Submitted Monday, March 30, 2009 - 9:11pm [Dine in]
My wife and I decided to try Les Faux Bourgeois for our anniversary after hearing good things about it.
We shared the escargot appetizer and a Salade de Chevre Chaud. The escargot were so-so (a bit gritty and not as tasty as others we've had). The salad was a 5 out of 5, though. Absolutely delicious!
For the main course, we had the salmon special was and the Steak Frites. The salmon was very tasty.Not the best we've had but much better than average. The steak was tasty but a bit tough. The french fries that came with it were some of the best I've ever had.
We both finished with their Creme Brulee. Outstanding! The wine was excellent and the coffee, served in a press, was the same. Overall, the food was a high 4 out of 5.
The service was pleasant and fairly punctual, but nothing out of the ordinary.
The place was packed and quite noisy. We tend to prefer a quieter ambiance, especially for our anniversary, but the lively atmosphere was interesting and didn't detract.
Overall, we enjoyed the experience and will probably try it again.
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Submitted Monday, March 16, 2009 - 8:53pm [Dine in]
My wife and I read the reviews on dinehere.ca a few days ago and decided to try it for breakfast this morning. They have a good selection of muffins, bagles, wraps, etc in the display cases. They have good self-serve coffee in pump carafes. My wife had the 2 egg breakfast with bacon and "squirly" toast (multi-grain) and I had the French toast with seasonal fruit (fresh strawberry, previously frozen but firm and fresh-tasting blueberry, raspberry and blackberry). She enjoyed hers and I can say the French toast, dusted with icing sugar, was so delicious I didn't need syrup. The cafe is pleasant and very clean and the staff is friendly. It has fewer than 10 tables and it sounds like it gets very busy for lunch but for breakfast at 9:30 it was perfect. We'll be back.
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Submitted Tuesday, July 29, 2008 - 3:48pm [Dine in]
My wife and I ate here as a convenient spot before going to the Granville Island Theatre. We expected something below average but were pleasantly surprised. I had a chicken burger and Caesar salad, and my wife had a pizza. Both were very fresh and tasty. The service was competent and prompt. The price was typical for this sort of fare and venue. We found a nice table tucked in a corner of the patio overlooking the water taxi dock on False Creek. It was a very pleasant atmosphere, not crowded and noisy, but with lots of activity to watch. On a nice evening, I can highly recommend the patio. (I've been inside on a Saturday night. It was too crowded and noisy for my liking, but I know some people like that ambiance.)
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