Stage

4.5
309 reviews
CAN$51 and over
French
Stage is a casual small plates French neighbourhood restaurant. The menu is focused on fresh, seasonal ingredients and changes daily according to what is available to the chef. The wine program is heavily European and low intervention buttressed by natural local wines and also constantly rotating.

Covid-19 protocols are being met.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 309 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.8
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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 👍👏

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GASTON
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice food! Great experience!!

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CChy
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Second visit to Stage and will definitely return again. Fabulous flavours in all dishes.

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YvonneH
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic experience. Very weird and it was a good thing.

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RayR
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our food was amazing. Great service. Very enjoyable evening.

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Lauren
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cosy, lively spot with an amazing wine selection. Cant wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious. Great.

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paccell
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

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!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So good we’re going back on Saturday!

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Frytotable
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome staff, amazing food and wine. What else could you ask for?

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Notimpressed
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall3Food1Service3Ambience4

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.

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Raoul
Vancouver
19 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

A great wine list and interesting menu combine with nice ambiance to make this a wonderful place for dinner or for snacks and drinks.

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chels
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing time as per usual! Will come again soon!!

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91SE
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Excellent drinks, a variety of unique and simple dishes, all of which were excellent. A must try.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

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.

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Nvictoria
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience3

Menu has changed significantly and not as good - lots of fatty meats. Service was good though

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BrittanyL
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and drinks! Lovely atmosphere, great service. Thank you ☺️

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Zaby
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience5

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.

Stage
Responded on June 16, 2021

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!

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MauricioR
Vancouver
18 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was our first time there and we loved it. We are looking forward to going back.

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vipJamieLeeFraser
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

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Vanessa
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

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.

Stage
Responded on March 29, 2021

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.

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JohnG
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and wine choices. Nice to try wines from different countries and regions. The sweet potatoes were amazing

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PaulA
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great night out. Small plates excellent wine. Great service. Will be back!

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KristieW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience4

Good ambience and wine. The food was overpriced, simple and not to my liking. Honestly, charcuterie could have been better - won’t go back!

Stage
Responded on March 22, 2021

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.

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ShannonV
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Wonderful evening. We had the total tapas menu and split it between the 3 of us. Good wine. Lovely ambiance.

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BeateS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

As always, loved the atmosphere at Stage and the tapas style food.

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martha
Calgary
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

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.

Stage
Responded on March 9, 2021

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

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RobK
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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Dining
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

Food was mostly cold, expensive for what you got. Had to head to the pub across the street after as we were still hungry.

Stage
Responded on March 8, 2021

Thank-you for giving our business your review at this time. You are correct the pub is a great spot.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent birthday dinner

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JENMASSOLO
London
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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).

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DavidB
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

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.

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ArielA
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Such a lovely environment, amazing food and wine and incredible service! Would 10/10 recommend!

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VincentV
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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Karina
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

Quality has decreased significantly, although it is in my neighbourhood, it is no longer a place I will dine at, unfortunately.

Stage
Responded on February 19, 2021

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!

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Kenzie
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

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.

Stage
Responded on February 17, 2021

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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Nick
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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CarissaM
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I could not love this place more - always memorable, always amazing, service second to none.

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larkink
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

I approve. Great server and I liked chicken hearts but give more bread.

FAQs

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.