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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 (20)
Casual (19)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
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Cozy (16)
Great for Lunch (13)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Business Meals (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Great for Brunch (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Romantic (9)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Authentic (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Good for Groups (5)
People Watching (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Fun (4)
Healthy (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Local Ingredients (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tapas (1)
Waterfront (1)
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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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 (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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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 8, 2017

I've been to Tableau several times. Always very tasty and well-presented dishes, solid service, and a nice casual-upscale ambiance. Really very good. My only complaint is that the tables near the window are pretty tightly packed together.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined on September 6, 2017

Service has improved significantly. I've had bad experiences before that made me think that poor service was endemic.

This time, our waitress was much better.

Steak and eggs seemed like they used the opportunity to hide a substandard steak under an egg. Oh well. I liked their fries.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Having had a great experience the last time we came here, we decided to come back. The server came by and from this moment on he gave us an attitude and made rude comments every time h came by. Our coffee was not refilled until our cups were empty and we flagged him over. We were the only people in the restaurant. He placed my coffee in front of my husband so I had to reach over to get it. When he wanted to put my steak knife down, instead of coming around behind me, he reached across the table and just tossed it. The knife almost fell off the table. We were hoping that the food would make up for the poor service. My husband's burger bun was so stale he didn't finish it. My steak was tough and cold. Were they too hungover in the kitchen or something? Of course the server didn't bother to ask how things were. We were excited to be spending time with family on a nice and sunny day and this server ruined our time together. Had we known the service and food would be this bad, we would have gone elsewhere.

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·Dined on September 3, 2017

The chef should know Gnocchi is not polenta galettes, but potatoes 🥔 noodles I was disappointed lack of salt didn't taste anything.But I asked for a surprise cocktail and was very good

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Anniversary

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·Dined on August 31, 2017

Fantastic upper level restaurant! The food was outstanding and so tasteful. The spanish waiter who served us, was so professional and gave us a very pleasant evening at the restaurant. I highly recommend this restaurant, and we are definitely going back to Tableau Bar Bistro. It has to be one of the best restaurant in Vancouver!

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on August 28, 2017

We had a wonderful dinner there. Also waiting staff were very kind to our son. I really appreciate.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Local Ingredients
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Wedding Anniversary done right! Impeccable service and food. Highly recommended.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Trea bon et savoureux restaurant aux influences françaises. Bons vins! Service rapide et efficace!

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Always enjoy the french menu and the lively atmosphere. Great cocktails and attentive service. All dishes I had so far did not disappoint.

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 (London)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Nice food and fantastic service. The price was high to average for downtown. Would recommend. Steaks had fabulous chargrilled flavour.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Somewhat underwhelming.
Quality of food was good, but not spectacular.
Limited wine choices; all with extreme mark-up.
Appetizer plates came with nice greasy fingerprints - must have been from the kitchen.
Our server was attentive, professional and friendly.

Tags: Casual
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Great food and service but extremely noisy. Overall experience good - would recommend

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 (Manitoba)·Dined on August 20, 2017

My daughter and I had a lovely supper together. The service was friendly and prompt. The food was excellent.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Local Ingredients, People Watching
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Love here. I went for the happy hour and it was great service, great food. I would go here again!!!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Business Meals
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 (Toronto)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Tableau, besides being in a great boutique hotel in a quite part of coal harbour but close enough to the action when wanted, is a great likely neighbourhood gem. French inspired food, terrificly talented bartender, and a casual yet refined feel give Tableau high points in my book. I've diner here 6 times, alone, with colleagues, with friends, with family, and with spouse - each time happy.

Tags: Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Romantic, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Late-night Find
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 16, 2017

I was disappointed in my meal. I thought the trout was small and absolutely no vegetables, just quinoa. Very dissapointed. Next to nothing for $25.

Tags: People Watching
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·Dined on August 16, 2017

The food was excellent, the service was superb, atmosphere great. I love this place & my food friends from out of town loved it. If you haven't then you should. if you have then you should again. I know I don't go nearly often enough.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Tapas, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Groups, Great Beer, Quick Bite, Worth the Drive
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 13, 2017

After being turned down for a reservation at our first choice, we chose Tableau Bar Bistro for our 33rd Anniversary dinner last weekend. We were greeted and seated promptly when we arrived and ordered cocktails, which were unique and tasty. The food was delicious, authentic French cuisine with a modern flair, and even though I think my entree order was wrong, it was fixed with minimal delay. The service was attentive and smooth, with the manager checking in at our table a couple of times and our server very helpful. We were given small samples of two wines we were considering which definitely assisted with the final choice. All in all, a very pleasant evening and I would return again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy
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