Restaurant Awards 2024: Best French Restaurants in Vancouver

If you're looking for the best French food in Vancouver, these five restaurants have got you covered.

The Best French Restaurants in Vancouver

Gold: St. Lawrence

It’s a four-peat for St. Lawrence: chef J-C Poirier’s ode to his home province holds tight to the top position in this incredibly competitive category. Quebecois classics are showcased with a very modern flair (for example, a perfectly executed tarte Tatin featuring local endive with a rutabaga reduction,
or a consommé made of roasted potato skins).

269 Powell St.

St. Lawrence

Silver: L’Abattoir

“J-C Poirier is so accomplished a chef, you’ll be hard-pressed to find fault with anything he creates,” raved one judge. Silver goes to Gastown’s L’Abattoir, where our 2024 Chef of the Year (page 32) Lee Cooper shines in his seasonal, always-fresh take on the classics—think Dungeness crab salad that’s bright with green apple and ginger. “So easy-going, it strikes a Vancouver chord,” said another judge, “but when it comes to food, it’s all seriousness and discipline.”

217 Carrall St.

L’Abattoir. Photo by Eric Milic Photography.

Bronze: Le Crocodile

Stalwart Le Crocodile takes bronze for the timeless and consistent creations of chef Michel Jacob’s last season behind the stove before he hands the reins to chef Rob Feenie.

100–909 Burrard St.

A gorgeous dish from this year's French Restaurant of the Year, Le Crocodile.
Le Crocodile

Honourable Mentions: Tableau and Collective Goods

Downtown star Tableau and relative newcomer (but instant East Side fave) Collective Goods collect well-earned honourable mentions.

Collective Goods, 3532 Commercial St.,
Tableau Bar and Bistro, 1181 Melville St.,

Find more of the best Vancouver restaurants on our list of 2024 Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Award winners.