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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.

1961 W. 4th Ave
Vancouver, BC V6J 1M7
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
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

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(604) 732-0004

Website:
http://www.lacigalebistro.ca/

Additional:
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Wine

La Cigale French Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.1

value

4.3

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Quiet

100% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (8)
Casual (6)
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Creative Cuisine (5)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Authentic (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Romantic (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Fun (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Business Meals (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Vancouver)·Dined a day ago

Excellent dinner with friends. French onion soup yes. Roasted cauliflower on bread, cheesy good. Crispy skin on the duck confit, meat was fall off bone tender, good accompaniments. Braised beef, tender soft. Thick, milky crème brûlée. Blueberry crumble, sweet and fruity. French toast, moist light and fluffy. Friendly staff. French-speaking establishment. Would come again :)

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·Dined on January 14, 2018

Great portions. Relaxed ambience. Nice staff

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We are regulars here. And shall return. The waitress this evening was a little confused, but it was a lovely evening.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 17, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Tapas, Fun, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 17, 2017

The food was delicious and the portions were generous. The quality and quantity of food was great for the price and the service was excellent.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Pleasantly surprised by food quality and service at this unassuming place.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 11, 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Limited menu, 7pm reservation, not busy, but sold out of 2 of the 5 items on the menu disappointing.
Service was very good, food we had was very good, but we ended up ordering other than what we had planned.

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 (Hong Kong)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Escargot is great. Tasty seafood linguini , beets salad is inspiring and great portion, chocolate mouse is smooth and not too sweet. Enjoyed it everytime.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Lovely neighbourhood restaurant for a quiet dinner out. My mussels and fries were delicious and my husband's seafood pasta was equally well done. Meals were nicely presented and wait staff were pleasant and prompt.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Great service, a real gem! Food came out pretty quickly. There were a number of great specials to order from.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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vip
 (London)·Dined on November 1, 2017

As usual, we had great food and service with authenticity and quality! Can’t wait to return.

Tags: Casual, Fun, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 29, 2017

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.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We had a fantastic brunch, the service was great and the food was delicious.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Food was great
There were flies in the restaurant & they landed on the food.
The bread was not warm and it was burnt

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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vip
·Dined on September 16, 2017

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.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 13, 2017

This is a wonderful traditional French bistro with an excellent chef so we never tire of going there. Always superb for a reasonable price given the quality.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 8, 2017

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.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 6, 2017

The one server was not adequate for the approximate 20 patrons, as she also did the bussing, drinks, and payments.
She was very nice and good at her job, but it caused everything to be slow. We would not return.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Spectacular!!

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·Dined on September 2, 2017

Excellent food, attentive and friendly service. The filet mignon and bone marrow were great, but we particularly relished the ginger-and-carrot soup. The French waiter (from Montpellier) added more authenticity to a French bistro!

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 31, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Always love La Cigale for great food and attentive service. Their omelettes, among their many great offerings, are superb!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 28, 2017

All the dishes were phenomenal and service was spectacular as usual. Compliments to the chef. Beet salad was my favourite.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Our group of 6 had a great brunch, food was most enjoyable and they made a lovely lemon cake for the birthday boy! Both the food and service were outstanding.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Wonderful food and excellent service. Server even highlighted food events the restaurant has on other nights. Recommend this place highly.

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·Dined on August 25, 2017

Excellent everything. Will bring my buddies for lunch/dinner next time...

Tags: Comfort Food, Romantic, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Organic
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Wonderful house-made sorbets. Cassoulet every bit as good as in Paris! Excellent & friendly service. We'll be back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Organic, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 21, 2017

There was only one server so the service was avatar as she couldn't keep up with all the guests

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·Dined on August 20, 2017

Loved the place for brunch. Will definitely go again.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Very good service. Great special. Delicious! Now one of our favourite spots to go.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (Montreal)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Clearly the chef loves to cook and the waitress loves to make it as hospitable a place as you can find. Full course meal with everything a high note. Merci!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 29, 2017

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.

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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Everything was ok but it took a long long time for our food to come out.

Tags: People Watching
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 15, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Authentic, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on June 24, 2017

We had the filet and ling cod. Both were excellent with nice presentation. Street noise is a bit loud at times.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on June 11, 2017

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.

Tags: Great Beer, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Disabled Access, Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Delicious French food!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch
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 (Portland)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Had a fantastic anniversary brunch! The pain perdu was to die for!

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