The Brasserie at The Courtney Room

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Thank you for choosing The Courtney Room! We are currently reducing our hours in an effort to maintain the highest standard of cleanliness and to protect both our staff and our guests in this current climate. Our adjusted hours of operation are as follows:

Breakfast: 6:30am-11am daily
Lunch: closed until further notice
Happy Hour: 3pm-6pm
Dinner: 5pm-9pm

Thank you for your continued support, and stay healthy Victoria!


Gather at the bar for fresh-shucked oysters, unwind with friends over sharing plates in The Courtney Room - Brasserie.

The Courtney Room - Brasserie - is our all day and night dining option at The Courtney Room.

Enjoy locally sourced modern Pacific Northwest cuisine in our bustling bar and lounge seating.

Great for couples, friends and groups up to 25 persons.

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What 52 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
4.3
Service
4.4
Ambience
3.9
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B
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Lovely evening out, quiet atmosphere and food was good. Took a longer time than expected for our main course to come to the table after our appetizers. Steak was very tasty but tough chewing. Arancini was amazing, as was the fried chicken. The pasta could use more pizzazz. Overall, enjoyed our night out

EW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Yummy food and cocktails! Perfect for date night too!

The Brasserie at The Courtney Room
Responded on March 7, 2020

Thank you so much EmmaW! We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience, and hope to see you again soon! Kyla Lemke, Maître D'

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PW
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Set menu for valentines and was looking forward to trying the steak on the menu. Unfortunately no deviations and nothing else available. In all fairness, I didn’t see this prior to my reservation on their website and was a little disappointed.
Staff were great and service was good, deducted a point as we had to ask multiple times for another drink. I didn’t like that staff were ironing table clothes next to me while eating food, not something I have ever seen before in an upscale restaurant.
The food lack flair and over priced for the medium quality, I am always happy to pay $$$$ for awesome taste and originality and the chef didn’t quite get there..
Over all I enjoyed my evening and happy we have lots of great restaurants in Victoria to try.

The Brasserie at The Courtney Room
Responded on March 7, 2020

Thank you for your feedback PhilW! We regret that the Valentine's Day special menu wasn't communicated clearly with you prior to your visit, and that the offerings were not to your liking. We do hope you'll come in again to give the steak a try, I'm sure you'll love it! Kyla Lemke, Maître D'

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M
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall2Food3Service4Ambience1

Too noisy and loud music didn't help. A number of items on the online menu were unavailable. The "cheese" board was ridiculous. 2 very small pieces of indifferent cheese and the unpleasantly sour and raw tasting fish pate did not belong. Very small portions for the price and compares poorly to other places in town serving cheese boards (with more cheeses, meats and pickles, e.g. The Collective, Oak Bay Beach Hotel. We won't be back.

The Brasserie at The Courtney Room
Responded on February 12, 2020

Good evening Maggie, thank you kindly for your honest feedback. We deeply regret that your experience was not to your liking the atmosphere perhaps too involved. The weekend does bring a lively group and the volume can be reflective of this. Re: your meal, we're sorry you didn't enjoy the cheese plate and wonder if you shared your comments with your server? Knowing in the moment would have provided an opportunity to ensure you left happy. Sincerely, Gordon Hay - General Manager

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FL
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The atmosphere was great, the happy hour wines were amazing and a great value, and the food was spectacular. The beef tartare was exceptionally good and the portion was extremely generous - definitely enough to share! Everyone at the table was so impressed, they're determined that we must go back - and soon!

DB
Vancouver
17 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

I was surprised and pleased. I had been two or three time before to Courtney Room, once to dining room and twice to Brasserie, and was disappointed greatly on all occasions...but looks like something has changed...the food was interesting, tasty, well priced...arrived hot...service could have been better...
based on this experience I will return and would recommend Brasserie to friends, maybe next time I will try upstairs

The Brasserie at The Courtney Room
Responded on February 8, 2020

Thank you for giving us another chance DavidBiltek! I am glad things went better this time! Please join us again soon! Kyla Lemke, Maître D'

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r
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We for happy hour burgers and fries chicken and we did not leave disappointed. Burgers were great and the chicken came with a good variety of hot sauces to try.

The Brasserie at The Courtney Room
Responded on February 7, 2020

Thank you so much for the excellent rating and review! I hope you'll Join us again soon! Kyla Lemke, Maître D'

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CS
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Dine Around menu was good. Service was excellent

The Brasserie at The Courtney Room
Responded on February 7, 2020

Thank you for trying our Dine Around offering CurtisS, and for the great rating! We hope to host you again soon! Kyla Lemke, Maître D'

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AD
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous meal for dine around. Went with 3 other friends and we each had an assortment of the appetizers, mains and desserts on offer and were all blown away. One of the best meals I've ever had in Victoria.

