Saveur Restaurant

4.6
233 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Contemporary French
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  • Creative Cuisine
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary French
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Hours of Operation
Dinner: Tuesday – Saturday 5:00pm until late

Brunch: Wednesday – Saturday 10:00am – 2:00pm
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Phone number
(250) 590-9251
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Neighbourhood
What 233 People Are Saying
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Food
4.6
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.2
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Thoroughly enjoyed our brunch - highly recommend the vegetarian eggs benny !!

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

This was our - 4th? - visit. We usually do the Tasting Menu (which is always excellent) but instead did the ala carte menu, due to neither of us wishing to eat a bunny. Portions were larger, but still absolutely excellent with clever, subtle taste combinations. Lovely cocktails. And the service is always impeccable. Best place in Victoria, hands down.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Great dinner, great knowledgeable staff. Worth every dollar!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

The food was fabulous. Very inventive and delicious. The serving staff were very attentive without being too attentive (which is always a fine line) and the playlist while we were there was really great.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Excellent brunch with great service. Reservations recommended as it is a small restaurant.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Saturday brunch was a real treat! Loved the poached eggs. Will definitely be back for more!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

The food is amazing! Many layers to each dish come together to create a stand out delicious meal. Excited to go again and see the changes with the seasons

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Thoroughly enjoyed Rob’s tasting menu - again! Lots of fabulous flavor surprises.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Wonderful fresh & delicious food & excellent service.

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5.0Dined on August 9, 2018

Excellent tasting menue with an attractive progression from subtle to spicier dishes. Interesting wine selection by glass or bottle, probably better value than the pricey wine pairing.
Helpful, competent and friendly waiting staff.

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5.0Dined on August 9, 2018

Delightful. Best chicken , perfectly crafted, delicious.

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4.0Dined on August 9, 2018

Great service , great food. I can tell the chefs cook with their heart and soul . Every plate is a piece of art

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Super. Attentive and knowledgeable service. Terrific food

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4.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Even though there was a problem with the reservation they sorted it promptlyout . The food was excellent the service was was attentive and friendly.The groupon makes it quite reasonable for the quality of the food ,some of the best breakfast 🍳 food I have ever had . I will definitely try out other offerings from this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

Exceptional! Best food experience in years. We loved it and highly recommend.

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4.0Dined on August 2, 2018

We were surprised that a full lunch menu was not available, but the brunch choices we made were absolutely delicious - tasty and original. The service was great. We will certainly return both for brunch and the evening tasting menu.

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

What a wonderful find. The food was so innovative and modern. There was nothing in the tasting menu that I didn't find amazing in flavor, texture and style. The service was also great. I highly recommend Saveur and would come again.

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2018

Amazing breakfast! Cute little place with excellent service!

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2.0Dined on July 29, 2018

First time at Saveur (October 2015) was amazing. I believe they had just recently opened. This was our second time (July 2018) and results are now mixed.

Appetizers : pork belly was crisply crusted and succulent underneath —- very good. Definitely avoid the chicken wings. They came nearly burnt, very salty, with really clumsy quasi-Indian spicing.

Mains : Ling cod on risotto was excellent, chicken good and tender, the broccoli pakora on lentils were also clumsily spiced. The kitchen should simply avoid venturing onto Indian food territory. It just didn’t work.

Dessert : rhubarb dessert was awesome. Pastry chef is a genius, based on that dish.

Service is perplexingly cool, verging on aloof. To what end is hard to say.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Amazing food, friendly and knowledgeable staff. We had a wonderful time and would definitely recommend this place and will be coming back to try more!

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

We had an outstanding meal and the service was impeccable. The server described each plate and how the meal was plated when it was served. After a months stay in Victoria we considered this the best restaurant and meal.

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3.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Food was decent, but not spectacular for what purports to be Victoria fine dining.

Had an absurd interaction with a server who had difficulty with an order for a salad, before eventually telling me the salad won't fit on the table. Instead of just making it happen, frustratingly I cancelled the order for the $14 "hand picked" green salad.

Best dish was the beef carpaccio; risotto and ling cod under seasoned (I'm always too embarassed to ask for salt in find dining), beef filet was nothing special but had a very nice glaze. Desert was good.

Ollo is a heck of a lot better both in food and ambiance at a similar price point.

