French food evokes a certain je ne sais quoi–let's be real, butter, wine, and a great atmosphere are a triple threat. From gooey french onion soup to rich beef bourguignon, the city is dotted with excellent French restaurants that will have you wanderlust for France.
Should Les Faux Bourgeois' reservation scene be an indicator for how much Vancouver locals love it, you'd know it's a local favorite. 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. They're usually booked for prime times a couple of weeks out so you'll want to call well in advance to book a table.
If a restaurant has been around for over 30 years, they're doing something right. Le Crocodile has been a fixture in both Vancouver's fine dining and French cuisine scene for decades now and it's no surprise given Chef Michel Jacob's skills in the kitchen. Le Crocodile has built its success on exquisite food, impeccable service, and fabulous wine cellar. Expect to receive five star service and a memorable meal–it's perfect for celebratory meals.
For something casual with a twist, a visit to Linh Cafe is a must. Chef Tai Nguyen came to Vancouver from Northern Vietnam and has trained under some of Vancouver's best French chefs and he brings excellent French and Vietnamese cuisine to Kitsilano. Here, you'll find classic French dishes like chicken fricasse and cassoulet alongside Vietnamese dishes like banh mi cay hai phong and cha muc.
French restaurants are scattered throughout the city and cater to all budgets and occasions. These ten best restaurants will get you started on a culinary journey to France.