French Comfort and Cuisine In and Around Vancouver
French food evokes a certain je ne sais quoi and when you're in the mood for it, nothing else will satisfy. Gooey french onion soup, rich beef bourguignon, comforting country pates, savory sweetbreads and creamy creme brulee are just a few of the dishes that come to mind when we're in the mood for French food. Les Faux Bourgeois has hit the nail on the head and is a darling in Vancouver's dining scene. They have created a warm environment, a delicious menu with all the classics (and then some) and have paired it with excellent service and a very affordable price point. It's a must visit! The other end of the price spectrum... Read more »
No where else in Vancouver will you find a variety of French food this good for very reasonable prices.
Local Expert Tip: "If you're planning on going on a weekend during peak hours, make a reservation a couple of weeks in advance. Otherwise, you may not be able to get a reservation until after 9pm."
Order the tomato and gin soup. They have refined this classic soup and you will find Le Crocodile's version to be tr?s magnifique!
Local Expert Tip: " Le Crocodile is not budget friendly, so make sure to bring your wallet."
La Régalade beef bourguignon rivals what you would find in France. The portion is generous!
Local Expert Tip: "La Regalade is located close to West Vancouver's Ambleside Beach, where an evening stroll along the Seawall is better than a night-cap on a nice evening."
You don't often see rabbit on menus in Vancouver, but it's a classic French ingredient. Salade de Fruits Cafe does a delicious cuisse de lapin confit.
Local Expert Tip: "They are closed Sunday and Monday, but open the rest of the week for lunch and dinner and weekend brunch."
Like any good French bistro, Twisted Fork makes their bread in house and the desserts are sinful.
Local Expert Tip: "There's often a wait for brunch on the weekend, but it is worth it. Grab a coffee from a coffee shop near by and it will make the wait go by a little more quickly."
Even if you don't have a sweet tooth, the creme brulee at Le Parisien will convert you. It's decadent, but not overly sweet.
Local Expert Tip: "They're open for lunch on weekdays and brunch on weekends."
L'Abattoir offers a unique take on French food that's unlike any other restaurant in Vancouver.
Local Expert Tip: "Their wine list is fabulous and will not disappoint your palate."
The antipasto menu has plenty of tasty choices, but the chili squid is something else at Provence Marinaside
Local Expert Tip: "If the weather is nice, stroll around the Seawall after breakfast. After all, it's just across the street!"
Pied-a-Terre's St. André triple cr?me cheese with strawberry jam and toasts is so worth saving room for, even if you've had an appetizer and main.
Local Expert Tip: "If you're in the mood for Spanish tapas, one of their sister restaurants, Sardine Can, is a solid choice! "
Le Gavroche changes the menu changes seasonally and unless you're a regular, you will likely find something new to try each time you go.
Local Expert Tip: "The Degustation menu is a seven course meal, plus an amuse bouche and palate cleanser, and a beautiful culinary adventure."
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