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Le Crocodile Vancouver, BC

May 8th, 2008 · No Comments

Took Mom out for lunch for an early mother’s day celebration and I couldn’t have picked a better spot. Le Crocodile has been open for over 20 years and for good reason. The service was excellent and the food was classic french fare. Best – the amuse-bouche from the chef which consisted of a wild mushroom tart and the thin crispy shoe-string fries. In general, the food was pretty good with a few minor misses – did not really care for the seafood dish (mixed grill of halibut, prawns and salmon in saffron cream sauce) nor the ?herbed dumplings (? have no idea what they were – some slightly chewy herbed starch balls would be a vague general description) and the spaetzle was disappointing (especially compared to Fuel). Also tried the classic alsatian onion tart with curly endive salad (generous portion, nothing special and probably wouldn’t order it again), slow-braised lamb shank “provencal-style” with roasted garlic, glazed shallots and tomato fondu \, and the veal medallions with chanterelle sauce and spaetzle. Extensive wine list and interesting aperitifs. The decor is pleasant but nothing special but what do you expect – this is not your average trendy fly-by-the-night eating spot.

Overall, I would go back again. It’s a great place to bring parents/family or for a quiet romantic celebration.

909 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC V6Z 2N2, Canada
(604) 669-4298.

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