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Is That French, Vancouver, BC

Is That French

4.8
4.8
187 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Wine Bar
Located in the iconic Blood Alley in Gastown Is That French is offering minimal intervention BC wine, oyster & local seafood celebrating the terroir of the Pacific Northwest. Come explore our terroir!

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 15 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Wine Bar, Oyster Bar, Seafood
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (604) 499-0680
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Kovic Prevost
  • Neighbourhood
    Gastown
  • Cross Street
    Carrall St & Blood Alley
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Jazz Night

    Multiple dates available
    Thu - 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    Live jazz music on Thursdays from 6pm to 8pm will be paired with 20% off all bottles of wine. Come and enjoy some sexy vibes in blood alley while sipping on some minimal intervention BC wine.

    Jazz Night photo
  • Oyster Monday

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    It's Oyster Monday at Is That French & all our oysters are a 1$ off all night! Come & enjoy them freshly shucked on the half shell with a glass of minimal intervention BC wine.

    Oyster Monday photo

What 187 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Vancouver

    Best Service

  • Vancouver

    Best Ambience

  • Vancouver

    Innovative

  • Vancouver

    Great for fine wines

187 Reviews
  1. MadelineS

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food in a hidden setting. The staff know their stuff and made great suggestions.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went to Is It French? to celebrate my birthday and had such a lovely time! Staff was kind, knowledgeable, and attentive. The food was inventive and the wine was incredible. The atmosphere is hip and cozy. You can tell the space is buzzing, but it’s never so loud that you can’t hear companions.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing evening dining experience. Will be back. Loved everything about this place.

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  4. JYoung

    Vancouver

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great- ordered a few items from the menu - including the bread w/ butter and fois gras, halibut, crab tart, cheese board and cheese cake! Would recommend all of it! Was only disappointed by being offered happy hour prices (for the wine), but ended up being charged regular price for all of it! Otherwise- great experience!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious & creative West coast Cuisine - mostly gluten free! Attentive and knowledgeable staff. Great atmosphere on jazz music night.

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  6. AJW12

    Las Vegas

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I sat at the bar so had the most perfect view of the chefs at work. Everything I ate was delicious - half a dozen PEI oysters; crab and pea tart and the most crunchy of endive salads with hazelnuts and duck fat vinaigrette. The wait staff at welcoming and knowledgeable. I particularly enjoyed meeting the couple dining next to me - they were helpful in choosing my food. The complimentary glass of stunning local vermouth with which to send my supper was both delicious and welcome. I can’t wait to return.

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  7. IsabellaM

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience every time. Food is always good, vibes are 10/10.

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  8. FredC

    Edmonton

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    4 Small plates. New dishes. Very very good. Wine is overpriced. But Good.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was some of the most impressive I’ve had in Vancouver. The scallop dish, beef tartare, and the winter salad were fantastic. Wish the oysters didn’t have little pieces of shell in it and the service could’ve been a smidge more attentive, but no big complaints. Will be back!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic meal and service. Our server was extremely knowledgeable and made great recommendations. There wasn’t a dish I didn’t enjoy. Favourites were the trout, scallops, sunchokes and fingerling potatoes. Nice touch to be able to fo a wine flight with a solid list of choices. I will be back.

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  11. Nooshin

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time visiting. Really appreciated Shauna and her service, helpfulness and especially great attitude despite a busy night and short staff.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very tasty cheesecake!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  13. FiorellaV

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My sister and I had a wonderful time. The Crudo with corn leche de tigre and oysters are a must try!! The chef and staff are lovely, will definitely be coming back 😊

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  14. VeronicaM

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time here and am in love. The ambience and vibe in this place is amazing. Service is excellent, I couldn’t have a better night. Will definitely come back

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  15. Paris

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food quality was poor and prices are high for the amount and quality of the food.

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  16. Sher

    Vancouver

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This place is very cute and has a great happy hour! Oysters were delish and same with the steak tartar. Love that you can do wine flights. Our service was so friendly and helpful. Would 100% go back here!

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  17. CatD

    Manitoba

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Oysters + tartare + wine = perfection! I was dining solo and was treated so well (and learned a lot about the wines on offer). Fabulous experience!

