Welcome To Bistro St. Germain

Bistro St. Germain is located in the heart of Old Town Seal Beach on bustling Main Street.

We offer traditional French cuisine prepared with the freshest seasonal produce from local markets, paired with a large selection of wines and beers from around the world.

About Us

Bistro St. Germain, like most French ideas, was born around a dinner table. Three brothers living in three different continents, were at last together again, celebrating a long awaited family reunion. Life had taken each brother into similar but separate paths. Pascal was an established restaurant owner in Seal Beach, CA. His brother, Armand had remained in Grenoble, France to take care of the family restaurant established in 1980, and Laurent, who married their sister Danielle, had his own French restaurant in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

While reminiscing about their childhood in France, the comfort food that grandmother used to make, the great wines, and the relaxed French lifestyle, the idea of opening a French bistro was born. Why not embody all of that into a true French family restaurant and share it with everyone else? When you step into Bistro St. Germain, you are stepping into our family restaurant.

Sit back and relax, enjoy yourself, treat yourself to a meal, a glass of wine and let us know how we can make your visit memorable. Welcome to Bistro St. Germain!

Menu

Our menu is designed to delight the most discriminating and diverse palates. Have questions? Let us know.

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Start your weekend mornings off with our legendary brunch! Relax with a bottomless Chanel or mimosa and let us take care of the rest.


    • Bagels Waffles and More

    • Salmon Gravlax on Bagel with Cream Cheese

      11.50
    • BLT Bagel with Pesto Cream Cheese

      9
    • House Cured and Marinated Salmon with Mixed Greens

      11.50
    • French Toast and Berries

      7
    • Belgian Waffles with Nutella and Banana

      8.90
    • Paté de Campagne and Baguette

      11.50
    • Plateau de Fromage

      12.90
    • Plateau de Fromage et Charcuterie

      17
    • Quiche Lorraine and Salad

      9
    • Brunch Savory Crêpes

      Served with a mushroom cream sauce or pesto cream sauce on the side. Add 2 eggs sunny side up, add 3.50.

    • La Jardinére

      9

      Sautéed spinach, mushroom, onion, sweet bell pepper, tomato, yellow squash, zucchini in a garlic cream sauce.

    • St. Germain

      12

      House cheese blend, Gruyére cheese, smoked ham, mushroom and béchamel sauce.

    • Savoyarde

      12

      House cheese blend, grilled chicken, bacon, caramelized onion and potato.

    • Brunch Salads

    • Saint Tropez

      10

      Mixed greens, cherry tomato, artichoke hearts, roasted pepper, cucumber, fresh mozzarella, black olives with pesto vinaigrette.

    • Niçoise with Seared Ahi Tuna

      14

      Mixed greens, cherry tomato, cucumber, red onion, peppers, green beans, potato, albacore seared tuna, mixed olives, anchovies and boiled egg with red wine vinaigrette.

    • Brunch Entrées

    • Pepper Steak Frites

      24

      Grilled 8 oz. USDA All Natural Choice culotte steak with crushed pepper rub crust, served with fresh vegetables of the day and pomme frites.

    • Boeuf Bourguignon

      25

      Traditional French beef stew with braised beef in red wine with mirepoix and roasted potatoes.

    • Angus Beef Lasagna

      16

      Our house made specialty with Angus beef simmered in light tomato sauce, layered with bechamel sauce and pasta.

    • Kid's Meal

    • Chicken Tenders and Fries

      6
    • Mini-Burger and Fries

      6
    • Open-Faced Grilled Swiss Cheese Sandwich and Fries

      6
    • Brunch Sandwiches

      Served with fries and mixed greens.

    • Bistro St. Germain Burger

      11

      Grilled Prime beef burger on a freshly baked brioche bun with Gruyére cheese, tomato, lettuce and onion confit.

    • Croque Monsieur | Croque Madame

      11

      Hama and cheese on brioche with béchamel sauce. Add fried egg for Madame, +3.5.

