Glo Restaurant + Lounge

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CAN$30 and under
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Seafood
Causal, elegant and upscale dining experience with unparalleled views of Selkirk Waterway. The closest you can get to Victoria's inner harbour while enjoying food and beverage from our Brunch, Lunch, Dinner or Late Night menu offerings.
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MelS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Beautiful views, good food and service. Everything we wanted and more.

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BobD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Modern spacious (many tables not so close to other tables), tons of floor to ceiling windows looking out over the gorge waterway, very friendly staff, food very good - buddha bowl, slicer burgers and fries (parmesan and some spice on fries with a mayo type dressing on side). very busy but still quiet for conversation due to noise dampening features.

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nautical
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food would have been a 5 but for the ginger beef being rather spicier than usual and the portion seems to be getting smaller. Unfortunate because it’s usually the best in town! Service is usually top notch too but I think there were a couple of new staff members who were slow and missed a couple of things. This is one of my very favourite places to eat so I’m hoping they’ll be back to all 5 stars on my next visit.

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DianeS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

The food was very good but the server had too many other large tables to serve. It was difficult to get our water refilled.

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RolfL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We always enjoy the Glo and took some Victoria residents who had never been. They loved the food, Staff and the place. The only slight problem at this time of the year is the setting sun and having someone with hearing impairment, the noise is a sloght distraction.
But overall we enjoyed our dinner and will be back
. Kind regards, Rolf

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HelenR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

No comment off the top of my head door today, thanks

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Marti
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

I found the restaurant to be a tad noisy. Some sound deadening accents might help

Glo Restaurant + Lounge
Responded on March 7, 2020

Hi Marti! We actually have plans to install acoustic panels. But we appreciate your feedback! Thanks for joining us.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good service, good food, Good value.

Glo Restaurant + Lounge
Responded on March 7, 2020

Thank you!

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NeilM
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and service. The location offers an amazing view of the ocean.

Glo Restaurant + Lounge
Responded on March 7, 2020

Awesome! Thanks Neil! Really appreciate the great review.

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Katherine
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We so enjoyed our intimate long dinner in our own private booth. Fish tacos were amazing and the cocktails innovative and delicious. Such a sweet spot to enjoy !

Glo Restaurant + Lounge
Responded on March 7, 2020

Wonderful! Glad you enjoyed your visit. Check us out on the weekend for brunch! :D

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RussB
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The table cloth had food on it all around the sides..
Was kind of gross..
we just turned the table to get the worst away from us..

Glo Restaurant + Lounge
Responded on March 7, 2020

Really sorry about that Russ. Not sure how that ball got dropped, but we can't fix it if it isn't broken. And clearly your table was broken. We'll be sure to be more diligent in checking the tablecloths so this doesn't happen again. Thanks for your feedback!

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JayJ
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our experience at Glo was great! Great food, good service and lots of fun. I would definitely recommend Glo to a friend.

Glo Restaurant + Lounge
Responded on March 7, 2020

Thanks Jay! Spread the good word! :D

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MarlinL
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We have noticed over the last 12 years that portion sizes are getting smaller
But other than that always enjoy are dinners at Gli

Glo Restaurant + Lounge
Responded on February 27, 2020

Thanks for your review, and for being a customer for so long! I appreciate your feedback and we'll chat further about it at our next manager's meeting. Thanks again for being such a loyal guest!

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Ally
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an awesome time we went for happy hour and I just loved it. Only thing I would’ve loved was some music for happy hour To keep the good vibes going.

Glo Restaurant + Lounge
Responded on February 27, 2020

Awesome, Ally! Thank you! And if you join us from Thursday to Saturday we have a live DJ!

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TrevorP
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

This place has a great ambiance and delicious drinks but our experience felt rushed. The drinks arrived seconds after ordering and the food arrived literally moments later. I even told the waitress we aren’t in a rush..... I appreciate promptness but it did feel rushed.

Glo Restaurant + Lounge
Responded on February 27, 2020

We apologize for that Trevor! By no means should our guests feel rushed, so we'll bring this up at our next staff meeting to make sure everyone is aware of our standards. Thanks for taking the time to reach out and offer your review. We hope to see you again soon so we can get those two extra stars.

