The Hallway

4.6
100 reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Bistro
Local, Victoria BC, modern west coast restaurant, with a large cocktail, beer, and wine bar.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • 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
What 100 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.7
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ToniK
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So wonderful to share The Hallway with Friends and Family. Could not have been happier with my Birthday celebration and seeing how everyone enjoyed their dinner and the evening. Thank you for all the special details

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Fredly
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and cocktails. Server was awesome. Really enjoyed the specials (salmon tartar and bolognese pasta).

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craigc
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Gnocchi was spectacular - great cocktails as well.

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GaryD
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed everything about our first visit. Great food, great service!
As a horticulturist please put that tragedy of a fiddle-leaf fig by the piano out of its misery. 😉😢😂
Fantastic evening! Thanks for your hospitality 😀

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TeresaB
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and fun drinks. Great spot for a date night or to meet up with friends.

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ClemensR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience3

The service was fantastic. Spot on management of the reservation, our focus for that part of the evening (cocktails and appies), and general interaction. The cocktails are innovative and excellent. The food was solid and shaded only in regard to how good the service and cocktails were. Definitely a go-back.

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Kell
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Overall cute place, but food was just ok. I found it extremely over priced for what you got. Trying to be fancy yet hip. Good place for a drink, not ideal for dinner.

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Foodie
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

This stuff was bussin! Only thing I wish is that the menu was a bit more descriptive. But food was amazeballs

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
24 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I’ve been to the Hallway a half dozen times now and every time they deliver perfection. It is one of the best restaurants I’ve been to and I’m very glad I found them.

Order the daily specials; they put a lot of care into them.

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KateW
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Creative and delicious food! Beautifully plated. This chef and excellent front of house staff deserve a better location and atmosphere to match the quality and sophistication of the food.

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NikkiB
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Fabulous food, amazing service. This place was new to us amd we loved it! Will be back for sure!

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noahd
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

We made a reservation on a recommendation from a friend and we’re very disappointed!
The doors were open assuming no air conditioning and the traffic sounds were very disturbing..we should have moved however we ordered and have to say the food was very disappointing including the very bad service considering there was only 2 other tables in restaurant and after food arrived nothing till we were asked if we wanted it boxed up and our response was we didn’t like it(my wife’s meal) ,the response was that’s too bad !
I asked for our bill and could not get out soon enough !!!Dirty dishes left in table from appetizers,had to ask for a new knife when our meals came…
We dine out regularly and regret spending $100 on a very bad meal !

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vipOpenTable Diner
Montreal
7 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Kendal was our server and she was patient and amazing! The food, drinks were so good. We loved our dinner getting back together with friends!

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vipmspurevanilla
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Deliciously creative food paired with fun cocktails (smoking cinnamon stick anyone?!) makes for a casual and enjoyable night out! Service was friendly, entertaining and authentic!

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AlexB
Vancouver
20 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience3

Second visit to the Hallway and while the service was disappointing, the food is exceptional. Examples of issues with service included half the table being served, but waiting 5 to 8 minutes for the remainder to receive their dishes (happened for both apps and mains, and only a party of 4). Also ordering a glass of wine to go with my appetizer (5 mins before service) only to receive 5 minutes after I was done. Interesting cocktail list, with all the ones we ordered being great. The food is the star here; not only the quality, but the presentation of all dishes was beautiful. The stand-outs were specials so no point commenting too much - but the lamb loin was just too good not to mention by name! Definitely have a look at the specials board. Because of the food we will give it another try or two but if the sub-par service persists it will be cut from our list.

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vipMillaM
Vancouver
16 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Best food in a long time!

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LisaM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So happy to be back at The Hallway! I'm a regular for their brunches but made it there for dinner this time, and it was fabulous! Creative cocktails and ambitious dishes, all done so well. Engaging and friendly staff round out a great experience. Can't wait for brunch to resume!

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CarlyR
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and fantastic service. Will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Most amazing food I’ve ever had! I went twice in one week. You must try the venison, the duck, the gnocchi and the fermented bread. Moon over Mexico cocktail was delicious.

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LaCo
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

In a city with no shortage of excellent restaurants, The Hallway stands out. The atmosphere is relaxed, and the food is outstanding, inventive, and bursting with flavour. I had gnocchi with chicken confit and my husband had a “French onion soup” burger. I am from Italy and I am always disappointed by gnocchi in restaurants — they are invariably too dense and heavy. These were the best gnocchi I have ever had. My husband said the burger was fabulous. We finished with a rhubarb and matcha cake with oat ice cream (!) which was as delicious as it was unexpected. And, the service was excellent. Such a great addition to an already great restaurant scene!

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ToniK
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

My Friend had the roasted Cauliflower and I has happy she enjoyed it as much as I had in the past. Great food, always a treat.

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StefanK
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

I had a date night here Tuesday evening to celebrate my wife's birthday. Fun and tasty cocktail selection. Very good tasting appies and mains topped off with friendly and helpful service. We didn't end up having any room for dessert so we'll have to try again next time.

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BillM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Casual but vibrant atmosphere. We (two) shared a starter, two entrees and dessert. It was all delish—beautiful and creative presentation, bursting with freshness and flavour and ample portions. Enjoyed the playlist and the upbeat service. We’ll be back for more!

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JosephC
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Enjoyed a great dinner. The food was flavourful and the cocktails were great!

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HollyM
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had such a great time at The Hallway. Our server was friendly, energetic and patient. The food was super tasty and we enjoyed every cocktail we tried and we had quite a few!

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Candace
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was awesome. Menu diverse.
Portions may actually be too big...

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Cc92
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One person from my party was vegan and there was no option for them. This was disappointing. But otherwise awesome experience.

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JoelK
Ottawa
6 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful meal, great service!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

It was a nice dinner. Nothing that I must to go back for. It was busy and they definitely could have used another server in but a good experience overall.

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DianaC
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The flavors were superb. Service was fun and efficient. A treat for a night out. It's a dining experience with moderate pricing.

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vipAndi
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service, wine list was extensive and unique.

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TiffanyM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience4

We informed our waitress we didn’t eat meat and only fish, so we ordered the kale salad and the squid. Waitress did not inform us there was sausage in it. Brought it up twice with her, she laughed it off. Kale salad was to die for.

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Hilary
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fabulous food and great service! Would definitely go back and recommend to a friend.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have tried every 4-5 star restaurant in Victoria and this is one of the top 3 by far!! Amazing food, great atmosphere, and great service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
20 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful gem for great food and drinks, whether for a date night or get together with friends or for business. Delighted to have discovered this wonderful place where menu changes with fresh seasonal ingredients. Every time we’ve dined here, service had been friendly and food has been exceptional.

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Gavraki
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

The food at the hallway was outstanding. Loved every dish we ordered, with the duck dish being the start.

Due to the physical distancing requirements, the restaurant could not put two small tables together for a 4 people. This made the dinner experience a little less pleasant as we had to rush eating the first dish so the next one could fit in the table.

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BobB
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had a terrific waiter who helped us navigate the menu. It is very eclectic. In a word: fusion. And everything we had was delicious. We found it a little noisy but not excessive. All in all, a pleasure

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HeatherD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing food and attentive service. Loved it for brunch.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing food and presentation

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brain
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

Great food and service, very fresh produce a d beautiful presentation. Nice wine selection. We definitively will come back

FAQs

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

The Hallway is rated 4.6 stars by 100 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.