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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

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (21)
Business Meals (18)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
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Casual (18)
Great for Lunch (15)
Cozy (14)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Romantic (11)
Special Occasion (9)
Bar Seating (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
People Watching (7)
Authentic (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Fun (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Healthy (3)
Tapas (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Seasonal (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great Beer (1)
Waterfront (1)
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 6 days ago

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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 (Saskatoon)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Enjoyed the food and drink. The lobster eggs benny was great.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Brunch menu is short but sweet. Recommend the smoked salmon benny and pommes dauphines as a side. Server did not know what a flat white was (only able to order when a bartender came to the table) but service was quick and courteous for our group of 9. A little surprised to be charged $3 on each person’s bill for still water when we weren’t presented with the option for tap, which is the standard in restaurants. Better for business meals than social gatherings.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Always enjoy my meals here. I usually don't go on Fridays so service was a bit slow at the beginning. However the staff was as charming as usual which made up for it. Food was amazing - I tried the bison ribs. Delicious!!!

Tags: Tapas, Seasonal
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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Awesome as alway. One of my favorites in Vancouver. Terrific in every way.

Tags: Casual, People Watching, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Not too much I can say, other than it was a perfect dining experience.

Tags: Hot Spot, Romantic, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 27, 2017

The mushrooms on toast was incredible. The flavors between the various types of mushrooms, sauce, cheese, watercress/herbs and soft toasted bread combined well together to an excellent taste! Must-try if you visit this restaurant =)

The plat de jour (lamb shank) had an interesting flavor combination for the couscous and complemented the fall-off-the-bone tender lamb. Definitely recommend to others interested!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 26, 2017

The food and service is exceptional here! Anything you order will be some of the best food you’ve had. They really go out of their way to serve your needs, pay the bill secretly, take a picture for you etc. Amazing! The only reason I did not give this 100% is because it was so noisy I could hardly hear the people at my table, but it’s a busy lunch spot. They do have a private room you can book though so if you have a bigger meeting that’s the place to be.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Been here a few times for brunch and dinner and have never been disappointed. The service is great, very professional and the food is delicious. It’s a little out of the way but worth the time to get there.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Quiet hideaway but great food and great service!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 15, 2017

It was fine. Service was - how to describe? Like - not graceful, lacking connection, disinterested.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The service and food were quite good. Table was at the front entrance which was distracting, but manageable.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Casual, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We love Tableau and regularly tell our friends that it's our favourite place to eat in Vancouver. Great food. Lovely intimate feel. Great decor.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Amazing food and service as always!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Service on the phone for reservations from friendly and accommodating. Server was knowledgeable and food tasted great but portions were quite small.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 3, 2017

French onion soup was incredible! Service was great.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Excellent food and service in a very nice, cozy bistro ambiance.

Tags: Happy Hour, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Romantic, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

Great Meal , unfortanately we were beside a very fussy couple who were awful guests, the poor waiter was very gracious

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite, Romantic, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Have had dinner here a few times now. Always enjoy the food and the service is great .

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Casual, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 24, 2017

food was very good except fish cakes were very bland and seemed like they came from Cosco - service was excellent - limited menu but still diverse - will likely go again

Tags: Local Ingredients, Healthy
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 24, 2017

This is a small French bistros attached to the Loden Hotel. Read about it in the Georgia Straight awards addition. The food was excellent. Steak frites done just how it was ordered. Appetizer also very very good. Would not go there without ordering the escargot. French onion soup was perfect. Definitely would recommend.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Afternoon Coffee, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Must quality must improve as we will not return the 2nd time.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Great food and service, love this place, never disappoints!!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Tableau used to be one of our favourite Vancouver restaurants. This time we both felt disappointed by the food. The portions were much smaller than in the past. In addition, the mussels weren't very fresh.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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