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Salade de Fruits Cafe

1551 West 7th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6J1S1
Tel: (604) 714-5987
Fax: (604) 714-5938
Neighbourhood: West Side

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Fine dinning experience without the fine dinning price
By Bellybean of Burnaby (14 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, April 3, 2007 - 11:07pm [Dine in]

Went there the second time. We had the 3 course special, mussels, rack of lamb and foie gras. The dinner special served a baked goat cheese salad, white fish and the blue berry pie. They all tasted fabulous. I'm not a goat cheese fan, but it tasted just right. It was a perfect salad to start our dinner. The white fish was juicy and tender with mashed potatoes and nice roasted veggies as condiments. The rack of lamb and the mussels were just as tasty as we had before. The surprised of the the night was the foie gras. It was baked nicely golden outside and the inside was actually semi-melted. It was the best I have ever tasted. We had the blueberry pie and baked alaska as dessert. They were awesome and definitely a fine dinning experience without the fine dinning price.

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Delicious Food, Great Value, Excellent Service.
By YummydansleTummy of Vancouver (7 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, April 2, 2010 - 4:27pm [Dine in]

After having several friends recommend this little place, I went there with a group of friends for my birthday. As others mentioned, it's a tiny place tucked away in a community centre, with tables inside the little cafe and tables outside kind of in the hallway. We sat inside and reservations are recommended. Also note, it's cash only!

Everyone loved their food and the prices are great for French food and for what you get. For appies, I had the escargot, mostly because I love the garlic butter sauce! They were tender and the main waiter happily brought me more bread, without me asking, so I could sop up all the delicious butter. Someone else ordered the warm goat cheese salad, which was enormous for a starter and came with lots of little pieces of toast topped with goat cheese. I think someone else had a soup, which they enjoyed.
For mains, there are a lot of items not on the online menu, which are written up on a chalkboard. A lot of us had fish with some lovely buttery sauce (there were a few types of fish and options for sauces). So mouthwateringly good. It came with mashed potatoes and a nice assortment of steamed veggies. Others had the duck (they gave her an extra leg!) and the steak and frites (huge and the fries were yummy). I've also heard the mussels and rabbit are good.
Unfortunately we didn't have room for dessert.

I really enjoyed the cozy atmosphere and the waiter was so friendly and fun and his French accent made me want to speak French to him! They were really great with our relatively large group of 8 and didn't make us feel bad for chatting and taking our time deciding what to eat. Also answered all our questions about the different menu items.

I had a fabulous time all around and would recommend Salade de Fruits to anyone!

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Great Food and Service
By kevlar of Vancouver, BC (2 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, October 8, 2009 - 12:05pm [Dine in]

I heard of the restaurant from a friend of mine as I was looking for a place that serves good foie gras (my wife loves it).

When I got there the place itself was welcoming. It looked cozy but out of place in a community center (it actually sound worse than what it really is). The server Anthony was very nice and immediately made us feel at home. He even brought out a huge stuffed animal for my daughter.

My wife had foie gras and the duck medallion (it was awesome), my 8-year-old daugther had the NY steak, my 4-year-old daughter had the ham and cheese crepe (this was actually suggested by Anthony and it was not on the menu) and I had the lamb (everything was great). We then had dessert (I forget whcih ones as my wife ordered them... it was awesome as well)

I truly enjoyed the whole experience. I have suggested it to friends and family who have thanked us for suggesting it to them. We have gone back just one more time since then but will go back there very soon.

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great first experience
By sambel_belibis of Vancouver (6 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, June 20, 2009 - 3:39pm [Dine in]

cute little place... we were lucky to be seated inside the restaurant, thus could enjoy the unique decor. portions were abundant and food was really yummy - homemade style, not the fancy upscale typical french food type. and surprisingly not too heavy. service was fun, dynamic and had character. desserts were delicious. all in all, a very lovely experience. worth going back and definitely will recommend!

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French food that won't burn a hole in your pocket!
By hungryhippo of Vancouver (9 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, May 16, 2009 - 1:55pm [Dine in]

I used to think French food comes in tiny portions while it burns a hole in your pocket. Not this place! I've been here 3 times. One for dinner, another for brunch and the most recent for dessert. Their portions are generous and fairly priced. I had my first taste of "Lapin confit" (rabbit) and it was excellent! I aslo had a tourtiere for brunch and it was also good. It's nice to have a different option other than your usual eggs and pancakes for brunch. Desserts never failed to impress. I'm not sure what my favorite is ..since it was all so good! We did order the assortment of desserts and that's a good option if you can't decide which one you really want. I'm glad my friend introduced me to this little place. Will definitely keep coming back!

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must have everyweek
By jmc of vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Saturday, April 12, 2008 - 10:54pm [Dine in]

i have been here 1-2 time a week for over a year.my boyfriend and i love their food very much. very fresh , very simply , very testy and price very resonable. everyweek have different menu, is not like some french food.( heavy) .is lite without full full sleep feeling. This is a very friendly , easy going place . don't expect french restaurant must have fancy decor or pay high price. this is a truly french bistro like if u in paris . anyone welcome but u must make reservation. if u think of something u like but is not on the menu, ask the chef, he will make it for u . they are so funny and friendly . after the dinner visit. i forgot my stress of the week. and can't wait to come back next week.

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Great find
By bulldoglady1 of kitsilano (5 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, March 9, 2006 - 2:00pm [Dine in]

My husband and I went here with my son ( a chef) and his girlfriend. The service was very friendly and the waiter was more than willing to help with the menu that was written only in french. I had the set menu- a tomato tart to start, sea bass, and mango cheesecake for desert- all for $21.99- the food was excellent. The others had rack of lamb, steak, and duck. Everyone thought their food was great. We all want to go back, and we will. The only drawback is that they only take cash, so go to the cash machine first

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Heavenly Creme Brulee
By ma99ie of vancouver (7 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, March 2, 2008 - 2:21am [Dine in]

Beyond satisfying food! Excellent service. Super friendly and professional staff. Superb service (very rare these days). I love their lamb and mussel. And their ganache, purely delicious! To me, their superstar dessert is the Creme Brulee... heavenly!

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