Earls Kitchen + Bar - Victoria

4.3
272 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
American
Earls Kitchen & Bar is a globally inspired restaurant focused on using the freshest ingredients and making our food and drinks from scratch. We believe in using the best proteins and produce that is locally sourced and thinking consciously about how the product is produced, raised and grown.

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  • Steak Wednesday

    Multiple dates available

    Wed 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

    The most delicious, indulgent, and wallet-friendly mid-week treat! Enjoy 6oz Sirloins for $21 every Wednesday, or treat yourself to a 9oz for just $24.
  • Sushi + Seafood Sunday

    Multiple dates available

    Sun 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM, Sat 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

    Sunday Funday just took on a whole new meaning. Dig into your favourite sushi rolls for just $10, or take $5 off any seafood entrée like our classic Oven Roasted Salmon.
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ChrisN
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about our dinner out was spectacular, the food was delicious, our server was excellent, every thing was perfect, Thank you

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NigelC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy the food at Earls and the service is always good.

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RobertP
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would love to see milk alternatives for coffee.
Apart from that visit was perfect. Thank you for having a plant based menu.

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GeorgeD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

The food was very bad. My wife's chicken was 1/4 inch thick and hard as shoe leather. My salmon was so thin that I would never have bought at the fish market and it was way over cooked.

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Rodger
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Walked in with a reservation and the host said they were overwhelmed and needed 10 minutes, which defeats the purpose of a reservation but we waited. Then we saw a different party that had the same amount of people with a later reservation time get seated. Had to ask again, to which the host made excuses and finally got us seated. Sucks that we have to start a problem to be seated when we already made a reservation, how are you overwhelmed when you knew hours in advance that we were coming? This whole process took 30 mins!

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LenC
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The hostess at the beginning was a little too authoritative and started the experience in a negative light. The rest of the time was very nice.

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JohnM
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Watch for price increases in most menu items a bit of a stretch in my view

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Catrin
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Thanksgiving, I was originally going to get a turkey dinner, unfortunately the restaurant was unable to provide that, but they called a few hours before to inform us of that, we chose to still go an have another meal (I feel I enjoyed more than I would have a turkey dinner). The service was incredible, the atmosphere was great, and the food was amazing. I highly recommend the truffle fries. I also enjoyed the cover safety of the electronic menu and the scanning of the vaccine pass upon entry. This was also the first restaurant I've been to where after ordering, the server confirmed we had no allergies or dietary restrictions though the menu confirmed this, just allowing extra safety in case.

Earls Kitchen + Bar - Victoria
Responded on October 18, 2021

Thanks Catrin for your awesome review - we're so happy you enjoyed your experience at Earls Victoria!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Visiting our daughter who goes to school on the island. I’ve been once before to Earls and it was great. This time it was short staffed and our steaks were cooked MW rather than WR as we ordered them. The food is really good though. We didn’t complain to the manager to let them know about the steaks, maybe they had an off day!

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RainMan
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Today 4 of us had lunch at Earls at the Bay Centre, Victoria. I tried to contact the Manager but the voice mail message I received said “the mail box is full and can’t accept new messages”. We are very frustrated by our experience with this restaurant and here is why.

The 4 of us spent $140.51 for lunch. Two of us had $5 Bay Centre cards and our waitress informed us that they had changed their payment system a few weeks ago and she didn’t think they could accept our cards. We were then informed that no, they could not accept them. I had just spent $23.10 at Purdy's in The Bay Centre and when I phoned to double check that I could have used my Bay gift card I was told “certainly you could”. Could the waitress at Earl’s not have taken our cards, given us our gift amount and then have put the cards through when Earls payment system allowed. Am I overly cynical in thinking that will never happen? We had made a special trip into town to have lunch at Earls because we had these cards.

