Below is a list of the top and leading French restaurants in Vancouver. To help you find the French restaurants located near you in Vancouver, we put together our list based on this rating points list.
Vancouver’s Best French Restaurants:
The top-rated French restaurants in Vancouver:
- Les Faux Bourgeois – serves dishes like Cassoulet and Onion Soup.
- Le Crocodile – one of the city’s most acclaimed and visited restaurants.
- Absinthe Bistro – a small neighborhood restaurant located in the heart of lively Commercial Drive.
- St. Lawrence Restaurant – classic French cuisine and the gastronomic identity and culture of Les Québécois.
- La Cigale – pairing the familiar classical French tradition with fresh modern styling and molecular techniques.
Les Faux Bourgeois
Les Faux Bourgeois serves dishes like Cassoulet and Onion Soup that is prepared in the classic French way. Dishes that are back to help warm guests’ soul and bolster against the winter chill. In addition to these stalwarts, their special board is always there to suggest something new and excitingly bistro. Their fine “ensemble” cast is working hard to ensure that guests are comfortable and contented. Reservations are recommended but they do accept walk-ins. They also offer take-out for those who wish to dine at home or in the park with their expanded take-out menu that now includes their Cassoulet.
Classic French Dishes
Address: 663 E 15th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5T 2R6
Phone: 604 873 9733
“Hands down the best French cuisine in Vancouver! Every dish was on point. Devoured ever bit of it. Nothing innovative, very traditional and promising. Their portions are very generous for the price. It was our first time here and now this place stands at one of our top favorite restaurants! Our favourite dishes were the pate, tartare and the tenderloin! Wasnt a huge fan of the mushroom risotto. Will definitely be back soon!” – Y Lee
Le Crocodile’s story began in Strasbourg, France where chef and owner Michel Jacob was born. As a young apprentice under Chef Johnny Letzer of Zimmer, Michel and his fellow chefs were often taken to restaurants for a firsthand experience of the local dining scene. In 1984, Chef Michel opened Le Crocodile in Vancouver. Initially located in a small corner on Homer Street and quickly gained attention and had to move to their larger current location. Thirty years later, with some of the original staff, they are grateful to still remain as one of the city’s most acclaimed and visited restaurants.
Traditional French Cooking
Address: 909 Burrard St #100, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2N2
Phone: 604 669 4298
“Better than expected. Food was very delicious and the waiter was very funny, kind and made our experience great. Ordered the rack of lamb with gnocchi — superb. Desserts were also yummy. Elegant French cuisine, will come again! Thank you staff” – Ep Pt
Absinthe Bistro opened its doors in August 2012 as a small neighborhood restaurant located in the heart of lively Commercial Drive in Vancouver. Absinthe blends classic and modern french cuisine with a welcoming atmosphere and friendly service. The Bistro is a casual place for everyone with the main objective to make guests feel at home. Absinthe Bistro is an owned and operated family business based on the idea of bringing fresh and flavourful French food to the city.
Modern French Cuisine
Address: 952 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, BC V5L 3W7
Phone: 604 566 9053
“Love the new location, a lot larger, tables are spaced out nicely… The food was absolutely amazing and the service was impeccable! I highly recommend! We also need to support all the small local businesses… Enjoy!” – Thomas Park
St. Lawrence Restaurant
St. Lawrence offers a marriage of classic French cuisine and the gastronomic identity and culture of Les Québécois. French spirits serve as the backbone of classic and signature cocktails, while the exclusively French wine list offers the perfect complement to Chef Poirier’s rustic, signature haute country cooking and underscores the fact that at St. Lawrence, simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication.
Since opening in 2017, St. Lawrence is proud to have been singled out for numerous accolades, including No. 4 on enRoute magazine’s 2018 list of Canada’s Best New Restaurants. At its heart, St. Lawrence showcases time-honored traditions in an elevated-yet-approachable space where food, drink, and atmosphere combine for a transportive dining experience unlike any other.
Classic French Dishes
Address: 269 Powell St, Vancouver, BC V6A 1G3
Phone: 604 620 3800
“An absolute treat! We had an absolutely wonderful experience. Between the impeccable service from our wait staff (Chris I’m pointing to you buddy) and the delectable entrees/wine, we couldn’t have been happier.” – Connor Lang
La Cigale, located in the heart of Kitsilano, aims to provide an exceptional dining experience. They are renowned for a comfortable atmosphere, bilingual service-focused staff, and delectable French cuisine. Chef Jason Daniel was classically trained in French cuisine at the Culinary Institute of America in New York and brings his passion for cooking and providing an outstanding experience back home to Vancouver. Their menus are driven by local ingredients and cultural influences, pairing the familiar classical French tradition with fresh modern styling and molecular techniques.
Parisian Cafes Inspired
Address: 1961 W 4th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1M7
Phone: 604 732 0004
“It was my first time at La Cigale and had a wonderful time. The food was fresh and delicious. Patrick was great and the service was excellent. Will definitely go back. Thank you.” – Rizwan M