Vista 18 Restaurant + Lounge

4.4
917 reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Regional American (Northwest)
Please note that on March 29 the Provincial Health Officer amended the existing provincial health order. These amendments are in place until April 19 and will have an effect on the following amenities:

Vista 18 and Clive's Classic Lounge:
All in restaurant dining is suspended. Room service will be offered in limited capacity until April 19 and hours are subject to change. Please view our website for up to date information. Clive's Classic Lounge will open their patio on April 2 for afternoon/evening service. Please visit our website or social media pages for updates on hours of operation.

After April 19: we will return to service hours noted.

Our new Vista 18 explores the bounty of our region by working with the best farmers and fishermen BC has to offer. Not shy about infusing a global approach to our island home, Vista 18 is sure to please with cuisine that is Authentic, Local and Elevated….

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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 917 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
4.6
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4.5
Ambience
4.2
Value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Nick
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4Food5Service1Ambience4

Food and venue were great. Never had worse table service! Rude, grumpy and short. Clearly our waiter didn’t want to be there and felt the same about us!

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AlexandreAlmeida
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. Vista Breakfast + Belgian Waffle = 10/10

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BoydG
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Always great and always enjoyed. Our last visit was great but the gentleman at the next table with his phone on speaker learning another language was a little annoying but only lasted for 10 minutes. The staff, ambiance, decor, food, etc were all amazing.

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BirthdayGirl
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Service & view were fantastic! I do like going to Vista 18 for special occasions - it is a nice, fancy restaurant with great, professional servers. I would go more often if the food was a bit more even. The Blackened Centre-cut Ribeye was like butter and the bacon-wrapped carrots were to die for, but the sirloin steaks were very tough (one med-rare, the other medium). The complimentary birthday truffles were a sweet touch but weren't special, while the Mexican themed spicy ice cream was absolutely excellent. Thanks again to our great server.

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JasonP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff were friendly and helpful. Food was great, wine was fantastic, views stunning

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vipDKDK
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had dinner after an outdoor concert. Very few tables occupied meant that received attentive service. Nice selection of BC wines, had an opportunity to try before deciding. Food was excellent. Great views live up to its name.

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MarionF
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our first restaurant experience in over a year was superb. The sockeye salmon special was so delicious. The view....incredible.

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LoneAxiom
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our experience was everything we hoped for! Great view, delicious food and complimentary Mimosas on account my wife and I being newlyweds. One of the best restaurants in Victoria in my opinion.
We look forward to our next visit.

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DerekK
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our time at Vista 18 was incredible and largely in part to Alex, the manager who made our engagement a special occasion to remember for a lifetime. Alex demonstrated a level of customer service that is rarely seen, from attentive correspondence, friendly demeanor, and a genuine interest in making our special night as perfect as can be I could not ask for anymore. In addition the staff were beyond friendly, the food was great, and drinks mixed perfectly. A huge kudos to Vista 18, Alex and the whole team for their amazing service, we will definitely by coming back next year!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience3

Ordered the rib eye med rare and it came well done. Sent it back and it came back with a cut through it and medium. It was not good.

Salmon was perfectly cooked and really good.

Appetizers weren’t very flavourful.

The view was nice though.

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anthonyd
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Good waiter and made several good suggestions. Daily special thoroughly enjoyed and the rib eye steak was very tasty and arrived medium rare as ordered.

Desserts especially the lime cheesecake very delicious.

Wish there were a few more options for appetizers but I suspect that will come as the restaurant ramps up to full service.

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RodV
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience1

When I made the booking I made it quite clear that we were celebrating an anniversary and would like a nice table. And not just any, but our 50th. Needless to say the table we ended up with was probably the worst one in the restaurant. My wife was facing a concrete wall with the reflection of the sun blinding her. We requested another table and ended up with the one we should have got from the start.
Not sure what the servers problem was other than a superiority complex. Did kind of an eye-roll when we had our own bottled water. My wife can't drink the water in Victoria since it makes her sick.
Then we asked her to take the menu away after we ordered and she had some other snide remark about having to bring it back to order desert. Of course when we got to desert she made a reference to having to bring it back. This was all very subtle but annoying to us none the less.
We have eaten at Vista 18 several times before but this was by far the worst experience when it should have been the best.
My wife took it all in stride but I was upset at not having the evening meet my expectations. The initial table seating was outrageous. Don't people read the special request memos?

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DaBoy
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went to Vista18 for our wedding anniversary. The view is amazing. The food was excellent and the service with exceptional.
Thank you.

