Glo Restaurant + Lounge

4.3
284 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Seafood
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Steakhouse, Global, International
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Hours of operation
Open Daily at 11:00am
Sun to Thurs last seating at 9:00pm
Fri + Sat last seating at 11:00pm
Sat + Sun Brunch 11:00am - 2:00pm
Happy Hour daily 2:00pm - 5:00pm
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Phone number
(250) 385-5643
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Ryan Hayter
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Gorge Rd.
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Parking details
There is limited one hour and two hour parking as well as two separate lots that are $2.50 per hour. Glo will reimburse guests up to $5 per visit when a ticket stub is presented from qualifying lots (677 + 230)
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Entertainment
Live DJ Friday and Saturday from 7:00pm until late night.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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

What 284 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.3
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4.2
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always a great experience.

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

I love the ambience of Glo and have always enjoyed delicious meals there. A recent lunch order found the halibut burger a little over cooked, the waitress agreed , the manager came over promptly and that meal was courteously removed from the bill. I was impressed with that respectful action. People make mistakes and to have it acknowledged and honoured raised the bar for me and Glo. I'll be back!

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MM
Calgary
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful dining experience!
Professional service!

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WW
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating my daughters birthday!
Everything was terrific from the drinks to dessert! Haven’t been to Glo for a while, glad we came back!

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LF
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

There were so many great choices on the menu, we couldn’t decide! The restaurant was busy but the volume was not loud. It seemed calm and quiet for being so busy. The food was delicious. I had a berry monitor and it was a little too sweet for my taste so I didn’t drink it, the waitress didn’t ask me if there was something wrong with it. That was my only disappointment.

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MG
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were lucky to book a table for our night out the day of and the time slot was perfect as it was not too late. We were greeted by a friendly, helpful hostess who took us to a lovely corner table for three. The menu had quite the selection and we decided on 4 different appetizers and a pizza. It was great food for sharing to go with our drinks. The Waitress was very helpful and friendly. She made sure our water was topped up and made sure that if we wanted another drink that we got it before we were done our first one. The whole experience was fabulous. I have been there a few times and will definitely go back as well as I would recommend it to anyone who wants to have nice evening out.

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LR
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Great option if you're celiac! Really good gluten free menu and our server was super knowledgeable too.

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G
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had not been to the location for a while but soon remembered why as Saanich has limited street parking to 1 hour so I called restaurant & they told me of 2 lots where they will pay for my parking which I used as for being out of a major area ie downtown It is 2.50 an hour I was not told when I reserved of this parking which is good to know & person I met was unable to take advantage of it. Menu is somewhat limited but food is very good, prices reasonable, & service was great heck even my parents like this "joint" which is not easy ... as well I was reminded when I got there that seating outside is available BUT no reserving it.

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FZ
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We really enjoy Glo and usually take out of town guests there as we know it will be good food and not too noisy so we can visit.

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d
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location, plenty of parking nearby, food doesn’t take too long to arrive and the service is outstanding!

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OT
Edmonton
5 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I went to Glo with my daughter to catch up and have a meal. I often visit Glo as I live in the area.

We made a reservation early in the week.

We received some of the worst customer service from a person named Katelyn.

It was an absolute embarrassment. I would be horrified if this occurred at any of my my businesses.

I spoke with the manager, Jade, and did not leave their feeling any better about the ordeal.

We were told that it was the server’s last day. I now know why.

We walked out after only having one drink.

It amazes me that an owner and mgmt team would allow a clearly disgruntled employee who has totally disconnected from the level of service that is expected to still serve.

I advised not to let such a person finish their shifts. Find someone else to replace them.

There seems to be this condescending and entitlement vibe starting at Glo and a few other similar establishments. It is really disappointing.

They should hire more mystery diners to help weed out bad employees. Do something.

At this point, I would advise to stay away.

We went to Boston Pizza and received very good service and value.

Good Luck and Good Night.

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O
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice place. Good food but small portions and not a real value. Too noisy if wanting a quiet relaxing meal. Service really good.

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TL
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were in Victoria for our anniversary and went to Glo on a recomendation we got. We were real happy because the ambiance and energy and setting were perfect, the wait staff was great and the food was awesome. We shall return!

