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“Best anywhere!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Le Crocodile

Le Crocodile
100-909 Burrard Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2N2, Canada
604-669-4298
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Ranked #15 of 2,810 restaurants in Vancouver
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Victoria, Canada
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91 reviews 91 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Best anywhere!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2012

Part of the reason I love this restaurant is because I really like Alsatian food especially Fois Gras. But THIS restaurant has taken traditional French food and made it unique to Vancouver with lots of seafood and a fresher approach. The restaurant has been operating for more than 35 years and is still busy, a testament to its good food! I recently took a group of international colleagues there, all folks who travel and eat around the world then they Loved it. One comment was " a party in my mouth". Then they made plans to go back with their spouses.

Everyone was very happy with the food and the service and it is less expensive than many restaurants which do not have such wonderful food.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Wonderful and Elegant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2012 via mobile

Wonderful meal in an elegant setting! The Amuse Bouche and peach sorbet were a nice touch!

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Monmouth
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73 reviews 73 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“A wonderful French dining experience in the heart of Vancouver”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012

Wow! We have have some great meals on this Canadian trip but this lunch time visit was something else. True French cuisine cooked to perfection. Those heavy, rich, smooth cream sauces that only the French do well and which our health advisors are so critical of but, hey, once in a while is OK, surely? The amuse-gueule was an interesting foie-gras "creme brulee", which was very tasty. Halibut was just in season and was wonderful in the above-mentioned cream sauce topped with two huge, fat, tempura fried prawns. My wife's sea bass was just as good. Our starters of white asparagus with scallops.... mmmmmmm. As for the rest of the family, I was too absorbed to notice in detail what they ate but sounds of contentment came from all sections of the table. The server was extremely attentive and her knowledge of each dish was extraordinary and could only have come from trying them all - lucky or what? They were accommodating too in that the chef proposed a different sauce for one venison dish to avoid an allergy problem - not all kitchens are prepared to do this kind of thing. Truly a wonderful experience of high-end cooking.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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123 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
“Great Evening”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012

We have visited Le Crocodile for the last 3 years when we visit Vancouver. Very professionally run great atmosphere good quality food excellent service. A fine dining delight in the heart of Vancouver, can't wait until next year.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Vancouver, Canada
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10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Because of the food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2012

It's all about the food. We visited Le Crocodile last evening for a birthday celebration and couldn't have been happier. We decided to start with one of their champagne cocktails, as this was a special evening. The meal kicked off with a complementary amuse bouche of asparagus and mushroom tartlets. My starter of duck foie gras terrine with sauternes jelly melted in the mouth. My husband's asparagus salad came with luscious shavings of Parmesan cheese. I chose another starter as a main - the lobster tempura and seared scallop salad with lemony frisee. The seared beef my husband chose came in such a giant portion that we took half of it home for later. We chose two of their special deserts - a warm apple tart tatin and a Grand Marnier souffle that was so good i wanted to lick the serving dish to get the last bits. The cute chocolate crocodiles were a lovely finishing touch. Service was excellent and the hostess had my coat waiting at the door. The only objection is that the room is large and it was quite noisy when we arrived, particularly as there were several large groups seated near us. The room quieted later in the evening. I have been here before and the food and service are always excellent.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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