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bcsaltchuckervictoriaSince October 22, 200612 Reviews
Average Rating
3.5 (3.7)
  • Food3.5 (3.5)
  • Service3.5 (3.6)
  • Value3.5 (3.7)
  • Ambiance3.5 (3.3)

Reviews

Displaying 1 - 12 of 12 Reviews Found
Be Love1019 Blanshard Street, Victoria
Vegan without being about eating grass and seeds
Submitted Sunday, February 28, 2016 - 11:03pm [Dine in]

This place has some wonderful rich creative dishes. Hardly know you're going without meat. Very eclectic and satisfying. I love some the cocktails and beers they offer too. Love the Green Bowl dish. and the ones with Tahini in it. Tried to replicate at home but I do not have such talent.

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Ali Baba Pizza2401 Millstream Rd, #109, Victoria
Delicious american style gourmet pizza
Submitted Sunday, February 28, 2016 - 10:59pm [Take-out]

Love this place! I eat here at least once a week, for take out slices. so much better than run of the mill tkae out slices. Costs more too, but worth it. Very rich and tasty, heck once take out slice is enough for two people, though it is too irresistable to share

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900 Degrees Pizzeria2401 Millstream Rd,, Victoria
Best authentic Pizza in BC!
Submitted Sunday, February 28, 2016 - 10:56pm [Dine in]

I dine here fairly often. Because it is so very authentic. Very similar to the pizza we enjoyed in Italy .. in fact often better than the pizza we had in Italy.

The ambience of the restaurant is a bit weak though. loud and not enough tables for 2-4.

Also, this is the not the type of pizza you take out. We tried that once, and by the time it is taken home and enjoyed, it loses its fresh delightful crust and become a bit floppy. Dine in and enjoy it fresh - it is truly awesome.

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Rosemeade Dining Room and Lounge429 Lampson St, Victoria
Incredibly dissappointing
Submitted Monday, November 13, 2006 - 12:11pm [Dine in]

I can't see how this restaurant and chef can be rated so highly in EnRoute and Zagat. Just about everything about our visit there missed the mark by a wide margin. The service was a bit spotty. The worst was the food.

I'm not sure if the chef intentionally prepared food so bland and off-texture just to achieve true 'Britishness,' but if he did, it was a real success. I mean, I'd be happier gnawing on chicken wings in a pub than eating some of this food.

We started with the raw Oysters - they were drowned in an awful tea-ice-jelly. There was no oyster taste, just the taste of some weird jelly that wasn't balanced with anything complementary. We also tried the Crab Perogies - while of good texture and a bit creamy. The crab taste was weak and the cream was weaker - OK at least I know the British like rich cream, so why are you using 10% table cream? LIkewise with the tasting sample salmon soup - weak and cheap tasting - at least that was free.

Then the main dish came. We both had venison with foie gras with au jus and squash. Something rich and hearty for the Boudeaux we received (wrong wine - they ran out of the one I ordered), I presumed. Problem is, rich is not in their vocabulary. The price says fine dining, the pictures and presentation of the food is mouthwatering. The actual venison was of good texture but very little flavour. What passed for foie gras could pass for shoe leather: tough, bland (oh, and they gave us half portion of the liver because they ran out of that also) and really dissapointing. You'd be better off gettign steak and kidney pie at the Irish Times for half the money - NO KIDDING!

The best two fine dining establishment in town are Matisse, Sooke Harbour House and the Deep Cove Chalet. The Rosemeade isn't in the same league - not in the same business I reckon! Choose Matisse for the best prices, though their prices are slightly more than the Rosemeade.

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Pagliacci's1011 Broad St, Victoria
pasta place now a tourist trap
Submitted Sunday, October 22, 2006 - 7:42pm [Dine in]

This place has pretty good pasta, and mediocre italian meat dishes in a great vivacious atmosphere. The place is brimming with enthusiasm and people respect that it is an institution with celebrity sightings and live jazz. As a local eatery, is has become eclipsed. Yes, the lasagna is great, but you can get as good or better pasta at Lucianos nearby. Pag's is so busy that they did away with reservations so this entails a lengthy lineup to get in - worth it for tourists and your first time, but tiresome and uneccesary for locals. Try Il Terrazo for truly great Italian cuisine beyond pasta. I do Pag's once a year in the dead of winter - and even then I have to line up in the cold a for few minutes or more.

