Tap Restaurant

4.7
669 reviews
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Regional American (Northwest)
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  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
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.
What 669 People Are Saying
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Vancouver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Leg love love this place! Regular visitor! Food and hostess are amazingly friendly, kind and great they remember you

CW
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was fantastic, service was fantastic.
I have already recommended to a few people.
We will be back - had a very enjoyable evening.
Extremely positive experience!

LF
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Very enjoyable by all metrics. Will return. Have already recommended to friends.

C
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

An old favourite - lovely as always but not to be missed in August when local summer produce is front and forward.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 5

Service wasn't great. Hard to tell who our waiter was...just whoever had time for us? Expect better for what is usually a high end, quality restaurant.

BB
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Tap is our favorite restaurant. The food quality is superb, the staff unpretentious. Ambient atmosphere, beautiful treed patio. Oh yes, and Allister knows a few things about wine!

SW
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As usual, our dining experience at Tap was amazing. Delicious food with beautiful presentation, a great wine list, and staff that look after your every need, without ever making you feel rushed. Tap has definitely become our favourite fine dining spot in the South Surrey/White Rock area.

CG
Vancouver
22 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food was excellent and good recommendations on both dinner choices and wine selections. Perfect evening for dinner on the patio

JP
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good food. Outstanding wine list and cocktails. Menu is a but confusing.

MD
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great food, really good service! Would definitely go back and would recommend to anyone. Prices are good for fancier good, only downside is menu is quite simple so need to read menu online before attending because for the price you will want to be sure you’ll want one of the few items on the menu

RS
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Allister and John are amazing. Love visiting here when we come into town.

JR
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service, wine, food and patio. A real gem.

OT
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Sat on the patio. Alister and staff were very welcoming and attentive. Luncheon specials were outstanding.

RD
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Another wonderful celebration at Tap. Perfect day for a patio lunch. Always fabulous!!!

L
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Great value on Tuesday with the Farm to Table menu.

SD
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Great ambiance on the patio, great service and some very well-matched wines available by the glass. Wait staff and kitchen seem quite savvy to allergies and food sensitivities. Filet was nicely done with an excellent reduction, however the lobster linguine was pretty basic, flavours didn't blend well and lobster did not taste fresh. We have enjoyed the restaurant in the past but it might be a bit before we try it again.

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wednesday night band was amazing!

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Really great service and delicious local food. Wine pairing was excellent. A perfect date night.

SP
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Yes I would recommend the TAP Restaurant to my Friends & Family. We have been there a few times now , moved into the area a few months ago & lucky for us found Tap , food, wine & service is always the same ... perfect.
Kind regards & we look forward to more great meals .

LH
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was excellent. Farm to Table offer was amazing.

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best restaurant I have been to in a long time and I eat out 2-3 times a week. We will be returning many times in the future
Thanks to Chef Alistair and his wonderful staff

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

Great. Always delicious

MA
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

It was a Birthday dinner and was very nice and unrushed. There was 2 of us celebrating our birthdays and was a little surprised no cake was given. Even so we will be back

MM
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

I had arranged for my book club to meet here for our last meeting before summer. I was the only one who had been to Tap before, so I was hoping it fulfilled my expectations. The seven others exclaimed over their food, (such lovely presentation, in addition to flavour!) and I got several thumbs-up. We were able to hear each other talk, and the server was a delight. I think they will be happy to visit Tap again, as will I.

RS
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We loved our dinner so much we came back for afternoon appetizers and drinks with two friends.
Until next time.
Roger and Marcia

OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

The pork chop is delicious. It is almost like Asian pork belly and the plum sauce is addictive. the pasta was perfectly seasoned. The prawn appetizer was just okay. A small portion for the price. Service was quite slow. It took 15 minutes even to be asked if we would like a drink. The waiters/waitresses seemed inexperienced and clunky. Overall, the atmosphere was nice and the patio was quiet. Just a bit of fine tuning and this place could be comparable to a downtown restaurant like Joe Fortes or Lupo.

Thanks!

TA
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
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.

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.

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.

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!

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

Fabulous as always!😊

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.

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!!!!

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.

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!

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

You must try the Caesar salad.

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!

OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
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.

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.

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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