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Bistro Pastis

€€€€French, Seafood,
2153 4th Ave W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6K 1N7, Canada
+1 604-731-5020
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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French, Seafood, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
2153 4th Ave W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6K 1N7, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We (2 couples) had a very nice French inspired dinner. The service was very good and the waiter very knowledgable about the extensive wine list and how each dish was prepared. They were flexible with our order to avoid dislikes and allergies. The food was...More

Thank robuc1
StefenYVR, Owner at Bistro Pastis, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Robuc1, We are so glad that you and your party enjoyed your evening with us at Bistro Pastis. Thank-you for the compliments. Stefen

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This used to be one of my favourite neighbourhood restaurants. It was sold last year -and this was my first time back. The service was average -but not very informed. The lunch was disappointing and when I mentioned that -there was no real empathy or...More

Thank Vancouver63
StefenYVR, Owner at Bistro Pastis, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Vancouver63, It is a shame that you were disappointed with your visit for lunch the other day. I have been operating Bistro Pastis for more than a year now and I know that everyone on the team tries very hard to give good food...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Three of family went here for dinner and everything was perfect. The service was very attentive, the food delicious and the atmosphere lovely.

Thank caribttourist
StefenYVR, Owner at Bistro Pastis, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Caribttourist, Thank-you very much for the praise! Stefen

Reviewed 8 November 2017

I've now eaten at this restaurant twice (for lunch) and I am a fan. The table service has been excellent, as has been the food and wine. It has not been very crowded when I've visited and the atmosphere was very calm and pleasant. Highly...More

Thank myoyster09
StefenYVR, Owner at Bistro Pastis, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2017

Merci Myoyster, Thank-you for your appreciative comments, I will them along to the Chef and your server! Stefen

Reviewed 2 November 2017

We were at the restaurant in September, it is a small place, but they really pack the table together, the servers didn't really have lots of space to move around in between tables, the back of the chair get bum when the server is take...More

1  Thank LuvTravelGal
StefenYVR, Owner at Bistro Pastis, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

Hello LuvTravelGal, I am sorry for the mix up with your gratuity. That should not have happened, the 17% service for parties of 8+ is our policy and it is clearly stated on the bottom right hand corner of our menu. Our Saturday nights can...More

Reviewed 7 September 2017

Four of us went to Pastis tonight. It was very quiet, which we enjoyed. The duck confit was sooooo delicious. Two table mates enjoyed the calf's liver. Salads were different and tasty, onion soup was a hit. Chocolate ganache tart made an enjoyable dessert. Service...More

Thank ClaudiaCanadian
StefenYVR, Owner at Bistro Pastis, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Hi Claudia, Thank-you for the good review. We do provide a cozy atmosphere were conversation can be enjoyed along with the food and wine. Stefen

Reviewed 26 August 2017

For probably the fourth time this year, we lunched here because the overall food quality and the service are well above average for North American restaurants.The menu is a sort-of-1950's French Bistro style: onion soup, steak & chips, quiches, moules, and seafood with middle-class prices....More

Thank majordud
JohnYVR751, Owner at Bistro Pastis, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

Hello Major, I am glad that you enjoyed your experience and that you usually enjoy your experience. If you are disappointed with anything, frites or otherwise, please let us know so that we can change that. thanks again, Stefen

Reviewed 1 May 2017

Our visit was prompted by a desire for traditional bistro fare - escargot, steak and frites, cassoulet, and such. Bistro Pastis did not disappoint. Our meals were excellent from beginning to end, as was the service and atmosphere of the establishment.

Thank Richard M
Reviewed 26 April 2017

My sweetie and I enjoyed a lovely brunch at this small but classy-cute eatery in Kits. It was our first visit, we were enticed by a brunch Groupon for two discounted meals. The restaurant was full on a Sunday at 1pm. The coffee was excellent...More

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Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

We were having a nice experience until my wife's dinner arrived. The Halibut she ordered had bacon in it. We don't eat bacon, the cook and server should have know this as the Appy we ordered had bacon and we requested to have it removed....More

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JohnYVR751, Owner at Bistro Pastis, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2017

Hello, I am sorry that you evening was not enjoyable and that there was a misunderstanding about the Halibut. The server should have reminded you that there was bacon with the Halibut. Stefen

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$38
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
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17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2153 4th Ave W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6K 1N7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Kitsilano
  • Neighbourhood: Kitsilano
  • Phone Number: +1 604-731-5020
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Located on Kitsilano’s bustling West 4th Avenue. Winner of the Georgia Straight's Golden Plate for 'Best French Restaurant' we bring our exceptional skills for gastronomy and hospitality to our guests by providing an intimate and authentic French dining experience that is unparalleled in Vancouver’s restaurant scene. With its elegant white tablecloth setting, crackling fireplace and long, comfortable banquette seating, guests can ease into this sophisticated restaurant and begin their meal by choosing from over 300 wines and champagnes from every corner of France and around the world. Open every day for lunch and dinner and brunch on weekends, the Bistro Pastis team welcome you to dine from plates served with delicate style and outstanding flavours.
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