Tableau Bar Bistro

4.4
1383 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Contemporary French
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Authentic
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
Bute
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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

Special Offers

1,000-Point Tables

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Sun - Wed 9:00PM - 10:00PM

Reviews from verified diners
1,383 reviews
4.4 out of 5 stars
Outstanding
55%
Very Good
36%
Good
6%
Fair
2%
Poor
2%
4.4
Food
4.5
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.1
Value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
5.0Dined 3 days ago

Took out of town friends here for a nice dinner over the weekend and it was a hit. All dishes were excellent and the wine list is good too. Definitely on the pricier side at $16 for a 5 oz glass of wine (nothing super fancy), my only complaint. Was my second time here and the service has been incredible both times. Love the ambience and decor - would be a perfect date spot as well! Definitely recommend this place!

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SS
5.0Dined 4 days ago

We went to Tableau Bar Bistro for my wife's birthday. We went on a Saturday afternoon to the happy hour from 2:30pm and really enjoyed about 2 hours. The food was good, happy hour prices were reasonable and some good deals mixed in, especially the drinks and a few dishes. They had a nice assortment of choices on the happy hour menu, actually more than most places. The food was of excellent quality and the staff were friendly and efficient.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

our server alexis was amazing. he really made our evening. he was so friendly and accommodating and super interesting to chat with. he guided us through some recommendations and made sure we had everything we needed before we even knew we needed it, and without being intrusive. the food was great, ambience & wine options all lovely, but alexis really made the evening

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5.0Dined on July 9, 2018

We were visiting Vancouver for a couple of days We wanted z place to walk to in Coal Harbor and liked the description of reviews We were not disappointed; I the escargot, pork chop and trout were excellent and the wine the sommelier selected for us was outstanding Go — you’ll be happy you did

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RR
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

My friend is from Paris and for her 30th birthday, I wanted to take her for french food as that is what she misses most about living here. She has her few usual French haunts, but I wanted to make this night different and special. I researched all of the nicer French restaurants in the city and decided to take a chance on Tableau. I had never heard of it before, but it had wonderful reviews. Well, they were dead on! Our evening was flawless. From the ease of making reservations only the night before (for a Saturday night!), to the warm welcome we recieved by all of the French people that work there (authenticity), to our personable, attentive and extremely competent server Romain, to the phenomenal food (we ordered an assortment of dishes and shared everything), the birthday candle and complimentary Apéritifs, to the extremely reasonable price for such a lovely and memorable evening (we sat and dined for 3 hours). It is now in my top 5 favourite restaurants in Vancouver. I will suggest that all of my business clients go here and it will definitely become a staple for special celebrations or just after work drinks. It literally is a beautiful escape. A night that transports you to France in a simple and unpretentious way. Top Top TOP!!! I hope your experience is as good as mine was.

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

We dropped in for an impromptu meal. The staff were lovely and professional.
The food was well priced in the moderate range but with excellent quality.
A sexy vibe to this place with food and service that delivered!!

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OT
5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Everything was excellent - the service, drinks, ambiance, and food. I totally recommend this place to anyone looking for a great meal that won’t break the bank.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 28, 2018

Excellent food, prices quite reasonable.

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A
5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Great brunch, good food, good value and excellent service . Our server Romain was wonderful. Highly recommended!

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k
5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

The best place for lunch in downtown Vancouver, very good service, good portion of food and very delicious!

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OT
5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

The food here is impeccable and the service is that right balance between attentive and out of your way. Some great French classics are served here in a non-pretentious setting. Love it here

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VO
5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Great service, ambiance & delicious food!

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OT
5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Very nice place. Great food and service

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OT
5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Amazing menu, it’s like taking a two hour visit to Paris. Great beverage service, even the non-alcoholic cocktails are outstanding. Perfect enclave of the downtown core for this little venue, like rounding a corner in Europe off the beaten path. Plenty of evening street parking right out front and just the right amount of foot traffic. Tables are a little close together inside for the claustrophobic, but that does lend itself to a very French feel to go with the moules frites and nearby conversation! Service is among the best in town.

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OT
1.0Dined on June 6, 2018

The staff was clearly not trained adequately. The fact that our server reeked of smoke illustrates the lack of quality control with regard to diners experience.

The restaurant seems like a half hearted attempt at a French bistro. Solid concept and location but someone was very lazy when it came to staffing and training.

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SB
4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

I’ve never given Tableau less that perfect stars before, I dine there often and always enjoy the experience. In this case the lower rating was due to a few minor hiccups. Service was great (as usual), ambience was lovely (they cranked the lights up near the end of the meal though which was a bit offputting - this wasn’t closing time), the food was good, but not as great as I’ve come to expect from Tableau. I’ve always considered the French fries to be by far the best on Vancouver, unfortunately not anymore, they’ve changed the method and ugh, they’re awful. They’re a tasteless, saltless, chewy kind of hard, no crisp, no flavour, no joy whatsoever. The steak was good’ish, but steak frites sans frites doesn’t have the same ring. The steak tartare was changed as well, the taste was good, but again it lacked lustre (why are we messing with perfection?). Anyway, I’d still recommend, it’s still worth going to but I can’t say that with the same enthusiasm. Oh Tableau, bring back the magic please.

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JG
4.0Dined on June 1, 2018

A classic place to me. Went back after 2 years, still the same w/ new faces on the floor. Noticed quite a bit of menus came and gone. Dont really have a fair opinion this time as my choice of companion was terrible.

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B
5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Excellent seafood, especially the Seafood Tower! Great service and atmosphere. Absolutely recommend to all.

