Tap Restaurant

4.6
608 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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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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HW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed our quiet dinner out on a Friday night. We gave the chef some extra work to create something tasty for us both as we each have different food allergies and intolerances, but the kitchen crew took the challenge and served us each really nice custom meals! Really appreciated the extra effort. Thanks.

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HG
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service Very obliging and served a birthday cake that I brought to the restaurant earlier in the day

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LB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food excellent, service even better. I have allergies, especially to perfumes, colognes etc. When heavily "scented" foursome were seated next to us, not only were the servers understanding, they were very prompt to put us in a private dining room. Our main server, Johnny, was outstanding.

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LS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a great experience with a table by the fireplace and friendly staff. The steak was very tasty as was the side dishes. Would definitely recommend

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the food, live music and service!
As usual, all dishes were made from scratch, beautifully presented, and so tasty. The oysters are particularly good!
We’re so lucky to have Tap in our neighborhood!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was my husband’s birthday. They didn’t acknowedge that although I had mentioned it but that’s ok. Obviously an oversight as they said happy birthday to someone at the next table. We had a lovely time!

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O
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you have ever wondered what it would be like to have your own personal Chef and server staff, come to Tap. Everything about our date night dinner was perfect. Food was amazing, and the menu has something for everyone. John was our server and he is a true professional. He would come close enough but not too close and if Kerry and I were in conversation, and didn’t stop to talk to him, he simply slipped away to return later. Cozy dim but not too dark. Volume level allowed easy conversations. I accidentally knocked my fork off the table and before I could pick it up, a young lady was at the table with a new one and retrieved the one I dropped. Tap is a little spendy but overall worth it.

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LP
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service from the moment we entered the restaurant until we left! Amazing food and ambiance. Would certainly recommend Taps.

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CK
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual we had a great experience, the food was fresh and delicious and the service is outstanding. We enjoy the wine list and have enjoyed the options they have suggested. Always look forward to an evening here!
Definitely recommend making reservations.

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CS
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely lunch at the Tap. The food was excellent and the service was great. We had the special quiche of the day!

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DD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a hidden gem in South Surrey. The food, service and ambience is excellent. Don't be thrown off because you are in the middle of a neighbourhood. As I have said it is a hidden gem and highly recommended.

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CW
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you for the most amazing dinner and date night!
If you haven’t been you need to go!! South Surrey’s little gem. No need to drive downtown and pay $30 in parking. The food is out of this world, the service is on point! Our waiter even remembered us from my birthday back in September. It is very obvious Chef/owner Alistair has an incredible passion for what he does and has a team of people who feel the same and bring it all together. Hands down the best last date night before our little one arrives

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LE
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were so happy with every bite and sip we had at Tap! We went for a Valentines date and shared the baked Brie appetizer, a special risotto, rack of lamb and a house made chocolate bar for dessert.
The open kitchen is in the dining room. You get a smell of everything that is being cooked and it made us want to sit at the counter and watch like it was a cooking show. The service was fantastic from entrance to exit. Well worth the visit and we’ll be back again for more special occasions.

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OT
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great night!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in White Rock/South Surrey for high end dining. This is true fine dining tucked away in the neighbourhood of Rosemary Heights/Morgan creek, yet it is a welcoming dining room and fantastic patio.

The owner/chef/master somm Alistair oversees the friendly and professional staff and he is always an engaging and gracious host. The open kitchen consistently delivers on the promise of the compact yet varied menu. As one would expect based on the pedigree of the owner, the wine list is interesting, varied and reasonably priced, plus corkage is permitted. Truly a local gem. 5 Stars, with ease.

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JF
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a quaint and romantic restaurant with amazing food and a great wine list. I would recommend to anyone

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B
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

As past customers we expected the high level of service and quality of food, but you dropped the ball big time on this visit. The inexperience of our waiter did not help matters, we were seated in the back room which looked like a garage (concrete floor and all), tables were not set, no cutlery,no flowers, no table clothes, no candles ( we did have reservations) The food was very poor, pork chop was 80% fat and raw, filet was not tender and lukewarm. When we told the waiter our problems, he informed us that the chef said "that's the way it supposed to be". We were neglected most of the evening, he did not ask us if we were ready for the bill, he just dropped it on the table and walked away. Not the valentines day dinner I expected to share with my wife, to add insult to injury, the wine paring was awful. We left the restaurant with our wine glasses half full along with our stomachs.

