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Tap Restaurant

4.5
4.5
668 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Northwest
Chef Alistair Veen strives to marry downtown class with neighbourhood comforts. Our intimate dining room features our open kitchen, perfect for a dinner with friends, business lunch or date night. We pride ourselves on sourcing local ingredients and building relationships with local producers; you will notice the difference. Please contact us for information about booking private events and catering.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Northwest, International

  • Hours of operation

    Open 11:30am-11:30pm Tuesday to Saturday

  • Phone number

    (604) 536-1954

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Alistair Veen

  • Catering

    Our catering team specializes in on-site canapé creation, as well as private dinners. We bring a team into your house/venue and build all the canapés in front of your guests. We try to stay away from buffet style, preferring to do set menus. We do not do drop offs and pick-up is very limited due to the nature of our cuisine.

  • Private party facilities

    Our Private Dining Room seats 40 guests or 70 guests standing. Cocktail style parties with amazing tapas is our favorite style, but any bookout will be met with complete flexibility. Contact us for more information on private parties.

  • Private party contact

    Alistair: (604) 536-1954

  • Neighborhood

    Surrey

  • Cross street

    Rosemary Crescent

  • Parking details

    Tons. And free!

  • Public transit

    5 minute walk away

  • Entertainment

    Acoustic Groove plays live every Wednesday. Their contemporary music fits our room perfectly.

  • Additional

    Banquet, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 668 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. BB

    BeverleyB

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Overall, we were quite pleased with everything except for 2 things. 1) why wouldn't a restaurant that serves top-priced steak, NOT have any horseradish? I agree that having fresh is best, I think having a jar of good quality store-bought horseradish available is better than nothing. That's like french fries with no ketchup! 2) The weather outside wasn't below zero but there was a cold draft coming from the back door and didn't subside all throughout dinner. There wasn't a separation from the back door into the seating area and the cold was coming right through to the tables, where we were directly sitting. Would visit again but maybe try in the Summertime and sit outside.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Lovely experience, as always! Live music and 30% off bottles of wine with a dear friend. What’s not to love!?
  3. RC

    RosemarieC

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it. The duo on guitar and bongo drum sang wonderfully, at just the right volume. Thanks to Brad for attentive service, not too intrusive but perfectly paced. The food was tasty and I especially loved that both the soups were served piping hot in hot bowls. Such a nice touch. My savoury tart was rich and delicious and my companions duck leg was perfection. Definitely worth a return visit or several. We spent a very happy hour and a half. Highly recommended.
  4. F

    Foodie101

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Will be back! Welcoming environment, great staff, amazing food
  5. BW

    BradWillB

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely experience all around.
  6. JS

    JanelleS

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    There is something special about going to a restaurant that is Not a chain and Tap is a special place. Unique dishes, delicious soup and a warm and friendly atmosphere. Have never been disappointed any time we have eaten here. Very accommodating when celebrating a special occasion. Would highly recommend Tap Restaurant!!!!!
  7. LT

    LarryT

    Vancouver

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great. Service, food and wine were all excellent.
  8. LH

    LesleyH

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The food and service were excellent. We never felt pressed to expedite the meal in order to fill the table again. One thing we enjoy, is a nice bar to relax in before dinner or even eat in on occasion. Tap does not have one but it will not deter us from going again. A friend recommended Tap as we had never heard of it before. A little jewel nestled in South Surrey.
  9. YV

    YVONNAC

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Invited friends from out of town. Everyone enjoyed the evening. Food and wine excellent.
  10. F

    Frequentdiner

    Vancouver

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2019

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food was great as always, our server lacked a bit of ability to read his table, but we love Tap so will be back again soon! If you haven’t been definitely give it a try!!
  11. C

    Christopher

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2019

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    The service was not consistent, staff forgets orders and cutlery. Also the food was either over salted or under flavoured.
  12. WR

    WayneR

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2019

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Went for the first time with a couple friends on a busy Saturday night. We had reservations for 8 o’clock and when we arrived the restaurant was packed and we had to wait for a few minutes before they had our table ready. They were very attentive while we were waiting and actually brought a couple appies and a tasting of some red wine, which was a nice touch. Once seated we liked the cozy environment, tables were tightly packed into the modest sized restaurant. For the appetizers my wife tried the Sambuca prawns and I tried the terrine. The prawns were very tasty but only four in the serving. The terrine was fabulous - came with a wide assortment of accompaniments - small gherkins, sprouts, pseeds, roasted garlic and more as well as a generous serving of crustini. For the main course my wife ordered the filet with the Bay of Fundy scallops add on. I ordered the full rack of lamb. My wife thoroughly enjoyed her meal although she mentioned later that it was a rather small serving and needed the scallops to quench her appetite. My rack of lamb was absolutely fabulous, very generous serving, they were done perfectly, probably the best rack of lamb I’ve ever had!! The reduction and seasoning was delicious!! Overall the service was great and the food was definitely above average and I’m looking forward on returning soon to try some other menu items.
  13. K

