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The French Table

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South Main
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3916 Main St | BC, Vancouver, British Columbia V5V 3P2, Canada
+1 604-689-3237
10:30 - 22:00
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Server was not attentive to our needs. He took away our wine glasses without even asking us. We had to ask for bread. Asked for water. Did not even ask if our meal were alright. Overall experience was poor. We had duck confit that were dried, sausages that were burnt, beans that were like left over from breakfast. Definitely not... More 

Thank Jennifer Y
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

A friend suggested we should go for dinner here for my moms bday. A really great quaint place with good quality food. The service was friendly and the owner is working the room. I will go back for the steak and fries !!!

Thank gregkeith
Vancouver, Canada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Came here with friends for dinner. Our local first choice dinner place was booked solid. Lots of space here and it was close by. Seemed to be a primarily older female clientele. Over $200 for 3 people.. on the expensive side considering there was just on alcoholic drink Service was good and personable. The food was on the lower side... More 

Thank BCtraveler44
Bellingham, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Enjoyable, cozy bistro...good service and delicious food. Nice place to eat and relax! Brunch was very good, nice salad - well dressed...filling portions.

Thank Xcleeglee2015
Roberts creek
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

We had dinner for eight during the week when things were not too busy so we were able to chat with Mr Martin about his vegetable garden and his trick for importing wines(you will just have to go and ask him) We tried some of his homemade Creme de Cassis in our kir royals and noticed right away that these... More 

Thank GM8868
Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We were able to walk into this French restaurant on a Friday night at dinner time and be seated without a reservation. I'm not sure why one has to be seated beside other people who are already seated when the restaurant is half empty but that's the way it was. The waiter was nice, obviously really French, and the atmosphere... More 

Thank osteopathy2015
Toronto, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

When my friend and I entered the restaurant I was thrilled to see the French flavoured layout, the décor and even the greetings we received from the owner. However, the problem started when I asked questions about the wines. I saw a Pinot Gris on the list and asked if it is Pinot Gris style or Pinot Grigio. The owner... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Feels like a little piece of France. It's a cute bistro with a nice atmosphere. Second time here and doesn't disappoint. The food is simple and tasty. We always finish our plates here. The service is great. If you're looking for a great date place or just dinner with friends, you can't go wrong with the French Table.

Thank William M
Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Herve, the owner, was on the floor that night and welcomed us to his restaurant. " You will most certainly have the chanterelle mushrooms as an appetizer." There was no denying his charm, engagement and knowledge. For example he knew his mushrooms and actually still picks some of them. But he didn't stop there, we wandered through several topics including... More 

Thank Lloyd B
Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

As we had tried almost every restaurant on Main street there was still the french table to discover. It is almost hidden in trees yet the front patio is nice and right on the street. There are 4 parking spaces at the back, a bonus for this busy area. We had the crepes for brunch and were typical of what... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, European
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3916 Main St | BC, Vancouver, British Columbia V5V 3P2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > South Main
  • Neighbourhood: South Main
  • Phone Number: +1 604-689-3237
Welcome to The French TableFormer Master Executive Chef Herve Martin is proud to present his newest eating establishment, The French Table. Nestled cosily in the Riley Park area on Main St & 23rd Ave, it’s a far away from the former Hermitage restaurant, which was a downtown staple on Robson Street for 24 years until last year. After the developer announced new plans, Herve patiently and rightfully re-located to an area that’s ripe for a surburban French cuisine in this up and coming, bustling area. The French Table still carries the tradition of its former self, especially with the outstanding first class servers, whom he successfully carried over but also has a modern flair. Clean lines, open room, first comes into mind when first stepping inside. Unlike the traditional white table cloths, Herve cleverly designed its logo under the glass tables bearing The French table signature, a very nice touch. Tables line the walls for best view of everything. You can select from a menu created by Master Chef Herve Martin and served in the traditional French style. The critically acclaimed wine list boasts one of the best selections of Burgundy wines in Vancouver and is highlighted with exclusive wines from the family winery in Chamilly, France.

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