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Tapenade Bistro

3711 Bayview St. (2nd avenue), Richmond, British Columbia, Canada (Steveston)
604-275-5188
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Ranked #24 of 644 restaurants in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Steveston
Cross street: 2nd Avenue
Transit: Public transit stops appox one block away. See translink.ca for routing details
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  • English first
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English first
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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yvr
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
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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

North Vancouver, Canada
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

I was excited to find bouillabaisse on the menu. It was just ok. It was mostly fish and the fish was very overcooked. The fish tasted good, but was hard! The sauce was boring. It came with a piece of bread garnished with a sweet bland sauce. Service was friendly and good. Wine was good. Food was good, but overcooking... More

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Richmond, Canada
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Have enjoyed past visits but has been a hit and miss on menu choices. Our last visit in May, was a bit disappointing. Greeted by friendly restaurant owner and seated quickly, restaurant was not busy, empty tables through the evening. Server was polite when presenting us with menu specials. After drinks were brought, we ordered appetizers and dinners, My family... More

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Richmond, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Last year, I had brunch here and I liked it so I decided to come back. I reserved my table through OpenTable and I requested for a window table. When I arrived, there was an open window table but not clean yet, so I was seated inside. I asked to move afterwards. I don't think they even look at my... More

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vmorlet, General Manager at Tapenade Bistro, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback, Jessica we have tried to contact you a few times to rectify this situation and would love the opportunity to make this right by you. We strive to do the best job possible and if a situation occurs where the experience is sub par we endeavor to correct that issue for the future. please feel free... More

Canada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

We ordered 3 main courses: Duck Breast, Braised Veal Cheek Parpadelle, Albacore Tuna The duck breast comes in 2 pieces, I find duck quantity is a bit small but the meat is tender and juicy. Duck skin is crispy. My favorite is seared Albacore tune. The tune is not tried. Some other places uses pepper and garlic to mask out... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

I had a game hen with bacon wrap, and it was really wonderful. The service was great. I will be back very soon

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

HAve been dining here for years and never had a meal less than great. Vince and his staff provide a warm welcome and great meals. Worth a detour.

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Richmond, Canada
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6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We live nearby, eat out a lot. We have always enjoyed the selections, enjoyed the service, and satisfied with consistent excellence in the food itself. The prices are a tad on the high side, but we have observed that they are totally worth it. When we are in the mood for a fine dining experience we are not going to... More

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