|Cuisine Type |||French|
|Ambiance |||Bistro, Good For Groups, Casual|
|Meals Served |||Brunch, Dinner|
|Amenities |||Great Wine List, Wheelchair Accessible|
|Pricing |||$21 - $30|
|Payment |||MasterCard, Visa|
|Getting There |||Public Transit: 4 or 7 bus|
|Cross Street |||Between Maple and Cypress|
|Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:30AM - 2:30PM ; Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5PM – 11PM Friday: 5PM – 12AM Saturday: 2:30PM – 12AM Sunday: 2:30PM – 10PM ; Closed Mondays|
Profile Last Updated: April 30, 2008
Fourth Avenue in Kits has always been a Vancouver hotspot. The 2007 launch of three restaurants in the block between Cypress and Maple has only upped the neighbourhood’s chic factor. Bistrot Bistro’s participation in this culinary growth spurt is firmly rooted in the French culture of shared food as shared community. A central communal table and weekend brunches encourage families and groups of friends to socialize over food. The responsive servers and welcoming charm have garnered a local following.
Modern Room with French Flair
When strolling along Fourth, flaneurs should pause to gaze at the silver-framed glass front of the bistro. All that sun highlights tasteful chartreuse walls lined with clusters of votive candles that cast a glow come the evening. Near the entryway, silver clocks note the time in France, London, Windsor and Kitsilanoall locations the owners have called home. Diners can take a seat at comfy banquettes and dusty blue chairs that complement the slate floors. Set against a back wall, a tall red case proudly displays various vintages for wine-lovers to peruse. The traditional cuisine cooked in the open kitchen is served at simple wood tables.
Honest Flavours to Share
The bistro’s menu showcases a variety of French country classics. The list of premiere assiettes tempts with appetizers like smoked duck and caramelized onion tart or mussels steamed with tarragon and cream. For the seconde assiette, main dishes of beef bourguignon or fisherman’s stew are robust comfort food presented in generous serving dishes. Several tasty vegetable dishes can be ordered on the side. Overall, portions are hearty and designed for sharing.
Bistrot Bistro Buzz
The selection of mainly BC and French wines is available by the glass, half litre or bottle. A specialized gadget called Le Verre de Vin is used to reseal and preserve open bottles. Wine pairings with food are suggested right in the menu, and the wine list includes dessert wines for a sweet finish to the meal.