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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Ranj
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good service. Totally Covid friendly. They staff are great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Go with work group every 2nd week

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JennM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Naomi was incredible. She was happy, patient and attentive without us being pushy. She was awesome. Now we have 2 favorite servers there, her and Amanda. My husband had a business meeting there at the same time and had Amanda as his server which is no question that she was also incredible.

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JoanS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The ambience has changed since covid for sure but still a lovely place. Naomi our server was gracious and attentive - Cocktails are always good here. Dinner menu is reduced but very tasty and very good value. The vegetables were cooked perfectly. Ribs so tender and salmon good. The calamari here is so tender too. Will be back.

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Troopers
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Wonderful experience overall, except my husband's Thai curry bowl did not have much taste. He took a few bites of my chicken pasta bowl and said it was way tastier. We choose Thai curries a lot because of the wonderful flavours , spices, coconut etc.
It needs work! Other than that, greatly enjoyed! Arina

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Cath
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great ambience, excellent service. Food was very good, but breakfast potatoes deep fried, which was suprising departure from the rest of the plate.

Absolutely will go again when next in Victoria and will recommend to friends.

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WayneG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tables well spaced out, staff prompt, friendly and safety conscience.
Meal preparation time good and food was excellent.

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AnikaF
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovley server, I forget her name but she had very long dark red hair. Awesome food, especially love the corn chowder.

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Pamela
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great! Food and service are outstanding!

Pam

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Kbeye
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

For a long time now I've come to the Glo for 6 or 8 OZ Sirloin, when my order arrived the cut was striploin, quite tough with a layer of fat. I realize due to the pandemic certain foods may be in short supply, nevertheless the dinner was disappointing, not up to the usual Glo excellence..

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MichelleW
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Service mediocre. Tayashia was curt, unfriendly and impatient. Asked for food to be staged and received main before finished appetizers. Table not bussed thoroughly between dinner and dessert (tomatoes left on the table). Hovered for payment.

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Paulv
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes. The potato-leek soup was amazing and the Bibb lettuce salad was refreshing. The table was split on the monkfish – one person thought it was great, but another felt that the tastes didn't quite mesh. Everyone loved the flat iron steak. Service was well-timed and friendly, wines were affordable.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We always love Glo’s Happy Hour menu. Have to say we miss the Prosecco cocktails as part of Happy Hour!!

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CherylO
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Restaurant is very airy with the high ceilings. Very accomodating for dietary specialities and delicious. Good martini. Wish there was a keto/sugar free option on the dessert menu.

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MoiraM
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made it in time for the happy hour menu, which was new for us. Turned out to be therefore even more value for price paid! Host, server, both excellent - engaging and knew the menu very well. Recommended a nice rose spritzer to start off the meal which was perfect for the sunny day sitting outdoors. The flatbread pear and brie pizza was amazing.

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JH23
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Glo has always been excellent for either lunch or dinner.
The service is outstanding, the food is delicious and both the portions and prices are good (although, like every other restaurant in Victoria, they charge entree prices for their appetizers). Definitely a "make a reservation if you want get a table" kind if place.
Thanks for a great experience! Even my vegetarian friend was happy with the menu choices 😁

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Taaz43
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

One of our favourite restaurants with one of the best patios in the city! The food is consistently good.

The restaurant and staff were doing a great job on COVID protocols when we visited. All wore masks, maintained reasonable social distancing from customers, and sanitized tables, seats, menus and pin pads, etc between customers. Tables were sufficiently distanced to support customer safety.

While we were happy with the protocols in place and our meals, there were people at the bar that made us feel uncomfortable. They were shaking hands, not wearing masks, sitting and standing very close together. I would have liked to see a staff member ask them to please maintain social distancing requirements. For people to feel safe eating out, all restaurants need to take responsibility for ensuring their patrons are following the COVID rules.

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NotThatPicky
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

The new extended patio is wonderful. However, although I had reserved a table at least 10 days in advance, after checking in we had to wait outside the restaurant grounds for about 15 minutes before being seated.
The server was efficient and friendly, but the check-in staff were the opposite.
My Buhda Bowl was delicious and the server and kitchen accommodated my special requests pleasantly, but my companion's meal was mediocre.
All in all, I think they are addressing the COVID challenges well, and I will assume that the less-than-delightful aspects of the visit were due to inexperienced and perhaps overwhelmed staff.