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My Thai Cafe1020 Cook St., Victoria
funky homey food but wear you jeans
Submitted Sunday, October 22, 2006 - 5:40pm [Dine in]

There isn't much variety on the menu, but most items are pretty good. The beef salad is a real delight. The place is so small that service is pretty good if you make reservations. Very inexpensive but limited alcoholic selection. My favourite place for thai (tied with the place in Sidney), even though Baan maks better food.

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Azuma Sushi615 Yates St, Victoria
basic, clean and fresh fish
Submitted Sunday, October 22, 2006 - 5:33pm [Dine in]

They atmosphere isn't much better after the renovation for ambience, but the food seems better than ever. You must try their spicy tuna sashimi - utterly breaktaking. The fresh oysters are a good deal, and the Unagi nigiri is just right. For the price, this is by far the best value in sushi in town, and almost up to Vancouver standards. The food is actually better than the staid old overpriced local sushi dens (eg Yoshi) that I suggest avoiding.

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Cafe Mexico1425 Store St, Victoria
Fun place, basic food
Submitted Sunday, October 22, 2006 - 5:27pm [Dine in]

Well this place isn't going to receive any award for fine dining, but sometimes you just like to have 'comfort Mexican food' and this place hits the spot. Lets face it, there is almost no decent Mexican food in Canada, so this place will suffice - much better than any chain store slop. At least the fod is fresh and plentiful. The deep-fired icecream is delightful, and the food is very very inespensive. The decoration is cheerful and earthy, nothing wrong with that once in a while.

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Le Gavroche Restaurant1616 Alberni Street, Vancouver
What happened to this place - ugh?
Submitted Sunday, October 22, 2006 - 12:27pm [Dine in]

Visited last December for dinner and expected a 'French fine dining experience,' but the service was poor, the food was near White-Spot quality, and the ambience miserable. The heating was cranked to what felt like 30 degrees C. They invited some Xmas carollers in to sing and walk through the place for 40 minutes. The interior decoration isn't old-world cozy, but is suburban Surrey tacky. The food was bland and overcooked, and I had to get up and chase the servers after waiting ~40 mintues for beverage service during the meal. Avoid.

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Yoshi Sushi771 Vernon Ave., 601, Victoria
Convenient but overpriced
Submitted Sunday, October 22, 2006 - 12:17pm [Dine in]

This suchi restaurant has a good high traffic location closer to the suburbs, but the high prices don't reflect the food quality. The ambience might have been considered fine dining a decade ago, but now it seems tired and filled with noisy kids. Fortunately, you can find very good suchi in Victoria for much less - try Azuma sushi on Yates St instead (amazing spicy tuna sashimi there).

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Glo Restaurant & Lounge2940 Jutland Road, #104, Victoria
chic food, chic views, trendy scene
Submitted Sunday, October 22, 2006 - 12:11pm [Dine in]

OK, the former tenant of this property gave the location a bad reputation (South Bay pub), but this new eatery has installed the most brilliant chef in the city. It has become the sigular more frequented restaurant for us in Victoria. The food is reliably as good or better than the 'fine-dining' choices in town. They stock an excellent selection of European beers, liquors, though the wine list is a little lacking. The guests are largely young and hip locals, with nary a tacky tourist in sight due to the hidden nature of the Selkirk waterfront. In summer the patio features high quality and comfortable seating (wicker, metal, even cubist modern sofas) with state of the art heaters - the patio is a semicircle fronting on water as it wraps around the circular restaurant. A must see, must eat, must enjoy destination! Try the Tuna Tartare and the Wittekirk beer on a sunny day - especially if you are riding the 'Goose trail (a hundred yards away). The Creme Brulee is the best I've had outside of France, and definitely the best in town.

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Matisse512 Yates St, Victoria
Unusually superb in Victoria
Submitted Sunday, October 22, 2006 - 11:55am [Dine in]

Have dined here a handful of times over 6 years now, and it is my favourite eatery in Victoria - which is saying something for a town that has arguably the best dining in Canada outside of Montreal and Toronto. It is just such a treat to have Parisian attentiveness and efficiency from the staff, an extensive mouthwatering menu with many rare continental items, and an authentic French atmosphere. You can comfortably relax and enjoy 5+ course meals over 3+ hours - the way food and tablemates' conversation should ideally be savoured. And it costs substantially less than Deep Cove for the same food and service - wow! The only improvement could be to broaden the wine cellar, but there are some good selections. The Foie Gras (actual liver, not a pate) is amazing, BTW.

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