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Permanently Closed - Trafalgars Bistro

643 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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This restaurant is permanently closed. Permanently Closed - Proudly voted the winner of Vancouver Magazine's Green Award!
"Definitely a friendly neighborhood gem with excellent food and service. Staff are professional and Westcoast-friendly, making you feel right at home."
-OT diner

Elegant, but unpretentious, Trafalgars Bistro is the ideal neighbourhood gem offering the cozy informality & friendly ambiance of a French Bistro with a menu that is delicious, simple and affordable.
Fresh and local ingredients are the mainstays of their seasonally changing menu which draw inspiration from French cuisine. They achieve simplicity and substance in their dishes, believing that when you work from scratch with quality ingredients lots of the work is already done. Relax with a refreshing Martini, or dive straight into the carefully selected wine list highlighting beautiful wines from around the globe.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Seafood, Northwest, French
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Hours of operation
Daytime Hours
Mon-Friday: 11am-3 (last orders taken)
Sat & Sun: 10am-3 (last orders taken)

Mon-Thurs: 5-9 (last orders taken)
Fri & Sat: 5-10 (last orders taken)
Sun: closed for dinner

We are closed Sunday evenings, but the room is available for private bookings 7 nights a week.
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Phone number
(604) 739-0555 ext. 1
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Payment options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
From parties of 2 to 42, we look forward to being your ideal venue. Dietary restrictions, allergies, and special menus are all handled with great consideration.
From walking buffets, full service, cocktail party, or family style events, we strive to make your event the talk of the town.
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Private party contact
Andrea Thorgilsson: (604) 739-0555 ext. 1
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Trafalgars Bistro caters everything from intimate dinner parties to buffets, backyard barbecues and formal cocktail parties. Canapé and hors d’oeuvres, salads, soup, casseroles and pot pies, quiches, and a variety of elegant platters are all available under the general and custom catering menus.
The experienced team of servers, bartenders and bussing staff is also available to ensure events of various sizes run smoothly throughout.
For copies of menus or to discuss your next catered event, give us a call.
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Cross street
Trafalgar Street
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Parking details
Ample street parking is available - always free, no meters or parkades.
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Public transit
We are located 2 blocks east of the #22 or #2 bus stops on Macdonald Street and West 16th Avenue.
The #33 stops right outside of Trafalgars on 16th.
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Our wine list offers many half bottles and 2 oz pours - we encourage you to play with your palate by choosing excellent wine pairings with each course.
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Special events & promotions
Join us every Autumn for our Taste Of The Harvest celebration which features Miles Smart's veggies from Cherry Lane Farms in Richmond.

Visit our website to sign up for our monthly mailer that keeps you up to date on this, and other feature evenings.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Overall ratings and reviews
4.2  based on all time ratings
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipRJJN (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on June 17, 2017

Alas Trafalgars is no more. We were able to get in on the last Saturday and is was fun and sad and happy all at once. Will miss Trafalgars desperately

vipKlaxoxo (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on June 17, 2017

We miss you already!! Thanks for everything. See you at sweet obsessions. <3

TL22 (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on June 15, 2017

I love this restaurant so much and am so heartbroken that they are closing. The owners have done an amazing job of running this place for 20 years and are ending on the highest note. Have had many tasty dinners and brunches here. Service is always lovely. Am going to miss them very much. Cheers to the owners and staff, thank you for being such a gem to the neighbourhood!

OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on June 14, 2017

All was good but as Trafalgars is closing for ever this weekend any review would be moot. It's a great shame as this was a long time favourite.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on June 13, 2017

Great food, wonderful and wonderful neighbourhood venue. So, so sorry that it is closing. We are really going to miss it!!

OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on June 12, 2017

We'll miss the lamb burger!

vipVJ2004 (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on June 3, 2017

I love the food here and will be sad to see it close in a couple of weeks. I love finding anywhere with fresh ingredients where you can have a 3 course meals with drinks and not feel stuffed or heavy by the time you leave. The mushroom arancini was delicious, as was the pork tenderloin. There is an impressive 33 dessert choices plus specials and dessert wines and coffees to choose from also.

Service has always been very good and I hope to get back for brunch or lunch before they close the doors.

Bolergirl (Vancouver)
3.0  Dined on May 27, 2017

Restaurant did not live up to our expectations based on previous reviews. Dishes generally bland and over-priced for what showed up on the plate. Waitress friendly and efficient. The host on the other hand - brusque and officious.

OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on May 22, 2017

I had my wife's sister and brother-in-law to entertain before their return to Toronto the next morning. We had attended three separate wedding events in Vancouver over three days, so we were feeling a little worn out.
Trafalgar's exceeded expectations...the butternut squash soup and my pork tenderloin were excellent, my wife's sister's risotto ditto excellent...the only negative was that my brother-in-law's bison was lukewarm, and the kitchen had to wave a magic wand. We then went next door to Sweet Obsession for desserts and coffee. My guests went home very happy.

OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on May 19, 2017

We had a wonderful dinner and the service was the best!
The food was delicious and we were able to talk to each
other and not have to compete with others.
Thanks for a wonderful evening!