October 17th, 2008
EAT OUR WORDS
We would never lead you into a dining faux pas—so we must lead you to Les Faux Bourgeois.
The month-old French bistro has been packed nightly (heed our call: reserve a week ahead) with a cool mix of Main Street mavens and hip empty nesters.
Built by the former owner of Jules Bistro in Gastown (now a Faux Bourgeois partner) the place looks more like an Old Montreal institution, with lacquered wood, a busy bar, and blown glass lights—rather than the Vietnamese restaurant it once was.
The menu is traditional too—think Frissé with lardons, piping hot pomme frîte, and a “Mount Pleasant Picnic” of charcuturie.
Still waiting on that table? In two weeks, the next-door café will become an evening spillover spot with its own bar. Better get dialing now.
Les Faux Bourgeois Bistro and Café, 663 East 15th Ave., 604-873-9733, www.lesfauxbourgeois.com