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MorganL
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We enjoyed our brunch at Vista 18. The view was incredible, food was delicious (we both had the crab cake eggs benny). Perfect way to celebrate our anniversary.

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Mike
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We had a amazing time.
Great service and loved our spot.
We will be back.

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GertieandCompany
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience2

We were seated very quickly and the service was excellent. However, we were put in a corner although we asked for a special location for our 20th wedding anniversary. This was very disappointing. The food was OK but lacked a little flavour but otherwise it was a nice experience. The menu was short and not enough choices.

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BrentC
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

feel like the waiter forgot about us a few times. The view was great and the food was decent, not a 5 star place but would definitely go back for the veiw.

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DennisM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience2

This med to high priced restaurant did not deliver. I ordered the duck breast. Duck is difficult to cook correctly, but if it is on the menu, one expects the cook to be up to the challenge. It was over-cooked, tough and tasteless. If alone, I would have sent it back, but then my fellow diner would have been eating alone while waiting for my new dish. Not recommended

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CristianK
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

The food was cold and when sent back came back still cold and the service was horrible.

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BoniH
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

The staff/service was excellent as were the views of the city. We were able to converse with our friends without having to raise our voices as is the case in many restaurants in Victoria.
My Ribeye steak was a little chewy but that was the only negative I can report.
A lovely evening.
Cheers
Mark

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ErinD
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Spectacular views, service was beyond and the food was delicious. Highly recommend.

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MarkD
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, amazing view !! If you have a anniversary or special date, this is the place to go !!!

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GailG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious. Beautiful view. Very enjoyable dinner.

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MelanieS
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service, yummy food and the view was spectacular!

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CherylT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent in all ways! Except steak that 2 people ordered was overdone.
Recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent service, and good food!

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JillT
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Our food was delicious and the staff were very friendly. The standard creme brûlée was divine.

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EricK
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Fabulous server - do not remember her name but she’s been there since 2006 and was the best server ever!! She went above and beyond. (Has brown curly hair)

Food was great! I personally didn’t like the lamb burger, but that’s my fault because I should have gotten the beef (preference)

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AlanJ
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall4Food2Service2Ambience3

Very disappointed with the food as we were expecting much better.

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Cathy
Edmonton
23 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

The food was very good, our appetizer was a bit disappointing,we chose the calamari. The service was good however the waiter was a bit sarcastic at times and seemed short of temper. overall we had a nice time and would go back hoping to have a different waiter.

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Holly
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Hands down the best food I’ve eaten at a restaurant, topped with outstanding service and an exceptional atmosphere. The sunset over the inner harbor was amazing. Will definitely be going again. 6-stars out of 5.

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davidc
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

our service was very good our main dinner was also good but the desert was for both of us a let down needs work

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LoriS
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were celebrating our daughters high school graduation and we had a fantastic evening. Nicole, our server, was wonderful! The food was excellent! The view….well…how could you go wrong!! Thank you!!!

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lindaH
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Spectacular views. newly renovated. Went for brunch, I had traditional bennie, wife had crab cake bennie. Unfortunately, the crab cakes were singed, but the price was adjusted.Prices were very good, competitive with less classy places.

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Rossifer
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The food was excellent with large servings...we definitely were not hungry after leaving (like some fancy restaurants). The only fault, if I must be honest, is that they added salt to my rib eye steak and made it a little too salty.

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gjcr
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall2Food1Service5Ambience4

First up - we are aware that the virus restrictions have posed problems for restaurants.
Waitress Nicole was fine, although sadly for her she was not busy.
Food was disappointing.
Because of the food we could not recommend the place to anyone, and we will be asked.
Please note we are experienced travelers and are not particularly fussy. However we do know when the food is not up to standard.

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PatriciaG
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Three of us dined at Vista 18. Two of us had duck and one had chicken. For drinks one had Pinot Grigio and I had a red sangria. The duck had a red currant sauce and it came with potato croquettes, which were not listed on the menu. With the fresh vegetables, it was delicious. Our other companion enjoyed his roast chicken with shrimp. Great views all around . It was expensive.

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Percy
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a beautiful meal, nice to be in such a gorgeous place for our first meal since Covid!

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BruceE
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Very welcoming staff and observed Covid 19 protocol and explained to diners not to move from table to table as we came in 3 groups. Nice view from that 18th floor and will recommend friends to come and try their food and enjoy a relaxing night.

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MelanieG
Calgary
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such a friendly staff, excellent service, great food and the view is amazing.

FAQs

Vista 18 Restaurant + Lounge is rated 4.4 stars by 917 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.