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Restaurant type

  • Bistro,

Cuisine type

  • French,

Dishes

  • Steak,

Features

  • Wheelchair-accessible Restaurant,

Languages Spoken

  • English,
Location
663 15th Ave E, Vancouver, BC V5T 2R6
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Opening Hours *Holiday hours

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
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Rates:

  • $11 To $25,

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Meet the owner

Step into Les Faux Bourgeois, with its sleek mahogany paneling, charming French wait staff and joie de vivre ambiance, and you’d think you’d been transported to a bistro off Les Champs Elysées. But look across the street to the small park and you’ll remember you’re in Mount Pleasant’s Fraser and 15th triangle, an area ‘Fauxbo’ helped put on the map when Stephan Gagnon and Andreas Seppelt opened it in 2008. “We realized on the Eastside, aside from neighbourhood pubs and excellent Asian cuisine, there was no place to go out and get French food and a glass of wine,” says Andreas.

But it’s not just Mount Pleasant locals who flock here for a plate of Boudin Noir and what are known as the best steak frites in the city (just try getting a table without a reservation). People come from all over the lower mainland for their Fauxbo fix. What draws them, along with the excellent French comfort food, is the unpretentious vibe, so different from the white linen service of most French restaurants in Vancouver. “The idea was to create a bistro that was truly a bistro in the traditional sense like you’d find in Montreal or France – noisy, utilitarian, reasonably priced,” says Andreas.

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Ratings & Reviews - Les Faux Bourgeois Bistro

How would you rate this business?
December 1, 2020

We had a lovely dinner on Monday and the service was great! Thank you!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 30, 2020

It was awesome. There was not a single false note. The Tarte Alsacienne we shared as an appetizer was full of flavour. My wife's steelhead was cooked just right, not underdone, not overdone, it was light and melt in your mouth and she loved the sauce. My Coq au Vin was a huge contrast, that deep, dark, rich gravy I couldn't get enough of, with all the bits of bacon and onion; I didn't leave a scrap. Desserts were classic too, service was friendly and helpful. Great place.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 29, 2020

Always love a nice meal at Les Faux Bourgeois. They never disappoint.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 28, 2020

Service was great, and they had good covid procedures in place (plexiglass between tables, all staff in masks). Food was delicious, reasonably priced and good portions. We shared the French onion soup, beef tartare, mushroom tart, risotto and creme brulee. Would definitely go back and eat this meal again!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 27, 2020

A fantastic evening out in the midst of these most challenging times. Celebrating my wife's birthday and we needed to get out! The covid protocols employed were appropriate and explained well, in advance of our arrival. Our server was friendly, informed and professional - he helped to make the evening relaxed and enjoyable. The meals were excellent - just what we hoped for, and why we continue to return to Les Faux.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 23, 2020

Wow. We had an amazing night. The food was exceptional and took me back to France for a brief time during a Vancouver winter. Thank you

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 24, 2020

The food was fabulous - especially loved the pâté appetizer. Service was impeccable, friendly, professional in every way. Very good anti-Covid safety measures in place with limited numbers of diners, all separated by plexiglass barriers that do not detract from the usual atmosphere of the restaurant. My only minor complaint is that the restaurant is very dark. My very elderly guest and I needed a flashlight to read the menu. Otherwise, a perfect dinner out!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 22, 2020

We sat in the window. The service was excellent. Our waiter was friendly and attentative. The food was excellent. Everything about our entire evening was very good indeed. Thank you!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 22, 2020

We had a lovely dinner. My salmon was delicious and cooked perfectly! Or waiter was excellent and very accommodating. We will be back again soon!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 17, 2020

First time at Les Faux Bourgeois. Good service, great food and really good value for the dollar. Really enjoyed it and will definitely return.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 14, 2020

Everything is always wonderful here. Perfect service- attentive but not intrusive. The food is fantastic. They make it seem so easy here.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 13, 2020

Stellar food, excellent and upbeat service. A+

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 12, 2020

After not being able to go back home due to these weird times, it was very nice to have a break and have a tiny bit of home in a plate. The dinner was lovely, the staff as well. We had a wonderful time. Thanks for those good memories

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 9, 2020

Impeccable Covid protocols Warm and friendly staff Delicious food Great value 10 outta 10 every time! :)

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 9, 2020

We went to FB for my husband’s birthday. Everything was great: the food, atmosphere, the service, and the price. We felt very safe as there was sufficient distant between tables, staff wore masks, and host offered sanitation soap immediately. Music was soft and did not overwhelm. A couple of appetizers can be changed to a vegetarian option.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 6, 2020

We tried a bunch of French restaurants and we came back to this one cause... its just perfect. Good food, good atmosphere, awesome waiters. Merci!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 5, 2020

The food and service were amazing. Very professional and friendly staff. We had an amazing time. It was our first time, but won't the last one for sure. Thanks a lot.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 5, 2020

We ordered a bottle of wine from the menu and we were served a different bottle of wine, without the waiter informing us a different bottle would be served. We actually know the wine that was served very well, you can find it for $13.49 at the BC liquor store... When we told the waiter that the wine was different, the waiter was unapologetic and confrontational. We expected better service.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 1/5

November 4, 2020

Amazing food and service, as always. Beautiful atmosphere. Can’t wait to come back!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 1, 2020

Enjoyed our evening very much.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

November 1, 2020

Great service and delicious food!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 31, 2020

Love this restaurant- it is our spot for birthday treats. The food is always wonderful. Probably the best steak frites I’ve ever had. The service is warm and friendly whilst top quality. Can’t wait for the next visit.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 29, 2020

Superb as always. We will be back soon!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 28, 2020

Our server was perfect. She was genuine, helpful, and fun, especially considering the masked circumstances. Our table was nicely enclosed, but most of all, the food was incredible. Les Steak Frites all around. It was a birthday celebration. Just the best night.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 26, 2020

I love the friendly atmosphere and the good food

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 26, 2020

I couldn't ask for a better evening. The service was excellent, the food was decadently amazing. All executed with covid protocols. I'm so pleased with what was accomplished.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 24, 2020

Amazing food & outstanding service, we really appreciated the experience, thank you! Connie

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 20, 2020

Fabulous service and food!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 21, 2020

Professional yet relaxed service. Delicious food as usual.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 20, 2020

It was our 20th anniversary. The meal was one of the best we have had. Thank you for a memorable dinner.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

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