Glo Restaurant + Lounge

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CAN$30 and under
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Seafood
Causal, elegant and upscale dining experience with unparalleled views of Selkirk Waterway. The closest you can get to Victoria's inner harbour while enjoying food and beverage from our Brunch, Lunch, Dinner or Late Night menu offerings.
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.4
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RZ
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Samantha was a great waitress she was spot on. Impressed with our experience.

RM
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

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.

RR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The Glo is my go-to for lunch or brunch. Great menu. Great place for friend meet ups.

AS
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Our waiter was excellent. I would be sure to let such an awesome employee know how valued they are. He was terrific!

MM
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server was absolutely wonderful. So kind and sweet. We can’t remember her name, but the service here is always great. A new favorite :)

K
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere, had the 3 course chefs meal, salad was great, steak a bit chewy, tiramisu desert was quite nice. Boyfriend had steak off the menu and was much better, would def go again, lots of great dishes I’d like to try.

Glo Restaurant + Lounge
Responded on January 9, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We appreciate your feedback in regards to the 3 courses and apologize for the steak cut you received, as steaks pose to be one of those menu items that you are never able to test quality until cut into and eating. We hope to see you again, Morgan Hass Manager

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g
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Extremely pleasant server. Reversed cost of coffee as I did not enjoy the flavour - very caramelly, syrupy. She did offer to make a new coffee but I declined and they kindly did not charge me.
Everything was super other than I felt they whipped away plates too soon - other guests in party still eating. (I was always taught to wait until everyone was finished eating.) Food delicious, staff very inviting, ambience very nice.

Glo Restaurant + Lounge
Responded on January 5, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to review us - we appreciate the feedback in efforts to perfect our service standards. Plate clearing tends to be one of those preferences of guests- they either love prompt plate clear or they prefer to wait until everyone has finished. We will definitely take this into consideration moving forward- but we see both sides of the spectrum in this regard. DIrty dishes or etiquette in waiting for accompaniments at table to finish. Morgan Hass Manager

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a
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My go to place for girls lunch. Always reliable. Love the parking reimbursement.

Glo Restaurant + Lounge
Responded on January 5, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We appreciate your loyalty to glo. Don't forget to join us on wednesdays for 25% off bottles of wine. Hope to see you soon, Morgan Hass Manager

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MA
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice break away from my kitchen and yours did a superb job! Decor was a dream. Would make a lovely Christmas wedding venue... on slow evenings... just saying! We will be back... again and again!

Glo Restaurant + Lounge
Responded on January 1, 2020

Thank you for the lovely review - we look forward to hosting you again. Morgan Hass Restaurant Manager

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JH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

always like going to the glow, it is an easy decision and we have no worries about what we will get.
The server was very friendly without it being canned. The service was what we now expect, very good.
Thank you

Glo Restaurant + Lounge
Responded on January 1, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to review us. Our service team does their best to engage their guests and feel out the emotions of the table so they can give the best possible service required. Hope to see you soon, Morgan Hass Restaurant Manager

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JQ
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love Glo.. Its just down the street, I can walk there.
Glo is my go to place to take family or a date.
The food and service is impeccable, you can dress up.. I like that ;)
Jonathan Henriksen

Glo Restaurant + Lounge
Responded on January 1, 2020

Thanks for the lovely review Jonathan. We appreciate your loyalty to Glo and we look forward to our next encounter. Morgan Hass Restaurant Manager

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UF
Vancouver
22 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a pleasure!! Great staff amazing meals!!

Glo Restaurant + Lounge
Responded on December 27, 2019

Thank you so much! We certainly love having you! You will be missed until we see you again, Morgan Hass Restaurant Manager

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D
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had the prawn fett carbonara. Bill had the butter chicken. Stu had the blackened chicken and avocado club. Mom had fish n chips and for nappies we had sliders and calamari. Everything was superb. Darien was our server and did a fantastic job. Her and Morgan both did outstanding jobs
My parents were very impressed with everything.... the food, the service the ambiance.

Glo Restaurant + Lounge
Responded on December 27, 2019

Thank you so much for the review Dave! We are so happy that we could be apart of you and your parents special evening out! See you soon, Morgan Hass Restaurant Manager

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Every food was Excellent but Korean bbq was a perfect Canadian sauce, not a Korean style. People who don't know Korean barbecue may believe it's Korean food, but I'm definitely Korean. I suggest changing the name of the BBQ rib. Every time I go there, the food is very delicious and wonderful.

