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About Tableau Bar Bistro

FRESH LOCAL MEETS BISTRO COOL.



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.

1181 Melville Street
Vancouver, BC V6E 0A3
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary French, French, Bistro

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday thru Friday 11:30am-2:30pm
Dinner: Sunday thru Thursday 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Dinner: Friday & Saturday 5:30pm - 11:00 pm
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 10:30am-2:30pm
Case Croute: Monday thru Sunday 2:30pm-5:30pm

Cross Street:
Bute

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(604) 639-8692

Website:
http://www.tableaubarbistro.com/

Catering:
For catering requests, please contact info@tableaubarbistro.com

Executive Chef:
Tret Jordan

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
For special events, please contact info@tableaubarbistro.com

Tableau Bar Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (21)
Casual (18)
Cozy (16)
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Neighborhood Gem (15)
Great for Lunch (12)
Business Meals (12)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Romantic (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Great for Brunch (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Authentic (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Good for Groups (5)
People Watching (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Fun (4)
Healthy (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Local Ingredients (3)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 3 days ago

It's okay; not great. For the price, there are better alternatives. It is not a good date spot as tables are very close together. You can hear people beside you perfectly - which makes it awkward.

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·Dined 3 days ago

The food was good, but not very overpriced for the quality.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Had Dine out menu . Food was very boring. Ingredients were ordinary. Totally not worth $80 for two people.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

We had a business lunch and food and service was good but we were seated by the kitchen. Also it was quite loud and hard to hear the conversation.

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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined 3 days ago

Tried the salmon on their dine out menu, good but I do like the trout better.

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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined 4 days ago

Delicious French options and excellent service.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Tables are really close together but servers are incredibly diligent.

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·Dined on January 13, 2018

IT was my first time trying this dining establishment; I was not disappointed. The ambience was lovely, the food clean and perfectly served, with nice flavours, and no heaviness - which is hard to do with an omelette and potatoes!
The service was efficient and friendly, and the establishment itself was clean and inviting, and relaxed, yet classy .

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food
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·Dined on January 13, 2018

Date night

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We started off with the French onion soup which was excellent and very filling. My friend had the duck which she enjoyed and I choose the moules and frites. It was very tasty with a generous portion of moules. This was the first time that we had been to the restaurant , and we would return.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 7, 2018

This is one of the few bistros in the city where one can actually carry on a conversation, without being drowned out by the noise.

The mussels and gnocchi we shared this evening were really delicious. The food is consistently good at Tableau. The service we received this evening was extremely professional, yet very friendly and accommodating.

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 2, 2018

casual yet chic atmosphere. consistently good food. excellent service.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

great food n atmosphere only issue some tables bit too close for comfort.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Our main courses were served lukewarm due to cold plates. The manager provided 2 desserts gratis as an apology which was appreciated. We found it rather noisy for our liking as my husband is hard of hearing which made dinner conversation difficult or impossible. The French Onion soup was delicious.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Our waiter was fantastic! All other wait staff were also wonderful.
The wine list needs work - we wanted a reasonably priced good white wine and it was tough to find one on the list.

Tags: Fun
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·Dined on December 18, 2017

Accommodated a baby so well. Excellent service and food.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Excellent waiter. We all loved the flat iron steak

Tags: Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Cozy, Great for Brunch
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 15, 2017

I hadn't been to Tableau for a couple of years, as I had never found anything on the menu that I liked as much as the gnocchi they used to have but took off the menu. However, I saw that they now have another gnocchi dish that seemed like it might be similar. Unfortunately, it was very disappointing. When I ordered, the server let me know that the gnocchi were made out of polenta, not potatoes. I thought that was strange, but decided to try it anyway. It neither looked nor tasted anything like gnocchi. It was basically polenta cakes, with huge pieces of tomato, and something that looked like rhubarb. I thought that was impossible, because I couldn't understand why anyone would put rhubarb in "gnocchi", but I couldn't figure out what else it could possibly be. I didn't even eat half. One of the most disappointing restaurant meals I have ever had.

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·Dined on December 14, 2017

The food was really good but about the service, didn't like it much. Because of 2 hour dining period, everything was kind of in rush. They would say no rush or take your time but the moment you start talking with your friends and giving your self a break, your dish will be collected! They don't let you finish your food and enjoy your time.
It's like you just have to go and eat, not to socialize and be relax.

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·Dined on December 13, 2017

Didn't see our server for 10 minutes after we were seated.
The pork cheek ragout over pasta really good. Our server recommended a squeeze of lemon on the roasted brussel sprouts, that was a very nice touch.
Our server then disappeared after she brought our dessert and wouldn't return for 20 minutes so we were kind of stuck there waiting to get our bill.
Overall the food was really good and exceeded my expectations and the other servers seem to be on the ball, it was unfortunate ours wasn't.
I would still come again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 13, 2017

The service was not as good as usual. We were never offered bread and the waiter did it come back to ask about wine until after I was more than half way through the main.

