Tap Restaurant

4.7
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713 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Regional American (Northwest)

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About

Chef Alistair Veen strives to marry downtown class with neighbourhood comforts. Our intimate dining room features our open kitchen, perfect for a dinner with friends, business lunch or date night. We pride ourselves on sourcing local ingredients and building relationships with local producers; you will notice the difference. Please contact us for information about booking private events and catering.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Regional American (Northwest), International
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Hours of Operation
Tue–Sat 11:30 am–11:30 pm
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Phone number
(604) 536-1954
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Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Alistair Veen
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Private Party Facilities
Our Private Dining Room seats 40 guests or 70 guests standing. Cocktail style parties with amazing tapas is our favorite style, but any bookout will be met with complete flexibility. Contact us for more information on private parties.
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Private Party Contact
Alistair: (604) 536-1954
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Catering
Our catering team specializes in on-site canapé creation, as well as private dinners. We bring a team into your house/venue and build all the canapés in front of your guests. We try to stay away from buffet style, preferring to do set menus. We do not do drop offs and pick-up is very limited due to the nature of our cuisine.
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Rosemary Crescent
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Parking Details
Tons. And free!
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Public Transit
5 minute walk away
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Entertainment
Acoustic Groove plays live every Wednesday. Their contemporary music fits our room perfectly.
Additional
Banquet, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.4
Value
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BB
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Overall, we were quite pleased with everything except for 2 things. 1) why wouldn't a restaurant that serves top-priced steak, NOT have any horseradish? I agree that having fresh is best, I think having a jar of good quality store-bought horseradish available is better than nothing. That's like french fries with no ketchup! 2) The weather outside wasn't below zero but there was a cold draft coming from the back door and didn't subside all throughout dinner. There wasn't a separation from the back door into the seating area and the cold was coming right through to the tables, where we were directly sitting. Would visit again but maybe try in the Summertime and sit outside.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Lovely experience, as always! Live music and 30% off bottles of wine with a dear friend. What’s not to love!?

RC
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved it. The duo on guitar and bongo drum sang wonderfully, at just the right volume. Thanks to Brad for attentive service, not too intrusive but perfectly paced. The food was tasty and I especially loved that both the soups were served piping hot in hot bowls. Such a nice touch. My savoury tart was rich and delicious and my companions duck leg was perfection. Definitely worth a return visit or several. We spent a very happy hour and a half. Highly recommended.

F
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Will be back! Welcoming environment, great staff, amazing food

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely experience all around.

JS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

There is something special about going to a restaurant that is Not a chain and Tap is a special place. Unique dishes, delicious soup and a warm and friendly atmosphere.
Have never been disappointed any time we have eaten here. Very accommodating when celebrating a special occasion.
Would highly recommend Tap Restaurant!!!!!

LT
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was great. Service, food and wine were all excellent.

LH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The food and service were excellent. We never felt pressed to expedite the meal in order to fill the table again.
One thing we enjoy, is a nice bar to relax in before dinner or even eat in on occasion.
Tap does not have one but it will not deter us from going again.
A friend recommended Tap as we had never heard of it before. A little jewel nestled in South Surrey.

YV
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Invited friends from out of town. Everyone enjoyed the evening. Food and wine excellent.

F
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Food was great as always, our server lacked a bit of ability to read his table, but we love Tap so will be back again soon! If you haven’t been definitely give it a try!!

C
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

The service was not consistent, staff forgets orders and cutlery.

Also the food was either over salted or under flavoured.

WR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Went for the first time with a couple friends on a busy Saturday night. We had reservations for 8 o’clock and when we arrived the restaurant was packed and we had to wait for a few minutes before they had our table ready. They were very attentive while we were waiting and actually brought a couple appies and a tasting of some red wine, which was a nice touch. Once seated we liked the cozy environment, tables were tightly packed into the modest sized restaurant. For the appetizers my wife tried the Sambuca prawns and I tried the terrine. The prawns were very tasty but only four in the serving. The terrine was fabulous - came with a wide assortment of accompaniments - small gherkins, sprouts, pseeds, roasted garlic and more as well as a generous serving of crustini. For the main course my wife ordered the filet with the Bay of Fundy scallops add on. I ordered the full rack of lamb. My wife thoroughly enjoyed her meal although she mentioned later that it was a rather small serving and needed the scallops to quench her appetite. My rack of lamb was absolutely fabulous, very generous serving, they were done perfectly, probably the best rack of lamb I’ve ever had!! The reduction and seasoning was delicious!! Overall the service was great and the food was definitely above average and I’m looking forward on returning soon to try some other menu items.

