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Tapenade Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
$$$
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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 47
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great ambience

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
Joyce T
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Richmond, Canada
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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93 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Richmond, Canada
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

A nice restaurant in a great location with a peek-a-boo view of the harbour. We requested one of the window tables to enjoy a bit of the view. The tables are spaced out, so you have some room. The wait staff was attentive and professional. The food was upscale, the portions just right for lunch, however not overly large. You... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Went late Nov/14 for lunch and early Dec/14 for dinner, and the service and meals were excellent both times. The servers cheerfully recommended dairy free entrees, or entrees which could be modified for my dietary restriction (lactose intolerance). The chef tweaked the NICOISE SALADE by giving me roasted potatoes instead of potato salad, and the combination of flavours was so... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

winter day late December, just the spot to visit to get out of the cold and enjoy a lovely lunch. The table choice was in a good spot and waiting staff were very attentive and professional. Food choice options on the menu were very wide ranging, mostly very very modern but excellent in taste and presentation. Thoroughly enjoyable and memorable.... More 

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Surrey, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This was a pre-arranged family gathering to celebrate my Dad's 92nd birthday and our niece's 12th birthday. So, 11 of us with reservations for 12.30 pm to enjoy a birthday brunch and a cake which my brother kindly picked up at his favourite bakery. We were all on time and seated by 12:30, ordered our drinks and followed with our... More 

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Richmond, Canada
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292 reviews 292 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

The Tapenade Bistro is located on Bayview Street directly across the street from Steveston Landing. I ordered French onion soup, strip loin and strawberry short cake. The service was prompt and my dinner selections flavourful. The prices are more modest than that of the restaurants in Steveston Landing. If arriving in Steveston Village during the summer months and especially on... More 

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Richmond, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I hadn't been to Tapenade for awhile when I was invited to join in a birthday celebration for a special friend arranged by the family. The choice of Tapenade could not have been better, the setting, the service, the food and the attention to detail made the evening memorable. Thank you.

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Vancouver, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We had an anniversary dinner last night at Tapenade Bistro in Steveston and we were delighted with both the meals and the service given to us by our knowledgeable and personal server, Kelsey. We shared an appetizer and had separate main courses, a bacon wrapped cornish game hen and I had a lamb sirloin with sweet breads. Both dinners were... More 

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vancouver, BC
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171 reviews 171 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
197 helpful votes 197 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

This is our first time at Tapenade as it was offered on Groupon; pay $30 for $60. We went on a Wed evening at 5pm and by the time we left at 7:30pm there was only 4 or 5 tables. I noticed that they had a Wed prix fixe dinner 3 course for $33 so I thought perhaps we can... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This is one of the best restaurants in Richmond. My family has been here countless times and we have tried most of the items on the menu. Both their meat and seafood options are executed well. My favourite would be the bouillabaisse - the broth is so aromatic and you get a generous sampling of seafood ranging from salmon, to... More 

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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?