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Le Bistro de Paris

751 Denman St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6G2L6, Canada (Downtown)
(604) 687-1418
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Ranked #590 of 2,804 restaurants in Vancouver
Price range: $30 - $30
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Robson
Transit: Robson at Denman and Georgia at Denman
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40 reviews from our community

72% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

For years this Bistro delighted Vancouverites with its steak and frites and other typical bistro dishes - under the name "Cafe de Paris." The restaurant has undergone a change of management, with a bit of a design upgrade and a somewhat more updated menu, but the heart of the place is still in place.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Ate here twice. Lunch one day and brunch the next day. All dishes were tasty and fresh . Chicken sandwich was very good and the omelette was cooked perfectly. Friends raved about the tomato soup. Friendly helpful staff .

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Kent, England
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99 reviews 99 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

The surrounding restaurants were all very busy but Le Bistro was half empty, which did not bode well but the menu looked interesting and we were too tired to wait for a table elsewhere so ended up here. The food was excellent, the waitress charming and there was 30% off wine that night, what's not to love?

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Vancouver, British Columbia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

We often head to this little Westend gem for weekday lunches. The food is always a hit, complete with the standards that one expects like Croque Monsieur, French Onion Soup, Beef Tartar, Escargots, and Steak Frites done to perfection. The service is friendly, fast, and knows their food. John Blakely, also the owner of Bistro Pastis, has transformed this restaurant... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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54 reviews 54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

le Parisien, the new name of this restaurant is excellent. We enjoyed dinner on Friday night. Husband ate off the dine out menu with crispy calamari, steak frites, apple crepe. I had the onion soup and the beef Bourgignon. All dishes were outstanding. Service impeccable. Absolutely loved it and will be back soon

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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

Our special dinner at Le Parisien was wonderful. Under new management, the restaurant looks a bit more formal inside and the menu reflects this by having more traditional French dishes. We started off with appetizers of duck terrine and escargot. Both were tasty and flavourful with a generous slab of terrine. For mains we had the cassoulet for two and... More

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West Vancouver, Canada
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91 reviews 91 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

We have been eating at this Bistro since the 70's under various owners and names (Cafe de Paris and, latterly, Bistro de Paris). Over the years, some visits were great, some mediocre and some unacceptable. Glad to say this new incarnation is a hit. Nice, clean update of the decor, a pared down and inventive menu, super talented kitchen and... More

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Chilliwack, Canada
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191 reviews 191 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012

Decided to dine at this restaurant with family and the whole night turned out to be a great time. Had a great time with our family as well the food we experienced was just amazing. The special that night was Boneless Beef Shortrib with roquefort cheese crust...OMG, amazing. Two of us had this and thoroughly enjoyed the meal. Someone also... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2012

Hadn't been to this restaurant since the late1970's when we would come into town from West Van with a French friend for the heavier Bistro fare. Now downtown empty nesters surrounded by new restaurants, we noticed it listed in Dine Out Vancouver, and went. The dine out menu didn't appeal, so I ordered the Salade Nicoise, and my husband the... More

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vancouver bc canada
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77 reviews 77 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2012

This used to be a place where we could find the taste of Paris we longed for. The frites (French fries) were - and still are - delicious. But something is different. I don't miss the haughty French (and French Canadian) waiters, and the ubiquitous Edith Piaff music is still there (why oh why must we be punished with endless... More

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