Steamship Grill & Bar

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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Seafood
Come to Steamship Grill & Bar as you are. There you will unwind; feeling more relaxed, refreshed and refueled as your visit unfolds. Casual, yet upscale, the atmosphere will be comfortable and welcoming to locals and visitors to the Inner Harbour. The decor honours the heritage of the working waterfront with elements that compliment the timeless quality of the original Steamship Terminal building.



Our chef’s approach will emphasize hand-crafted and ethically produced ingredients featuring British Columbia and, in particular, Vancouver Island ranchers, micro-brewers, vintners and artisanal producers that share his vision and passion for fresh, local & sustainable.



Our bar features the best local and international wines including 8 signature by-the-tap varietals. Our draught selection features local breweries dedicated to their craft.



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4.1based on recent ratings
4.0
Food
4.2
Service
4.3
Ambience
3.9
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LF
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

The entire dine around town menu was excellent with the exception of the Sirloin steak option. Three people out of six at our table ordered the steak and it was served very under cooked for medium and ended up being quite tough. Other than that all the other course options were excellent.

CW
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Jake was a great server! Very friendly & helpful. Our first Dine Around experience at Steamship Grill with out of town guests. Great menu. They were pleased. We were pleased.

TW
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

We went there during the Dine Around Victoria promotion and we were very pleased with the quality of food, the value (of course), the ambiance but, the one thing that stood out was the service. Our waiter checked in at times without being intrusive and made sure our courses and drinks came on time. We will definitely be back.

DS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Went to dine around victoria the food here was great we sat out side and noise level was good had a great and caring waitress thank u for a good experience

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience3

This is the second time I’ve been since it’s opened, the food was super salty and I like salt. The server never asked how the food was even tho I didn’t eat much off my plate. I went for my bday with my husband and we were out in a really loud corner or the restaurant. I can honestly say I would never go here again. Disappointed all around... I would not recommend unfortunately

AC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious! Great selection on the menu.
The whiskey crab bisque is amazing!

AW
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

4Th year in a row for New Years Eve and have not had a bad meal or bad service. we will be back next new Years if not before.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

Food presentation was bland food was a bit cold.
No knives with our steaks.
Waitress was cool.

DG
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great food. I wish I was there during the daylight since it looks like it would have an amazing view. Seats are kind of uncomfortable if you are staying for a long dinner.

JL
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

A very cool location for a restaurant and the menu had something for everyone. Our server was amazing, very friendly and efficient.

SJ
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

That was my first experience eating at your establishment and we both LOVED it. The lady that served us was so attentive and nice to speak with. I would highly recommend Steamship to anyone and will make sure I tell my friends how wonderful the whole experience was.

Keep up the good work as some restaurants are good one time and not the next so please keep up the great work!

Sheila Johnson

SM
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

We were having a quick bite before a movie on Friday night. The service was fine. The food on the other hand, not so fine. $16.95 for 2 overcooked jumbo prawns. That’s right, 2!
This to me screams arrogance. Also these 2 prawns were covered in sauce and still in the shell, so messy and awkward to eat!! This is our second and last visit. It was a rip off..

OT
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

The ceaser salad was wilty and the person who had it was ill the next day
The steaks were.done to perfection however there were not enough vegetables with it
The mussels were delicious!

B
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

The staff were very accommodating and obliging, changing our reservations time for us twice when our taxi kept not showing up. The service was friendly, welcoming, and fairly timely. The food was adequate but nothing special which was the consensus of all of the people in my party, all of whom had different dishes. The prices aren’t cheap and I wouldn’t be in a hurry to return given the overall experience.

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Was accidentally overcharged but quickly fixed.
Food was awesome. Service was great

PS
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Great bartender who was our server. One out of three meals wasn’t great. Overall good experience and recommend to others.

GB
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed wine and applies as a birthday celebration and, overall, we were very pleased. The disappointment was that wings were not available and the substitute prawn dish was less than interesting. The roasted Brussel sprouts were superb as were the cauliflower “hot wings”. Our server, Josh, was excellent.

