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Photo credit: Nora Hamade 2020 - The Courtney Room, Victoria, BC

The Courtney Room

4.6
4.6
629 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
Regional American (Northwest)
Born of the desire to continue the experience of timeless hospitality embodied by the award-winning Magnolia Hotel & Spa, The Courtney Room delights locals and visitors alike with delicious local cuisine and exemplary service.

Food is ingredient-driven, using local seasonal products wherever possible. From foragers to produce, seafood to spirits, The Courtney Room is proud to partner with many local suppliers.




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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 9 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Cuisines

    Regional American (Northwest), Steakhouse, Seafood

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 7:00 am–11:00 pm Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 7:00 am–2:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 2:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (250) 940-4090

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Brian Tesolin

  • Neighbourhood

    Victoria

  • Cross Street

    Located at 619 Courtney Street, inside The Magnolia Hotel

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Experiences

  • Chef's Seasonal Tasting Menu

    Multiple dates available
    By reservation only. Full table participation is required. The Chef's Seasonal Tasting Menu highlights the finest ingredients our suppliers can provide. Trust us - allow our talented chefs to guide you through a multi-course menu displaying the bounty of the West Coast. $110 + tax per person. Optional drink pairings available. Please allow 2.5 hours for this experience.

What 629 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Victoria

    Fit for Foodies

  • Victoria

    Notable Wine List

  • Victoria

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. DM

    DaneeMarie333

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent on every level. Third time back and will make it our regular. The service was acceptional the food is some of the best in town. Even if chef changed our favourite dish 😉 Every bite is delicious and extraordinary. A must for anyone local or visiting.
  2. Z

    Zman

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spent 4 days in Victoria patronizing finer eating establishments. The Courtney Room was superior to all we visited. Food and Service was excellent. A good selection of small plates and main dishes that were executed well in both quality and presentation. Nice cocktail and wine selection that complemented the upscale dining experience. If you are in Victoria and seeking a restaurant where most folks are not in shorts, you owe it to yourself to go to the Courtney Room. Reservations are highly recommended. Cheers
  3. A

    Adrian

    Vancouver

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great. We sat away from the bar(which get noisy) at a very nice table. The good was great, and they were happy to adapt dishes(if they could) to be gluten-free.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to celebrate my birthday and our 19th anniversary. Decided to splurge and did the chef's choice for dinner. It was a delightful event. Did the wine pairing with my meal and we went on a journey through the PacNW. Slow and light to a full body entrée. The final punch was the dessert and wine pairing. Delicious!
  5. DK

    DeeK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff was just amazing!!! I highly recommend this restaurant!
  6. NN

    NadineN

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food and wine and excellent attentive service. We highly recommend this restaurent.
  7. RD

    RowenaD

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We enjoyed the tasting menu. Good service and beautiful presentation. Chef was able to accommodate dairy sensitivity. For the two of us, we felt the experience was excessively long (3 hours).
  8. KC

    KyraC

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible menu! Especially love the potatoes Courtney.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful from beginning to end!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Chef’s tasting menu with wine pairings. Every wine was perfectly paired with each of six courses. The menu progressed well from beginning to end with only one tiny stumble with the trimming of the lamb. Every other course was amazing composed and uniquely presented. Overall, a lovely experience!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. My cocktail wasn’t what I had expected so they not only doctored it to my satisfaction but they scratched it off the bill. Best cob wedge salad I’ve ever had, add the chicken and mind blown!
  12. P

    Penderghast

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Had the chef’s tasting menu and it was excellent. Service was stellar too. Prices are on the high end but you do get good quality all around. Would go back for sure.
  13. SM

    ShannonM

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Experienced the chef's tasting menu for my friend's birthday dinner and it was excellent - beautifully presented, and very appealing to the eye and the palate - simply delicious! Outstanding service - thank you Shannon and Veronica! Highly recommended.
  14. JC

    JCee

    Exclusive

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    It was a nice breakfast but my friend didn’t enjoy her food as much. She ordered the chicken and waffles. It tasted like fish not so much like chicken. The server was really nice to us so we were really grateful for her. Didn’t catch her name but she was great!
  15. JG

    JoanneG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We did the 7 course chefs tasting, highly recommend!! Every plate was delicious!
  16. L

    Lois

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent relaxing experience after a long day of driving.
  17. JC

    JenniferC

    Phoenix

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent as always! Meal was excellent (trout and strip loin) and service was impeccable. Prices seem to have gone up a bit but was an outstanding evening so worth it! Thank you!
  18. HS

    HeatherS

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at tour restaurant and absolutely loved it. Found it through a feature in The Toronto Star so made a reservation. The food was A+ and it was a truly lovely evening. Highly recommend the French 250 cocktail! Outstanding. Hopefully we will be back 😊
  19. KA

    KARENS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Service took a while, wine room was just reorganized, so bottles were not found. Food was smaller portions, but tasty. Was quite busy with larger parties, more cook staff would have be helpful to speed things up.
  20. PG

    PeterG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The tasting menu is fantastic! Great food and we also had wonderful service. Highly recommended! :-)
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service!! Loved the smoked salmon Benedict and the waffles! The coffee is to die for. Our server was so lovely.
  22. s

    saturdaydiner

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely staff, knowledgeable about menu and kitchen which is especially important to me as someone with celiac. Food was top notch, would definitely recommend
  23. R

