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Le Cafe Francais

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$$ - $$$
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153 Commercial St | 153 COMMERCIAL STREET, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5G5, Canada
+1 250-716-7866
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17:00 - 21:30
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Tue - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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Edmonton, Canada
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised by the authentic tastes and atmosphere of Le Cafe Francais! The chefs son was our server and was very knowledgeable about the dishes and ingredients. We decided to replicate our first meal in Paris a while ago.My wife had the classic escargot and I had the French onion soup, both were excellent. We then had the... More 

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1 Thank Tom R
Nanaimo, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

This is a great value meal .the only thing that can be differant would be the wine.you can bring wine in pay coring charge or pay for there wine eat her way that is expensive

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1 Thank Larry T
Nanaimo, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

I've enjoyed a few dinners at this small, unassuming restaurant and it has always been a great experience. We even did our company Christmas dinner here last year and they treated us like family. It's easy to forget how good it is because the décor is very ordinary and the signage from the street is subtle. However, this family run... More 

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1 Thank Brett O
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

The service and food are great. This restaurant is reasonably priced and has unique homemade French food. The seafood crepe was very filling. I would recommend this restaurant.

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1 Thank IslandSurfer86
Nanaimo, Canada
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Family came for a visit from back east. I was not expecting much but food and service were great! Great terrace experience in Nanaimo.

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Thank Billy43William
NANAIMO
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

This is a family restaurant that has been in Nanaimo for a long time. They serve crepes and French main courses. The restaurant has pleasant old fashioned decorations, is comfortable, and the food is very good. Many loyal customers.

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Thank BILL C
Vancouver Island
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

This family-owned and run cafe has the charming ambience of a Parisian bistro. The menu is traditional and fairly static, but every item is a consistent taste treat. The personal attention and banter are particularly enjoyable, as is the chance to practice some of your French (although all the staff and the owner speak very good English). Ask Giles to... More 

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Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

I don't get it. I find this restaurant adequate, but certainly not the #1 restaurant in Nanaimo. It doesn't even fit into my top 10. Riso, The Nest Bistro, Mahle House, Hilltop Bistro, Christina's on the Lake all run circles around this restaurant in decor, food quality and service. And if low cost is what really matters to you, walk... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

We came for our girls night out Christmas dinner and couldn't have picked a more perfect restaurant. The service was impeccable as we found both waiters to be charming and attentive to our every need. The atmosphere was delightful and we thoroughly enjoyed our evening. Our table ordered lamb, Fillet mignon x3 and coq au vin as our entrees. Each... More 

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1 Thank Kim N
Vancouver Island, Canada
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79 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

This is a cute little restaurant with humble decor. They have an amazing seafood chowder and a large variety of crepes filled with main course and dessert items. Everything is delicious but if you have health issues with cream e cautious.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 38
Cuisine
French, European, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Street Parking
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:30
Thursday
17:00 - 21:30
Friday
17:00 - 21:30
Saturday
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 153 Commercial St | 153 COMMERCIAL STREET, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5G5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: +1 250-716-7866
Description
French little bistro. Authentique home cooking

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?