Bar 500

4.6
15 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Italian
Italian inspired eatery/bar led by talented chef Josh Cocca and master mixologist Mark Roeric. Newly re-designed in the lobby of the Oswego Hotel. Local products, smart wines, true cocktails, Whistle Bouy draught and a commitment to quality, are all presented by professional and passionate staff, making bar 500 the go to hot spot in James Bay.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 15 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
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food
4.7
service
4.1
ambience
4.4
value
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RichardK
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the small menu, locally sourced (mushrooms), and the the enthusiasm of our server. I look forward to another visit.

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Halom
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Somewhat disappointed with the experience here.The menu was quite limited and did not give any indication as to what was a starter or main course and lacked a description of the meal.

We had a starter of the mussels which were well done but a very small portion and the toast that went with the mussels were burnt.

The main course was a small portion for the price and my partners fish was overdone and way too salty.The accompanying vegetables were not the freshest either.

Bar500 needs to up its act if it wants to compete in this market.Unfortunately it has been our experience that restaurants in the tourist harbour area of Victoria often don’t have to try too hard to attract customers.We left feeling that we had overpaid for a meal with too small portions of rather indifferent quality.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was awesome! Would recommend.

YV
YVRdwntwnfamily
London
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely dinner at Bar 500. The menu is brief but well thought out. Had the catch of the day and it was excellent - sides really complimented the fish. Tasty craft cocktails and a delicious cappuccino to finish the meal. Great service and excellent value!

JW
JennyW
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Food was salty and virtually inedible with "foraged" weeds and potato foam that was more like toothpaste in texture. Over priced and underwhelming to say the least. One of the worst meals we have ever had. No question.

MM
vipMargueriteM
Hawaii
18 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been here a few times and always a lovely experience.

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vipEats
Vancouver
82 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great service and a lovely dining space!! I highly recommend the hot chicken sandwich.

E
vipEats
Vancouver
82 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food & excellent service.

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vipDudelistico25
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mark is a wonderful server/mixologist! He makes Bar 500 very welcoming! Amazing food and drinks! The patio atmosphere is to die for! On the quiet side which is nice :)

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justinp
Edmonton
20 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will keep coming back!

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vipEats
Vancouver
82 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and service was amazing. A nice little patio with limited covers seating. We will be back again!

JA
vipJonathanA
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service! We look forward to our next visit.

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vipDudelistico25
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing food, amazing drinks and best of all: amazing service. The ambience is definetly amazing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tastiest pasta I’ve had in years!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best new restaurants in Victoria! The pasta was fresh and some of the tastiest I’ve had in a long while, the beet tartare is definitely recommended, and the tiramisu hit the spot for a sweet treat at the end of our meal

FAQs

Bar 500 offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (250) 940-7500 ext. 6505.

Bar 500 is rated 4.6 stars by 15 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.