the name that I could frequent.

Food3
Ambience5
Service4
Value3

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 25, 2017

The most memorable parts of the three course Xmas meal were the bread, appetizers and desserts: foie gras, chocolate lava cake & eggnog crême brûlée. The main courses (game hen, scallops) tasted alright but weren’t amazing.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation
Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Another very fine meal at Bistro Pastis. Wild mushroom veloute was creamy with lots of satisfying mushroom flavour. French onion soup was classic, rich broth and tons of onions. Also tried the steak tartare, which they do very well here. Bouillabaisse was unexpectedly rich -- soup base was more of a bisque than broth -- but so delicious I wished I had more room in my stomach to eat it all. Tenderloin with roquefort butter was done perfectly, but the sauce was more roquefort than butter (which may or may not be a good thing, depending on taste), and there was plenty of it. Definitely recommend.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
Food4
Ambience3
Service4
Value4

vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Our first time visit, one of the best steaks I've had in a long time, recommended.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Good solid French bistro. Fois gras special was excellent.

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 15, 2017

My wife and I took my 86 year old mother here for dinner. An excellent meal and a friendly professional staff created an outstanding experience.

Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 7, 2017

A great value upscale down scale restuarant . It has the food and service of an upscale restuarant but the cosiness and casual atmophere of eating at home. The prices are reasonable and the wine list hitsall the points without being intimidating.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Cozy
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 5, 2017

A lovely dinner with excellent staff

Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Everything about our dining experience was great. The noise level was a bit of a problem because there was a large, noisy party seated next to us.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
Food2
Ambience4
Service3
Value1

 
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We have enjoyed Pastis for years! We live in the states and usually eat there twice a year. We have always loved it - pricey, but worth it....until now. We were so disappointed in our food. It was mediocre at best. And not very tasty! The service was fine, the ambience is lovely, but that was it for us. I doubt we will be back anytime soon. We really miss the previous owner.

Food4
Ambience4
Service3
Value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Great food, great ambiance - nice, quiet, and cozy space to talk and enjoy a great meal. There service was good though I felt at times the server could've been a bit more attentive to filling water and making some recommendations some food recommendations on the menu.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Quiet Conversation
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 27, 2017

We really enjoyed our dining experience- chef’s fish of the day (scallops) and wild boar and French rose and Pinot Noir as suggested by our server Joana were terrific- a lovely evening - thank you so much

Food5
Ambience5
Service5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Wonderful french cuisine. Doesn't get any more classic. Always prepared perfectly.

Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Excellent restaurant with great service and delicious food. I would hardily recommend and we will return.

Tags: Healthy, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Casual, Authentic, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch
Food3
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on November 19, 2017

Very enjoyable evening. We had a corner table so it was quite quiet which was important to us.
Personally I enjoyed my dinner - I had steak and frites as my main course but I found the frites to be overly salty.
Service and ambiance were very nice.
Thank you

Food4
Ambience3
Service2
Value3

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Having dined here for special occasions in the past ( of which all were lovely) this time the service and experience was less than stellar. Our server hovered something terrible as we waited for our party members to arrive and spoke to us as if we were at the Whitespot rather than a higher end French restaurant. The cherry on top was when my mothers 70th birthday was honoured with a single candle on her friends dessert for her to blow out. There may have not been a dessert option she could eat but to put the candle on a friends dessert was rather silly and embarrassing. The experience won’t stop us from returning but we do hope our future dining experiences will be better.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
Food4
Ambience3
Service3
Value3

 
·Dined on November 12, 2017

Classic French cuisine in a classically designed but very dated place. Solid dishes but non of them made us say wow. Fois gras was nice but small and didn't have the bold flavors we expected, same for the classic French onion soup, which I myself make a better soup. I had a medium cooked 6oz Tenderloin, it was cooked perfectly but a bit small and again not very bold in flavors. My partner had Duck Confit, this was a delicious diah, crispy skin, duck fat, tender meat. Sides of mac & cheese ( is that French?! ) was good, and French Fries (cooked in duck fat) which were AMAZING but a bit too salty. That was a dish I would come back for, but it was only one. Creme Brulee was nice, not anything special. The service was very very very slow. Especially the wait between dishes, but also the server seemed to be really busy with all his tables. Would help to keep more servers and cooks on a shift, we payed allot of money and we expect a fast excellent service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value3

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Attended with two friends for a special birthday. Had asked for a table in a quiet part of restaurant. Staff worked hard to find a quiet place given that a large party of 26 were dining at the same time. The 'cozy' quality places tables fairly close to each other as one would find in a European bistro. One needs to be aware of this and if increased noise level is an issue, perhaps reserve for a time outside the main dining hours.
Staff were attentive without being clingy. While portion sizes are smaller than North American tastes are used to, the quality of food preparation and ingredients make up for it. Calves liver was tender and cooked as it should be. Lemon tart was lovely with a fine, citrusy flavour and a tender crust. My salad was fresh and tasty. Three courses was enough to keep me sated.
At the price point, I would suggest this for a special occasion.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on November 7, 2017

My friend and I had a delicious lunch in the relaxing atmosphere of Pastis.
We had an attentive waitress and prompt service .
It was a perfect place to meet for lunch and conversation.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Romantic, Great for Lunch
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on November 6, 2017

I can only say good things about this little restaraunt. Fantastic food, great atmosphere and incredible staff. I've already taken my girlfriend twice, and will definitely be back soon.

