Covid-19 protocols are being met.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Limited number of seated diners
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
This was our first visit to Stage…silly us! The food was outstanding: interesting offerings, presented well and delicious. The server was very pleasant and accommodating with some food intolerances…she paid attention and did a good job despite the busy evening. The wine list has good choices. We will definitely return and bring guests. Our only issue ( being over 60) was the music level….please lower the volume so we older folk can hear each other converse. Otherwise awesome experience and we are looking forward to seeing you all soon. Definitely recommend 👍👏
Nice food! Great experience!!
Second visit to Stage and will definitely return again. Fabulous flavours in all dishes.
Fantastic experience. Very weird and it was a good thing.
Our food was amazing. Great service. Very enjoyable evening.
Cosy, lively spot with an amazing wine selection. Cant wait to go back!
Arrived for our 6 pm reservation to find an almost empty room; left 1.5 hrs later from a full house! Excellent service, although an additional server would help later in the evening. Food was excellent as well. Highly recommended!!
So good we’re going back on Saturday!
Awesome staff, amazing food and wine. What else could you ask for?
I thought the food would be really special. But it wasn’t. An open can of sardines was not impressive. Neither was the bread, or the greens. Fries may have been the highlight. The wine was good. The service was good.
A great wine list and interesting menu combine with nice ambiance to make this a wonderful place for dinner or for snacks and drinks.
Amazing time as per usual! Will come again soon!!
Excellent drinks, a variety of unique and simple dishes, all of which were excellent. A must try.
They ran out of mains and didn't mention it until after we tried to order. It was disappointing, to say the least. You assume they would have mentioned it earlier, maybe before we ordered drinks to give us the option of going somewhere else.
Menu has changed significantly and not as good - lots of fatty meats. Service was good though
Amazing food and drinks! Lovely atmosphere, great service. Thank you ☺️
Exceptional drinks, ambiance and service. Ox needed more salt/acid. Pork belly was greasy and too spicy with unseasoned grits. Turnips too pricy but delicious. Dessert was forgettable.
Oh haha, thanks for that. I haven't' heard the "greasy pork belly" one in years. I kinda thought it had gone out of circulation to be honest. But it is definitely going on the website now. Cheers!
It was our first time there and we loved it. We are looking forward to going back.
The food was amazing as always. Got a number of small plates. The fresh bread, cheese and pickles were a fantastic opener. Then we shared the sardines, greens, fries and burger and it was all amazing. I will probably dream about those fries. Also, loved the gin and citrus cocktail! Thanks for a great evening!
Always great service, great wine selection, and the variety and quality of every dish never disappoints. We brought friends that hadn't tried marrow, or chicken hearts before and they thoroughly enjoyed everything.
The ambience was great, as were the staff but very expensive for what you get. Could probably double the portions and then I’d be fine with the price.
Thanks Anonymous for sharing your thoughts on our restaurants prices at this time. I get it, we are not the place you are looking for. No harm no foul. Reach out anytime, I have a strong knowledge of Victoria's restaurant scene. Though there are not many full service, locally sourced restaurants with a menu completely under $20 like ours I still know of a few other places that can meet your price & quantity expectations. Regardless, Godspeed & I hope that you find what you are looking for.
Great food and wine choices. Nice to try wines from different countries and regions. The sweet potatoes were amazing
Great night out. Small plates excellent wine. Great service. Will be back!
Good ambience and wine. The food was overpriced, simple and not to my liking. Honestly, charcuterie could have been better - won’t go back!
Thank-you for taking the time to give our little business your subjective review at this time. I am sorry we could not please you. Best of luck.
Wonderful evening. We had the total tapas menu and split it between the 3 of us. Good wine. Lovely ambiance.
As always, loved the atmosphere at Stage and the tapas style food.
Food was as always delicious but I would have liked some lighter, less rich options, and would not recommend this menu for vegetarians. This isn't a popular complaint I'm sure, but as an older person I found the background music louder than I like. I was excited to try the new menu, but the old menu had better variety for my taste! Also loved Stage's old list of many wines by the glass, but they were willing to open any bottle, just less easy to sample.
I am sorry you didn't enjoy your visit with us. I can honestly tell you that I fret & lose sleep every single time I read something like this. I have to accept that this concept is not for everyone. We do things different than other restaurants & though many will see that as a positive there are those who will not be impressed. But I believe fervently in our concept and our team so though your dissatisfaction pains me I have to accept it & wish you all the best going forward. Cheers, David
Food, service and setting were all superb. The two us had the mussels, bread, duck and marrow. We were more than full. We left the wine selections to our waiter and his choices could not have been better. Bravo Stage! Thanks for great experience.
Food was mostly cold, expensive for what you got. Had to head to the pub across the street after as we were still hungry.
Thank-you for giving our business your review at this time. You are correct the pub is a great spot.
Excellent birthday dinner
I just love this hidden 'wine bar' gem in the hamlet of Fernwood within the city of Victoria, BC. It IS a wine bar as described but it's much more. The hand-written menu changes 7 days a week and while a la carte, one may order 'everything', presented as a 10+ course, complete meal for 2-4 people. Favourite dishes have been, the 'first three' which are usually cheese, bread and cornichons, then bone marrow, grilled artichokes, steamed clams, all manner if amazing charcuterie and terrines and unctuous cuts of pork & beef. The wines are thoughtfully curated, sourced from mostly smaller old world producers. The spirits and cocktails are rooted in the classics, served in lovely antique crystal.
This is a special little place and I find myself looking forward to each next visit, knowing I'll put my evening in the capable hands of their well cultivated culture (food & mood, drinks, music & especially service).
The flavour of each dish was incredible and to watch just two guys running the whole show was impressive. If there is any downside it is just that there is a draft every time someone opens the door to enter the restaurant and we were kind of sat in the middle of everything which I personally don’t mind but my guest wasn’t as fond of. I love the personal and unpretentious atmosphere.
Such a lovely environment, amazing food and wine and incredible service! Would 10/10 recommend!
Thank you to West and Matt and the team at Stage. Fantastic savoury off the cuff creation, lovely wines, tasty food and wonderful service. Highly recommend
Quality has decreased significantly, although it is in my neighbourhood, it is no longer a place I will dine at, unfortunately.
Hey Karina thanks for taking the time from your life at this time to make this review of our local business. I am sorry we are no longer the place that you are looking for. I do have to point to your statement of a decrease in quality as a subjective opinion and not an objective truth. But other than that no harm no foul, life goes on. If you would like to reach out to me I can help you find a restaurant more suited to you. Either way have a nice day!
The service was brash and dismissive. We were given wines very different from what we specifically requested, and food that we did not order. The kitchen was completely unwilling to make adjustments to dishes to meet dietary concerns. Very small portions of food, over priced and uninspiring. As queer folks, we felt very out of place and uncomfortable.
I'm sorry you felt out of place with us. Though I'll admit the seasonality of our menu makes it difficult for us to meet all dietary restrictions, my staff is trained to adapt when wine suggestions are misaligned & sending unordered food is highly inconsistent with our business model so please contact me direct about any of this or the more poignant discrimination you allude to. Many of our clientele identifies as queer so it would be foolish for us to ostracize anyone who identifies as such.
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I could not love this place more - always memorable, always amazing, service second to none.
I approve. Great server and I liked chicken hearts but give more bread.
Stage offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (250) 388-4222.
Stage is rated 4.5 stars by 309 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.