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Le Cafe Francais

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153 Commercial St | 153 COMMERCIAL STREET, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5G5, Canada
+1 250-716-7866
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a most wonderful dinner there last night. This is a father and two sons run affair, and, in true European fashion, don't go if you are in a hurry. Good food, as they say takes time. And this is worth the wait. The two sons take care of serving, and are terrific hosts the entire evening. It is obvious... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We had a perfect evening at the Café Francais. The staff is absolutely nice and the food is simply amazing. Best place to have dinner in Nanaimo!

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1 Thank Natalie L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Let's support authentic family run, culture correct establishments! Simple menu with awesome tastes. Not expensive...not cheap - you get more than you pay for.

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Thank Mark S
Surrey
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This Family run restaurant was friendly and convivial. The host was more than helpful and service was prompt. The quality of the food was 10/10. For a moment I thought I was back in St. Germain des Pre.

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Mill Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gilles the proprietor and his two attentive sons who waited on us have it down. We had fresh salmon and fresh sea bass. So savory and perfectly done. The chocolate mousse was yummy.

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Thank avacado46
Nanaimo, Bc
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The crepes here are to die for! I love the chicken in wine sauce! I have introduced this restaurant to many people. The only change I would like to see is a choice of potatoes rather than just fries.

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Thank mains_dream
Nanaimo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I have dined at Le Cafe Francais a couple of dozen times in the last few years. We have never been disappointed in the quality and flavour of the offerings. Just two things to watch out for. The cream sauces are rich and thick. Order the non-cream alternative if you want to stay away from that style... More 

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Thank Steve B
Lottsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice French food, quite reasonably priced. Excellent service. Family run: dad cooks, sons serve. Overall you'll be hard pressed to find a better dining experience in Nanaimo.

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Thank Dan B
Nanaimo, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food, Great service. I came here with my wife multiple times and let me tell you that I have never been disappointed. Food is always fresh and always good.

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Thank Dan J
edmonton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If your not in a hurry, this place is delicious. Good French cuisine, the chef is an excellent cook, but they just have one cook, one waiter and one server, so if it's busy it takes awhile, so be prepared to take your time, otherwise very well prepared,

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $19
Cuisine
French
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Dining on a budget, Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 153 Commercial St | 153 COMMERCIAL STREET, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5G5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: +1 250-716-7866
Description
French little bistro. Authentique home cooking

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