Tap Restaurant

4.5
510 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Northwest
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  • Good for a Date
  • Local Ingredients
  • Special Occasion
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Northwest, International
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Hours of operation
Open 11:30am-11:30pm Tuesday to Saturday
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Phone number
(604) 536-1954
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Payment options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Alistair Veen
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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.
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Private party contact
Alistair: (604) 536-1954
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Rosemary Crescent
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Parking details
Tons. And free!
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Public transit
5 minute walk away
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Entertainment
Acoustic Groove plays live every Wednesday. Their contemporary music fits our room perfectly.
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Special events & promotions
We host monthly interactive wine dinners with winemakers from around the globe. Check out Facebook page for upcoming dates.
Additional
Banquet, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Reviews from verified diners
510 reviews
4.5 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
66%
Very Good
26%
Good
5%
Fair
3%
Poor
0%
4.6
food
4.4
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
value
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JO
5.0Dined 3 days ago

A nice shaded patio and good service - topped off with great food and wine.

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R
5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Perfect evening for dining on the deck. John is a fantastic waiter, with an appropriately sly sense of humour! Food is very good. Wine selection is superb. One of my favourite restaurants, anywhere.

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JJ
4.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Our "go-to" place to catch up! We especially enjoy meeting on Tuesday evenings because of the Farm to Table Menu. This Menu is not only always delicious, but allows us to jump right in to "what's been happening" without spending too much time deciding on what we are going to order. We always leave Tap's feeling that the world is a little brighter because of our friendship and the welcoming environment and great food we've shared at "our" special restaurant!

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l
5.0Dined on July 10, 2018

In for a late lunch, we both enjoyed our meals and would most differently recommend this restaurant. Great little neighbourhood restaurant.

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DP
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

The Caesar salad was awesome. In all of my 70+ years I have never tasted better.
The entrees were right on the mark. Best Restaurant for many miles around.

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LL
5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

First time there and it was great. Highly recommend this little gem!!!!

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KC
3.0Dined on July 4, 2018

My husband and I shared everything and the next day our belly was very upset. Whatever ate worked it’s way out of system as fast as it could.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Tap can always be counted on for an evening that is a cut above. As a guest you feel appreciated, pampered and well looked after. Meals are memorable and leave you unwanting after a satisfying and delicious dinner, prepared with care and culinary flare. Everyday meals or special occasions are each well served as you can temper your menu and alcohol choices accordingly ( and if you need guidance on the wine list, it is readily and happily offered) we love Tap and have dined there often, even after moving out of the area.

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OT
4.0Dined on June 26, 2018

Business lunch

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SP
5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Second time was even better than the first. The first visit in winter was inside, which I find noisy and have hypersensitive hearing so noise levels affect me. This time we sat on the patio which was fabulous! The food is a flavour party and healthy too. Wine list is excellent. Staff are attentive and fun...very tasteful. Quiet..although we wished the music had been outside too. My issue is needing gluten free options for bread or noodles, but I found something great on the menu that fit. Even a gluten free, dairy free dessert would be welcomed by me and probably others.

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m
5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Tap never disappoints. The food is so perfectly prepared and so delicious and the service is consistently the most attentive and professional I have experienced in a long time.

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R
2.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Patio was great but I was Disappointed with the starters, went to another restaurant after.

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SF
3.0Dined on June 10, 2018

The food was fabulous & fresh .

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BC
5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

scrumptous from beginning to end @ the table *lobster bisque got rave review and the lamb rack cooked to perfection * lovely assortment of cheeses on cheese board* refreshing fresh beet salad + lemon desert yummm, + well served all evening * a delight will be back

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OT
4.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Mellow, good food

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KL
2.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Mediocre. Very expensive drinks and food. Very empty for a Thursday evening, not a very vibrant scene. Closes too early (9pm). Individual blankets and heaters were a nice touch.

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M
5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Absolutely excellent, as usual. Have eaten there many times and highly recommend it.

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MB
5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

Truly a neighbourhood treasure! The service is incredibly welcoming!

