Fraîche
Fraîche
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Fraîche

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.fraicherestaurant.ca/
  • Phone: 6049257595x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday 11:00am - 3:00pm
    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday 11:30am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Organic, Seafood, Northwest
  • Executive Chef: Nicholas Lim
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Chef Lim and his staff are available for your catering needs. Menus range from classic to casual. Please call us to discuss your personal plans.
  • Private Party Facilities: Please contact the restaurant directly for more details.
  • Private Party Contact: Paul Garbini 604-925-7595x
  • Special Events: Please visit our website for more information regarding special events. You can also find us on Facebook.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Folkestone Way
  • Public Transit: Bus # 256, Whitby Estate shuttle leaves Park Royal Mall 25 minutes past every hour.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Ample street parking. Heated underground parking around the back of our building.
A word from Fraîche
Renowned as one of West Vancouver's most celebrated dining experiences, Fraîche is a feast for the senses. The bright and elegant dining room provides a sophisticated and comfortable framework to showcase the spectacular, panoramic view, while the top notch service team similarly supports the talented kitchen brigade.
Led by rising culinary talent Executive Chef, Nicholas Lim, Fraîche offers delicious and diverse menus for lunch, dinner and brunch that incorporate westcoast sensibilities and ingredients with global flare and flavours.
Enjoy an evolving and inspired selection of wines by the bottle and glass expertly paired for your meal or mood. Guests looking for a light lunch, indulgent Sunday brunch, mouth watering chef's table experience or savoury bite after the game will find a welcoming place at the Fraîche table .
Dressed up or down, Fraîche is a warm, inviting place where the food, service and view always impress.
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Fraîche reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Awesome Again
    westerngardener
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    Fraiche never disappoints! Went back for a second time within a month hoping that it would be as perfect as before, and they continued to provide excellent service with a 'can do' attitude. We celebrated our 28th wedding anniversary this particular evening and Fraiche has made it memorable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary Dinner
    boyster
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    I chose Fraiche for my wedding anniversary this year. This was (probably) my fourth or fifth visit to the restaurant and I have never been disappointed. Many top restaurants in (greater) Vancouver can produce food of the quality that Fraiche manages but only a very small handful manage to achieve this level of service cosistently. It is always highly professional and impressive but warm in a way that is not off-putting. From the front-of-house to the bar and wait staff; it is consistently at a very high standard. Combine that with a wonderful view and good food and a great wine list and you have the makings of an exceptional special event dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A little dissapointing
    Taylor
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    We had garlic prawns as an appetizer and it was great. The Ahi tuna and rice with mushrooms just didn't taste very good. Had to wait a while to get the waiters attention to order drinks and ask for the bill.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Absolutely Perfect
    westerngardener
    Dined on 12/5/2013
    Without a doubt, one of the better dining establishments not only on the North Shore, but the entire Lower Mainland. I frequent many top-notch restaurants on a regular basis, and I look forward to a return visit in the very near future. Unbelievable excellent service and tasty treats on the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as good as it used to be
    WinOneVIP
    Dined on 12/1/2013
    Visited Fraiche for brunch on Sunday Nov.30th. The quality and presentation of the food has gone downhill so I was quite disappointed. Considering they've changed so many chefs in the last few years, I wasn't surprised that the gem has slowly chipped away.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/27/2013
    The food, wine and service were amazing. Had the steelhead and steak. Definitely will be going back.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Above our Expectations
    Roxy
    Dined on 11/21/2013
    We were greeted by friendly staff at the door and taken to our table immediately Our lunch was served in an efficient yet very well paced so that we could enjoy our wine and the view and continue our conversation. The food - well it was outstanding! I had the seared scallops over lemon risotto - oh my, so good, another had the chestnut chicken and reported it great, another had the short ribs that were so tender and tasty We then had the cheescake which was delicious and not over sweet The view is astounding Now I will be forced to return with my husband for a romantic dinner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Chef's Tasting Manu is great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/19/2013
    5 courses chef's tasting was fatanstic way to explore and try different dishes. You could taste the love and passion that chef has put into each dish.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/17/2013
    Spectacular view of Vancouver along with great food and service. Our out of town guest enjoyed all!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    We dined at Fraiche for the first time On Nov.9th. It exceeded our expectations. We had a perfect corner table with a magnificent view of the city sparkling below. The ambiance, service & exquisite food made for a memorable evening. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • While each of us enjoyed our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/27/2013
