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“Tres' disapointed”
Review of Le Cafe Francais

Le Cafe Francais
Ranked #4 of 331 Restaurants in Nanaimo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 8 - US$ 40
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Description: French little bistro. Authentique home cooking
Reviewed 7 April 2012

A recent business trip to Nanaimo provided an opportunity for my wife and I to try Le Cafe Francais. First the good news, the downtown location was close to our hotel, the waiter was charming and attentive. We decided to share a shrimp appi and when it was put on the table we were surprised to see the shrimp in a pool of tomato sauce, we weren't expecting that and thought it an odd combination. The wine was good, the fresh baked bread was good, the main courses were both disappointing. My wife's crepe shell was underdone and the chicken filling was pieces of overcooked thigh meat with little or no sauce, or flavour but very salty. My shrimp and scallop coquille was bland and the sauce was thin enough to be called soup.
The creme bruille was excellent but did not make up for the preceding disasters.

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Reviewed 1 April 2012

My husband and I decided to treat ourselves to diner at Le Cafe Francais. The waiter was very friendly and accomodating, the food was just out of this world, it is fresh and is prepared for you at the time that you order.. so there is nothing pre made and sitting under a heat lamp, served in a very timely manner and such a great choice of different wines at a very decent price. We loved it so much in fact, we now come for diner every Friday night.

Excellent food, quantity, and quality are amazing and VERY well priced.
Such a great variety of choices on their menu.
Chef Gilles is a really great person and so funny. His staff is wonderful as well.

Merci le Cafe Francais for our wonderful Friday Nights!


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2  Thank Justus7381
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Reviewed 31 March 2012

I Loved it thats all i gotta say the food,wine,service and the chef comes to your table to ask how everything was at the end of your meal very proffesional u gotta go

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2  Thank stephaneblondeau
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Reviewed 20 March 2012

Fine dining in the downtown core. Tastes authentic. Amazing delicate sauces. Try the Escargot if you dare.

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Reviewed 27 February 2012

Friendly, family run, authentic french restaurant. Excellent service and food. All 5 of us from out of town raved about it. The value was exceptional and the atmosphere was comfortable. Highly recommended on all accounts. We will all return next time in town.

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1  Thank chris b
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