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Tapenade Bistro

3711 Bayview St. (2nd avenue), Richmond, British Columbia, Canada (Steveston)
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Ranked #26 of 653 Restaurants in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Neighborhood: Steveston
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 2nd Avenue
Transit: Public transit stops appox one block away. See translink.ca for routing details
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Vancouver, Canada
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205 reviews 205 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

On a recent trip to Steveston, we stopped for lunch at the Tapenade Bistro. I ordered the roasted vegetable soup with basil pesto. OMG! This was one of the best soups I've ever eaten! It was so good I wanted the recipe! Delicious! My husband ordered the shrimp sandwich with fries and loved it. Slightly toasted bread loaded with shrimp,... More

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Delta, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This was our first time to the Tapenade Bistro, we arrived at around 6 pm on a Saturday night, late September, and were greeted at the door right away and taken to a window seat. The waitress was there very quick and in no time we were enjoying a bottle of wine.. the selection on the menu was small but... More

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Turton, United Kingdom
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180 reviews 180 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We visited this restaurant while on holiday in Steveston. We visited at weekend when the restaurants on the dockside were rammed, and this had lots of room. That may have been a bad omen but not so. The food was largely seafood based, hardly surprising given the location near the dock, and was cooked, presented and tasted great. 6 of... More

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Richmond, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The service is perfect. The setting perfect. Quiet enough to talk with your friend yet not too quiet the best part was the taste of the eggs Benedict I have eaten this dish in many restaurants - none have even come close to the Eggs Benedict at Tapenade . I have enjoyed this special brunch at least once a month... More

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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

A recent dinner at Tapenade Bistro promised to highlight a visit to Steveston, Richmond. A busy summer evening at the height of the sockeye salmon run seemed a good time for dinner for three. The reservation was for 8 pm which admittedly is a bit past normal prime dining time. Because of the evening cool three of us elected to... More

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37 reviews 37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I've visited tapenade in the past, but we decided to check it out again for dinner on "date night". The menu is new and exciting; everything sounds tasty. We ordered the octopus to share as a starter, I had the tuna and my husband tried the sous vide shortribs. The octopus (I've been spoiled by gordon ramsay and now have... More

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Vancouver, Canada
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Chester (currently dog sitting) , Susan and I went to Tapenade, sat outside in glorious weather on the patio. Chester was served his water first. We enjoyed a couple of caipirinhas, a superb salmon dish. Then I went backwards n had a fantastic foie gras plate, with some vino blanco. Superb service, as usual, thanks to Vince and his entire... More

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53 reviews 53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Happy Canada Day. After spending most of the day enjoying the events, we decided it was time for lunch. I had a nice seafood salad and my wife had the shrimp sandwich. The food was good and the outdoor patio was a fun place to people watch.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Great service, but the food left a lot to be desired. Ordered 3 mains...send 2 of them back....not normally a picky eater. Short ribs were all tasteless and very "fatty" and with little, to no taste...as for the salmon, it was almost raw...way undercooked. As others have stated...perhaps a little expensive ( but that is up to the individual), and... More

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Vancouver, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Very expensive practice entree's - potato salad with Albacore tuna? How how can you dry out short ribs? I had wanted to spoil my husband before Father's Day, but such limited choices on the menu and everything was just so disappointing. Great location wish such potential. Put in a tapas menu, hire a guitar player. Cook Good Food! I'm local... More

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vmorlet, Manager at Tapenade Bistro, responded to this review

PJK thanks for the comments. we do change the menu 3 times a year and the summer menu which you had is a bit more streamlined than our winter menus but at 25 items still some good choice. the fall menu will be out in september thanks More

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