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Le Crocodile Restaurant Review: Vancouver's Le Crocodile will celebrate its 30th anniversary in 2014. Professional service matched with chef-owner Michel Jacob's French cuisine is presented in a serene dining room set with crisp white tablecloths and lush floral displays that attract a business crowd at lunch, and visitors, romantic couples and generations of families in the evenings. It's also not uncommon to see a fraternity of local chefs dining out together. Jacob's traditional cooking married with seasonal West Coast ingredients resonates in a classic Alsatian onion tart, oven-roasted bone marrow, and a foie gras terrine and foie gras crème brûlée duo. Other “must taste” dishes include slow-braised rabbit legs, grilled wild British Columbia salmon, and roasted Fraser Valley duck breast. A weekly five-course chef's menu at $75 might just be one of the best deals in town. The key to Le Crocodile's success? "Consistency, year in, year out. It's the hardest thing to do," says Jacob, who is often spotted in the dining room chatting with guests. The wine list offers impeccable French selections together with some of BC's best bottles, along with tasty picks from other parts of the globe. A fine Cognac or vintage Armagnac is an ideal finish to a memorable meal.