Join us for Mother's Day Brunch and treat your Mom to a fantastic seafood buffet overlooking Victoria's beautiful inner harbour!
Sunday, May 13, 2018
the food was excellent in quiet surrounding with great views across the city.
We were told it was great, but it was far better than that. First class service,menu & the best Bloody Caesar in town!
Enjoyed our dinner in the lounge! Server was great!
Good food, not great food. Wine should have been decanted . But the setting is lovely and the service was great .
The food was fabulous, the service was great, the view is stunning. The menu was pricey even with taking advantage of the Feast pricing in relation to portion size.
Host was super...not only in the welcome but also continued to engage (with genuine interest) with diners ensuring their experience was a good one. Delicious food.
Food was delicious, view was amazing, service was very good. We will be back!!
Everything went well, good place for a special occasion.
Food was good (not incredibly considering the prices) and service overall was efficient but very formal/serious from the two main staff that attended to our needs. Dine around options were handy but appreciated still being able to choose a la carte; very romantic setting with great views.
Gorgeous! Food, location and service: everything has been perfect!
Best steak ive ever had
Did not get the seating i requested with 1 month reservation.
We had an amazing time there. They greeted us very well, and seated us very quickly. The food tasted amazing and the view was absolutely breathtaking. Would definitely recommend this restaurant to everyone.
Had a table next to the window and had their crab. Was very good.
Very good food and a great harbour view. This place is easy to forget about but excellent and needs to be a go to.
My son and daughter in law were visiting me from the mainland and as he used to be an Executive Chef.... he wanted me to choose a very nice place for an evening meal....we were given a window table which was wonderful ! We really enjoyed our meals......and appreciate the good service from our waiter..........we will be back!
ps..this was not my first visit!
GREAT LOCATION - GOOD FOOD -FRIENDLY SERVICE, THOUGH SLOW. APPEARED TO BE ONLY ONE SERVER FOR THE WHOLE EATING AREA. CONDITION OF UPHOLSTERY VERY SURPRISING. IT WAS OBVIOUSLY WELL OVER DUE FOR REPLACEMENT. HAD I BEEN WEARING LIGHTWEIGHT CLOTHES THERE WAS A DISTINCT POSSIBILITY I WOULD HAVE SNAGGED MY SKIRT/PANTS
Blue Crab is one our favourites. The view is wonderful. The staff is very friendly. I had the scallop appetizer, my usual choice and it was absolutely delicious!
dine around menu confusion. Did not like that you could not swap an item from one price menu to another without $10.00 charge even though the individual items were the same price eg swap soups.
Food was very tasty and dishes were unique. However, portions were very small. I am celiac and found they had very limited options for gluten free, especially appys. Service was excellent. Prices were high for what we received.
We left feeling somewhat disappointed.
Excellent cuisine and service at Dine Around.
Main complaint...charging an extra $2 for bread. A chintzy tactic unworthy of a high end restaurant.
The dine around experience turns the menu into a “costumized menu” with made up items and made up prices and apparently the servicing staff doesn’t seem happy about this either.
Our server, Michael, was fantastic! Thanks. Hope you are lucky enough to have him for another many years!
Excellent experience, as always. I have dined here several times over several years and have always left extremely satisfied. This time was no different. Our host asked if we would be willing to wait a few minutes so that we could get a fantastic table. While seeting us right by the window, he again thanked us for our patience. His manner was professional and wonderful.
The food was delicious, service from our server perfect and we thoroughly enjoyed our dinner.
We live on the mainland and rarely make it to Victoria but a dinner here is always incorporated.
My absolute favorite restaurant in Victoria. I always, take my best friend, for Steak and Lobster for her birthday supper. It was amazing. The Tenderloin was cooked perfectly and so very tender. Yummm.
Our server was Hunter and he is always upbeat and knowledgeable... A big thanks to him..
Amazing meal as always...
