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Central Bistro

1072 Denman Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 2M8, Canada (Downtown)
(604) 689-4527
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Ranked #202 of 2,810 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $30
Mon - Fri 10:30 am - 5:00 pm
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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English first
Vancouver, Canada
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This is a great little neighborhood restaurant that has a great selection of tasty dishes. Recently my husband and i ordered elk carpacchio for our appetizer and the sausage was spiced perfectly. Be both ordered the cioppiono for our main course and loved it. Many varieties of seafood including perfectly cooked mussels made this dish a real treat. The tomato... More

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Mexico City, Mexico
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255 reviews 255 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Ambitious menu. Had the baked eggs. A soggy double stack toast swimming in baked beans. Hardly ate it. My wife had the mushrooms scramble - overcooked.

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Antwerp, Belgium
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Just walking around and found the central bistro. Martini's are great and the steak is fantastic! Nice Malbec wine! Friendly staff lovely atmosphere! Love this place

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Van BC
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115 reviews 115 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

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
61 helpful votes 61 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
15 helpful votes 15 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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