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FionaJ
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

We like Glo but our service last time was very poor. Service was bad right from the start, we were brought to the table only to find it wasn’t ready so went back to the front to wait. Then we’re seated but given no menus until after 15 minutes we stopped someone to ask for menus. Ordered drinks and food. Food took a while but when it came, no one came by after to spot a check to see if everything was ok. Eventually I was able to flag down someone to ask for salt and pepper. They brought it but the shaker didn’t work. By this time I was getting frustrated so my husband got up and walked around and found another Salt and pepper shaker from another table. Even after that, we felt like we had been forgotten about. Very poor service that night. We like Glo and hope this experience is a one off and will not happen again. Maybe management needs to refresh servers on their job duties? 😕

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KathleenS
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Easy, convenient and relaxed. A bit loud, maybe but that's ok.

Glo Restaurant + Lounge
Responded on February 27, 2020

Thanks Kathleen! And we have plans to install acoustic sound panels to help keep the noise contained. Thanks for joining us, and for the wonderful review!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Melissa was a great server today.  The Lunch Features are amazing.  The Montreal Smoked Meat sandwich with Cajun Fries was delicious and well presented on a chop board.  The Feature pasta and pizza will draw me back to try them while this Feature Menu continues.

Glo Restaurant + Lounge
Responded on February 27, 2020

Yay Melissa! Thanks, whoever you are! :P We appreciate the time you spent to offer your review.

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Foodie
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is where we had our first date, so we've been coming back every year. We always like it here, the view is nice and the place feels spacious, not cramped. The Happy Hour menu is good value; Fish Tacos are great as are the fries and the the Sticky Toffee Pudding is the best. We've never been disappointed coming here.

Glo Restaurant + Lounge
Responded on February 27, 2020

Amazing! Thanks so much for choosing Glo to be your go-to date destination. We really appreciate your loyalty, and your kind words.

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SaraP
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing! We went for a romantic dinner and they put us in a cozy booth and food was delicious and excellent service.

Glo Restaurant + Lounge
Responded on February 27, 2020

Great to hear! Thanks Sara! And thanks for choosing us to spend your night with. Check us out for brunch once the patio opens. ;)

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KenB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Nice place, been a few times in summer for appys and drinks. Good varied menu, food a touch salty to my taste. Friendly but slightly uneven service. Good drink menu. Overall really do like the place.

Glo Restaurant + Lounge
Responded on February 27, 2020

Thanks for the heads up, Ken! We're always training and re-training our staff, so we'll make sure everyone is firing on all cylinders going forward. Cheers!

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MichaelM
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and ambience. My new spot for drinks and good food

Glo Restaurant + Lounge
Responded on February 27, 2020

Boom! Love it! See you soon, then?

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ChrisN
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Glo was recommended to us by a local who goes there regularly. We had wanted an upscale dining experience. The restaurant reviewed well, and it looked gorgeous when we walked in. The server was attentive, and the wine selection was good. We all ordered the chef's three course menu. Unfortunately, the main course was served before the first course dishes were removed. That is not upscale service. I ordered the lamb shank which was served in a bowl-type of dish that would normally hold pasta or a rice dish. The other two ordered the salmon which was served in the same type of dish. Not appropriate when the food in the dish needs to be cut. The rest of the experience was very good, although only one of the two dessert options was available.

Glo Restaurant + Lounge
Responded on February 27, 2020

Whoa, that doesn't sound right at all. Terribly sorry for your experience, Chris. I really appreciate you taking the time to offer your review though. We can't fix it if it's not broken, so thanks again! Hope to see you in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I had a Caesar salad and a piece of halibut on the side and the salad was very rusty..:
Another time we had eggs benny; hey looked like they had been sitting under a heat lamp for a while...the hollandaise sauce was dried and the yolks of the eggs cooked hard...

Glo Restaurant + Lounge
Responded on February 27, 2020

Really sorry to hear that. That definitely is not the standard of food or service that we deem acceptable. I'd hope you give us another chance in the future because this isn't a common complaint but I appreciate the heads up because we are always trying to improve.

