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Tapenade Bistro - CLOSED

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PRICE RANGE
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Meals
Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Free Wifi, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Reservations

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Menu

STARTERS & SHARABLES‏
8
warm mediterranean olives
citrus and rosemary.
10
new england clam chowder
classic creamy chowder, warm bread.
13
garlic prawns
five tiger prawns sautéed in garlic shallot butter. served with warm bread.
13
chef’s balls
ground pork, veal and chuck meatballs braised in marinara. served with warm bread.
14
escargots
petit gris snails roasted in garlic parsley butter. served with warm bread.
14
bacon leek poutine
house cut kennebec potatoes, cheese curds, bacon leek cream gravy.
one person for 16
two person for 25
charcuterie
a selection of cured meats, cheeses, marinated pickled vegetables. served with warm bread.
SALADS
15
garden wedge
baby gem romaine, artichoke hearts, cherry tomatoes, watermelon radish, blue cheese, sherry vinaigrette.
15
tender beet salad
red beets, sherry vinaigrette, toasted walnuts, goats cheese, microgreens.
15
prosciutto and arugula salad
prosciutto wrapped arugula, oranges, sherry vinaigrette, blue cheese and grated parmesan.
17
smoked duck salad
house smoked‏ duck breast, arugula, cherry tomatoes, bourbon marinated cherries, goat cheese, sherry vinaigrette.
STEAMERS‏
17
salt spring island mussels
choice of bacon and leek or white wine garlic cream. 1 pound servings with fries, aioli, warm bread.
17
manila clams
spicy serrano cream sauce. 1 pound servings with fries, aioli, warm bread.
HANDY SANDIES
served with fries or house salad.
15
bayview burger
6 oz ground chuck patty, dijon aioli, blue cheese, arugula, tomatoes, cornichons.
15
chef’s crispy chicken
buttermilk marinated spicy chicken thighs, cayenne mayo, lettuce and tomato.
15
seared steelhead sandwich
cooked medium fillet, served open faced with goat cheese crèma, pickled red onions, microgreens.
15
duck reuben
house smoked duck breast, pickled cabbage, gruyere, dijon aoili.
15
falafel po’ boy
falafel, shredded romaine, tomatoes, pickles, aoili.
MAINS‏
22
pan seared steelhead
cooked medium fillet, lemon scented cous cous, seasonal vegetables, herb oil. burrowing owl pinot gris or kim crawford sauvignon blanc
22
wild goose riesling
eagle bluff pinot noir
cioppino
clams, mussels, prawns, fish, chorizo and fingerling potatoes in a spicy tomato broth.
34
wild goose riesling
kim crawford sauvignon blanc
sablefish
pan roasted sablefish, wild mushroom risotto, seasonal vegetables, goat cheese crèma.
16
blue mountain chardonnay
eagle bluff pinot noir
risotto
wild mushroom,‏ sundried tomato and leeks creamy risotto, finished with grana padano.
18
burrowing owl pinot gris
blasted church “big bang”
autumn pappardelle
al dente pappardelle, sundried tomatoes, artichoke hearts, wild mushrooms, marinara, grana padano.
22
tom gore cabernet sauvignon
santa julia reserve malbec
trottole ragout
short pasta, braised beef ragout, grana padano.
22
ex nihilo merlot
tom gore cabernet sauvignon
lamb shank
slow braised lamb shank, spaetzle, seasonal vegetables, rosemary jus.
22
blue mountain chardonnay
wild goose riesling
“smothered johnny”
crispy fried chicken thighs, garlic parmesan smashed potatoes, seasonal vegetables, bacon leek gravy.
24
“cassoulet”
house smoked duck breast, german bratwurst, slow stewed tender white beans.
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Reviewed January 18, 2017

The owner, the Chef and the staff are amazing. Every visit here is an event. Highly recommended. Very good athmosphere too.

Date of visit: August 2016
1  Thank Screenname04
Reviewed November 27, 2016

If you are presenting yourself as a French style Bistro you really need to be sure of your basic French cuisine. After arguing about a Kir [the classic cocktail invented by the namesake mayor of dijon] that was made incorrectly with sparkling wine I ordered...More

Date of visit: November 2016
1  Thank LocavoreGuy
Reviewed November 17, 2016 via mobile

We got together to celebrate the retirement of one of our team leaders. This place was wonderful - the atmosphere was fantastic, it was quiet so we could talk at reasonable levels and the food was wonderful. I would highly recommend and would come back...More

Date of visit: November 2016
1  Thank noddson
Reviewed November 14, 2016

Had lunch here. Burger and fries. Trouble is with burgers ,is that folks are constantly trying to improve on them, beyond the point where you begin to wonder if it's a burger at all! Just use good ingredients, fresh condiments and go with it ....More

Date of visit: November 2016
1  Thank Allan H
Reviewed November 14, 2016

Not realizing the menu had changed, I went there for brunch with a friend. We were not disappointed. We shared 3 appys -- mussels in white wine sauce, prawns, and beet salad. They came with the most delicious warm herbed bread and the mussels also...More

Date of visit: November 2016
1  Thank novascotiakate
Reviewed October 30, 2016

We were out for a business lunch in Steveston on this wet Wednesday afternoon. We arrived around 1:00 (with a reservation) and we were the only 3 patrons throughout our stay. The three of us shared the following dishes: • Garlic Prawns ($13) - five...More

Date of visit: October 2016
Thank Bottomshelfhockey
Reviewed October 1, 2016

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...More

Date of visit: September 2016
Thank Sean D
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...More

Date of visit: September 2016
Thank alcathy
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...More

Date of visit: April 2016
1  Thank Robert T
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...More

Date of visit: August 2016
2  Thank Bart B
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