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$$ - $$$, , Gluten Free Options
1307 Gladstone Ave, Victoria, British Columbia V8R 1R9, Canada
+1 250-388-4222
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“gnocchi” (21 reviews)
“tapas” (25 reviews)
“brussel sprouts” (14 reviews)
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Wine Bar, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1307 Gladstone Ave, Victoria, British Columbia V8R 1R9, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We loved the experience in this little place. The food and service were excellent, the decor and atmosphere were attractive. Our server was friendly and kind. It's a tapas/wine bar, so don't expect large portions. We had some little dish to share, and everything, from...More

Thank ornitorinco76
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was fabulous and service was greAt! My husband and I are both big eaters and left feeling satisfied. Order 4 dishes between us and a couple glasses of wine and we left comfortably full. This is an eat and chill type of place so...More

Thank Nikki P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Five of us had wine and small appies dishes before the Belfry performance across the street. Excellent - the wine choices are on a chalk board overhead - $9.50 to $12.00 . A touch pricey. The appie plates were excellent - the charcuterie platter ($26),...More

Thank 8Peter
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

Couldn't have asked for better! Our server was incredibly knowledgeable and personable, wish we had gotten her name. My partner is celiac and I would highly recommend this restaurant for other gluten-free individuals. The burnt carrots (the hummus! Oh, the hummus!) And octopus were the...More

Thank Hamurai
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful evening at Stage tonight. They have a selection of delicious tapas. We especially liked the gnocchi and the pork dish which was on the specials list. They have an interesting wine list (both local and international wines) and about 20 different...More

Thank Koen V
Reviewed August 5, 2018

Once again had a great visit to Stage. The place is busy, and the people are happy, so it is loud! The food was excellent, the wine choices divine.

1  Thank ginzin
Reviewed August 2, 2018

My friend and I decided to pop into Stage after checking out one of the local markets. The restaurant was full but there were seats at the bar so we sat there. The bartender, who was actually the owner, took such good care of us...More

1  Thank rmg3044
Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

Small yummy plates to share. What a great way to eat! We had the Langos Fried potato bread, chipotle onion cheese dip so good! Crispy pork ribs Spicy cinnamon anise broth, pickled veg so good! Bison sirloin Blueberry farro, blackberry bordelaise sauce so good!!! Creme...More

Thank Rettey
Reviewed May 31, 2018 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
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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
Wine Bar, Canadian, 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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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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