Ferris' Upstairs Seafood and Oyster Bar

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Seafood
Located in one of Victoria's oldest buildings, Ferris' Upstairs Seafood And Oyster Bar presents deeply coloured wooden floors and rich brick walls accented by candlelight Featuring the best in fresh seafood from our local waters, and premium steaks from Alberta. It's a great place to lounge and enjoy what Vancouver Island has to offer.
POST COVID OPERATIONS: We provide a safe and comfortable dining environment with enhanced cleaning protocols, sanitizer stations and elegant customer partitions. Our aim is to provide an environment that is enjoyable to dine in while keeping both our staff and guests safe.

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matthew
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic seafood and service. Will return in the future.

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carolynp
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was perfect. Service was fabulous, they even had plexiglass between the tables.

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oysterhound
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Admittedly, we were skittish to go back to eat in the real world. I must shout out my compliments to Ferris' Upstairs. The comfortable spacing, attractive acrylic dividers, smartly positioned tables, and conscientious staff eliminated our concerns, and we felt safe and at home. Except for the food. Try as we may, we don't get food like this at home. Oysters, raw and baked, a brilliant tomato salad with mint, mushroom ravioli and clam linguini. We love this place and are so happy that we can fearlessly return. We'll be back. Thank you so much.

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Clare
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The preset menu's that they are offering during COVID are well though out and delicious! Service was great!

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DebbieB
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are so glad to have Ferris reopened, as it is our favourite Victoria restaurant! We had their 5 course set menu, but as we are seniors, made arrangements to order one dinner and shared it. It was plenty for us, and every course was fresh, inventive, and delicious. They change the menu to a new "country theme" each week- can't wait to see what the next one will bring! This week was Greek, with upscale salad, fried zucchini with shrimp (amazing!), grilled squid, cod, and a wonderful dessert each. The service is so friendly but unobtrusive, and the fun hanging plexiglass walls between the tables made it seem private and cozy, rather than a COVID practicality.
We will be back next week!

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ScottL
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal - awesome night with super service. Not cheap but excellent experience and really top shelf food and drinks. Will definitely be back!

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Suze
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent fixed menu, superb service, and a great space.

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vip0112358
Vancouver
18 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The tasting menu exceeded our expectations. There were no choices or substitutions. And just as well! The portions of all five courses were very generous. The seared tuna, the mild tasting raw scallops, the saffron fish soup all deliciously spiced and very fresh. The wine pairing of uncommon French wines was perfectly welcome. A great place to enjoy a couple hours of food adventure. Thank you staff and cooks!

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JonathanDB
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a really special occasion for us and our first evening out to a restaurant after Covid restrictions were lifted. The set menu with wine was impeccably paired and every dish was fantastic. Playlist even matched the Provence themed menus. One of the best meals we've had in Victoria hands down. So glad they are back open. Intimate, classy, not unaffordable and super staff. We will be back very soon!

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KathyF
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an excellent dinner, our waitress was very friendly. The sauces and plating were incredible with wonderful details. Outstanding menu and lots of courses, it was hard to finish each course. The details in the dessert plating was to die for. Thank you to all the staff and we will definitely return.

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carmel
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening, the food was delicious and wine pairing made it so perfect.
The service was impeccable. We will definitely be back and would highly recommend it! Thank you so much!

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AlidaM
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A super lovely and perfect dinner out, even in the middle of a pandemic ❤️

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Gadinc
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Main issue was cold steak and frites.. sent it back, returned immediately with same plate of frites.. then steak returned. So slightly warmer steak and cold frites. Wanted medium rare and got a well done steak. Mentioned it and got an apology but no offer of a different steak or meal. And did not receive anything off the bill to compensate.

I always bring clients here and this was the first disappointing meal. I am not judging it by this one experience as I know they are much much better.

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Rabbitvillain
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The mussels and clams were tasty. The entrees sounded delish, but I would love to see more GF options for the pure pescetarian. The server was lovely, but the service was a wee bit intrusive/handsy/intense. The space was cold, so I ate with my coat on. Please accept this review as constructive feedback. Overall, Ferris' has done a great job.