    Keray

    Vancouver

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, very tasty meals
  14. HD

    HansD

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual great food and great service. Live music but not too loud. I highly recommend this restaurant. Make sure to try their Cesar salad, the best!
  15. s

    suse

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent, great service, tasty food!! We will definitely go again!!!
  16. SF

    SandraF

    Vancouver

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food very good as usual. Great service. My only negative is the noise level is high and being over 60 I am sometimes affected however has never stopped me from dining there. I highly recommend Tap.
  17. KM

    KarenM

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our first visit to Tap on Friday night was fantastic. Food, drinks, service all top notch. Would not hesitate to recommend
  18. TC

    TylerC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2019

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Decent food with a nice atmosphere. Service wasnt great but there seemed to be a lot going on for the server.
  19. DG

    DonG

    Seattle

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Excellent food and good service. Tables are very close to each other and noise level moderate to high which takes away from the ambience
  20. SW

    SteveW

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    We have been to Tap many times and except for one time when a steak was quite rare and needed to be sent back to finish the job, we have never had a bad meal. Highly recommend the restaurant.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A perfect evening started with Prosecco and terrine appetizer. Then on to the Farm To Table dinner. Well executed Gnocchis and Lamb for a first course, then a Beef Ragout Pasta paired with a TULI Pinot Noir. Apple Tarte Tatin for dessert - amazing! Such a great treasure right in our neighbourhood. Many more visits to come!
  22. TL

    TonyL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Food and service is generally excellent. I had the duck leg for an entree and it was excellent. My appetizer a bit less so, golden beet tapenade that ended up being a bit soggy. The wine list is a bit too heavy on the upper end of the price range, and markups are a bit above double liquor store price. A good dining experience but watch the wine choices.
  23. C

    Curt

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience with friends that we're first time at this great restaurant.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    As always, exceptional food accompanied by outstanding service.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Love it! One of our favourite neighbourhood restaurants. Fresh creative food. Always tasty. True chefs
  26. DD

    DaveD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have visited Tap restaurant twice with a business group. I brought my wife for the first time on October 1. The food was amazing and the service was awesome. We will be coming back regularly. Thank you, Dave Doble
  27. JP

    JohnP

    Vancouver

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    A little overpriced for the food quality
  28. S

    Satisfieddiner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always a fantastic meal! The Tap is a great place to celebrate a special evening. Food & service excellent.
  29. LT

    LarryT

    Vancouver

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great wine, great service. Locally sourced food products for fine dining. Highly recommended.
  30. ME

    MereE

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the value and quality of the food. Definitely a place we will return to and recommend to friends
  31. DO

    Dan5O

    Vancouver

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2019

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    The food was great, it was very busy so we had to wait longer than usual for service. Even with the number of customers the noise level was OK.
  32. DP

    DrPB

    Richmond

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food Filet and rack of lamb outstanding Starter mushroom pastry delicious Lemon dessert superb Nice wine selection Attentive waiter Excellent find WILL BE BACK !!!!!!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Our anniversary dinner was perfect. Brought our own wine and had the sommelier decant it for us. Very knowledgeable and interesting facts from him. Food was delicious and presented in timely order. A special night!
  34. HP

    HelenP

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was a perfect meal deliciously prepared with excellent quality ingredients. I enjoyed my meal very much and will go back for more!
  35. M

    Marcus

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The perfect dining experience. The food was exquisite, the wine selections are excellent, and the servers are exceptional. We had a wonderful experience at Tap Restaurant, I highly recommended it to everyone who wants the best.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The establishment was impeccably clean and well presented; it made for a relaxing comfortable lunch experience.
  37. KL

    KeithL

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at Tap. Great food and great service. Never realized that there was something so close to home. Was a little chilly from the AC but that’s okay. Will definitely be back
  38. SP

    SandieP

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are lucky to have Taps in our area. From the time you are greeted, until you leave you are pampered by John & the other great staff , you will not feel rushed.... fantastic food always a treat for us🤗
  39. DC

    DaveC

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Very nice place for a celebration Food was awesome Catering to allergies
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2019

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    The food is always delicious there, the pasta we had there, wasn’t great. Pasta was way overdone, not the best

FAQs

Tap Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (604) 536-1954.

Tap Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 668 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Rosemary Crescent

  • Neighborhood

    Surrey

  • Hours of operation

    Open 11:30am-11:30pm Tuesday to Saturday

  • Cuisines

    Northwest, International

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Tons. And free!

  • Public transit

    5 minute walk away

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Alistair Veen

  • Entertainment

    Acoustic Groove plays live every Wednesday. Their contemporary music fits our room perfectly.

  • Additional

    Banquet, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (604) 536-1954

  • Catering

    Our catering team specializes in on-site canapé creation, as well as private dinners. We bring a team into your house/venue and build all the canapés in front of your guests. We try to stay away from buffet style, preferring to do set menus. We do not do drop offs and pick-up is very limited due to the nature of our cuisine.

  • Private party facilities

    Our Private Dining Room seats 40 guests or 70 guests standing. Cocktail style parties with amazing tapas is our favorite style, but any bookout will be met with complete flexibility. Contact us for more information on private parties.

  • Private party contact

    Alistair: (604) 536-1954

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