Excellent food and service!
Excellent food and service! The server was really on top of his game - very impressed!!! And the beef short ribs the best in town. Venison carpaccio very tasty. Had a great evening.
3/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had an early evening reservation
We had an early evening reservation so it was quiet. Sat near fireplace...instead of window as it was a rainy day. Was nice to have the choice. Colin, our server, was excellent...very attentive and answered our questions. Overall a great meal at a good price.
3/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
A friend visiting from Toronto
A friend visiting from Toronto suggested we go for dinner because of the jazz on Sunday night. The food was delicious, our waiter charming and very helpful and the music great. We appreciated being seated towards the back so we could enjoy the music but it didn't overwhelm us. I had had brunch about a year ago and enjoyed that as well. I'll definitely be back!
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
The restaurant is casual and
The restaurant is casual and a little noisy but the food is great. The mussel appetizer was delicious and every dish we had i.e ribs, steak and trout was well prepared and earned 9 out of 10. Service was excellent. I definitely will be back.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Charcuterie Platter was a perfect sharing plate - delicious meats, yummy cheese, and really nice fruit chutneys and nuts to accompany. The $5 wine special was a bonus, and the Pinot Grigio was really good!! We had a group of 10 people and they changed my booking the same day to accommodate our new time.
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Truly a local gem
We love this restaurant! It truly is a local gem. We haven't tried one thing on the menu that wasn't fantastic. The chef and pastry chef are great. We will keep coming back.
5/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Bistro Dining covers the bases
Food good service wonderful loved the jazz night and alive laid back easy atmosphere Came from NZ, felt at home here and welcome
6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
This little corner bistro has an amazing menu with the best quality food I have had in ages at such reasonable prices. If you want 5 star food for 3 star prices, this is the place. Fantastic drinks menu and great service with friendly and flexible staff. Highly recommended for any occasion.
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
The salad was soooo good. Every night they have special drinks....
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent music don Stewart
Excellent music don Stewart
And service very pleasant evening
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our server helped make our dinner a memorable one for all the right reasons. The hostess originally sat the 6 of us where the band was setting up, he found an outdoor spot that worked perfectly. The cocktails were tasty with fresh garnishes. The starters of salad and clams were a hit, and the entrees were all outstanding. Live music (blues/rock/jazz) being played inside was audible, but not too loud. Our server was very good, and our dinner was a success. A big slice of complimentary chocolate cake for my wife's birthday (from Butters, Kerrisdale - fantastic!!) and forks for us all, finished it off. Prices are quite reasonable considering the varied, and delicious menu. We were impressed, and will recommend Central Bistro to our friends.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Came for a birthday dinner, 3 in our party, FOOD AMAZING!! The kitchen is REALLY on top of their food prep! Great menu, gorgeous presentation, high quality options. Been coming here for years but this is the best the food has been ever!
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is my second time to the Central Bistro and I loved the chicken so much I ordered it again. The interior is dark and moody, perfect for a romantic dinner or a cocktails with friends at the bar. The food is rustic with fairly large proportions and the drink list has some great deals on their daily features. I definitely will be back but next time for their Sunday live jazz night.
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
The music was excellent, food was good and ambience cool and very friendly.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice place, food is mediocre
The only issue I have is the food is becoming mediocre at best. A year ago when I ordered the Lobster Eggs Benedict, they served it with real chunks of lobster, now it's being served with canned flakes of lobster but the restaurant is still charging the same price for it. The Grilled Copper Salmon I had the other night was decent, but nothing exciting. Again, the salmon didn't taste fresh and it tasted only ok.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
My daughter found her birthday dinner to be a memorable experience and that is all that matters to me.
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Central Bistro is an excellent place to enjoy a glass of wine and a meal. In electric English Bay, Central Bistro offers charm and simple elegance that's close to home. I enjoyed a Bistro Burger that was highly seasoned and very juicy. Good wine choices by the glass and the bottle. If you are meeting someone near home and you want to spend time in a place with a relaxed atmosphere, Bistro is a good choice.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Central is my go to place
Central is my go to place to eat, because I know I will have a good meal and great service. There is something yummy for everyone; vegetarians, carnivores, and everyone else under the sun. Even hipster vampires will be happy.
Melissa is a fun, friendly, personable waitress who makes you feel welcome.
This bistro is a true neighbourhood gem, that makes you feel like Norm.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Central Bistro is a great place to dine in the West End. The food is great for brunch or dinner. The servers are always very friendly and helpful. I am gluten free and they are very aware of what I can or can't eat and their gluten free menu has lots of options.
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great place is all I can say...Definitely know how to cook a steak :)
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Firendly service. Genleman sorry did not get name. We wanted to sit by the fireplace but he steered us to another table because it was facing the washroom. Much appreciated. Good service without being intrusive.
Had mussells appetizer for $12 with chiorizi, very tasty and plump and tender.
Beef ribs were delicious and tender.
Steak was medium rare very tasty
Date Pudding Cake was awesome. Generous portion with ice cream on the side.
used coupon $29 . Great value.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very casual and comfortable dining experience. Food was fresh and tasted great. Very hospitable and attended our requests promptly
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love this place!
The service is great. The food is amazing and the band is definitely fantastic. I will definitely return.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Central Bistro is a cozy little place. Laid back and personable is how I would personally describe it. I've been to this restaurant several times over the years, more often for breakfast, and the service and food are always commendable. I will definitely go back.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM