Glo Restaurant + Lounge

4.5
408 reviews
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Glo Restaurant + Lounge offers unparalleled views of the Selkirk Waterway, minutes from Downtown. The interior is comprised of floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the waterway and offers a sleek + modern design, complete with inviting booths and plenty of seating at our 360° bar. This is as close as you can get to Victoria’s ‘Inner Harbour’ without getting wet, featuring cozy blankets for cool evenings and an amazing view of the Selkirk Waterway and Trestle. Whether at brunch, lunch, dinner or late night, there’s always something to enjoy on our patio on the Harbour.

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Sun - Thu 4:30PM - 5:00PM 8:00PM - 8:30PM
Fri - Sat 4:30PM - 5:00PM 8:30PM - 9:00PM

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MA
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

always an enjoyable evening. Very friendly servers.

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DM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy the casual dining and ambience . Also excellent food choices without being pretentious.

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SM
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had a very enjoyable night at Glo. Good food, especially the chicken sandwich. Didn’t love their take on the Bellini. Great atmosphere but the noise level was a bit high. Hard to hear friends over the music. That said we will definitely be back!

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R
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The service was good but i've been served by Jo Jo before and she always gives me excellent service, too bad she wasn't working yesterday.

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G
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Stefanie was super as our server and our special requests

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P
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Overall an excellent restaurant that I've enjoyed many times, BUT...being seated next to a table of 10 made any conversation next to impossible.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Stunning views, great food. I really enjoyed the Santa Fe Benny. I will return.

Glo Restaurant + Lounge
Responded on April 10, 2019

Fantastic to hear! Thank you!

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a
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was good but steak was quite thin. Thick cuts would be more pleasing I’m sure for any customer

Glo Restaurant + Lounge
Responded on April 10, 2019

Thanks for your feedback! I'll certainly pass it along to the kitchen team and chef.

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DM
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the best food and patio in Victoria BC. Kasey and Melissa where super fantastic servers. The Happy Hour Caesars are to die for. And the views of the water are amazing. I would recommend going here on a regular basis. I know I will be back.

Glo Restaurant + Lounge
Responded on April 10, 2019

Awesome, Doug! We look forward to your return!

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S
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Food was mediocre. My wife had snapper but the mashed potatoes were cold. Water glasses not refilled. Menus were dirty. Server was obviously new and she tried hard but needed more training. Light bulb above our table was burned out and it was very dark so we had to borrow candles from a vacant table. Overall it was okay but it could be better. They have a superb location so maybe they rely on that.

Glo Restaurant + Lounge
Responded on April 10, 2019

Thank you for your feedback, Stuart. We are always looking to be the best, so we're happy to take constructive criticism on anywhere we can improve.

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TJ
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Food was great, but I didn't really like the table we were sat at - too close to our neighbor's table and not a nice view of the scrap yard across the way. I didn't want to say anything to cause a fuss, but why they chose to seat the four of us there, when there were free tables further away, was not impressive.

Glo Restaurant + Lounge
Responded on April 10, 2019

Hey Tina! Thanks for the feedback. I appreciate your review, and in response I'd suggest that the free tables near you were potentially reserved. Thanks for bringing it to our attention though! Hope to see you again.

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P
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Table on the patio with a view of the beautiful sunset. Food is consistently great and the service is fast. Love this place!

Glo Restaurant + Lounge
Responded on April 10, 2019

Awesome! Thank you!

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JS
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My Dad’s 90th and we had a vegan, a vegetarian and three omnivores. Everyone was happy with their options and their choices. Our server was lovely.

Glo Restaurant + Lounge
Responded on April 10, 2019

Beautiful! Love to hear that. Thank you Julie!

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DB
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Awesome meals, service and view. It gets pretty noisy when it’s busy. They could really use some more noise dampening in the ceiling.

Glo Restaurant + Lounge
Responded on April 10, 2019

Thanks for joining us, Dana! The ceiling is very high, so the room can tend to get noisy. I'll write down your suggestion so we can discuss it at our next manager's meeting though!

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Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our friends were impressed.

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EZ
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The service is always very prompt and the food arrived very quickly on hot plates. Beautiful view in a comfortable setting.

Glo Restaurant + Lounge
Responded on April 10, 2019

Thank you!

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DP
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The entire staff from the hostess to the server were friendly, inviting and attentive. We were given ample time to select and place our meals, which came quite quickly. The food was amazing - from its presentation to its delicious taste. Kudos to the chef! The atmosphere was pleasant - not too loud but not institutional either. We could chat comfortably without beng drowned out by patrons seated close to us. A bit pricey, but given its location to government offices that is to be expected. Overall, a great dining expereince in a great restaurant.

Glo Restaurant + Lounge
Responded on April 10, 2019

Thanks for your Glo'ing review! :P We appreciate the feedback!

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TW
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

Our service was abysmal. We were ignored by our server. I had to gesture for her attention to order coffee after our meal and that was forgotten. Once we got our coffee, we were never offered a refill. We were in the restaurant for close to two hours as our server was absent. She didn't check on us once our meals were delivered, either. It was a disappointing experience. I gave her a 15% tip because she basically stood over my shoulder when I was paying. You need to pay attention to your customers, not ignore them after you deliver their mimosas.

Glo Restaurant + Lounge
Responded on March 28, 2019

Tara, I'm terribly sorry for your experience. That's not indicative of our training regimen or values at all. Your compelling review clearly indicates a ball was dropped somewhere. I sincerely apologize for that. There is no excuse. I'd certainly like to get to the bottom of this, so if you'd be so kind, perhaps hit our website and contact us through there with your details, and Jade, our lovely service manager will get in touch with you. We appreciate your review. Thank you!

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MK
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

I was quite disappointed with our visit at glo. My friends and myself were extremely excited about going for our final graduation hurrah on the patio on a sunny Saturday. I made a reservation 5 days in advance and requested an outdoor table and when we arrived the hostess (who was quite rude) explained how they do not take resos on the patio and they also can’t sit us outside as there are no servers. A suggestion would of been to call us to let us know you don’t take resos on the patio as we would have made other plans at a different restaurant to meet our needs. On top of that we got sat at a dark table right by the front—I thought reservations were prioritized for good tables. While we were sitting inside we saw a group of men get seated outside in the sun when we were told you guys were unable to do that. Our server was great and our food was good but just very disappointed it how seating turned out.

Glo Restaurant + Lounge
Responded on March 28, 2019

Hi Mackenzie! I am so happy that you chose Glo to celebrate your well-deserved celebration at! I do sincerely apologize for the way your reservation was handled, but indeed we don't take patio reservations. I do however agree that perhaps we should vocalize that during our reservation process, so I'll be sure to bring that up with the team during our next meet. I appreciate you bringing something important like this to our attention! Please hit our website and email us so we can make right.

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JV
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure to eat at Glo. I especially like the welcoming way myself and my guest were treated. We cycled to your Restaurant and had our helmets and panniers with us. Sometimes when I have those things, those folks who don’t like cyclists, let me know it! I’ve always felt welcomed as a cyclist in Glo - which is why I choose to go there - the parking for bicycles is perfect. And the food is very good.

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SM
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My boyfriend and I had an amazing time, we’ve been twice now and our only complaint is the noise. We will be returning.

