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KITCHEN BY YUGO

792 Denman St, Vancouver Tel: (604) 623-2777 Web: http://restaurantyugo.com/ Twitter: @RestaurantYugo Instagram: @restaurantyugo Advice: Walk-ins welcome, reservations suggested. With it’s focus on Japanese French fusion cuisine, the chefs have created a wonderful menu featuring a selection of appetizers, nigiri and larger…

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…

TRAFALGARS BISTRO

UPDATED 4/1/17 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED  2603 W.16th, Vancouver Tel: 604-739-0555 Web: http://trafalgars.com/home.html Twitter: @TrafalgarsInVan Advice: Reservations suggested. After many years since my last visit, my good friend Sherri Morris joined me to indulge in Chef Paul Haldane’s dishes. The restaurant’s…

LILY MAES

UPDATED 2/19/15 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 12 Powell Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-558-2599 Web: http://www.lilymaes.ca/ Twitter: @LilyMaesCafe Advice: Reservations suggested. A charming cozy French-inspired bistro in a brick walled historic building that is over 100 years old, this bistro not only has…

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…

LEFT BANK

UPDATED 10/14/15 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 751 Denman Street, Vancouver Phone: (604) 687-1418 Web: http://www.leftbankvancouver.com/ Twitter: @LeftBankVan Advice: Reservations suggested The bright room with red banquette seating and a marble top bar is a showcase for modern French bistro fare with…

CAFÉ CAVA

1860 Marine Drive, West Vancouver Tel: 604-925-2503 Web: http://cafecava.com Twitter: @CafeCaVaWestVan Advice: Reservations suggested at lunchtime. The beautifully euro French appointed room is filled with chandeliers, and paintings which is the perfect backdrop to the French inspired menu. My friend,…

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…

CAFÉ REGALADE

UPDATED 7/30/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 2836 West 4th Avenue,  Vancouver Tel: 604-733-2213 Web: http://www.caferegalade.com Twitter: @CafeRegalade Advice: Order the bread on its own or a dish with the bread it is a must. From French pastries to bistro, this wonderful…

THE PORTLY CHEF

1211 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver Tel: 604-971-4377 Web: http://theportlychef.com/ Twitter: @ThePortlyChef Advice: Open for dinner nightly. Located about a mile North of Lonsdale Quay, is an elegant eatery mixing French and Asian flavours. The Chef/Co-Owner is well versed in fine…

THE SMOKING DOG

1889 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver Tel: 604-732-8811 Web: www.thesmokingdog.com Twitter: @TheSmokingDog Advice: Reservations suggested. With Executive Chef Felipe Ramos at the helm this bistro has reinvented itself as a go to spot for French bistro fare in the area. I…

LE PARISIEN

UPDATED 7/30/14 BUSINESS HAS CLOSED 751 Denman Street, Vancouver Tel: 604-687-1418 Web: www.leparisien.ca Twitter: @leparisienyvr Advice: Mon -Fri mornings croissants and coffee; brunch on weekends. Lunch & Dinner daily. Everyone has a love for Paris in one way or another,…

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