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Tapenade Bistro

$$ - $$$
Canadian, Seafood, Mediterranean
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3711 Bayview St, Richmond, British Columbia V7E 3B6, Canada (2nd Avenue)
+1 604-275-5188
11:30 - 21:00
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Richmond, Canada
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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

Thank Eugene N
Powell River, Canada
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67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 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 the chowder and the cassoulet. The chowder, though lukewarm was really quite good, the cassoulet... More 

Thank David M
Waterloo, Canada
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 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 again for sure.

Thank noddson
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 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 . E.g. If bagels were meant to be burger buns, McDonalds would have used them ages... More 

Thank Allan H
Richmond, Canada
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172 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 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 came with frites. Add a great glass of wine and its the perfect lunch. All... More 

Thank novascotiakate
Richmond, Canada
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519 reviews
275 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 410 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 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 tiger prawns sautéed in garlic shallot butter. Served with warm bread • Chef’s Balls ($13)... More 

Thank Bottomshelfhockey
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 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 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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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 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 23 August 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 9 August 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 

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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
US$30 - US$30
Canadian, Seafood, Mediterranean
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: Steveston
  • Phone Number: +1 604-275-5188

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