Bon Vivant


Bon Vivant is a French bistro located in downtown Palo Alto. Our menu combines hearty and unique French dishes with moderately-priced traditional bistro fare. Bon Vivant offers an extensive wine list, as well as a range of interesting cocktails and aperitifs, including several varieties of pastis (an anise flavored French aperitif). Diners can indulge in fresh breads and desserts cooked on site by our Pastry Chef.

Bon Vivant is open for dinner daily (except Monday), as well as for breakfast and brunch on the weekends. We are also available to host your special events

Valentine's Day 2016

Sunday, February 14, 4pm-10pm
Bon Vivant will be offering a special Valentine's Day 5-course pre-fix menu. Traditional a la carte menu will not be available this evening. The menu will be posted soon.

Please call to reserve at 650-485-3228

Afternoon Tea at Bon Vivant

Tuesday-Friday 4:30-6:30 Saturday and Sunday 2-6
Assorted finger sandwiches, freshly backed fruit scones, macarons and miniature French pastries $22.

Please call to reserve at least a day in advance 650-485-3228

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Tue - Sat 5:30 - 10:00PM
Sun 5:30 - 9:00PM

Sat, Sun 11AM - 3PM


At Bon Vivant, we are experts at turning everyday events into celebrations. From our delicious French cuisine to the fun and festive atmosphere, we know how to have a good time! In the spirit of European culture and our diverse menu will please just about anyone.

Our services include but not limited to exclusively designed menus, flower arrangements and special party decor. Bon Vivant accommodates parties from 8 to 90 people in elegant, unique style. We can arrange live music for your special event. For more info please contact the manager at or call us at 650-485-3228.


535 Bryant Street,
Palo Alto, CA 94301