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OT
3.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Enjoyed sitting on the patio. It was a little cool but a heater was provided shortly after we arrived. Food was good although maybe a little high priced.

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o
4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We had an excellent Mother's Day Brunch. Food was excellent!

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MG
3.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Disappointed after all. The dessert was👎🏼. The food flavor could be much better if you consider $....

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OT
4.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Service was good, food was very delicious. Restaurant is small and crowded.

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DB
5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

I’ll preface this by saying I have health issues and I live in a small town, so I don’t make it out very often, so when I do, I like to treat myself.
And this place was a definite treat. The service was absolutely fantastic, and the food was even better. The ambience leaves nothing to be desired either. The chef/owner was incredibly accommodating and as friendly as could be. I will definitely be recommending this place to everyone.

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FW
5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Love Tap - the food is always hot and tasty! The atmosphere is lovely and the service is top notch.

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AD
5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Tap is great (as always). Great food, wine selection and service. A true jem in our neighborhood.

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OT
5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

25th Wedding Anniversary

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OT
5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Great food and great service. We tried a variety of dishes and shared. There wasn’t a bad thing to say about any of the dishes.

Service was great. Allister came over and chatted and educated us on the wine we had chose.

We’ll be coming back many times. GoJetsGo!

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OT
5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Excellent service and wonderful attention to detail! Hands down one of the best meals in metro van

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JM
4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

had a lovely night excellent food & service would definitely go again.

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F
5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

This place never disappoints. It’s always a pleasure to come for a date night and for celebrations with family and friends. The wine list is amazing and diverse.

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s
5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Fantastic service. Amazing wine and melt in your mouth steak

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m
4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

It was a great evening of great service an d great food. In our view the price of the over all meal was a little high but other then that It was a good meal.

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O
5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

I have never been disappointed in a meal at Tap, the food is always amazing and the wine list offers the perfect selection for every patron.
So awesome to have a great fine dining experience close to home.

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DJ
4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

The presentation of the dishes was very creative and quite lovely.
Service was friendly and professional.
Tables are close together, and when the restaurant is full, it is loud...

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G
4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Food great. Service very good. Pleasant atmosphere

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MG
5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

A favourite spot, both for ladies group lunches or catching up with a friend. Service is always attentive and very pleasant. Sometimes a bit noisier than ideal. The food itself never fails to please in my experience.

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VB
4.0Dined on March 15, 2018

I have been to this restaurant many times before, always enjoyed it. It's always warm & friendly, service is excellent & unhurried. We all had the lobster bisque which is always excellent. My two friends both had very tasty entree''s , however, I ordered one of the specialties described as a trio of sandwiches - one being cow & brie, another as sheep & blue cheese & the third as elk sausage & another cheese with tomato & walnuts. The platter did not contain sandwiches but wafer thin slices of meats all of which looked like salami & tasted the same. There were two cheeses - brie & blue & some very small French bread rounds with one grape tomato & the walnuts. It was not very filling & a disappointment. I will however return as this is the first disappointing meal I've ever had there - a poor choice.

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AB
4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Ourpredinner cocktails were good and the food great

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MS
5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Always delicious food, great wine list, exceptional service. We thoroughly enjoy dining here for lunch or dinner.

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GP
2.0Dined on March 11, 2018

As soon as we walked in with a reservation we were offered a bad table by the door. There was only 1 other table occupied in the restaurant at the time. When we asked to be seated at another table we were met with a sarcastic look.
We ordered the Beet salad and mushroom risotto to share for starters. Beet salad was a couple of small beets on a plate covered with mixed salad and a bit of goats cheese. Last time we had this salad it was tastefully presented with a generous amount of goat cheese and beets. The risotto was very tasty and proved to be the highlight of the meal.
Charged $12 for extra vegetables which happened to be a bit of gritty chopped kale. My main course was wrong. Ordered scallops and pork belly and got a fatty pork chop served on a mound of so so mashed potato with next to no veg on the plate.
So much potential with this restaurant that is not being realized.

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