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DA
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

If you have a special request they do not care about it

Glo Restaurant + Lounge
Responded on March 28, 2019

Hi Danielah, Our kitchen does it's best to accommodate everyone, so we'd love to learn how the ball got dropped on your visit. If you care to help us out and give us some details, we'd love to ensure that any special requests going forward are handled appropriately. Perhaps if you'd be so kind to hit our website and send us an email with your details, we will definitely do our best to make it up to you. Thanks for your review, we appreciate the feedback!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely spot

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SB
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Beautiful restaurant and exemplary service. There was four of us and all the dishes ordered were exemplary. The server was attentive yet not overbearing. Good value. Relaxed atmosphere. We will be back.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Great food but very slow service. We came before the dinner rush at 5:15pm intentionally so we could be served relatively quickly and leave as we were with a baby. Starter came very quickly but then we had to wait a significant amount of time
For the main course and the dessert. It was rather disappointing.
However all food tasted great

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OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. My daughter is celiac and appreciated the attention to her meal. I had the butter chicken (tofu) bowl and it was very good. My daughter had the Buddha bowl and it was beautiful.

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B
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a most enjoyable evening. The View was great, the food was very good

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EZ
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a very nice experience. I didn't expect anything less ... great as always!

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F
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Went to Glo for the first time. The food , service and ambiance were all top notch. Attentive service without being overbearing. The background music was pleasant and quiet. The views of the water and harbour were beautiful. We only ordered burgers and salad but they were bar none, the best burgers we have ever had. I had a Japanese burger, while the hubby went with his usual choice, bacon and cheddar. The char on the patties was perfection. The wild greens with the house vinaigrette was delicious. All in all our visit was amazing and we can hardly wait to get back to Glo

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service as always. We were pretty warm by the window as the heater was on but I’d rather be too hot than cold.

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TS
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restraunt with good views and excellent staff.

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NH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The large retirement party at the next table was a bit noisy and distracting, but otherwise it was a great get together for me and my two friends. They hadn’t been to Glo before and they loved their soup, salad
and sandwich special, especially the cheddar broccoli soup. I loved the lettuce wraps(4th time I ordered them). And thank you for providing the sticky toffee pudding for my friend’s birthday dessert.

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DS
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my friend for lunch as neither of us had been there for years, as we both live out on the Saanich Peninsula. The food was so tasty, we both tried the Moroccan chicken salad. I would definitely order that again. We had an awesome waitress who was very friendly, helpful and attentive. We were away form the window but it was still a beautiful restaurant, a little noisy with a big lunch crowd. But the whole experience was very positive and we were so glad we had chosen to eat there. We would definitely go back again and I have another friend who is coming to visit from out of town and I would like to bring her there.

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LO
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a wonderful Birthday Dinner out at Glo with my Husband! Warm friendly atmosphere, excellent service. Our waitress was very nice! And our food was delicious. We will definitely be back! :)

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MK
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was phenomenal, and reasonably priced. Actually, the prices were very affordable which was shocking considering how beautiful the restaurant is and how amazing the food is. Only thing is our server was very awkward and her service was on the slower side. But really not the worst I’ve had. All in all we loved our meal and we’re sad that we don’t live in Victoria, as we would make regular visits to this restaurant if we could!

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LT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my daughter's birthday, and the visit was great. But when I made the reservation I had asked for "birthday dessert", and when the time came, I had to ask the server, which I didn't want to do in front of my daughter.

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J
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go to the Glo often and love the consistency of food, service and atmosphere. I have always had fast efficient service, with a smile. I would highly recommend a meal or some appys here! I love it year round but in the summer, their patio can not be beat!

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CG
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We planned to have a birthday dinner at the Glo Restaurant + Lounge. We enjoy the relaxing location that overlooks water. This is conducive to a special dining experience that would live on in our memories for years to come. We enjoy this restaurant's pizza menu. The birthday desert of sticky toffee pudding was delicious! The food was served punctually! Thanks. Keep up the good work!

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NC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our evening dinner at Glo was a great experience. We will definitely return for another dinner and we would recommend it to our friends.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came twice in the 10 days we were here, once for brunch and once for our anniversary dinner. Both absolutely wonderful experiences with amazing service. Very fast food service and very attentive servers. Beatuful views. Would recommend 100% Thanks so much for making our special day even better!

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