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The Hallway, Victoria, BC

The Hallway

4.2
4.2
209 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Bistro
Local, Victoria BC, modern west coast restaurant, with a large cocktail, beer, and wine bar.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 3 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Bistro, Contemporary Canadian, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (778) 265-8988

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Alastair Burke

  • Catering

    Call us for info regarding catering an event

  • Private party facilities

    Call us for info regarding booking a private event

  • Neighbourhood

    Victoria

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 209 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Victoria

    Fit for Foodies

  • Victoria

    Hot Spot

  • Victoria

    Notable Wine List

  • Victoria

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and cocktails. We enjoyed watching the classic cars driving up and down the street in front of the restaurant. The service was great. Very friendly staff. One of my favourite Victoria restaurants.
  2. NF

    NicoleF

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience1
    Food is solid, but don’t book a nice evening when EVERYONE in the restaurant leaves at 7:45 to catch an 8 PM show at the local arena (unless you are also going to that show!) Too much stress on the kitchen, not enough front house stuff and then leaves you sitting in a cavernous restaurant with 5 others.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Boise

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great food Small menu Few choices
  4. AR

    AshleyR

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous place amazing cocktails and food
  5. BT

    BarbaraT

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Nice atmosphere good food and service plus great cocktails.
  6. MC

    MaverickCHICK

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a delightful experience at The Hallway. Welcomed by Andre our server & started off fresh with both an alcoholic cocktail & an amazing mocktail for my son. Their Mocktail menu rivals their Cool Cocktails, made with both creativity, yum & love! We both ordered the Scallops w/squid ink risotto with roasted fennel & beautifully plated with edible flowers. It was the best risotto of all of risotto-loving years, that I have ever tasted! The scallops were cooked perfectly, hot & crisp & tasty outside & melt in your mouth inside the tasty morsels! We enjoyed our dining experience immensely. It's just a hop, skip & a jump from centre-core downtown, only go a few blocks further to support & enjoy this locally owned restaurant. You will not be disappointed with it, in fact I think they will have you returning again& again. See you there!
  7. RZ

    RobynZ

    Vancouver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    It was an excellent experience! The food was unique and thoughtful. So delicious. And the service was above and beyond.
  8. HP

    HPS01

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Excellent food and service. Interesting menu options. May not be for the big eater but perfect for us
  9. M

    Madi

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Lovely staff and good food. Enjoyed a quiet, delicious meal with some cocktails and Prosecco. We will be back!
  10. LN

    LNHu

    Vancouver

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Had another great meal at The Hallwa
  11. G

    Genevieve

    Montreal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The food is absolutely delicious! The carpacio is to die for. The drinks are good and fun! The deco is ok but lacking a little something. They were out of a lot of the wines we chose and the red one was room temperature. Good service, friendly staff.
  12. BV

    BruceV

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience1
    We wouldn't recommend this restaurant. Menus were not available - still doing the Covid phone thing. The music, decor and tableware didn't support the good food. The restaurant was 15% full when Savor and L'Ecole were fully booked. The biggest drawback was the very poor decor.Like eating in a church basement.
  13. LL

    LisanLuke

    Orlando

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service, and atmosphere!
  14. S

    Susanna

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Really nice vibe in this restaurant, good music choices. Terrific cocktails. Great staff. Food is excellent although portions are small (I'm thinking of the "cheese plate" specifically). Linguini was perfect.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    Owner a bit arrogant and rude. Salmon was under under cooked (still clear in the middle). Burger was underwhelming. Waitress was nice but didn’t see her entire time until time to pay and she started to chit chat. We left as soon as we were done “dinner” to have a second dinner and drink at another restaurant.
  16. CE

    ColinE

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great service. Quality food. Would go back…
  17. BM

