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Absinthe Bistro

1260 Commercial Dr | between Charles and Williams St., Vancouver, British Columbia V5L 3X4, Canada
+1 604-566-9053
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good19%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
French, European
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1260 Commercial Dr | between Charles and Williams St., Vancouver, British Columbia V5L 3X4, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is now my favourite restaurant, so please don't go there. It's hard to get a table. So good, I actually thought of writing an evil review so people wouldn't go there, so I could have it to myself! But i wouldn't do that to...More

2  Thank KRead3
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

First time here. Fixed menu with choice of 3 starters and 3 entrees and 3 desserts. $48.00. Well worth it. We had the tuna cervical garnished with some avocado. Excellent. Chicken liver terrine with garnishes also very good. Slow cooked pork belly confirm was outstanding...More

2  Thank ikslah
Reviewed 4 April 2018

We celebrated our 17th Anniversary here with friends on the weekend. My partner is from France. We wanted good food, good service, and a nice atmosphere without spending a small fortune. All of our wishes were met. The food was delicious, the bread great, and...More

2  Thank Steve C
Reviewed 24 February 2018

Saw great views about this restaurant on Tripadvisor and the restaurant didn't disappoint. Liked that they offer a 2 or 3 course menu option. Not many places do this in Vancouver. And the price point is good. Felt full afterwards. Too many restaurants charge entree...More

2  Thank Speedy688
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Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

My lady and I had a fantastic time at Absinthe Bistro , the place is small and cosy with Amazing staff,Amazing food and wine selections are nice.

3  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 29 December 2017

I love French as does my DIL, so for her birthday earlier this month, we ventured out to a new eatery for me and my guy. My son and his wife have frequented this bistro before so I had reasonably high expectations. And they delivered...More

1  Thank MillerTouch
Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

First off the couple that runs this place and the nicest people you will ever meet. The food though, I was dancing in my chair with each bite. We both ordered the 3-course meal each so we could try everything. The food is fantastic and...More

Thank Jen A
Reviewed 20 December 2017

A very nice little cozy French restaurant in Vancouver. The food is awesome and you would think your in France or Quebec. A highly recommend a reservation for this place. Especially on weekends. Definitely worth the price for the quality of the food.

1  Thank lorenso7891
Reviewed 6 November 2017

This really feels like a bistro in Paris & both the chef, Corey & his partner, Julianna met & trained there. It is good for both a romantic dinner & my go-to place to meet friends or to impress visitors to Vancouver with the city's...More

Thank VancouverMahout
Reviewed 20 October 2017

I have had the good fortune to have enjoyed on two different special occasions, the absolutely delectable food at Absinthe. Both times I visited the menu was different and both times I was served an outstanding meal. This is a small, cozy, yet dignified restaurant...More

Thank Peggy8819
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JandVVancouver_BC
23 July 2016|
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Response from Sandy C | Reviewed this property |
We also enjoyed our dinner there. I am not vegan or vegetarian, but am lactose intolerant, so I always check out a menu before going to a place. Once there I alert the server of my issue to make sure whatever I choose will... More
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Sharon M
10 April 2016|
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Response from Shawniebear | Reviewed this property |
You can take sky train to commercial drive then a bus...or walk from sky train.
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idemandthebest
8 August 2015|
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Response from old-jogger | Reviewed this property |
I would advise staying downtown Vancouver and taking a taxi or public transport (Skytrain) to Commercial Drive.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20 - US$32
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Friday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1260 Commercial Dr | between Charles and Williams St., Vancouver, British Columbia V5L 3X4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Commercial Drive
  • Neighbourhood: Commercial Drive
  • Phone Number: +1 604-566-9053
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Description
Absinthe Bistro offers modern and classic french cooking on Commercial Drive
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