La Brass

4.3
73 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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French
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  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
At La Brass, we pride ourselves on providing authentic French food that is accessible to all. Whether it’s a night out with friends for wine and tapas, or a four course culinary adventure, we are happy to give you an experience that is catered just for you. Our carefully curated wine list, and traditional french fare will leave you feeling as if you’ve momentarily stepped into a bistro off a quaint street in Paris.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of Operation
Daily: 11:30am - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(604) 222-1980
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Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Neighbourhood
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Reviews from verified diners
73 reviews
4.3 out of 5 stars
Outstanding
44%
Very Good
48%
Good
4%
Fair
4%
Poor
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4.3
Food
4.3
Service
4.0
Ambience
4.1
Value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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k
Vancouver
2 reviews
2.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Food is so-so.

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OT
San Diego
1 review
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Overall experience was wonderful. Great, friendly service.

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DZ
1 review
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The dishes were all extremely delicious (I wanted to lick my plate) and the service was fantastic. I will definitely come back.

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YV
1 review
4.0Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent restaurant. Third time there and I will go back. The Halibut dish was cooked to perfection and the appetizers were very French and good. I will recommend this restaurant.

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J
Vancouver
1 review
5.0Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We always like going to la Brass. The service is great - long-time servers are friendly. The food is excellent. It's a great place to go which we do for special occasions (birthdays, Mother's Day, Father's Day, etc.). My husband and I go out on a dinner date every Friday - it would be nice to go to La Brass every Friday but it's a bit too expensive for that.

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T
New York Area
35 reviews
5.0Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great place to go and eat, great neighbourhood restaurant to know about. As it is French , the butter tends to be used quite liberally. Which may add to the heavy feel after a meal. If you can deal with that not a problem. All in all quite excellent

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e
Vancouver
1 review
4.0Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Food was delicious, and portions were huge. Service was attentive.

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KH
1 review
4.0Dined on June 11, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

This location was taken over by La Brass from Provence, one of our favourite neighbourhood restaurants. At first we were not impressed by the new restaurant, but we were there recently to give it another try. We were very happy with our food this time. We think the menu has improved: more imaginative, plentiful, and tasty. This especially applies to appetizers and main course. If we have any criticism it would be about the gravy - which seemed to be the same, no matter what the meat, and the low and predictable selection of bottled beers. All in all, though, we would return. We enjoyed our meal.

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K
Vancouver
1 review
3.0Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 4

We ordered pasta, which was delicious; however the poached eggs were consistently over or underdone - very disappointing!

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OT
1 review
2.0Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

Decided to celebrate Mother’s Day at La Brass. We were looking forward to a great night but was mired by a 45 minute wait on appetizers, a 90 minute wait on mains. The server informed us they only had 2 cooks working tonight. The food was ok but 2 out of the 4 mains we ordered were too salty for our liking. We told one of the servers and he simply said “that’s what we have been hearing tonight”. No gesture of any kind was offered to us despite the almost 2 hours wait.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
4.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

We enjoyed the food and service from the friendly and attentive staff!

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m
Vancouver
3 reviews
5.0Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our meal was excellent and the service was too. We needed to be out in time for a concert and we were, easily. Ambience was good; I appreciate being able to talk to my dinner guest and not have to compete with loud music.

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OT
1 review
5.0Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous evening!

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DS
1 review
4.0Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Most excellent Tapas and wine list. Outstanding rack of lamb.

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DC
1 review
5.0Dined on May 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went for lunch on a Monday to celebrate a friend's birthday. Both of us ordered Omelettes. Probably the very best omelette I have ever eaten! Served with a very nicely dressed salad and roast potatoes. I had the Florentine - Mushroom Omelette. ! So light fluffy, stuffed full of spinach and mushrooms, not at all greasy like some. Our waiter, Ali, when he learned it was my friend's Birthday, softly sang "Happy Birthday" in his beautiful baritone voice, it nearly made us cry. This fine restaurant is very classy yet not stiff. Excellent service. You will find metered parking on the street. Well worth a visit.

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EL
1 review
5.0Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent food and service. Great value too! Will definitely go back again!

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N
Vancouver
40 reviews
4.0Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

When I booked our table thru open table I was confirm d for six o’clock. Received a call saying that the restaurant and open table do not sync so I was told that my reservation could not be honoured. As it turned out we still went and got a table but it was a bit upsetting thinking I had a table and then was told less than 3 hours from reservation that I didn’t. We did have a lovely dinner and would go back.

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M
Vancouver
8 reviews
5.0Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Our experience at Brass exceeded expectations. Attention to detail was amazing.
We really liked Provence, and now we love Brass!