    BlakeM

    Exclusive

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Well I know things are tough all over post pandemic - especially for restaurants- hard to keep staff, supply chain problems create rising prices etc. so I want to be a little gentle with this review. First the good - funky place, interesting decor, good vide … perfect place to go for a cocktail …. The place was pretty much empty when we arrived for dinner but an hour later it was hopping. And now the “not so good” …the food was “meh” at best - no subtle flavours to be found here - everything was over spiced (and not in a good way) we had the seared scallops (which were ok and the best of what we ate), kale Caesar (which we we told was chopped but wasn’t ), the cheese plate - which was frankly insulting …three tiny bites for 18.00? … and Boursin? Really? … you’ve got to be kidding! And the spaghetti Puttanesca (which was barely recognizable as the pretty standard Italian dish ). Now the service. A lot can be forgiven if the service is good and the staff well trained. Unfortunately this was not the case. Our server was unable to answer any questions we had about the food…what cheeses are on the cheese plate …they’re local..how is the puttanesca prepared …answer … the typical way. The bottom line, not deserving of the 4.6 rating by a long stretch (I suspect the reviews were by friends of the owners rather than from people who actually ate there) would I go again …maybe for drink and perhaps an appetizer (just to see whether there has been any improvement)
  18. A

    Allie

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience2
    Food: Absolutely minuscule portions, which is a change from last fall when portions were decent. Their photos make it look like the plates are generous - they really are not. We were still hungry when we left. Service: Desultory. The details: They advertise shareable plates, but that is a laugh. The "cheese plate" had three tiny pieces of cheese - two teaspoons of a creamy soft cheese, one tiny triangle of brie, enough for a small cracker... and a sliver of hard cheese - there is nothing sharable about this. There is not even enough for one! This was $18.00 The main course I chose was the braised beef, which was tender and delicious. It arrived with four pieces of gnocchi and there was maybe 4 oz of beef, if that, and a bit of broccolini. This cost $38.00. Appalling. The $20.00 burger one of us had was quite small and cut in half - perhaps to make it look like a bigger potion on the plate? One of us got the mussels and had to ask for extra bread. They said the sauce was bland. One of us got the risotto and was disappointed that it advertised it had asparagus but there was none to be seen or tasted. Again, an unusually small portion, leaving the eater hungry enough to order fries after. For the pleasure of spending over $300 on a meal for 4, I do think one ought to leave feeling satisfied. We spent over $50/per person, and left feeling like we could eat another dinner and we are not big eaters! This bill included bottle of white wine for $44 and 3 cocktails for $45, but that is still over $200 for a pathetic amount of food. We won't be back.
  19. TZ

    TyroneZ

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Tasty inventive cocktails, puttanesca pasta was flavourful and pasta was cooked perfectly
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was great. The food was delicious and clever. The cocktails were absolutely incredible.
  21. S

    Samantha

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was yummy & well plated. Nothing particularly inventive or new on the menu but it was a good variety and well executed. The foccocia and smoked butter, and albacore tuna were the highlights of the meal. Thank you!
  22. SP

    SusanP

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is our new favorite resto. Every time we have a out of town visitors it is one of our first places to introduce and always is a hit. Jeremy is a delightful host and his team provide a great experience. The food and drinks are always delicious. Sometimes depending on the timing and how busy they are it can be quite loud.
  23. K

    Krissy22

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Food and drink are tremendous. They were short on serving staff (understandably).
  24. BW

    BevW

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    What a great find in downtown Victoria! The Hallway strives to offer locally and sustainably sourced foods. Everything is made from scratch, even the ketchup for the fabulous salt and pepper fries. The Kale Caesar Salad was beautifully presented, and tasted great. Our favourite was the Focaccia bread with olive tapenade and balsamic drizzle. Looked gorgeous and tasted even better. We tried these offerings from the Happy Hour menu and now can’t wait to go back for a full meal.
  25. r

    relishingduo

    Las Vegas

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another amazing dinner at The Hallway. This may be "the" best restaurant in Victoria. If you have not eaten here you are missing out.
  26. NB

