About Agrius

Agrius is an organic restaurant. Created in 2015 as an extension to the Fol Epi Organic Bakery, and using the Fol Epi baguette as our golden standard, we try to showcase the high quality local and sustainably sourced ingredients available to us here on Vancouver Island. Our meat is all raised here in BC. We believe in in whole animal butchery, all of our animals are broken down on site, or a few blocks away by our friends and Farm+Field Butchers. We also use seasonal produce predominantly grown on farms here on Vancouver Island, and we take pride in having a personal relationship with all of the farmers, ranchers, fisheries, foragers and suppliers we deal with.

732 Yates St
Victoria, BC V8W 1L4
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Organic, Contemporary French, Wine Bar

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Every Day - 9:00am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Wednesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Blanshard

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(778) 265-6312

Website:
http://www.agriusrestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
We have street parking outside the restaurant which is free after 6PM, as well as a public parkade on Johnson Street, which is just through the alley from our restaurant. From Monday to Saturday the parkade is free for the first hour, after which it costs $2 per hour, and then free again and after 6PM. Both the street and the parkade are free all day Sunday.

Public Transit:
We are a half block away from most major downtown transit stops.

Executive Chef:
Sam Harris

Private Party Facilities:
Agrius is able to accommodate groups of 8 to 10 in our dining room, however for groups of this size we require the party commit to one of our set menus. For samples of these, please email us.
We also have a Private Dining Room available for groups of 11-18 people. To make use of the PDR, we require groups to commit to one of our set menus, as well as our large party booking policy. To inquire about this please email us.
Agrius is available for private bookings for groups from 45 to 100 guests. For information regarding our private booking options, please email us.

Private Party Contact:
Benjamin Anderson: (778) 265-6312

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Agrius Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

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Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for a Date (28)
Good for Anniversaries (21)
Great for Brunch (18)
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Special Occasion (18)
Tasting Menu (18)
Casual (15)
Great for Lunch (15)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Romantic (12)
Authentic (11)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Hot Spot (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Fun (10)
Healthy (10)
Seasonal (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Worth the Drive (7)
Cozy (6)
Business Meals (6)
Great Beer (5)
People Watching (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Tapas (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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·Dined 5 days ago

Certainly has the eye candy for todays cafe style of informal great quality eating. The menu for brunch was diverse enough to satisfy our group of 4. The food was well prepared, tasty and all our plates appearances ware convincing. Care taken in the kitchen was obvious. Friendlyl staff members asked us often if our meals were fine.
Pros: menu is diverse, food well prepared & tasty, ambiance/design is 1st class. Price for what you get is spot on. Great draught beer selection.
Cons: wine list by the glass is too limited, and 2 small points: waitress involved herself in our private conversation...thats a no no, and a beard hair found on one of our plates at the end of the meal...yuk!...didn't say anything at he time... the 2 bearded kit staff should have worn beard nets.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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·Dined 6 days ago

We had a wonderful dinner at Agrius. The six of us have very diverse food needs re allergies, diets, tastes. Everyone was able to find just the right meal, and a few substitutions were appreciated and graciously provided. Becoming one of our favourite dining places in Victoria, and we are very fussy.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, People Watching, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Organic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

I got the perogi hash, and it was exceptional. tasted like nothing I’ve ever had before. beautiful restaurant and wonderful service. we got our food super fast.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great food, and friendly, knowledgable staff. Very pricey, but worth going once in a while!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Attentive service. Creative wine pairings. Some inventive dishes.

Tags: Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 24, 2017

The food was amazing. All the ingredients fresh and they just sang together. Each and every dish delectable, but I have to make a special mention of the dessert. The dessert was a work of art, must save room for it! We had a child with us and the staff was very friendly about accommodating, but I would not say that it is necessarily a family restaurant, more of an upscale small space one, although if well behaved, I am sure it would be ok.

