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About La Cigale French Bistro
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.
Vancouver, BC V6J 1M7
French, French / Canadian
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday to Friday lunch 11:30am - 2:30pm
Tuesday to Sunday dinner 5:00pm till late
Sat & Sun Brunch 10:30am - 2:00pm
closed on Monday
CAN$30 and under
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Wine
La Cigale French Bistro Ratings and Reviews
We had a poor experience. We waited 40mins before the first drink arrived at the table. One of our group did not receive his starter until the main course. We could not get the attention of our waiter for long periods. I waited 30mins to get a wine list which I asked for twice. They seemed to be out of almost one quarter of the menu. The food was fine, very basic stuff you could easily make at home. I liked this place a few years ago, seems it has gone downhill.
I made reservations thinking it would be busy but it wasn’t too bad. We got to sit anywhere that was empty. The restaurant was relatively half full. Our waitress was very sweet and I believe spoke French. The ambience was very nice, not too loud even though there was a large party there. We ordered the escargot and the waitress asked if we wanted to add half an order of bread for the sauce and we did. The sauce for the escargot was amazing! For entree we ordered duck and beef cheeks. They were very flavourful. Would definitely come back again to try the other items on the menu.
Delicious French food. The French onion soup is thick with a lot of onion, bread and cheese on the top. The soup is not salty compared to the onion soups I had in other restaurants.
Foie de Volaille et Champignon is tasty, and it is good to eat with red wine.
Enjoy more on the food than the services. The waitress is friendly.
We came in for a Sunday brunch.
We arrived early and there were only two other tables at the time, service was friendly and attentive. Only 1 guy in the kitchen at the time, and we were told it may take a bit longer to get the food.
Food was delicious when it did arrive, and portion was ample.
My friend and I had a very nice meal together at La Cigale. I had Moules Frites and she had tomato soup and onion tarte.
Our food was relatively simple but tasty and filling. The service was friendly and the restaurant has a casual atmosphere. It was a nice place for two friends to catch up over classic food and a glass of wine.
Three of us went here for lunch. We shared the Onion Tart which we all fought over after the first bite. We ordered amd shared the burger, the croque monsieur and the la cigale sandwich. The burger was hands down our favorite but the other two sandwiches were both superb. The fries were good but none of us cated for the aioli. Our server was very sweet and efficient. Would come back again and again! Don't miss out.
I've been to la Cigale 3-4 times now, for dinner and lunch. Food and service have been consistently excellent. Lunch in particular we have found to be a treat given how quiet and uncrowded the restaurant has been on multiple occasions. Very highly recommended.
The brunch is a great value. For the same price as brunches at other restaurants you get a well executed meal with generous portions. I liked the omelette, which came with mustard roasted potatoes and even a bit of salad. The baked eggs Florentine were very creamy and served with a generous portion of fries.
The ambiance, service and food were very authentically French in flavour. Our starters were delicious - the chicken livers were intensely flavourful and attractively presented and the cauliflower cheese was just excellent. The main courses (filet mignon, duck confit and beef cheeks were also well presented and full flavoured. The meat in all dishes were well cooked - moist and tender. Good sized portions all round and satisfying in every way.
We came here for my mother-in-law's birthday and brought our own cake. To our surprise, they waived the cake fee. The service was very attentive, the food excellent. Great value for your money. Very authentic. You can actually have a conversation at your normal level of voice without having to speak over loud music, which we liked very much.
I would happily come again.
I've been to La Cigale twice so far, and anticipate many more visits! While a little pricey, the food is worth it! Keep in mind that the wait time for your food to arrive will probably be slightly longer than you're used to. Nonetheless, great service, lovely ambiance, and authentic French cuisine. A table by their open bay window is the place to be this summer.
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