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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food good atmoshere

We went there and sat on the Patio for Canada Day. Good food verging on fine dining although I had fish and chips. Fish and chips were like tempura which I enjoy. Others had the burger and the nicoise salad. We also had a beet salad starter. Everyone enjoyed the meal.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
tdmy
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Surrey, Canada
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Surrey, Canada
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46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We went there and sat on the Patio for Canada Day. Good food verging on fine dining although I had fish and chips. Fish and chips were like tempura which I enjoy. Others had the burger and the nicoise salad. We also had a beet salad starter. Everyone enjoyed the meal.

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Tapenade was pretty different for Steveston Village back when it opened in 2003. It offered some different choices back then other than the usual fish and chip fare. Fast forward to 2015 and the menu hasn't changed much. The same old standard bistro food, with portions smaller now. Patio is plain, some flowers might add a dash of colour, background... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Not impressed. All the empty seats on a very nice busy Friday evening should have been the first clue. Every other restaurant we walked by was packed. Appetizers are tiny and do not taste good. We were told they would be enough to satisfy four. Satisfy The serving of bread was just one small piece for each person at the... More 

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vancouver
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Four of us locals visited this Bistro on a Travelzoo promo. We were seated promptly although we were late , they seemed not to mind. Server was quick with drinks, suggestions, and a great quick wit which made the delicious halibut , chicken, and pork selections very enjoyable. Beet salad was wonderful, and this comes from someone who would never... More 

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Toulouse
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Having had excellent Candian food for 3 weeks we decided to go to a French restaurant to prepare us for re-entry. We were not disappointed - we had a good, authentic Bistro lunch. Food, service, wine all fine. It doesn't have much of a view but is well worth a visit.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Staff were helpful and very pleasant to deal with. We had reservations for 6:00 pm but since we were done wandering around Steveston area at 5:00 pm, we asked if it was okay to take our meal an hour early. They not only agreed to do it, they put us in a private room where 7 of us can have... More 

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Richmond, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

My first experience with this restaurant was in taking a potential donor to a society while I wooed him for a donation. Unfortunately the acoustics of this restaurant were so bad that we were unable to hear each other. Added to that the service was painfully slow and the food was not inspiring. Fortunately the fellow took mercy on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 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
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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
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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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Address: 3711 Bayview St. (2nd avenue), Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
Phone Number: 604-275-5188
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Richmond>  > Steveston
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Mediterranean

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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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