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) #118 of 917 Restaurants in Victoria $$ - $$$ French, ,
2232 Oak Bay Ave, Victoria, British Columbia V8R 1G5, Canada
+1 250-590-7424
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
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Open Now
07:00 - 23:00All hours
French, Wine Bar, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
2232 Oak Bay Ave, Victoria, British Columbia V8R 1G5, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We had lunch/brunch here three times during our recent Victoria visit. Delightful service, decent prices and tasty bites. We loved the outdoor patio area. The interior is also beautifully appointed, a lovely bar area and even the washroom was a step above. A very charming...More

Thank Rosemaryhouse
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a jewel of a find recommended by Diana at the Villa Marco Polo where we stayed. Thank you, because the food, atmosphere and bartender (Shawn) were spot on!

Thank janelle0355
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was my 3rd anniversary with my awesome fiance and every year, I try to find a new restaurant to try out. I heard about Vis a Vis by way of a commercial. I promptly checked on line as to what their menu was and...More

1  Thank Kathryn B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place may be OK for some things during the day when it is not busy, or outdoors. But do not go expecting fine or even good food. What they serve is pub food made in the same kitchen as the pub next door. That...More

1  Thank Kenneth B
Nancy S, General Manager at Vis-a-Vis, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Kenneth, I am truly sorry about your experience the other evening. It is a very loud place when full. We are looking to pad the chairs to help with the acoustics but of course that did not help your experience the other evening. We do...More

Reviewed 17 July 2017

I haven't seen the commercial, but my mother said Vis a Vis lived up to it! Lovely wine list, nice choice of menu items, great ambiance.

Thank TheScienceWoman
Reviewed 17 July 2017

My husband and I stopped in for an early dinner after the Moss Street Paint-In on a Saturday in mid-July. The restaurant was about half full, so not extremely busy. After a lengthy wait, our waiter finally took our order. We were informed that the...More

1  Thank Bonniegirl87
Nancy S, General Manager at Vis-a-Vis, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to write your review. I am sorry that your visit to Vis a vis was not as enjoyable as it could be. I am confused by the water bottle incident as well, it seems that possibly the water...More

Reviewed 17 July 2017

We were going to go to Ottavio's for lunch with our wee granddaughter but they are closed on Sundays. As we had the stroller out already, we went down the street where Vis-a-Vis caught our eye. It was only 11:30 so we had our choice...More

Thank Rick P
Reviewed 26 June 2017

TV ads have two effects on me.I change channels or vow never to buy whatever they are selling. Except this one. It's so good it made me go there. And I'm glad I did. I and my cousin had the Croque Madame, very good. Very...More

Thank ianjc
Reviewed 15 June 2017

During a trip around Victoria, we decided on the spur of the moment to stop for lunch in Oak Bay. The menu looked appealing, so we went in and were fortunate to find that there was one last table available. The crab bisque was excellent,...More

Thank pow10
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Delicious food. Fantastic service. Dining at Vis-a-vis was a highlight of our trip! The wait staff was so friendly and accommodating! Farm to Table food amazing!

1  Thank PoetJosie
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
French, Wine Bar, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2232 Oak Bay Ave, Victoria, British Columbia V8R 1G5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 250-590-7424
  • E-mail
With a "face-to-face" mentality, Vis a Vis is a personalized and engaging experience. With front row seats, you are able to interact with our Bartender & Charcutier while sipping on a glass of wine, locally crafted beer or a signature cocktail
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