Ever visit is one to remember, thanks for the wonderful experience!

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
Food5
Ambience5
Service5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Love the French food here. Flavours are always fresh and full! Will continue to come back!

Food4
Ambience4
Service2
Value1

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Since John sold this business, quality has slipped and prices increased. Much like most of my favourite restaurants in Vancouver over the past 14 years.

While the food is still very good, that extra special touch is missing that gave it that typical French-European flair. I understand property taxes are rising and that's part of the crux for many businesses, but as a regular consumer, I'm saddened by this change in character driven by big money that's come to this town. I guess John picked a good time to sell.

The Duck confit is still as good as ever, but the Appies are tiny and prohibitive in price.
In addition, various prices (especially drinks) printed on the Menus don't match the prices charged at the end. A dollar or 2 more is added here and there.

Service ranged from great to grumpy. The fun french waiter was offset by the I-dont-wanna-be-here big lady, that gives you dirty looks when you don't tip enough.

We used to have many great meals here in the past for around $150 (incl. a bottle of wine), now it's difficult to stay below $200 with 2 apples, 2 mains, 1 dessert, even with just a glass of wine for 2 people.

To the new owner: I guess there's enough new deep-pocket clientele to replace us long-timers that have moved out of crazy town and only visit occasionally now. Sad to say, this was my 20th or so visit and my last. Adieu.

Tags: Good for a Date
Food4
Ambience3
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on November 2, 2017

A very enjoyable evening celebrating two birthdays.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 2, 2017

I have dined at Bistro Pastis on numerous occasions. The service and food NEVER fail to please! Any of the appetizers or entrees are worth trying, which are delicious, with creative spins on classic dishes and elegant presentation. The chocolate ganache is my favorite dessert offering, but of the several I have enjoyed over the years, all are noteworthy.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 24, 2017

20 years and I still love the place! So perfect for cozy fall and winter meals!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
Food4
Ambience4
Service1
Value3

vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 24, 2017

The server was rude and abrupt. I was with two other female friends and we all commented about the female server’s inappropriate demeanor.

Food2
Ambience2
Service2
Value2

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 22, 2017

I was taught not to say anything negative, so I'm really disappointed that Pastis has simply lost its eleganance. It was my go to restaurant to impress my clients and friends.
Our server was pleasant ,however, suggested red quinoa dish with scallops was the equivalent of risotto which two of my guests ordered and later regretted. I enjoyed the liver, again not what was served in the past (must be new chef ) and Lamb Navarin was good. All staff are friendly, yet our server was lacking a bit with formalities like tossing dessert plates and cutlery on the table. For the price, I'd rather venture down the street to Au Comptoir or downtown to Le Tableau.

Food2
Ambience4
Service4
Value2

 
·Dined on October 17, 2017

excellent service, but unfortunately food quality not at par for a "french Restaurant"Mussels were very very small and 3/4 empty, Boulabaise was salty and cold!!

Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The food and service are even better, if that's possible, with the new management. Excellent traditional French bistro.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on October 13, 2017

The food and service at Bistro Pastis was outstanding. Everyone in our party really enjoyed their meal. I would highly recommend it.

Tags: Romantic, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Healthy, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
Food3
Ambience3
Service3
Value1

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Two problems. 1. Very expensive for lunch: $110 for two; very small steak, 5 oz (which was the perfect size for us), a small bucket of chips (fine also), and chocolate mousse, plus a bottle of water and two coffees. 2. Food was fine, but small steaks in very large cold plates result in very rapid cold meat. Plates should be served extremely hot.

Tags: Special Occasion
Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on October 9, 2017

Mushroom and nut pate was to die for. The salmon delicious; kale a bit too crispy. Risotto okay. Beef tenderloin and frites excellent. Pumpkin brûlée divine, baked Alaska okay.
Overall an enjoyable evening.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
Food3
Ambience4
Service4
Value3

vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 1, 2017

It's one of my go-to French restaurants in the neighbourhood. One of diners found duck confit stringy. My gluten free salmon Benedict was lovely , but without the bun and the roasted potatoes I would have appreciated some warm wilted spinach and a slice of tomat to make a nice base for the poached eggs. I didn't receive either even though I did suggest. Not sure if server passed along this request. So, slightly less pleased with one of my favourite spots in Kits.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem
Food3
Ambience1
Service1
Value1

 
·Dined on September 25, 2017

When we arrived the lighting was very bright and there was a large, loud group seated in the back of the resteraunt. The group got most of the servers attention and we got very little. Once the group left the lighting was turned down, I guess it was bright at the request of the group. The food was ok but for the price it should have been better. We used a Travelzoo voucher and were charged 15 percent " service " for using the voucher. I understand that a large table gets more attention than a table of 2 but to be charged 15 percent " service " for the food and service we got is unacceptable. We will not be back

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