The food was excelleny if
The food was excelleny if somewhat over-abundant. Dine-Around-Town menu and prices are excellent value.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
The experience was incredible,
The experience was incredible, the menu is very simple and tasty. The service was always on time, and the ambiance was prefect. All the restaurant has this view to the bay, so watching the night fall while dining is a nice complement.I will definitely go back.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Absolutely Perfect evening!
The whole evening from the view, to the service, to the food and wine was absolutely perfect!
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food was fantastic and
The food was fantastic and was a great value for the quality.
The staff is very friendly and professional. I plan on going back when I return to Victoria.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
lovely location, very good
lovely location, very good food, nice presentation.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
The staff were great! Friendly
The staff were great! Friendly and professional providing attentive service in a relaxed fashion which contributed to the overall enjoyment of our Easter brunch.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fabulous view of the Harbour
Great seafood and loved the chocolate desert. We really enjoyed watching all the comings and goings in the Harbour.
3/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great outing for a quiet and
Great outing for a quiet and romantic evening out. Attentive staff, excellent food and superb atmosphere.
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
super yummy & super friendly
The food was really good! I had the ahi tuna and it was seared perfectly! The service was great; very friendly. And the view can not getting any better; beautiful!
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
The meal was exquisite! Wow,
The meal was exquisite! Wow, talk about waking up the taste buds!!!!
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lovely restaurant with an
Lovely restaurant with an excellent menu and fantastic views over the harbour, I will go again
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Incredible scenery and Great Food
Incredible scenery and ambiance. Great service. Reasonably priced. Go on a Sunday to take advantage of all of the weekly drink specials. Ceasers were awesome!!
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
My 4th visit. Went with a
My 4th visit. Went with a group from work and all enjoyed their meal!
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very relaxing. Good food.
We enjoyed the meal. It took a bit after we were seated to get our menu. The total dining experience was over 2 hours. So, make sure you have the time to wait. And while you are waiting, you can watch the sea planes come and go. The food tasted very good!
4/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had the $30 prix fixe menu,
We had the $30 prix fixe menu, and were delighted with the tastes and the portion size. So much food just with our onion soup appetizer, salmon entree and bread pudding dessert that I didn't eat for 24 hours after. Beautiful presentation, and beautiful view of the harbor. The server was efficient, attentive and friendly. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
The hostess was very attentive in seating us and offering us 2 beautiful viewing areas.
My girlfriend is staying in the area and has not booked a hotel.
Are there any specials I might suggest to her at the hotel and resturant?
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good gluten free options!
Loved the waterfront view, great food with a good gluten-free menu.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Victoria Must
Best recommendation given in a 5 days worth of dinners! A GF friendly place. Nice walk to and from the hub of Victoria!
6/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great View, Great Food
The view here is breathtaking!! I would definitely recommend dining here. I had the Seared Tuna to start. It was awkward to eat but the creme fraiche was so good and the greens were fresh. For dinner we had Dungeness crab. The crab was huge and fresh. I spent a lot of time cracking & digging but it was worth it! The seasoning on the roasted potatoes is delicious. Finally, we had the Chocolate Lovers and Creme Brulee. The chocolate lovers was flourless chocolate cake with gelato, caramel and salted pecans. Super yummy. The creme brulee was done perfectly, the shell was crunchy and the creme was the perfect consistency. Our server was quite attentive until the end of the night but I understand since we were there for 3 hrs.
6/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had the finest meal ever on two continents traveled!
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had clam chowder, Caesar salad, crab cakes, halibut, salmon, apple tart, and cheesecake. Everything was simply wonderful, and the view of the harbor and little water taxis was enchanting.
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was top notch with the freshest ingredients. A little on the pricey side but well worth it for a special occasion. My husband had the fish bowl and he savored every bite! I enjoyed the scallops and prawn dish. My only complaint was our house wine was not worth the price (of course I'm used to Napa Valley Wines). We will definitely be back!
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
The best steak I have had for years!! I don't usually order steak, but I decied to try Blue Crab version and it was fabulous.