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  18. EmersonVasco

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I wanted to stay longer, but the bar table was so uncomfortable and the stool seat was too shallow. It sucks because the menu is good and the vibe is nice. I'll recommend avoiding the bar table to get more comfortable.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been here numerous times and every single time it blows us away. The food is unbelievably good. I don’t even know how to describe it. The staff is sooooo friendly and knowledgeable. I wish we could eat here every night

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  20. RicP

    Hong Kong

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Foods are spectacular, local sourced which we love.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I'm not a big fan of raw food, but this restaurant made me change my point of view. Everything was so delicious that I got to go back again for their food and wine. I can't wait to enjoy their live Jazz music show.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Honestly one of the best experiences I’ve had in Vancouver. Sat at the bar, and the Chef/Owner took amazing care of us. The food was fantastic, the wine was great, just an awesome night. Thank you !

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  23. JoanneN

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere, outstanding food and service. Definitely going back!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. Seasonal menu seasoned to perfection.

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  25. jaspreetd

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A cool spot to grab some snack-y finger foods and grab some wine. Server was knowledgeable about the selection of oysters and wines. If you aren’t a wine connoisseur, would highly recommend grabbing their wine flight as we were exposed to a wide selection of wines that suited our food choices.

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  26. ElizabethT

    Montreal

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Is That French? is our favourite wine and oyster bar in Vancouver. The seafood is so fresh and the kitchen is always putting out new, interesting dishes. The service is incredible. A perfect place to discover new wines - the wine list is always wonderfully curated.

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  27. NatalieB

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, beautiful food, fantastic wine, and lovely staff! The scallops in particular were divine.

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  28. AndreaB

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service and ambiance was good but was turned off when I saw a piece of hair on our butter. The server changed the butter right away after I told her.

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  29. AdamM

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very helpful and knowledgeable with the wine selection and all our questions with the food. Was a great time out!

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  30. MariamT

    Exclusive

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A culinary delight! We tried scallop dumplings, ravioli, braised cabbage, and the uni and albacore tuna all melting in the mouth. The service was top-notch and a very chill and enjoyable dining experience. A definite go-to for those seeking a gastronomic adventure with impeccable service!

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  31. ColinH

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Those scallops tho. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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  32. bbyfoodie

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, great atmosphere and the service was out of this world. Can’t wait for our next visit.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great. Will go again in the future. Forgot to take pictures of the wine list. Food choice wasn’t so much though.

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  34. SidneyB

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, wine, and service - gorgeous ambience!

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  35. PalmSpringsnewby

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Is That French is an out of the way gem in Gastown. Everything that we had to eat we would not hesitate to order again and again. Our server Kyle was truly amazing. We had a wine flight of wine each that was paired perfectly to the food that we were eating. A “must see” restaurant in Vancouver.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Hamburg

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience. Wonderful, thoughtful dishes. Perfect to share. Welcoming host and service team.

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  37. Jigs

    Vancouver

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    No, it’s not French! Interesting and delicious food options, welcoming, knowledgable and professional staff, nice room. Nice oysters. Enjoyed the Asian leaning food choices , including the dumplings but felt they were overpriced for two small tasty bites. We enjoyed our early evening here and the Basque cheesecake was a standout!

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  38. EleniK

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great people amazing ambience! Gorgeous wine list too!!

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  39. ItsallaboutME

    Vancouver

    74 reviews

    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The only negative was that the restaurant was too noisy for our elderly ears. The average age of the patrons was less than half our ages! But the food was so good that we want to go back. The server - was it Shauna? - very helpful with selection of wines by the glass. Prices surprisingly reasonable. But next time I might be ordering some of the $30/glass aged wines.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time going to Is That French, and we will be back. Absolutely loved the atmosphere, the wine options were incredible, with flight tasting options and the food was phenomenal. A wonderful dining experience

    1 person found this helpful

FAQs

Is That French is rated 4.8 stars by 187 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 15 times today
Google Map for Is That French

45 Blood Alley Square, Vancouver, BC V6B 1A7

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Carrall St & Blood Alley
  • Neighbourhood
    Gastown
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Wine Bar, Oyster Bar, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Kovic Prevost
  • Additional
    Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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