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Victoria Harbour House, Victoria, BC

Victoria Harbour House

4.4
4.4
218 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Seafood
Looking out over Quadra Park and just a few steps from the inner harbor, Victoria Harbour House in Victoria, British Columbia is a wonderful place to bring family or friends. With a regular dining room, as well as private dining options, it is a fine dining experience not to be missed. Starters on the menu at Victoria Harbour House include plenty of fresh seafood and unique dishes like escargots bourguignon, carpaccio and an array of wonderful soups, bisques and salads. Main courses emphasize seafood, but there are also delectable grilled meats. Pasta dishes at Victoria Harbour House include meat and seafood choices and the milopita for dessert is an absolute essential.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 87 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (250) 386-1244

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Neighbourhood

    Victoria

  • Parking Details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 218 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Victoria

    Best Service

  • Victoria

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Victoria

    Romance

  • Victoria

    Special Occasion

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  1. R

    Ronski

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I had a very quiet, and scrumptious meal at the Harbour House. The oyster appy and the filet main were just excellent. We love this place!
  2. MB

    MelissaB

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent! Much fancier than it looks like from the outside. Great food and service!
  3. G

    G4ge

    Vancouver

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    the service was good, the meals were good, and prices were a bit high but everywhere is now.
  4. LA

    LorianA

    Vancouver

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Father's day
  5. LB

    LoriB

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were so happy with the food and service that we made reservation for dinner the next evening. James, our server, was FANTASTIC. He was friendly, professional and made the evening extra special.
  6. DP

    DianneP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed a delicious dinner in a quiet and elegant ambiance. Would strongly recommend.
  7. l

    lovetodineout

    Seattle

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the chateaubriand for two. It was perfect. I think it’s very hard to find a restaurant that does steak on the rare side of medium rare. They did it. The vegetables were also perfect. This is not our first visit. We dine here every time we are in Victoria. We are never disappointed
  8. SP

    SweetPea

    Vancouver

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Although I have lived in Victoria for many years this was my first visit to this restaurant- will certainly not be my last!!
  9. CT

    ChristyT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The food was excellent wine suggested was great really enjoyed our dinners
  10. DC

    DianeC

    Gold Coast

    25 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    They must have been short staffed as the service was very very slow. There was only one guy serving us but there seemed to be others waiters just hanging around.
  11. EH

    ElaineH

    Vancouver

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It was good. Getting a little pricy for seniors. Glad I could get a half portion.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mississippi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife and I were completely surprised when we selected Harbour House as a last minute dining section on our arrival to Victoria. We have traveled extensively and always try to find the most romantic setting for special occasions. From the time we entered the restaurant, until we walked out the door, we were warmly greeted and made to feel that our being there made them happy. . Our waitress, Victoria, was particularly pleasant and knowledgeable, guiding us in our selections. The trout almondine was cooked perfectly, but the hidden gem on the menu was the Seafood En Croute. This by far was one of the best dish we have ever tasted. Do yourself a favor and order it. My hat’s off to the chef! 5 stars!!
  13. BJ

    BrianJ

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience1
    I like the sign when you walk in the door “we dress up so you don’t have to” and that set the tone for a local restaurant that is projecting elegance with their menu pricing, wait staff dressed in black attire and white table cloths, but certainly wants you to be comfortable in whatever attire. The wait staff were quite experienced and wonderfully personable. The older gent that waited our table was great actually! Seems most folk there were ordering surf and/or turf, which is what I had - I had a special in fact that came with crab cakes for a starter. The crab cakes were lovely - in fact my wife ordered some herself after tasting those that came with my special. The BC wine suggested was also quite good, but when dinner arrived is when the pricing didn’t quite line up. I ordered a ribeye I’m figuring it will be a thick juicy steak. Juicy it was, smothered in onions and mushrooms - seasoned/cooked well, but thick it was not. The lobster tail I ordered was kinda tiny - I think I got like 4-5 bites after pulling it from its shell. My wife, who was wanting something less hefty, ordered lobster bisque for a main course - a favorite at other higher end restaurants we’ve been to, but this was like no bisque we had ever had (!) and tasted like beef gravy with bits of lobster tossed in and oddly gelatinous and brown in color - maybe it’s a Canadian thing? The decor of the place matched the menu “since 1980” - and it didn’t look like they had updated since. They should probably take down the hanging plants in plastic pots that don’t look very well watered too. With tip our tally came to $235 - the most expensive meal so far during our visit and, with regrets, I have to say that was pretty high price for what came out of the kitchen.
  14. SR

