Saveur Restaurant

4.7
383 reviews
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Contemporary French
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  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Brunch
Saveur offers fine dining food in a casual urban setting. Award-winning chef, Robert Cassels, delivers French-inspired contemporary cuisine through playful and elegant tasting menus, using local ingredients wherever possible. Chef Cassels works closely with the farmers, foragers, and fisheries of Vancouver Island to create an unforgettable dining experience. A la carte options are available upon request, or pony up to the bar for some tapas and enjoy our classic-meets-contemporary cocktail menu, local beers, and hand-pick wine selection.
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JM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a wonderful brunch and excellent service. the food was delicious and beautifully served

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SM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful brunch with outstanding service and food!

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AN
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Always a positive experience. Lovely staff. Good quality food. Nice presentation.

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SB
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food and service were both amazing. Will definitely visit again!

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LK
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I had the mushroom dish and it was delicious. My husband had the Halibut and it was perfectly done. Excellent meal!

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RC
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We enjoyed our meal. The service was really very attentive. We had the five course chefs meal. The food was interesting and quite a bit out of the ordinary and has visual appeal. The meal was not too filling. We left full but not bursting. The wine list is good, limited but good quality. It must be a real pain to creat such complicated courses with so many ingredients. From a business point of view this makes little sense. Many of the courses had a lot of sweet and savoury sauces. There really should have been a fresh course to break this up a bit. That is my main criticism. Four glasses of wine and two full meals resulted in a $300 dollar bill. So not cheap. Given the amount of hand labour in these meals nobody in the restaurant is getting rich. We will probably go to the Chalet for our next fancy meal it is less new-age and probably more French at somewhat less cost. If you want to post something on Facebook, Saveur beats just about any Victoria restaurant that I have been to.

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KC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Victoria restaurants aren’t really service oriented so I don’t expect much. When we arrived we approached the desk and a server just ignored us and moved to a monitor to, as we found out later, punch in an order. She could have said, I will be with you in a couple of minutes after I punch in this order”. We ordered a couple of mains and a bottle of wine. The food was good. My gnocchi dish had foam on it which is not attractive visually but the dish was good. Overall good but not great.

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OT
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Smart but fun food combinations, our favorite was the gnocchi with a smoked beet purée, walnuts, and apple foam - every bite highlighted the carefully assembled layers differently and clarified either the earthy smoky beet or the tart and wispy apple, the texture of the perfect fluffy gnocchi or the crunch of walnut. So wonderful.

Our server was exceedingly pleasant, the courses perfectly timed and cleared and she was very well informed about the food. The cocktails were fabulous and WOAH! fully leaded. The ambience is slightly edgy contemporary with the metallic washed brick in a downtown renovated space. Lovely dining experience - we will return.

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LZ
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We all loved our brunch at Saveur! The lavender scone amuse bouche were to die for and the main dishes were excellent and creative. Highly recommended!

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SC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Perfect hidden gem in Victoria. Probably the best food we’ve had in town. We’re big city people who miss the amazing spots Vancouver and Toronto have to offer but this completely fills the void! Portions were perfect, service was excellent (better then excellent!) and food was INCREDIBLE. You definitely need a reservation. Only down side is that I think lots of younger people don’t know about it so it was a bit of a quiet, tame crowd. Which is nice but also if there was a bit more energy with the guests I think it would just raise this to the next level. But overall amazing!!

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LR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Fresh food, fresh ideas, wonderful wine pairings in a pleasantly upscale casual setting. The servers are knowledgeable and keen with that perfect balance of friendly and perhaps you do want the evening to be your own. Even the course of the tasting menu that I was the most ho-hum about (beets...) was tasty and wonderfully presented. Excellent for a special occasion!

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a
Vancouver
28 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Went with a friend for the brunch. Very good food. Great restaurant!

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HK
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Loved the look of the restaurant, food was presented nicely and service was great.

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PC
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had dinner at Saveur for my wife's birthday and it was a very special experience. We went for the chef's tasting menu, and every course was amazing. My wife is gluten free and they accommodated us perfectly. The food was sublime and the service impeccable. The highlights for me were the Escargot course and the pork belly and octopus course, but it was extremely close. I will be recommending Saveur to all my Vancouver friends. And next time we're back in Victoria, you will be seeing us again for sure.

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RL
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

First time at the Saveur. Will be back. Very nice food and service.

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WG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Food was amazing as usual. The chick peas and the soba salad to start are a must. love the new menu.

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AB
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We celebrated our 1 year wedding anniversary with dinner at Saveur and it was incredible! The ambiance, service, and food were unbeatable. I highly recommend making a dinner reservation for any visiting Victoria.

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GF
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

A quiet respectful and contemporary environment, imaginative food style, well worth the effort from the norm.

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m
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good food, good service - recommended! The scones are worth a return visit, as are the rosti (potatoes).

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d
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 3

One of us wanted to take chef's menu, another one wanted to take a beef steak. It is not allowed! Chef's menu can be taken by both or neither of us. What a shame! You think we want to trick you or what?

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CF
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The flavours were exquisite. A true delight!

One of Victoria’s best!

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JD
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

We had a fabulous lunch at Saveur in December and were really looking forward to returning. Disappointingly, this time the food was unremarkable at best (over sauced salad and fish tacos) for the price (the noddle and chicken salad was $21). We were told by the excellent server that there would be no problem splitting the two items since we were sharing. However, despite the fact that the restaurant wasn't at all busy, when the items were brought to our table we were told that the chef wasn't willing or able to split these into two for sharing - so we ended up doing that ourselves.

The table service was excellent, but sadly that isn't enough to compel us to return to Saveur.

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LH
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Was at Saveur for an early brunch. I had the fish taco and it was excellent - just the right seasoning, very flavourful. The server was really great, attentive but not intrusive.

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R
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Glad to have discovered fine dining and well worth the price in Victoria,BC.

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n
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Scones are the best I’ve ever had! $21 for a two egg breakfast with fixins is rather pricey though. More of a special occasion place. Reservations recommended (and it’s great they offer that!)

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CO
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Enjoyed another wonderful brunch! My favourite is the Saveur Benny; my husband mixes it up each time. Have also enjoyed the evening tasting menu here. Highly recommend for great service and excellent flavours.

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OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic dining experience. The service was amazing thanks to Gabe, Jessica and Janice. The specialty cocktails were lovely and the starters delicious. The main course (tenderloin with sauces and foams that created a most delicious dish) was beyond words. This is most definitely the finest restaurant in Victoria and I would recommend it to anyone wanting a special evening of fine food and great service.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wish I could give this restaurant more stars!

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Portland
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food was fantastic, table service perfect. Music to loud so you had to speak loudly to the others at your table., very annoying. No one ever answers the phone so making a reservation or questions, a little annoying. We will go again though as the annoying things were small and the food & service ware large.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a lovely evening at Saveur Restaurant. It was the first time we had been and we chose the tasting menu. We were treated to five beautifully prepared and presented courses. It would be difficult to pick a favourite as we enjoyed each and every dish. However, we were particularly impressed with the escargot and mushroom dish, as well as the Brûlée Bar for dessert.
The friendly, attentive service very much added to our enjoyment of the evening. We found the atmosphere at Saveur to be relaxed and professional. The timing of each course was excellent over the duration of the meal.
At the start of the evening, I had mentioned that it was my husband's birthday, and he was treated to a special cocktail, a candle on his dessert, and a card signed by the staff. All these touches certainly added to our overall impression of Saveur as being a restaurant that deserves accolades for its food, atmosphere, and service.

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AS
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

By far, the chef’s tasting menu was the best meal either of us had ever tried. It was truly an amazing, incredible dinner. Thank you so much!! We will be back with bells on.

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L
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Lovely evening with friends. Staff was knowledgeable of dinner and wine menu.
Portion size of entrees small, price of entres was expensive. Overall a fabulous night out with friends.

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JM
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Fantastic meal. Excellent service. I'd probably make an effort next time to request a table further away from the kitchen but that's minor a quibble. I went to Saveur for the food and the food did not disappoint. Highly recommended for a special occasion.

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LM
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Such a lovely restaurant with incredibly kind staff. Food was excellent - even our 6 year old gave it the ol’ thumbs up and said that it was “spot on!”

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PL
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Saveur brings the same level of creativity and flavourfulness of their dinner menu to brunch. Same quality ingredients, but bring your breakfast appetite as they ratchet up the portion size. You will not leave hungry. Everyone there seems engaged in providing the best dining experience and the front and back runs like a finely-tuned machine. Worth the price!

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T
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was great, as was service and ambiance. Menu and wine selection was limited but everything offered was great.

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PL
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

You will not be disappointed if you appreciate the chef's effort to deliver courses that excites all of your senses and the staff's effort to introduce and deliver an enjoyable dining experience. We felt neither rushed through our courses nor left waiting/ignored.

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BH
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the best most nuanced meals I have had in years. Had the tasting menu and had to ask for more time between courses so we could savour the flavours
(We were not being rushed)
Service was as outstanding as the food.
A memorable meal

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DK
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fast service, great menu, tasty food and nice décor.

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DB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

From the time we were seated until we left the servers were so attentive explaining every dish on the tasting menu as they arrived, the flight of wine that had a pairing for the dishes was explaind in great detail of the flavours and how they went together. Our cab arrived and it was time go.

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