Chef & The Carpenter
1745 Robson Street, Vancouver, BC, V6G 1C9
Don’t tell anyone, but The Chef & The Carpenter, a French restaurant, is one of the West End’s best-kept secrets.
|Cuisine Type |||French|
|Ambiance |||Bistro, Casual|
|Meals Served |||Light Meals/Snacks|
|Amenities |||Full Bar, Local Favorites, Must Reserve, Wheelchair Accessible|
|Pricing |||$21 - $30|
|Payment |||Cash, Interac, Major Credit Cards|
|Getting There |||#5|
|Cross Street |||Denman St.|
|Mon-Sun: 5:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m.|
A Local Fave For French Diningle1
Since opening in 1983, The Chef & Carpenter has earned a loyal local following without much advertising, and no online presence whatsoever. Cozy, romantic and casual, the restaurant’s reputation for classic French food has spread via the media via and word-of-mouth. And the word is good. The Chef & Carpenter lets its delicious cuisine do the talking, focusing on a simple menu of main courses and appetizers that feature fresh ingredients and fine execution.
Vancouver Magazine wrote, “This restaurant recalls a time when cutting-edge cuisine meant tableside preparation of Caesar salad and escargots baked in garlic butter, both still available here...food this good never goes out of style.” Food critics and bloggers recommend a number of dishes at Chef & The Carpenter. These include menu mainstays such as Veal Calvados, Smoked Alaska Black Cod, Rack of Lamb and Duck au Grand Marnier. The restaurant offers a special three-course dinner menu. The restaurant’s proprietors, who have created a substantial international wine list, are happy to recommend what goes with what.