Glo Restaurant + Lounge

4.3
523 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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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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Sun - Thu 4:30PM - 5:00PM 8:00PM - 8:30PM
Fri - Sat 4:30PM - 5:00PM 8:30PM - 9:00PM

What 523 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.2
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BH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The food was good - freshly prepared and delicious. While there are vegetarian entrees there is only one vegan entree - no choice and why not? A good chef shouldn't have to lean on cheese in everything. Glo should add a few more vegan choices - vegetarians will be happy because they can eat vegan food and vegans will be happy with more choice.

e
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great location and great server.

Glo Restaurant + Lounge
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for the review. We love hearing about positive guest experiences. Hope you can join us again soon Morgan Guest Services Manager

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CA
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Patio dining for birthday party

Glo Restaurant + Lounge
Responded 6 days ago

Thanks for your review rating. We appreciate the support and loyalty to our brand. Hope you had a wonderful birthday with us. Morgan Hass Glo Restaurant and Lounge

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NN
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great food, great ambiance, lovely surroundings. Overall, the afternoon happy hour menu was great value and delicious.

Glo Restaurant + Lounge
Responded 6 days ago

Dear NiclasN, Thank you for taking the time to fill out a review. We appreciate the kind words and we have to agree in regards to the happy hour offerings. Hope to see you soon. Cheers, Morgan Guest Services Manager

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TH
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

We are regulars at the restaurant and like it very much. I try to vary menu choices and this time ordered Jerk Chicken. Flavors were good but the chicken and rice were very dry.

Glo Restaurant + Lounge
Responded on August 15, 2019

Dear Torben, Thank you for your feedback :) We appreciate your loyalty to our brand. Hope to see you again soon!

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L
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

As always, my Buddha Bowl was outstanding. Our server on Saturday seemed a bit distracted - in the 2 1/2 hours we were there she came around twice for drink orders. Our water glasses were empty too. That's not our typical experience, but is the reason why I gave just three stars for service.

Glo Restaurant + Lounge
Responded on August 13, 2019

I am a huge fan of the buddha bowl- it's so filling and fresh. It is one of my go to favourites on our menu. I am very sorry to hear about the lack of attentiveness as this is not how we anticipate the needs of our guests or achieve going above and beyond for our guests. We appreciate your loyalty and I hope we can invite you back to regain your trust. The Glo Team

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Everything was great.

Glo Restaurant + Lounge
Responded on August 10, 2019

We sincerely apologize. Sometimes these things fall out of our control with our fairly breezy guest experience that we offer and are extensive beverage selection. Thank you for bringing it to our attention so we can assure a fruitfly-less future. We hope to see you again soon The Glo Team

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i
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

The servers were nice. The atmosphere was great. We sat out on the patio and it was a beautiful evening as well. We were celebrating our anniversary. The complaint we had was our food was all cold when we received it. We paid 40 for a surf and turf plate of steak and shrimp w roasted vegetables and potatoes. Everything on the plate was cold. The steak was warm, the shrimp cold, the vegetables cold, carrots raw, and mashed potatoes cold. If it was hot it would of been a different story. We had high hopes when we had the truffle fries for starter but was disappointed with the main. The fries were the best thing. We will probably not return, if we do it would just be for happy hour items.

Glo Restaurant + Lounge
Responded on August 12, 2019

Dear valued guest, I am sorry to hear about the disappointment with entrees, as this is not a norm for us whatsoever. I would love the chance to speak with you more in depth in regards to this overall experience. We appreciate your feedback as we take guest satisfaction quite seriously. Please email me at your earliest convenience to further discuss as our patio would feel empty without you. Morgan Hass Guest Services Manager

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MB
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

One of the best kitchens in Victoria. The staff are friendly and efficient. We shall return!

Glo Restaurant + Lounge
Responded on August 10, 2019

Thank you for the kind review Michael B! We cannot wait to have you join us again shortly. Morgan Hass Guest Services Manager

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SB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

overall everything was great...it was our anniversary so our server gave us a discount when she heard about our occasion...basically it worked out to a free dessert which was great.great food great location. we will be back.

Glo Restaurant + Lounge
Responded on August 9, 2019

Dear Steve, Thank you for taking the time to review us. We appreciate you choosing to spend your special occasion with us! Looking forward to hosting you and yours again. Morgan Hass Guest Services Manager

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WW
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

As always Glo is consistently an excellent restaurant. I have been going there since it first opened and the food, service and ambience is always up to par, making each time feel like it is a special occasion. From cozy winter dinners to summer celebrations with friends, and fresh foods and beverages on the enclosed patio, Glo has got it.
The view is also spectacular and almost 360. One of my favourite places for a lunch or evening out.

Glo Restaurant + Lounge
Responded on August 8, 2019

Thank you Wendy, for the kind review. We have to agree with you on the ambience as our location really aids to creating the perfect views and space. We hope to see you again soon, Morgan Guest Services Manager

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L
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

For us Glo was a dim experience... (August 4th 2019)
• Sluggish service, order mix up/re-fire, food on the bland side. Wife and I had a salad, soup starters and entrees of chicken and prawns.
• Nice location with outdoor seating overlooking gorge waterway but choose your table carefully as adjacent there is an automobile crush junkyard that's not so pretty.
• Glo reported us to Open Table as a No Show for our reservation. We were on time (parking receipt supports that) and responded to OT with specifics of our visit including total cost of dinner. Methinks the restaurant may have made a clumsy attempt to circumvent our leaving a less than stellar review.

Glo Restaurant + Lounge
Responded on August 10, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to inform us of your recent dining experience. As per our website on Open Table the parking reimbursement states clearly: "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)" I do apologize for the service failure on our end. Please email me so we can further discuss. Morgan GS Manager

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CH
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Fabulous outdoor patio, perfect for Brunch on a sunny day.

Glo Restaurant + Lounge
Responded on August 8, 2019

Thank you for reviewing us. We appreciate your support! Hope to see you on the patio soon! The Glo Team

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R
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good energy, great server, and overall amazing spot for dates, fam dinner, drinks etc... amazing!

Glo Restaurant + Lounge
Responded on August 8, 2019

Thank you for the kind review! We are happy to hear about your great overall experience. Cannot wait to host you and yours again soon! Glo Management

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H
Vancouver
16 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

From a table that put me out in the aisle to a pricey halibut dish over cooked to a overly loud atmosphere I have no option as a customer than to say I won’t be back. The server was the one bright spot in the evening ☹️

Glo Restaurant + Lounge
Responded on August 2, 2019

Dear valued guest, I am sorry to hear that we did not meet your expectations in regards to overall service. We will definitely look into the items you have mentioned above. I would love to invite you to further discuss your dining experience. Please feel free to contact me at my email provided below. Morgan Hass Guest Services Manager

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F
Montana
5 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

Ambiance is nice, large bar in the middle of the room with tables surrounding the area. Outside seating with wonderful views. Dinner was barely edible. The rice was dried out and the fish over cooked. Would not waste my calories or money at this restaurant.

Glo Restaurant + Lounge
Responded on August 2, 2019

Dear valued guest, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I am very sorry to hear about your recent dining experience with us. I would love the opportunity to discuss this in further detail. Please email me at your convenience. Morgan Hass Guest Services Manager

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was my third time visiting Glo. The food is always fantastic as well as the service.

Glo Restaurant + Lounge
Responded on August 2, 2019

Dear valued customer, Thank you for taking the time to review us. We appreciate your loyalty. Sincerely, Glo Management Team

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l
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

as always amazing.. the view, the food, the number of GF choices...

Glo Restaurant + Lounge
Responded on August 2, 2019

Thank you so much for the review and loyalty to Glo. We cannot wait to host you again! Morgan Hass Guest Services Manager

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PK
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our favourite restaurant for special occasions and the BEST summer patio and happy hour!

Glo Restaurant + Lounge
Responded on August 2, 2019

Dear valued guest, Thank you for taking the time to review us! We appreciate your thoughtful comments and we have to agree with you in regards to our Happy hour and patio! Hope to see you again soon. Morgan Hass Guest Services Manager

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A
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

This restaurant came recommended by our hotel for a special birthday dinner. The food was nothing to write home about at all, very underwhelming and average at best. The service, however, was impeccable, and the outdoor seating area provided a lovely view and comfortable dinner experience.

Glo Restaurant + Lounge
Responded on August 2, 2019

Thank you for your review. We definitely take pride in our 180 views, the ambience and service standards. I do apologize in regards to your food as this is not something that we strive for on our end. I would love to discuss this experience further with you. Please email me at your convenience. Morgan Hass Guest Services Manager

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OT
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 5

Made reservations for our five year working anniversary. They food was amazing, patio was more than perfect but the service was alright, she didn’t know it was our five year wedding anniversary nor did they do anything special for it. We’ve been going to Glo since our first wedding anniversary & we’ve always had amazing service.

Glo Restaurant + Lounge
Responded on August 2, 2019

Dear valued guests, Thank you for taking the time to review us and inform us of a missed guest connection opportunity, as we strive to always celebrate any and all occasions with our diners. Congratulations on your five year wedding anniversary and I sincerely apologize for your recent experience. I would love to personally invite you back so we can ensure that you receive the outing you deserve! Morgan Hass Guest Services Manager

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J
Kansas City
12 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I live close to Glo. I really love this restaurant. While beautiful inside, the patio is lovely with great views. There's a lot of variety in the food and it is reasonably priced for an upscale restaurant. I've been there for lunch and dinner and there is a great Happy Hour, as well.

JB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

Unfortunately there were two large parties so the noise level was so high that we could hardly hear our waitress! Nevertheless we did enjoy the experience.

Glo Restaurant + Lounge
Responded on August 2, 2019

Dear Judith, I appreciate you taking the time to review us and make us aware of your recent dining experience. Unfortunately noise is something that we try our best to control but we cannot always. Next time you dine with us, inform us of the noise disturbances and we will do our very best to accommodate your request. Morgan Hass Guest Services Manager

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Great experience all together. Only downfall was how long we were having to wait for our meal and bill.

Glo Restaurant + Lounge
Responded on August 3, 2019

Dear valued guest, Thank you for taking the time to review us! I am sorry to hear about the wait time for the food and end of your service. This is not our typical standard and I appreciate you bringing this to our attention, so we can work diligently on improving our overall service. Morgan Hass Guest Services Manager

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W
Vancouver
28 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing sunny day, very helpful and friendly staff. Gluten free menu amazing. Will return.

Glo Restaurant + Lounge
Responded on August 3, 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to fill this out. We appreciate your support and hope to see you soon for a gluten free pizza. Cheers, Glo Team

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DB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

As always, the food was great. Unfortunatly, we were seated near a doorway which was propped open, despite the quite cool temperature and the gale force winds. Our table cloth was blown up and over a few times and our hair blown into our faces was common. We asked for the door to be closed and were told they couldn't find the key to unlock it. The table beside us moved. Put a bit of a damper on things.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Good food and service.

CH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Have been before. Prefer eating outside- more ambiance. Server cheery. Not so sure they need to wear such short skirts- s this expected?

DT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

We were seated by an open door and were a bit chilly. Other than that it was great.

MC
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

Great location and ambiance, friendly servers and great portion sizes. Drinks are meh. Usually go for work get together dinners because it's so close to where we work.

ET
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Glo is a lovely place to eat. The food is delicious and the menu varied with items appropriate for vegans. The service was quick, friendly and efficient. We enjoyed sitting outside looking out over the water while having the opportunity to stay warm under the heat lamps and available blankets.

SD
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Food was great as always! Even some new items on the menu that looked delicious and will try next time. My only disappointment is how expensive the wine is. I haven’t purchased a glass of wine with my entrees for a very long time. A 9 oz. glass of wine costs almost as much as a bottle from the liquor store so I have one when I get home.

G
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Been back a few times. Always a pleasant place to go with friends. Very nice decor, friendly and helpful staff. The food was very good and good value.

CV
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Happy hour is great prices! And delicious drinks.

p
Vancouver
22 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We always enjoy dining at Glo and they never disappoint.
Our server was Lauren (started work there about 3 months ago) Very pleasant, steaks cooked to perfection and warm potato bacon salad was fabulous.

LC
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We come here often and as always the food was excellent and the service was exceptional!

KS
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Arrived and was advised they had space in the patio. Only problem was once we sat there..we were advised you cant move inside. Grrŕ...no worries the patio was outstanding. Awesome heaters and nice glass panels. We got there just before 4...and enjoyed appies and dinner. The service was very good..its well staffed. The beer was cold and never empty. Yes....we would go back.

F
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent Food. Fantastic ambiance. Definitely recommend this restaurant.

h
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

I love the location on the water with lots of activity at the rowing club. Selkirk trestle is a few steps away for a walk. The down side is parking, hard to find for more than an hour. Food and service was just fine.

K
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 1Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Love everything about Glo except the slowness in the kitchen. Make it hard to go there for lunch when you only have 1 hr.
Yesterday we got our food and only had 10 minutes to eat before having to get back to work. We had to ask for to go containers and our bill as soon as the food came.

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