    While each of us enjoyed our food and certainly the view is spectacular on a beautiful day, the menu was limited for a Sunday lunch.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good place for private or friends
    Iceman
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    I have been to Fraiche a few times, very good service and food. Locate in the very quite and private residential area. Stunning view but the day we went it felt like we were above the clouds. Because of foggy whole Vancouver to the sea, it was different kind of atmosphere. Good to go couple or with friends for 4 max.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • we had a wonderful tasting
    Bertrand
    Dined on 10/17/2013
    we had a wonderful tasting experience. We will go back very soon to taste some other items of the menu.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary
    CHatz
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    Wonderful view, definitely one of the best in the Vancouver area. Great service and great food. My wife and I had a great time on our anniversary. If I had to find one negative it would be the prices - very expensive. Meal for two with a couple of appetizers, two glasses of wine and a martini ran us $150 pre tip. Well worth it for a special occasion, but of course not everyone is going to spend this kind of money regularly except those that live in the neighborhood that surrounds the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Service and Great View
    KKirk
    Dined on 9/27/2013
    We went to Fraiche on an evening where they were having electrical problems so most of the lighting in the dining room was out. They were very apologetic and filled the place with candles which actually led to a much more intimate feeling. They have expanded their menu to meet the needs of the 'non-meat lovers' and had a great variety of choices. The food is prepared wonderfully, looks great, and tastes great. The service is fabulous. I would go here again and again. And the view is extraordinary. It's out of the way, but worth the drive up.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • dessert was new and the brown
    rinney
    Dined on 9/19/2013
    dessert was new and the brown butter ice cream is amazing but the chocolate tart was terrible
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fraiche
    nbailey
    Dined on 9/14/2013
    Had a wonderful dining experience at Fraiche, which began with our outstanding server greeting us at the door by name. He was stellar and made our evening of exceptional food and lovely surroundings even better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Venue
    Melrose
    Dined on 8/24/2013
    I normally take out of towners and local clients to Fraiche and they are never disappointed. Highly Recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food
    JL2013Aug20
    Dined on 8/20/2013
    Food was made with nice product a nice flavor but a bit too salty overall. Portion were generous. Dessert were interesting, too sweet and a bit too de-structured.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Service - food was OK
    slydeVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2013
    I took customers to Fraiche earlier in the year and everything was wonderful. This last week we went with another group that had very demanding dietary restrictions. The staff at Fraiche bent over backwards to meet all of the specific needs and did it all making everyone feel good about their choices. Two of the meals included halibut - this is where we found the food lacking. With fresh halibut it is a sin to overcook the fish - both dishes were overcooked and lost a lot of the flavor and texture you expect. The rest of the meal was very special.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best meal ever (for her)!
    BCroll
    Dined on 8/13/2013
    The food was wonderful, the view was brilliant, and the staff were nice and helpful! A hidden gem in West Vancouver's beautiful hills, this is a must-go for any special occasion with that special someone!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food, outstanding
    Roylovesfood
    Dined on 8/8/2013
    Excellent food, outstanding service, a view that's out of this world.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A romantic but friendly Restaurant
    Catcat
    Dined on 8/8/2013
    We went there for dinner a group of 6, I requested window seats, they did it. The scene is perfect and the environment is so romantic, but we felt very at easy cus, the waiter is very nice and friendly that made my first time here friend more enjoyable. However, could there be more choice offered for non alcoholic drinks?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A view of heaven
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/28/2013
    We dined at Fraiche and our experience was second to none. We were greeted outside the restaurant and from then on there was nothing that the staff at Fraiche would not do to make our dining experience very memorable. The serving portions are a pefect size and absolutely delicious. Our taste buds were treated to a superb meal. The cuisine was only surpassed by the spectacular view of Vancouver. We had a beautiful sunny start to our meal and ended our evening with a glorious sunset. Fraiche was truly a dining pleasure
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fraiche = overpriced + undersized
    hasbeen
    Dined on 7/23/2013
    When you're paying $38 for a piece of fish it should be bigger than 100 grams. The lobster bisque, $16, was lukewarm and the pine nut crust (?) on top of the soup that was supposed to dissolve never had a chance. Add in a half litre of wine that cost almost 4 times what a bottle does and you get the distinct feeling you've been fleeced for $200! Won't go back, ever. Too bad because it's a great space and probably an unbeatable view of Vancouver. We talked to another couple from out of town, while out on the balcony after dinner, and they had the same experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • iT'S OKAY BUT NOT MEMORABLE
    Forty
    Dined on 7/21/2013
    A first time experience for us but its doubtful we would return as it did not live up to our expectations. A remote location with a fabulous view that probably works well for the locals.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great view
    Foodis1forme
    Dined on 7/14/2013
