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Central Bistro

1072 Denman Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 2M8, Canada (Downtown)
(604) 689-4527
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Ranked #145 of 2,804 restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $30
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Cuisines: International, Canadian, Bistro
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Comox
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80 reviews from our community

84% Recommend
Rating summary
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English first
Van BC
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113 reviews 113 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

This was our go to place for Sangria (other than Lolitta's on Davie) in the West End. Although on last visit I think they forgot the cointreau in the Sangria. We also had the White Bean & Wild Boar Spread served with slices of grilled baguette. Very tasty. Also on previous visit had the Charcuterie Plate (meat & cheese selection)... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

On a recent stopover in Vancouver we found this place just up the road from our hotel. The food was really good (I had the BC Smoked scramble) and good value for money at $13.

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Melbourne Australia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

The place looks inviting and we were keen to give it a go, so breakfast this morning was enjoyed outside on a cooler Vancouver summer morning enjoying attentive and fun service. My eggs "benny" with spicy chirozo scrumptious a bit of a shame the muffins were soggy hard to get the perfect balance I'm sure, the baked eggs were sensational... More

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Yuma, AZ
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96 reviews 96 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

It was a small restaurant but had good food and service. The jazz band was very good too. She sang in Spanish and English and was very demonstrative.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I had a wonderful dinner at Central Bistro.It is a comfortable neighbourhood restaurant with an outdoor patio.The wait staff were very pleasant and efficient.My husband had the sirloin steak which was perfectly done and very tasty.In fact he said it was one of the best steaks he's had.I had the mussels in white wine and tomatoes which... More

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Chandler, AZ
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164 reviews 164 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This restaurant has a cozy atmosphere, mostly locals and has great service and very good food. I viewed this restaurant with Trip Advisor and liked the reviews. My wife and I were very pleased with our dining experience. We had a drink special - a Scotch Flight of premium Scotch's. My wife really enjoyed the Scotch. I had a very... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The exterior of the Central Bistro might not suggest the quality of one's dining experience. The reality is that this restaurant is the real deal. If you desire a quality meal with quality ingredients, you might want to consider this one. My wife and I ate here for lunch yesterday and had a Grilled Vegetable sandwich and Veggieburger with side... More

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Albany New York
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

After renting bikes to go around the sea wall, we ended up at Central Bistro for a late breakfast. Simple, fresh good food. Eggs like they used to taste. A perfect end to a great tourist morning in the West End.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

If your travels in Vancouver take you into the West End, which they should, make time for a meal at Central Bistro. We are breakfast fanatics and this really fits the bill: scrambles, benedicts, omelets, toast, potatoes, vegetarian options. We've been three times and will continue to patronize this funky place. The play list is terrific (although the music is... More

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We visited Central Bistro for an early breakfast on a Saturday morning in June. This is an absolutely wonderful restaurant. It is menu and facilities are quaint, but our meal was phenomenal and everyone else's dishes looked incredible too. We each had a scramble. Mine was the smoked salmon and cream cheese, with toast and potatoes. I didn't really know... More

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