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How is the Smoking Dog Bistro in Vancouver?

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I'm looking for a nice, moderately priced bistro for myself, wife and teenage son to have dinner. I came across the Smoking Dog website and it looks promising. Any thoughts on this restaurant? The Chef and the Carpenter might also work, but I know nothing about its menu, just heard about it in passing. For reference, Cafe de Paris used to be one of our favorite places in Vancouver some years ago. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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  1. Smoking dog is good. The Coquilles St Jacques is my fave. Also try Jules Bistro, yummy steak frite.

    1. I second the vote for Smoking Dog - great food and reasonably priced. Another of our new favourites is the Gramercy Grill on Arbutus at 11th Ave - similar prices to Smoking Dog and outstanding food and impeccable service. Definitely lots of young-adult friendly menu items.

      1. I didn't like the smoking dog - the food wasn't so hot and way too expensive for what we got - I was disappointed because i had heard so many good things...

        1. I do like it but its not in the same league as Bistro Pastis or Crocodile. You may like to try those.

          1. I had a good experience at The Smoking Dog last fall - good food, reasonably priced, decent service. I'd go back. I seem to remember having a good steak frites and nice hearty glass of red.