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jmmartialvancouverSince January 3, 20072 Reviews
Average Rating
3 (2.8)
  • Food3.5 (3.5)
  • Service3 (3)
  • Value2 (2)
  • Ambiance2.5 (2.5)


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French Table Bistro, The3916 Main Street, Vancouver
Bistro food but downtown prices for the quantity
Submitted Thursday, December 22, 2011 - 2:07pm [Dine in]

Rather disappointing...
I believe that the owner is leveraging his clientele from L’Hermitage.
The food is OK for Bistro food…but the portions are minimum and the price is too high for Main street (and I also understand that Julia Child makes a better Coq-au-vin!)
The good thing for me is that I was on a diet (yes I know…going to a French Bistro on a diet…) so my choice was appropriate…I had a Bouillabaisse (normally a hearty fish soup from the south of France – Provence) with 5 mussels, few clams and maybe 3 cubic centimeters of fish in a light broth…oh, .and I forget a thin slice of toasted bread…and all of these for $24.00…maybe 250 calories in all…
My companions mostly enjoyed the taste of the food, but this is Bistro food and it is supposed to be simple French cooking…
My main concern is the value. The taste is OK, the ambiance is so-so, the service is so-so, but the price is too high for the quantity…especially for Main street.

Bouillabaisse saying from Julia Child: “"to me the telling flavor of bouillabaisse comes from two things: the Provençal soup base - garlic, onions, tomatoes, olive oil, fennel, saffron, thyme, bay, and usually a bit of dried orange peel - and, of course, the fish - lean (non-oily), firm-fleshed, soft-fleshed, gelatinous, and shellfish….” These flavours did not exist in the fish soup from The French Table…

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DB Bistro Moderne2551 West Broadway, Vancouver
Good experience
Submitted Monday, January 4, 2010 - 1:04pm [Dine in]

Went out for a birthday dinner. 4 of us with different tastes.
The setting is nice and simple but chic. The service is pleasant, fast and the waiters respect your privacy.
I had the set menu (the prix fix) and was delivered a great value. My partner and her sister had the loup de mer baked with a salt crust and they really liked it. Their brother had a steak-frites and it is hard to go wrong with this. I had the beef duo as part of my prix fix and it was excellent.
The choice of deserts may be to limited. The souffle is outstanding. My apple pain d'epices was just OK.
Overall a very good experience and we will go back there.

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