Between their beautiful people and bustling bistros, we've long dreamt of living in Paris. But with the opening of The Corner Suite Bistro De Luxe, we have both just by pulling up a barstool in our own borough.
The luxe interior boasts bright blue Louis XV chairs, Victorian tiles, tufted black leather and the same extravagant espresso machine the Pope uses. And their service extends to having your favourite bottle of wine on hand when you come in—just send them an email.
Like bistros across the Atlantic, there's a simple wine list and standbys like steak frites and French onion soup, but The Corner Suite does them one better—make that three—with serious cocktails, slick décor and superior service. Dubbed “The Genuine Article,” their cocktail menu is a 30-page tome of classic and contemporary cocktails worth clinking.
As for the beautiful people, even if there isn't a crowd, the proprietor triumvirate of chef Anthony Sedlak, bartender Steve Da Cruz and manager Andre McGillivray ought to keep you sufficiently distracted.
The Corner Suite Bistro De Luxe, 850 Thurlow St., Vancouver, 604-569-3415, www.thecornersuite.com