    • Frenchy Prime Rib Sandwich

      12

      Tender prime rib sliced thinly on a baguette topped with aioli, Brie cheese, lettuce, tomato and onion confit.

    • Croissant Turkey Brie Sandwich

      11

      Sliced turkey served on a croissant topped with tomato, mesclun, Brie cheese and Dijon mustard.

    • Brunch House Made Desserts

    • Crêpe Belle Hélène

      7

      Pear slices, Belgian chocolate sauce.

    • Crêpe Melba

      7

      Peach slices, strawberry sauce.

    • Crêpe Suzette

      8

      Orange-infused butter, sugar and Grand Marnier liqueur.

    • Crêpe Banana Foster

      8

      Caramelized banana, butter, brown sugar, and orange marmalade.

    • Crème Brûlée au Bailey's

      6

      Crème Brûlée flavored with Bailey's Irish cream liqueur.

    • Profiteroles Au Chocolat

      9

      Puff cakes filled with vanilla ice cream, topped with chocolate ganache.

    • Brunch Cocktails

    • Chanel

      8

      Bottomless, 17.

    • Mimosa

      7

      Bottomless, 15.

    • Bloody Mary

      6
    • White or Red Sangria

      6
    • Brunch Beverages

    • Iced Tea, Sodas

      3.5
    • Regular, Decaffeinated Coffee, Tea

      3.5
    • Espresso, Americano

      3
    • Double Espresso, Cappuccino, Latté

      6
    • Hot Chocolate

      5
    • Fruit Juices

      3

      Cranberry, orange, grapefruit.

Whether you’re meeting friends, conducting business or stepping out solo for a quick bite, we offer a full lunch menu, including specials. In a hurry? Tell your server and we’ll make it a point to get you your food as quickly as possible.


    • Lunch Specials

      Served weekdays during lunch.

    • $10 Special

      10

      Any soup and half house green salad.

    • $11 Special

      11

      Any soup or house green salad and half of any sandwich.

    • Lunch Soups

    • Soupe a l' Oignon Grantinée

      8

      Traditional style caramelized onion soup, bread and Gruyére cheese.

    • Bisque de Tomate

      8

      Tomato bisque served with croutons.

    • Lunch Salads

    • House Mixed Greens

      6

      Mesclun, cherry tomato, artichoke hearts, roasted pepper, cucumber and red wine vinaigrette.

    • Saint Tropez

      11

      Mixed greens, cherry tomato, artichoke hearts, roasted pepper, cucumber, fresh mozzarella, black olives with pesto vinaigrette.

    • Niçoise Salad with Seared Ahi Tuna

      14

      Mixed greens, cherry tomato, cucumber, red onion, peppers, green beans, potato, albacore seared tuna, mixed olives, anchovies and boiled egg with red wine vinaigrette.

    • Chicken Cobb Salad

      13

      Lettuce, grilled chicken, avocado, bacon, tomato, bleu cheese and hard-boiled egg with red wine vinaigrette.

    • Lunch Sandwiches

    • Bistro St. Germain Burger

      11

      Grilled Prime beef burger on a freshly baked brioche bun with Gruyére cheese, tomato, lettuce and onion confit.

    • Croque Monsieur or Croque Madame

      11

      Ham and cheese on brioche with béchamel sauce. Add a fried egg for Madame, +2.

    • Lunch Entrées

    • Steak Frites

      18

      USDA Prime Ribeye 8 oz. steak with bordelaise sauce or mushroom sauce. Served with fresh vegetables of the day and pommes frites.

    • Boeuf Bourguignon

      22

      Braised beef in red wine, with mirepoix and roasted vegetables.

    • Angus Beef Lasagna

      16

      Our house made specialty with Angus beef simmered in light tomato sauce layered with béchamel sauce and pasta.

    • Chicken Scallopini in Mushroom Sauce

      18

      Pan-seared tender chicken breast with a fresh mushroom sauce. Served with penne pasta and vegetables.

    • Lunch Savory Crêpes

      Choice of mushroom cream sauce or pesto cream sauce served on the side. Garnished with mesclun.