The Brasserie at The Courtney Room
Responded on February 7, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to give us such a great review AllyD! We are delighted to hear that you were "blown away"!! We hope you'll come back for more soon! Kyla Lemke, Maître D'

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BD
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have always had wonderful experiences at The Courtney Room, and this visit was no exception. This is one of my favourite places to bring people travelling to Victoria because I can always trust that the drinks, food, and service will be outstanding.

The Brasserie at The Courtney Room
Responded on February 7, 2020

Wow, thank you so much for the wonderful rating and review BrittanyD!! It makes us very happy indeed when our guests can return to a consistently impressive experience time and again! We hope to see you again soon! Kyla Lemke, Maître D'

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MX
Vancouver
24 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Beautiful room. Good service. Menu is a bit odd. The rack of lamb had 3 chops - maybe better referred to as a half rack of lamb? Delicious, even if it was smaller than expected. My pasta dish was unusual - fermented almonds - not something I would ever make at home - so glad I tried it!

The Brasserie at The Courtney Room
Responded on February 7, 2020

Thank you for your rating and review MariefellinloveX4orsooooo! I'm so glad you enjoyed your pasta - we have a new one now, you must come give it a try; it is every bit as weird and delicious! You are absolutely right about the 1/2 rack of lamb, and we have changed to verbiage on our menu to reflect that - thank you for your feedback. Hope to see you again soon! Kyla Lemke, Maître D'

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BS
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Thought we would give it a try because it is highly rated. Found the atmosphere pretentious. A lot of staff doing a fine job, but, in a small city like Victoria, you don't need a server and an under-server to pour the water and clean the table. So, to pay for the pretentious environment, they must have high prices to cover the costs. staff and food were OK, but the room looked quite sterile to us.

The Brasserie at The Courtney Room
Responded on January 9, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to review us BrianS! Our space has been designed to be grand, yes, but our focus and passion is creative and interesting food and drink with a heavy focus on local producers. Like many restaurants, we do rely on support staff to help our service team provide the best possible service. I am very dismayed that we seem to have missed the mark with you, and hope that you will reach out to us to provide us with specific and constructive feedback. Kyla Lemke, Maître D'

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OT
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Shelagh was an absolute treasure along with everyone else. Once again the service was delightful. Love the tea timers, 10/10. The Caesar salad and crème brûlée were simply perfect for my late lunch.

The Brasserie at The Courtney Room
Responded on December 18, 2019

Thank you so much for your kind words - we are truly grateful to have Shelagh on our team! I am so happy to hear that you had such a nice experience, and hope you'll join us again soon! Kyla Lemke, Maître D'

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Q
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had the Crab Benny and it was the best benny I have ever had. Great surroundings and wonderful server. Thought the Mimosa was over priced for the size. We only got half a flute of prosecco and the tiniest splash of juice. Felt short changed. Also restaurant didn't appear to have my reservation even though I had comfirmation and two reminders from Opentable. Luckily it wasn't too busy so it wasn't a problem.

The Brasserie at The Courtney Room
Responded on December 21, 2019

Thank you for your rating and feedback susieQ! I'm so glad you enjoyed your meal and service! I'm very sorry to hear that you were disappointed by the beverage - I will be sure to look into that. With the 2 distinct rooms, we have 2 separate Open Table systems, and are still working to train all our staff on them - my apologies for the mix-up! I really do appreciate the feedback, and we will strive to do better next time. Hope you'll join us again soon! Kyla Lemke, Maître D'

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BT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

All staff, hostess through to wait/bartender fantastic.

The Brasserie at The Courtney Room
Responded on November 30, 2019

Thank you for your review BradT! We really do pride ourselves on having an excellent team! Hope to see you again soon! Kyla Lemke, Maître D'

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MA
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Courtney Room is well regarded and rightly so. The staff was friendly and efficient, the food interesting, delicious and well presented. The room is nice and the seating comfortable. Hard to fault in any way. Perhaps the music is a little loud but it’s the vibe they’re looking for. If you’re looking for a quieter space the dining room is right upstairs. We’ll definitely be back.

The Brasserie at The Courtney Room
Responded on November 30, 2019

Thank you very much MurrayA! We really appreciate your wonderful review, and look forward to hosting you again soon! Kyla Lemke, Maître D'

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WC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience2

The lamb loin was well prepared but there was only 2 slices. The vegetable were unremarkable. The non-alcoholic drink that was recommended, was excellent. Our server was pleasant, knowledgeable, and efficient.

CC
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

First time in the new Brasserie at The Courtney Room. Attentive, friendly service in a modern room with excellent music and a great vibe. We ordered items from the share plates menu and enjoyed each of the items. The cauliflower dish as excellent as was the hummus and the fried chicken. The staff reminded us about happy hour and we had drinks and food at excellent prices. Really enjoyed it and will return.