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vipJohn
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

this is a restaurant that we usually go to in the summer - they have a good outdoor area. The restaurant was pretty full, and the bar was a bit slow, but we all thought the food was really good. I had a set dinner - great value and a solid offering.

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JenniferF
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience1

:( super disappointed. CRAZY loud. went for romantic night.... their was just loud loud loud people. asked for rare steak got well done. lolz :(

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OpenTable Diner
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food , service and atmosphere were excellent and we throughly enjoyed this restaurant and would definitely go again.

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AngelS
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful place with great food at a decent price. Great service as well.

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Jonsey
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I really like Glo. It’s my neighborhood restaurant. The food does not disappoint and the service is good.

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RachaelO
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered from the Dine Around Victoria menu. The service was fast and courteous, and the food delicious.

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fredn
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My extended family in the local area of the Glo Restaurant + Lounge, have made this our go to restaurant.
The last visit was 27 January. I started with the spinach & artichoke hearts. (instead of dry nacho chips, try small bread) It was tasty.
Main course was the 10 oz. house steak with roasted seasonal vegs.
The garlic butter sauce on the steak was frozen when added, so it lets the customer decide how best to use it. (hint, move it off the steak to cool side of plate, keep it as cold as possible. Flavor burst when eaten cold, and heats up.)
And a first time try of the Warm Potato Salad with Bacon (?), was delicious.
The drink special was Creasers, but was nothing special.
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Having said that, this was my 7th visit here with a family member.
we always get great service, great views (summer / daylight only), top notch selection of the local market, and a great staff.

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SwissNads
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience4

Perfect spot for drinks on the patio, food underwhelmed

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SusanC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have never had a bad experience at this restaurant. The staff is consistently lovely, the food is great, and it has a beautiful setting. We love it!

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ChristinaT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We went with our young adult children and had a very good time. It was fun to be there in the dark with all of the sparkly lights surrounding us -- the location is great. The food was tasty but the drinks were at bit off -- two oddly had very little taste, and one was a very different recipe for a well-known drink. The dessert was very good.

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ChristinaB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

For most of the people in my party, this was their first experience at Glo. I usually enjoy coming to Glo - it's a great location, great views, and the environment in the restaurant is always a lot of fun. The food itself is pretty good here and we would definitely come back.

This review is more about the level of service we received throughout the evening. The biggest surprise was when the the Grilled Chicken Pesto Penne came out with out the chicken in the dish and for our serve to tell us that the kitchen does this all the time. "Grilled Chicken" is the first part of the name of the dish. Anyways, the chicken did eventually come - but around the table, we thought it was funny that the server had a "it happens all the time" attitude about it. I hope everyone else who orders this dish gets their chicken with it. The chicken missing shouldn't happen all the time.

The second thing to happen to us that evening was almost missing out on our dessert. 2 of us ordered off the Dine Around menu (3 course meal for $40). When we were done our entrees, our server forgot about our dessert, which was clear when she asked us about our bill instead of offering up the dessert menu.

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PennyB
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I always do!! The location, the patio, the food, the exceptional service make it a no-brainer to take friends and family and to refer it to everyone I know. :)

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AngeliqueR
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It's a very trendy lounge tucked away in a calmer area of Victoria with gorgeous views.

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BobbiF
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love to meet our friends at the Glo and have always enjoyed our experience there...we especially enjoy the 'Happy Hour' which offers great value and wonderful ambience...we can always depend on delicious and varied food choices...we are never disappointed when we dine at the Glo restaurant..

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RayelleZ
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Samantha was a great waitress she was spot on. Impressed with our experience.

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RobertM
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We made a booking through Open Table but when we arrived, the guests in front of us (also a party of 4) who had apparently cancelled their reservation, were given our table. We were set aside to wait for the hostess to pull a spare table from the back room and were seated in between 2 other tables in a fairly high traffic area. Looking over at the other party who were seated in a very nice place we felt short changed. The hostess explained what happened and ignored my expressions of dissatisfaction. The food, ambiance and value are pretty good here, but our experience left us feeling less than important to the restaurant.

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