Artisan Bistro

4.6
75 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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French
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We are a French inspired bistro offering breakfast, lunch and dinner, boutique wine list, local beers, cocktails, serving Fernwood coffee co. & so much more. We aim to impress every guest that comes through our doors by showcasing what the island has to offer using local, organic, free range ingredients whenever possible.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French, Bistro
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Hours of operation
Breakfast Daily 8:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:00 am–5:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 2:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–8:00 pm
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Phone number
(250) 590-9333
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
DARYL POPE
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Private party facilities
We take large reservations for parties, private events, Staff parties, Christmas celebrations. Chef enjoys working closely with his guests so they can receive the best experience.
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Private party contact
Nolan Wilson: (250) 480-9243
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Catering
We can create a menu for pickup only
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Broadmead Village
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Parking details
Large Parking area close to the Bistro
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Public transit
Royal Oak Exchange
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Entertainment
Live Music Every Sunday Night 5 - 7:30pm Wine Dinners every other night, check our website for information Broadmead Royal Tea Every 3rd Sunday of every month
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Special events & promotions
Live Music Every Sunday Night 5 - 7:30pm Wine Dinners every other night, check our website for information Broadmead Royal Tea Every 3rd Sunday of every month
Additional
Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.7
service
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ambience
4.2
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DL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The one problem with this restaurant is the noise level, after being there 4x it's almost impossible to hear the person across the table . Other than that everything is wonderful!

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KE
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had never been to the Artisan Bistro but had a gift card to use. We enjoyed our meal very much! Everything was delicious and had lovely flavours. We went to dinner early, to beat the crowd, and enjoyed a quiet dining experience. We would highly recommend this restaurant😀💥.

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NM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Made a reservation to ensure a table for us. Staff immediately asked if I'd like still or sparkling water while waiting for my friend. We had fresh mint tea and an excellent salad. They were attentive but not over bearing nor absent.

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LB
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I have eaten t Artisan Bistro several times because it is easy to get to and the food is consistently
Good.

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EA
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This restaurant is a treasure to have in the neighbourhood. Food and service are excellent, it's just a bit noisy sometimes.

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NV
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This place is one of my favorites. We were here recently for a Mother's Day Brunch. The menu was a little limited as usual and a little slanted toward meat. The food was good. The service was outstanding as usual.

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LR
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service as always was great. My favourite place to go

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d
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Have been a few times and always enjoyed the food. Only problem this time was when my friends arrived they were told there was no reservation ( got a table though) when I arrived I checked and they found the reservation. I had booked on Open Table so not sure where the problem was.
We had a good time, so no problem.

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D
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Party of 3, we all had fish and chips. It was ok, would try something else next time. Excellent service, nice ambiance.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was incredible! Server was super friendly and attentive. We will be back for sure. Thanks so much!

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MZ
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When a restaurant flows in ambiance, food and service, it becomes my next go to place. For breakfast or lunch this is my next go to place.

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OT
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The restaurant wasn’t busy as it was a holiday weekend, so the service was very attentive and our meals were up in a flash. They always have a nice selection of entrees with thoughtful presentation. We could have had dinner on their small outdoor patio but indoors is more comfortable. We’ll be back!

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MM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was our first visit to the Artisan Bistro and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The food was excellent.....perfect portion size and food was so flavourful. Would totally visit this restaurant again. Service was also outstanding.

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LR
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome as always good is great and service is great. I am a regular so I feel spoiled

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KH
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and great food. Love this restaurant.

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UF
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed very much, hamburger was awesome!!!

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SB
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was good, the service was excellent, the only disappointing thing was that some of our party who had confirmed their intention to attend did not show up. Overall, a great lunch and we do plan on coming back.

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BA
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent. Our food was delicious and came in a timely manner. My only observation was it was a little crowded and it was awkward getting through aisles. Will definitely be going again.

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NP
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We enjoyed our evening at Artisan Bistro and overall rated it highly (5).
Our server was charming and personable and the food was tasty! Our slightly lower rating on service was related to a longer than expected wait for our food. Some dishes seemed pricey - e.g. fish and chips - but we found everything zoo be of high quality.

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CS
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this gem of a place. Such a comfortable atmosphere, it's like dining with family.

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J
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Once again, another excellent meal with all at Artisan. Thank you again!!

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LD
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, wonderful service. They serve breakfast till 2 and their menu is really interesting.

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p
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We just discovered you Artisan Bistro and you are new favourite in Victoria!

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MS
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful food and excellent service. Thank you!

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AS
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Best place to meet for coffee ad lunch in the area. Excellent food. Good service. A go to place for meeting friends. Lots of parking. Can get a bit noisy if sitting in the middle but near windows and in booth area excellent.

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M
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Cold and uncomfortable everytime the door opens! 😢

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GS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Only issue on our last visit was the noise level, like a lot of restaurants there is nothing on the walls to absorb the chatter. We will go again but likely not on a Friday night

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KH
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Lunch with my husband. Restaurant is small and quite busy. Service was excellent and food delicious.

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RP
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service and high quality food with some nice creativity. This is a go-to brunch place for out of town guests.

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D
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

We were very happy with the service however we felt there was no value in the food. The prawn entree salad had very small overcooked prawns and was less hearty for a dinner salad priced at $19 and the steak & frites had a small portion of sliced steak with fries for $38! It is a cute bistro however the lights were fully up and they could dim the lights for dinner service to make for a more suitable evening ambience.

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l
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love the wild salmon entree. Coconut curry prawn appetizer also outstanding.

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JH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Went for the prix fixe menu during Dine Around, and we were very impressed. Standouts were the wild mushroom soup, the beet salad and the salmon. Everything very fresh and beautifully prepared. Service was fantastic, very efficient and friendly. Will definitely go back to sample a la carte items.

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L
Vancouver
22 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great meals and service!

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EM
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food is very good for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Staff are very friendly. Booths are nice. Central tables can get a little crowded but at the least the tables are not all jammed in like some other restaurants.

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JM
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious! This is our third visit, and the food has been wonderful each time.

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EC
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Crowded—with mostly local folks—but great food and attentive servers. Well worth the drive from View Royal.

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P
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful little restaurant with excellent food and a lovely atmosphere.

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CR
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service. Our new favourite restaurant

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LS
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We went to this restaurant prior to going to the theater and were very impressed. Our food arrived very promptly, was nicely presented and delicious. The service was excellent and we would definitely recommend this bistro.

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VG
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Was good ! Service was good ! The ketchup was delicious!

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