Apart from the disappointment of not being able to use the cards for our lunch and knowing that we could have used them for a purchase we had just made in the Bay Centre, there were some other issues with our service. One of us wanted one crab cake but wanted to substitute a small green salad instead of coleslaw. The waitress checked and told us that we had to pay for the crab cake ($19.50) and then would have to pay an additional $5.50 for a green salad (no substitutions) - an excessive amount for one crab cake and a little salad.

When it came to tipping, we normally leave 15% for lunch. The credit card machine started with a 16% tip, an amount we did not wish to pay considering the prices and service. The waitress said she did not know how to change the tip amount.

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MarcV
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was great, but no hot chocolate on the menu.

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DavidJ
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Many plant based options and friendly service. Rather noisy with the crowd that was there. We will definitely go there again.

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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall1food4service2ambience2

It was advertised as “ Steak Night at Earls” so we made a special reservation and special trip into town. We ordered our steaks. Server came back to tell us that there were no steaks. And no salmon. And no pizza. After adjusting our orders to the very few options left, she came back to tell us that there were no desserts!

Not a very good experience.

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Aaron
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Waiter took 25 minutes to take our order - came back twice to tell us “I’ll be right back” after telling him twice we were ready to order.

Earls Kitchen + Bar - Victoria
Responded on July 28, 2021

Hi Aaron, Thank you for taking the time to review us. I apologize for the slow service, that is not the expectations that we are looking to achieve. We would love to offer you a turn around experience, please email chawkshaw@earls.ca at your convenience. Looking forward to connecting, Christina Hawkshaw Regional Director

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vipCarlaV
Vancouver
15 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Server was fantastic!
Food - all great except fettuccine Alfredo - dry like the sauce was forgotten. Situation rectified immediately on settling the bill and meal was taken off.
Ambience - very noisy - as well tables are very close together - too close at this point.
Overall we always love Earls.

Chicken lettuce wraps super delicious! 2/5 Hunan Peppers is spicy!!🌶🌶 good spice - but you have to like spice a lot for 2/5!!

Earls Kitchen + Bar - Victoria
Responded on July 28, 2021

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to review us. I appreciate the feedback on the food and ambience we will look at it immediately. Have a wonderful day.

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Customer
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Top dollar for a average size portion. Service folks could use a little more clothing to wear. ( a little more respect and professionalism). No refills for kids drinks (very unreasonable since you charge an initial high price.) go above your competition and be different. Charge a higher dollar but provide the same in return.

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DaniC
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, great service! We loved our meals and got in and out quickly.

Earls Kitchen + Bar - Victoria
Responded on July 28, 2021

Thank you for the great review!

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TammyR
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Ordered steak/frite
The fries were good but the steak was full of gristle, was slightly overcooked and cool...as if it had sat for a long time after being cooked.
Waitress was nice, but forgot to bring me the mustard I ordered until we asked for the bill.
Wines are very pricy. I ordered the cheapest one on the menu thinking "How bad can it be?" Oh boy...for $12 I blocked my nose and gulped it down.

I wouldn't go back here.

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CullenM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was great to be back at Earl's! Always my place to go for steak!
Our server, David, was friendly and helpful. He knew the menu and was able to offer good suggestions for us to consider.
The meal was excellent - cooked just right & flavourful.

Earls Kitchen + Bar - Victoria
Responded on July 28, 2021

Thank you for the great review and the kind words about David!

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SashaL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The service was not to standard and the restaurant appeared to be overbooked. I did get the seat I requested though.

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StaceyD
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time sitting in a restaurant since Covid started. Was a little nervous but was pleasantly surprised. Felt good to be back! Service, food were excellent. We will be back for sure!

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Tanners
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

We look forward to dining at earls since the location in our area closed. We were in Victoria for a long awaited get away after COVID restrictions lifted.
Food is always great. Service this time was lacking. Went back & forth between 3 servers who clearly didn’t communicate with one another. The girl who took our payment didn’t know how to process our Visa gift card so we had to pay another way.
Drink mix was off that day too…lemonade tasted like lemon juice in water without sugar, and iced tea was off as well. Disappointing after the anticipation of a lunch out.

