The Oakwood Canadian Bistro

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  • 2741 West 4th Avenue
    Vancouver BC V6K 1P9


Oakwood Canadian Bistro

The Oakwood Canadian Bistro is a fun and unpretentious neighbourhood room specializing in down-to-earth Canadian fare and casual service. The bistro welcomes with a chic Canadian log cabin feel, while the name pays homage to the reclaimed wood materials used in the space, as well as Kitsilano’s tree-themed street names. A staff of passionate industry professionals—from Owner Mike Shea, General Manager Jeff Parr and Executive Chef Mike Robbins—ensures a quality, welcoming experience.

The concept for the Oakwood Canadian Bistro was drawn from classic French bistros, in which families invited the public into their homes to eat simply prepared, locally grown food in a warm, casual setting. Striving to utilize local, Canadian ingredients whenever possible, Executive Chef Michael Robbins and his team are guided by a food philosophy focused on fresh, house-made dishes influenced by French techniques. The small, seasonally changing menu—which features Canadian classics alongside the international melting pot cuisine that Canada is renowned for—caters to market availability and the sustainability of the products. All meats are organic, local and free of hormones and antibiotics, while the seafood is sustainable, seasonal and Ocean Wise certified. From the breads and pastas to the butchery and sauces, all products are made in-house with quality and consistency. At the bar, guests will find an excellent selection of 11 local craft beers, classic cocktails and an expertly chosen wine list.

The Oakwood Canadian Bistro welcomes with a comfortable, down-to-earth room designed by Mike Shea, who was inspired by restaurants he has experienced on his travels. Shea worked with SSDG Interiors and master carpenter Roman Mann to help implement his vision for the 85-seat room, which features key design elements — including a 16-seat communal table — made from reclaimed fir, oak and cedar. The welcoming patio seats 15 guests.

Dine Out Dinner Menu

Dine Out Menus are available between Jan 16 and Feb 1, 2015


Neighborhood: Kitsilano, West Side Cuisine Type: Canadian Dinner Menu Price: $28 Gluten-Free Menu Option: Yes


Appetizer 1: Choice of three: Smoked confit chicken, endive, celery and apple ribbons, slow cooked grapes, bacon vinaigrette OR Caramelized onion soup, roasted mushrooms, bacon lardons, thyme oil, cheddar and garlic herb baguette OR Bacon and kombu dusted albacore tuna, miso eggplant puree, lime orange gel, kimchi spiced kohlrabi, sesame snow


Entree 1: Choose one of three: Olive oil poached sable fish, smoked fish glace, confit leek, romanesco, potato croquette, creme fraiche, bacon crumb OR Bacon wrapped ham hock ballontine, apple bbq sauce, popcorn grits, creamed spinach and broccolini OR Orecchiette, bacon parmesan cream, shemiji mushrooms, peas, pangrattato and pea shoots Add a seared scallop $6 Add shaved foie gras $5 A la carte entree Pan roasted duck breast, bacon powder, truffle brown butter cream, caramelized pear, salt baked celeriac, shaved foie gras $23


Dessert 1: Choice of two: Pistachio dessert Apple dessert

Beverages, tax and gratuity are extra.



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