Absinthe Bistro is an owned and operated family business based on the idea of bringing fresh and flavourful French food to Vancouver.

Cory and his Colombian wife Juliana met in Lyon while Cory was attending the Culinary School Paul Bocuse. Two years later they moved to Paris where Cory had the opportunity to work for Chef Michel Rostang.

After living in France for over 6 years, Cory and Juliana returned to his natal Vancouver to pursue their dream of opening their own restaurant.

"Our passion for French food and commitment to offer an enjoyable food experience, make of Absinthe Bistro a place where customers can discover a taste of France on the Drive" Cory and Juliana


  • Sokkyu Higurashi
    July 10, 2018 at 6:30 pm

    It’s always a great dinner whenever we come here. From the simple, yet elegant menu, to the delightful cocktails, there are no unnecessary frivolties. Chef Cory Pearson and his wife Juliana offer a casual fine dining experience that’s very much like you’ve invited for dinner at their home.

    Definitely better to get a reservation, it can get quite busy and deservedly so. The food is well worth the wait.

  • Damien Ryan
    August 15, 2018 at 6:31 pm

    What a great French meal we had. .. there was 5 of us there for a delicious Friday evening dinner. Our hostess was a true delight. .. as was her chef husband…. Look for the fun photos in the Restroom that highlights the background history to the restaurant

  • Jennifer Nuce
    September 10, 2018 at 6:31 pm

    Delightful French bistro. We ordered the octopus, tomato soup with prawns, duck, bouillabaisse and creme brûlée. The food was simply delicious. Everything was just right, not too little or too much of anything. Normally I love Saffron in my bouillabaisse, but the simple well prepared dish allowed me to really enjoy the seafood. Service was wonderful. Vancouver really needs places like this and I am so happy the Abisnthe bistro is here. ❤️ definitely try the Absinthe. 😉

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