La Cigale French Bistro

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509 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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French
Prix Fixe Menu $35
Appetizer
French Onion Soup, Salade du Jardin, Tarte a L’oignon
Main Course
Canard Confit et Cassoulet, Boeuf Braise et Pomme de Terre
Pate aux Fruits de Mer, Penne Champignon
Dessert
Crème Brûlée, Gateau au Fromage, Mousse auc Chocolate

La Cigale Bistro serves French cuisine and is located along West 4th Avenue, in Vancouver's Kitsilano neighborhood. We focus on locally sourced, sustainable and seasonal ingredients that showcase the best of BC. We strive to offer an authentic dining experience while using modern and innovative plating techniques.


What 509 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.2
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4.5
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CarmenF
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fabulous, rich French food! What a delightful find for lunch. We'll be back!

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C00me
Atlantic Canada
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Very nice place. Fusion food, French/Canadian.
The 35$ 3 courses menu offer is an absolute bargain. Everything was fresh and delicious.
Service was very good with a very nice waitress.
Small friendly place. Covod safe.
Will come back !

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vipFrancophile
Vancouver
92 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The food was very good and the service excellent

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jaceabcdefg123
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

Very good service. Appetizers good but mains Very good

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Mons
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

C'était très bon! Nous avons bien mangé et rigolé!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience, food, service, vibe... just amazing experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall4Food4Service1Ambience4

Waitress was not knowledgeable and sloppy.

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Andrero
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

This small restaurant on W 4th is authentically French; the only thing it lacks is some floral or other decor at window level to make the view onto the pavement outside more attractive. Food and service are very good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great meal with outstanding service

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RazaanahA
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very sweet server and the food was really good with a large portion. I was able to take half home. We went for brunch, and I ordered the mushroom omelette without bacon, and was happy they accommodated the request.

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PeterF
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Croque monsieur was mmmtasty. I give it 3 thumbs up and 1 yum.

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DebraM
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

A lovely restaurant. We were nervous about dining out during Covid-19, but La Cigale handled the extra health needs perfectly, plenty of room between diners, and our server wore her mask and kept her distance. Our dinner was scrumptious, a great way to celebrate our anniversary.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience2

Service and value was good, but the menu is not very well put together.

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Pacpost
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food, rich and creamy in the best French tradition. Wonderful service.

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AnneH
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It’s the first time we’ve been out since Covid hit. The experience was absolutely amazing. We went for brunch on Father’s Day, and There was no problem at all with physical distancing. We had brunch for four people, and every mouthful was amazing! Eggs Benny, the French toast, the sandwich, and the omelet were perfection. I am definitely going to come back here again, particularly since it felt safe.

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vipSnake
Vancouver
23 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The duck confit and the beef cheeks were cooked perfectly.

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HannahV
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, good wine and excellent service. Would highly recommend.

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Dantan
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great neighborhood French cuisine. The food was good!

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RyanG
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience. Especially given it was their first day re-opening during COVID. Definitely felt safe and well taken care of.

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WinnieL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Onion soup is must try. I also ordered the onion tart with goat cheese . This is the first time I tried something like this. Surprisingly this is so delicious!
Duck confit is also must try. Braised Beef cheek is super tender. Finished with baked berry crumble with ice cream. Sour and sweet is perfect match with each other. Bravo!

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Margo
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great restaurant and great food. Predictably good and reasonably priced.

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vipBurgundyboy
Vancouver
27 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We always enjoy our dinners here. especially great is the free corkage evening of tuesday...BYOB of beautiful wine from home and enjoy it with great french bistro food. We shall return soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

La Cigale offers great value for their authentic and healthy French brunches. Highly recommended.

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NavinR
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Expected a French bistro to have small portions, but the portions were huge to the effect that we realized after the first course came in that we had ordered way too much food.

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LynnC
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

For exquisitely prepared classical French cuisine La Cigale is an outstanding choice. It is an excellent restaurant with surprisingly reasonable prices!

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ChandraM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

The restaurant was quiet which made it easy to hear each other. The service was excellent, the food very good. The decor could be improved, it seemed very dated, but overall, a very pleasant experience.

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ym10
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I absolutely love the food and service at this bistro, and I've visited here for numerous past special occasions with my partner.
I consider La Cigale one of my favourite restaurants in Vancouver.

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vipmafi
Vancouver
41 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Nice French little bistro to grab a lunch or brunch

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Iris
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We took fixed menu on Sunday, very nice food with reasonable price. Would visit again.

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vipEconomistAtLarge
London
23 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

I usually go to la Cigale for lunch, rather than dinner, if only because it is one of the quietest restaurants for lunch that I know, but less so for dinner. The food is a very good rendition of a classic French bistro. Last visit, a few days ago, I had French onion soup and moules frites. All was excellent although the frites were a little disappointing, being room temp rather than piping hot. The room is lovely and the service was excellent. No hesitation in a very strong recommendation for this Vancouver classic.

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vipFoodLuver
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

As usual - lunch was wonderful. We had the omelette.

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pkwok
Vancouver
19 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent food (best French Onion Soup ever), large portions, extremely good value for money.

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Anonymous
Vancouver
16 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

I love this place! The food is exceptional, and the service is easy-going and unintrusive, although still attentive.

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CaroleF
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and food. My girlfriend and I always meet at La Cigale for brunch on Saturdays or Sundays. It is our favourite place.

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DianeT
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and friendly service! Thanks

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CCyy
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was pamper Mama day~ we were a bit of a rush because of traffic. The representative was very nice and friendly and we definitely feel the care. Food was delicious and will definitely return to try out more on the menu~

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Several of the menu items were not available and the food and service were very average. Not worth the prices being charged.

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vipBurgundyboy
Vancouver
28 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Another great evening with friends at a casual, french restaurant with very good food!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious well presented courses with generous portions. Highly recommend!!!

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KenM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent evening. Will definitely return.

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