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Bar 500, Victoria, BC

Bar 500

4.5
4.5
65 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Italian
Italian inspired eatery/bar led by talented chef Josh Cocca and master mixologist Mark Roeric. Newly re-designed in the lobby of the Oswego Hotel. Local products, smart wines, true cocktails, Whistle Bouy draught and a commitment to quality, are all presented by professional and passionate staff, making bar 500 the go to hot spot in James Bay.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Breakfast, American
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Thu–Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Thu–Sun 3:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (250) 940-7500 ext. 6505
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Josh Cocca
  • Neighbourhood
    Victoria
  • Cross Street
    Oswego and Kingston
  • Parking Details
    Free underground parking as well as ample street parking.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 65 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

NoiseModerate

65 Reviews
  1. KimberlyO

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful staff! Food was excellent!!! Black Cod, Pear and arugula salad, gluten and dairy free chocolate cake to die for!!! Breakfast omelette and there exquisite pancake yummy all around and I will be back. Thank you 🙏

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  2. ValerieA

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a wonderful night out with friends!!! The Oswego Music Series night was excellent and we felt privileged to hear Danielle Lebeau Petersen perform. So talented. Our server was spectacular and the food and drinks delicious. It was our first music night but will not be our last. Thank your Bar500 and the Oswego Team for a wonderful night out.

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  3. DonB

    Saskatoon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, awesome music and outstanding service !

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  4. BonnieJ

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We really enjoyed our evening. We came to see Brandy Moore and it was wonderful. Food and service was excellent. Would come again and would recommend

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  5. ptoes

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We do did dine around and we're hoping for the two options from the 55$ menu. Although, the mushroom menu was actually quite delicious. I think our only comment was that the portion of fish was maybe a bit small. Tasted great,we just wanted more!

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  6. JulieC

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food and good value. Our server Zoe was very sweet

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  7. SDFJ

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We tried this place for the first time because of this done around. I have to say we were thoroughly impressed. The food was absolutely delicious and great service. We will be back for another occasion.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Acapulco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great music

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  9. CaylaC

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Was a very disappointing first breakfast of the year. 39.00 a person for a mediocre meal. First, we thought it was a buffet breakfast for the flat fee. If we had know it was only going to be a price fixe 2 course meal, we would have gone elsewhere. 1st course consisted of your choice of yogurt, a small fruit plate or what I thought was a bakery plate, since it advertised a few options. I was not asked a preference and was brought a single scone. 2nd course, my partner order the Chicken and waffles. I ordered the crab cake bennie. When the food came out, I was present with the wrong food. I had to wait 15 more minutes, for my correct item to come out. I was not offered any such another bakery item well I waited nor was any thing offered for the inconvenience. The Benny consisted of broken hollandaise, and water from the eggs, over done potatoes and an under cooked, under seasoned crab cakes. The was no English Muffin or bread presented underneath. Certainly not worth 39.00 a person. Won't be going back.

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  10. Glenn

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Love the live music - Edie and Joey are great. Food menu is limited, not much to our taste.

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FAQs

Bar 500 offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (250) 940-7500 ext. 6505.

Bar 500 is rated 4.5 stars by 65 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Bar 500

500 Oswego St, Victoria, BC V8V 5C1

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Oswego and Kingston
  • Neighbourhood
    Victoria
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Thu–Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Thu–Sun 3:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Breakfast, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Free underground parking as well as ample street parking.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Josh Cocca
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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