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“Middle of the Road” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of 10 Acres Bistro Bar

10 Acres Bistro Bar
Ranked #28 of 1,177 Restaurants in Victoria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$24
Cuisines: Canadian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Brunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighbourhood: Downtown
Cross street: Gordon Street
Transit: Major bus route 1 block away from the restaurant. As well, in the summer months, we are on the direct route of the free downtown shuttle moving tourists around the downtown core.
Description: Just steps away from Victoria's spectacular Inner Harbour, 10 Acres Bistro + Bar offers a unique West Coast experience showcasing the freshest foods from Vancouver Island including cheese & seafood along with the finest seasonal produce,meats & eggs direct from our own farm on the Saanich Peninsula. Enjoy a casual meal by fireplaces on our heated garden courtyard. With a definite appeal to passionate eaters and commitment to local, seasonal fresh produce, seafood, game, cheese and wine, 10 Acres Bistro + Bar promises to shine as one of Victoria's brightest dining establishments. Indulge the senses, relish the food and soak up the ambiance.
Hoodsport, Washington
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58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Middle of the Road”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2012

We decided to eat there because it was close to the hotel and it was raining. It was not busy and we were seated right away. The server was very good and responded quickly to all of our questions and needs. They had a new menu that day and most of the items did not appeal to us. I wanted to order the Char but it was out and settle on a beef dish and my wife on a hamburger which is not her at all. The hamburger was only OK and my dish daily special was just above OK. Would we go back, maybe but it would not be my first choice.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank david w
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English first
Montville, New Jersey
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208 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“So nice....we went twice!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2012

I was recommended this restaurant by the hotel concierge for lunch. The atmosphere outside is beautiful, with flowers, vines and heaters. We each had the crab, mango, avocado salad and soup for lunch and enjoyed the food and atmosphere so much we went back for dinner. The only negative is I thought the cost was a little pricey.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Karen H
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Vancouver Island
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Exquisite food, but...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2012

The service was good, the fireplace warm, and the food amazing. The chocolate pate is a must have for chocolate aficionados. My only complaint about this lovely restaurant with cosy atmosphere is that it's very odd to have main courses with only a meat and starch. I ordered the Arctic char over risotto and it had a few flecks of veggies for colour. My spouse ordered the steak frites (steak and fries), so the only veggie was the fries. Combine this with the complimentary bread, and it makes for a heavy meal. I don't know if this is cost-cutting or just a French style, but this is the first time I've encountered this type of presentation.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank River-Road
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“I can't believe this restaurant is not rated #1”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2012

Service, attention to detail and the food. Can' t overlook the fantastic atmosphere of sitting on the patio next to the outdoor fireplace. You gotta try this restaurant. Really!

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Geenoooca
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Victoria, Canada
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
“Great decor. Great patio.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2012

I have had dinner twice here and lunch on several occasions. The food was delicious on all occasions - the steak frites and the burger are musts.

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Thank lovinfoodlots
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