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La Cigale French Bistro

#394 of 2,897 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Kitsilano
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1961 4th Ave W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6J 1M7, Canada
+1 604-732-0004
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Today
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 17:00 - 21:30
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 14:30
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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have to tell you that the pasta dish was outstanding - the perfect balance of garlic/cream and pasta and a very satisfying portion - almost too much, but far too good to leave behind. Enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere of the restaurant, the staff did not rush us through the meal, but they were attentive when we were ready for... More 

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Thank lmck697
Vancouver, Canada
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168 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During Dine out Vancouver, we chose to visit this place as the menu sounded interesting and it is in a nice local neighourhood. We were certainly not disappointed...in fact it is a great find! Nice ambiance, great, friendly and attentive staff, good portion sizes, nicely plated and some special "french chef" touches. We all enjoyed our meals and discovered that... More 

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Thank Sandy C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Nice french food, attentive waitress, good value for money, open, light and quiet. Three brunches here have all been good

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Thank Marshall D
Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

The change in ownership has obviously had a huge impact. Once, one of our favourites. we now will not be returning. Too bad. Four of us for dinner and not a good meal between us. The fillet mignon was tough, the beef cheeks times two were fatty and dry and the duck confit overcooked.

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Thank Harry M
Vancouver, Canada
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Our group of ten arrived at 5pm. The restaurant was empty when we arrived. Upon arriving, we told the server that we had to leave by 7pm for concert. Our main course arrived at 6:45pm, causing us to rush our dinner and skip dessert. There was nothing complicated or special about our meals that would account for this slow service.... More 

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Thank Chirac16
Burnaby, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Cosy little place with delicious food. Very relaxed environment and no rush to kick you out. The lunch menu was simple but all looking tasty. The mussels with the cream sauce was superb :) Only downside the room was a bit cold

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Coquitlam, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

We arrived about 530 pm on Sunday night. It is half price pasta night. We tried the smoked salmon, the small pea and the mushroom pastas. All were well executed French style pasta's. All with cheesy sauce not Italian style tomato based sauce. Much more flavour in the sauces. The waiter was busy as the restaurant was three quarters full.... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

The food is not really classic French bistro fare but it was fresh, well prepared, tasty and generously portioned. Their 3 course prix fixe menu ($32) was excellent value. We had thick and rich tomato soup; crunchy salads with nice textures; tasty duck confit and yummy potato gratin; fresh fish cooked just right; flavourful pasta with mushrooms and truffle oil.... More 

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Littleton, Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Great French onion soup; good ahi salad and clam linguine. Often have mussels; simple French fare in a casual atmosphere.

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Richland, WA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

For our five nights in Vancouver we planned a variety of dining choices with La Cigale selected for our French night. A single waitress handled the whole place but made us welcome and worked hard to take care of us. The restaurant itself was a bit warm but had opened the front window to let in fresh air. The décor... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Cuisine
French, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 14:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
Saturday
17:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1961 4th Ave W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6J 1M7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Kitsilano
  • Neighbourhood: Kitsilano
  • Phone Number: +1 604-732-0004
Description
La Cigale French Bistro, serves french cuisine and is located along 4th Avenue, in Vancouver's Kitsilano neighbourhood. Formerly Bistrot Bistro.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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