C'est L'amour: Fall for Delicious Meals at Vancouver's Best French Restaurants

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.

Located in the Wedgewood Hotel, Bacchus is a local gem that's been around for years. The room is filled with touches of rich wood, jewel-toned velvet, and soothing music from the live pianist. They're open from the early morning hours for...  Read More

Provence Marinaside is a go-to restaurant when you're chasing the sun with a hungry belly. Open for breakfast, brunch (weekends), lunch and dinner, a French meal can be enjoyed any time of day. Breakfast and brunch has all of your classic...  Read More

What happens when you combine traditional French and modern Vietnamese cooking? Linh Cafe, of course. This family-style restaurant's atmosphere is cozy and fuss-free, the service is friendly, and the food is excellent. Tai Nguyen, chef and...  Read More

Want to feel like you've turned the corner and landed in Paris? Seek out this little cafe right in the middle of the French Cultural Center and your wallet will thank you in more ways than one; no airfare for starters, and a great value on...  Read More

Jules Bistro has been a Gastown staple for those looking for French cuisine since 2007. Born and raised in Dijon, France, owner and chef, Emmanuel Joinville, brings his skillful love of cooking to each dish he creates. After his apprenticeship...  Read More

L'Abattoir is located in the centre of Gastown between historic Gaoler's Mews and Blood Alley. The restaurant was built in the 19th century and is the site of Vancouver's first jail. Originally buttressed to the city's main butchery and meat...  Read More

Bistro Wagon Rouge is the sister restaurant to Red Wagon, a popular brunch spot in Vancouver, but the only things they have in common are great food and reasonable prices. Bistro Wagon Rouge is a blue collar French restaurant in East...  Read More

If you have a love affair with Parisian cafes, Au Comptoir in Vancouver's Kitsilano doesn't disappoint. They're also open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner so you've got options. In the morning go for the flaky pastries or the omelette with...  Read More

Le Crocodile

Chef Michel Jacob's Alsatian-style cuisine is one for the books and absolutely worth the splurge. From the warm and inviting atmosphere to the impeccable service and incredible dishes, Le Crocodile continues to be a local favorite for special...  Read More

Les Faux Bourgeois is a favorite among Vancouverites because the food is excellent, the atmosphere is warm, and the price is right. You don't have to spend a bundle to enjoy classic French cuisine in Vancouver, making this spot a perfect place...  Read More


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