    Ruth

    Sydney

    12 reviews

    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    We sat for 45 mins before we were asked if we’d like a drink. It was meant to be 2-2.5 hours and took 3.5 hours
  24. DS

    DylanS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every course of the tasting menu was a new heaven for my tastebuds. Highly recommend
  25. L

    Lynx

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    An exceptional spot for upper-echelon dining in Victoria. Leagues better than any of the chain varieties of upper-echelon dining, with exceedingly great quality for all of their dishes.
  26. S

    Stasy

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The duck was fabulous as well as the desserts. The cocktails were very tasty but some were a little pricey considering there size so something to consider.
  27. R

    Rich

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    First class food preparation paired with an excellent wine list with a very strong representation of BC wines. The menu is interesting and has a wide variety of culinary choices despite its limited size. The dining room can be noisy at times when it is busy. As well, some of the tables are placed along a busy path to the washrooms which can be very distracting.
  28. T

    Terrus

    Phoenix

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very nice dining experience. Good food and service. Staying at the hotel so very convenient to have such a quality restaurant.
  29. J

    Jeff

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great service, very nice atmosphere for business dining.
  30. LG

    LuvGudFood

    Toronto

    79 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Impeccable service and food. Our servers (as ALL STAFF) were polished - polite, genuinely welcoming and unobtrusively attentive. Nicely curated wine list and outstanding food (in presentation and quality). Lovely decor and the noise level allows one to have an actual conversation.
  31. G

    Gord

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great spot... bit of noise with post pandemic energy yet still upscale in feel. Food is so good... 10/10 in terms of taste and quality of food.
  32. CH

    CarHelen

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Service was very slow, food was good. Nice bright downtown location.
  33. CH

    ChrisH

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    After an outstanding meal a few months ago, I had to return to confirm this place was truly as good as I remember - that was certainly proved to be the case again this time. I would (and in fact did) travel across the country to eat here and definitely loved the experience. The food is a wonderful expression of fresh PNW that deftly integrates world cuisine with local bounty. Chef is not afraid of expressive flavour or spice - in a very good way. Each bite reflects a balance of sweet, salty, bitter, spice and umami as required. I say when required because Chef has no problem using dominant flavours at times (scallop in spicy XO sauce) while equally posessing a light touch in presenting perfect ingredients with minimal intervention (think spot prawn served simply with fir butter). That kind of ability to be both dominant and simplistic is a challenging delivery in todays fine dining scene that Chef navigates seemingly with ease (but I suspect is far more hard wrought than one would suspect). The presentation is awesome, every time - offering eye popping presentation that stimulates more than just the palate. But to end there would negate the support offered from the bar and cellar. Cocktails are unique and interesting and shouldn't be missed. Unless, of course you're saving room for the outstanding offerings from their wine cellar, which carves our a respectable space for BC juice alongside international vintages. I personally love the expression of terroir in BC wine and, when served with the kind of fresh, local ingredients showcased here, truly underscore the bounty BC offers. This restaurant is simply wonderful from top to bottom. Thank you.
  34. JK

    JenK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Shannon was a true professional. The restaurant was well staffed, we had several people attend to us. The food was a Pacific Northwest culinary experience. From the decore to the dish ware the Courtney Room did not disappoint. Thank you for our flawless experience.
  35. R

    Rick

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We were very pleased with our evening, the food and tastes were out of this world, possibly our best meal ever in a fine dining establishment considering that we have dined in Europe, Asia, and North America. My only complaint was that we were over charged for drinks which we did not receive. I recognized this error after we had left and paid the bill and called the restaurant. I left a voicemail with the restaurant and subsequently spoke to Greg, the assistant manager. He did call back and said that the servers recognized the error but had no way of contacting us. Greg did mention that they will rectify the bill after the long weekend, however, we have not had a response to date. We are really disappointed in the lack of response and unfortunately this has left a bitter taste in our mouths and marred a wonderful experience.
  36. d

    diningtimestwo

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience! Food, wine and service were all spot on!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous birthday celebration!
  38. D

    Disappointed

    Vancouver

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    65th birthday. The tasting menu with wine pairings was perfect for us! We loved every dish and the accompanying wines. Appreciated the explanations and opportunity to try new dishes. So great that local is made a priority! Wonderful, friendly service. Presentation of dishes was perfectly timed.
  39. J

    Jimbo

    Atlantic Canada

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Very pricey BUT not the value attached We had high expectations for this Seafood & Chop house.....but left disappointed
  40. LC

    LindaC

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it. Was not disappointed. Very well done. Food was amazing.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Courtney Room using the Order Online button. The Courtney Room also offers delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes. The Courtney Room also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (250) 940-4090.

The Courtney Room is rated 4.6 stars by 629 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 9 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Courtney Room

619 Courtney St Victoria, BC V8W 1B8

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Located at 619 Courtney Street, inside The Magnolia Hotel

  • Neighbourhood

    Victoria

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 7:00 am–11:00 pm Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 7:00 am–2:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 2:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Regional American (Northwest), Steakhouse, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Brian Tesolin

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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