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Le Cafe Francais

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153 Commercial St | 153 COMMERCIAL STREET, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5G5, Canada
+1 250-716-7866
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17:00 - 21:30
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely the Best....We all had something different Escargot, (2 different preps) Onion Soup, Lamb Shank,and WONDERFUL "Crepes💖A must when visiting Lovely Nanaimo BC We are part time residents and never miss it....Going next week ..to be continued....

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Thank Karen P
Parksville, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This wonderful little French restaurant in Nanaimo reminds you of the small restaurants on the outskirts of Paris. Intimate, not flashy, but comfortable and warm. The food was excellent and the waiter was fluent in both French and English. A real treat for a night out and not too expensive

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Comox,British Columbia,Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For me this restaurant that is very good does not fit the bill of the #1 TA rated restaurant Nanaimo It is a small crowded room with little effort in the décor.It could use some help in that department The tables are so close you can hear conversations clearly on both sides of you and they can hear yours.not my... More 

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cafefrancaisnanaimo, Propriétaire at Le Cafe Francais, responded to this review

Thank you for being here in our restaurant and enjoy the food. I think that if we are number 1. It's that people no longer want to pay for a set or a presentation. When they come to eat in a bistro. but for good food a just price. your duck sells $ 22 in my restaurant with a nice... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

We had Delicious crepes for dinner and dessert. The service was friendly and the waiter informative.

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Thank Irene C
nanaimo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Took my mom there for a French experience and we were not disappointed. Delicious onion soup and chowder followed by exquisite crepes. And of course no French experience is complete without a nice glass of wine.

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Thank wunderearl
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

This resturant has been around for awhile but I've never been before, the food was good, the wine was good, and the staff were very nice, all round 9 out of 10.

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Thank Geoff Holland Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Had a wonderful evening and a delicious meal! There were no tables open when we stopped in but they offered to call our cell phone when one was available, only took a about 30 minutes. Both sons were friendly and added to our enjoyment of the evening. Merci!

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Thank Cathy N
Nanaimo, Canada
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

A small, friendly restaurant with a consistently good standard of food and service. We do not eat out regularly but when we do, we select this establishment.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Had a most wonderful dinner there last night. This is a father and two sons run affair, and, in true European fashion, don't go if you are in a hurry. Good food, as they say takes time. And this is worth the wait. The two sons take care of serving, and are terrific hosts the entire evening. It is obvious... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

We had a perfect evening at the Café Francais. The staff is absolutely nice and the food is simply amazing. Best place to have dinner in Nanaimo!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$38
Cuisine
French, Gastropub, European, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:30
Thursday
17:00 - 21:30
Friday
17:00 - 21:30
Saturday
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 153 Commercial St | 153 COMMERCIAL STREET, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5G5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: +1 250-716-7866
Description
French little bistro. Authentique home cooking

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?