K
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. Only thing I noticed that could use improvement was no change table in the bathroom which feels like an over site. I have a newborn so I was ok with a counter but I noticed an older child being changed on the bathroom couch. Maybe this is intentional to deter children. The woman also mentioned there were no high chairs. Oh well, we still really enjoyed our experience with out of town guests.

Glo Restaurant + Lounge
Responded on December 27, 2019

Thank you for reviewing us Karly. We appreciate your feedback in regards to the infant accessibility and I do apologize for any inconvenience. We do our best to always inform our guests that although we can accomodate children and small infants- we are in fact a liquor primary establishment. in which we prohibit minors after a certain time - but we always allow minors with accompaniment of an adult present. I hope that we can invite you and yours to join us again in the future. Morgan Hass

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JM
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience3

I asked about the Korean ribs and my server said they were her favourite.

These are not Korean ribs... they're back ribs with bbq sauce. I was incredibly disappointed.

AS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

I diffinately would recommend your restaurant to any of my friends...excellent

Glo Restaurant + Lounge
Responded on December 27, 2019

Thank you for the review Anne! It is so appreciated. Morgan Hass Guest Services Manager

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r
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5Food4Service3Ambience5

I LOVE THIS PLACE FOR ITS AMBIANCE AND LOCATION BUT THE SERVICE COULD DEFINITELY BE IMPROVED.

Glo Restaurant + Lounge
Responded on December 22, 2019

Thank you for the review. Let me know in an e-mail in where service lacked, in regards to your recent dining experience. Morgan Hass Manager

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E
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful place and very good food .
We enjoyed every bite of it

Glo Restaurant + Lounge
Responded on December 27, 2019

Thank you for the wonderful review and we hope that you can join us again soon! Morgan Hass Restaurant Manager

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DS
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The food and service and the location, especially, was good. Sunday at 11 am was much quieter than dinner another night which was quite noisy.

There is no gender neutral washroom at Glo. For such a modern restaurant this is disappointing. It would be appreciated if Glo could address this lack.

DA
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good night only one thing tat could have been better was the choice of back ground music it was too loud and more suited to a disco, not a restaurant.

S
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and Service were both excellent. Great menu selections!

J
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ordered off their holiday feature menu... a very festive Turkey Bacon Club with Cranberry sauce on Ciabatta, YUMMY!

JL
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Food was very good - service was quite slow to order but then the food came quickly. Everything tasted great. Venue is pretty noisy.

JC
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent night everything was perfect! Service was wonderful and food was great!

MC
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The servers were quick, took our orders easily and delivered the food surprisingly soon. So hats off to the kitchen folks as well. While the restaurant was crowded, we could hear one another and could not hear other table conversation. And the Tan Tan City salad was delicious, plenty and wonderful. Thanks!

B
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall2Food5Service5Ambience2

The food and service was great, the seating was not. We made a reservation days in advance as a business lunch for 5 people outside the regular lunch rush and were put at a table for 4 with an extra seat at one end of the table. The extra seat was not given an actual place setting until we asked. The booths that would have been a better fit for a group our size all had 2 or 3 people. I will not be returning any time soon.

Glo Restaurant + Lounge
Responded on December 10, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to review us! We are sorry to hear that your seating arrangement was not what you expected. Our booth seating options are actually designated for 4 tops- so we would have capped the end of a booth with a chair, as well. Unfortunately, due to our table options of being 3 or 4 tops solely- we are unable to offer two tables for a group of five. If you request a booth with no chair addition- we can easily accommodate- it may just be a tight fit. Morgan Hass Manager

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SS
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

It was a friends late birthday lunch

Glo Restaurant + Lounge
Responded on December 10, 2019

Thanks for the great review!

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Y
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love the vibe in the restaurant right now! Very festive very Christmasy!

Glo Restaurant + Lounge
Responded on December 4, 2019

Ambiance is key and it sure gets us in the holiday spirit! Morgan Hass Guest Services Manager

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AG
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Our server provided exceptional service. My wife is a Celiac and had some special requests that our server readily and happily satisfied. Glo is one of our favourite Greater Victoria restaurants.

The continued pounding of bass in the music was a bit annoying. We come for food and conversation.

