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Wine Bar, Canadian
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1307 Gladstone Ave, Victoria, British Columbia V8R 1R9, Canada
+1 250-388-4222
17:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Wed 17:00 - 22:00
Thu - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Oakville, Canada
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 really well with the bacon. The scallops were served with a mushroom risotto. The squid... More 

Thank Henry S
Port Townsend, Washington
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217 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When you have been traveling for a few days, and faced with choosing yet another restaurant, small plates are a great way to go.....plenty of variety without big portions of any one dish. The quality of food and service here was top class, and the wine selection interesting. Would definitely go back to explore the menu more

Thank Stephen C
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Chose this spot for a late Friday tapas dinner. Wasn't too loud or crowded and we waited maybe 10 mins for a table. The service was great and help with wine selection was appreciated. We ordered the charcuterie plate which was a bit disappointing as the bread that came with it was average and it lacked special touches. The ceviche... More 

Thank Lindsay W
Victoria, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

WE visited (2 of us)two weeks ago and I have to say I have always taken it for granted that I would be delighted with the fare...not this time though!?? To begin with the Lango`s were brittle/burnt and overcooked.should not have been served,period...The pork belly very nice,the scallops were just okay and the steak had a most odd/nasty taste to... More 

1 Thank 319kathryn
Gananoque, Ontario, Canada
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

We went to this restaurant after our great experience at another "tapas" style restaurant and because my husband and I both like small plates. We started with a chevre cheese and a salami, total of $11.00. The portion of salami was acceptable but the cheese portion was ridiculously small! Both were tasty, however. The fried cauliflower was delicious, but I... More 

1 Thank KD B
Victoria, Canada
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Arrived at 5:00 pm, party of four, and had to be at another engagement at 7:00 pm. Shared 5 dishes and 2 deserts and had plenty of time to make the 7:00 appointment. Every one of the 7 servings were very tasty and presented very well. Service was excellent and attentive. Perfect for sharing small plates and ideal if attending... More 

2 Thank Robert B
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Went with great expectations on a friends recommendation. My experience was unremarkable. Very loud atmosphere, food was average, wines were ok but food was generally over salted and flavor profile was lacking. My overall impression was that the restaurant was pretencious and could not live up to the quality it promises based on previous reviews. Could not recommend it.

2 Thank smanndds
Vancouver, Canada
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Have been here a few times and the food is consistently of high quality and very good. Good variety of wines. Good atmosphere. As it is tapas one can share everything and easily order more if not enough whilst sipping on a good glass of wine.

Thank JannietheQueen
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

We have recently only started visiting this establishment and wonder what took us so long. It has become an instant favourite...you are made welcome the moment you walk in the door and the experience continues whether you are there for a drink, snacks or a full meal. The staff and food are amazing.

Thank sirap03
Victoria, Canada
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

This is our favorite place for a glass of wine and surprise plates of delightful offerings for dinner. There is usually a new plate to try each time we come, along with the delicious regular ones. The variety is excellent with fresh local produce, artistically presented. There is an extensive selection of wines available by the glass as well as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?