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About Permanently Closed - Trafalgars Bistro
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."
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.
Vancouver, BC V6K 3C2
Seafood, Northwest, French
Hours of Operation:
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.
CAN$30 and under
(604) 739-0555 ext. 1
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.
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.
Ample street parking is available - always free, no meters or parkades.
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.
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.
Private Party Contact:
Andrea Thorgilsson: (604) 739-0555 ext. 1
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
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.
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Trafalgars Bistro - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews
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!
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.
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.
First-time diners. Went for pre-Mother's Day Brunch. All four of us enjoyed our brunches and Champagne Cocktails. We weren't in a hurry so it didn't matter so much that our breakfasts took so long.... There was a large Birthday group being served while we were there, which also impacted the "noise level".
All in all, we do not regret going, and would go again. Good location. Nice staff!
Lovely, warm and friendly neighbourhood brasserie. Friendly staff who didn't rush us but provided good, relaxed service. Able to be flexible with the requests our children made. The food itself was delicious with an emphasis on local versions of brasserie favourites.
We really didn't have a good experience. The food was okay but nothing special, the room was cold, and the service was efficient but not warm and notable. Overall, this is probably an okay choice for locals, but I wouldn't drive out of my way to go there again.
Small neighborhood bistro, great food and atmosphere. Came for a birthday dinner with six people. All of us really enjoyed the meal and we would recommend this as a place to eat for anyone. One issue that bothered me was the relentlessly attempted to confirm the reservation, leaving 3 messages on my phone. When the finally got me, I was informed of a 18% mandatory gratuity for a larger party. In my opinion, 6 is not a large party, and I do not like being forced into an 18% tip with not opportunity to judge the service. The service was about the only thing I found lacking as it was slow and a little unattentive. they should really reconsider this policy, as the restaurant was not even full when we were seated at 8pm..
I love this restaurant!! It is a neighborhood gem!! We really should come more often. The food is always supremely delicious and the staff are ever-so welcoming and generous with their service. Great for casual dining or more formal. Love, love, love this place!
I have always wanted to dine here but living practically right next door it just never happened although I buy the cakes all the time. It was great to finally dine & did not disappoint. I would recommend this to anyone looking for moderate to dining for any occasion. The noise level was great -very easy to talk & food was awesome - highly recommend the bistro fries with truffle oil. Can't wait to go again -
We enjoyed our experience. In fact the restaurant made us feel as if we were transported us to a different city. The service is outstanding. The bread is excellent and fresh. The onion tarte very nice and risotto excellent. The mussels would have benefited from a bit more garlic for our tastes. The mussels were a little bland for our tastes . The desserts impeccable especially the fruit tart with chocolate mousse, which we felt was the best dessert. Their desserts appeared to use real butter and were fresh made by Sweet Obsession. We had earlier come for breakfast and for breakfast, I recommend the smoked salmon benny. We will go back for breakfast for sure.
We were visiting Vancouver from Seattle. Friends recommended the restaurant. We drove from downtown to visit. It was definitely worth the drive. Loved the small restaurant with the owner greeting you. Service couldn't be better. Food was fabulous. Would definitely go back again.
The starters were excellent. The main courses were good and the dessert menu very good. However, the wine selection for people drinking by the glass was poor and, relative to comparable restaurants on Vancouver's west side, overpriced. This brought the restaurant down on the criterion of value for money.