Glo Restaurant + Lounge
Beautiful views, good food and service. Everything we wanted and more.
Modern spacious (many tables not so close to other tables), tons of floor to ceiling windows looking out over the gorge waterway, very friendly staff, food very good - buddha bowl, slicer burgers and fries (parmesan and some spice on fries with a mayo type dressing on side). very busy but still quiet for conversation due to noise dampening features.
Food would have been a 5 but for the ginger beef being rather spicier than usual and the portion seems to be getting smaller. Unfortunate because it’s usually the best in town! Service is usually top notch too but I think there were a couple of new staff members who were slow and missed a couple of things. This is one of my very favourite places to eat so I’m hoping they’ll be back to all 5 stars on my next visit.
The food was very good but the server had too many other large tables to serve. It was difficult to get our water refilled.
We always enjoy the Glo and took some Victoria residents who had never been. They loved the food, Staff and the place. The only slight problem at this time of the year is the setting sun and having someone with hearing impairment, the noise is a sloght distraction.
But overall we enjoyed our dinner and will be back
. Kind regards, Rolf
No comment off the top of my head door today, thanks
I found the restaurant to be a tad noisy. Some sound deadening accents might help
Hi Marti! We actually have plans to install acoustic panels. But we appreciate your feedback! Thanks for joining us.
Good service, good food, Good value.
Very good food and service. The location offers an amazing view of the ocean.
Awesome! Thanks Neil! Really appreciate the great review.
We so enjoyed our intimate long dinner in our own private booth. Fish tacos were amazing and the cocktails innovative and delicious. Such a sweet spot to enjoy !
Wonderful! Glad you enjoyed your visit. Check us out on the weekend for brunch! :D
The table cloth had food on it all around the sides..
Was kind of gross..
we just turned the table to get the worst away from us..
Really sorry about that Russ. Not sure how that ball got dropped, but we can't fix it if it isn't broken. And clearly your table was broken. We'll be sure to be more diligent in checking the tablecloths so this doesn't happen again. Thanks for your feedback!
Our experience at Glo was great! Great food, good service and lots of fun. I would definitely recommend Glo to a friend.
Thanks Jay! Spread the good word! :D
We have noticed over the last 12 years that portion sizes are getting smaller
But other than that always enjoy are dinners at Gli
Thanks for your review, and for being a customer for so long! I appreciate your feedback and we'll chat further about it at our next manager's meeting. Thanks again for being such a loyal guest!
What an awesome time we went for happy hour and I just loved it. Only thing I would’ve loved was some music for happy hour To keep the good vibes going.
Awesome, Ally! Thank you! And if you join us from Thursday to Saturday we have a live DJ!
This place has a great ambiance and delicious drinks but our experience felt rushed. The drinks arrived seconds after ordering and the food arrived literally moments later. I even told the waitress we aren’t in a rush..... I appreciate promptness but it did feel rushed.
We apologize for that Trevor! By no means should our guests feel rushed, so we'll bring this up at our next staff meeting to make sure everyone is aware of our standards. Thanks for taking the time to reach out and offer your review. We hope to see you again soon so we can get those two extra stars.
We like Glo but our service last time was very poor. Service was bad right from the start, we were brought to the table only to find it wasn’t ready so went back to the front to wait. Then we’re seated but given no menus until after 15 minutes we stopped someone to ask for menus. Ordered drinks and food. Food took a while but when it came, no one came by after to spot a check to see if everything was ok. Eventually I was able to flag down someone to ask for salt and pepper. They brought it but the shaker didn’t work. By this time I was getting frustrated so my husband got up and walked around and found another Salt and pepper shaker from another table. Even after that, we felt like we had been forgotten about. Very poor service that night. We like Glo and hope this experience is a one off and will not happen again. Maybe management needs to refresh servers on their job duties? 😕
Easy, convenient and relaxed. A bit loud, maybe but that's ok.
Thanks Kathleen! And we have plans to install acoustic sound panels to help keep the noise contained. Thanks for joining us, and for the wonderful review!
Melissa was a great server today. The Lunch Features are amazing. The Montreal Smoked Meat sandwich with Cajun Fries was delicious and well presented on a chop board. The Feature pasta and pizza will draw me back to try them while this Feature Menu continues.
Yay Melissa! Thanks, whoever you are! :P We appreciate the time you spent to offer your review.
This is where we had our first date, so we've been coming back every year. We always like it here, the view is nice and the place feels spacious, not cramped. The Happy Hour menu is good value; Fish Tacos are great as are the fries and the the Sticky Toffee Pudding is the best. We've never been disappointed coming here.
Amazing! Thanks so much for choosing Glo to be your go-to date destination. We really appreciate your loyalty, and your kind words.
It was amazing! We went for a romantic dinner and they put us in a cozy booth and food was delicious and excellent service.
Great to hear! Thanks Sara! And thanks for choosing us to spend your night with. Check us out for brunch once the patio opens. ;)
Nice place, been a few times in summer for appys and drinks. Good varied menu, food a touch salty to my taste. Friendly but slightly uneven service. Good drink menu. Overall really do like the place.