    • La Jardiniére

      9

      Sautéed spinach, mushroom, onion, sweet bell pepper, tomato, yellow squash, zucchini in a garlic cream sauce.

    • St. Germain

      12

      House cheese blend, Gruyére cheese, smoked ham, mushroom and béchamel sauce.

    • Savoyarde

      12

      House cheese blend, grilled chicken, bacon, caramelized onion, and potato.

    • Kid's Meal

    • Chicken Tenders and Fries

      6
    • Mini-Burger and Fries

      6
    • Open-Faced Grilled Swiss Cheese Sandwich and Fries

      6
    • House Made Desserts

    • Crêpe Belle Hélène

      7

      Pear slices, Belgian chocolate sauce.

    • Crêpe Melba

      7

      Peach slices, strawberry sauce.

    • Crêpe Suzette

      8

      Orange-infused butter, sugar, and Grand Marnier liqueur.

    • Crêpe Banana Foster

      8

      Caramelized banana, butter, and orange marmalade.

    • Crêpe Nutella et Banane

      7

      Hazelnut chocolate spread and banana slices.

    • Crêpe Citron

      5

      Fresh lemon juice, sugar and butter.

    • Crêpe Sucree

      5

      Sugar and butter.

    • Mousse Au Chocolat

      7

      Belgian chocolate mousse.

    • Crème Brûlée au Bailey's

      6

      Crème brûlée flavored with Bailey's Irish cream.

    • Profiteroles Au Chocolat

      9

      Puff cakes filled with vanilla ice cream, topped with chocolate ganache.

    • Tart Tatin

      9

      Traditional French apple pie, Calvados apple brandy and served with vanilla ice-cream.

Whether you are out for a romantic evening, dinner for the family, or an evening with friends, our authentic French cuisine and extensive wine and beer list will make for a truly amazing experience.

    • Tapas

    • Fromage de Chévre au Miel

      8

      Roasted goat cheese with honey.

    • Champignons au Beurre Persillé

      8

      Sautéed wild mushrooms.

    • Risotto Pimenté aux Fruits de Mer

      12

      Spicy seafood risotto.

    • Duck Wings Buffalo Style

      12

      Fried duck wings with house special buffalo sauce.

    • Crevettes en Chemise au Bacon

      10

      Bacon-wrapped shrimp.

    • Pomme Frites a l'Ail

      5

      Garlic french fries.

    • Saucisse au Vin Rouge

      8

      Red wine sausage.

    • Moules Mariniére

      12

      Steamed mussels with Chardonnay sauce.

    • Bruschettes Tomate

      6

      Tomato bruschetta.

    • Ahi Tuna Poki

      12
    • Pork Belly Lollipop

      8
    • Appetizers

    • Escargots

      9

      Escargots in garlic parsley butter. Half Dozen, 9 • Dozen, 17.

    • Plateau De Fromages

      10

      Chef's selection of cheeses served with baguette. Small, 10 • Large, 18

    • Plateau de Charcuterie

      12

      Chef's selection of charcuterie served with baguette. Small, 12 • Large, 22

    • Mixed Fromages and Charcuteries Platter

      15

      Small, 15 • Large, 28

    • Soups

    • Soupe a l'Oignon Gratinée

      8

      Traditional style caramelized onion soup, bread, with Gruyére cheese.

    • Bisque de Tomate

      8

      Tomato bisque served with croutons and goat cheese.

    • Soup du Jour

      8

      Soup of the day.

    • Salads

    • Saint Tropez

      12

      Mesclun, tomato, artichoke hearts, roasted pepper, cucumber, fresh mozzarella, black olives with pesto dressing.

    • Grilled Fresh Wild Salmon Salad

      16

      Pan-seared wild caught salmon over St. Tropez Salad. Substitute halibut, +5.

    • Seared Ahi Tuna Salad | Salade Niçoise

      14

      Mesclun, tomato, cucumber, red onion, peppers, green beans, potato, albacore seared tuna, mixed olives, anchovies and hard-boiled egg with red wine vinaigrette.

