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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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Trafalgars Bistro: Lamb Stew and Sweet Obsession

Located right next to their sister restaurant, Sweet Obsession, you know that walking into Trafalgars Bistro means you have to save some room for dessert.
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Brodeur’s Bistro – Southern Comfort Foods

As a 70’s child that grew up in the 80’s in Vancouver, I have lasting memories of the 1982 Stanley Cup run with “King” Richard Brodeur between the pipes (I even have his autograph tucked away somewhere). We came across Brodeur’s Bistro in Abbotsford back in July and you can forgive my expectation that this establishment was somehow connected to Richard Brodeur. In fact, there is no connection at all (they came up with the name as an easily recognizable French surname).
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La Petite Cuillere – Afternoon Tea

It’s been too long since we’ve had Afternoon Tea. I’m not sure what I enjoy more… trying the different types of teas or the selection of tiny pastries and sandwiches. La Petite Cuillere is the location of our latest foray and is located on Kingsway, near French Made Baking (I wonder if they get their macarons from FMB?)
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Ladurée – Famous Pâtisserie Opens in Vancouver

When Ladurée opened a shop on Robson Street in Downtown Vancouver earlier this year, the buzz was deafening. Sure, Vancouver already had its share of quality macaron establishments, but this was Ladurée! The same Ladurée that has such a rich and storied past in Paris! 
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Linh Café – Brunch

Linh Café is a cute little French/Vietnamese bistro in Kits that occupies the former Café Régalade location. In fact, the current owner, Tai Nguyen, previously worked at both La Régalade (in West Van) and Café Régalade previously – two restaurants that I’ve always been fond of. It shouldn’t be a surprise that Tai also worked at Mistral French Bistro since that was one of our fav French bistros before it closed down.
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Tour de Feast – Brunch

Tour de Feast is a tiny little French restaurant on the North Shore. Now that I think about it… most French restaurants that I know are tiny.
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Chez Meme Baguette Bistro – French Toast Brioche and Baguette Willy

Chez Meme Baguette Bistro is a popular eatery in North Burnaby. True to their name, many of their dishes are accompanied by the tastiest baguettes in the city.
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Tableau Bar Bistro – Buttermilk Fried Cornish Game Hen

Tableau Bar Bistro is located on Melville Street in the boutique Loden Hotel. I was looking for a place to go to for our anniversary and felt that nothing impresses more than a French bistro.
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L’Abattoir – The Slaughterhouse

For some people, going to a restaurant named “The Slaughterhouse” located steps away from Blood Alley, might give you pause for thought. However, the names around historic Gastown are mainly meant to pay homage to the location’s storied past. L’Abattoir is situated near the centre of Gastown and the famous John “Gassy Jack” Deighton statue. It’s also located in the same building as Vancouver’s first jail and near the original meat packing district, hence the name.
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Bacchus Restaurant & Lounge

It’s appropriate that they chose the name Bacchus Restaurant & Lounge. Bacchus, the Greek god of wine and revelry, epitomizes opulence and indulgence. When you enter the lounge, you can see the rich wood tones and the upholstered furniture. Read the rest of this entry