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1307 Gladstone Ave, Victoria, British Columbia V8R 1R9, Canada
+1 250-388-4222
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“tapas” (23 reviews)
“gnocchi” (18 reviews)
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Wine Bar, Canadian
$$ - $$$
1307 Gladstone Ave, Victoria, British Columbia V8R 1R9, Canada
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Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Love this place! Walked in last night and thoroughly enjoyed the early evening. Good selections of wines and appetizers. The mood in the room is good, decor is fine. Service was excellent and fair value. Enjoy.

Thank Harold W
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Stage is one of my favourite restaurants in the city. The brussel sprouts and gnocchi are my favourite dishes but there isn't a thing on the menu that I haven't enjoyed. The ambiance is always what I'm craving, with low lighting and just the right...More

Thank Autumn G
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Stage is one of our favorite restaurants in Victoria. We have been many times and always enjoyed the food. The service and ambiance are always delightful. On our recent visit, we had a tasty pork and chicken pate accompanied by slices of delicious duck breast...More

2  Thank squash
Reviewed 13 February 2017

I loved these dishes - brussel sprouts, meatballs, sirloin, steak tartar, scallops, cod, chicken, haloumi plates. Nicely prepared, full flavour experience and satisfying. We had a wonderful meal. One of us is a vegetarian and unfortunately it was difficult to find enough to eat and...More

Thank Michele B
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

I remembered when I just moved to Victoria, and walked my new neighbourhood and came across "Stage" in my journey. From the outside it looked like a trendy restaurant, and I continued to walk past. A month later, I was flying on Air Canada and...More

Thank Trent P
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We had the mushrooms, cauliflower and pommes frites. I found the cauliflower a bit too salty. The mushrooms were perfect but a couple more pieces of the toast would've been nice. I was surprised that they use paper napkins and not linen. Our server was...More

1  Thank amed6
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Flying in to Victoria from Calgary with our destination: 8 pm at Stage. We met our cousins for a small plates dinner: sausage; pork belly; scallops X 2 and cod with good accompaniments and unoaked Chardonnay from Burgundy (call it Chablis). Food was good but...More

Thank Barbara L
Reviewed 14 January 2017

Had a casual birthday celebration on a Saturday night. We heard a lot about the food and we were not disappointed. Besides the food, the thing that made the experience so enjoyable was the service staff. At no time did we feel pressured but they...More

Thank Peter F
Reviewed 18 December 2016

We went as a group from work for our Christmas party dinner and all food items were outstanding. We did the VIP tasting menu which I would highly recommend to anyone who is a foodie. The scallops fantastic, could have eaten 15 of these alone.The...More

Thank 1waterLily
Reviewed 11 November 2016

This was a great recommendation for an evening out. Stage is small and cozy, and the food was very good. We had the fried cauliflower, gnocchi, scallops, squid and the langos for dessert. The gnocchi was very good - the gnocchi was creamy and paired...More

Thank Henry S
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Rose V
is there a dress code
22 January 2017|
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Response from sirap03 | Reviewed this property |
No, casual is typical
Jennifer J
Is there any beer? Friends want to go here but I really can't abide any beverage that isn't beer.
24 September 2016|
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Response from Mike H | Reviewed this property |
Yes , there's beer and really good cocktails.
Lynda D
Is there live entertainment?
9 December 2015|
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Response from Linda H | Reviewed this property |
No, the room is too small and noisy.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Wine Bar, Canadian
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1307 Gladstone Ave, Victoria, British Columbia V8R 1R9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria
  • Phone Number: +1 250-388-4222
  • E-mail
Stage is a small-plate restaurant and wine bar located across from the Belfry Theatre in Victoria's trendy Fernwood neighbourhood. Stage supports local farmers, food artisans, and serves a variety of tapas-style dinner offerings. Options range from duck confit and crispy chicken to made-in-house sausage, vegetarian dishes and the city's largest cheese selection. The 55 seat restaurant's vibe is upbeat and funky while maintaining a classy and unique feel. Brick walls, reclaimed hardwood floors, hanging candles, and rotating local art, all combine to create a truly local Victoria experience. Stage has also won several awards including Top 10 new restaurant in 2005 by En Route Magazine, Restaurant of the Year by Vancouver Magazine, and a Silver Medal at the 2013 and 2014 Vancouver International Wine Festival."Winning over patrons from Fernwood and beyond"! - N.Y. Times