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Chez Michel: French Bistro in West Van

NOTE: I’ve was originally holding back on posting restaurant reviews due to the whole social distancing/pandemic going on but I figure that a lot of these restaurants are probably hurting due to the decrease in business so maybe it’s a good idea to go ahead and finish off my backlog of blog posts. If these restaurants are still open and offering take-out, make sure to try them out. #supportlocalbusiness

Over the years, I’ve come to really appreciate good French restaurants more and more. So when we found ourselves on the North Shore in early November, we decided to pop into Chez Michel. Located on the 2nd floor, this cozy eatery didn’t disappoint.
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Burgoo (Kits): Comfort Food

This isn’t my first time dining at Burgoo. I mean, a place dedicated to comfort food? Why am I not here more often?
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Café Ile St. Louis – Paris Hotel (Las Vegas): Outdoor Parisian Café Inside a Casino

Cafe Ile St. Louis is one of the dining establishments located inside the Paris Hotel in Vegas. It’s designed to look like a Parisian café complete with an “outdoor patio” with faux buildings. While the sounds from the surrounding casino area takes a bit away from the experience, it’s actually not that difficult to imagine that you’re actually dining in a Paris café.
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Grub on Main: Amazing Grub

Grub is a small eatery on Main Street that’s been open since 2007. It’s funny because I’ve often driven or walked past this area of Main Street and have never even noticed this restaurant. Run by Chef/Owner Ling, there’s a surprising well-rounded selection of options on the menu with 95% of their produce supplied by their farm in Langley.
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The French Table: Coq Au Vin

The French Table is a classic French bistro that’s located on Main Street in Vancouver. Prior to opening The French Table, owner Herve Martin had run the long-standing Hermitage on Robson Street for 24 years.
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Bistro Pastis: Duck Confit

Back in 2013, we first visited Bistro Pastis during their Dine Out Vancouver event and I’ve been meaning to come back for a revisit ever since.
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La Cigale French Bistro

When dining at La Cigale French Bistro in Kits, it’s hard not to draw comparisons to the former tenants of this spot, Bistrot Bistro.  We really enjoyed our past meals at Bistrot Bistro so we were sad to see them leave.  We knew that a new French bistro had opened up and decided to come for dinner in July. Read the rest of this entry

Café Régalade – Kits French Bistro

We’ve always been fans of La Régalade located in West Van.  Their French Onion Soup is to die for… not to mention their Beef Bourguignon and Grilled Prime Rib.  The main problem is that West Van is a bit far for us to travel.  Read the rest of this entry

Chez Meme Baguette Bistro

Chez Meme has been on my list of places to try for quite a while but I haven’t found myself in the North Burnaby area for ages.  As it turns out, we happened to be in the neighbourhood looking for some eats and wound up parking right in front of Chez Meme.

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La Régalade – French Onion Soup

We’ve been to La Régalade before and enjoyed our visit (see our previous post) but we don’t always find ourselves out in West Van too often.  Fortunately, they open for brunch (Fri, Sat, Sun @ 11:30am) so we dropped by on the weekend last November.  It was empty when we first arrived but got busier as noon approached. Read the rest of this entry