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New Well Tavern

11 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Comfort Food
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The New Well Tavern embraces an throwback approach to the tavern concept with a food forward approach accentuated by wine, beer, and unique cocktails in a relaxed accessible atmosphere. Live music on weekends highlights the comfortable feel of the restaurant.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Comfort Food, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Tuesday to Friday: 3.00 pm -10.00 PM
Saturday and Sunday 11.30 am- 10.00 pm
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Phone number
(604) 275-5188
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Terry McCormick
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Private party facilities
The New Well Tavern is available for private bookings for groups of 30 or more. Please contact us at 604 275 5188 for further information.
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Private party contact
Terry McCormick: (604) 275-5188
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Cross street
2nd Avenue
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Parking details
The New Well Tavern has a 50 stall pay for use car park at the rear of the building.
The parking accessed through the alley on the West side of the building. Street parking is also available around the building.
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Public transit
Public transit stops appox one block away. See for routing details
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Live Music on selected Friday and Saturday nights.
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Special events & promotions
The New Well Tavern hosts a number of unique events: 100 days of summer starts June 1, 2017 and runs through September 8th, 2017 and sees 100 different rotisserie barbeque features culminating with a BBQ rib competition the last week. Summer patio season kicks off with a spot prawn boil in May. Winemakers dinners and brewmasters dinners are showcased in the winter months.
Banquet, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Overall ratings and reviews
3.6based on all time ratings
Noise · Moderate
55% of people would recommend it to a friend
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2.0Dined on July 26, 2017

The sword fish was tough n dry. The mussels small. The server is very nice.

2.0Dined on July 15, 2017

The service was good, the food wasn't anything special, I'd say average. Portions were small and it was expensive for what you did get. They were out of some wine and beer options on a Saturday night, which was disappointing. The atmosphere was a little to casual to be called fine dining. Overall wasn't a great experience, won't be back. There are better restaurants for less $.

5.0Dined on June 30, 2017

Had the muscles. Absolutely delicious. Just as good as in Belgium. Served with frites and delicious bread. Started with a salad but it wasn't necessary. Sat outside on the deck. Really enjoyed it and will go back.

5.0Dined on May 27, 2017

Used to go to Tapenade on a regular basis and thought we would try the New Well Tavern..sort of a last minute reservation on a warm Sunday evening.. we were actually quite surprised by the menu,, there were enough choices for everyone's taste,,we had a beet salad which was quite large and had a lot of beets my husbands arulgula salad was also very large and both were excellent,, we had the prawns to start,, they were yummy. We did not feel like a full dinner so we then ordered the poutine ,, quite good and sort of a baddie and we also ordered the escargot which again were quite good..Looking for some extensions on the main meal portion of the menu,, not into fried chicken but I am sure they will evolve and serve appropriate dishes the longer they are around,,we have far too many casual places in Steveston all serving similar types of food..we look forward in going back and hoping to try the dinner menu next time and looking forward in some more fish dishes etc.

4.0Dined on May 27, 2017

My friends and I thought we would try this new restaurant in Steveston. Three of us had the Cannelloni which was delicious 😋. Came with a small salad and a little loaf of bread sliced thinly. I ate it all. Service was slow as they definitely didn't have enough staff. Wine 🍷 $5 a glass until 5pm.

3.0Dined on May 14, 2017

We have been to Tapenade for years and were open to trying New Well Tavern for Mother's Day. While most of us enjoyed the food, the more casual atmosphere made it less special and yet we were paying the same amount as before. Not saying we won't ever be back, but there are lots of places that are casual that we would want to try.

4.0Dined on May 13, 2017

All around pretty excellent

4.0Dined on April 8, 2017

I had the clam chowder for an appy. It came with delicious warm bread. Main course was their feature roast lamb. Very good and the vegetables that came with it were fresh and hot.

4.0Dined on February 14, 2017

The food is great and the musician sounded fabulous but the noise level was very high. That made it very difficult to carry on a conversation during our valentine's dinner.

3.0Dined on February 14, 2017

Tapenade was 1 of our "go back to " restaurant. We thought we would give this one a try since it is still the same owner(we think) even though we dislike the name. BTW this place does not look anything like a Tavern....
The service was excellent but the food was slow to come even though the place had only 2 other tables with customers.My risotto was tasty but lukewarm, we asked for very crispy fries and they were not. So overall, we were not impressed and it is unlikely that we will go back.

4.0Dined on July 10, 2015

good environment, like the taste.