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“Wonderful, traditional French cuisine” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Le Crocodile

Le Crocodile
Ranked #5 of 3,680 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: West End
Seattle, Washington
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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“Wonderful, traditional French cuisine”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Having lived in Paris, I was delighted to find a place catering to traditional French tastes. The meats were cooked expertly and the sauces were rich and complemented each dish nicely. Service was incomparable. We stayed three hours for dinner and savored every bite.

Visited February 2014
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Czech first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
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English first
Vancouver, Canada
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96 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“A superb dinner”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2014

We arrived on time for our reservation and were told that the table where we were to be seated was still occupied. We were offered two other options but we chose to wait. The Maitre D' asked if we would like a drink while we waited and promptly took our order and served the same.

We were seated at our table only to find that adjacent to us were five young men who were loud, obnoxious and showed little regard for the diners nearby. They were joined in contributing to the loudness when a table of three couples were seated. Several guests talked exceedingly loudly for a room that was only noisy because of the five young men (I should say only 3 of the 5 shouted back and forth at each other and giggled incessantly.)

Needless to say, the ambience was severely compromised and when the young men left, the atmosphere, even with the older, inconsiderate table remaining, was much improved.

We chose the chef's tasting menu with the foie gras course and a couple of the wines suggested from the pairing menu. Each dish complemented the next as one would hope. The food was very interesting, well presented, and as flavorful as one could hope.

The caribou with the truffle cream sauce was my personal favorite. Although incredibly rich, the taste and texture was wonderful.

The tasting menu is not for the faint of heart and perhaps it would have been less filling had we not added the foie gras. All so very good.

The wait staff were incredibly attentive and never intrusive.

Our plan is that next time we will go on a weeknight in hopes the 'loud talkers' will stay away and the ambience we anticipate will be restored.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Victoria, Canada
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“French Cuisine at its Best!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2014

Le Crocodile was an incredible dining experience for us. The service was top notch, the atmosphere was pleasant and the FOOD is amazing!! I had the lobster tempura with grilled scallops..incredible! Highly recommend this place! It is a tad pricey, but worth every penny!

Visited January 2014
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Vancouver, Canada
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160 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Annual Anniversary Visit!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2014

Le Crocodile is a wonderful, authentic French restaurant. The service is outstanding and welcoming. The food is absolutely delicious. Try anything, it will be great! Special touches are always added. We eat out frequently in Vancouver, and this is our favourite restaurant. It is romantic, and charming. The perfect date night venue.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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West Vancouver, Canada
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160 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Wonderful chef”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2014

We had a few fairly challenging dishes (cooking wise) as in the seemingly simple classic onion soup plus a few others, and they were delicious. The delicate flavour, the subtlety of the various ingredients all are signs of true culinary expertise. I would recommend highly this restaurant.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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