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Tasty indulgence, west coast favourites. Dine in, takeout and delivery available. Pizzas, salads, wraps and sandwiches available after 11 am. Vegan and gluten free items available. Gift cards online.
PRICE RANGE
US$12 - US$44
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Canadian, Contemporary
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I had informed the chef previously that I was doing a tour of chowders in town and was not expecting to find a chowder equal to Sobo's in Tofino but was on a mission. When I queried him about the seafood content he stated that...they use a whitefish but didn't specify. The broth was excellent. However, on my next purchase I paid closer attention to ingredients and counted 5 small pieces of "white fish" cod, and nothing else except potatoes and carrots and onion. Across the harbour is a takeout place for half the price - a mix of halibut and salmon with a lovely broth and a much larger portion. It's one thing to look like a high-end restaurant but the food should stand out starting with the most basic item - soup. Oh well, I still had fun.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 4 March 2021

First time here for dinner, have been twice for lunch and wanted to try it for dinner. Our server, Monica, was excellent, friendly, helpful and attentive. Ambience in the evening even without the beautiful outside views that one gets at lunch was great. Had the...tuna tataki, Wagyu beef steak and pork belly with scallops all of which were nicely presented and the hot food was hot and served on hot plates( hurray!) Also very tasty. Would definitely recommend for a special evening out. One negative note, though it doesn't reflect on my rating, was that, though we had a reservation for 5:30, we were told by the hostess that our table was also reserved for 7:00. We spent, what I would consider, a substantial amount on our dinner, cocktail and wine. Though we were out by 7:10 I really think that it is not something that guests should be told especially if they had the foresight to reserve in advance.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 13 January 2021

I ordered a happy hour martini that was served warm in a half full tiny glass. It was not drinkable. The service is slow and the staff is inattentive and rude.

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 8 December 2020

My son and I went for brunch. The location is beautiful with the interior nicely decorated with soft music where you can actually carry on a conversation without shouting. The staff were courteous and very pleasant. Our waitress came promptly, smiled and engaged in friendly,...brief conversation. We really enjoyed our food, beautifully presented on the plates and tasted wonderful. We have no regrets about our experience and will come again.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 23 November 2020

The restaurant is incredibly beautiful and the location is perfection. The staff and Covid practices were excellent. But Happy Hour was a Disappointment. This was our first visit to the restaurant but usually the Happy Hour selection of food is from the regular menu sometimes...with a few additional items added and the price discounted a bit to encourage people to come to the restaurant in the slow hours between lunch and dinner - or late in the evening. Now we have not been to the restaurant before so we don't know about their portion sizes but when our first two appetizers arrived we were shocked at the small size. The Tuna Takaki had only 3 paper thin pieces of tuna and a tiny pile of daikon & radish and the dressing was tasteless. and although the potato croquettes were very tasty there was only three very small croquettes. If this is the same portion as on the regular menu I would be shocked. So we ordered two more dishes - The meatballs were an excellent portion and very tasty but the grilled sourdough was so dry it was like cardboard. Then I misunderstood our waiter and ordered the wrong fries thinking I was going to get house made fries which I expect from a high end restaurant and instead got the frozen French fries which tasted like fries from a fast food restaurant. Perhaps we just ordered the wrong items but we did expect more from a restaurant of this caliber. This restaurant is like a gem on the water and the quality of the food should match.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 3 November 2020

This was my first visit to what appears to be a popular place. It is in a very good location with water views. The restaurant is very bright and pleasant. I am not a fan of modern, but I did like the interior. I ordered...the half eggs benedict, very tasty, the green salad it came with had a very tasty dressing on it. Coffee good, strong, and was served in a cup and saucer. I prefer a mug personally but it was fine. Our server #24! Was not the warmest of individuals, didn't smile once, even though he wore a mask you can tell if people smile. His response to our request regarding the music was indifferent, see message to restaurant.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 27 October 2020 via mobile

One of the few places you can enjoy a meal on the water in Victoria. Our family sampled a number of the happy hour and regular menu entrees. Some of the portions were small but big on richness and flavour.

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 25 October 2020

Wish I could give a better review but there’s a lot of competition in Victoria for 4-5 star restaurants and this one doesn’t make the cut. $22 burger was tiny. Worst cobb salad I’ve had. Topped the evening off with being asked to leave because...our table was reserved for the next guests, even though there were 5 empty tables around us. We will try other restaurants before coming back here again.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 23 September 2020

Had lunch at 2 PM today, the patio was beautiful, great views and COVID-19 friendly with appropriate distancing of tables and staff wearing very stylish face shields! Had the humbolt squid. The squid was grilled beautifully. I found the harissa yogurt overpowered the squid however....I would prefer this served as a fresh plate only with the veggies etc, and skip the harissa yogurt. My guest had a pizza which was very tasty, nice cruse. Service was impeccableMore

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 21 September 2020

We had a semi-private toom for 6, great server, great food, ready quickly, very reasonable prices. Beautiful setting, nice new building, nice design, all staff were very friendly and all were wearing masks

Date of visit: September 2020
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Danael G
6 March 2020|
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Response from restomanager | Property representative |
Absolutely! Just please be aware that there are no booster seats available, but you're welcome to bring your own.
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Victoriaiscool
15 August 2019|
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Response from robynq2019 | Property representative |
Sorry for the delay - we have two Happy Hours 2-5 pm and 9-11pm
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    • Food: 4
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 3.5