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Saveur Restaurant

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170 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Contemporary French
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  • Tasting Menu
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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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Business Casual
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

The best restaurant in Victoria. Amazing food Excelent service. Thanks!!!

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

We tried this restaurant for dinner about a year ago and it was absolutely fantastic so we decided to try brunch for our anniversary. We love breakfast and go out in the morning quite a bit but with a 5 months old all of our favorite spots (ie Jam, Blue Fox) are too busy and dont allow enough space for the car seat which is what my daughter uses for now while we are out and about. We went for brunch on Wednesday and it was lovely. There was only one more table so we had plenty of space and quiet ambiance that would not overwhelm the baby. The food was tasty and service ABSOLUTELY outstanding. The waitress was very attentive and made sure that we were comfortable and well taken care of. Food came out at a good pace and tasted really good-lots of good flavors. It is, however, a bit expensive. Now, we do eat a lot for breakfast but usually our bill comes to 50-55$ , this time it was 70$ ouch. I wouldnt say it is a lot better than any other breakfast spots in town but having that extra space and peace for our baby was worth it. I dont think we will go back if it is just me and my husband though. Overall, it met all the expectations and if you are, just like us , love trying new places and breakfast- you should consider trying it out.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Great service and incredible food!

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Group of four. We had the a la carte menu option. Two Cowichan Chicken and two Beef Tenderloin. It was an outstanding dinner. Had both dessert options as well. This is our favourite place to eat in Victoria.

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Great ambience ; wonderful food and our service was outstanding. I recommend Saveur to all.

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

The waitress and staff were very helpful - even got bread and butter to help get something into the kids stomach while they prepped the main dishes.

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

We sat at the bar and had a lovely evening. Our bartender/server, Brian, was very knowledgeable and friendly. Chef Rob’s food was impressive and delicious - we went with a selection of à la carte items that we shared including the steak which was perfection! We really appreciated the hospitality and felt very welcomed and attended to.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

The food was absolutely delicious! I had the duck confit benny and it was the best duck that I have ever had. It was delicious and melted in your mouth. The chef delivered the food to us which really made it an intimate experience and the service was friendly.

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4.0Dined on May 5, 2018

This was our first time dining at Saveur. We went for brunch on a Saturday morning in the late morning. The menu was quite original and had items you definitely would be hard pressed to find elsewhere like the complimentary lavender scones which were incredibly good. I could have ordered a whole batch to take home with me! We ordered dulce de leche lattes, and although the coffee was good, I did not taste any hint of dulce de leche and it tasted like a regular latte. Not sure if thats to the restaurants fault though as the proper ingredients are really hard to find in Canada and/or just don't taste the same (which is why apart from haagen daaz ice cream, I've never seen anything dulce de leche flavoured here until coming to Saveur). The food was very tasty, albeit a tad dry, and the bacon incredibly flavourful and juicy. The portions were large and the prices a tad on the higher side. Our server was incredibly sweet and genuine, although I think they may have been understaffed as there were only 2 servers handling the whole restaurant which was nearly full at the time and the service as a result was quite delayed and some items were forgotten. I think I counted about 6 or 7 tables each once split which is a very large section. Our server was attentive however when when we noted the problem she fixed it as soon as she could. The restaurant was very bright and had a nice atmosphere to it. Overall I would definitely try Saveur again, hopefully on a day where they are fully staffed and/or not as busy.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

The best place to eat in Victoria!

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

A friend and I went for brunch. The food was absolutely delicious. She had the huevos rancheros and I had the McDuckin Sandwich. It was about the same price as most brunches in town, but the best tasting by far.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Highly recommend. Excellent high quality food in a calm environment. And no lining up!!!

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

The vegan tasting menu surpassed our expectations! Great flavor combos and textures, use of spices and herbs, also the mushroom crackling - that was amazingly creative! Also I'm a heavy salter and didnt need it at all! I can't believe how full I felt!

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Truly exceptional in every way. Saveur is a gem! The food is so inventive and each course is a delight. Considering the caliber of the food I consider it excellent value for the money. It is a MUST visit restaurant for anyone living in or visiting beautiful Victoria BC. Service is attentive and helpful and the staff in the kitchen strive to make your evening memorable.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We had the chef's tasting menu, but passed on the wine pairing. Each course was great, my favorite was the sable fish with beet risotto. The risotto was so rich, but delicious. The fish had the perfect sear.
The other standout for me was the quinoa coated cheesecake for dessert, the quinoa was the perfect crunch.

Dining did take about 1.5 hours.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Such an amazing restaurant and meal service. We went with the chef service with the suggested wine pairings. The dishes were immaculately presented and so delicious. The staff were friendly and went out of their way to make the dinner an experience to remember! Highly recommend that if you are in Victoria, you make a point of having dinner here! 5 stars all the way!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Excellent dining experience. The best in Victoria.