    NikkiB

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always outstanding food at The Hallway, and the new 5 course tasting menu did not disappoint!
  27. AR

    AnthonyR

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic restaurant, the drinks were beautiful and delicious. Friends did the tasting menu and were raving! Will definitely partake next time.
  28. p

    pazzalita

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Have always loved this building and am glad to see it being used once again as a fun and yummy place to go for food/drink. Food was varied and exceptionally prepared and our server and the hosts were welcoming and friendly. Cocktails were SO good and nice to see non-alcoholic ones available also. One recommendation would be to change the tables at the front of the restaurant (by windows) to ones that are shorter...as a 5'4 person, it would have been uncomfortable to eat there. It's also darker there as there is no overheard lighting. In this restaurant's previous incarnation, the front space was a stage, so it wasn't an issue for diners. As it was, we asked for a table with more light so my Mum could see her food and we were moved to a table in the centre of the space that had better lighting.
  29. SP

    SusanP

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Jeremy made the whole experience even better he offered great service. Attentive and offer great suggests for amazing tasting cocktails which have all been developed for and by the restaurant. The food was delicious I had the sable fish, my husband had the duck and our guest had the spaghetti each of the dishes did not fail to delight. We started with the two charcuterie boards again delicious. It is now one of our favorite new restaurants here in Victoria. We will definitely come back and bring our future visitors. Susan P
  30. SC

    SarahC

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a fun place to be! Food and drinks were excellent. Great for friends or a romantic night out.
  31. TB

    TravisB

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Trendy place with great cocktails. Food is on point, even creamed spinach is bursting with flavor. They seem like they're a little understaffed (like all restaurants right now), but our server had a hustle and somehow felt attentive nonetheless.
  32. IP

    IrmaP

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yummy food Warm olives were divine! Great cocktails Awesome staff
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food and drinks. Amazing ambiance. A new place to go for dinner - yay!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite food in Victoria!
  35. BP

    BorisP

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent cocktails (next time we'll bring a teetotaler along as the DD :-). We had only an appetizer each which were also excellent. The staff is very attentive, helpful and knowledgeable. The background music was almost entirely unknown to us, some of it interesting nevertheless, but that just reflects our age (not quite as old as the first Mai Tai, but close ;-). We'll be back!
  36. EN

    EricN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere. Menu was perfect. Meals were very good. Drinks were amazing
  37. LB

    LongB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    This was our first experience with the restaurant. We were very pleasantly surprised with the quality of the food and the ambience of the room. The staff were very professional, though a bit busy, but we were very happy with the experience. We will be back!
  38. G

    susanaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great time at the Hallways, good food, delicious Cocktails and wonderful friendly service.
  39. m

    mspurevanilla

    Vancouver

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    I have been a few times and enjoy the ambience, lighting and energy. The service is wonderful, always. The cocktail menu is fun, whimsical and I love that the drinks are named after famous songs. Do try the "Purple Rain"! I'm afraid the meals, however, are becoming quite expensive in relation to what you are getting .3 tiny scallops for $20+ or a very tiny piece of lingcod for $30+ seems a bit much. The food is still delicious, no question. I'm not looking for so-called American portions, but somewhat larger portions than what is currently being plated is a gentle suggestion. I will continue to come back, as I like the vibe, energy and effort everyone puts into this place. It's truly a little gem. Maybe I'll just have to drink more and eat less!
  40. JM

    JessicaM

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and cocktails. Our server was attentive and managed my allergies really well. Would definitely recommend this restaurant.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • 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

The Hallway offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (778) 265-8988.

The Hallway is rated 4.2 stars by 209 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 3 times today
Google Map for The Hallway

1724 Douglas St Victoria, BC V8W 2G7

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood

    Victoria

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Bistro, Contemporary Canadian, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Alastair Burke

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (778) 265-8988

  • Catering

    Call us for info regarding catering an event

  • Private party facilities

    Call us for info regarding booking a private event

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