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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. Casual or fine dining.

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        1. re: vegan73

          Les Faux Bourgeois
          Pied-a-Terre
          La Regalade
          Tableau

          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.

          1. re: LotusRapper

            discuss...discuss..

        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: fmed

              Deets on Absinthe please :-)

              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.
                http://www.bistroabsinthe.com

                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.

              2. I've had consistently good meals at Bistro Pastis. Good comfortable bistro food.

                1. La Regalade in west vancouver for sure hands down the best in the city, well worth the drive depending where you live.

                  1. UPDATE: I made reservations at Les Faux Bourgeois and we are greatly looking forward to it :)