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La Cigale French Bistro

#543 of 2,926 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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1961 4th Ave W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6J 1M7, Canada
+1 604-732-0004
17:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 14:30
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Tue - Sun 17:00 - 21:30
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 14:30
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Sarnia, Canada
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My daughter and I were excited to see a little French bistro on our shopping excursion and went in for lunch. Our waitress gave us good service throughout the meal. We ordered escargots as an appetizer to share. I ordered the croque monsieur sandwich. My daughter loves duck and ordered the duck confit sandwich. After we ate, I felt fine... More 

Thank notso799
Vancouver, Canada
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Slow, Slow, Slow service. Only one waiter for the entire restaurant. The waiter is at the same time the barman. Very disappointing service. The food was ok but took hours. By the time we were finished dinner most of the deserts were sold out. This was one of my favourite neighbourhood restaurants but we won't be back. Too bad.

Thank gus56-canada
Vancouver, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 15 February 2017

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 

Thank lmck697
Vancouver, Canada
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168 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

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 

Thank Sandy C
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

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

Thank Marshall D
Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 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.

1 Thank Harry M
Vancouver, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 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 

1 Thank Chirac16
Burnaby, Canada
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111 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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

Thank PamelaVio
Coquitlam, Canada
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 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 

Thank tuckerred
Vancouver, Canada
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 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 

Thank harrynsam

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 30
French, European
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
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
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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