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Vista 18 Restaurant + Lounge, Victoria, BC

Vista 18 Restaurant + Lounge

4.4
4.4
1226 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Regional American (Northwest)
Serving Canadian Regional Cuisine, Vista 18 complements it's 18th floor views of Victoria's inner harbour and Juan de Fuca Strait with a locally inspired menu focusing on sustainable and fresh ingredients. Our versatile wine list and knowledgeable staff will help you choose the perfect wine to pair with your dinner while you enjoy the sights in our contemporary dining room.

Open for breakfast, happy hour & dinner 7 days a week. Reservations are always recommended to ensure the opportunity to see all of beautiful Victoria and the surrounding area. For reservations of groups over 6+, please give us a call!

Additionally, our lounge is open 7 days a week (with happy hour offered daily) and is non-reservable. Seating in our lounge is based on a first come, first serve basis.

We look forward to you joining us and we can't wait to serve you!

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 15 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Regional American (Northwest), Seafood, Steak

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am Sat, Sun 7:00 am–12:30 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:30 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (250) 382-9258

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Mike Dunlop

  • Private party facilities

    Our "Harbour Room" provides sweeping views of Victoria's inner harbour and the Olympic Peninsula. We can accommodate groups from 12 to 50. Please go to https://chateauvictoria.com/meetings-events/ and fill out the "Meetings & Events Inquiry Form" at the base of the page and a member of our sales team will be in touch!

  • Private party contact

    Vista 18: (250) 382-9258

  • Neighbourhood

    Victoria

  • Cross Street

    Fairfield Rd

  • Parking Details

    Complimentary parking is provided based on availability. Please acquire a parking pass at our front desk in the hotel lobby.

  • Public Transit

    1/2 block from Vista 18 is Douglas Street which is one of the main routes for our transit system. Some of the main routes with stops here are 1, 2, 2A, 4, 7, 7N, 21, 27, 28, 30, 31, 70 and 75. For full details, please visit www.bctransit.com.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,226 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
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Victoria

    Best Ambience

  • Victoria

    Brunch

  • Victoria

    Romance

  • Victoria

    Scenic View

  • Victoria

    Special Occasion

  • Victoria

    Most Booked

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  1. L

    Linds

    Manchester

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    The food and the views were excellent but overall our evening was spoilt by poor service. Waitress was very friendly and chatty at the outset but was slow to take our order, it took one and a half hours to get our main, and waitress totally forgot about us in the interim. She just seemed to vanish and we even had to call over another waiter to get a water refill.
  2. P

    Penny2

    Edmonton

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    What makes this large hotel breakfast buffet breakfast different is the quality of local ingredients they use. Otherwise it was not exceptional, although quite satisfactory.
  3. MK

    MurrayK

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Beautiful view...menu options good...wine offerings good...staff competent and friendly. Priced reasonably both wine and food. I will be back.
  4. T

    Tinka

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Chef accommodated our specials requests. Great view!
  5. LC

    LarryC

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent and our server was appropriately attentive. Thanks for a great evening!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was absolutely delicious and our server Nicole was very friendly and efficient. She knew the menu very well and always had a smile on her face. The views are spectacular. I highly recommend Vista 18
  7. V

    Victoria

    Vancouver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    I didn't enjoy my experience at Vista 18. They had everyone packed together at one side of the restaurant, making it hard for me to hear my wife. The tables are very close together. It was also uncomfortably hot on that side of the restaurant which was the side the sun was hitting. We had to draw down the blinds against the sun which negated the point of a top-floor restaurant, the view. The other half of the restaurant was cool and quiet, I don't understand why they didn't space us out. It would have made a big difference. I was so uncomfortable with the the noise and the heat, we left without ordering dessert. I didn't even finish eating dinner. I just wanted to get out of there. It was a special occasion, our 15th anniversary, and it wasn't the experience we were hoping for.
  8. JT

    JoshT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent time ! Great food! Great view! Only negative was the loud table next to us.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The key value feature of this place is the view, and for some reason the entire section of the restaurant with the premium views of the Inner Harbor was closed, apparently set up for next morning’s breakfast. Not a smart use of the space and very disappointing to us, as we were given a table with a primary view of the least impressive expanse of urban landscape on the edge of downtown. The chef’s selection, a brisket dish allegedly slow cooked for 24-hours, was inedible. The beef was tougher than shoe leather, and the mashed potatoes tasted horrible. That said, the service was very good, our server great, and he and the manager did everything they could to make it right, offering us the option for a credit, or to try again, with a complimentary dessert. I did give the brisket another try and while not great, round two was considerably improved and I did eat a good portion of the meat. My wife’s miso halibut was good. The fresh shucked oysters were great, and the cocktails really good. They made a great take on Cadillac Margarita and Gin and Tonic variations. Clarify and insist on seating with the Inner Harbor view and you’ll be well taken care of.
  10. CW

    ChristieW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Didn’t get a harbour table but had expected that as there are only a few. Food was amazing. Service top notch. Was much more casual than we were expecting which was nice
  11. TF

    TrevorF

    Montreal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience1
    A fine place. Good food. I’m just annoyed that I was seated at the worst table there when many others, it turned out, remained available.
  12. KM

    KatieM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Was an over all great experience ad a bit of an issue but the team was kind enough to resolve no problem, thank you again to our server Lauren for being a rock star!
  13. BR

    BarryR

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great view, good meal and efficient service. Ordered bottle of white wine that was served not chilled.
  14. RO

    RandyO

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Finally a restaurant that tries hard to do everything right and expects to earn our business.
  15. DD

    DiandDave

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was very attentive and polite. Dinner was lovely and perfectly done. Loved the ambiance and views are great. We will certainly return for another meal in the future. Thanks for a lovely evening.
  16. K

