As always fabulous service!!Went
As always fabulous service!!Went for Easter brunch and it was outstanding, there was roast lamb offered at the buffet which was a great surprise as we love lamb!!!!
Couldn't have asked for a more spectacular view, great weather that day!!!
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
The view is spectacular and
The view is spectacular and the service was very good and friendly. Unfortunately the food was a bit of a disappointment. We ordered Crab Stuffed Sooke Trout, Beef Tenderloin and Pink Salmon. All sounded appetizing but were quite bland. Not very flavourful and the plating presentation was not very appealing. I would return for a drink and an appetizer to take in the view and the ambiance but will not return for dinner.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wow, 5 star all around
Dynamic views, great food, Nice jazz band playing in the back ground. Ranks as one of our best dinning experiences.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were here for our anniversary
We were here for our anniversary dinner. We were given a nice corner table with views on both sides. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable however because it was the launch of their new menu there were a few items that were unavailable. I created a 3 course tasting from the appy choices and my husband had steak. Overall the food was good and there were some creative items using unique foods like rabbit and bison. My scallops were a little undercooked and my husbands steak was over salted. Value for money I would say you are paying more for the view and ambiance than the food. We were expecting a bit more from the food but had an amazing time anyway. They even bought us dessert to help us celebrate!
5/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Special first time visit !
This was special occasion visit from Washington state for 3 couples. I was looking for something with upscale menu and view. This restaurant had it all... excellent choices in menu - something for everyone and an awesome view of the entire city. Couldn't have asked for anything more. Our waitress was superb!
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
We especially liked the complimenta
We especially liked the complimentary cheesecake. We didn't mention the birthday but the waiter saw the gifts so took it upon himself to bring a piece of cake with a candle. Very nice touch.
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Worth the price!
Rooftop dining with great food, in comfortable portions, great service but slow the night we went because they had two big groups - 18+ - that they knew about but didn't plan for.
6/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
best view in town
best service in town
very very quiet
any questions we had were taken care of right away
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Have been to Vista 18 a number
Have been to Vista 18 a number of times and always have a awesome time! Wil be back for sure.
6/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great restaurant for a special
A great restaurant for a special occasion or to just relax and enjoy good food and wine. The best view in Victoria. Nice staff and comfy booths.
6/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
The scenic view was fantastic. Lovely views of mountains and ocean.
The service is outstanding and our server was quite attentive and helpful.
I appreciated the extensive wine list also.
However, we found the entree's to be mediocre for the cost.
The appetizers and the deserts were divine.
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
First time vista 18
Great experience, great location, delicious food, outstanding service
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
We celebrated my friend's 30th Birthday here. Great location with an amzing view and yummy martini's!!
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
A perfect spot to celebrate
A perfect spot to celebrate any special occasion !!
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I ate here August 23, 2013. We had an amazing waitress and view. Kate was our waitress and she was great.
One small hick-up was with my husband meal. He had ordered the Sea Food Hot Plate which the chef forgot to add the tomato paste/sauce to so it so it was really really salty, and my husband didn’t speak up until the every end, But Kate was great. she comped our deserts (which were AMAZING) and we enjoyed our beautiful view :)
Thanks again to Vista 18 for a wonderful evening.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
50th anniversary dinner
Great food, view is fantastic, even arranged for a marvelous sunset looking out from our table, great service and recognition of our friends 50th.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
View was great, ambiance great,
View was great, ambiance great, a very pleasant experience and will be a return destination
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious Food Great Service
Tasty, tasty tasty, tasty. Great food, wine and service and a fantastic view.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing view of the city!
With the great ambience, good food, and amazing service, we would return to this restaurant again.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
The staff were extremely positive: the reception at the front door, the hostess, and serving staff in the restaurant.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Elegant for Business Dinner
Not a high bar for extreme foodies, but every dish was original, nicely prepared and presented, Service was aattentive, there was a reasonably good wine list, staff were very helpful to provide a view table for our out of town guests. Have been a few times, it has never let me down. Wouldn't hesitate to go again
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Six of us went for brunch last Sunday, and the waiter heard me say how hungry I was, so he brought us six mini muffins to tide us over until our excellent food was served. That was above and beyond my expectations.
A lovely place to go for any meal, the views are spectacular daytime or nighttime.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were a group of 11 people and all of us enjoyed our meals very much! The only off-putting thing was the fact that the West Coast Eggs Benedict used canned crab instead of the Dungeness crab that was described in the menu 8( Other than that, it was great.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Anniversary Dining A+++
My husband and I wanted a lovely dinner and a warm atmosphere. Smart-casual was the norm and we felt well at ease dressed up and sparkly! The service was impeccable. Attention to details prominent. The service team was ever present and we never wanted for anything! Dinner was delicious. Although we were full by dessert we tried the lime coconut ice-cream which was a perfect end to our meal !We would recommend this dining experience to anyone looking for an unforgettable dinner experience! We look forward to dinning there again.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
I should have asked for....
A booth (as I prefer booths) and seating on the other side of the building towards the harbour and Empress/Parliament buildings. It was a special occasion and since I booked well enough ahead of time I would have thought a great table would have been a given. I'll know better next time.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Service was excellent but
Service was excellent but a tad slow. This is the only knock against this restaurant. Amazing seafood dishes that were presented beautifully. The view of the inner harbour and Parliament were the best I've seen. If you ever want to impress a date or just get out of the dog house this is the place.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
I have been popping into Vista 18 at least annually for the past 10 years or so. The menu continues changes subtly and the view is the best in the city. Was able to sit in my favorite romantic corner table and bask in the lights of the city at night. My date loved it too. Neither of us were very hungry and we forwent appy's to order from the simplicity menu. She had the Arctic Char and I had The Beef Tenderloin. Both were fantastic, so good in fact that I convinced her to try my beef and she doesn't normally eat red meat.. Her mouthwatering bite convinced her to at least reconsider red meat in the future.
The only thing missing is modern style, Vista 18 still feels like it's t in the late 80's. Time to remodel, at least lights.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great job definitely some
Great job definitely some of the best food in Victorialove the view
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
creative menu options
Choice of a 3 course tasting menu or "Simplicity" entrees with a range of sauces to add or "Chef specials" - wow, something for everyone. An excellent choice for the "foodie" crowd. Service was pleasant and informative.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM