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Tapenade Bistro

3711 Bayview St. (2nd avenue), Richmond, British Columbia, Canada (Steveston)
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Ranked #22 of 646 restaurants in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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77 reviews from our community

80% Recommend
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English first
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

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
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
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
4 reviews 4 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

North Vancouver, Canada
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
42 reviews 42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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

Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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