Thanks for the heads up, Ken! We're always training and re-training our staff, so we'll make sure everyone is firing on all cylinders going forward. Cheers!
Awesome food and ambience. My new spot for drinks and good food
Boom! Love it! See you soon, then?
Glo was recommended to us by a local who goes there regularly. We had wanted an upscale dining experience. The restaurant reviewed well, and it looked gorgeous when we walked in. The server was attentive, and the wine selection was good. We all ordered the chef's three course menu. Unfortunately, the main course was served before the first course dishes were removed. That is not upscale service. I ordered the lamb shank which was served in a bowl-type of dish that would normally hold pasta or a rice dish. The other two ordered the salmon which was served in the same type of dish. Not appropriate when the food in the dish needs to be cut. The rest of the experience was very good, although only one of the two dessert options was available.
Whoa, that doesn't sound right at all. Terribly sorry for your experience, Chris. I really appreciate you taking the time to offer your review though. We can't fix it if it's not broken, so thanks again! Hope to see you in the future.
I had a Caesar salad and a piece of halibut on the side and the salad was very rusty..:
Another time we had eggs benny; hey looked like they had been sitting under a heat lamp for a while...the hollandaise sauce was dried and the yolks of the eggs cooked hard...
Really sorry to hear that. That definitely is not the standard of food or service that we deem acceptable. I'd hope you give us another chance in the future because this isn't a common complaint but I appreciate the heads up because we are always trying to improve.
this is a restaurant that we usually go to in the summer - they have a good outdoor area. The restaurant was pretty full, and the bar was a bit slow, but we all thought the food was really good. I had a set dinner - great value and a solid offering.
:( super disappointed. CRAZY loud. went for romantic night.... their was just loud loud loud people. asked for rare steak got well done. lolz :(
The food , service and atmosphere were excellent and we throughly enjoyed this restaurant and would definitely go again.
A beautiful place with great food at a decent price. Great service as well.
I really like Glo. It’s my neighborhood restaurant. The food does not disappoint and the service is good.
We ordered from the Dine Around Victoria menu. The service was fast and courteous, and the food delicious.
My extended family in the local area of the Glo Restaurant + Lounge, have made this our go to restaurant.
The last visit was 27 January. I started with the spinach & artichoke hearts. (instead of dry nacho chips, try small bread) It was tasty.
Main course was the 10 oz. house steak with roasted seasonal vegs.
The garlic butter sauce on the steak was frozen when added, so it lets the customer decide how best to use it. (hint, move it off the steak to cool side of plate, keep it as cold as possible. Flavor burst when eaten cold, and heats up.)
And a first time try of the Warm Potato Salad with Bacon (?), was delicious.
The drink special was Creasers, but was nothing special.
Having said that, this was my 7th visit here with a family member.
we always get great service, great views (summer / daylight only), top notch selection of the local market, and a great staff.
Perfect spot for drinks on the patio, food underwhelmed
We have never had a bad experience at this restaurant. The staff is consistently lovely, the food is great, and it has a beautiful setting. We love it!
We went with our young adult children and had a very good time. It was fun to be there in the dark with all of the sparkly lights surrounding us -- the location is great. The food was tasty but the drinks were at bit off -- two oddly had very little taste, and one was a very different recipe for a well-known drink. The dessert was very good.
For most of the people in my party, this was their first experience at Glo. I usually enjoy coming to Glo - it's a great location, great views, and the environment in the restaurant is always a lot of fun. The food itself is pretty good here and we would definitely come back.
This review is more about the level of service we received throughout the evening. The biggest surprise was when the the Grilled Chicken Pesto Penne came out with out the chicken in the dish and for our serve to tell us that the kitchen does this all the time. "Grilled Chicken" is the first part of the name of the dish. Anyways, the chicken did eventually come - but around the table, we thought it was funny that the server had a "it happens all the time" attitude about it. I hope everyone else who orders this dish gets their chicken with it. The chicken missing shouldn't happen all the time.
The second thing to happen to us that evening was almost missing out on our dessert. 2 of us ordered off the Dine Around menu (3 course meal for $40). When we were done our entrees, our server forgot about our dessert, which was clear when she asked us about our bill instead of offering up the dessert menu.
I always do!! The location, the patio, the food, the exceptional service make it a no-brainer to take friends and family and to refer it to everyone I know. :)
It's a very trendy lounge tucked away in a calmer area of Victoria with gorgeous views.
We love to meet our friends at the Glo and have always enjoyed our experience there...we especially enjoy the 'Happy Hour' which offers great value and wonderful ambience...we can always depend on delicious and varied food choices...we are never disappointed when we dine at the Glo restaurant..
Samantha was a great waitress she was spot on. Impressed with our experience.
We made a booking through Open Table but when we arrived, the guests in front of us (also a party of 4) who had apparently cancelled their reservation, were given our table. We were set aside to wait for the hostess to pull a spare table from the back room and were seated in between 2 other tables in a fairly high traffic area. Looking over at the other party who were seated in a very nice place we felt short changed. The hostess explained what happened and ignored my expressions of dissatisfaction. The food, ambiance and value are pretty good here, but our experience left us feeling less than important to the restaurant.