KR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience2

The staff were rude and patronizing. There were mice running all over the patio. Food was ok. The view was amazing.

MA
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

We enjoyed our experience there. Had good service and would go again.

SY
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a delicious beet salad, friendly staff, nice environment, very enjoyable...

MN
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Excellent setting, ambiance, and food. Can’t wait to come back.

S
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience5

Beautiful location and the manager was super friendly. However the waiter was pretty much MIA for the entire meal and while the food was good, it was entirely over priced for what was delivered. Value just wasn't there.

a
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience2

The food wasn't as good as I was expecting. The restaurant had so many vacant seats for a Saturday night when we walked in..was a sign right away not a popular venue.

I put Date Night on the online reservation and thought maybe something special would be done but nothing happened. Not sure what the point of that was?

I had halibut fish and chips. The batter oily and the coslaw mediocre.

SW
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

Our first visit to this venue. While we found the food delicious, it seemed that no one paid attention to my reservation request, and so I had to explain it to both the gentleman that seated us, as well as our server. There was 3 of us, one of the place settings was missing a fork and i had to ask 3 times over a 30 minute period before it finally came to our table.

Once we got past the initial bumps, we found the meal to be delicious and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

JH
Anchorage
12 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

A view seat in the harbor side is the best thing about this restaurant. The food was good, but nothing stood out and I can’t understand why they sprinkled loads of regular black pepper all over the flatbread.

K
Edmonton
27 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The patio looking out to the harbor and the Fairmont Empress is a wonderful environment to sip on great cocktails and slurping super fresh oysters. The food is excellent, service great. Highly recommend.

SA
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Lovely room and excellent location (one of the top patios in Victoria, and window seats inside also have a great view). Food was pricey for standard quality - you really pay just for the setting, but that is pretty great. Service was casual but competent.

SL
Edmonton
10 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The food was INCREDIBLE! Will definitely be going back, soon.

DR
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience2

The Grill was very busy and noisy with large groups having fun.
We were taken to our table 1/2 hour after reservation time, they sat us at the bar first. Reservation time 7:30 pm on Friday Sept 20, 2019. Kitchen got behind, it added to extra time waiting for food.
None the less, we enjoyed our server and food. It turned out to be a pretty good evening, considering we were celebrating a double birthday.

M
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

This restaurant offers a superb patio setting, with a panoramic view of the harbour and all its fascinating activity. The food was excellent and the service was friendly and professional.

GR
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

GREAT FOOD! Wonderful view of Victoria Harbour activities. Good service. Will go again when ever we have a chance.

BP
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service which really makes the entire experience wonderful. We will be back again for sure.

T
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience3

We found the halibut overdone. They were understaffed and the bathrooms were not clean.

LU
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a delight to invite guests to the Steamship Grill! It just never disappoints!

MH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dinner on a Saturday night, outside with heaters to take away the chill, aa great view of the harbor, Gabby as the knowledgeable, friendly wait person, 3 piece combo playing soft background music, food prepared just right - it doesnt get any better than that!!+

CB
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

I found the
Menu to be very
Limited and the fish tacos were not very flavourful. The staff were very nice.

JA
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience2

I made a reservation but couldn’t request outdoor seating until we arrived at the restaurant. I feel if I make a reservation I should be given the option to reserve an outdoor table at the same time. The best seating is outside and I will not make another booking unless I am guaranteed an outdoor table when I make the reservation.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience5

The food itself was delicious but they had to have the absolute slowest service. It's worth going If you have two and a half hours for dinner. I also mention we were a very small party of 3.

G
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience1

We arrived for a 730pm reservation and were told the empty tables we could see in the restaurant weren’t available to us because they had no servers available. We waited for 20 minutes and eventually asked to be seated at a table in the lounge. But we needed to bus the table so we could sit there. Lol. The man working at the front and seating guests was out of his element and not competent.

Clearly this place is very understaffed and poorly managed. Too bad since it is such a great location. We are local so we will check to see if the reviews improve and maybe try again after the peak tourist season is over...

VS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

Salmon was Overcooked and salty. Few vegan options at dinner

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