I heard so many good things about this restaurant, and it did not disappoint! I went there with my mother to celebrate my recent birthday. Everything from the service to the food was excellent.
The server was rude
Very enjoyable meal in welcoming surroundings. Great service.
Great restaurant, but too noisy for us. Early evening dining, where others were mostly drinking - and loud.
Food was fantastic. I would go back again!
It's a busy restaurant and rightfully so. We enjoy our dinner there with the fresh shucked oyster, foie gras pate, bone marrow, and the night's special salmon. We have no problem going back there again!
Had an excellent dining out experience. Best oysters I have ever had. Wasnt crazy about the Irish Coffee but will be back.
Went to Little Jumbo on the last night of Dine Around. So glad we did! Creative delicious dishes! The wine pairings were perfect! And the French 75 was delicious!
Menu options were interesting and skilled bartenders will make custom cocktails or suggest other pairings for your meal. We had the bone marrow and chicken liver mousse. Both were done exceedingly well. Service all the way around was excellent! Great place for foodies, for sure.
Excellent casual fine dining and kudos to the chef who put together the $40 Dine Around Victoria menu. The ambience could use some noise dampening as it was so loud that one couldn’t hear across the table at times. The music coming from the speakers along the back wall over the dining tables was too loud. It is also a bar offering high end cocktails. Perhaps the decibel level could be dropped during the main dining hour to enhance the food experience which is well worth it.
Best meal ever. Our server was excellent. Little Jumbo is now our favourite restaurant.
Came here looking for interesting places to go in Victoria. We sat at the bar - had a great conversation with the bartender. Food was good - drinks were great. Very interesting ambience. Would come back!
If you are planning a night out in Downtown Victoria, this place is a MUST!
I recently took my boyfriend here for his birthday dinner, while we were spending a weekend in Victoria. I made reservations ahead of time, and it was a good thing I did because when we showed up for dinner, the place was packed and they were turning people away!
The space is small and intimate and the ambiance is outstanding. From the lighting to the minimalist decor to the carefully curated playlists (our waiter says they often pay attention to the vibe of the crowd to select the right music) everything was spot on.
The food was some of the best my boyfriend and I have had! I ordered the lamb shank, which fell right off the bone. We visited during Victoria's Dine Around event, so my boyfriend selected that option. His salmon was flaky and perfect, and his beef and dumplings were beyond amazing. Portions were just right as well! Their wine and beer pairings are excellent.
The wait staff was prompt and friendly, and very attentive even on an extremely busy Saturday night.
If you are looking for a memorable dining experience and don't mind splurging a little bit, come see for yourself how awesome this place is!
The Dine Around Menu and tasting special was absolutely Awesome! Hadn’t been there before, however will be going back again soon!
Went there during Dine Around and loved every course
Loud music & noise ruined our evening with visitors....unable to hear conversations. 5 course meal ok but 2 salads not necessary and amuse appetizer a joke. Have always loved the ambience here but it was a total disappointment on Tuesday evening.
Came in for some drinks with some visiting business guests. The drinks were fantastic and our server was very knowledgeable!
Excellent service, cosy ambience, good value, interesting food selections
A gem. Excellent food, ambience and service. Will go again with more friends next time.
Good price, good people, good drink, good food
Visitors from Australia who like good food. Had a great night.
From start to end, we enjoyed the space, the staff, the food, the vibe and would highly recommend LJ as a place you can go over and over again and always leave happy.
Great dinner. Service suffered a bit from being overrun with people and a special menu for a local dining event but the staff did make efforts to mitigate it. The dinner itself was excellent though, overall, and the cocktail was great.
Great dining experience! Had one of the best bourbon sours ever. The menu is limited and not suitable if you are looking for a variety of salads and soups. The main courses were on the small size but just excellent! Dessert and coffee also great. Wine by the glass are 5 oz portions (smallish) and there was no price for carafes so the bill provided a bit of a surprise when the carafe price was revealed. All and all we thoroughly enjoyed our drinks and meals and would definitely go back.
Looking forward to having the protected bike lane right outside - that will encourage us to come more often!
A hidden treasure! Great service, wonderful food and really cool atmosphere. A must experience in Victoria! Our first time and it will not be our last!
Great restaurant, knowledgeable service, extensive spirits menu. We had a wonderful time!
Amazing vibrant atmosphere we sat at the bar and were well looked after. Everything was great oysters braised salad and chicken foie gras. Definitely will be back.
Hidden behind an anonymous door down a darkened hallway lurks...
... Friendly, interested and knowledgeable staff. Creative cocktails. Fresh local ingredients expertly prepared and presented. Attentive service. We had a great experience.
Outstanding selection of single malts and other spirits in an intimate setting. Excellent service and bartender was very skilled. Beautiful room, good food, just a wee bit pricey. But not so much to keep me away. Recommend reserving. Go and have fun!