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Tapenade Bistro

$$ - $$$
Canadian, Seafood, Mediterranean
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3711 Bayview St, Richmond, British Columbia V7E 3B6, Canada (2nd Avenue)
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walking around Steveston Village with friends, with our names on the wait list for another restaurant, we noticed a chalkboard outside Tapenade Bistro announcing their new menu. Our local friends hadn't been their since new ownership took over, so we cancelled our previous plans and grabbed a seat. Our server Sara was prompt and pleasant. Her wine and dinner recommendations... More 

Thank Sean D
richmond, BC
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

Decent happy hour $5 for beer & wine 3pm to 5 pm, limited selections. Appys on special as well, we ordered 1 lb of mussels, comes with fries and bread with garlic mayonnaise $18, I think it's worth it. Great comfortable patio, to see and to be seen. Steveston dock is right across the street.

Thank alcathy
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Tapenade had long been my favourite Richmond higher end restaurant but it has slipped under new ownership. The food is still good, but no more linen and silverware and a seriously less elegant or refined menu. They used to have a real chef but this is no longer in evidence. OK for a burger or grilled salmon but now disappointingly... More 

Thank Robert T
Nieuwerkerk aan den Yssel, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

Tapenade Bistro ‘Simple yet Elegant’ Steveston Village, Richmond BC, Canada In the lively village of Steveston BC, there is a wide choise of restaurants, specially on the seafront overlooking the harbour and the south arm of the Fraser river. Just a few meters away from the tourist crowds you will find the Tapenade Bistro. The secluded natural setting of the... More 

2 Thank Bart B
Vancouver BC
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86 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

This restaurant is sitting on the main street of Steveston and has a nice outdoor patio. I had not been to this place for awhile, and I was not really satisfied with the food or service last time, but thought I would give it another try. The service was indeed not very good again! Different staff but the same sort... More 

1 Thank BarbaraJVancouverBC
Richmond, Canada
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016

This restaurant has fallen a long way from its original standard. It has a great location and good patio but the menue is limited and expensive. Your bill can creep up on you in no time and at the end you feel you've paid good money for mediocre quality. My chefs meat balls served on a piping hot cast iron... More 

Thank Kathleen B
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115 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016

My wife and I had dinner with another couple at Tapanade Bistro during a recent visit to Vancouver. It was a sunny, cool July evening. Dinner on an outside patio across from the fishing pier in Steveston seemed like the perfect place for a Friday evening dinner. Mistake! Should have paid closer attention to some of the recent review on... More 

Thank Eric22754
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24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

What more can u ask for? I always go back to the same restaurant when I am at Fisherman Wharf. If you go there before five, you can also enjoy the happy hour price for food too besides the drink. All the dishes we have ordered are good. Reasonable price.

1 Thank Hotpu
Richmond, Canada
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2016

I used to love this restaurant~ Now it is really poor (and this is being generous). The service was terrible, the food was poor quality for the price, and the dessert (fruit cobbler) was made in the microwave~not at all the same quality as with the previous ownership.

Thank martini66
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49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2016

I have eaten here many times in the past and was never disappointed. However since the ownership change, I have been here 3 times and have yet to have a decent meal. The servers (or those that are left) are now very casually dressed, yet prices remain high.As other reviewers have stated this place is having an identity crisis, and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
Canadian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3711 Bayview St, Richmond, British Columbia V7E 3B6, 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

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