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OT
5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

We love tableau. It’s our go to. The staff is phenomenal and food always delicious. Love the room and menu. Highly recommend.

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LB
4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

The place is great. The service is high quality and also the food.

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SC
4.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Generally service was good but table service had repeated gaps requiring reminders which spoke to lesser attention to our table than surrounding tables.

Area for improvement - all else was very good.

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l
1.0Dined on May 21, 2018

It was the worst dining experience I’ve ever experience in Vancouver so far. The waitress was horrible. Coffee took 30 minutes (which we had to remind her of twice), appetizer (1 dish) 45 minutes, and almost an hour for entrees. For a restaurant that had less than 10 covers in the whole place, service was absurd. The usually dining time in any restaurant is 2 hours, it might be three here.....

In the end, we were just going to leave and grab the bill and never come back however, the waitress decided to lecture us before that; on how they course things out and how we should’ve let her know we had a movie to catch after brunch.

I personally hate complaining coming from food & beverage as well, but she just went way over...above and beyond rude.

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OT
4.0Dined on May 21, 2018

Service was lacking. We weren't told the specials. We only realized because we saw the next table with an item that wasn't on the menu. When we received the bill, the waiter left and took a very long time to return to our table with the credit card machine. Restaurant was not busy. Food tasted great though. The Sunday pork special was amazing!

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MG
4.0Dined on May 15, 2018

The service was great.the t iming and food very good

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C
4.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Went out for a solo meal when in town for a conference. Attentive service and comfortable table for one by the window so I could read my paper. Even though it's downtown the location felt more neighbourhood than urban. Very reasonable prices given the quality of the food, nice ambience, I'll definitely be back!

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l
5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Tableau is our go to place for brunch with our kids. And one of my favourite dinner spots adults only. They no longer have a kids menu but our kids still love going there an splitting an adult entrée. The food is excellent and filling: i find more reasonably priced than other options downtown. Regardless if you visit with children or not, the restaurant is very accommodating and offer to spilt the entrees on separate plates without asking. One time on an adults night out on a summer evening ( 4 years ago), we had a patios seats. A lovely bird flew by and- you can imagine what happened. Right into our plates of beef shortribs. Due to the distance of the fall, the bird remnants hit 3 of 4 plates of food. The manager at Tableau graciously replaced all the plates with full portions ( even though more than half were eaten). And then refilled our glasses or wine without charge. No questions were asked, they offered and were so nice about it. They apologized that happened ( unavoidable calls of nature) and agreed they should have kept the awning rolled out.

We have frequented Tableau many times over the past 6 years. In the past some wait staff didn't seem like they enjoyed their jobs ( we had the same lady serve us numerous times over the years) but I noticed a change in my recent visit. Most of the staff are younger and were more attentive and friendly overall. The management staff have all been consistently wonderful.

It was Mother's day this most recent dining trip and Tableau always makes us feel extra special by offering a complimentary glass of champagne and a flower at the end. Tableau is a very special place for us and even my 9 year old daughter requests her birthday lunches here.

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J
5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Thanks for a fabulous Mother's Day brunch - food delicious, service excellent, and setting charming as always. Can't wait to come back!

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BC
2.0Dined on May 13, 2018

The service was poor.

The food was average at best. I had the duck and it was not cooked enough for me.

I made reservations and when I was seated I was told that the table was needed two hours from the time I sat down. I found that rude.

I would not go back.

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l
5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Excellent food.
I love the trout dish
José was fabulous

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c
5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Pleasant service, excellent quality! However, when serving a table for two, food needs to come in courses. There is no room on the table for more than one dish at a time!

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PH
4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

It was nice. One girlfriend thought it was strange they charged for a glass of tap water.

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J
5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

I have been to Tableau many times and it never fails to meet my expectations

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OT
3.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Used to be our go to place we are foodies and I must say I along with my 7 guests disappointed. We all agreed it has changed....

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a
4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

New brunch menu is great. Try the pork belly with poached eggs. The pommes dauphines are always a delightful side.

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CF
3.0Dined on March 27, 2018

The tables are quite close together and we were seated next to someone with a very loud voice.
That detracted from our overall enjoyment of what was otherwise a very pleasant meal.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

I always enjoy my food here! Our server was very attentive and prompt with the drink orders and knowledgeable about the food. Not too noisy but a nice atmosphere.

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l
4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Nice service
Overpriced for what you get
Wines were lovely

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O
5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

The food and the service were both excellent. The taste of the dishes was formidable.

The only negative was the music... for a French bistro, the modern music was pathetic.

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OT
5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Wow what a great dinning experience. Excellent staff. JOSE Arnoldo Da Silva is the manager and he epitomizes great customer service. Very attentive and genuine. And food was incredible. And we will be back. Thank you Jose and team Tableau

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LB
2.0Dined on March 22, 2018

The restaurant was so incredibly noisy that I couldn't have a conversation with my friend. The staff kindly changed my table to one at the back of the restaurant. This was better but still too noisy. I was also very disappointed with the pork cheeks entree. This seemed like something I would see at a low end diner. I've had the steak before (which is good) but wanted something different. I think Tableau should expand the number of regular entrees. I live in the neighbourhood so I would like to go frequently but the menu is too limited and I don't want to risk another disappointment. For example, why not have scallops or salmon?
I just emailed a friend and told him how disappointed I was with the overall experience so we will probably not go to Tableau for his birthday. The good thing is the staff...they are very friendly and helpful. Also, the Happy hour is great but perhaps that was the source of the extremely noisy tables (we had a reservation for 6:00 PM so perhaps there was an overlap with this crowd).

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