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Cuisine Quebecois

Classic French cuisine with Quebecois inspiration, St. Lawrence is haute country cooking at its finest. With a rustic menu created from childhood memories, Chef J-C Poirier dusts off and reimagines the classics in a vibrant and intimate setting. St. Lawrence is filled with stories surrounding both French and Quebecois food and wine culture, and guests will be captivated by those stories with every plate and glass.

Dine with us

We accommodate parties of up to five people in our dining room, at our Chef’s counter, and at our bar.

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About St. Lawrence

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A heartfelt homage to Chef/Owner Jean-Christophe (J-C) Poirier’s heritage, formative years in Quebec and early experience in renowned Montréal restaurants, St. Lawrence offers a marriage of classic French cuisine and the gastronomic identity and culture of Les Québécois.

French spirits serve as the backbone of classic and signature cocktails, while the exclusively French wine list offers the perfect complement to Chef Poirier’s rustic, signature haute country cooking and underscores the fact that at St. Lawrence, simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication.

Since opening in 2017, St. Lawrence is proud to have been singled out for numerous accolades, including: No. 4 on enRoute magazine’s 2018 list of Canada’s Best New Restaurants; Vancouver Magazine awards for Best New Restaurant (2018), Restaurant of the Year (2018 and ’19) and Chef of the Year (2019); and No. 5 on the prestigious 2019 ranking of Canada’s 100 Best Restaurants.

At its heart, St. Lawrence showcases time-honoured traditions in an elevated-yet-approachable space where food, drink and atmosphere combine for a transportive dining experience unlike any other.

 
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CHEF’S COUNTER

Our chef's counter is a table-height granite countertop that faces into our open-concept kitchen and offers side-by-side seating. We seat parties of one or two in this area with a total of six seats available. Reserve

 

 

 TRADITIONAL BAR

Our traditional, full-service bar offers side-by-side seating for between one and five guests at a higher bar top with our full menu available. Reserve

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 OUR TeaM

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J-C POIRIER

OWNER/EXECUTIVE CHEF

Originally from Quebec, J-C has been a fixture on the Canadian culinary scene for more than 25 years. After voyaging west in 2004 and helming kitchens at a number of notable Vancouver restaurants he launched passion project St. Lawrence in 2017, where he indulges his razor-sharp focus, dedication to craft, and affinity for time-honoured traditions. Read more…

ASHLEY KURTZ

CHEF DE CUISINE

Armed with classical training and skills earned working in local kitchens and Michelin-starred restaurants overseas, Ashley embarked on a longstanding, like-minded culinary collaboration with Head Chef J-C Poirier years ago. Today, Ashley leans on his mother’s French-Canadian heritage as inspiration in the creation of St. Lawrence’s signature fare.

 
 

DANIELLE McALPINE

GENERAL MANAGER

After sharpening her management skills in a number of top rooms throughout Vancouver, Danielle found her ideal home commanding the front of house at St. Lawrence. Danielle choreographs each night’s service with the deft touch of a seasoned industry veteran and views the team and guests alike as extended family.

YACINE SYLLA

BAR MANAGER

Yacine earned his bar degree in a number of top restaurants in Paris and London before putting down roots in Vancouver in 2008. At St. Lawrence, his genuine warmth, cocktail knowledge and dedication to showcasing French and Quebecois products provide a perfect complement to the restaurant’s cozy, homespun feel and authentic cuisine.