    SharonR

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We only come to Victoria once a year for a week. We traditionally book reservations at Harbour House on our last night with Bob, our favorite waiter. This year we were able to come twice in our week which was very special to us. Everything and everybody there are exceptionally terrific. Any time we know someone is coming to Victoria, we recommend Harbour House for their special evening. We love these guys and gals there. Oh, and the food is tops, especially the Caesar Salad made tableside.
  15. DG

    DavidG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely little restaurant. Great food and friendly staff. Definitely recommended.
  16. MV

    MarleneV

    Ottawa

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were a group of three. The crab cakes were the best we have had. Moist. We had halibut with mango ginger sauce which was the special of the day. Fabulous. Assortment of deserts , crème brûlée and cheesecake , both very good. Definately would recomend
  17. SM

    SteveM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We thoroughly enjoyed the strip loin steak dinner with trimming and drinks, everything was perfectly done and our server very attentive. A must to try👍
  18. P

    Patsy

    Palm Springs

    28 reviews

    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Food was okay. Service just okay. Really noisy. Probably due to the crowd and loud children.
  19. AV

    AureaV

    Edmonton

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Amazing rack of lamb
  20. m

    mmmfood

    Calgary

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Restaurant!! Amazing steak and lobster dinner
  21. SB

    SueB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely meal and great service. We had the halibut special.
  22. m

    matt

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Fantastic service & delicious food. Was told this is more of a locals spot, which was perfect. We’ll be back!
  23. RC

    RayC

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and food were excellent.
  24. PW

    PixW

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    My sisters and I take our parents to Victoria every May [missed during COVID- glad to see Harbour House survived]. This is mum and dad's absolute favourite restaurant! The service is outstanding. Dad's steak was cooked to perfection! Thanks for another great evening!
  25. RC

    RayC

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was exceptional and the meals were prepared promptly. The rainbow trout was excellent and cooked just right.
  26. V

    Victoria

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was fantastic and service was pretty good, considering they were short staffed. The person we had was very friendly and it was close to our hotel.
  27. F

    Fred

    Calgary

    67 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    You don’t find many restaurants like Harbor House. The servers were impeccably attired and attentive, food was presented in a timely manner, hot and delicious, the menu was varied and interesting. It felt like stepping back in time to an era that no longer exists in today’s hustle bustle.
  28. BH

    BobH

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food.
  29. RG

    RogerG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was served hot and delicious. I appreciated the low noise volume as I am hard of hearing. The server proved courteous and professional.
  30. W

    Willy

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolute perfection, We, family of four dined here for Mother’s Day. James our waiter, was so lovely, so attentive. Do not miss the steamed muscles! Between the steak and lobster, Salmon, and Sole we all gave it a 10 out of 10. Can’t wait to go back to try more menu items.
  31. JB

    JodieB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favourite spot for a wonderful meal when we visit Victoria. Simply the Best! Staff are amazing, food is always delicious. We always refer our friends when the travel. We hope to visit for many years to come.
  32. RM

    RonM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is first rate and good choices. Service is excellent with us always asking and getting Bob as our server who is very helpful and proficient. A joy on our periodic outings.
  33. K

    Kennyg

    Edmonton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and our server was efficient with a great sense of humour. A very comfortable dining experience
  34. JP

    JohnP

    San Francisco

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always a wonderful evening, Bob has been with the restaurant for 42 years, a real class act!
  35. JL

    JoanneL

    Las Vegas

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful Food and Service!
  36. DA

    DebbieA

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The service was outstanding and the food was good. We will go again when in Victoria.
  37. D

    Dick

    Calgary

    50 reviews

    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place rates 7 out of 5 stars! Server Julie would get 8… celebration of 51st wedding anniversary in fine fashion. Lamb was excellent as were the selected seafood entrees. Very attentive but not intrusive staff.
  38. LS

    LawrenceS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service great food. Our second visit but not our last. Great view from our window. Lovely all in all,!!!
  39. C

    Cristy

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Went here for dinner and ordered seafood fettuccine and special for the day - halibut with mango sauce. Both were delicious and recommendable. Staff were friendly and prompt.
  40. TE

    Tokyo4Ever

    Vancouver

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Overrated. Fish overcooked. Service really needs to improve.

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
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Victoria Harbour House does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes. Victoria Harbour House also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (250) 386-1244.

Victoria Harbour House is rated 4.4 stars by 218 OpenTable diners.

Victoria Harbour House does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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 87 times today
Google Map for Victoria Harbour House

607 Oswego St Victoria, BC V8V 4W9

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood

    Victoria

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Private Lot

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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