|Cuisine Type |||French|
|Ambiance |||Bistro, Romantic Spot, Fine Dining|
|Meals Served |||Lunch, Dinner|
|Amenities |||Great Wine List, Wheelchair Accessible|
|Pricing |||Less than $20|
|Payment |||Interac, MasterCard, Visa|
|Neighbourhood |||West Vancouver|
|Getting There |||22nd Street and Marine Drive|
|Lunch: Tues-Fri: 11:30AM-2PM Dinner: Tues-Sat: 5:30PM-10PM|
Profile Last Updated: February 12, 2009
Do you love French food, but feel Quebec is a little too far to travel for an evening meal? Well, the West End’s much-loved La Regalade might be the answer to all your problems. Described as a “traditional French bistro”, you need only take one look at the menu to know that such a description is perfectly accurate. Don’t expect to be bowled over by sheer choice, but do expect to find a decent selection of hearty French foods, including a renowned onion soup, escargot, and a pear and blue cheese tart as appetizers.
For your main course, there’s a choice of seven simple yet wholesome dishes, all of which, except for the potato gnocchi with tomato, proscuitto and basil, include some kind of meat. There’s also a choice of two desserts, one of which - ‘Les desserts de Steve’- is made up of a selection of assorted treats. Food is brought to the table in big, steaming pots and left there for you to help yourself. Both the restaurant’s owners actually work there, too, and if you have any doubts that their bistro cooking is anything but the best, you might find it reassuring to know that they owned and operated a Michelin Star restaurant in Paris before moving to Canada.
Bistro is Best
Seating 80 people, with room for 25 more out on the patio during the summer, La Regalade hosts a warm, social atmosphere, where tantalizing smells from the converted bar-come-kitchen waft through the air. And as if the food itself weren’t enough to give the place an unmistakable French feel, the walls are decorated with black and white photos of France’s most famous talents to have hit the world stage.