Glo Restaurant + Lounge
Responded on December 4, 2019

Thank you for the review. We definitely pride ourselves in the ability to cater to dietary restrictions and allergies. We hope you and your wife can join us again. Morgan Hass Guest Services Manager

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AM
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely a wonderful experience, as usual. It has become our pre-Christmas get together location. The food was delicious and the Christmas decorations are very tastefully executed. Service was superb! Definitely recommend this place.

Glo Restaurant + Lounge
Responded on December 4, 2019

Thank you for the glowing recommendation Arlene! Nothing beats a great ambiance, location, fantastic food and beverage selections to pair with great company. We hope you can join us again, Morgan Hass Guest Services Manager

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HD
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife and I have celebrated our Anniversary three years in a row at Glo and we love it. First time eating Beef Carpaccio and it was delish! Be sure to have a lemon meringue martini while you are at it. Thank you Morgan and team! C & J

Glo Restaurant + Lounge
Responded on December 1, 2019

Thank you for the lovely review! We can not wait to host you and yours again soon! Until next time, Morgan Hass Guest Services Manager

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FL
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love it there - so much so I eat there about once a week

Glo Restaurant + Lounge
Responded on December 1, 2019

We certainly love having you and appreciate your loyalty to our brand. See you soon, Morgan Hass Guest Services Manager

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a very fun evening with friends ;)

Glo Restaurant + Lounge
Responded on November 27, 2019

We hope you can enjoy another evening soon again with us. Morgan Hass Guest Services Manager

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VM
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

WE really enjoyed the evening The service was very good . The food excellent and everything was nicely presented.

Glo Restaurant + Lounge
Responded on November 27, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to review us ValM- we appreciate your loyalty to glo. Hope to see you again, Morgan Hass Guest Services Manager

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BH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

It's a very noisy restaurant - a little noise proofing would make it much more congenial. Kudos to the chef for more vegetarian dishes than most eating places. BUT surely there could be a few more vegan options without crashing the cook's budget. There are vegan faux chicken , hamburger and fish that are well-nigh indistinguishable from the animal versions. Freezer to table in ten or fifteen minutes. Try it on - see what the demand is. A hip neighbourhood like the Selkirk area is bound to have some vegans tired of the Buddha Bowl. Offer them some vegan fish and chips or a vegan chicken burger. C'mon, be brave. It's not just good for your customers and your bottom line - it's good for the environment too.

Glo Restaurant + Lounge
Responded on November 27, 2019

Thank you for the review Brian. It is certainly something we can bring to the attention of our chef to see what options we have we our food suppliers and what kind of demand there is. We now have a vegan cheese on our Chef's Table Christmas Menu- so I urge you to try it. We take our guest feedback into sincere consideration when revamping our menus. Hope to see you again soon, Morgan Hass Guest Services Manager

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DN
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was amazing as always. The only thing I’d have to say critically would be the choice of music playing. That being said, we are in our 50’s and the restaurant has a younger vibe so it’s likely just a personal difference in taste. Certainly not enough to make us not want to come back.

Glo Restaurant + Lounge
Responded on November 27, 2019

Thank you for the feedback David. We try to cater to all demographics- although we understand that some of our playlists may be in favour of another genre over another. We will take this into consideration for the future. Hope to see you again, Morgan Hass Guest Services Manager

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MM
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

We were in a hurry but enjoyed. Will definately return.

Glo Restaurant + Lounge
Responded on November 19, 2019

Thank you for reviewing us- we will anxiously await your return. Morgan Hass Guest Services Manager

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N
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Regardless of the season, Glo is always such a beautiful space to eat in. Attentive, professional service, great selection of choices and good quality food. A great spot for date night or to meet friends. It looked lovely with seasonal decorations and I always appreciate that you can hear each other without shouting. Nice touch to reimburse for parking in that one lot.

Glo Restaurant + Lounge
Responded on November 19, 2019

Thank you for the review Nancy- we appreciate your loyalty and support. We cannot wait to host you and yours again soon! Morgan Hass Guest Services Manager

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BF
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Glo is a wonderful place to meet with friends and visit over a very tasty meal...we enjoy the ambience, the food, and the service is great...no complaints at all...very enjoyable and we will keep coming here for our meals..

Glo Restaurant + Lounge
Responded on November 19, 2019

We appreciate your loyalty and continuous support of Glo. We are eager to have you join us again. Morgan Hass Guest Services Manager

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