The Brasserie at The Courtney Room
Responded on November 4, 2019

Thank you so much for such a wonderful review! We really appreciate your feedback, and look forward to hosting you again soon! Kyla Lemke, Maître D'

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C
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love the Courtney room so much that we ate there 3x a day for 3 days. The burger is to die for!

The Brasserie at The Courtney Room
Responded on November 4, 2019

Thank you so much for the great rating! Hope to see you again soon! Kyla Lemke, Maître D'

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JP
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

A good restaurant. We had the fresh fish of the day and the mussels. Both very good. They offer bread (baguette) . The service is good. would recommend

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Stopped in for a local meal on our seaboard/land-based adventure and would recommend to any weary foodie traveling in the region!

KM
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience2

I'm not sure if this is a review of The Courtney Room or OPEN TABLE... it's actually a complaint that the restaurant felt was NOT their fault/responsibility. This reservation that I made through OPEN TABLE on Wednesday, August 28th (and received a confirmation email and then a confirmation text the day prior) the restaurant did not have the booking at all! The reservation was made for a Birthday celebration... luckily they were able to seat us but they insisted they did not have our original Open Table reso.
NOT VERY HAPPY WITH THIS SERVICE.

g
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went here for my birthday dinner, and could not have had a better experience. Chelsea was an amazing server, her wine pairing suggestions were great, and she knew the ins and outs of each dish to be able to make solid recommendations. Delightful wine list and a tasty menu. 10/10 would recommend.

CH
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our dinner was outstanding! Loved the option of the more casual setting with our kids. The food does not disappoint. We loved our server. She was a delight and was fun to interact with. She went the extra mile for the kiddos. Be clear - the food is excellent and adult all around and their kid menu is a terrific option for those kids not wanting to experiment.

AA
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Mains were excellent, as was service. Dessert was a disappointment, but the restaurant took it off the bill when they saw plates unfinished. A very well-run, though pricey, restaurant.

JS
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious. The servants were very friendly and professional.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

The food was ok, we were expecting better with the cost.

SE
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We had a lovely evening. Food was fantastic and service was gracious. Looking forward to another visit soon!

MW
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing as always! My favourite place in Victoria!

SM
Vancouver
21 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Superb. Best restaurant in Victoria

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was perfect!

BB
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delightful experience overall. Service was terrific (thanks Jacqueline) and the food was delicious. A bit disappointed that the kitchen ran out of halibut that evening but we were pleased that we could order from the dining room menu as well. Lots of buzz and we would definitely recommend this place.

K
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place, awesome drinks, food and fabulous service will be back again.

JH
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredibly creative and delightful food, exquisitely served, in a gorgeous setting. Perfect for any dinner in which you want to impress.

G
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience3

This place has so much potential to be good and I went hoping to like it. It's not the first time I've been but it was the first time apart from Happy Hour for drinks and nibbles. The service was slow, our server either didn't know or care about what was on the menu. (When I asked what the Feature Pate was, his answer was "Pork".) The food was fine, in general, but my Short Rib Sandwich was mostly chunks of fat. The meat that I did get was tasty. There was no quality check while we were eating, and, honestly, I lost interest in trying to manage the table and salvage our experience. Overall, not good value and I'm not going back for anything more than drinks and snacks, but really, I can go anywhere for those.

a
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

The food was great, as was the service. The only reason I didn't rate as 5 stars in all categories is because they use a fragrance in the dining room. It is really strong and made me feel unwell. It is the only factor that would make me think twice about returning. That is really disappointing because I really enjoy the restaurant.

BF
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great place to wine and dine your special someone or celebration

SC
Vancouver
20 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience3

This is the first time my wife and I had dinner at Courtney Room base on the good reviews on TripAdvisor we decided on this restaurant. I do have to say I was kind of disappointed because food was not hot but was nicely plated and the steak I ordered was more medium than Medium rare however I don’t like to complaint so when server as me how everything was I said “good”. At the end of the meal I ask the server where would u recommend for happy hour oyster in Vic and he told me he doesn’t know because he is new to Vic but he told me he would ask others so I waited, when he came back after taking to his colleagues only place he recommended was their own happy hour oyster which cost $2/per oyster which I thought was no help.

RW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience4

Restaurant was fine, but even though we had booked under Open Table they claimed at the reception that they had no record of our booking. Luckily there was a table free, but this had never happened at any other restaurant using this app.

l
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

I had bones in my fish, which I've never experienced in any other restaurant. The food was OK. The place is very nice, clean, and pretty. I asked for a cozy table and indicated it was a date because I only see my BF once a week as we live in different cities... We ended up seated right next to another group of ladies and it was NOT cozy at all - I heard more of their conversation than ours.