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PRICE RANGE
C$5 - C$30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, Canadian
FEATURES
Delivery, Takeout, Parking Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Digital Payments, Waterfront, Non-smoking restaurants
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visit this restaurant on an occasional basis as we always enjoy the food...especially the seafood dishes. As well, the soups and salads have been flavourful. Although we seldom order desserts, the dine-around dinners do provide delicious options. Service is generally friendly and efficient. Having...said that there are areas for improvement: 1. including bread with the appetizers would be a good value-add, You shouldn't have to hope the entree comes with it. 2. please learn how to make a decaf cappuccino. Most Victoria restaurants know this is a popular post-dinner drink. 3. broaden your non-alcoholic beer offering. Like most places in Victoria, Steam seems to be about a year behind in recognizing there should be a variety of choices. With brands like Peroni, Corona, Guinness, Athletic (and even local Philips) offering so many choices, there should be at least 4 n-a beers on the menu, not just the obscure German brand that is often out of stock (Il Terrazzo has a separate non-alcoholic menu!!). As a side bar, Tanqueray Gin is now offering a n-a product! N-A is actually a trend.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a beautiful location near the inner harbour, there’s lots of natural light. There were ten of us and we were seated in a nice alcove at a long table which helped with conversation. I had the lunch size Parmesan chicken which was delicious...and my spouse had the Italian sausage rigatoni. Our reservation was for 12:30 and our table was ready for us. We would go there again.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had reservations for 22 people and 3 tables which was great. Servers were lovely but service was very slow as although it was a very busy weekend, staff was minimal. Ordered a seafood platter for 2. Had to actually flag down staff to bring...us plates. Then had to flag down again for utensils to crack crab . One steak was super thick and other was average. Thick one was tough and neither were cooked med rare and food was not hot. Crab was very dry and hard to crack . Veggies were great. Ordered bottle of wine and finally had to ask if they had forgotten to bring it. Not what was expected for higher end restaurant.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed October 21, 2023 via mobile

Beautiful view, friendly staff, I sat at the bar. My burger was delicious. Good vibes. Outdoor patio with heaters, what a great vibe,

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed October 12, 2023

We enjoyed our meal here a great deal. We sat on the balcony overlooking the Victoria Harbor. We both had Fish and Chips which was very good. It was a beautiful night and we were not rushed. The waiter was pleasant and available when we...needed him. Definitely a place to visit if you are in Victoria.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed October 10, 2023 via mobile

We sat outside on a nice evening. The view is great; you’re right on the water. We had good service and great food. I loved my dinner so much, I wanted to go back again before we left Victoria but we ran out of time.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed October 9, 2023

We ordered the Thanksgiving supper to go and were pleasantly surprised by its quality. The lobster bisque was excellent, the individual turkey dinner meals were substantial and featured sweet potatoes in a maple seasoning. The pumpkin pie was an inventive twist on a traditional favourite....The General Manager, Eric, was very responsive to any questions. We also appreciated that the packaging was eco-friendly. A great way to celebrate Thanksgiving when you are visiting from out of town!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed October 1, 2023

the appeal of this restaurant is the outdoor patio and the views. ambiance was great. Our food was good. The service was top-notch. It was a convenient location for us to relax before taking the Ferry back.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed September 22, 2023

This place is great for the view but that's about it. I had eaten here pre-pandemic and the food and atmosphere was fantastic. I was raving to my girlfriend about it who had never been there so we went for dinner and now super embarrassed...about my recommendation. First when we got a table I was waiting to use the washroom and the person that came out was some guy that worked in the kitchen did not wash his hands, did not put down the toilet seat or flush the toilet. We had already ordered drinks and an appy so we did not leave. The so called "bang bang chicken" tasted like McDonalds nuggets (which I would have preferred). We ordered the stone oven pizza - the crust was worst then a frozen and hardly any topping it was as thin as my finger nails. In addition the staff were dressed like they were going to the gym. It was super embarrassed for the tourists that came in as Victoria should represent better than that. Needless to say I would never recommend to anyone or return myself.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed September 15, 2023

What a great find. My husband and I had dinner on the patio. Finally, a menu with great options and a meal that was delicious. Our server, Kayce (?), was wonderful. Probably the best meal we had while vacationing in Washington State.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed September 12, 2023

We shared the Sirloin Northwest, an Angus steak with shrimp, crab sauce, veggies, whipped potatoes and shared a Caesar sald with a nice garlicy taste.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed September 11, 2023

I have rarely walked out of a restaurant without even ordering but I did tonight. After waiting to see anyone, having been seated by a member of staff, we would not wait any longer. If they could not accommodate us, they should have said, although...the number of empty tables and the 10 minutes the waiter stood talking to diners at the table next to us, suggests they were not overwhelmed. James will be able to confirm this was the case.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed August 31, 2023 via mobile

It was a very disappointing meal with very bad service. I was about to walk out...that's how bad it was. Don't spend your money there!!!

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed August 20, 2023

A bit pricey for what you get but it's still pretty good. We were looking for something in a pinch and this turned out to be pleasant. The thing that stood out the most though was the long trek to the bathroom lol. Server was...nice!More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed August 14, 2023

The location of this restaurant is the only redeeming factor with great views of the harbour. The service was slow, our drinks were mixed up and the food was mediocre. My chicken was served raw in the middle. This was taken away when I raised...the issue and a new one cooked. The new serving of chicken was so thin and the portion size near enough halved. The night was disappointing as my friend and I ended up having to eat at different times while we waited for mine to be recooked. The waitress apologised but it was too late and our evening at the Steamship Grill ended up being a flop. Don't bother going...try the Belleville across the road for great service and tasty food.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Steamship Grill & Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4