K
Vancouver
22 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, very tasty meals

HD
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As usual great food and great service. Live music but not too loud. I highly recommend this restaurant. Make sure to try their Cesar salad, the best!

s
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent, great service, tasty food!! We will definitely go again!!!

SF
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food very good as usual. Great service. My only negative is the noise level is high and being over 60 I am sometimes affected however has never stopped me from dining there. I highly recommend Tap.

KM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Our first visit to Tap on Friday night was fantastic. Food, drinks, service all top notch. Would not hesitate to recommend

TC
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Decent food with a nice atmosphere. Service wasnt great but there seemed to be a lot going on for the server.

DG
Seattle
16 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Excellent food and good service. Tables are very close to each other and noise level moderate to high which takes away from the ambience

SW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

We have been to Tap many times and except for one time when a steak was quite rare and needed to be sent back to finish the job, we have never had a bad meal. Highly recommend the restaurant.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A perfect evening started with Prosecco and terrine appetizer. Then on to the Farm To Table dinner. Well executed Gnocchis and Lamb for a first course, then a Beef Ragout Pasta paired with a TULI Pinot Noir. Apple Tarte Tatin for dessert - amazing! Such a great treasure right in our neighbourhood. Many more visits to come!

TL
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Food and service is generally excellent. I had the duck leg for an entree and it was excellent. My appetizer
a bit less so, golden beet tapenade that ended up being a bit soggy. The wine list is a bit too heavy on the upper end of the price range, and markups are a bit above double liquor store price. A good dining experience but watch the wine choices.

C
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent experience with friends that we're first time at this great restaurant.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

As always, exceptional food accompanied by outstanding service.

OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Love it! One of our favourite neighbourhood restaurants. Fresh creative food. Always tasty. True chefs

DD
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have visited Tap restaurant twice with a business group. I brought my wife for the first time on October 1. The food was amazing and the service was awesome. We will be coming back regularly.

Thank you,
Dave Doble

JP
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

A little overpriced for the food quality

S
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always a fantastic meal! The Tap is a great place to celebrate a special evening. Food & service excellent.

LT
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great wine, great service. Locally sourced food products for fine dining. Highly recommended.

ME
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the value and quality of the food. Definitely a place we will return to and recommend to friends

AO
Vancouver
15 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience4

The food was great, it was very busy so we had to wait longer than usual for service. Even with the number of customers the noise level was OK.

DP
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food
Filet and rack of lamb outstanding
Starter mushroom pastry delicious
Lemon dessert superb
Nice wine selection
Attentive waiter
Excellent find
WILL BE BACK !!!!!!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Our anniversary dinner was perfect. Brought our own wine and had the sommelier decant it for us. Very knowledgeable and interesting facts from him. Food was delicious and presented in timely order. A special night!

HP
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

It was a perfect meal deliciously prepared with excellent quality ingredients. I enjoyed my meal very much and will go back for more!

M
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

The perfect dining experience. The food was exquisite, the wine selections are excellent, and the servers are exceptional. We had a wonderful experience at Tap Restaurant, I highly recommended it to everyone who wants the best.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

The establishment was impeccably clean and well presented; it made for a relaxing comfortable lunch experience.

KL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time at Tap. Great food and great service.

Never realized that there was something so close to home.

Was a little chilly from the AC but that’s okay.

Will definitely be back

SP
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We are lucky to have Taps in our area. From the time you are greeted, until you leave you are pampered by John & the other great staff , you will not feel rushed.... fantastic food always a treat for us🤗

DC
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Very nice place for a celebration
Food was awesome
Catering to allergies

OT
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

The food is always delicious there, the pasta we had there, wasn’t great. Pasta was way overdone, not the best

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