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MAK N MING

1629 Yew Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-737-1155 Web: https://www.maknming.com/ Twitter @makNming Advice: Closed Monday. Advance reservations are a must. If you have any allergies, best to notify the restaurant at least a day in advance. With the menu focus as French…

Tasting Brunch at Tour De Feast

Located in North Van close to the 2nd Narrows bridge, this French bistro has been serving guests for over 5 years. I visited for brunch recently with a friend to enjoy some delicious French dishes as well as a chance…

LINH CAFÉ

2836 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 604-559-4668 Web: http://linhcafe.com/ Twitter: @LinhCafeVan Advice: Reservations suggested. The bright room with red banquette seating and red table tops is a showcase for modern French Vietnamese bistro fare with a hint of flavours of…

Classic Dishes at Bistro Pastis

John Blakeley has been serving classic French bistro fare for over 15 years. Executive Chef, Spencer Watts continues creating dishes with French techniques that are perfectly executed. The restaurant is named after Pastis of which the restaurant carries an extensive…

Experiencing Table D’Hote at Jules Bistro

My friend Gin and I dined together the other night at this always charming Gastown French eatery. I had the Bistro Salad, a bowl of mixed greens, roasted cherry tomatoes, candied walnuts, red onion and dijon dressing; Gin enjoyed a…

AU COMPTOIR

2278 W 4th Ave, Vancouver Tel: (604) 569-2278 Web: http://www.aucomptoir.ca/ Twitter: @Au_Comptoir Advice: No reservations, open 8am-10pm Wednesday – Monday. Closed Tuesdays. Bonjour! Walking into this classic Parisian café with it’s well dressed good looking servers who for the most part…

TRUFFLE HOUSE & CAFÉ

2452 Marine Drive, West Vancouver Tel: 604-922-4222 Web: www.trufflehousecafe.com Twitter: @TheTruffleHouse Advice: Reservations suggested. Dinners only on Friday and Saturday. Located in the heart of Dundarave Village is a charming French bistro run by Fabienne and her husband Philippe who…

First Taste of Left Bank Restaurant

I attended a media preview last week and had chance to taste my way thru many of the dishes on the menu. The new 60-seat restaurant features a 35 seat laneway outside patio which is the first of it’s kind…

Tasting Brunch at Jules Bistro

Last Saturday I was joined by my friend Kenji Maeda for brunch at this classic French bistro located in the heart of Gastown. We sat inside peering out the open window with the view of their patio and the nearby…

BISTRO WAGON ROUGE

1869 Powell St., Vancouver Tel: 604 251 4070 Web: https://www.facebook.com/BistroWagonRouge Twitter: @WagonRouge_ Advice: If you are dining solo, the bar is your best bet. No reservations. I love discovering eateries that are hidden and notable in one way or another,…

Fondue Nights at Le Parisien

Last Wednesday I indulged in one of my favourite dishes, sharing a pot of delicious cheese fondue. When travelling in Switzerland or France it was fairly easy to enjoy fondue, it is great to see Le Parisien step up to…

CHEZ MEME BAGUETTE BISTRO

4016 Hastings Street, Burnaby Tel: (604) 299-1141 Web: http://www.baguettebistromaui.com/vancouver.html Twitter: n/a Advice: Open for breakfast and lunch only. For years friends have been telling me to head East on Hastings to their favourite sandwich emporium, happen chance I visited recently…

Fondue Night at Le Parisien on October 29

Le Parisien presents Fondue Night on October 29 for the second edition of La Table; a series of French communal dinners designed to evoke the tradition of sharing, conversation and a sense of community. Guests are encouraged to put on their…

French Tasting Menu at Mosaic Bar and Grille

Executive Chef Thomas Heinrich creates a different 5 course tasting menu each month, I have tasted some of his others, this time he invited me in to taste his new French Tasting Menu. 1st Course: Fois Gras Parfait with apple,…

CHOUCHOU CREPES

Water Street (Gastown) Tel: (604) 771-8164 Web: www.chouchoucrepes.com Twitter: @chouchoucrepes Advice: Monday to Friday lunch. Follow them on twitter for updated opening times. Loved the cute trailer that is situated in front of the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, most of all…

LE CROCODILE

909 Burrard St #100,  Vancouver Tel: (604) 669-4298 Web: http://lecrocodilerestaurant.com/ Twitter: n/a Advice: Reservations are a must. This is one of those classic restaurants that has been on the scene for many years, I first dined here well over 15…

PIDGIN

350 Carrall Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-620-9400 Web: www.pidginyvr.com Twitter: @pidginvancouver Advice: Call for reservations, bring a magnifier glass and flashlight to read the menu. With a pedigree of star studded crew, the shining light here is spearheaded by Co-owner, Chef…

TRAFIQ CAFÉ & BAKERY

4216 Main Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-648-2244 Web: http://www.trafiq.ca/ Twitter: @TrafiqCafe Advice: Custom cakes available (call ahead) This café is a magnet for drawing in neighborhood regulars and others that commute across town for a taste of Paris. I adore the communal…

BACCHUS BISTRO

1064 – 216th Street, Langley, BC Tel: 604-530-9694 Web: http://www.domainedechaberton.com/Bacchus%20Bistro.html Twitter: n/a Advice: Both lunch and dinner are served here, reservations are suggested, on a sunny day request a table on the patio. After touring the Domaine de Chaberton Estate…

TABLEAU

1181 Melville Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-639-8692 Web: http://tableaubarbistro.com/ Twitter: @tableaubistro Advice: Try to get a banquette seat in front of the bar for best people watching or sit outside on the patio. Located inside the Loden Hotel. Starting out the…

Tableau Bar Bistro Opening

Last night I attended the opening party for Tableau Bar Bistro, that opens today connected to the Loden Hotel on Melville in downtown Vancouver. The beautiful room by local interior designer Franco Avignoni is going to become a people watchers…

FAUBOURG PARIS

2156 West 41st Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 604-266 2156 Web:  http://www.faubourg.com/ Twitter: @FaubourgBakery Advice: The restaurant is located behind the café. This Parisian caffe is the perfect addition to the Kerrisdale neighbourhood, I have been by a few times already and have…

Bretagne/Normandie Menu at Bistro Pastis

The other night, I dined with friends at Bistro Pastis, Vancouver’s own authentic French bistro where you can enjoy French regional summer dinners – a traditional three-course table d’hôte for only $35. Located on France’s northwest coast, this areas specialties…

CHAMBAR

562 Beatty Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-879-7119 Webs: http://www.chambar.com Twitter: @chambar Advice: Make an advance reservation thru Open Table, try to get a table towards the rear of the restaurant. This is a long time favourite restaurant of mine and I…

LA BAGUETTE & L’ ECHALOTE

UPDATED 7/30/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 1689 Johnston Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-684-1351 Web: http://www.labaguette.ca Advice: Get their between 10:30-11:30 am to get your choice of sandwich before they are all gone. I have been coming to this bakery to pick up…

LES FAUX BOURGUOIS

663 15th Ave, Vancouver Tel: 604.873.9733 Web: http://www.lesfauxbourgeois.com       Advice: Make an advance reservation The first time I went to Les Faux I didn’t have a reservation, I called first and was told that I could drop by…

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