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Tapenade Bistro

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Steveston
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3711 Bayview St. (2nd avenue), Richmond, British Columbia, Canada (2nd Avenue)
Public transit stops appox one block away. See translink.ca for routing details
604-275-5188
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 14
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Menu not exactly as advertised online menu

Beware that the online menu has many Items on it that are not currently being served, so if your are looking for say the French onion soup or steak tartare or about eight other dishes that are on the "online menu" you might be disappointed. Maybe call ahead. We have been to Tapenade many times... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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102 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • French first
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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Wow!!!!! Everything was more than perfect for the Private Party. The host really knows how to do it well. The food was fabulous. The entertainment a smash! I would highly recommend for any reason 🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈

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Lafayette, California
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Nice decor and service top notch. We were there for lunch. The fish & chips were well cooked but the fish was totally bland. The shrimp sandwich was served with toasted white bread. The aioli dressing was tasteless - again there was little, if any, seasoning. The shrimp, tomatoes were fresh but altogether the sandwich was blah.

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Richmond, Canada
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

As the fine dining option in Steveston, this restaurant falls flat in many areas. The service is lackluster even with the restaurant a third full. Food is very mediocre with the lack of seasoning and finesse. My partner and I felt very uncomfortable with the atmosphere this restaurant brings. I feel there are not much value to be had here.

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Beware that the online menu has many Items on it that are not currently being served, so if your are looking for say the French onion soup or steak tartare or about eight other dishes that are on the "online menu" you might be disappointed. Maybe call ahead. We have been to Tapenade many times over the years since it... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

A friend and I chose Tapenade Bistro in Steveston for a birthday dinner and were very impressed with everything. Hadn't been there in a long time but will certainly go again soon. We shared an order of carpaccio to start and it was fresh and lovely - served with arugula and some berries which seemed to be pickled. We both... More 

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Queen Charlotte
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202 reviews 202 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
190 helpful votes 190 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Tapenade Bistro is located across the street from Steveston Harbor. It offers outdoor dining on a nice day, and a cozy inner space for normal Steveston weather. The menu is French, with a serious nod toward its fishing-port location. We had lunch on the veranda on a sunny March day, and the Fish Special, sockeye salmon, was well-executed and well-presented.... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We had a big group come up and and some were vegans. We wanted to re-arrange the seating etc. They said they could handle this but when we got their we had to sort of re-do things. I think they made a valiant effort to make our vegan guest happy. My bouillabaisse was ok. From what I have been reading,... More 

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Steveston, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I just had a party here with 72 people and it was perfection from start to finish. We had salad, main dish and dessert from 3 prefix menu selections and not one complaint from anyone? I am not sure how they managed to serve us all on time with hot delicious food but they did? Vince and his staff are... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We booked the entire restaurant for a large gathering of 75 people with dinner and entertainment. The level of professionalism of Vince and his staff was second to none. Their service was seamless and the food was fantastic. They also were involved in coordinating the entertainment logistics and were excellent in every respect. On top of that, you can see... More 

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Richmond, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Friendly staff, excellent service. The food is excellent. Good for special occassion or just out with friends.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3711 Bayview St. (2nd avenue), Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
    (2nd Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: Public transit stops appox one block away. See translink.ca for routing details
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Richmond>  > Steveston
  • Neighborhood: Steveston
  • Phone Number: 604-275-5188

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?