I feel this may have been a one off bad experience, so I will be back and trust the level of food and service will be as in the past.

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DD
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a lovely restaurant with great neighbourhood ambiance, excellent food and first class service. We have eaten here on several occasions and would not hesitate in recommending Tap. For those consuming wine they have an excellent wine list to pair with you chosen meal. We have never been disappointed in the four plus years we have been going to Tap for lunches, evening meals or for celebratory occasions.

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KC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always both the food and service were fantastic.

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OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentines dinner but my wife and I are regulars. We love Tap. Although it’s a bit pricey, the food is phenomenal!

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GB
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had Valentine’s Day dinner there, was my 2nd time at Tap. Both times I had fantastic meals as did my dining companion. They had a Valentine’s Day special, a nice Kelowna Riesling, Caesar Wedge salad, black cod, and a lemon tart desert with red Valentine’s Day heats of meringue. Everything was excellent. Highly recommend this restaurant. Service was excellent didn’t feel rushed and staff was great.

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TM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a very pleasant Valentine's Day evening at Taps

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was well prepared and presented. Good service as well.

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EY
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I love Tap we go for special occasions. We felt the main fish a special pasta dish was lukewarm . But everything else was great as ususl

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W
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Our party of four thoroughly enjoyed the food and we appreciated the chefs willingness to split main courses between two people. We thought the prices were a bit inflated considering the small portion sizes, however. A nice treat for a special occasion (my birthday!) but wouldn't return on a regular basis as a "go to" restaurant.

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SG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love coming here! Also came for lunch the next day as well. Exceptional service and food experience

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GP
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love your restaurant from the ambience to the food ! We all remarked how nice your table settings are, the flowers were exceptionally done. Your restaurant seems like a hidden little gem. We tell our friends if they want a great lunch and somewhere quiet enough so you can hear yourselves talk then you’ve got the place. Each time we’ve been there we get different servers and find them all polite. Can’t beat your free parking either!

I know advertising is expensive but I wonder if once in awhile it would be good. Out of sight out of mind?

Looking forward to our next get together at your digs!
Gail Plain

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MG
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic first experience at Tap. The food was fantastic. The service was excellent! Very professional and helpful. Allowed us to relax and enjoy our evening. Highly recommend this fantastic gem of a restaurant!

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BB
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Winter terrine, gnocchi, filet mignon. Every course brilliant. Service feels like family, yet unpretentious and professional. Best neighborhood restaurant in Surrey.

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p
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in the South Surrey area. Food is the draw. Excellent wine selection, positive staff

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SL
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

There was a private party at the same time. The kitchen and staff focused on getting their meals to them which meant we waited quite a while between our appetizers and our main course. They were kind and explained but it did make our wait seem quite long. This was the only reason that I didn't give 5 stars for service. One person in our party ordered the cheesecake for dessert. The portion was unusually small. That is why I gave four stars for the value. We would definitely dine here again.

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DS
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Stump the somm was absolutely entertaining / an added highlight to a delicious meal

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DJ
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place. Chef Alistair Veen and his team have created a thoroughly complete, fine dining restaurant that is worth the modest drive from the city. 'Hands-on' is the best way to describe Chef Veen - he's cooking in the open kitchen one moment, then serving, then decanting wine, then helping with a coat. It's a charming, intimate restaurant with a Euro-slanted menu of tempting dishes that taste as good as they sound. Impeccable culinary technique and unexpected creativity are the norm. Best ever French onion soup. Just as important is a sensational wine list (well priced and covering BC and the World with many, many offbeat gems), and Alistair and his staff are unfussed and unfussy about wine in a comforting way. No wine snobs there, but true and passionate knowledge.

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L
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome my favourite place. Al you and your staff are all 5 star thanks.

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D
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food , drinks and service are amazing. Tap Restaurant is a hidden gem.

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OT
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

Poor service on several levels. Food has definitely gone significantly down hill from a once very respectable restaurant in the area

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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AD
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

As always the food was amazing!! This was our first lunch experience. The serving staff was inadequate. There was only one server and a bus person. The server was also preparing all the beverages behind the bar. The service was slow. If this is common practice we may avoid having lunch at Tap.

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S
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were out celebrating the Christmas season and my retirement. The food and service were fabulous. We will definitely be back.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were celebrating another successful year. The food, wine and service were excellent. We will definitely be back!

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