    Kate

    Pittsburgh

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Vista is wonderful, wonderful, wonderful! A must visit while in Victoria!
  17. JD

    JasonD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb selection, service, food, drinks, and view.
  18. R

    Rossifer

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The view is outstanding and is a must see. If the restaurant is quiet, you can walk around to see 360 degrees. The food is delicious and well displayed and properly sized (no need for a 32 oz. steak). Tuesday nights are quiet and a great time to visit this landmark.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Come for the view- which is amazing. The food was mediocre at best.
  20. a

    alistrueby

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing, the service even better. Our server was super attentive, recommended a wonderful tasting wine. Over all a 10/10 dining experience
  21. g

    grante

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience1
    About what was expected from the other reviews, The restaurant itself was excellent. Food was alright but not worth going back for. Service was great. The staff however sat us right next to a stag Ette. The girls where having fun but super loud. Doesn't seem like the right venue for a party and a staff didn't seem to mind. Wont be back
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and food were superb. The view was spectacular from all directions. And the price was very reasonable.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Food was just average. Nothing memorable
  24. ES

    ElaineS

    Calgary

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    A great bday dinner w friends. We had the Cesar’s mussels for appetizers, they were delicious, a bit spicy, served with marinated green beans, and crusty bread. For main, the pork osso bucco, with the sage roasted gnocchi, on a carrot puree. It was very good but the osso bucco could have use a bit more sauce. The lamb steak was perfectly cooked, the pea cakes great. We had a amazing red wine.
  25. GK

    GlenK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It was a special occasion dinner and we had the best table in the house (in our opinion!). Our server Lauren was awesome - so friendly and attentive. Everyone enjoyed their meals that were cooked to perfection. We will be back and bring others. Can't beat those sunsets!
  26. J

    Jocko

    Calgary

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Beautiful views! Food was great! Our server Loren was the best- super friendly/ helpful in suggestions of the menu!! Enjoyed it and would definitely go back!!
  27. f

    fenthor

    Indiana

    18 reviews

    2.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    Nice views of the city, good service, but the food….not good. They need a chef who can cook! Everything on the menu looked good, but it just wasn’t.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Edmonton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful sunset views and great food!
  29. JP

    JillP

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great views of the whole downtown. We both had the steak and it was very good. Service was attentive and friendly.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Good food, good view, a nice time was had by all.
  31. KP

    KarolP

    Vancouver

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a very nice venue!
  32. LG

    LuvGudFood

    Toronto

    79 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service and food. Our server was warm, welcoming and unobtrusively attentive, keeping us informed about food ingredients and timing. Quality (although pedestrian) appetizers were tasty. Passionfruit Mojito was refreshing and nicely balanced. Terrific food - loved the Green Curry Duck. A superb view capped off a fantastic eve. Definitely a must.
  33. AJ

    AngelaJ

    Edmonton

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Loved the cubicle type design so you had privacy from other diners. The service and food were fantastic! We ordered the sesame tuna and the steak and it was absolutely delicious. I would have appreciated bread on the tables though, rather than being charged for it. Just little things that make the dining experience more pleasurable.
  34. g

    gilberth

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    A very enjoyable experience. Good food and spectacular views ( weather permitting)
  35. AS

    AnnS

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Unfortunately the restaurant is not open for lunch and closes at 12;00. We had a delightful breakfast visit with excellent service but were the only ones left at 11:45, and felt compelled to leave as the cleaning staff were rolling in. They tried to be unobtrusive but had work to do so we moved along earlier than we might have if we did not feel that we were in the way.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    We love Vista 18 - but the lamb was terrible, the tuna did not have enough sauce. Just an off meal for us after so many great ones! My son already went back and had another great meal.
  37. DR

    DawnR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous views, friendly staff, and wonderful food. We brought two American friends who had arrived on a cruise ship and they loved it.
  38. LW

    LeeW

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Food was underwhelming. Not what we expect for the price we paid.
  39. SW

    SuzanneW

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    View of the city that can’t be beat. Good menu choices for gluten free eating. Have been there twice, and had the breakfast bowl. Potatoes both times have been over cooked…and were also on my two guests plates as well this time. Otherwise, no complaints…and will be back next time in Victoria.
  40. SS

    SarahS

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service from Michelle - food was outstanding. Had the fresh oysters and leg of lamb. The banana foster brûlée was magnificent. Highly recommend this place.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • 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

FAQs

Vista 18 Restaurant + Lounge is rated 4.4 stars by 1226 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 15 times today
Google Map for Vista 18 Restaurant + Lounge

740 Burdett Ave Victoria, BC V8W 1B2

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Fairfield Rd

  • Neighbourhood

    Victoria

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am Sat, Sun 7:00 am–12:30 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:30 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Bar Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Regional American (Northwest), Seafood, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Complimentary parking is provided based on availability. Please acquire a parking pass at our front desk in the hotel lobby.

  • Public Transit

    1/2 block from Vista 18 is Douglas Street which is one of the main routes for our transit system. Some of the main routes with stops here are 1, 2, 2A, 4, 7, 7N, 21, 27, 28, 30, 31, 70 and 75. For full details, please visit www.bctransit.com.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Mike Dunlop

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (250) 382-9258

  • Private party facilities

    Our "Harbour Room" provides sweeping views of Victoria's inner harbour and the Olympic Peninsula. We can accommodate groups from 12 to 50. Please go to https://chateauvictoria.com/meetings-events/ and fill out the "Meetings & Events Inquiry Form" at the base of the page and a member of our sales team will be in touch!

  • Private party contact

    Vista 18: (250) 382-9258

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