10 Acres Kitchen

4.5
397 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Northwest
What we don’t grow + ethically raise on our 10 Acres organic farm in North Saanich on Vancouver Island BC, we proudly source from other like minded farmers, food purveyors + fishermen. Our locally inspired farm to plate menu guarantees you that the freshest, often most innovative ingredients available, are used to prepare your meal. We are passionately committed to supporting locally grown, sustainable ingredients. Our seafood offerings are local + diverse. The items on our menu are selected for their seasonal availability + freshness.

The Kitchen offers slightly finer dining offering dinner 7 nights a week. Staying fresh + local with the best products from land + sea.
Dining Style
Elegant Dining
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Cuisines
Northwest, Farm-to-table, Organic
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Everyday
5pm first seating, 10 pm last seating
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Phone number
(250) 385-4512
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Marcelo Najarro
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Cross street
Gordon Street
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 397 People Are Saying
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was awesome. The presentation, attention to detail, the awakening of our taste buds... all incredible. One of the best dinning experiences we have ever experienced. Hats off and thank you. Ee will be back next time we are in Victoria.
Curtis, Michele, and Phoebe.
Spokane Wa,

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 1

I don’t particularly enjoy watching mice run around while I’m eating. If it weren’t for this problem I would have enjoyed my experience way more. The bus boy was great, however the servers relied on him way too much, so much so that he was at the table more than they were.

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic. Have the tasting menu and wine pairing!

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RS
New Mexico
12 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food. Great combination of flavors using very fresh local ingredients.
Not to be missed if you go to BC

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CO
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

10 Acres Kitchen is one of our favourite restaurants. The staff are helpful and friendly. Seating is booths that provide good separation from other guests, so noise is minimal.

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IS
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was fantastic. The food and the wine pairing was on point. This restaurant is one of the best in the city.

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KC
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We came to The Kitchen for our Thanksgiving dinner this year (instead of cooking) and found the meal to be
really delicious. Everyone loved it and our table service was excellent.

My only comment would be on the hostess service which I found to be somewhat cool and standoff - ish. When we arrived we weren't greeted warmly and felt as though we were an imposition when we were asked to have a seat until our table was ready. The hostess did update me that it would be about 15 mins before we could be seated for our reservations ( we were a bit early ) but again didn't deliver the message in such a way as to say they were happy we were there etc. In addition, she brushed off another patron who inquired about a table ( with reservation, I believe ) who she also told to just "have a seat/wait" who also grew impatient/somewhat frustrated with being "ignored".
Likely I would have not taken much notice of this event if I hadn't already felt like I'd received the same treatment when reserving, during a confirmation call and following up...

Lastly, we did visit the Bistro, the day early which was good food and service.

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CZ
Vancouver
20 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

I really like this concept of restaurant; farm to table, you know exactly what you are getting! The food was superb, but the service was good but not great to be honest! It felt very disjointed and I saw the server standing around a lot doing not much, while the busser was doing most of the work. Also I was late by 15 mins and they called me saying they would release my table if I wasn't there.....quite rude to be honest. I know they have that right but they can word it differently.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Service felt inattentive once we were seated. We waited noticeably long for our server to arrive at our tables and for the food to come.

I’d suggest one of their other locations, bistro or commons.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent dining experience, menu, preparation and presentation all done thoughtfully. Front of house staff were excellent. Ambience was great, noise level not too high. Pricing in line with similar venues in the area. Would recommend and will return.

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RL
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal and service! Farm to table is a great concept! Enjoyed the experience!

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SS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We lived it so much, we took our friends on Sunday night! Our server, Lisa and the sommelier were exceptional!

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ET
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

They accommodated two special diet needs without a problem. Food was excellent.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There were three adults and all of us were impressed by the delicious food and wonderful service. I don’t say this as often as I used to because I seem to be getting pickier the older I get, but I would definitely go back.!

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The gnocchi was terrible. Over cooked and mush. That being said, the squid and pork tenderloin was amazing. The service was good, missed a few wine pours.

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BD
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter Jim was excellent and provided great suggestions. The atmosphere was lovely and the food was delicious. Would recommend to everyone.

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IE
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Loved the ambiance and decor. The food was ok - quite pricy for what we got. Had to send a plate back but it was handled very well.