7/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had the best service, fantastic
We had the best service, fantastic food and view. An absolutely charming atmosphere. We'll be back for sure! Our first time at your restaurant and not the last.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Victoria Special
the blue crab is truly a favorite place to dine or enjoy lunch. the food is consistantly excellent, menu offers a good choice and of course the habour view with canoing, kayaking, whale watching boat, the Coho or the Clipper with float planes and yatchts to wish for makes this my dining treat plus my choice to take out of town guests.
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great View, Food & Wonderful Staff
We highly recommend the Blue Crab Bar & Grill. We traveled to Victoria and sought out a top notch seafood restaurant. Other Open Table reviews led us to the Blue Crab. Just a short taxi ride from the Empress Hotel, we walked into the restaurant and were greeted with a wall of windows overlooking the activity of Victoria's harbor. Coming for the view in particular we chose to wait for a table by the window - what a lucky decision. We ended up in the bar area, right by the glass. More importantly, our waiter was phenomenal. We asked for a taste of one of the white wines and before we were finished we had sampled and re-sampled every white on the list. Highly recommended.
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
We flew to Victoria for the day. Having never been there before we selected a lunch location on Open Table. Our food was great and the view of the harbor was fantastic. Their chowder was the best and all of the seafood was wonderful.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awesome staff and incredible food
We had a late ship arrival and after all the "ship" food, wanted something good, we found Blue Crab on Opentable and booked from the ship and ran over.
We are so thankful for the staff, they treated us incredibly; seating us in the bar to wait for a table, we chose to stay there as the waitress was great and everyone treated us well, not to mention the great food...AWESOME gem in Victoria!
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
special nite with visiting friends
I had friends coming to town who were recently engaged, we wanted to celebrate and they wanted a water view and seafood. The best reviews I could find were the Blue Crab so there we went. It was a perfect setting, well presented food that was tasty. The wine list was perfect and they found what they wanted. The best thing about the Blue Crab is always the perfect location along the water with great views of the harbour as the sun set. Perfect evening for what we wanted!
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
We loved the quality of food
We loved the quality of food and scenic view but the service was not the best.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
excellent dining experience
Not only was the meal delicious, the price was very reasonable which was somewhat surprising given that the location of this restaurant is on the Victoria inner harbor and the view is incredible. We will definitely return the next time we are in Victoria.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Recommended from our hotel. Food was exceptional as was the service.
The only down side is that the restaurant itself has a 'hotel restaurant' feel (because it is) if you are looking for more ambiance.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our server was very knowledgeable and was spot on with recommendations.
We went for the Crab Festival - was very impressed.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
i have lived in victoria all my life but have never been to the blue crab. the food was wonderful, the view wonderful and the service was terrific. i would recomend this restaurant to anyone, and plan on going back there again for any special and romantic occasion in the future. the blue crab is my new restaurant of choice for my favorite.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Crab legs were good but I have had better especially for the price. Husbands filet was yummy and priced appropriately. Chowder was excellent. Bread was delicious. Risotto was a little salty for my tastes and I usually add salt to most things. Pumpkin cheesecake was just ok. Kinda bland. Friends chocolate dessert was awesome.
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was nicely cooked albeit to out tastes a little well done. We had the crab cakes appi - good, salmon main course cooked well as apposed to our preference of rare in centre. (to be fair we did not ask for rare) also as appetizer I had the platter - well presented excellent nectar on the muscles. My main was the scallops - again I would have preferred opaque centres but were cooked well. The only detractor to this course was the quinoa. So salty! I have eaten many times here and will again - normally I sit in the bar and would recommend both.
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good night out
It was a good night, with excellent food, and good service. Booked a week in advance for a window table which we did not get, but all in all we enjoyed the view even though we were not right on the window. Little pricey menu. Need deep pockets for seafood platter...
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food, view, service
All were great. We had the platter for two. So good! The broth surrounding the starter muscles and clams was rich and smooth and just spectacular! We loved it!
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
4 year anniversary
Lovely night out at The Blue Crab
Meal was delicious.
Waiter was friendly and Knowledgeable.
Friends of ours are regulars and I think we will be too!!
looking forward to trying some martinis on the patio in the summer,
12/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fabulous food and service
Fabulous food and service as usual. Great views of Xmas tree outside. Very quiet
12/7/2013 4:00:00 PM