This must be in the top 5 restaurants in Vancouver! If you haven't tried it, get there a.s.a.p.!
My party and I arrived to a bustling, almost full, quaint little scene - very authentic french bistro, understated and sexy. We were seated in a very comfortable booth and given quick, informative, and personable service! While our waiter was great - not outstanding - in terms of service, his good looks are definitely worth a special mention.
Aside from the fantastic atmosphere - relaxed, yet chic - the food is what really shines at this restaurant! We ordered 4 appetizers and 4 mains. To start, the pate de campagne, escargots de bourgogne, cheese plate, and tarte alsacienne. The pate was phenomenal as were the cheeses and the tarte. I would highly recommend all three. The pate was very generous and full of flavour. The tarte, caramelized onion and goat cheese on puff pastry, was divine! The escargots were a little flavourless, although well cooked and delicious nonetheless, but I wouldn't order them again.
As for mains, two of us had the filet de boeuf, one with red wine shallot jus and the other with peppercorn sauce. They were both absolutely amazing - sauces to die for! I prefer the jus, but both were excellent. The steaks were tender, melt in your mouth, so savoury and delicious. Another ordered the chicken which was marinated in a tasty lemon herb sauce - also excellent! The only dish that didn't surpass expectations was the lamb with ratatouille. Something about lamb demands a rich side dish and the ratatouille was anything but. A little unsatisfying if you're looking to really indulge in rich french food.
I highly recommend this place - bring a date, a friend, or your whole family!