Right in the heart of Gastown, there stands Jules Bistro – an authentic French bistro with West Coast touches.
Offering a quaint ambiance, a cozy red-brick interior, an adorable patio and surprisingly delicious food at an affordable price, you should never miss a chance to visit Jules Bistro whenever you are around the area!
You might find some very classic French dishes on the menu, like French Onion Soup, Escargots Bourguignon, Duck Confit, Moules Frites, and flavorful Steaks served with a variety of sauces or side dishes.
It’s beautiful to have a Sour Cherry Clafoutis for dessert.
The buttermilk-lemon sorbet does not just trick your palate, but also gives you a perfect taste profile of sweetness and tartness.
What to order: French Onion Soup, Panna Cotta, Garlic & Black Prawns with Egg Fried Rice, Moules Frites, Duck Confit Cassoulet
Being one of the city’s most acclaimed fine-dining restaurants in Vancouver, Le Crocodile blends traditional French cooking with innovative West Coast style that has been passed down from generation to generation for more than 40 years.
You ask us how to eat French dishes and feel like being in France? Go and visit Le Crocodile!
Some of the highlights include Lobster Bisque, Grilled Tiger Prawn, Roasted Lamb Rack, Pan-seared Haida Gwaii Sea Scallop, and of course, the most classic dessert ever – Creme Brulee l’Orange.
We bet you might want to start with those!
The lobster bisque is surprisingly pleasant with its creamy, thick texture, cooked together with seared lobster meat.
Serving with a side salad and a slice of crusty bread to soak up the broth, this gem can taste better than heaven!
For a bolder and richer dish, try out their roasted lamb rack and you’ll thank yourself for doing so!
What to order: Lobster Bisque, Grilled Tiger Prawn, Roasted Rack Of Lamb, Pan-seared Haida Gwaii Sea Scallop, Creme Brulee l’Orange
Address: 909 Burrard St #100, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2N2
Located in the heart of Downtown Vancouver, Alouette Bistro is a classic French destination with West Coast flavors.
Unlike other French restaurants that remain loyal to their French roots, Alouette Bistro offers you a unique and creative range of dishes that showcase the beauty and variety of British Columbia.
People love coming for their Lamb Rack, Duck Cassoulet, Moules et Frites, and also Fresh Oysters!
While the lamb is tender, rosy meat with a beautiful brown crust, a flavour-packed showstopper of a main dish, the cassoulet is packed with confit duck, juicy Toulouse sausage, and cooked to perfection.
The most ideal way to end your night is to munch on their Chocolate Fondant, because these hot melting-middle chocolate fondants are utterly irresistible!
What to order: Lamb Rack, Moules et Frites, Duck Cassoulet, Fresh Oysters, Chocolate Fondant
Tucked away inside the Wedgewood, Bacchus Restaurant & Lounge complements the luxurious Wedgewood Hotel & Spa’s reputation for excellence.
With beautiful Venetian decoration and exquisite European-inspired cuisine, Bacchus Restaurant & Lounge is no doubt the most perfect place to experience a warm and romantic date with live entertainment in Vancouver!
Take any chance to try their Maple Ginger Butternut Squash Soup.
This beautifully roasted butternut squash soup is flavoured with hints of ginger, topped with a sweet maple syrup and sour cream blend, which creates a delectable, luscious, rich taste. You are going to love it!
Or you can try Parmesan Crusted Chicken, skinless and boneless chicken breasts dipped in a flavourful egg wash for the ultimate taste explosion before being coated in a Parmesan mixture!
What to order: Maple Ginger Butternut Squash Soup, Truffle and White Mushroom Risotto, Parmesan Crusted Chicken, Pan Roasted Yarrow Meadows Duck Breast.
Being a classic French bistro fare with a menu developed by Michelin-star Chef Catherine Stewarts, Tableau Bar Bistro is an old-world classic bistro with modern touches that serve enough excellent dishes to make you hungry at the thought of it.
Coming to Tableau Bar Bistro, there are some you shouldn’t miss, including Bone Marrow, Seafood Tower, Roasted Brussels Sprouts, and Shrimp Louie.
The seafood tower comes up with oysters, clams, shrimp, crab claws, a whole steamed lobster), plus shrimp ceviche, and homemade chips.
It goes along with the cocktail sauce, horseradish, a classic mignonette, and a spicy one. Stunning!
You can pair it with Roasted Brussels Sprouts that are deliciously crispy and richly caramelized, a perfect side dish to almost every recipe.
What to order: Bone Marrow, Seafood Tower, Canard, Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Shrimp Louie.
Located in the heart of Gastown, between the historic Gaoler’s Mews and Blood Alley, L’Abattoir is where you can find the most imaginative twists on any French dish.
Offering a bar, upper dining room, and self-contained private dining facility across the back alleyway, L’Abattoir can be a perfect option for a date, business meeting, or simply friend-gathering.
Whenever you have a chance to visit this place, start with their all-time favorite dish: Baked Pacific Oyster with truffle puree, mushroom marmalade, whipped garlic butter, and soy mixture drizzling on top.
This one tastes like heaven, honestly!
For a more unique taste, you can also try their Tandoori Style Sablefish or Baked Fillet of Arctic Cha with Fines Herbs, which are no less delicious and have been gaining a reputation for L’Abattoir for years.
What to order: Baked Pacific Oyster, Bread Basket, Steak Diane, Tandoori Style Sablefish, Baked Fillet of Arctic Cha with Fines Herbs.
All Noms Magazine’s “best” lists are created using multiple factors and signals to help readers find the best restaurants, things to do, and places to stay at. Some of these factors and signs include personal experiences, correspondence with locals, and compiling experiences from review sites.
Each list is also created to be balanced (in terms of price, cuisine type, ambiance, and more) as possible. This means that the lists are not specifically created in ranking order. You should be comfortable picking from any of the spots on the list and generally have a good time. But of course, YMMV (your mileage may vary) and everyone may have different experiences/palates.