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Islandbound
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Highly recommended

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John
Atlantic Canada
10 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food and drinks with great service made for a very enjoyable evening.

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vipWilly
Vancouver
21 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time here. Food was excellent and the service was fantastic.

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RockyC
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service we received was knowledgeable and friendly. Our meal was served relatively quick. I would definitely recommend your establishment and you can be certain we’ll be returning. Thank you for a job well done.

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RobertS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu, for all courses. The changing fish entree is always amazing and desserts here are incredible. I have had 3 wonderful dinners here and I will look forward to my next opportunity to dine here.

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NorbertG
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good good; good ambiance, good service; a very good experience

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vipEats
Vancouver
59 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food and service were excellent! The humboldt squid and the happy hour arancini balls are favourites.

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Melody
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Both appetizer and entree are too salty , maybe it’s for people who prefer strong favor.

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BaileyM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing date night this past weekend here. We ordered seafood ceasars and the whipped ricotta and bread to start then shared the bouillabaisse. Everything was absolutely fantastic from the food to the service and the ambiance. We will definitely be back!

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GlendaI
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Ordered Rockfish - a local fish which was prepared without flavour. The risotto was swimming in a thin water - it was barely edible. The server did ask me if I didn't like the risotto and then the manager came over and gave me 20% off the meal. I did eat all of the fish so felt that was a very fair consolation.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our server did a great job. The food was good but our entrées didn’t live up to the description. Food was fresh and well prepared, but the salmon dish just lacked flavor for all of its richness.

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Mickeymoo
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great atmosphere, menu, and food...our server was attentive and friendly. Overall wonderful experience, would definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

They forgot our order and after waiting 45 minutes they got back to us and gave us a free dessert.

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Candace
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Benjamins service was excellent, the food was fabulous, and wine list extensive and well priced. Highly recommend.

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JanB
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food (especially the oysters and the duck), great atmosphere, good prices compared to other places like it.

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BarbM
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fun. Great food. Personable and professional service. Love this place.

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vipEats
Vancouver
59 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. The squid dish is the best!

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Jodyl
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I loved the buck a shuck oysters. Wish they had a better wine on the happy hour even if it was $7 to $10 for a better wine as I was not about to drink the Screw it wine with the oysters, it was cheap but I never went there. The risotto balls need a bit more seasoning. We did end up with the cab blend for $10/5oz which was okay.

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RhiannaR
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This meal was sensational from beginning to end. We had oysters (perfect) and the cripsy polenta and I nearly died and went to food heaven. Couldn't have asked for a better meal or experience

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DonaldL
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Excellent value happy hour 5:00 to 6;:00 if you like raw oysters as we do. Fixed price meal for two looked interesting but we ate the baked oysters instead'

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In a word -delish! Great, cozy atmosphere and wonderful staff

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JoeR
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The restaurant was very accommodating on New Years Eve when we had an extra person show up for a reservation for 8. The service was quite good and the one hiccup in the food was corrected quickly. All told, it was a very pleasant experience.

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vipPhil
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food along with great service made for a memorable New Years Eve dinner. Thank you.

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MikeH
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food at Ferris Upstairs is imaginative, varied, tasty and artfully presented. Serving portions are just right. On the night we went, the service was personal and friendly, but the kitchen was busy and we waited quite a while for our apples and main course. The food was well worth the wait!

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MauricioC
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good setting, nice vibes, but it happens they squirreled us in a poor setting. The food was slightly above average, service was good, pleasant staff. A solid 4, but their oysters were a particular disappointment.

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OpenTable Diner
Guatemala
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious food

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Ferris' Upstairs Seafood and Oyster Bar does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Ferris' Upstairs Seafood and Oyster Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (250) 360-1824 ext. 1.

Ferris' Upstairs Seafood and Oyster Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 400 OpenTable diners.

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