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Absinthe Bistro

1260 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, British Columbia V5L 3X4, Canada
+1 604-566-9053
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“gazpacho” (19 reviews)
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CUISINES
French, European, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1260 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, British Columbia V5L 3X4, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This drive bistro serves a seasonal menu with prix fixe options. The food is remarkably well prepared & presented. The best part is that the portions are not so small as to elicit the potential cringe that a hungry male may make when weighing the...More

1  Thank drumz
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for my wife's birthday. She had the ceviche appetizer and sable fish as a main, which she said was great. I had the beef which was also good. We ate on the small patio - which offers a 'colourful' view of the locals....More

Thank Jammer05
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walking home from Absinthe, my wife said "The last time I had a meal that good was the last time we were at Absinthe". Their summer menu is excellent. The "Beet Gazpacho" was a fresh and tasty surprise. he recently added Bouillabaisse has a beautiful...More

2  Thank Bob S
Reviewed June 5, 2017

Had meal here with two good friends and was delightfully surprised at the quality of the food. Limited set menu but something there for any taste. I had the lamb loin which was wonderful and my pals had the Sablefish which they both enjoyed. Limited...More

1  Thank VancouverHipster
Reviewed June 1, 2017 via mobile

We called ahead to be sure there would be a table for us- and I'm glad we did! We got a spot out on the patio on a beautiful day. Both waitresses were attentive and friendly. Music was interesting at times but not imposing. The...More

1  Thank Alexandra W
Reviewed May 27, 2017

My husband and I went here for dinner. The restaurant is kind of small, so the tables are somewhat close together, and it was more noisy than I had hoped. However the food was outstanding! The flavors were well thought out. You savor every bite...More

1  Thank helene282
Reviewed May 16, 2017

We have taken friends to Absinthe Bistro a number of times in the last year. We keep coming back because the quality is so high. The menu is small - you choose from three appetizers, three main courses and three desserts. The menu changes regularly,...More

1  Thank old-jogger
Reviewed May 15, 2017 via mobile

From the beautiful presentation of perfectly cooked food, and well mixed drinks. To the warm and attentive service. This place is a hidden gem! You wont be dissapointed

1  Thank David J
Reviewed May 13, 2017

After dining there for the fourth time I finally have to write a review about this amazing place. The food there is a dream, I never got disappointed no matter what I went for on the menu. The menu includes 3 starters, 3 mains and...More

1  Thank lockerfluffig
Reviewed May 9, 2017 via mobile

Honestly the Best restaurant so far that i tried in Vancouver! Amazing staff, Amazing food!!! What else!?

1  Thank Gaeliño M
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Commercial Drive
Commercial Drive, also called "The Drive," comprises
of twelve sauntering blocks of modest and unfussy
counter-culture. Straddling the line between
sophisticated and unadorned, it is favoured by
students, artists, writers, designers, and start-ups,
and suffused throughout with a healthy off-beat
counter-culture. The kind of neighbourhood which
well-springs thought-revolutions and has the odd bit
...More
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JandVVancouver_BC
July 22, 2016|
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Response from Sandy C | Reviewed this property |
We also enjoyed our dinner there. I am not vegan or vegetarian, but am lactose intolerant, so I always check out a menu before going to a place. Once there I alert the server of my issue to make sure whatever I choose will... More
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Sharon M
April 9, 2016|
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Response from Shawniebear | Reviewed this property |
You can take sky train to commercial drive then a bus...or walk from sky train.
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idemandthebest
August 7, 2015|
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Response from old-jogger | Reviewed this property |
I would advise staying downtown Vancouver and taking a taxi or public transport (Skytrain) to Commercial Drive.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$26 - $41
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1260 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, British Columbia V5L 3X4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Commercial Drive
  • Neighborhood: Commercial Drive
  • Phone Number: +1 604-566-9053
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Description
Absinthe Bistro offers modern and classic french cooking on Commercial Drive
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