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Ocean Views at The Dining Room - The Dining Room - Oak Bay Beach Hotel, Victoria, BC

The Dining Room - Oak Bay Beach Hotel

4.5
4.5
209 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
Contemporary Canadian
Special occasions are best served in our intimate Dining Room; a cozy setting showcasing the very best of the Pacific Northwest. With stunning ocean views and just 18 seats, the atmosphere of the Dining Room is unmatched by any other fine dining restaurant in the city.

Located adjacent to the elegant Grand Lobby, The Dining Room offers personal and attentive service in an intimate setting perfect for any occasion. The casual yet sophisticated space additionally features floor-to-ceiling ocean views for dining in Victoria, BC that is beyond comparison.

Currently offering a 4 course Table d'Hote, set menu ($129 per person) with wine pairings (additional $50). Open for reservations every Friday and Saturday evening 5:00 to 9pm.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Additional information

  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Price
    CAN$51 and over
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Canadian, Continental
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (250) 598-4556
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Kreg Graham
  • Neighbourhood
    Victoria
  • Parking Details
    Complementary Hotel Parking.
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 209 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

209 Reviews
  1. SamM

    Victoria

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The original Oak Bay Beach Hotel has special memories for us and a visit to the new Dining Room offering a wonderful dining experience was a great celebration. th

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food. Our server made the experience better with his knowledge and conversations.

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  3. EricG

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Was disappointed with the food quality for the price. The set menu was decent, but FAR from the quality you’d expect for the money. The best part of the experience was our waiter, Nolan, who did a fantastic job, without him it would be a two star review. Dinner for two with wine pairing was nearly $500, but the food felt like slightly elevated pub food.

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  4. HonestReview

    Vancouver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The valentine's dinner was egregiously over valued. $130 per person plus tax and gratuity for only three oysters, a couple ounces of steak, and a larger version of a macron for dessert. If you and your partner want to spend $300-400 on dinner and leave hungry and underwhelmed, then this is the spot for you.

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  5. BBate

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was outstanding as always. Ingredients show through naturally and the complexity is in the small details that bring all the dishes together. Service is outstanding by Nolan who ensures the dining experience is top notch.

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  6. TylerD

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were quite lucky in that it was just my partner and I in the restaurant for nearly 2 hours. Our server was amazing and really made the night special.

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  7. JingH

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    make sure that the reservation reminding message is correct, thanks a lot!

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  8. JordanK

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent appetizer, meal and dessert yet again. Wine/apéritifs paired perfectly. Dining room service exceeded expectations.

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  9. JoniM

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very pricey but the food was superb as was the service. Also did a great job accommodating a food allergy.

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  10. IanC

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best dining experience we have had in a long time. We were lucky to be almost the only ones in the dining space.

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  11. KristinaB

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a magnificent experience for a special occasion.

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  12. JoanneK

    Edmonton

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It is a culinary experience - very special - not cheap but worth it.

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  13. DavidP

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very beautiful view from our window table. Upon arrival, staff quickly welcomed us and advised us that a preferred table would be available. Once seated, our server was very attentive and knowledgeable about the set menu options. Service was impeccable. Upon delivery of each course, he gave us a great description of the offerings helping to celebrate the efforts the chef had put in to each menu items. Every course was delicious and we felt spoiled by the almost VIP attention. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and obviously very passionate about delivering a high level of service. We sincerely appreciated the attention to celebrate a special birthday weekend/dinner. First time at Oak Bay Resort for a dinner, and this was more than we expected. I have been fortunate to travel the globe and visit some very high level/recognized dining restaurants. This experience ranks in the top 10. Thank you to the entire team in the delivery of a great dining experience.

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  14. MelissaF

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice, intimate and comfortable setting. Beautiful view by the window. We even saw a full moon rising, with spectacular reflection on the water. Food and service was fantastic. Our friendly and attentive server Nolan took his time to explain the details of each dish to us. It was a wonderful and enjoyable dinner!

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  15. TammyB

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We are repeat clients. Food and service is always amazing.

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  16. KaylaS

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing, don't let the menu intimidate you. The experience is definitely worth the price.

