Tap Restaurant

4.7
675 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Regional American (Northwest)
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighbourhood Gem
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 675 People Are Saying
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4.6
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

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

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

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

SH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

THIS PLACE IS SPECIAL. STAFF IS FRIENDLY AND LIGHTHEARTED, BUT STILL VERY PROFESSIONAL
FOOD IS ALWAYS TOP QUALITY AND THE PRESENTATION IS ARTWORK. NOTHING IS RUN OF THE MILL . ALISTAIR WAS NOT THERE ON SATURDAY, BUT YOU WOULD NEVER KNOW AS THINGS WERE SMOOTH AND FLAWLESS AS USUAL.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our Waitress, Jessie is amazing at pairing wine with our dinner as well as fantastic service.
You are never rushed through any of the courses which makes Tap a wonderful experience.

SG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
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!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and service

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.

DC
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was excellent, service was exemplary. We both had the fillet mignon with local produce, and it was a real pleasure. We have recommended Tap to all of our friends, and will definitely be back. Chef Alistair's wine recommendation was exact. Thank you for a wonderful experience!

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
3 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
5 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.

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