    • Chicken Cobb Salad

      13

      Mesclun, grilled chicken, avocado, bacon, tomato, boiled egg and bleu cheese.

    • Savory Crepes

      Served dry, traditional style, or with a Mushroom Cream Sauce or Pesto Cream Sauce.

    • St. Germain

      12.50

      House cheese blend, smoked ham, sautéed mushrooms and béchamel sauce.

    • Savoyarde

      12

      House cheese blend, grilled chicken, bacon, raclette cheese, caramelized onion, and potato.

    • Entrées

    • Pork Chop Sauce Moutarde

      24

      Pan-seared French cut pork chop in old-fashioned Dijon mustard sauce served with gratin dauphinoise and garden vegetables.

    • Roasted Rack of Lamb Provençal

      27

      Grilled lamb chops with Provence herbs crust, served with potatoes and vegetables.

    • Boeuf Bourguignon

      22

      Traditional French beef stew, braised beef in red wine with carrots, mushrooms and potatoes.

    • Veal Osso Bucco

      27

      Braised veal shanks slowly simmered in Chef Darryl's wine and herb reduction served with gratin dauphinoise and vegetables.

    • Steak Frites

      24

      Grilled 10-oz. USDA Prime Ribeye Steak served with french fries and garden vegetables. Add lobster tail, +12.

    • Beef Filet Mignon Sauce Poivre

      36

      USDA Prime 8 oz. Filet Mignon with green peppercorn Cognac sauce served with gratin dauphinoise and garden vegetables. Add lobster tail, +12.

    • Angus Beef Lasagna

      16

      Our house made specialty with Angus beef simmered in light tomato sauce layered with bechamel sauce and pasta.

    • Half Duck Confit a l'Orange

      27

      Half of a whole duck perfectly roasted with an orange infused sauce. Served with roasted potatoes and garden vegetable.

    • Chicken Scallopini in Mushroom Sauce

      18

      Pan-seared tender chicken breast with a fresh mushroom sauce. Served with penne pasta and vegetables.

    • Seafood Pot au Feu

      20

      Seafood medley and halibut filet simmered in a light broth with hearty vegetables.

    • Halibut Meuniére

      22

      Pan-seared wild caught halibut filet in a light garlic butter and lemon sauce. Served with rice and vegetables.

    • St. Germain Burger

      11.90

      Our famous burger made with Prime Angus ground beef, Gruyére cheese, caramelized onions, mixed greens, and tomato. Served with truffle french fries.

    • Sweet Crepes and Desserts

    • Crêpe Belle Hélène

      7

      Pear slices, Belgian chocolate sauce.

    • Crêpe Melba

      7

      Peach slices, strawberry sauce.

    • Crêpe Suzette

      9

      Orange-infused butter, sugar and Grande Marnier liqueur.

    • Crêpe Banana Foster

      8

      Caramelized banana, butter, brown sugar and orange marmalade.

    • Crêpe Nutella et Banane

      7

      Hazelnut chocolate spread and banana slices.

    • Crêpe Citron

      Fresh lemon juice, sugar and butter.

    • Mousse au Chocolat

      7

      Belgian chocolate mousse.

    • Créme Brulée au Bailey's

      6

      Créme brulée with Irish cream liqueur.

    • Profiteroles au Chocolate

      9

      Puff cakes filled with vanilla ice cream, topped with chocolate ganache.

    • Tart Tatin

      9

      Traditional apple pie, Calvados apple brandy and served with vanilla ice cream.

    • Beverages

    • Iced Tea, Sodas

      3.5

      Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Sprite, Lemonade

    • Regular, Decaffeinated Coffee, Tea

      3.5
    • Espresso, Americano

      3
    • Double Espresso, Cappuccino, Latté, Mocha, Macchiato

      6
    • Hot Chocolate

      5
    • Fruit Juices

      3

      Cranberry, orange, grapefruit.