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great Restaurant, we will come back again.
Great Restaurant, we will come back again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Staff go out of their way to meet your needs. Thank you.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on November 16, 2017

We celebrated our daughter Rebecca's graduation here and it was a wonderful evening! The food is delicious, lots of variety and great combinations! Our server was incredibly knowledgeable and her recommendations were superb! The atmosphere was fun and we were able to chat, hear each other and have lots of fun! I would recommend this restaurant as it is one of the best and an experience you all need! Cheers to all at Agrius!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Loved it - delicious food, arrived quickly, good mimosas, good service

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 12, 2017

I was excited to try this restaurant and the four course meal. The space is nice and lively. Service was friendly and reasonably attentive. Wine pairings arrived far in advance of each course and were almost consumed by the time each course arrived.
The biggest disappointment was the food. Some items were good [definitely not outstanding], but there were a number of items that just didn’t hit the mark for me.
I wouldn’t try it again, but the combination of the atmosphere, service and $ value made it an “alright” experience. Again, not great but just alright.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Awesome as always! Only problem is I always leave with a bag full of amaxing bread and pastries :)

Tags: Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food is excellent but a central problem right now with the restaurant is that their ventilation system is not working at all. We had a nice brunch there, but I had to go home and change clothes before going to work and there was a terrible smell of fried food that stuck in my clothes for days. I would not recommend the restaurant for this reason until they upgrade their ventilation system.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

I love this place. I know the chef and staff and they are good people on a mission! The food and service are phenomenal, and it's not intimidating at all. Go to Agrius and actually enjoy your dinner!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Cozy, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Organic, Good for Groups, Afternoon Coffee, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 21, 2017

What a delicious meal...fantastic service too.
More options for wines by the glass would be appreciated but that is a minor quibble.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Seasonal, People Watching, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Montreal)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Everything we ate was amazing. I had the duck and honestly it was the best I've ever had. My husband has the halibut and he loved it. My son had the pork chop and it was delicious. We had great cocktails and BC wine. The bread- don't get me started. So good. And we got a baguette at the end of the night! So cool! The staff were very friendly and worked hard. I would love to come back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Healthy, Good for Groups, Organic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Firstly the food was probably the most flavourful food I've ever eaten anywhere. Or I should say equal to other very fine food prepared by chefs. Definitely in my top 3. Ever. A comfortable place. All the tables were full. Bustling busy. Great service - you know when it's perfect. You don't want for anything but they don't hover. There were four of us and we had the 7 course tasting menu. Every course was exquisite and bursting with flavor. Lovely presentation. Friendly staff but serious (in a good way) about doing their best. My husband was facing the kitchen and loved watching the cooks at work.

Tags: Disabled Access, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Kid-friendly, Business Meals
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

My sister and I went here during a weekend retreat to Victoria from Seattle and were absolutely blown away by the tasting menus! We shared one of each and, along with the masterful yummy cocktails from our charming bartender Wiley, savored each mouthful! I wish we had an Olo in Seattle, it's really one of the best dinners I've ever had. Highly, highly recommend!

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Love Agrius for brunch - best in town. Creative offerings and everything made in-house.
Great coffee!

Tags: Organic, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

Amazing food, terrific service. I've had a fantastic experience every time I've been. I recommend Agrius to anyone visiting from out of town!

Tags: Fun, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Simply amazing! We went for our anniversary and had a fantastic experience.

Tags: Good for a Date, Seasonal, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Healthy
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Took the girlfriend there for her birthday. Great cocktails, and the two appies we had were fantastic. The entrees were good, not great, but good. Overall a good dining experience though definitely on the pricey end.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 22, 2017

I was on a cruise to Alaska and found this place in Victoria. Completely amazing. The food was fantastic and it was great to try some local Canadian cuisine. I wish I could have tried everything on the menu, it was so creative.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients, Authentic
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on September 21, 2017

We were astonished by how good everything was. We thought the main dishes were great, and then the dessert blew us away...a selection of fruit sorbets with delicate and amazing flavors. All told, one of the best dining experiences we have ever had, at extremely reasonable prices. Our only complaint would be the noise level.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Great for Brunch, Vegan, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 17, 2017

I absolutely love this restaurant. The food and cocktails are always fabulous. The service is great. Have been there for breakfast as well and can highly recommend it!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun
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 (Montreal)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Great service. Excellent food. Cool space. Everyone loved their meals. Would go back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Very enjoyable experience. Atmosphere is casual although you wouldn't feel out of place in a blazer. Food was all very good. We we're looking forward to the 4 course tasting menu but the options presented did not appeal to us and so we chose to just order from the menu instead. Overall, would recommend and will go back.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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·Dined on September 7, 2017

Really enjoyed the appy's and dinner entres, we ordered desert but it wasn't as good. But this won't stop us from going again we just won't order desert.

