We were in Victoria for our vacation and this restaurant had been recommended to us by our B&B host. She said that Ferris' had an upstairs and downstairs but she had only been to the downstairs grill.
When we arrived on the block where Ferris' was situated, it was not easy to find, as there weren't any big signs for the restaurant and there was scaffolding around the building, making it look more like a construction site than a restaurant. We were hoping to check out the downstairs grill, however, there was a long line ahead of us and we were in a bit of a rush. So, we decided to check out the upstairs part of the restaurant...and wow, are we glad that we did!
The upstairs had a nice ambiance with their brick walls, candle lit tables, and the soundtrack to Amelie playing in the background. It was exactly the kind of place we were looking for. The menu had a great variety of plates which made it a little hard to choose from, as there was so much we wanted to try.
Not being huge fans of oysters, we tried 2 baked oysters for our appetizer. They were incredibly delicious! We ordered two different kinds, and both were filled with such a perfect mixture of flavours! If the oysters had come sooner (before we ordered our main courses), we would have had oysters for our mains!
For our main courses, we had the baked halibut with procsuitto and the boneless ribs with truffled mashed potatoes. They were both delicious dishes, but we must say that the boneless ribs were mind-blowing!
For dessert, we shared a warm chocolate brownie which was very yummy. We were a little disappointed that they didn't have ice cream to serve with it, but the whip cream was nice. The brownie wasn't overly sweet, it was a little crunchy on the edges, then warm and soft in the middle =)
This place will gave us incredible value for a complete meal with drinks, appetizers, mains, and dessert. Overall, we were completely impressed with Ferris' and we look forward to going back there for another meal when we are in town.