Milestones Grill + Bar - Victoria

4.3
273 reviews
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We have a thing for stories. We tell ours through our fresh ingredients and our passion for the plate. Twenty-five years ago, the Milestones story began in Vancouver on Denman Street. Today, we span coast-to-coast, with locations in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Newfoundland and Saskatchewan.
It's the passion in our recipes that makes a visit to Milestones truly unforgettable. Whether you come for a favourite meal or love trying new and trendy dishes, Milestones is all about great food without the pretension. We're an impromptu meeting place for friends and a cozy spot for date nights. We're familiar and friendly, but always on the cutting-edge. We're nights to remember and remarkable flavours to savour. That's how we set the table at Milestones. Be part of the story...
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DH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

Very noisy and on the expensive side for what appeared to be premade food, would not go back

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GD
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent location, service is very good and food is good value! Always consistent!

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a
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

James was great, food was tasty but a little cold. It is a convenient place to eat for downtown and the view is nearly always good.

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k
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Nice setting on the inner harbour. Close walk to many downtown hotels.

Interesting menu items with just about something for everyone. Wine list is a little on the pricey side compared to other similar reataurants.

1 issue we had was multiple unavailable menu items. Running out of wontons can happen, but at 7:45pm on a Saturday they were out of mashed potatoes with no plans to make any for the rest of the evening. That seems just a bit lazy.

Overall I have always had good meals at Milestones.

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KG
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Although I would recommend this restaurant I would not recommend booking a table on line if you have a comment to make as well. A comment like "window seat please". Any comments you make can not be seen by the staff there. I was very disappointed when I asked for a window seat and was given a pillar. When I inquired about my comment the hostess said they did not get any comment and showed me what she was looking at. After the second time of complaining and stating that I did write that piece down she did move us. The only reason I cannot give this an outstanding review is because I had to ask twice to be put at a window seat and not look at a pillar. The hostess was not happy at all. She did know this was an anniversary as that drop down portion is seen by the staff. I wonder how she would like to look at a pillar when it's her wedding anniversary.

James, our server was fantastic. He earned his tip that is for sure. He was funny, prompt, caring and it was obvious to us that he really loved his job.

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DD
Vancouver
20 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I don't know how to solve the problem, but we were next to a table with a screaming kid. I was never allowed to act up in a restaurant when I was a child, nor were my children. As a parent, you have an obligation, a big obligation NOT to allow your child to totally ruin another's dining experience. Just allowing your child to scream and act up is unacceptable behavior for YOU and your child. If you don't want to control your child, stay out of places where peace and quiet are the expected norm OR take your child and leave. There is no excuse for NOT controlling your child's behavior - NONE !!

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OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Very busy today and it appeared to be understaffed. We waited over an hour for food, and about 15 minutes to receive our bills (after asking). The staff was kind, but it was visible they were struggling to keep up. A great shame that the food was good, but was clouded by long waits and lack of service.

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OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Really good food and accommodating for my food allergies. The restaurant was pretty noisy for a lunch. Overall, it offers creative dishes, but also some trusty traditional “pub” favourites.

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FM
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food, drinks and service were definitely above average and in some areas even very good. The location and the view are outstanding. I would say, there is room for improvement, but overall, it is a very good place to go.

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OT
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was only surpassed by the outstanding service! Thank you James !

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

We went here for a birthday and were impressed that we were able to have a few options for a complimentary birthday desert. We enjoyed the super food menu. The view was marvellous. The food was received in a suitable period of time and the plating of food on the plate was well done!

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

Great place thanks. We had a good time. Food and service was beyond our expectations. I'll recommand your restaurant.

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AL
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my husband's favorite meal on our trip to Victoria. Best service we had during the trip and good was perfect portion and delicious.

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D
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

My reservation was not found but otherwise it was good

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JS
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

2 customers ate the fixed menu/Dinearound town-those meals were good. The other customer ate the Brie/mushroom burger. The meat patty was very burnt tasting- could not eat. Informed waitress, meal was replaced. Thanks for that!