Tags: Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

The menu was very interesting but some dishes didn't work. They need a better farm salad starter, the ratio on the strawberry and Lardo salad was off - too much lardo compared to other components. Steelhead starter was excellent. Halibut main was superb- best halibut I've had. In contrast the crab spaghetti was one of the worse dishes I've ever had- pasta was clumpy and overcooked, dish was oversauced and overlooked so felt like mush and herbs were heavy handed . We left about half of it and gave feedback to waiter but he just brushed it off.

Tags: Tapas, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

We tried the 7 course tasting menu with wine pairing. It was amongst the worst meals we have ever eaten out and it cost us over $350! We were very disappointed with the food. Several of the dishes were not edible. The flavours were underwhelming and the cuts of meat were very fatty and below the standard one expects for the price and class of restaurant. We will not be returning to Agrius.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Delicious halibut, fried chicken, tomato salad. Loved the kombucha and booze cocktail, and the wines by the glass were great. Fab service.

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·Dined on August 27, 2017

Great food, great service, very happy and plan on going again and again.

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Great Beer
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Beautiful food as always, every time we are in Victoria we love dining at Agrius.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Vegan, Casual, Seasonal, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Afternoon Tea, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies
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 (Calgary)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Incredible all around! Food was fabulous. Service was fabulous! And drinks were fabulous. Eating and drinking my way thru Victoria on a working holiday and had the privilege of eating here. The server and kitchen went out of their way to make the tasting menu pescatarian just for us! Eat here! And come back to the bakery in the morning !

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·Dined on August 20, 2017

We had the four-course kitchen tasting set-menu with wine pairings (a seven-course is also available). The good was really good, and the wine pairings were bang on. It's expensive for a Victoria restaurant (lots and lots of good restaurants to choose from, and plenty that embrace the farm-to-table ethos), but the quality of the food made that okay. The ambiance is okay. Wait-staff were friendly and professional - but pretty busy. It was a little weird that Open Table said we couldn't reserve at the time we wanted, but our meal stretched out into that time and there were still a couple of places available.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on August 18, 2017

First - the wine. We chose a less expensive wine because we have had the varietal in Spain and enjoyed it. The wine we got, though, was poor. Good restaurants should not offer poor wine.
The ingredients were of good quality. The combination of these ingredents in the dishes, though, often seemed more for menu description and plate presentation than for enhancing the overall tastes of the combined ingredients. We were definitely underwhelmed.

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·Dined on August 13, 2017

We had an unbelievable meal there on Saturday night. Our waitress was outstanding, making sure we had a chance to savour every dish without feeling rushed. The martinis, made with local spirits, were out of this world, and the wine pairing was also excellent. What can I say, we just found our new favourite restaurant :)

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, People Watching, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Great food and service. Fun with old friends.

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·Dined on August 6, 2017

Went for early brunch and it was good (eggs benny for me and my partner). Bennies were GOOD for both the classic and creative options, but didn't like it on the baguette so much (too bready). The hash browns were really really salty (and I love salt) and the ketchup they brought for us was about a 1 tablespoon serving for 2 adults. Also I was having trouble deciding about whether to get the hash browns or salad with my benny and the server said she can do half-half... when the plates came, I saw that I had much less than half of the hashbrowns on my partners plate, and the tiniest bit of greens (compared to full greens in photos it was also less than half).... and then the bill came and they charge 2 dollars, which I was unaware as she just offered it without mentioning this (and I didn't have a chance to see it on the menu) and then you get much less than half of the portions of hash and salad (maybe about a 3rd of each). This really annoys me when restaurants do this, just don't give the option if you are going to charge more for less food, especially since it is not plated out special or anything, just plain greens and hashbrowns plopped onto a plate... oh well.
The coffees both espresso based and regular coffees were the best i've had in a while - but the coffee was brought spilled over onto the saucer and dripping all over and the server knew this and just left it all messy and dripping.
We also got an order of pickles, they were ok, but seemed small and was missing the cauliflower that we were told it would have, and then when I was leaving saw another plate of pickles which had more and included the cauliflower, so not sure what happened there but a bit disappointing.
Overall, it was really good for a brunch, server was nice enough but I think there are better brunch options and maybe save this one for a dinner instead.

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Coffee, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Underwhelmed with both food and service. Quality of food not there for the price.

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