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Jenn
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

I have always enjoyed Glo but this visit was quite disappointing. We felt constantly rushed by the server to decide on food and drinks. The sangria was very bland and disappointing. It was quite watery and had only cranberries for fruit. The meals were just ok. Seemed to be lacking the care and attention that we have felt in the past.

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LizR
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Glo is always good. The Happy Hour food specials are interesting and good value. The lower patio is in the shade and always cool but they will put heaters on if requested. Glo never disappoints!

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PatriciaH
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great patio views but seating there is not guaranteed. Very busy at lunch and could not get a spot outside, however the hostess found us a lovely table right by the window.
Our salad and past were very good. Server very pleasant and helpful.
A great choice for lunch!

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MaryC
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good happy hour appetizers, 1/3 off wine night - great service from Courtney.

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DavidS
Vancouver
20 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were typically right up to snuff. What added even more to our enjoyment of one of our favourite spots in Victoria was the COVID friendly spacing AND the new patio furniture. A little surprised that staff were not wearing masks though.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always one of my favorites in Victoria and would recommend to anyone. Patio is great and service almost always second to none.

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ChrisW
Puerto Vallarta
6 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful patio. Beautiful view of the waterway. Great service and food. Lot’s of fun taking the water taxi right to the restaurant. Bring a sweater for the evening as it can be a little breezy.

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Gordo
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, good service, lovely restaurant, definitely will return.

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Cass
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My friend and I sat on the patio and spent a lot of time not talking and just watching the activity on the Gorge Waterway. The tables were far enough apart that you couldn't hear any conversation (explained by the need for Covid-19 spacing I'm sure, but I hope that when things return to "normal", it will be similar).

My steak was perfectly cooked, and the Parmesan Truffle fries were amazing. I'll go back for just the fries! All the staff were friendly and appeared to enjoy working there.

The only possible downside is the metal recycling business nearby, but if you go after they are closed there wouldn't be any problem. However, keep in mind that the Gorge Waterway is a working waterway, so the businesses are a part of the experience.

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Gracie
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great, only improvement would be to see masks on their servers.

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Alika
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very efficient reservation system with personal follow up to my phone call.
Speedy courteous friendly service.
My first visit and I will be back.

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KatrinaC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best service ever! I would recommend to anyone.!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service and beautiful view!

SG
SherrinG
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Glo is always a class act! excellent, friendly service, fast turnaround time for meals coming out, fantastic food and all around great experience!!

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GeneK
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Nothing special about this place; pretty much like several Victoria restaurants who are all run-of-the-mill ordinary. All young female wait-staff whose question "How are the first few bights?" is getting a little tiring. Is that the best they can come up with?

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JackA
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Outdoor patio was great, as it always is. Everybody masked up, good distance between tables, server was very professional, friendly, efficient. A definite go to place that I recommend to friends.

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DominiqueC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice outside terrace, pleasant service and good prices,
Will be back

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patsyj
Vancouver
24 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Glo is one of our favourite dining spots & we were there on August 8. Everything was perfect and our server Hannah was great. My only observation was they seemed to be very slow in cleaning tables to seat the next guests. Tonight we returned because it was a beautiful evening to eat outside. Unfortunately we did not have the same experience. Our server was Emma C who acted like she was brand new, didn’t check on our food nor asked us if we wanted another drink before Happy Hour ended. I observed she treated everyone this way. I am not sure if she was serving tables inside too as she was only seen when taking orders and delivering drink or occasionally delivered food. This was usually done by other staff who I think was management. When she brought our bill I asked if she was new and she said she had worked at Glo for 1 year and today was her last day. We were shocked and if this had been our 1st experience we would likely not return

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Lynne
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The patio was a very comfortable on a very hot day

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BeckyV
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I was surprised to see none of the servers, front end staff wearing masks or practicing social distancing

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CarolG
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

The views are wonderful no matter where you sit. Lemon honey cheesecake is the best I’ve ever had. But, slow and inattentive service. 2/3 of the meal went without water refilled. Waitress seemed uninterested once the food was delivered. None of the staff wore masks. I hope this isn’t their standard.

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FrequentDiner
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great food, great patio!

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Glo Restaurant + Lounge offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (250) 385-5643.

Glo Restaurant + Lounge is rated 4.4 stars by 798 OpenTable diners.

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