Tap Restaurant

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643 Reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Regional American (Northwest)
Top tags:
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Notable Wine List
  • Special Occasion
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.
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TA
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

We frequent this restaurant quite often but this last visit was lackluster and very disappointing.
The lamb was way underdone, the meatballs dry and tasteless, and once the meal was served our server
disappeared onto the patio not to be seen again. We had to ask, after waiting 20 minutes, that our plates be cleared.........after that wait we lost interest in dessert.

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EM
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Wonderful, knowledgeable staff. Amazing indulgent food with perfect wine pairings. The only thing I didn't love was the decor/building. With it being in an office-style building the setting wasn't my favorite. But it didn't take away from the brilliant service and food.

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TM
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Service and food was great, as always. We enjoy the size of the establishment. It was a hot evening and a number of people were enjoying their meals on the patio.

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KL
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous meal and service! Lobster bisque was to die for! We will be back!

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R
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous as always!😊

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D
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We sat on the patio. It was an outstanding meal, bottle of wine, ambience and service.

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KK
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great evening spent at Tap. One of the best meals I have had in a long time. The scallops were fantastic! Tartes amazing! All the salads so refreshing & balancing! Highly recommend!!!!

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JW
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We had a great meal. Well worth the prices. The service was outstanding. We sat inside but will try patio next time. Heard about Tuesday Specials and will be back for sure.

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DL
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The four of us (2 couples) went for a birthday dinner. We sat in the patio while it was glorious weather. Getting the menus was a bit slow and drinks but after that, it all went well. I as on a cleanse lol so made a point of going in early to find out what I could eat. The owner is quite accommodating.

We started with appetizers: Spring Terrine which had cranberries, sage, smoked pork. It was delicious! It helped to eat it with the toasted slices of baguette by Modern General across the street!

Next we had the Sambucca Prawns with wilted greens and cream. Sop up the sauce with slices of baguette! Mmm!!! My fav!!

Dinner:

I had the Caesar salad romaine heart, roasted tomato and balsamic glaze with scallops...damn, it was delicious!!

Hubby and friend had the Duck Leg which came with curried lentils and a sweet/sour sauce. Let’s just say they were savouring every bite!! So quiet at the table! The bday friend had the risotto which she totally loved!!

It was an expensive but totally enjoyable evening! We will come again!

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DM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

You must try the Caesar salad.

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CM
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome food - really great locally sourced menu items. Creative and surprising choices. Excellent wine selection - and desserts! OMG. Go to tap. You won’t be disappointed
A fan for sure!

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were looking for a small venue for our company Christmas party and wanted to check out the food/service. It was excellent.

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PB
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

A great restaurant tucked away in south Surrey. It was a lovely evening so we sat out on the terrace, and enjoyed a great dinner with friends. Service was great, and they responded to our leisurely pace.

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JJ
Calgary
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Fantastic night out. Even when we had to send 2 bottles back as they were corked, the servicexwas excellent and the food was delicious. The server was amazing and understanding, he really knew his stuff and treated us very well. I would totally recommend TAP and I will be coming back again for sure.

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M
Palm Springs
8 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Had a lovely lunch sitting on the patio. Terrific food and great service. The lobster rolls were delicious.

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CH
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 3

The food and drinks were fabulous. But service was really really slow. This was on a Tuesday evening and restaurant was half empty. I think they were short staffed.

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JR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great setting, great service and great food ! We will definitely return.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Mother’s Day Brunch - fantastic experience!!

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B
Vancouver
52 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 3

We were a table of 12 for my birthday party. When we arrived the others were already there and had their drinks. I ordered mine and my partner did as well....mine came a full 10 minutes before his. Not sure why this was.
The server explained the specials and the orders for appetizers were taken. We had three vegetarians in the party and I was disappointed in the lack of selection. Of the three, only one ate fish and one was gluten free as well so that put the gnocchi out of the selection for her. Risotto and a small portion of greens was all that was available for my friend.
I must mention that there was another party going on behind the separating curtain and they were very loud. So loud, in fact, we couldnt hear each other at our table. One of our guests politely asked them to keep it down a bit but judging from their faces when they left they weren't too happy with us.
We ordered our mains and they slowly started to arrive. Some were left waiting for their meals while the ones that arrived grew cool. The halibut was delicious! One of our guests ordered the shrimp dish with the sauce on the side but the sauce never arrived! Not one server came back to ask how our meals were otherwise she could have brought it to their attention. We had dessert and left.
The food was delicious but I'm sad to say the service was terribly lacking. Perhaps it was because we were placed in this back room for large parties but I dont feel that's an excuse for poor service.I may give it another chance, just the two of us, and see how we fare.

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TD
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

The food was wonderful! The service was extremely slow when we arrived I think they were short staffed.

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ML
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We enjoyed a very welcoming atmosphere with perfect service. This is how we love to dine, sometimes:-) Had a wonderful recommended BC Wine with a great meal.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and amazing staff.

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SF
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service was excellent and the whole experience from when we walked in until we left was very pleasant. Food was excellent as usual.

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TA
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Had the truffle rissoto with prawns and scallop and it was excellent, the restaurant was packed for lunch on a Friday so I would recommend reservations.

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OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food
warm Brie appetizer fantastic
Lamb and filet cooked to perfection
Yummy pear dessert
30% off bottles of wine on Wednesday
Well informed easy going waiter
Very attentive staff

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D
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was amazing. John our waiter was so amazing and funny. Everybody was so nice and welcoming including the chefs..

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S
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We were a party of four celebrating 3 birthdays and with lots of presents and the staff was very helpful with making us feel uncluttered and comfortable.
Food was very good.

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BT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Very efficient and welcoming service, delicious selections (food, beer and wine) in an attractive and comfortable setting all contributed to a lovely special occasion lunch.

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RS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

A very enjoyable evening with Allister and his crew.

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OT
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent experience, great atmosphere and service. Food is to die for.

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OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

We loved the food - the Caesar salad can’t be beat, the sautéed scallops were excellent and the Brussel sprouts were delicious. We also indulged in the chocolate dessert which was amazing.

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M
Palm Springs
9 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Fabulous food and great service. The sable fish and risotto was excellent. Would definitely return.

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RK
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The only suggestion I can offer is that perhaps you offer a few choices as the house special. The only house special the night that we were there was an appetizer. I was quite sure that halibut would be on the menu, although at the current pice of halibut, it might have stopped people from making that selection. Thank you and we will be returning of course.

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AO
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The atmosphere is very good for visiting. The service was excellent. The girl was patient & helpful. The food is very tasty.

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HW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really enjoyed our quiet dinner out on a Friday night. We gave the chef some extra work to create something tasty for us both as we each have different food allergies and intolerances, but the kitchen crew took the challenge and served us each really nice custom meals! Really appreciated the extra effort. Thanks.

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HG
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service Very obliging and served a birthday cake that I brought to the restaurant earlier in the day

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LB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food excellent, service even better. I have allergies, especially to perfumes, colognes etc. When heavily "scented" foursome were seated next to us, not only were the servers understanding, they were very prompt to put us in a private dining room. Our main server, Johnny, was outstanding.

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LS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We had a great experience with a table by the fireplace and friendly staff. The steak was very tasty as was the side dishes. Would definitely recommend

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved the food, live music and service!
As usual, all dishes were made from scratch, beautifully presented, and so tasty. The oysters are particularly good!
We’re so lucky to have Tap in our neighborhood!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

It was my husband’s birthday. They didn’t acknowedge that although I had mentioned it but that’s ok. Obviously an oversight as they said happy birthday to someone at the next table. We had a lovely time!

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