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DonS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Another perfect Brunch! Tks again & can’t wait to go back! 👍

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MelanieC
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The crispy tofu bowl was better before you changed how the tofu is prepared. Also didn’t have the beer we ordered! Sours are the in thing right now, you should have more of them.

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HappyHourCatchUp
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall it was fine. The only complaint really is the seating in the dining room. The benches are uncomfortable and need to be replaced. They were an experiment that did not turn out well. They are worn out and have no support and if you are a shorter person they are far too low.

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DollyR
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing brunch! Can’t wait to go again! Would highly recommend!

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JENNIFERB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy hour food and drinks were excellent. Service all around was exceptional!

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vipEats
Vancouver
85 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service!

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vipEats
Vancouver
85 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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NicI
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent burger, excellent server. Thanks for lunch!

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Cassier
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall3food1service2ambience2

waitresses were hard to connect with... had more than 4 different people helping us. it was confusing to keep up with. not very socialable. also, confusing directional flow stickers on the floor.

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vipBobB
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I had a delicious avocado bowl. Our server was great.

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terryc
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Happy hr is good. Wine is nice and prices are good. Taco's always good
Service excellent.

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JohnM
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Wednesday specials were fabulous. We had the salmon and tenderloin steak both excellent choices. Wines by the glass selections could be expanded but overall were more than adequate.

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BeaR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

We really enjoyed our meals. Service was great. Meal service was a bit slow.

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IanE
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Our hostess was very accommodating and made my guests and I feel very welcomed. We are part of the younger crowd and quite often I find other establishments a bit more careless when it comes to customer service and satisfaction(with pre-asumptions of naivety). This was not (and has never been) the case at Earls. Thank you again for your accommodation, good spirits and good food!😄 Will be sure to eat here again very soon!

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PhlyinPhil
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The Open Table reservation system worked flawlessly, so that my guests had been accommodated before I arrived. I appreciate that lunch can have a restricted number of menu items, but would have appreciated a few “dinner features” and draft beer options.

Earls Kitchen + Bar - Victoria
Responded on March 29, 2021

Hi, Thank you for the great review!

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sebby
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to celebrate any occasion and always a blast to go with friends

Earls Kitchen + Bar - Victoria
Responded on March 29, 2021

Hi, Thank you for the great review, we appreciate you taking the time!

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ASek
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Food was not good. Seemed to have been prepared hurriedly. We ordered our regular dishes but they didn’t taste good, seemed like ingredients were missing or shortcuts were taken during prep
Service was slow and mediocre
Bathrooms were disgusting and looked like they hadn’t been cleaned all day.

Earls Kitchen + Bar - Victoria
Responded on March 29, 2021

Hi ASek, Thank you for taking the time to review us. I am sorry to read that we have fallen short on the food quality and cleanliness of the washroom. I would love the opportunity to make this right, please email me at your convince chawkshaw@earls.ca. Thank you, Christina Hawkshaw Regional Director

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vipKENW
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall1food4service4ambience1

If you are a big person you won’t fit in their booths.
To be honest...I don’t know how they get away with reducing the distance between the table edge and back of seat?!?!?!?
I will be looking into this in the Canadian Building Code standards!

Earls Kitchen + Bar - Victoria
Responded on March 29, 2021

Hi, I would love the opportunity to connect with you. Please email me at chawkshaw@earls.ca and we can set up a convenient time to connect. Thank you for your time, Christina Hawkshaw Regional Director

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You can order delivery directly from Earls Kitchen + Bar - Victoria using the Order Online button. Earls Kitchen + Bar - Victoria also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (250) 381-1866.

Earls Kitchen + Bar - Victoria is rated 4.3 stars by 272 OpenTable diners.

Earls Kitchen + Bar - Victoria does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://earls.ca/gift-cards/.

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.

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