La Cigale French Bistro
We came for Valentine's day and the fixed menu was reasonably priced, which was quite different from some of the downtown restaurants. The food was delicious and the service friendly and attentive.
Excellent on a cold snowy Tues evening. Food & service very good price good and benefit of allowing us to bring own wine great. Will certainly come again and refer others
What a great French restaurant in Kitsilano. Love their French onion soup!!!! Pre fix dinner is only $32.00.
We had one of the best brunch meals we have had. The duck confit Benny's are a must and the unique French toast was devoured by our 9 year old. The omelette was excellent as well. Only thing better could be if that meal was in Paris!
Great lunch. Haven’t been here in a while but will be back soon now that I’ve rediscovered La Cigale
The food was delicious and well priced. The service was timely and helpful. The ambiance is cosy and welcoming. This restaurant is a neighbourhood gem.
A limited menu with competently prepared dishes. All in all it doesn’t knock your socks off. More could be done to improve the decor.
prix fixe menu available sunday-thursday is an excellent value. duck was outstanding. chocolate mousse was superb.
certainly lived up to expectations and will be one of our 'go to' restaurants in the future
All was very pleasant.
Food and service plus doable noise level.
Very nice evening.
An excellent French restaurant with reasonable price. Good food, good service, and quiet. You can actually have a conversation in that place. The price is excellent for the quality. I warmly recommend the place.
Cigale was a fantastic surprise! The food and service were both amazing. A hidden gem!!
Excellent place to eat brunch or dinner. So far I have tried the French onion soup, baguette, duck, omelette and French toast. All tastes great with surprisingly large portions and arrives hot so it is clearly fresh out of the kitchen. Coffee tastes a little acidic with an after taste from what I am used to; perhaps suits a different pallette. Service was very attentive. My water never went empty. Wonderful French cuisine and there was no rush at this restaurant. We took our time eating and enjoying each other's company. A good find indeed and highly recommended.
A delicious meal and great service. The only downside was the music. Please get more variety! The duck was particularly fabulous.
Nice french bistro on the casual side. They have a very reasonably priced prix fixe menu. The food was very good for the price.
We had escargot and liver for appetizers and for the main course we had the duck and beef cheeks. The food was very good and service excellent. Unfortunately there was a large party there and the noise was deafening. Could not even carry on a conversation due to the noise and left early.
Very good French comfort food - onion soup is delicious so is the onion tarte. For a main course have the beef cheeks or duck confit! Tuesdays are especially great as their is no wine corkage fee! Yeh! The service was excellent.
Classic French bistro food in kits . Best French onion soup , goat cheese tart & mussels & Frits. Super tasty house made ice cream sorbets. Very consistent
La Cigale is a small and under-appreciated French Bistro in the Kitsilano neighborhood of Vancouver. Wonderful mussels and fries in an herb crème sauce, perfectly cooked filet mignon topped with a blue cheese crust, and a crispy skinned duck leg and thigh on a bed of cassoulet. The cassoulet was strangely sweet, but the rest of the meal was totally delicious. Have a bottle of a reasonably priced bottle of local Canadian or French wine. An excellent bargain for a French Bistro in Vancouver. A taxi from downtown will cost $10-$15.
I started with the cauliflower grated, which was rich and delicious and definitely a dish to share. I tried some of my friends side salad, which was also delicious and a meal size, not really a starter. My husband had the escargot, which he enjoyed. I had the duck confit, which was very good. It was very flavourful and moist, which can be hard to do with duck. A very filling meal. Despite being very full, we all shared a crime brûlée, which we didn’t regret. The wine list had a good selection of nice wines. Our server was very knowledgeable and made great suggestions for our table. She did a great job. We were surprised it wasn’t busier, it’s a great place. It was our first time there, but we’ll be back.
