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Central Bistro

#319 of 2,866 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Downtown
French, International, Bistro, Canadian
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1072 Denman Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 2M8, Canada (Comox)
(604) 689-4527
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8:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 7
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lovely breakfast.

We came here a few times for breakfast while staying locally. The staff are friendly and helpful and the food was always good. The west coast being was a personal favourite! Definitely a better choice than eating in our hotel.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 6, 2015
JGilleese
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Dublin, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
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160 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We came here a few times for breakfast while staying locally. The staff are friendly and helpful and the food was always good. The west coast being was a personal favourite! Definitely a better choice than eating in our hotel.

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New Braunfels, Texas
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We stopped here for breakfast on our way to Stanley Park. Everyone enjoyed their food, the coffee was good, and the service was really great. It made for a perfect start to our first day in Vancouver.

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Nelson, Canada
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Central Bistro has been my go-to restaurant when visiting Vancouver. I always have the shortribs ....tender and delicious.....simmered for hours in a rich sauce and served with the lightest gnocci. Delicious and well worth $26. Well at least it used to be. Sadly, the chef has decided to change the dish which is now served with roast turnip, baby carrots... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

I love the arugula salad, it's one of the best salads I've had. I have always enjoyed the burgers. Tried quite a few things on their menu. Service is friendly. Can get busy. Fun to sit at the bar sometimes too for a glass of wine. Knowledgeable staff when it comes to food and drinks. More than the norm. Sometimes... More 

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Cypress, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Stumbled upon this place after the obligatory sunset watch at English Bay. The food was great - I loved the Salt Spring Island Mussels, and my wife said the crab cake was very tasty! Beer choices were varied, and the people were super-friendly.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

I had been to the Central Bistro for a business breakfast. I enjoyed the fresh food, so when we needed a quick early dinner, I decided to try Central for dinner. We arrived at about 5:30 p.m. Saturday since we had to attend a concert and had to leave at 6:45 p.m. We ordered the Vegetable Fritters as a shared... More 

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Schiedam, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 via mobile

Looking for a 'normal' restaurant around this neighbourhood wasn't easy. The steak was perfect and the salad very tasty. The service good. We are still here so don't know what the damage is when the bill comes, but if you want a good meal you can't go wrong here.

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Cairns, Australia
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57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We had just arrived in Vancouver and were seeking out lunch when we came across this atmospheric and youthful bistro. The service and our meals were excellent and the draught beer icy cold. Beautifully fresh ingredients in our lunch selections and the accompanying soup was delicious. We plan to return for dinner during our stay as we suspect the evening... More 

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Toronto
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Have been here several times over the years, and frankly have never had a disappointing visit. From brunch to lunch to dinner - each time service has been friendly, and dishes tasty. Steak perfectly cooked and nicely seasoned. Mussels very good - though sometimes can be slightly on the overlooked side. Some excellent souls as well. Only thing I cannot... More 

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Puslinch
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015 via mobile

We visited Central Bistro for the second time after loving our meal nearly a year ago. The food and service was consistent and we really enjoyed everything. The salmon scramble was fantastic.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1072 Denman Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 2M8, Canada
    (Comox)
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: (604) 689-4527

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: French, International, Bistro, Canadian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?