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  17. AlissaS

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    If you’re looking for a next level dining experience, look no further! Honestly this place checks all the boxes and then some. My husband and I were extremely impressed with our amazing server, Nolan. He took the best care of us and everyone sitting in this dining room. He provided top notch service delivered with completely genuine warmth, passion, knowledge, and enthusiasm. We could tell he was truly thrilled to be taking care of everyone sitting in this beautiful and intimate setting. It was so refreshing to be able to thoroughly enjoy every single bite of our delicious plates without feeling one bit rushed. In fact, Nolan encouraged us to take all the time we needed and purposely spaced out the service of our plates so that we could take in the whole experience. We are so fortunate to have such a gem of a venue in Victoria. Every time we come to the Oak Bay Beach Hotel, we are blown by our entire experience! We couldn’t recommend this place more!

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  18. TonyB

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nolan, was the most amazing server. He is very special

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a lovely wine pairing experience. Excellent excellent food. Wonderful.

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  20. KHinVictoria

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nolan was the best server we have ever encountered, at any dining restaurant! He loves his job and it shows. We just got married yesterday and this is our 'honeymoon weekend', and he made us welcomed, comfortable and valued. Thanks Nolan!

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  21. RichardK

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great setting. Superb service during our visit. Food ranged from good to outstanding. Wine pairing was done well. As for value, the meal was on the pricey side.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was not only amazing but beautifully presented ! The service was outstanding and the ambience and view wonderful ❤️

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  23. LimT

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food. Works of art disply.great service by Nolan

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  24. Foodlovers

    Vancouver

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service provided by Nathan. Outstanding view and location. Wonderful food. A lovely evening.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Decided to book this 4 course meal for family celebrations. The dining experience was way better than the food itself. Nolan was our server and he was FANTASTIC. Loved the wine pairings. Overall, out of all the course choices, we only really enjoyed two items. In all fairness, when you only have a few choices in a setting like this… you may be getting served something that already isn’t your favorite meal anyway. It was an overall fun experience but we wouldn’t dine there again. Very expensive for a meal that that wasn’t exceptional. But like I said, the overall experience was worth the try.

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  26. Faye

    Seattle

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely dinner. Dinning room only has one set of windows so not the best view in the house. Felt expensive for what it was.

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  27. CJK2020

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nolan and the food was fantastic! Wonderful ambiance and delectable food!

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  28. RobertB

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and wine were excellent, Nolan was a stand out with commentary.

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  29. ChrisH

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The wine pairing was very well done by the chef. The service was great and the server Nolan was very knowledgeable. I have visited two other restaurants whose reputation was very good in Victoria; however, I found the dining room at Oak Bay the best!

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  30. StephanieM

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely fantastic food and service. One of the best meals I’ve ever eaten

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  31. JoJo

    New York City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fabulous service by Nolan. Meal very Carefully prepared. I had the sablefish. It was perfectly done & especially enjoyed all the greens on the plate, peas & broccolini & mashed/roasted(?) potato.

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  32. EmmaE

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Just a quick list: The food is fabulous, gorgeously presented. The view is only visible at some tables—and only one table has an unimpeded view. The wine list is quite small for such a high end restaurant, but the cocktails are creative and delicious. The server was knowledgeable, helpful and attentive (without being overly attentive). The ambience is high end. It felt personal and I loved the mini table arrangements. Overall had a wonderful anniversary dinner, but it is pricey!

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  33. KristinL

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Highly recommend if looking for a unique culinary experience. Romantic, special, service was absolutely top notch and the food was exceptional. We celebrated our anniversary here, we already vowed to come again!

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  34. IrvinR

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quiet relaxed atmosphere. Pleasant view of the harbour. Timing allowed for conversation between courses. Attentive waiter. Food perfectly prepared.

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  35. MadeleineF

    Edmonton

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    FABULOUS!!! DELICIOUS wine paired dinner. Nolan our server was EXCELLENT! We cannot wait to come back! 😋🥂

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  36. Tina

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Only good things to say about our evening at the Dining Room at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel.

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  37. SandraA

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were delighted with the food, the ambience and the service. Nolan was excellent and knowledgeable about the menu

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  38. RobbyD

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely evening with a very informative and fun waiter.

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  39. NadineM

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Positively the best 10 year wedding anniversary dinner we could have dreamed of. Exquisite service paired with exceptional food. Kudos to the chef and staff!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was wonderful, the wine pairing was spot on. The view was great! Nolan our waiter was very attentive and knowledgeable!

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FAQs

The Dining Room - Oak Bay Beach Hotel is rated 4.5 stars by 209 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.


Google Map for The Dining Room - Oak Bay Beach Hotel

1175 Beach Drive, Victoria, BC V8S 2N2

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    Victoria
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$51 and over
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Canadian, Continental
  • Dining style
    Elegant Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Complementary Hotel Parking.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Kreg Graham
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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