Tableau Bar Bistro

4.4
1427 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Contemporary French
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Romance
FRESH LOCAL MEETS BISTRO COOL.



A neighbourhood bar bistro – serving an updated take on traditional French bistro fare.
Discover a beautifully renovated interior that combines old world classic bistro elements with modern touches and a French-inspired menu that blends classic culinary flavours of Paris with the use of fresh west coast ingredients.
A dynamic bar scene serves seasonal in-house and classic cocktails and a great selection of local and draft beers on tap as well as an eclectic mix of approachable wines built from the regions of France.
The perfect place for a business lunch, meeting friends out on the patio, everyday dining, special celebrations or brunch with the family.

Come for the scene. Stay for the service. Return for the fare.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary French, French, Bistro
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Hours of Operation
Brunch
Sat, Sun 10:30 am–2:30 pm
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm
Case Croute
Daily 2:30 pm–5:30 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm
Happy Hour
Mon–Thu, Sun 9:30 pm–11:00 pm
Fri, Sat 9:30 pm–12:00 am
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Phone number
(604) 639-8692
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Dan Vichitthavong
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Catering
For catering requests, please contact info@tableaubarbistro.com
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
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Special Events & Promotions
For special events, please contact info@tableaubarbistro.com
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1427 People Are Saying
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New York Area
20 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Can’t go wrong here. Food was very good, Service was outstanding (Luke) and an overall good experience. If we come back to Vancouver, will be back for dinner.

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WD
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was fabulous... the atmosphere, service, food! We couldn’t have been happier with our experience.

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RM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Service was very good but the kitchen took forever to prepare our meal. The main arrived 45 minutes after the appetizer. We had dined at Tableu previously and really enjoyed it. Not this time.

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TM
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

A great lunch venue close to downtown. Excellent succulent seafood.

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G
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Exceptional Service with a last minute resservation! Highest Recommendation! Julia, our server, & the Hostess who took our last minute reservation, were exceptional❣️This was not our first Tableau visit.

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CB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

With marginal service, and server recommended dishes being unavailable, we had a decent cocktail, and changed our dinner plans on the fly to go elsewhere.
Will not be returning.

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T
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent. Exactly what two friends were looking for in a get together. Great burger and nice wine

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a
Vancouver
18 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

As well the hostess was extremely rude, did not greet us politely, dropped all the menus then laughed and walked off! It was not a good first impression! The food was excellent, but we were disappointed that the Côte de beouf had sold out so fast! Nevertheless, our waiter was good and we had a fun evening.

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CB
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

excellent food; great wine; great service - always one of our favourites when we are in the city

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OT
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was great! Ordered the French onion soup, bone marrow, duck, steak frites and cherry cheesecake - all delicious. Highly recommend.

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l
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 4

The service was spotty and food order was completely messed up usually love tableau but this visit was a complete miss.

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D
Sacramento
25 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

It was Friday night. So, it was packed and very noisy.
The saving grace was the food was very well prepared and the service good.
We shall definitely return, hoping for a less noisy evening.

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JB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always excellent food and service at this place. Attractive and comfortable atmosphere. Great place for business lunches and brunch with friends!

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AC
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a lovely gem of a restaurant! Great food and ambiance; simply charming. Would definitely go back!

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OT
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 5

The food came over very fast. While my girlfriend enjoyed her pasta, the mussel pot I received had a lot of empty shells. It was an okay experience, but I probably would not return.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

The food was very good but unfortunately the service was a little lacking.

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SG
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It is a must to experience. Not to big, not to small, the ambience was perfect.
Regarding the Menu, we ran out of room because we wanted to try everything on the menu and order to much. Portions were perfect size to us. The Staff serving us and the general manager were very knowledgeable and answered our questions with details regarding the dish preparations and the wine list.
We are definitely planning to go back to try more out of the menu.

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CD
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

If you go sit at the bar and have a drink made by Carter. He’s a kick. Overall the food was good the ambience was was good and we had a really nice time.

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NI
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Service and food were excellent. The only thing was that drip coffee was a bit cold.

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BO
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Highly recommended Great food, great service and lovely ambiance

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AM
Cologne Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Buonissima cucina francese ed ottimi vini. Servizio gentilissimo e competente

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OT
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Consistently good food and service! Always such a treat to eat here.

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VD
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 1

Tableau was a great disappointment.
After reading positive reviews and knowing the reputation of the chef, we had great hopes, but they were not met. When we arrived, we were treated with indifference. Our server was pleasant, but not very polished and the food runners brought dishes out in fits and spurts. They didn't have any bread ready at the time our appetizers came out and served 'house' sparkling water that was flat, for which they charged $7.50.
The food was only passable, certainly not the quality one would expect from such a renowned chef.
And the dining room was unpleasantly noisy, with pounding music that does not belong in a dining room attempting to serve a fine meal.

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LW
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I’ve been going to Tableau with my girlfriend consistently and each time we go, the service gets better. The food is always great.

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CB
Philadelphia
43 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We ducked into Tableau on our vacation and loved every minute and every bite of it. Solid bistro style food, good wine list, great service.

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MS
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A lovely Downtown French Restaurant, with friendly staff and attentive service. Every dish, from salads to soup, to fish and beef (the burger is probably one of the best in town!) were exquisite with lovely presentation. We were a party of 6 friends and everybody left pleased, with plans to visit again.

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MF
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Brought some family here for a reunion and to celebrate their recent wedding. Atmosphere was perfect for us and service was impeccable. The food was a credit to the chefs, the French Onion Soup is the best I've ever tasted and their cocktails are also fantastic. Will certainly be recommending to friends and will be returning again.

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HA
Central Coast
10 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Wet good food. The food is classic French bistro menu. Downtown business crowd.

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DD
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

This is just a nice little gem to discover. The decor is really nice, the staff wonderful. We really enjoyed it and would certainly return when I return to Vancouver.

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BN
Vancouver
17 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Nice happy hour menu, great value and delicious!

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JM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 2

Maybe it was an off night but it simply didn’t seem like they were trying very hard. The waiter was very inexperienced, the bar wasn’t stocked to make a basic gin martini and the oysters weren’t particularly cold. We left after appetizers, didn’t seem like there was much point finding out how lack luster the other courses might be...too bad because I’ve had lunch there and it was excellent.

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PL
Hong Kong
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Been to Tableau many times, everytime I have a craving for onion soup, this is the place to be.

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CS
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

Very disappointed in the level of service.
We must have been at the end of our waiter’s shift, as he started with us and then never reappeared. That wasn’t communicated to us and maybe not the replacement since we were wondering what was going on. We never even had the opportunity to ask for another glass of wine, which was very small to begin with. The food was pretty good, but for what we paid, the value is missing. Go elsewhere, review readers!

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RM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful food and fantastic staff! The bone marrow and steak frites was delicious.

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c
Vancouver
19 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 5

The service was weird our server seemed obsessed with what kind of water we wanted. There was filtered, sparkling and tap. When my wife and I got there I said filtered ( I really didn't care). She brought two glasses and filled them out of a bottle.

When the other couple arrived she asked them and they said tap water, I made the mistake of saying I didn't care. So she brought 4 glasses of warm tap water and took away my wife's and my filtered cold water. Water seemed to be a huge thing with her. She was quite rude the rest of the meal.

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service, delicious food.

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TO
Calgary
16 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is my new favorite restaurant in Vancouver. The food is fantastic and the service is over the top amazing !!!

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CG
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Tableau Bar Bistro has been one of my fave restaurants for dinner, so thought I'd book it for brunch as a get-together with friends: I was disappointed with my omelet as it was quite bland, particularly when compared to other omelet offerings in the city. It appeared to have very little cheese & mushrooms. The rest of our party, fortunately, enjoyed their meals. I'd still recommend Tableau to friends, but note that the omelet is not good value.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

There was a rock in my fries which chipped my tooth

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F
Vancouver
75 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The classic bistro specialties are there and excellently done. A real service team! Kudos

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