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Tapenade Bistro

Canadian, Seafood, Mediterranean
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3711 Bayview St., Richmond, British Columbia V7E 3B6, Canada (2nd Avenue)
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars 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 

Thank CanadaTravelchick
Richmond, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

Since under new ownership Tapenade is NOT the restaurant it used to be - it has gone casual with fine dining prices. Service is still good but find the food is just OK - had a hamburger that was so dry had to ask for ketchup to moisten it up. I wanted a cappuccino after only to discover they have... More 

2 Thank heriot123
Richmond, Canada
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64 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stopped by and enjoyed a pound of mussels and a gourmet burger. Their beer on tap is from Main Street - a great microbrewery from Vancouver. Overall, a great spot if you're visiting Steveston!

2 Thank BrightSided
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

recently found out the ownership has changed but sure hope the food doesn't. Since most of Vince's old kitchen stayed on, should be a no brainer to keep coming here.

2 Thank 369suzannej
Richmond, Canada
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128 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

New owner and the menu is "in flux". Searching for identity. Service was first class but not quite sure as to what kind of Resteraunt it wants to be. Time will tell!!

1 Thank Coachcrump
Richmond, Canada
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

Totally overrated and will not return . It appears to be out of place in Steveston . At times it appears to deserted even though it is open for business .

4 Thank Hongmond
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

Meal was very good,service attentive . Menu selections offered good choices. Needs more wine selections in the moderate ( $ 30-40 ) range.

2 Thank Pennalum4

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Canadian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Dinner, Lunch, 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?