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Central Bistro

#226 of 2,935 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Downtown
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
Good for:
Casual Dining

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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  • 46
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  • 42
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 5
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  • 5
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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
Most recent review
Neighbourhood classy bar with jazz

Stumbled across Centrl Bistro on a Sunday night for a business trip. Wow - live instrumental jazz, fab mussels and frites, warm friendly atmosphere and reasonable prices in one package! Great people watching - everyone coming and going at the bar were obviously regulars.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
Cynthia C
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Victoria, Canada
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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104 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Victoria, Canada
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Stumbled across Centrl Bistro on a Sunday night for a business trip. Wow - live instrumental jazz, fab mussels and frites, warm friendly atmosphere and reasonable prices in one package! Great people watching - everyone coming and going at the bar were obviously regulars.

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Vancouver, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I have been to the Central Bistro a few times. If possible I like to have more than one experience at a hotel or restaurant before writing a review, we all can have a bad day or a very good day which may not be indicative of the overall quality The bistro is small but cozy, it is not posh... More 

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Stanwood, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We were in Vancouver for the weekend and went here on the advise of a guy we met in the hotel bar. LOL. The advise it turned out was right on. A small place with limited seating. As this was a holiday weekend we were fortunate to get in. I had the tuna and my wife had the steak. Both... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I booked a party of 10 here for a Friday night. About 3-4 hours before the reservation the restaurant called me and told me that there would be a birthday party there that night and that it would be loud. I thought "OK, birthday parties and a loud setting are not unusual for a restaurant - its not like that... More 

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Whitehorse, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I walked to Central Bistro because they have gluten-free options. When I arrived no one greeted me and I was told to sit where I want. Upon being seated I noticed the awesome vibe. I sat near the fireplace and listened to some nice jazz. Things went downhill from there. After watching a server greet, seat and server other customers,... More 

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Victoria Capital Regional District, Canada
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50 reviews 50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Have eaten dinner here several times over the past year. Service has always been good, food has been good to excellent. Great west end Vancouver Ambience. Great to sit outside on a summers eve eat a nice meal and watch the action on Davie

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

I went for brunch, couldn't decide what to get because the menu looked so good. So I ended up getting brunch, then got lunch too, both dishes were great. Service was also good and we had a great brunch/lunch experience, will have to go again to try more of the menu

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Vernon, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Awesome food / service and great Caesars !!!!!! The place was top notch we hit it twice in 2 days .The manager was awesome he knew we were coming back following day and it was my gfs bday and he gave us a 30 percent off coupon :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

What a great place to eat!!! The service is phenomenal - Stu, Lindsay, and Jerick you guys were awesome. It was a Bday weekend for me, and I must say well worth going back for the 2nd day in a row. Sunday caesars are awesome there especially the bacon ones!!! Amazing food and great prices. Thanks again for he wonderful... More 

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North Vancouver, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Great spot in the west end. Lots of energy. Lots of young and mature. Our waitress was excellent. Tentative , communicative and helpful. Lots at our table had the short ribs and raved. I had the chicken-fabulous. The Brussel sprouts were the best ever- deep fried - but still awesome. Do not pass up the carpachio.

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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: 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

Questions & Answers

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