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$$ - $$$, , Gluten Free Options
1307 Gladstone Ave, Victoria, British Columbia V8R 1R9, Canada
+1 250-388-4222
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“gnocchi” (21 reviews)
“tapas” (26 reviews)
“brussel sprouts” (14 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
Canadian, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1307 Gladstone Ave, Victoria, British Columbia V8R 1R9, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small plates amazing food! Loved the burnt carrots, mussels and carpachio! Great spot to have awesome wine and try a buy if different plates

Thank A S
Reviewed May 11, 2018

Have dined at Stage many times over last few years, prior to Belfry production. Prices have increased, now only one size of wine offered. Great chalk board selection of wine, if out of what is listed, good substitutions. food is always interesting and changing. Small...More

Thank Donald S
Reviewed May 4, 2018 via mobile

I almost never write reviews... but I had to this time! My boyfriend and I went to Stage for tapas on a Friday night and had a great experience. Great service, lovely atmosphere and truly incredible food. We especially loved the burnt carrots, gnocchi and...More

1  Thank Kaitlin P
Reviewed January 27, 2018

Four of us went to Stage Wine Bar last fall, on a Saturday evening. We arrived just before 5:30, and sat at the back of the restaurant. My husband and I have been there a couple of times before, and absolutely love the food. The...More

2  Thank queenofmerlot
Reviewed January 2, 2018 via mobile

After finding a parking spot a few blocks away we made it for our 6 pm dining reservation. We started with marinated olives which were divine. We then shared Salt Spring Island mussels and pommes frites. I enjoyed a nice glass of Norton Malbec. We...More

Thank kpatters
Reviewed January 2, 2018 via mobile

Three of us chose this place to hookup as we had been before and liked it. We showed up at 4 minutes before 5. They open at 5. We were promptly told they were not yet open. Went across the street for a cocktail and...More

1  Thank Harold W
Reviewed December 25, 2017

A great place to enjoy a glass (or two) of wine with delicious Tapas. Great selection of wines and food. A small place so reservations are recommended especially at weekends and when the adjecent Belfry Theatre has their perfomance night. Somewhat noisy, but this adds...More

Thank PerryandAnnamaria
Reviewed November 9, 2017

I have been popping in here for years - often before or after (or both) a play at the Belfry Theatre. Amazing selection of wines, cheeses and unique small plate offers. Ambience is excellent too.

Thank B8373GQkarena
Reviewed November 8, 2017 via mobile

We have eaten at Stage several times over the last few years, and it never disappoints. Come here with another couple and order up like in a Chinese restaurant. The food is uniformly excellent. We had eight different plates, and couldn’t pick a favorite. I...More

Thank AngusDad
Reviewed November 8, 2017

We love this place !! Love Tapas and small plates this is one of the coolest places in Victoria (except for parking) Small wine tasters available from an ever evolving & extensive chalk board list. Young, vibrant, intelligent servers with a passion for service. CLEAN...More

Thank Peter E
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Rose V
January 22, 2017|
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Response from sirap03 | Reviewed this property |
No, casual is typical
Jennifer J
September 24, 2016|
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Response from Mike H | Reviewed this property |
Yes , there's beer and really good cocktails.
Lynda D
December 9, 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
Canadian, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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
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