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·Dined on December 12, 2017

Excellent spot for dining and conversation (i.e., no blaring noise or overcrowded restaurant). Great service. My second time here... and I'll be back... as long as someone else pays!

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Very warm and welcoming staff. Cozy ambiance. Few but we'll prepared set of menu and drinks

Tags: Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Quick Bite, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Service and food was good overall. Although for some reason we had two servers and they each kept coming back to ask “how’s your meal” or “how’s it going so far” every 5 minutes. I appreciate the attentiveness but it got a bit bothersome and made us feel rushed to finish our meal. A bit more space and privacy would’ve been better and made us felt more at ease.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Always feel welcome. The manager bends over backwards for his customers. Service is quiet, classic French service. Never in your face. Eaten there numerous times and have tried many items on the menu and never been disappointed. The steak tartare is one of the best in the city. Also they have a great brunch.

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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We enjoyed all the food and the excellent service. The restaurant has a nice energetic buzz and pleasant surroundings

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We all had different choices and all found them interesting and delicious. Desserts were good,bread pudding was dry until waiter brought more sauce. Then excellent. Place was noisy due to a table full of young enthusiastic people celebrating. Still, we all enjoyed the evening.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Very festive ambiance for Christmas. Loved how attentive and enthusiastic the staff are. The venue itself was gorgeous! I loved the classy decor and furniture. Food was served timely and together. Everyone commented on how delicious it was. It's a little bit on the fine dining end, but if you to just sneak a peek, they have happy hour!

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

We arrived just as evening happy hour started....it got nice and quiet around 9:30. Good food, great service....a friendly place.

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Great food. Great ambiance. But real French waitresses ir waiters serve then ignore you. Wish we had that cause needed to spend quality time with my beautiful wife. Instead, waitress kept checking in....

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Fantastic French food in a more modern relaxed environment. Quality and presentation of the meal was great and tasted even better. We had the duck, butternut squash soup, escargot, creame Brule and cheese cake.
Service was excellent and set up an evening of fun.
We saw cirque Kurios after which rounded out my “French theme surprise date”

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We were very pleased with the restaurant and the service. Onion soup and charcuterie were fabulous. Porc ragout pasta not so good. Pasta underdone and ragout was extremely bland. Told our server and the pasta was replaced and came back cooked and with more flavour (pepper had been added - perhaps a little too much). Manager and server were both very interested in making sure that we enjoyed the food. Mussels were good but broth could have been tastier. On the whole, a very enjoyable experience that we would repeat.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Food was fine and service was great just seating was really tight even just for two. We were assigned to sit at a table that’s right against the wall and there were less than 2 inches of space from the table next to us. We can barely move our arms either we will hit the wall or elbow the people next to us. It would be acceptable if this place was packed but throughout our dinner there were empty tables available... so we weren’t sure why we can’t be seated at a more comfortable table.

Tags: Casual
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 21, 2017

We went here on a friend's recommendation and were not disappointed. The French Onion soup was fabulous. Lots of plump, tasty mussels in the "moules et frites" but the fries should have been crisper. Our soup took awhile to come out but we were in no hurry. The waiter and maitre 'd both apologized and offered a free dessert which was appreciated. A bit loud for our liking but we were definitely on the older edge of the clientele. Nice wine list and a great vodka martini.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Always enjoy dining at Tableau! Great food and service! Bon Appetit!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 15, 2017

It was a great experience and the staff were friendly.

Tags: Happy Hour
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

Great find in downtown! Right at the enterance, they offer to hang your coat. Servers are well knowledged with menu. Food was excelent beyond expectations. Definitely try mushrooms on toast.

Tags: Quick Bite, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Afternoon Coffee, Vibrant Bar Scene, Healthy, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Authentic, Romantic
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 12, 2017

This is the 2nd time I've paid Tableau a visit. The tartare's portion size seems to be smaller than the one from my first visit but still tasty. We also ordered their mussels.

Unfortunately, the table we had was a little small for 2 people to share the 2 plates of food. We had to eat off of our tea cup's plate just to make it work.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Casual, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Always a great spot for lunch - great food, good value and excellent people!

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Wow! What a top notch lunch.
The service at the bar on Monday was spectacular.
So knowledgeable and friendly and efficient.
I had the trout which was perfection.
All parts of the dish main .... A grade!
The hostess was very nice too.
I will be back next week.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch
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