Beautifully made French food, from casual to finest filet mignon... I love this place and always take my friends and family members from out of town here. It is a special place, lovely service and food. Tuesdays are 'bring your own wine' days. The ambience is casual, friendly, with lovely interior. Dropping by for brunch, lunch or afternoon charcuterie or a bowl of their fabulous onion soup and bread, or going for a special dinner, it's Kitsilano at its best!
Server was lovely and the fresh baked french bread was great, but the french onion soup was bland. The soup bowl looks like it is covered with real cheese, but it is actually three slices of bread topped with only a minuscule amount of flavourless cheese, floating on top of mushy boiled onions. I was so hoping for the delicious gooey cheese topped, tasty french onion soup I once had in Montreal and this unfortunately did not come anywhere close.
Love love love!!! First time eating here and I can’t say enough. Best French Onion soup ever. Beef cheeks and mashed potatoes to die for!!!!!
An amazing hidden gem of an authentic French restaurant. One of the best in Vancouver.
The baguette is the best I have tasted. The French Onion soup is excellent. It is slightly salty for my taste. That is why the 4 stars. Otherwise, 5 stars.
Another great evening spent with good food, wine and friends. Wonderful neighbourhood location with authentic French Bistrot food.
Third time be here. So good! Merci
Would recommend it for someone looking for french cuisine. Service was fast and very friendly. We showed up early and they seated us immediately! The only real downside was something that the restaurant could not control I think. It was hot where we sat nearer the kitchen. If I had a do over I would sit closer to the front, at least in the summer.
All in all, a very nice experience.
Went for the fixed-price menus available from Sundays to Thursdays. The food was amazing, and the value was incredibly good! A good place to eat for all sorts of occasions.
We had an absolutely wonderful dining experience! We had the fixed menu and thoroughly enjoyed our selections. Highly recommended. Our server, although we did not catch her name, was lovely
Surprisingly large portions for a french cuisine restaurant. Just an appetizer or a main will satisfy most people. We ordered an appetizer and a main each and none of us finished all the food.
The quality of the food was good but not great. The wait staff were very kind and accommodating.
The food was unfortunately not great. They came also late even if it was not a busy evening.
This was our third try at Cigale and, well, we won't be coming back. There are just too many more options that are better. Not that there was anything wrong, it was just -ok- compared to stuff across the street and up and down this great stretch of offering. Check out Maenam or Fable for example. Compared to how busy those places are to Cigale, we aren't the only ones who think so. 1 sever for the entire place on a Wednesday at dinner time and she had only a little trouble keeping up. Nothing popped out of the flavour of the mussels, the duck was, as I said - ok-, nothing too special. If you want something special, well this isn't the place
It’s fair French restaurant. Don’t have many choice. But fast is good.
Great little place. I think it was reviewed by the Strait a couple of years ago. Still lives up to the good review. Delicious food and friendly service.
We were told to rush our order because there were others coming. The waitress really made a point of the need to order immediately even though we wanted to sit over a drink first. We had made a reservation and the restaurant was not crowded then or later in the evening while we were there.
My steak was completely cold and the cheese was a congealed mass on top. I mentioned this to the waitress who told me that she could tell the chef to cook it for 5 more minutes (I had ordered it very rare!!!) My frites were soggy. We got no bread and I understood later that we would have had to pay for it. That is churlish.
When we later tried to pay and leave we were ignored and had to yell a number of times to get the server's attention - same person who told us to "hurry up" and order.
I like French food and would not visit again.
Service was generally good, food was fairly decent.
Server was very pleasant. I didn’t find the food that amazing but it was ok if u like under seasoned . Had the mussels. Lots of bread, somewhat bland sauce. Croquet monsieur had very little flavour..despite the cheese and ham. Fries were ok but had to ask for salt. Coffee with a langue du chat cookie was lovely..
Une excellente cuisine française internationale. Rapport qualité prix exceptionnel. La serveuse d'origine du Nouveau-Brunswick était compétente et attentionnée. Un rare restaurant permettant d'apporter sa bouteille de vin.
Wonderful food, service and ambience. Great find - we’ll be back!