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Feb 13, 2013 10:28 AM

Best French food in Vancouver

Meeting friends in Vancouver for a French dinner. Anwhere is fine as we have a car and don't mind driving. I've heard good things about The District Social and L'Abbatoir, anything else?

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  1. A couple options I like ...
    - La Regalade
    - Pied a Terre
    Both are quite good.

    1. You looking for casual or fine dining?
      Le Crocodile is excellent on the fine dining side.

        1. re: vegan73

          Les Faux Bourgeois
          La Regalade

          Are my preferences.

          Le Crocodile and Bacchus are there too if you want to spend a bit more.

          I don't like Cafe Salade de Fruits anymore. Won't discuss details.

        2. Neither the District nor L'abbatoir strike me as particularly French, though the latter is so influenced I guess.

          I like Pied a terre, though it can be a bit cramped if full. Les Faux Bourgeois should be on your radar too, though alas I still haven't made it in (always too late for resos).

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          1. re: grayelf

            Yes - LFB, Le Croc, and I am quite liking Absinthe on Commercial Drive.

              1. re: grayelf

                It's a small family run joint where Theresa's used to be. Have been a couple of times now. Small, focused menu. Pork cheeks and duck confit are both good.

                1. re: fmed

                  Woot, another decent place on the Drive. Thanks for the intel.

                  ETA just noticed they're planning a brunch service soon -- French brunch sounds intriguing.

                  1. re: grayelf

                    No one mentioned Chez Meme Baguette Bistro in Burnaby ......

          2. my top picks are:

            - les faux bourgeois
            - cafe regalade (for brunch)
            - la brassarie (franco-german)

            i was underwhelmed with pied a terre.

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            1. re: figgycrave

              Thanks! I just called and got reservations at Les Faux Bourgeois and I can't wait!

              1. re: figgycrave

                Does anyone know if La Brasserie sold? It was listed back in Nov 2012.

                1. re: grayelf

                  Not as far as one can tell -- the original staff all appear to be there (based upon two visits over the last ten days). I asked at Christmas what was going on and the reaction was that the listing was a flyer to test the market. Makes sense, given that they seem to be doing a very good business.

                  And, for what its worth, the food on my two visits was as good as ever. Great oysters (at two bucks a piece, a real bargain); wiener schnitzel (the Tuesday night special); a great, moist roast chicken; and on both occasions, superb pomme puree.

                  1. re: Peter Rodgers

                    Good to know they are staying put. I've enjoyed brunch there the most but haven't been in for a while.