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RA
Charleston
23 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about 10 Acres Kitchen was perfect. I had a wonderful Kombucha and gin cocktail to start the meal. Since I was alone, I ate two appetizers as my meal. I had the squid with peanuts and the melon with prosciutto. Both were ridiculously good. My waitress was the perfect balance of attentive while also giving me space. I would recommend this place to anyone who is looking for a great meal and cares where their ingredients are sourced.

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C
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing! We did the Tasting Menu with 10 Acres Wine Pairings. Beautiful dishes paired perfectly with the wines. The woman serving us did an amazing job explaining the wines, the dishes and the pairings. Great ambiance and an incredible memory. We will definitely be back!

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S
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply a treat! I found this restaurant in a review of the best places to eat in Victoria, and totally concur with that description. The ambiance and service were top notch without being pretentious, and the food... well, my 87 year old (and difficult to please) mother said it was the best dinner she’d ever eaten. Again, I have to agree: from the signature cocktails, to the melon and prosciutto appetizer, the gnocchi (totally amazing), our main courses of salmon and strip steak, and finally a decadent dark chocolate tart with homemade (yes, really) ice cream - we were in heaven. So glad we found the Ten Acres Kitchen!

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LS
St. Louis
57 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal, great selection of BC wines by the glass, halibut dish was exquisite

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EV
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had the tasting menu, very nice and presented beautifully. Friendly knowledgeable staff.

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FL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Friendly and lively restaurant. EXtensive wine list of French wines. Authentic cuisine with local products

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QW
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

GF option for main was dry unseasoned fish and boiled potato

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SN
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious. Everything was fresh and locally sourced. Excellent service and relaxing ambience. Would go back again.

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LK
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Not all what we were expecting. Farm to table concept ... not at 10 Acres Kitchen. A very uncomfortable room (no windows, badly decorated) and horrible service.

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g
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding meal. Had tasting menu. Wonderful fresh ingredients. Would go back in a heartbeat

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RR
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Very pleasant and attentive wait staff. The dining area was very nice. The fried oyster appetizer was heavily breaded, which made it difficult to taste the oysters. The salmon was good, but the accompanying vegetables were very bland. Seasoning was very minimal. Pasta dish was good. All dishes were a little overpriced.

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HL
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A most enjoyable dinner with good friends. We'll certainly do that again - soon!

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S
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

What a great experience, we shall be going back. Local content, presentation, quality and portions make this a great experience.

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M
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We felt very lucky to have picked 10 Acres Kitchen for our shared birthday trip to Victoria. It was a lovely, quick walk from the Empress and the food and service was outstanding!

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JR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Overall, the food was good. However, with two of the items in our group, the desire to be trendy and creative leaves the flavor and texture of the food coming up a bit short.

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LB
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

I went to 10 acres for a special birthday celebration. Everything was ok but not outstanding and was pricey. There was no mention of the special birthday during dinner and the service was fair at best. I might return but would not highly recommend this place.

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MS
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food and service. Outstanding food, especially the pork entree and cheesecake. Very attentive and helpful service from all.

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BW
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best meal I've ever had in Victoria...can't wait to visit the bistro.

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JG
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

My wife and I have eaten at 10 Acres three times and it has really been hit or miss. The first time was pretty good and so we decided to go back and it was outstanding; however, on our third visit it was actually fairly disappointing. The 1st and third visits were on a week night while the second was on a weekend; perhaps the kitchen staff is different between weekdays and weekends?

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d
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

On a recent 2 week trip from Seattle and to Vancouver island, this was one of two best experiences. Our server, Jim, was outstanding in all areas . I had a squid appetizer that was amazing and the best squid dish I have ever had. My pork chop was the best I have ever eaten, prepared sous vide then browned, and the rest of the plate was creative yet very complimentary regarding flavor and texture. My wife has halibut and it was likewise excellent with fresh and creative local veggies. Jim paired these dishes with great wines at reasonable prices. Outstanding!

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B
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

4 of us had dinner here and all 4 of us agreed the food and experience was “just okay”, and not worth the expensive cost. We all agreed we would not return in the future and would not recommend the restaurant to our friends. We were actually surprised this restaurant had such a high rating.

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AA
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was very good . It took 10-15 min to get my beer after I order it. Same thing for the bill and the restaurant was not crowded. The rest was perfect.

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N
Palm Springs
8 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic. Quiet room ,great service ,great food. Easy ,comfortable ,attentive knowledgeable service. A great concept “farm to table “.it works all around.

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