Stage

4.5
244 reviews
CAN$51 and over
French
We have temporarily suspended the Prix Fixe menu on Thursday to Saturday. But we are now accepting reservations every day of the week for the small plates menu that is made fresh and new at the start of each day. Doors open at 4pm. Monday to Sunday.


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 244 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.2
Value
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Robvious
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love Stage. The location, away from the tourist traps downtown, makes it feel like a special gem for locals. The food is creative and delicious and the bar and cellar well stocked. Lovely, low key, but always there when you need them servers. The friendly but not in you face service is better than many fine restaurants we've visited in Victoria, Vancouver, San Francisco and Los Angeles. While I want to keep this special to us place a secret, I just can't help raving about then when we (used to) have visitors. Check out their Instagram for the weekly menu.

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JaniceW
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Price fixe menu the night our party of four attended. Had no idea what we were going to have.
Excellent meal. We didn’t have to look at the menu!!

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Jane
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall2Food5Service1Ambience2

Stages seemed unaware that there is a pandemic. They manager stated that masks were not manditory and that masks negatively impacted the restaurant ambiance. Tables were spaced but guests visited between tables; the music was loud which increased the necessity to speek loudly. The manager stated that there was not enough COVID positive in the area for him to recommend masks and that he anticipated they may begin to ware masks in a few days. We left at approximately 10 pm. Sad.
Food was good.

Stage
Responded on November 18, 2020

Thanxs for the feedback, stage. is VERY aware of a pandemic. U are right, with the case rise we now wear masks. Prior to that we completely revamped. There is 1 man each in the kitchen, the bar and the floor. We now have table cloths changed b/w guests & many more measures but I am out of characters. The music is on par with the chatter of the room. When U complained we turned it well below but I could see that did not satisfy & I am sorry for that. Anyways thnxs for your review at this time.

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ScottR
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Every course of the five course menu was excellent. The server was low-key and friendly. Great ambiance.

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SarahB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing ambience and great meal. Thank you and will be back again

Stage
Responded on November 18, 2020

Thanks Sarah, always love great feed back.

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VeronicaK
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Stage is our favourite. Come here for amazing meals (we always get the prefix), great service and magical moments. There’s something about stage that ends up in amazing dinner conversation while eating even better food.

Stage
Responded on November 18, 2020

Thank-you Veronica, We love having you and cannot wait to see you again soon!

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EmmaF
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed the surprise set menu, great wine and lovely atmosphere.

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Breanne
Atlantic Canada
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Really enjoyed the fixed menu. Was a little difficult to hear the waiter but otherwise very tasty and positive experience.

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Laura
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful place to go for an enjoyable evening. Excellent food and great drinks

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Kersten
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Partner and I did the prix fixed menu on a Friday night. Food was great, $65 each included two smaller dishes, a main and dessert. We tried out a handful of wines and they were awesome (totalled more than the meal ha!) And our server was super helpful and easy to talk to. Ambiance is very intimate yet modern.

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MarisolR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My personal favourite restaurant but our last visit was just above a d beyond!! Best service by Matthew and excellent food by chef !! Can’t wait for the next visit!!

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Stephanie
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food, amazing service! A true gem in Victoria!

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MeganT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a great evening! Super elegant and the food was amazing. I highly recommend it to anyone who loves wine!

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Bell
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Relaxed and enjoyable

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Hamdi
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server was AMAZING, he made the experience that much better. The food and ambience was nothing short of spectacular. My boyfriend & I had such a great time. It was our first time there as we were visiting from Vancouver. Definitely looking forward to visiting again when we’re in town next!

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CarissaM
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Stage is hands down my favourite restaurant in Victoria.

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vippranadoc
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service was exceptional . Matty our server made our night! Definitely recommend!

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EmmaCP
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The perfect date night - great ambiance and delicious food.

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SunnyB
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome food , great ambiance! Was a very fun girls night!

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krystald
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I would highly recommend Stage! They provided such a memorable dining experience for me and my partner.

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RJM1
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely experience with their multi course tasting menu. The food is just so good, as is the service.

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LauraCroft
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Gorgeous, cozy, neighborhood bistro. Warm, welcoming staff, beautiful interior, incredible food and thoughtfully curated wine selection. The restaurant is under new-ish ownership (maybe a almost a year now?) and it has easily become my favorite restaurant in Victoria. They recently opened a patio area and they also have a small grocery store at the front of the restaurant with beautiful wines, craft, beer, Sheringham gins, absinthe, heritage eggs, duck confit (OMG!!), terrine, craft chocolates, homemade jams, pesto and homemade butter (with sage) etc. and it is all beautifully presented.

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tonyaw
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Stage was the perfect setting for our first dinner out with close friends in a long time. This quaint, friendly restaurant had exceptional service and a local, relaxed yet upscale vibe. The prix fixe menu was a relief as we simply wanted to enjoy our friends, without being encumbered by complex menu choices. The food was outstanding, fresh, generous and, did I mention outstanding? We will definitely be back to Stage very soon.

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ShelaR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing gastronomic experience! Exceeded expectations!
Service was top notch. What a great night and experience.

Victoria is lucky to have this establishment. The chef is a truly creative and talented individual. The servers were very friendly, personable, welcoming and knowledgeable.

Well done Stage! Thank you for a truly wonderful experience and evening!

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Suzy
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

A little noisy, but comfortable. Food, drinks, service, all excellent. Three of us shared various dishes and a bottle of wine and loved everything.

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KarenA
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have been going to Stage for years and love the new menu. The rib eye for two was amazingly delicious and of course, the wine selection is always spectacular

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AgnesC
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great place for dinner. The cod was amazing just too salty so was the steak tartare. Excellent service.

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vipFoodLover
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food 10/10 - Ambience 10/10 - Service 10/10. Simply perfect.

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ZoeK
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

The service was great and our drinks were fantastic however the valentines steak dinner was over priced for the sinewy piece of meat I received-it was almost impossible to cut through and I ended up only being able to eat half of the 10oz portion..quite disappointing.

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Sam78
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My only complaint is I would like to see more French wines on their wine list. A good fruity French Pinot noir would be nice. Other than that it was awesome.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely Valentine’s Day dinner at Stage. Excellent service, delicious meal and the music and ambience were perfect. Thanks!

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willow
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Loved it. Too noisy at times, can you baffle the sound somehow?

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ConnieD
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

New owner, new cook and an amazingly tasty meal. Looking forward to returning.

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Kisha
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience3

This was the first time I went to stage and I was incredibly disappointed. I organized a birthday dinner for a friend of mine which included 7 people total for dining. Our server ignored us for the first 20 minutes we were there, then asked what we wanted abruptly.. when we asked for suggestions on wine, she claimed she didn’t know and didn’t have a preference. It took her 35 minutes from the first time she greeted us, to give two out of seven people water. We had to continuously ask for water refills.
When the drinks came, they were wrong and were not as described by her. She was aggressive with getting us to order, and then when the food came, it wasn’t as she had described, she forgot some of the orders and then made us feel guilty/placed blame on us for her mistakes.

This was by far the worst dining experience I’ve had in Victoria and I’ve lived here my entire life.
I will not be returning nor suggesting this place to anyone.

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ItsallaboutME
Vancouver
56 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

We like Stage. We try to get there every time we're in Victoria. This was our 4th time, maybe.
It was the annual "Dine Around" event; the place was packed and hot, and the wait staff was very busy.
We chose the $50 3-course option, because it included an appetizer of foie gras, and a main course of hanger steak with duck-fat fries. Both courses were quite good, but here's the thing: if you're going to charge $50 - the high end of the Dine Around scale - people are going to look for flaws. Why were there no vegetables? Sorry, Stage, potatoes don't count as vegetables.
And the wine: if you're going to store it behind the bar, 8 feet above the floor in a warm room, it is going to be served at an unpleasant temperature. Surely the management knows that.

Stage
Responded on February 8, 2020

Hey ItsallaboutMe thxs for the feedback we cherish the good & the bad, you're absolutely right wine temp is something all restaurants struggle with. I personally like whites warmer & reds colder than most restaurants serve. I have to admit this is the 1st I am hearing of "an unpleasant temp" but I will take notice going forward. Next time you are in mention to the service team your preference. We might be busy but we still have plenty of tricks to get the wine to the exact temp you prefer.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was great and our server was lovely. I will definitely be going again soon.

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Charlie
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

we did the dine around which was great but we cannot comment on the regular menu. At the dine around we had the $40 dollar menu . the mussels were very tasty and there was a good quantity . the ling cod was also good- not over or undercooked . dessert was apple cake which does not sound exciting but in fact was excellent .

Stage
Responded on February 12, 2020

Hi Charlie, Thanks so much, glad you enjoyed the $40 dine around menu! We would love to have you back! Our main menu is now back! See you soon!

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LocalVictoriagal
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

LOVE this place, we'll be back. Can't wait to try other things on the menu!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Stage has been my go to lately as it’s honest and always delicious. They treat you like a friend and seem to love playing with the classics. Hoping to try their happy hours soon!

Stage
Responded on January 24, 2020

Hi, Thanks so much for the positive review. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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GraceH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food, service and ambience are always spot on.

Stage
Responded on January 24, 2020

Thanks GraceH!

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Stage is rated 4.5 stars by 244 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.