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“Traditional French Cuisine with California Spin”

Au Midi Restaurant & Bistrot
Ranked #8 of 73 Restaurants in Aptos
Price range: US$31 - US$50
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: State Park Drive
Transit: The Santa Cruz/Watsonville MTA bus #71 and #91 Express drops patrons off within easy walking distance of Au Midi.
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Every time I visit this restaurant with my partner, we are reminded of our trip to France; the service, executed in style by Michel, the owner and the delicious French cuisine cooked passionately by his wife Muriel are typical of a delicious French bistro.

My favorites: the cassoulet, followed by the daube. Both are exquisite.

Give it a try, you won't regret it!

Thank Michaël H
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Reviewed 29 August 2016

We always enjoy an evening here. Have taken many people along with us over the years, and have never been disappointed. Service is thoughtful and the food is terrific, mostly traditional but well executed and some standout surprises. It's not my favorite room, but they do well with what they have to work with.

Thank Kate320
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Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

To go out in Aptos for a special occasion this is the place to go. It is also the place to go for a lovely night out (or lunch) even if it is not a special occasion, because the food, and its preparation is so good.
Adequate parking. Prices - not cheap, but then the food and service is top class.

Thank Peter A
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Reviewed 18 August 2016

Finally made it to Au Midi after friends recommended this tucked away gem many months ago...husband and chef wife..we very much enjoyed chatting about the delicious flavors of each course....cream of onion soup.....ravioli snails...duck perfectly cooked medium/rare all excellent...nice selection of French wine. Truly felt like dining in France...can't wait to repeat the experience....

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Thank Christine C
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Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Our experience echoed many of the other positive reviews. It was a Tuesday night and not busy. Reservation was honored right on time and the other parties were seated dispersed throughout the room. (Too often I find restaurants unnecessarily cluster deuces together and you can't have as private a conversation as desired). I had the Ravioli of French Snails (used Japanese dough instead of pasta and filled with mushrooms and snails) which was delicious. Served in an emulsion of garlic and Parmesan. In this dish the emulsion made sense and it wasn't just to be pretentious. Main entree was generous portion of duck, perfectly cooked with a rosemary honey sauce. My husband had the lamb tenderloins with great accompaniments - e.g., potato and sweet onion gnocchi. Wine list was small but excellent and well priced. Service was great. Interior ambiance is nice. Only negative is location in strip mall - entrance is very unappealing. We will definitely return whenever we are in Aptos.

Thank LinL3
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