Tableau Bar Bistro
A neighbourhood bar bistro – serving an updated take on traditional French bistro fare.
Discover a beautifully renovated interior that combines old world classic bistro elements with modern touches and a French-inspired menu that blends classic culinary flavours of Paris with the use of fresh west coast ingredients.
A dynamic bar scene serves seasonal in-house and classic cocktails and a great selection of local and draft beers on tap as well as an eclectic mix of approachable wines built from the regions of France.
The perfect place for a business lunch, meeting friends out on the patio, everyday dining, special celebrations or brunch with the family.
Come for the scene. Stay for the service. Return for the fare.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
- Contact tracing information collected
French Onion Soup
Rich onion broth, Gruyère cheese, croutons
Mushrooms on Toast
Roasted mushrooms, Madeira jus, La Sauvagine, sourdough
Confit Duck Leg
Mustard jus, frisée
First time guests, but after tonight’s experience we will become regulars. Outstanding service, great atmosphere and fantastic food. Compliments to the staff.
Birthday. They spoiled us
Everything was perfect
Always a pleasure! Best happy hour in town with the discounted Champagne.
Lovely food and great atmosphere, can't wait for the patio to open in summer!
Service is always amazing and our server was so knowledgeable
I’ve dined several times before, mostly for lunch, loved it and was excited about the reopening. I think they are still working out the kinks.
The mushrooms on toast were fabulous! I was a bit disappointed in the crab Louie salad - they tried a deconstructed version which was meh and for the price I expected more crab.
The most disappointing thing was the noise level. Since when is a French bistro at 6:00 pm on a Sunday a night club? This isn’t the only place I’ve had the experience of having to ask them to turn down the music, just the last place I’d expect to have to do so. I realize COVID has made restaurants the new night club in a way - see anywhere in Yaletown. And fair enough, you need to do what you need to survive. But can’t say I’ll be back if that’s the way you’re going.
We've been to Tableau 3 or 4 times over the years when coming into Vancouver for business.
It's always great. It's always busy, which is a good sign, and the blue and leather decor with the correct music and lighting make the ambiance modern & comfortable.
High recommend. Make a reso, so you don't get stuck in the backroom, but the service, food & cocktails, are all on point. Don't miss this hidden gem.
Dinner was wonderful, scallop and oyster apps nice.
Coq au vin, and beef both excellent, the kitchen served itself proud, however the wait from the kitchen was a bit long, and the music a bit much.
Wonderful ambiance, service and food. Will be back very soon!
Special treat after a year of covid- the service was impeccable- very attentive staff! Modern French / good ambiance - covid measures in place! A little on the expensive side- however food was excellent and portions were fine! If the restaurant was not under protocol and would have been full I can expect that it would have been very loud in there, however it was fine! Will certainly go back
So amazing! Staff was excellent, cocktails are awesome, and the food perfect. Don’t think about it, just go! Vite vite😁
Excellent brunch! We had the mushrooms on toast, brisket hash, and frites. All of it was delicious and we will definitely be back.
It is gem of a restaurant! From well made drinks to delish food you have it all! A must try if you have never been!
Our first impression as we entered was the music was way too loud - more like a New York bar than a fine dining restaurant. We got used to it after 20 minutes but even so, dinner music should be soft and moderate - loud music is not conducive to good digestion. Our server was friendly and eager to please but there was a very long wait - over 30 minutes - between our appetizer (Oysters) and the arrival of our main course. Also a significant discrepancy between the description in the wine list and the actual wine that arrived at the table. (The wine described as Pessac-Leognan was, in fact, a very ordinary Bordeaux.) My Duck breast was fine but the sauce and accompaniments were overly complex and overpowering- simpler would have been better.
What an experience. Instantly felt welcomed and at home. From the Host to the Servers everything was fantastic. Happy to support a restaurant like this and will definitely be back. The Tableau Gibson cocktail is the bomb.
So happy to have this neighbourhood restaurant open again. Great food, service and ambience
A wonderful night set in a very beautiful room, great music, food was superb and service was very engaging. Sandra on the door was super accommodating. I can't wait to come back soon.
Beautiful and cozy place with a great atmosphere and ambiance. Food is delicious and beautiful. Awesome and attentive servers
The food and service as always was amazing. The new renos are kind of underwhelming. They used to have these really pretty high ceilings that looked like the bottom of blue tile pools. They’ve since lowered the ceilings and closed off 2nd level windows :(
First time at Tableau. Went with the servers recommendations and we were well looked after. The Chef even came out to our table. We will be back the next time we are downtown.
The food was amazing. I suggest getting the mushrooms on toast and the burger.
Menu is fantastic, great classical French fine dining dishes
Lovely ambience, food was very good, loved the French onion soup! Thanks a lot to Jitin for a great brunch!
This was our first time at Tableau Bar Bistro. The experience was all around top notch. The food was decadent. The reception was warm and friendly. The service was exceptional. We will definitely be back!
A great happy hour. The beef tartar, especially, was delicious.
Overall excellent meal. Great wine. Covid responsible. The ling vod and mussels were amazing. I had the New York steak which was perfect and medium rare as I ordered.
Good afternoon snack.
Always perfection !
We had a fantastic experience celebrating our anniversary!
The French onion soup was delicious. The beet salad was amazing! That tenderloin was delicious. And the beef pasta was great! The service was impeccable! Thanks to Jessica for the great service and to Johnny for running a fantastic restaurant!
Amazing food! Great ambiance and a sale on Champagne what more could one want !!!! Perfection
Friendly, efficient service by the entire crew! We will come back!
Other than the music being too loud, we had a very nice evening
Tried and true fav. Neew team in place has brought new menu but the charm remains.
I love Tableau. Our waitress was lovely and very sweet. The server staff are always super friendly. I've been here a few times both for brunch and dinner and it's one of my top five go to spots in downtown Vancouver. Keep doing what you're doing Tableau!! My wife and I will be back soon!
Great food, very attentive. These folks are really trying... and their succeeding. Highly recommend.
We stopped here for happy hour, our first visit back since they reopened. Service was great and the food was delicious, they haven’t missed a beat.
Excellent food and service ...too bad was not very busy as is located within a hotel
Amazing food and service and a vast improvement on the previous iteration. Will definitely come back and recommend to friends and family.
The music was a little too loud for our group. We needed to almost shout. Turning down the music a wee bit would make it even more enjoyable
When is it not great??! Love this place. Always such a great atmosphere, the drinks were fantastic and the service was excellent. We went on a limb and ordered the banana split for dessert and that was great too.
Tableau Bar Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (604) 639-8692.
Tableau Bar Bistro is rated 4.8 stars by 1755 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.