Le Crocodile Restaurant

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Restaurant type

  • Bar,
  • Restaurant,
  • Fine Dining,
  • French Cuisine,

Cuisine type

  • French,

Features

  • Extensive Wine List,

Atmosphere

  • Romantic,
  • Casual,
  • Family,

Products and Services

  • Restaurant,
  • Classic French Cuisine,
  • Vancouver Fine Dining,
  • Chef Michel Jacob,
  • Best French Restaurant Awards,
  • Four Diamond Award-winner,
    • Restaurant Hall Of Fame,
  • more...
  • less...

Languages Spoken

  • English,
  • French,
Location
909 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2N2
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  • $11 To $25,

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Meet the owner

Entering Vancouver’s famed Le Crocodile is like stepping back in time and place, to an elegant Parisian café of La Belle Epoque. Rich dark wood meets cheerful Provence yellow; intricate black and white tiling is dreamily covered with Persian runners. The fine-dining landmark has been the crème de la crème of French cuisine in Vancouver ever since it first opened in 1983. Le Crocodile has earned countless industry awards and shows no sign of stopping; the restaurant receives 4-Diamond status annually and continues to be lauded by high-brow culinary publications from at home and abroad.

Owner and Chef Michel Jacob opened Le Crocodile in honour of Au Crocodile restaurant in his hometown of Strasbourg in France’s north-eastern Alsace region. The young chef-in-training was inspired by the unforgettable food and impeccable service. Years later, after working in Europe, then Montreal, and finally Vancouver, Michel was able to pay homage to his Michelin-ranked inspiration with his own version. Chef Michel continues to come to the restaurant each night to cook in the kitchen for his guests.

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Spots for a glass of wine in Vancouver's West End

Spots for a glass of wine in Vancouver's West End

The decor is stunning, the food presentation is impeccable and the service is friendly. It’s the best of fine French dining with none of the snootiness. The wine list is rotated regularly based on availability, popularity and quantity, so ask your server for a recommendation.

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If you must visit a high-end restaurant while staying in Vancouver, it has to be Le Crocodile. For starters, the refined downtown restaurant is owned and operated by local celebrity chef Michele Jacob, who is known for crafting upscale traditional French dishes with innovative twists (rumor has it he’s even created a raw-vegan version of a traditional French meal for singer Bryan Adams). Heralded as one of Vancouver’s – if not Canada’s – finest French establishments, you’ll remember your meal here for years to come.

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Best restaurants for a solo meal in Vancouver

Why treat yourself to an evening at Le Crocodile? Because you deserve it, of course – that, and it’s more affordable to dine solo at this luxe French establishment. Seated at the serene, private terrace, enjoy up to six courses (if you dare) of elegantly prepared dishes such as fois gras crème brûlée and sole in butter sauce. For the essential French experience, arrive late for steak frites at the bar. If you’re lucky, renowned chef Michele Jacob may join you after his shift.

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