La Cigale French Bistro

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CAN$30 and under
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French
Price Fixe Menu $35
Appetizer: Choice of French Onion Soup, Salade du Jardin, Tarte a L'oignon
Main Course: Choice of Canard Confit et Cassoulet, Penne Champignon,
Boeuf Braise et Pomme de Terre, Pate aux Fruits de Mer
Desert: Choice of Creme Brulee

La Cigale Bistro serves French cuisine and is located along West 4th Avenue, in Vancouver's Kitsilano neighbourhood. 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.


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WL
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!

M
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

B
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!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

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

NR
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.

LC
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!

CM
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.

y
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.

m
Vancouver
41 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Nice French little bistro to grab a lunch or brunch

I
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

EA
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.

FL
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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

p
Vancouver
19 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

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

A
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.

CF
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.

DT
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and friendly service! Thanks

CC
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~

OT
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.

B
Vancouver
28 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

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

OT
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

KM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent evening. Will definitely return.

JO
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

The French Onion soup was perfect fir me. However, the egg on my salmon benny was kinda over cooked.

RC
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We enjoyed our dinner there with another couple. The duck was great and so was the pasta. Glad that the chef can accommodate those who are lactose intolerant. The service was good and the ambience was great. The salad portions were quite big.

D
Vancouver
19 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My family spent a good time here to celebrate wedding anniversary. The place is truly a neighborhood gem. Very friendly services and good food. Highly recommended to people. The place is kind of small. Good for single, small family or couple.

R
Seattle
37 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

The setting is intimate and cozy. The food is authentically French. The food selection is limited, but varied and easy to find something to please, likewise with the wine. We'll be back next time we're in Vancouver!

JQ
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cuisse de canard rôti très délicieux, le préféré de notre famille.

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h
Edmonton
5 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing little french bistro on West 4th! Our meal was rich, creamy, buttery and our accompanying wine paired perfectly with the meal. The Seafood Linguine was my favourite. Service was excellent. Only complaint was they were out of quite a few things from their already limited menu. (Don't get me wrong, I love that fact.)

Would be back for more! This place is perfect for quiet and intimate meals.

MT
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

My onion tarts was delicious- could have
made a meal out of it.

DM
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

We had a steak that was done to perfection. And the seafood pasta was rich in flavour, plenty of seafood and a generous serving.

LC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An outstanding restaurant which consistently delivers an outstanding cuisine at reasonable prices. I’ve eaten here several times and have never been disappointed.

T
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The set menu was great, awesome duck confit

DN
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Excellent food with great prices

V
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

Enjoyed 2 lunches and wanted to try dinner. Food is tasty. No complaints about the penne from the menu and clams from the daily special were all fresh and cooked to the right doneness. Garden salad was large enough to share between 2 people; the greens were crisp and the dressing very pleasing. Service is very efficient, and courteous.

s
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

My first time here, me and my friend went for the brunch. Nice place nice ambiance, had the Pain Perdu it was very delicious, oh so fluffy french toast, loved it. Server was friendly, will definitely be back.:)))

DW
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience5

Great value.
Food is good for the price.
Service was not quite there though. Missed one of our entree order and asked our party who happened to order that same dish to start sharing first while wait for the missed order to come.....
Ordered our desert at the very beginning of dinner service, only to inform us of a item running out when it's time to bring up the desert...
We have a bottle of wine and server never ever topped up any of our party's wine for the entire night....
Service was slow as well...

D
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

While the food at this bistro never disappoints, special mention should be made of the service received on a particularly busy Tuesday summer evening. The restaurant was a bumping 3/4's full, and had but a single server working the room. Despite the apparent imbalance, attention and service were delivered to each table evenly, effectively, and with aplomb. The meal was, as always, exquisitely prepared and presented. The accompanying attention to detail and individual needs was particularly appreciated.

P
Vancouver
67 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

3 course prix fixe - braised beef and chocolate mousse were excellent. Onion tart had too much goat cheese and was more like a pancake than tart. Not enough onions. Onion soup too salty.

DF
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

The atmosphere was very good, the food excellent, making the reservation was easy, a wonderful meal all around. The only drawback is that it took some 45 minutes to arrive, so give yourself time, we were almost late to our later errand, as we didn't expect this huge of a delay in producing an omelette.

SE
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great restaurant in a lively neighbourhood. We had the fixed priced dinners on a Sunday, and chose duck, braised beef and mushroom penne for our main course. All nicely done. As for the appetizer, we particularly liked the French onion soup.
The only down side to dining here is the parking but with a bit of patience and allowing for extra time, it is possible to find free on street parking.

p
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was my second time dining there ! Great experience feels like eating in Paris with best value food and good customer service!!
Definitely go back!!

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