This Casual French Bistro in East Van Might Be Gone But It Will Never Be Forgotten

The ever-evolving Restaurant Graveyard series looks back at the many shuttered establishments that have helped to propel Vancouver’s food and drink forward. Full A-Z with maps and photos here. May they never be forgotten!

Opened in the autumn of 2013, chef Brad Miller’s Bistro Wagon Rouge was the beloved follow-up to his wildly successful Red Wagon diner on East Hastings and a breath of fresh air to the 1800 block of Powell Street. Styled as a “blue-collar French bistro”, the transportive, beautifully designed space served up consistently excellent but unfussy bistro classics (pâtés, tartines, cassoulet, steak frites, beef bourguignon, etc.) and affordable wines right up until the day it closed in the late Autumn of 2019. It will be well-remembered for its wonderful service, gorgeous bar and accessible prices.

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