    Able to accommodate large groups and families. Wonderful view. Service was good. Ran out of many dishes but overall great food. Would recommend
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service - good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/12/2013
    A 40-sometthing date night. Our waiter Patrick was excellent. He knew when to be there and when not to be. His commentary on the food was entertaining and informative and he had great wine advice. His excellent work was let down a little by the kitchen, which produced good but not outstanding food. First course was excellent, both involving lovely heirloom tomatoes. But the main course was different. My Halibut was overcooked enough to be just noticeably dry and my companion's meal was sauce heavy. The balance in the mashed garnishing my plate tipped too far into the butter and salt, and in general my impression was of a kitchen that, at least on this night and with our meals, relied a little too much on fats and salt to create flavour.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • For a wedding anniversary
    Geezers
    Dined on 6/29/2013
    For a wedding anniversary celebration this was an ideal spot. We felt pampered and appreciated. The food was imaginative and beautifully presented, a real work of art for each course. Fraîche was not the sort of restaurant I would want to go to too often (The price would be prohibitive!) but that made it all the more special for an exceptional occasion.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Chef - first try on June 28
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/28/2013
    We enjoyed Fraiche under the stewardship of Chef Alvarez and I was concerned that it would be difficult to keep up this level of cooking going forward. The starters and mains were okay, although I thought that the chunks of Tuna in the potted tune were too large. Four of us had the strawberry shortcake and the flavour was bitter and the cakes rock hard. Our waiter took it off the bill and brought the chocolate 'parfait' which was still frozen and not much better. I have just glanced at the menu and see that the strawberry dessert is now off the menu which is probably a good thing. If Fraiche is going to survive under Chef Chow, then everything has to be of a high standard with as much attention paid to dessert as other items on the menu.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Location is just Fabulous
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/16/2013
    Location is just Fabulous on top of the mountain with an incredible view, the service was amazing, the food very exotic and delicious, but I found it a little expensive though, I guess you have to pay the price of such a fine concept. For a Special occasion is worth to pay the price of the view, service and very good food.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FRAICHEN IT UP IT A BIT!
    lotus123
    Dined on 6/16/2013
    Was expecting a real difference with a new chef but the menu seemed very familiar. Service was friendly enough but jagged. There is always an atmosphere of tension here. Fathers Day Sunday Brunch and the place was half empty. It's a pity because there is a great restaurant here trying to get out through all the anxiety.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • AAaaaHHHMAzing!!!
    SashaLicious
    Dined on 6/8/2013
    Food was incredible, servers were wonderful, mode was nice and romantic and the scenes from the restaurant is beyond this world gorgeous!!! Definitely worth going to and I will be going back for sure!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Generally great with an exception
    Martin
    Dined on 6/8/2013
    The restaurant has the most fantastic view over much of the city and beyond. The food, while generally exceptionally good, does not quite match the high price.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a wonderful evening...
    RobertW
    Dined on 6/6/2013
    Our second visit to Fraiche was just as great as the first, some five years earlier. The incredible view was even better than the first time - with the whole of Vancouver and Burnaby spread out below us. Service was friendly, personable and very efficient. Wine and water glasses were refilled at exactly the right moments, the food came at the appropriate intervals and the two-plus hour dinner literally flew by. While the menu is not extensive it provides something for everyone's palate, with a variety of proteins for the main courses, accompanied with very tasty and inventive garnishes, and complemented with a wide array of appetizers. A cheese plate and complimentary macaroons and mini chocolate cheesecakes finished the meal perfectly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Evening Out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/4/2013
    Four of us had a great night. Weather was perfect so the view was spectacular. Food was great, we had four different dishes and all were equally enjoyed. Service was great, very attentive, but not intrusive. Overall a very enjoyable evening.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dinner
    5038
    Dined on 6/2/2013
    Visited Fraiche for the third time, once again very impressed with the quality of the food and the pleasant atmosphere. We love trying the tasting menu, but also recommend the regular menu items too.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had its highlights
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 6/1/2013
    Spectaculars views on a nice night. Service was excellent. Friends had the evenings special with appetizer and main based on spot prawns. Appetizer lacked prawns but the mains were rated as excellent. My spot prawn appetizer was also short on prawns. My sable fish was very good but whatever the small root veg was that accompanied it was it was not cooked and hard as a rock. My dinner partner's sorbet desert was frozen solid and they had to wait for it to thaw.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We really enjoyed our meal.
    Foodie
    Dined on 6/1/2013
    We really enjoyed our meal. Great view and great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was a great view with some
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/1/2013
    It was a great view with some great friends plus the food was really great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.