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“Super friendly, excellent fresh food (very french!) :-)”

Jules Casual French Bistro
Ranked #146 of 3,776 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$20 - US$30
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Gastown
Sarasota, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
997 reviews
708 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 465 helpful votes
“Super friendly, excellent fresh food (very french!) :-)”
Reviewed 29 August 2013

We really enjoyed Jules; the servers are super friendly and helpful (although the service can be a little slow - but just relax and enjoy the evening!)...

The food was excellent; really good appetizers, really good main courses and we even made it to dessert - which also was fabulous... we didn't leave feeling stuffed either because the portion sizes were just right...

Out of the 4 of us, one person had what they considered to be a boring main course, but everyone else enjoyed everything they ordered...

We wanted to sit outside as it was a gorgeous evening, but opted to sit inside in the end as it's such a beautiful building... brick walls with tile/mozaic floor and old oak tables/chairs... glad we did as the acoustics inside were fabulous (a little bit of noise/atmosphere) and the whole setting/ambience is very European...

We would definitely recommend a visit...

  • Visited August 2013
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English first
Vancouver, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
112 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Great food but the service has slipped just a little”
Reviewed 29 August 2013

This is our third visit to this restaurant. I am hoping that this was just an off night for the service. Our food was wonderful as usual and the ambiance is perfect however on this visit our service was not up to the usual standard we experienced on our previous 2 visits. The servers were not overly attentive. Part of the order was incorrect. We had to wait a significant amount of time before we finally had to ask for the bill. There just seemed to be a distraction and we began to feel like we were an imposition. We will return in the hopes this was just an off night because we do enjoy this restaurant.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Brian2082
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Vancouver, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great food, great service”
Reviewed 25 August 2013

4 Adults & 2 kids & everyone was very pleased.
Re salmon, IMPOSSIBLE for any restaurant to have assured supply of wild salmon, especially now. I had the Gazpacho, then Salmon Carpaccio, & Lamb for the entrée. All very good. Nice leisurely service with no rush, even though the place was very busy.
By the way, the owner is the chef. The silver haired fellow is the maître D.
No I am not affiliated with the restaurant OR catering business. This problem with getting wild salmon was explained to me by another restaurant owner, actually a Sushi restaurant. Even though they specialize in fish they have to rely on farmed salmon.
The area is known as Gastown, & surrounded by drug addicted homeless types. Time this was cleaned up anyway. Area is safe even at night. Lot's of tourists, lots of security.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank jerryatric
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Vancouver, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Don't eat here.”
Reviewed 7 August 2013

I have eaten here before a couple of times and the food and service were fine, but this time the head waiter (or owner - a long silver haired guy) was so rude and arrogant I won't go back. First he lauded his use of farmed salmon (full of chemicals and ruining the coast/environment) and then started criticizing the neighbourhood and local residents. The restaurant is part of the gentrification (in the worst way) of the area, many new businesses do what they can to help improve the area and employ local people where they can but this guy was completely oppositional to anyone living near or walking by that didn't look like they had money. Speaking of which, I won't be spending anymore of mine here in the future.

  • Visited August 2013
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Vancouver, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
197 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Charming”
Reviewed 5 August 2013

First, Jules is better at dinner time than at lunch time. The menus are different and somehow, the atmosphere improves with the dinner menu, Maybe patrons drink more! The dishes are well prepared. Meat dishes are excellent. Wine selection fine. Some servers have been regulars and there are new ones. The owner is attentive, but if one gets a new server, it might be an issue. Last time, we had to go to the bar to get our opened bottle of wine since all our glasses were empty -) The tables are quite close to each other, so noise level is high. An after-dinner walk around the neighbourhood, which seems to come alive at 9 pm, is also recommended. However, Jules is located in eastside Vancouver. Don't be turned off by the occasional drunk or prostitute. All part of urban life.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank mnng1222
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