Location: 663 E 15th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5T 2R6
French cuisine for those on a budget! Les Faux Bourgeois is the place to go for authentic french food without the posh ambiance and prices.
The restaurant is easy to find; just a bit north of Kingsway & Fraser. Though there isn’t much going on in the surrounding neighbourhood, inside Les Faux Bourgeois is very vibrant and welcoming.
Our server (he sounded French, so that added authenticity I suppose) was very attentive during throughout our dinner. He kept a friendly smile, refilled our water promptly, and offered loaves of bread (we loved their bread). He even fixed our wobbly table without us asking!
For our dinner, we ordered four dishes. Every one of them was under $30 :O
Soupe à l’oignon gratinée ($10)
A classic French onion soup. Beneath the layer of baked gruyère and mozzarella were large chunks of French bread drenched in soup. There were also caramelized onions and smoked bacon. Even with all the heavy ingredients, the soup wasn’t overly salty.
Mon Pleasant Picnic ($13)
This was a decadent plate of assorted cheeses, cured meats, pickled veggies, nuts, and jams & spreads. It was quite an adventure experimenting with all the flavour combinations. I didn’t know pickled cauliflower could be so tasty.
Filet de boeuf grillé ($25)
A beef tenderloin in red wine & shallot sauce. The steak was a bit charred on the outside, but still very moist and tender on the inside (medium rare). You can’t go wrong with steak and red wine. This dish also came with two other variations: mustard butter, or peppercorn sauce. We shall try those next time 🙂
(Nightly special) Pan Seared Duck Breast ($26)
Port jus, cauliflower purée, and roasted veggies. The duck breast was perfectly seared; the skin was salty and crackling, and the meat was tender and just slightly pink in the center. Very filling portion size too!
Molang Scores & Verdict
Would definitely go again!
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