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DG
Vancouver
1 review
5.0Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Been for dinner a few times.very consistent. Great food and courteous staff. Will return once again

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
4.0Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Food is good!!
cozy place but a little loud

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BK
1 review
4.0Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 1

Too noisy .The men felt portions too small.We had been there a week ago and loved it,but Saturday there were big groups and the tables were so close the waiters had a hard time getting through and we had to adjust our table .The food was good but not fantastic.I had asked for a specific table and told it was available when I made the reservation but it wasn’t.It would have been nice to be told you don’t reserve tables when I called if that is your policy.Becky Kenny

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T
New York Area
34 reviews
4.0Dined on March 26, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Food excellent .. lots butter used which makes it heavy and difficult to digest... Could your chef reduce the amount of butter used .. realize it is French cooking , but is still very rich with butter
Thanks

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L
Vancouver
3 reviews
3.0Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

Unfortunately, we were seated in the middle of the restaurant at a very busy time and it was extremely noisy. I had requested a corner table when I booked on Open Table but that turned out to be impossible.
The food and service was very good and the prices very reasonable.
Although we said in the reservation it was for a birthday, nothing special was offered or provided, which was okay, but why ask the question.

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CL
Vancouver
1 review
5.0Dined on March 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous lunch!
Fabulous food
Great service
Gracious and relaxing dining room

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FD
Vancouver
1 review
4.0Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Excellent food, excellent service.
Will go back again

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KA
1 review
5.0Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Interesting menu and great food and wine. Professional servers. We were not rushed or constantly interrupted. Great ‘old school’ dining experience!

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
5.0Dined on March 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing - love this place!

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PH
Vancouver
2 reviews
2.0Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

We arrived at the restaurant which was not busy at all. We shared some mussels which were the size of raisins. The sauce was nice however. We asked for some bread to dip in. The server brought us one quarter of a baguette cut in half (which we were charged for, there were 4 of us sharing two orders). Took forever for our wine to come to the table. Entrees were so so. Would not recommend. Servers were sketchy and trying to be french...lol.

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H
Vancouver
32 reviews
2.0Dined on March 2, 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 4

Overall was ok but service is not up to standard. Our server was kind of push us all the time and her tone was not polite at all. Also my friend had order take out soup and sandwiches, she found out that soup was leaking from the lid and was a mess, I told her to go back to the restaurant and see what they can do for her, well, nothing done from the server but just told my friend to hold it levelly so it will not get worse! What kind of the service of this, they didn’t do anything for my friend nor offer giving her another bowl of soup to consider half bowl of soup wasted, well price here is not cheap so we are expecting better customer service. I don’t think we will come back to this restaurant, very bad experience.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
4.0Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Despite the terrible weather the restaurant was open and everyone in a cheerful mood. The service and food were up to their usual standards and we had a very pleasant time.

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GC
Vancouver
1 review
4.0Dined on February 22, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Food and service were very good. Have eaten here several times. The waiter gave us a very
good recommendation on a glass of wine at lunch.

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B
Hawaii
1 review
3.0Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

Good food .. service not so good ..

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p
New England
4 reviews
5.0Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a phenomenal evening for Valentines Day!!! Thank you!

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OT
1 review
4.0Dined on February 13, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

The food was very good and the service really very accommodating. They were happy to let us share items and they willingly gave us smaller portions (ex. soup) than were on the menu...also true with the sorbet dessert for one member. The prices were good.

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BB
Vancouver
8 reviews
4.0Dined on February 6, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

A lovely evening - my wife's birthday. We had a nice table by the window. Te restaurant was quite full for a Tuesday night. We ran into a couple of old friends. The food was excellent &
very good service.

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JM
Vancouver
12 reviews
5.0Dined on January 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is my new favourite neighbourhood restaurant.

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DO
Vancouver
1 review
5.0Dined on January 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

La Brass has a great chef/owner who pours passion into his menu selections. We go there frequently and are always warmly received and never disappointed.

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JM
Vancouver
10 reviews
4.0Dined on January 24, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service. Love the setting. Had green bean appetizer which was ver good. The best mussels and cream sauce I think I have ever had!

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B
Vancouver
1 review
5.0Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

La Brass is authentic French, without being pretentious. Small restaurant, so intimate. Not terribly busy, I'm not sure why, given it was Dine Out Vancouver. We loved everything we had. There were 3 of us there for a special siblings dinner. We shared grilled calamari, escargots and anchovy paste to start - super delicious! The calamari was so tender and the escargots were in a casserole dish with lots of garlic and butter (not the dish with 6 little spots for one escargot each) it was a lovely serving and perfect for scooping onto the bread. Could have used more bread for sopping up the butter sauce (but we are trying to watch our waistlines :)). For mains I had the special confit of duck (divine!), my brother had rack of lamb and my sister had the tagliatelli with beef. Both enjoyed their meals very much. We ate every bit. We even had dessert - lemon tart and sorbet - also delicious. I was less familiar with the wine list, so our server helped me choose, and the choice was excellent. All that food and wine, as well as a glass of bubbles for my sister and I to start and we were under $300, so great value. We loved it so much, we are going back with friends this coming weekend!

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
4.0Dined on January 13, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

My boyfriend and I went to La Brass for the first time for my birthday. Everyone was very friendly. The food selection is good. We tried the bone marrow which was okay. We had the spiced anchovies and pate and both were delicious. The lamb rack and steak were also very tasty. The prices are decent and the amount of food is just right. We had a very pleasant dinner.

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