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EZ
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The service was great! Our server was Leticia(not sure how to spell her name) and she was very pleasant and accommodating of any special requests we had. I had the "Parmesan Crusted Snapper" ... it was delicious and what I liked most was that it was plentiful! No skimping here ... :-)

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SC
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistent great food, great ambiance and fantastic service.

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JA
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

New Ahi Tuna and Super Seed Salad was delicious! And of course Melissa is always a pleasure to see ;)

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WT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 2

We have been going to Glo Restaurant for a number of years.
Until quite recently, we have been quite satisfied with both food and service and have recommended this place to multitudes of friends and acquaintances.
This latest time we had the choice of going to a few other restaurants, but again instead chose Glo because of our past experience with its friendly ambience and good food quality.

But not any more. Indeed, for the prices we’re finding that food volume has declined and in our case seating service has definitely taken a negative downturn.

Through a reservation, we recently brought 2 out of town guests with us and were seated not in the requested window seats, but in a crowded booth overlooking a noisy party of 12+. In fact with chairs spilling over into the isle, one of our foursome was constantly being disturbed by folks trying to squeeze by his chair -- in one incident food was spilled.

No attempt was made to move us even when it was evident that the window tables remained vacant throughout and past our sitting.
We were advised afterwards that a large party had cancelled those tables. So why didn’t the staff then go about seating us in those empty tables instead of trying to seat them with walk-in patrons? I could see by the looks of others in adjacent facing booths wondering the same thing.

A complaint has been made to Glo but no satisfactory amends have been forthcoming.

Until this overall situation at Glo has been remedied and we are notified of the same, sadly we will not return nor can we recommend this place to others.

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S
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The service is always excellent, the food always good, and sitting out on the patio is so comfortable. My favourite spot in Victoria. And the lettuce wraps! Wonderful!

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MU
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Honestly the best meal my wife and I have had in the last 15yrs. Planning to make it a monthly outing.

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JA
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I have dined at Glo four times now over the last couple of ears, both in a group group setting and out with a friend for a more intimate evening. Consistently, the atmosphere is fun and has a great energy, the service is excellent, and the food has never disappointed. I've enjoyed delicious and interesting mixed drinks, appetizers, and bigger meals. Always well prepared and well presented.

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KS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Service could have been better. But it seems like they were understaffed. Food and drinks were fab!

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JE
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I went for a birthday, and the service was amazing. We got free refills and lava cake, too!

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AB
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went for our anniversary. The food and the service were both excellent. Delicious food. Outdoor seating on the waterfront.

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SJ
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Monica was our great server, food was good, quick and atmosphere was pleasant. A nice place for brunch on a long weekend!

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SP
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

I expected to enjoy a conversational evening with friends but the DJ night and the loud volume of music came as a surprise. If I’d known about it we would have gone elsewhere.

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RM
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

As always delicious food and cocktails.
Shame they automatically put a plastic straw in the cocktails though....

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M
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Great place to take visitors for a reasonably priced meal with a varied menu to please everyone.
25 percent off the wine was very pipular with our guests!

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DM
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love the food at Glo❣️

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G
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Beautiful surroundings with excellent service. Food is good.

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BF
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy dining at the Glo Restaurant - never disappointed..

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HZ
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Loved the halibut

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RS
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Everything was great except it was very noisy. More and cheaper Italian wine would be nice. Not enough variety on the wine list. It was mostly BC wine.

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P
Los Angeles
40 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We drove up from Oregon and booked for a special anniversary dinner. We were seated with a view of a trash dump. So not a great start. They really need to do something about that. But the food was over the top wonderful. We made our own fun. Our server was kind, attentive and helped round out a great experience

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BN
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was highly recommended and we were not disappointed! Definitely will return as the service, ambience and menu is amazing!
And the creme brûlée is big enough to share 😊 tho next time I might want it all to myself!

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PM
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoy Glo, but not when there is a DJ, and then it is so loud you can't carry on a conversation.

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T
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Food quality and value was top notch. Hostess and server not so much.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great experience - good food and service!

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MC
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great ambience but servuce so so.. staff need better training.

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BH
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Service terrible nasty not nice and unfriendly servers got every order wrong.

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GB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Overall very good experience.
Couple of minor details weren’t 100% but I didn’t expect 100%.
Food was very good despite the steak being slightly overdone.
We would go back and recommend to friends / family.

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