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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

4.1

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (23)
Cozy (19)
Casual (15)
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Fit for Foodies (13)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Great for Lunch (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Business Meals (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Romantic (9)
Great for Brunch (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Authentic (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Fun (5)
Healthy (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
People Watching (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Live Sports (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tapas (1)
Waterfront (1)
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 2 days ago

Service is good and place and decor are amazing. Food wasn’t exceptional, I could have done better at home with same ingredients. Nothing different nor sophisticated was presented in our food experience.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Unfortunately the food is inconsistent here. We ordered the mushroom toast which was blande. It needed more gravy/sauce. In contrast the free range chicken entree was overly salted. It was like they sprinkled salt all over the plate mistakenly as pepper. This isn’t my first time here and my favorite dishes were a disappointment.

This dinner was a wedding anniversary celebration and service was mediocre.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 5 days ago

Great setting and atmosphere for a lovely Valentine's Day dinner.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent service and food.
Atmosphere a little noisy and fries a little salty.

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Healthy, Comfort Food, Romantic
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Pour un bistrot à la française, les plats cuisinés sont peu représentatifs des goûts développés dans la cuisine française même pour les plats les plus basiques (steak frites, escargots, crème brûlée). En plein hiver, par exemple, pourquoi pas de viande mijotée en sauce (daube ou boeuf bourguignon)?

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 5, 2018

This the 2nd time I've been to the bistro and as I travel extensively I really appreciate finding a restaurant which offers an excellent dining experience without having to break the bank. The meals are attractive to the eye as well as palate without being overly fussy. Comfort food comes to mind and the service was very good. I look forward to returning on my next trip.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 4, 2018

The last time I was here was about 2-3 years ago. I brought my boyfriend here for his birthday dinner because I had good memories of quality food and service. We came around 6:30 so the restaurant was fairly empty, maybe only 4 other tables and a couple people at the bar; otherwise, very quiet. Another couple had just come in right before us, and there were 3 workers helping put their coats away. No one asked us for our coats so we wore it in . The table just before us and we both sat near the windows in the entrance area of the restaurant. The waiter came and welcomed the table before us and read out the special for Sunday and walked off. He never gave us any welcome or introduced the menu to us when he dropped it off. I had to wave him over later to order. I'm sure the staff are not rude people; they were all very friendly, but it was a little disappointing because the table just before us were getting very different treatment from us. I have gotten more attentive service at a fully packed restaurant which added to my disappointment. Overall, the taste of the food was good, and I always liked the decor and the general ambience. I wouldn't deter people from going but I probably would mention that the service is not as up to par any more.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 1, 2018

I regularly organize business lunches at Tableau. The food and service is consistently excellent, and the ambiance is modern and comfortable. I have only been to Tableau for dinner on one occasion, but I would recommend it as a date spot or for a weeknight dinner with clients.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Overall was good. Desert on the dine out menu was super!!!! One thing though, I told them it’s my husbands birthday and would want a candle on the desert, and yet they completely forgot about it!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 28, 2018

I went as dine out and the food wasn't really good like l expected.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Cozy
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Disappointed as the food is normally really good but this visit was bland. I shouldn't have had to add salt then hot sauce to my meal for flavour.

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The food tasted nothing like french cuisine. The boeuf bourguignon that we all looked for was a big disappointment. The only good part was the almond financier. Skip the main and get the desserts!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Highly recommend Tableau for brunch, ladies dinner, or date night. Great cocktails and wine list (I love the Joie Pinot Noir). Food is rich and flavourful. Great ambience, decor, and service is friendly and not overbearing.

Tags: Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 26, 2018

we ordered the dineout menu,the food is fair but the service is quite good.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Appetizers and dessert are very good, but the main course lets me so disappoint. Beef likes boiled meat

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Wonderful place to having a date

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Our dining experience was very nice. We had the dine out menu and everything was delicious and beautiful to look at. Good portion size and great value for money. I love the ambience and design of this restaurant. I would recommend others to go here.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Tasting Menu
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Great dining as always. Would be nice to see a corkage free BYOB offering?

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Live Sports
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 19, 2018

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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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 19, 2018

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

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2018

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 on January 19, 2018

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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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 19, 2018

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

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Delicious French options and excellent service.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Tables are really close together but servers are incredibly diligent.

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 (Vancouver)·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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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 12, 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 6, 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 1, 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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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 29, 2017

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

Tags: Cozy
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 23, 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 20, 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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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Accommodated a baby so well. Excellent service and food.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 15, 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 14, 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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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 13, 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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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 12, 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 12, 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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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 11, 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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