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Chez Michel Restaurant

$$ - $$$
French, European, Canadian
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1373 Marine Dr, West Vancouver, British Columbia V7T 1B6, Canada
+1 604-926-4913
Tue - Sat 11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
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North Vancouver, Canada
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75 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When we think of French cuisine on the North Shore, Chez Michel comes to mind first and foremost! This fine restaurant in West Vancouver is celebrating its 37th anniversary this year. A couple of days ago we met our friends there for dinner. I had in mind to have the calf liver, but when I heard the description of the... More 

Thank JColby
Level Contributor
38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Friends brought us here. They've been attending for two generations - since it opened. The menu hasn't apparently changed much but I found classic French dishes I haven't had for years prepared very capably with obvious attention to creating a repeatable pleasant experience. Darn tasty really. The creme Brule was a little bland but perfectly crackable so it met the... More 

Thank BarristerBoy
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89 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

We had heard so much about this restaurant that we felt we had to try it out. Unfortunately our experience for dinner was not great. We had a nice table and the server was good....but the meal itself was simply not memorable. It might have been an off night.....or maybe just us as most reviews are positive but this is... More 

Thank blanca10
Vancouver, Canada
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230 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

We have just moved to west Vancouver, and saw that Chez Michel had a three course special on to mark their 37th anniversary. That sounds like a place that has stood the test of time! And by the first course, chez Michel had already proved itself! Delicious! This is a nice little intimate restaurant, up a flight of stairs! Wonderful... More 

Thank Bill D
North Vancouver, B.C.
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

There is nothing like French Cuisine, but his is NOT the old, heavy sauces and food, this is a delicious, lighter version everyone loves. It's a treat to dine at Chez Michel,,,,Small, intimate dinning room, upstairs, overlooking Ambleside, it's an old favorite of many who appreciate good cuisine. We go quite regularly, and have never been disappointed . Lovely staff... More 

Thank Heidewind1943
Vancouver, Canada
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Chez Michel hasn't changed very much in the last number of years and that is a good thing. Consistent quality and presentation, quiet capable service, a reasonably priced wine list and great tasting food. The decor is dated (but the view is still there for now) and the serving staff still have to write out the bills by hand but... More 

Thank 1943Canuck
North Vancouver, Canada
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61 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2016

This restaurant has been in West Vancouver for a very long time and has survived where many others have not - a real favourite with the locals. It is in an unassuming building with a small door off Marine Drive. The view used to be spectacular but alas this will change in the next 2 years when a taller building... More 

Thank 12Evelyn
British Columbia, Canada
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015

My wife and I enjoyed dinner yesterday evening (October 27th) at Chez Michel with another couple who have frequented the Restaurant on a regular basis over the years. Each of us ordered a different "main" and all were very good - the sign of a Restaurant that has stood the test of time. The excellent view to the ocean will... More 

Thank 252Peter252
Vancouver, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2015

Really well prepared French food...not too fancy, but beautifully presented lots of fresh fish and seafood and nice views of the ocean. It's a quiet place which is rare these days. And where else can you get Crepes Suzette? Very reasonable prices for West Vancouver, too.

Thank Terry F
Santa Barbara, California
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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

Most recently we were at Chez Michel for a birthday party. We were warmly greeted by Michel, who has operated this restaurant for over 36 years. All the food was excellent. My lamb tenderloin was truly outstanding. Several members of the party had the bouillabaisse, which was highly recommended by one person who had lived in Marseille, home of this... More 

Thank Mel S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 25
French, European, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1373 Marine Dr, West Vancouver, British Columbia V7T 1B6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  West Vancouver
  • Phone Number: +1 604-926-4913
Located on the 2nd floor in the Entrance block of the Ambleside village of West Vancouver overlooking the beach and Stanley Park. Owner operated 40 seats white table cloths cafe/restaurant style with classics french fare.Allergies and any special diets needs guests welcome.3 minutes drive from Lions Gate Bridge, 10 minutes drive from Grouse mountain or Capilano suspension bridge.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?