Glo Restaurant + Lounge

4.4
266 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Seafood
Top tags:
  • Waterfront
  • Scenic View
  • Outdoor Eating
Glo Restaurant + Lounge offers unparalleled views of the Selkirk Waterway, minutes from Downtown. The interior is comprised of floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the waterway and offers a sleek + modern design, complete with inviting booths and plenty of seating at our 360° bar.

This is as close as you can get to Victoria’s ‘Inner Harbour’ without getting wet, featuring cozy blankets for cool evenings and an amazing view of the Selkirk Waterway and Trestle. Whether at brunch, lunch, dinner or late night, there’s always something to enjoy on our patio on the Harbour.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Steakhouse, Global, International
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Hours of Operation
Open Daily at 11:00am
Sun to Thurs last seating at 9:00pm
Fri + Sat last seating at 11:00pm
Sat + Sun Brunch 11:00am - 2:00pm
Happy Hour daily 2:00pm - 5:00pm
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Phone number
(250) 385-5643
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Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Executive Chef
Ryan Hayter
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Gorge Rd.
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Parking Details
There is limited one hour and two hour parking as well as two separate lots that are $2.50 per hour. Glo will reimburse guests up to $5 per visit when a ticket stub is presented from qualifying lots (677 + 230)
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Entertainment
Live DJ Friday and Saturday from 7:00pm until late night.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 266 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.3
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4.4
Ambience
4.2
Value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MU
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Honestly the best meal my wife and I have had in the last 15yrs. Planning to make it a monthly outing.

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JA
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I have dined at Glo four times now over the last couple of ears, both in a group group setting and out with a friend for a more intimate evening. Consistently, the atmosphere is fun and has a great energy, the service is excellent, and the food has never disappointed. I've enjoyed delicious and interesting mixed drinks, appetizers, and bigger meals. Always well prepared and well presented.

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KS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Service could have been better. But it seems like they were understaffed. Food and drinks were fab!

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JE
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

I went for a birthday, and the service was amazing. We got free refills and lava cake, too!

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AB
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We went for our anniversary. The food and the service were both excellent. Delicious food. Outdoor seating on the waterfront.

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SJ
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Monica was our great server, food was good, quick and atmosphere was pleasant. A nice place for brunch on a long weekend!

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SP
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 1

I expected to enjoy a conversational evening with friends but the DJ night and the loud volume of music came as a surprise. If I’d known about it we would have gone elsewhere.

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RM
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

As always delicious food and cocktails.
Shame they automatically put a plastic straw in the cocktails though....

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M
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Great place to take visitors for a reasonably priced meal with a varied menu to please everyone.
25 percent off the wine was very pipular with our guests!

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Love the food at Glo❣️

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G
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Beautiful surroundings with excellent service. Food is good.

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BF
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We always enjoy dining at the Glo Restaurant - never disappointed..

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HZ
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Loved the halibut

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RS
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

Everything was great except it was very noisy. More and cheaper Italian wine would be nice. Not enough variety on the wine list. It was mostly BC wine.

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P
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We drove up from Oregon and booked for a special anniversary dinner. We were seated with a view of a trash dump. So not a great start. They really need to do something about that. But the food was over the top wonderful. We made our own fun. Our server was kind, attentive and helped round out a great experience

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BN
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was highly recommended and we were not disappointed! Definitely will return as the service, ambience and menu is amazing!
And the creme brûlée is big enough to share 😊 tho next time I might want it all to myself!

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PM
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We really enjoy Glo, but not when there is a DJ, and then it is so loud you can't carry on a conversation.

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T
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 4

Food quality and value was top notch. Hostess and server not so much.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great experience - good food and service!

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MC
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Great ambience but servuce so so.. staff need better training.

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BH
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 2

Service terrible nasty not nice and unfriendly servers got every order wrong.

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GB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Overall very good experience.
Couple of minor details weren’t 100% but I didn’t expect 100%.
Food was very good despite the steak being slightly overdone.
We would go back and recommend to friends / family.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing experience, first time there and we were blown away.

Our Waitress Teressa was excellent in everything we asked for and super knowledgeable, we were never wondering where our server had disapeared to.

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CR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

We had a lovely lunch at Glo Restaurant. Menu includes numerous choices. Service was friendly and efficient. Noise level was a little too much.

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PA
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good athmosphere. Very good dinner. Very but not to friendly

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WH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 2Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

Appetizer came the same time as main coarse! Waiter did not even ask if the food was good or how we were doing! 20 dollar prawn pasta dish was tasty but it only had 4 prawns which is a little cheap for that price!

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

Very unhappy with our service, had booked a reservation for 6 people outside over a week before and we were not seated where requested. I sent 2 emails after booking the initial reservation. I understand that Glo cannot confirm an outdoor table but after multiple requests and replies I thought they would at least try to accommodate our request with some wait time. We asked if we could sit inside and have a drink while we wait for a table outside and the answer was no. As soon as we sit down we could not move to outside. After speaking with the manager, he made us believe we would be moved outside after a short wait.... it wasn’t until 2 hours later, after dinner and paying our bill that he returned and said he was “just” going to sit us outside. Very unfortunate after bragging about the patio for weeks to our guests from Scotland. Worst part of the meal was sitting inside staring at 3 empty tables and booths throughout our entire meal.

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A
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 2

This is a very busy restaurant. We had to wait to check-in for our reservation for ten minutes while the hostesses dealt with the people without reservations. We were offered two very noisy tables and then told could wait on the patio until a table was ready. But when we went to the patio, we were told that we couldn't wait at the first table and the second table we were told that we could eat at the chairs with a low table,but couldn't move to a better table if we ate there. A manager did come and find us a table, but please BE AWARE that the patio is wait-listed upon arrival.,,so people without reservations who get there ahead of you have a better chance of a patio table. Once we were seated, things were acceptable. I will tell you that I don't usually like noisy restaurants. They had a decent gluten-free menu (but many items used a shared fryer and were NOT truly gluten-free.)

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SJ
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Overall great dining experience with an awesome patio. Food was great except the chicken on my wife’s burger was tough, otherwise would’ve been 4 stars!

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KL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Glo must have the best view in all of Victoria. The menu is diverse, the chef adept, and they cater to different dietary needs. My only quibble is that the noise inside makes conversation and even ordering difficult. This is partly a side-effect of how successful the restaurant is - it's packed all the time. Wednesdays, wine bottles are 25% off!

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DW
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Lovely varied menu. Great service. But can never get on the patio. And it looked 1/2 empty. So not sure why that is?

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JS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Five of us had lunch- 5 different menu items- everyone happy and satisfied. We were together to celebrate 3 birthdays and the 3 birthdays each got a delicious dessert! Very sweet, personable waitress.

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S
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love Glo! We come here for every special occasion but this was the first time sitting out on the patio. What a beautiful spot! Lovely view, comfortable seating. Glo is always busy but somehow they manage to produce delicious food every time. Try the lettuce wraps - they’re really tasty.

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VJ
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

The food was good, however I expected more! Went for dinner but clearly this is a lunch restaurant!

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DK
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Our server was outstanding, deferential, and vety attentive.

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LA
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love taking company here, it’s a winner every time!

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JJ
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

I live across the street, and that helps in the choice. I really enjoy the food and service, and love the patio in the summer.

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S
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Beautiful patio setting. I had the tastiest salad I have ever eaten. Great lunch experience! I will definitely go back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was fantastic great atmosphere very accommodating. Will be back and recommend.

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K
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent meal, great service and ambiance . The Glo is our regular eating spot and will continue to be..

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