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

We had the chefs tasting menu accompanied by the wine. Everything was beautifully put together.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We’ve been here twice for the chef’s tasting menu, and were most impressed both times. The menu is original, with surprising touches such as bone marrow marshmallow with the strip loin. The sable fish was the best we have ever tasted. The wines were thoughtfully paired, and explained well by the sommelier. Service was attentive without being intrusive. The venue is quite small, and feels intimate. Not for the budget-conscious, but well worth the cost for a special occasion.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

As usual we had a great dinner. We are coming for at least 2 years now and so far we always enjoying it’s time that they change the a la carte menu, they are always changing the chefs tasting menu but not the a la carte. Next time I ask first if they changed the menu before making a reservation.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Fantastic service and wonderful fusion of flavours.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

The best service and food we have had in a long time. Small menu but food is made to perfection!

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

The food was outstanding. We did the tasting menu with wine pairing. Every course was paired perfectly. The flavors where intense but not overbearing.

Our server was professional , knowledgeable and personable.

It was a nice touch when the chef visited the table.

We will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Exceptionnel! Mon conjoint et moi avons vécu une
expérience culinaire remarquable. Le menu dégustation du chef nous a séduit à chacun des 5 services! Une finesse dans la composition des plats, une gamme de saveurs qui nous a comblé. Un accueil chaleureux et intéressé tout en étant discret. Un service professionnel fort apprécié. En somme , une expérience digne de mention.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Saveur is a West Coast-French restaurant where food is to be savoured amid conversation and drink. Not being a drinker myself I will only speak about my dining experience. At the time of this writing Saveur has only been open less than a year. The space is cavernous, the decor industrial chic. My dining companion and I found the place a little drafty despite seated next to the kitchen. The bright kitchen light was somewhat distracting. I'd suggest sitting in the middle of the dining room. The food was excellent--well seasoned, fresh and creative. We had the chick pea snack, and the beet terrine for our appetizer. The entrees were the lentil and broccoli pakora, and the ricotta and ling cod. The cod was excellent and the lentils had pickled fennel which delightfully added zip to the lentils. The pakora was a little soggy as we think service was a little slow at getting the plate out so it steamed itself a little. However, we still enjoyed the meal very much. The service was attentive, courteous and knowledgable. We would definitely return but give them another few months to work out the minor kinks.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Exceptional Meal! Attentive service. Wonderful prosecco.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

This was a birthday gift for a friend and we did the tasting menu. Both the food and the service were amazing. I would highly recommend it.

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Absolutely amazing! Could not have had a better meal. Everything was fantastic. If you have not eaten at Saveur you should go right now! Seriously, stop what you're doing and go there - right now. Thank you to everyone at Saveur for a great dinner - we will be back.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Came for a special date night with my boyfriend. Food was amazing (we had the chefs tasting menu), but quite pricey. Strongly recommend for a special occasion!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

This was our second time at this restaurant and we were as equally impressed as our first visit. The service was fantastic and the food is very creative and the overall flavours are off the charts. We would recommend this restaurant to anyone who truly enjoys food with a creative flair. The mixed cocktails are also finely executed. The chef even came out to ask how we enjoyed our meal. The restaurant is small so reservations are recommended. Our only critique is that if you are seated close to the kitchen it is very bright, while the rest of the seating is a darker ambiance. Possibly a curtain or something similar would solve that problem. That being said, it was great to see into the kitchen - spotless and well run. Thank you!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

I took my finace to Saveur to celebrate his 60th birthday and from start to finish, everything was delightful. The service was beautifully attentive, the tasting menus came in a vegetarian version that was expansive and delicious, the wine list was reasonable and yummy. The experience felt special and comfortable at the same time.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Superb food and excellent wine pairings. Will be back for sure.

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3.0Dined on February 16, 2018

We were virtually alone in the restaurant just the four of us. Brunch menu only although website implies full menu. Waitress very helpful and food both interesting and very good. Music too loud but turned down on request. Table setting very sparse. It was brunch but not buffet style. (Just as well considering the low attendance) A lot of work to be done but huge potential for high ranking among Victoria restaurants.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Fabulous brunch menu! So nice to have incredible food without the usual long line ups that Victoria is famous for! Highly recommended.

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3.0Dined on February 10, 2018

We were a group of four celebrating a business deal. We all had the Chef's Tasting Menu. It was beautifully presented and the food was delicious. We added the wine pairing but at $55. per person I don't think I would do that again. We would have been better off with a couple of nice bottles of wine. The atmosphere was a bit lacking and it was expensive.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Everything else that we eat is sub-par after eating here.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Exquisite tasting menu! Inspired dishes which expands your horizons of your culinary experience.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Our dinner was amazing! Truly. We will definitely return!

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Excellent vegetarian tasting menu.

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

A bit on the expensive side, for sure; but the food and experience was excellent!

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