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Food and ambience

French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Sponsored by: Alouette Bistro

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Great Food & Atmosphere!!!
1. Great Food & Atmosphere!!!
"Had the best time dining here!"
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2. Your best dinner in Vancouver
2. Your best dinner in Vancouver
"Food is so amazingly good"
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3. French experience
3. French experience
"seated in a lovely corner booth near the bar, which felt just right"
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About
Fabulous, Fun, French Bistro in the heart of Downtown Vancouver. Offering French Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Happy Hour and Dinner, 7 days a week.
PRICE RANGE
C$11 - C$49
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
French, European
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Outdoor Seating, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Family style, Non-smoking restaurants, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Visited Alouette in Feb '24 on a holiday from Australia. The menu has all the classic French dishes and the restaurant itself has a beautiful, cozy atmosphere. Our server Wanita was incredible, so attentive and generously let us know we had about 10min to get...our wine order in to get 25% off. Now we were early for our 6pm booking so it was so thoughtful to let us know this. The food was delicious and the portions were so generous. Our starters were escargot and steak tartare (prepared at the table) and for the mains we had coq au Vin and duck cassoulet. All dishes were of exceptional quality. I am really looking forward to returning Alouette on my next visit to Vancouver. It's a perfect combination of amazing food and service.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Jose Rojas, Other at Alouette Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello! Thank you so much for the 5 star review! I am very happy to hear all about it your dine in experience! Here at Alouette Bistro we strive to create fabulous memories for all our guests and we di it trough our food, service...More

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Reviewed July 21, 2023

Excellent French bistro who nailed the classic fare: especially the côte de boeuf and bouillabaisse. Food: 5 Service: 4 Atmosphere: 4.5 Cost to worth it rating: 3 Opentableable: no, but Seven Rooms Return worthiness: yes Eve award: best côte de boeuf and bouillabaisse Highlights: -...Côte de boeuf: large format steak with thick cuts of tasty beef perfectly cooked to a medium rare. My husband and 12 year old son share big steaks often and are pretty tough critics and they were very happy. It comes with 2 orders of fries, 2 large pieces of bone marrow, bread, and 3 sauces. Legit. 5 stars - Bouillabaisse: so much variety of seafood. It included halibut, shrimp, scallops, clams, mussels, and crab legs. Pretty much the French version of SF cioppino and I loved the savory broth which was not as tomato-y. Surprisingly there was something about these small potato cubes which were extra delightful and stood out. I couldn't get enough of it. Served with toasted bread to sop up the juices. Amazing. 5 stars - Fries: thin version served in cones. Perfectly crunchy outside and tender inside. Perfect. My son's only complaint was some were too short and extra crunchy but I loved those too. 5 stars - French onion soup: cheesy oniony goodness. 4 stars - Creme brule: classic version. 4 stars - Wines: selection of many French wines to pick from - Waiter: hustling to serve everyone upstairs - Nice space with a downstairs dining room, and upstairs area overlooking the main room, and a few tables outside. Our table was one of the ones with the comfy chairs which my son loves (he's also a seating critic). ;-) Midlights: - Dim lighting upstairs so we needed a lamp to see the menu and our food. Lowlights: - Didn't have room for escargot to start or seared foie added to the steak course which I would have loved to enjoy. - Duck poutine on the happy hour menu, but not available for dinner. Would also have loved to try that and tried to make it back for a HH one day, but didn't get to. Interestingly enough, it's the same restaurant group as Hydra. at the time of writing this Hydra is #1 on Trip Advisor and Alouette #2. We enjoyed both on our weekend but had more mid/lowlights at Hydra, so my vote would be for this restaurant.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Jose Rojas, Other at Alouette Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded July 28, 2023

Hello! Thank you so much for this wonderful review! Here at Alouette Bistro we strive to create wonderful experiences and memories for each guest! I am very glad and happy to hear that you loved the food, service, atmosphere! Hope to see you soon in...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

Alouette is the full package: cosy ambiance, excellent food/beverage menus, and wonderful staff. Mille mercis pour cette merveilleuse soirée!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Jose Rojas, Other at Alouette Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello! Thank you so much for leaving a 5 star review! I am very happy to hear about your experience here at Alouette Bistro saying that we have a full package! All of this is possible thanks to our fabulous restaurant and our even great...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in to Alouette with my mom during happy hour on Saturday. They accommodated us with a lovely table tucked in the corner where we had a view of the room and the action in the kitchen. We had a great bottle of French Chardonnay...(25% off during happy hour) and shared the prawns provincial and the baked brie with candied walnuts, bacon and maple syrup - both were delicious! Our server, Wanita, was just lovely (to the degree that my mom gave her a big hug before we left!). All in all, a wonderful experience, we will be back :)More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Jose Rojas, Other at Alouette Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello! Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! I am very happy to hear about your whole experience and that you loved our Happy Hour Deals (one of the city's best!!), we will always strive to create great wonderful memories...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Wanita - thank you for your excellent service two times!😍😍 courteous service. Fantastic food and drinks! Thank you!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Jose Rojas, Other at Alouette Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Michele! Thank you so much for the 5 star review! I am very happy to hear that you had such a great time in our restaurant that you came to dine twice and loved us both times! We always strive to provide excellent memories...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Food and services are great! Decorative environment fits the French cuisine setting well and moreover, just in time to catch the happy hour great deals before the dinner with yummy steak for a party of 5.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Jose Rojas, Other at Alouette Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Diana! Thank you so much for the 5 star review! I am very happy to hear that you had such a great time here at Alouette Bistro thanks to our ambience, food and service! Hope to see you soon Merci, Jose

Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing night. Great service and great food. An amazing way to spend an anniversary. Would definitely come here again.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Jose Rojas, Other at Alouette Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello! Thank you so much for the 5 star review and thank you so much for choosing us to host your anniversary! Here at Alouette Bistro we strive to provide great memories and experiences for all our guests thanks to our Fabulous Team!! Hope to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Exquisite cuisine, delightful ambiance, fantastic company, and excellent service created an exceptional experience. Will definitely come again!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Jose Rojas, Other at Alouette Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Elaine! Thank you so much for the 5 star review! I am thrilled to know that you loved and had an exceptional experience here at Alouette Bistro! We strive to create wonderful memories for all our guests! Hope to see you soon, Merci, Jose

Reviewed 1 week ago

Alloutte Bistro iur server Wanita ❤️ shes the best good in customer service very friendly very accommodating and the food so deliz -Thank you so much Wanita i will see u again highly recommended the ambiance food esp your sweet natural smile -Merci❤️🍔More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Jose Rojas, Other at Alouette Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Harold! Thank you so much for taking the time to write a 5 star review! Here at Alouette Bistro we strive to create top notch experiences for all our guests as Wanita and all of our team did! Hope to see you soon Merci,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Adorable place, good food, great service. We enjoyed every minute of the dinner service. Wanita, you made our experience so memorable & special.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Jose Rojas, Other at Alouette Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Celina!! Thank you so much for the 5 star review! Here at Alouette Bistro we strive to create wonderful experiences for all our guests! Wanita is one of our fabulous servers that always goes above and beyond! Hope to see you soon Merci, Jose

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great happy hour and Thursday wine deal. Food, atmosphere and service was excellent. Best part of the night was out waitress Wanita, she was super friendly and knowledgeable. I will definitely be back.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Jose Rojas, Other at Alouette Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello! Thank you so much for the 5 star review! I am very happy to hear about your experience here at Alouette Bistro thanks to our Happy Hour (one of the city's best!!) and service! Hope to see you soon Merci, Jose

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food and amazing service. Our server Wanita was fantastic - friendly and attentive. The food was top noticed, highly recommend the lamb rack! The bone marrow was also a highlight. Would definitely come back and recommend it!More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Jose Rojas, Other at Alouette Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello! Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! I am thrilled to hear about your experience here at Alouette Bistro and that you loved all our food and service! We use top ingredients to create amazing flavor profiles and plates...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing French restaurant with a great vibe! Wanita was an excellent server and made our meal amazing. I would definitely come back to try more things - the bone marrow was the best I’ve had in both size and taste.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Jose Rojas, Other at Alouette Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Chris! Thank you so much for the 5 star review! I am really happy to hear about your experience here at Alouette Bistro thanks to Wanita and our kitchen team! Our Bone Marrow is excellent and hope to see you soon to try another...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were here for a small family dinner and it was amazing. Our server Guillaune was friendly and attentive, he made sure all our foods are to our liking. The food itself is superb and I have to say they have one of the best...bouillabaisse in town. The ambience and noise level of the restaurant is good too. Not loud enough to have to yell and not quiet enough for everyone to hear your conversation. This is a nice restaurant for date night, family dinners or just causal gathering. Overall, we were so happy that we stumbled across this restaurant that we're planning to return for our mom's birthday coming up soon.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Jose Rojas, Other at Alouette Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello! Thank you so much for the 5 star review! I am very happy to hear about you experience here at Alouette Bistro and that you loved our Bouillabaisse! We always strive to create wonderful memories for all our guests with the food, ambience and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wanita was absolutely amazing - she is so friendly and her and her team's attentiveness made the dinner experience perfect! The food is the best - the bouillabaisse, the French onion soup, moules frittes and we were lucky enough also to be offered the dine...out menu (but the a la carte is definitely worth it). The ingredients are fresh and generous, the flavours of each dish is like a journey to France, and the crepe Suzette was a feast for the eyes (always fun to eat!) and tastebuds. We're definitely coming back again! Thank you so much.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Jose Rojas, Other at Alouette Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Audrey! Thank you so much for the 5 star review! I am very happy to hear that your whole experience at Alouette Bistro was above and beyond thanks to Wanita and all the team!! We will always try our best to provide and create...More

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Hi Turneraw, We are pleased to say our restaurants caters for everyone and we are kid friendly. We do not offer a kids menu, however we have designed our menu so that there are kid friendly options.
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  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5