Very friendly servers and great food
Made it in for "dine around" and we each enjoyed $60 three plate courses. I got Dungeness and my wife got the crab sampler. It was fantastic, and substantial - more than we could eat. I'd never tried to crack into an entire crab before, so it was a fun experience too. One problem with the food is that the meat in the crab legs got cold very quickly. I wonder if they served it in a bowl or on a very hot plate it would preserve the heat longer. Next time we would probably just split one crab so we could eat it before it's cold, and share an appetizer, otherwise the bill would just be too much to justify going to here more than once.
Way overpriced. Food was ok. The table was too close to others, thereby people had to SQUEEZE by.
Excellent view of the harbour and with Dine Around January 19 to February 3, an excellent value too! My spouse loves snow crab so we selected the Dine Around $50 menu but they have a $40 menu and a $60 menu as well. To begin, he had the clam chowder with clams in the shell (a little thick for his liking) and I had the crispy calamari which came with a spicy dipping sauce ( good amount of heat for me). The snow crab main for him, and the prawn and scallop for me. Our server was very helpful in showing my spouse how to use the special crab scissors that cut backwards, and in arranging a substitution for the parsnip puree with my main. There was a generous portion of crab legs which were eaten with gusto. My scallops were grilled to perfection and the accompanying veg tasty. We had a 1/2 L of a New Zealand sauvignon blanc which was very fruity (grapefruit) and went well with the seafood. The final course is not to be missed. Be highly recommend the raspberry chocolate torte: truly decadent and absolutely delicious. We have had the croissante dessert and the crème brulée on other occasions... go for the chocolate!
Five of us went to the Blue Crab for my mother's birthday. We were greeted nicely but that was where the service seemed to end. We were placed in an upper level by the window where the lighting was so dim that we literally had to use our cellphones to read the pale font of the menu. We had to order from the Dine Around Menu so were not able to have the Blue Crab risotto that I enjoyed on a prior visit and to have crab we had to order from the $50 menu. All in all the food was good but expensive. the real disappointment was the service. It was evident that it was a special occasion and I mentioned it when reserving but no acknowledgment or mention from the serving staff. The service was inattentive and lacklustre. Loooong gaps when the waiter was nowhere to be found and no enthusiasm demonstrated when he did reappear. Surplus glasses and plates not cleared from the crowded table top, had to ask for water refills, took some of the beverage orders but didn't wait to see if others wanted anything, had to ask for bill - just general disinterest. When we are paying this much for dinner, the expectation is that the service would be of quality. I would not recommend this venue for a special occasion.
Great food and experience every time we go
The service was also excellent
Overall very good, excellent crab and chicken . Location was super. Only problem was that vegetables were undercooked.
We had a great evening dining with old friends over a fine meal
Great food and service! Best seafood on the island!
Beautiful setting, fabulous food, wonderful service...what more can I say...we loved it!
Awful food - seasoning and food pairings...super disappointed!! Should have known when we pulled up and realized that the restaurant is part of a hotel that the food would be awful. But it was too late in the evening and we already had reservations.
Only good thing was the waiter was very good and attentive and the service was very fast.
dinner was very bitter, 85.00 set menu, just such a disappointment
Celebrated New Year's here with our good friends. Started with pre-dinner drinks in the lounge and then had lovely dinner in dining room. Very good service + excellent back ground live music. Would go again for a special occasion.
While on vacation, my wife and I went to Blue Crab and were very pleased. We returned for several more meals, Dinner, Brunch, New Years Eve, Lunch, Happy Hour, and Dinner againl
The Seafood Y & Oysters, not to say the Drinks, were fabulous
We'll definitely be eating there again next time we're in Victoria.
We had seared scallops, oysters, and King Crab. All dishes were just Amazing !! So fresh and price is very reasonable. Must visit restaurant in Victoria !
Best place for a crab feast in the city, although they were all out of Dungeoness (local favourite) when we're there. Crab is always messy to eat, was a little discouraging that our waiter was reluctant to clean our table before ordering dessert, so we left.