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4.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Staff knowledgeable, food was very good and yes we would return

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2018

Tasting menu was superb, and service was impeccable.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Excellent ingredients within Saveur Benny, especially muffins, fois gras, on top of a lower grade tenderloin steak, and perfectly soft-poached eggs. The rosti went very well with the meal. Ordered a second brunch to go, for my girl who was unable to attend. It was the banana bread french toast. The french toast was also excellent, but the chocolate sauce was a bit too much. The mimosas with cava and orange juice were acceptable. Wine list was average. They also provided water, but did not offer coffee (reasons unknown). A bit on the expensive side, but a quality meal. Finally, tried to download a 3.4 MB image of the meal, but the app refused as it said it was larger than 5 MB??? Would recommend this as a must see-and-eat.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Outstanding! Last time I was here was about a year ago and they have improved leaps and bounds. It was good before, it’s now great. Flavour forward dishes with excellent balance. Dessert was a revelation! Highly recommended

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

I go to Saveur on regular basis and I always leave thinking what a culinary experience...And I am already thinking about what Chef Robert Cassels is going to come up with next. Always a treat.

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4.0Dined on July 18, 2018

We ordered off the lunch/brunch menu. Delicious food, well prepared and presented. Generous servings, reasonably priced. Very enjoyable. Will return.

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

There is no place in Victoria that offers gourmet dining like Saveur. It is always a special occasion when we dine with you!

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4.0Dined on July 13, 2018

We got the non-vegetarian tasting menu. It was as expected an interesting dining experience. Some of the dishes were outstanding, others not so much. In the end, I felt it wasn't worth the price.

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

There were four of us and we each ordered a different dish. Everyone agreed their meal was delicious...great presentation and service as well. The desserts looked awesome but we were more than satisfied. Already making plans to return

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

We have travelled and eaten in many fine dining restaurants, and it’s refreshing to find a restaurant in Victoria that compares to true French/gastronomique cuisine. Matisse used to be our favourite restaurant. It’s since closed and we had yet to find a replacement...until now!
Saveur is my new favourite, #1 in Victoria. Drinks were fantastic, and not only was the food amazing, but our service was exceptional. Other fine dining, need to take note!
Thanks for being amazing. We will be back!
Xox The Loyalist

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

So I booked online after searching for top ten restaurants in Vic. Read reveiews to 3-4 restaurants.
This was one of the best experiences my partner and I have had at a restaurant. From the service to the drinks, and especially the food. All three courses were amazing. SO AMAZING.
There were a few things on the menu that I previously did not eat, beets, mushrooms. Had the beets in one of our appetizers, OMG. Amazing. And of course the mushrooms with my Steak which was cooked to a perfect medium rare.
We found ourselves to be torn to keep eating our food because it was so good, to stoping and taking a break because we didn’t want it to end.
Would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for some of the best food and service. It was all about us that night. It was the perfect restaurant for us both to be celebrating our 45th birthdays. My girl is still raving about it to all her friends. Take note gentlemen.
At the table next to us a lady did not like her plate, not because of the taste, or that she didn’t like it due to the cook on it but she, like me is a texture person. The Chef wanted to make her something else so she enjoyed everything. Her husband finished her other plate, as I said it was still great, just not her cup of tea.
ITS ALL ABOUT YOU AT SAVEUR.
5stars all the way.
We will be back.
Thank you to all staff and the amazing Chef

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

We went for our anniversary and requested a vegan 3 course dinner. We enjoyed every dish and asked for one more which they were able to accommodate. Our server was friendly and funny and very attentive. We can’t wait to go back and want to bring our friends and family next time

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Super delicious! I would definitely go again. I went for brunch and had a groupon but the price is surety good even without the groupon!

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Wonderful delicious food. Friendly and personable servers. Absolutely will be back!

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4.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Girls getaway for a night. We found a groupon for brunch and thought we would try it out. So glad we did.
Food was amazing. I ordered the veggie Benny, presentation was good and tasted even better than it looked. The hash brown potatoes melted in the mouth.
They offered us a free sampling of a scone. It was warm, delicious and left you wanted my more.
Cute little place, hidden gem.

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5.0Dined on July 5, 2018

Great friendly and knowledgable staff. Fantastic multi-course dinner that we had paired with great wine. A very nice evening indeed.

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Took my wife out to the restaurant for an impromptu date. We have never been there before, and our expectations were surpassed in every way. Friendly and attentive staff to match the amazing food. We have already raved about Saveur to six of our friends who enjoy this sort of dining experience. We will be back again, and often.

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Enjoyed brunch very much! Already planning to bring our out of town guests in August!

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