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Central Bistro

#200 of 2,775 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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Today
8:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 6
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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
Consistently Good

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
Travel7YYZ
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Toronto
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108 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Cairns, Australia
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

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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134 reviews 134 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

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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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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Toronto, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Friendly, casual dining place. Walked in on a Saturday evening with no reservations...no problem. Great menu with something for everyone. The house salad was amazing, tuna was cooked perfectly, the braised ribs were delicious and the wine list, though short, was good. The front of house can be a bit boisterous. Seating towards the back is a bit more intimate.

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Victoria, Canada
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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
8 helpful votes 8 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 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
11 helpful votes 11 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
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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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?