Les Faux Bourgeois – Vancouver

Les Faux Bourgeois (French for The Fake Middle Class), is one of the most popular restaurants on Dinehere and Urbanspoon, and has pretty good reviews.  One of my foodie goals was to dine there during my Christmas vacation back in Vancouver.  A family friend (and my blog reader!) suggested we either go for afternoon tea or try Les Faux Bourgeois… of course Les Faux Bourgeois!!

It was negative degrees Celsius that night but there were customers standing outside, waiting for the restaurant to open!

It’s a French bistro.. nice cozy atmosphere.. unpretentious service.. the servers wore casual clothing!

COQUILLES ST. JACQUES (Seared Qualicum Bay scallops in mornay gratinée)  .. dad loved it, especially the sauce..

SOUPE A L’OIGNON GRATINÉE (Caramelized onion, smoked bacon, Gruyère, Mozzarella).. Great taste and flavour.. not too salty!

ESCARGOTS DE BOURGOGNE (Classic, parsley and garlic butter).. again, I think Jimmy’s has the best escargots.. this one isn’t garlicy enough. and it’s served out of the shell!

ASSIETTE DE CHARCUTERIE (Daily assortment of local charcuterie, cornichons and Dijon)

PHEASANT AND RABBIT PITHIVIERS (rabbit in a puff pastry with braised red cabbage, grilled oyster mushrooms, rabbit jus).. This was my first time having rabbit! I thought it would taste “gamey” but it tasted like mashed chicken.  I love the puff pastry.. very light and buttery!

CANARD CONFIT (Crispy duck leg confit, du puy lentils, green beans and grain mustard jus)

SAUMON POELÉ (Pan roasted wild Salmon, braised kale, saffron mash, dill and mustardseed crème fraîche)

FILET DE BOEUF GRILLÉ (Tenderloin with potato gratin and glazed vegetable). my friend took a bite and said the meat melted in his mouth!

LE STEAK FRÎTES (Hanger Steak served with fries)

Lemon Cream Tart

Classic Crème Brûlée

Nut crusted Chocolate Silk Cake

Les Faux Bourgeois is definitely a restaurant I would return to! Fantastic food and even more fantastic prices (Less than $20 per entrée and less than $10 for appetizers) !!

FAIM? OUI OUI!!!

Les Faux Bourgeois

663 East 15 Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5T 2R6
(604) 873-9733

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