Bon Vivant


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Bon Vivant is a French bistro located in downtown Palo Alto. Our menu combines 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.

Afternoon Tea Party 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 $25 or with champagne for $35.

Please reserve your tea party by calling 650-485-3228 at least a day in advance.


Mon Closed
Tue-Thu 5:00PM - 9:00PM
Fri, Sat 5:00PM - 9:30PM
Sun 5:00PM - 8:30PM

Sun 11:30AM - 3:00PM


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!

Our services include but are not limited to exclusively designed menus, flower arrangements and special party decor. Bon Vivant accommodates parties from 8 to 60 people in elegant, unique style. We can also 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