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V
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

We had a very poor experience. It was very noisy and we asked for a quieter table and were told they were all reserved by regular customers. As we endured a lackluster dinner, trying to hear each other, the booth(s) across from us remained empty. We won’t be going back. Service and food was random.

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LR
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

We’ve enjoyed Milestones many times before, but this was a very bad experience. The food was terrible. We ordered a spicy Thai noodle bowl, and it was so bad we couldn’t even eat it.
We were looking forward to a long over due date night, and we both left disappointed. The drinks were even poorly made. The only saving grace was the house wine we ordered after our meal.

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MW
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I brought a long standing high school friend here the other day to celebrate his retirement. We had a great server who was pleasant, informed, funny and bright. Our table was great, with a great view, comfortable with padded bench seats Our dinners, Chicken asiago penne pesto and Red Thai curry, were excellent.

The only problem is the noise level, which we found quite high. Our hearing is not what it used to be, and it was difficult to make ourselves heard.

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M
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best dinners I’ve had there. I had trout from a special, limited time menu. It should really be on the regular menu.

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LR
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was slow for Brunch Hour in Victoria so we had a table overlooking the water, service was friendly and efficient, food was delicious, not too heavy for a full breakfast.

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AL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Service and food was great! We really enjoyed the atmosphere and was a great location for a birthday celebration. We will be back!

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LD
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was good, service was good. We come for the window seating.

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B
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great place to dine
Great service and food is always very good at a fair price
Only draw back was a table with a small child that the parents did not have much control over.
We have grand children and love kids but not when we want to have a nice Sunday night dinner by ourselves

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D
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was good & service staff were great and friendly.

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H
Vancouver
16 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Blinds on the windows are desperately needed.

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, food was incredible and of course the bellinis are the best!

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter Rob was amazing! Funny, attentive, great input on food choices. We are going Back New Year’s Eve

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t
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've never been disappointed with the food and service we've received at this Milestone's location. The view of the inner harbour always makes it feel special and it's great for a casual meal or dress up for a special occasion. The special gluten free dessert on their holiday menu is amazing! One of the best gluten free desserts I've had. The gluten free pasta was also very good.

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LG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

My prime rib dinner was very good but the food was barely warm when I received it. The waitress handled it well and it soon returned at just the right temperature. I really wonder why so many restaurants have a difficult time getting food to the table right after it has been cooked so it is nice and warm.

Thank you for an enjoyable evening celebrating my 65th birthday with my wife and parents. My only complaint is that it was so very noisy.

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a
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

It was very good, family meal before a traditional event. We were a little pressed for time and the server was aware of that and was super efficient without being intrusive.

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RM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 5

2 of 4 meals sent back. One due to allergy issues not addressed.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The butternut squash ravioli was outstanding and the sweet chili chicken was very tasty.

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MM
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I miss the large ingeniously stacked order of Calimari.

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H
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 3

we ordered steak frites; were told they did not have steak frites; they could replace it with the Sirloin at equal quality;
the quality was very poor;

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BC
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Brought a couple not seen for 40 years for a visit. Talked and talked over dinner, finally were informed it was time to go an hour and a half after closing. Most appreciative of the extra time afforded our visit.

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TW
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Had a great time! Food was delicious and service was quick enough for us to fit in lunch on our lunch break :)

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S
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vibrant ambience, great views of the Inner Harbour, excellent service and food.

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K
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated the beginning of my birthday trip to Victoria here and wasn't disappointed. Lovely environment, good food and great service! So happy we chose this place!

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NF
Edmonton
5 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice meal, we shared spinach and artichoke dip which was excellent. We both had rustic chicken club which again was excellent. The service was first class and they gave us some time between courses.

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DD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Booked here specifically wanting a Bellini... machine was broken. Sad, but not a deal breaker. My son was super excited to order a fun drink and get the plastic monkey or giraffe on it.., they were all out of all the plastic animals. These, plus kind of spotty attention from the server left me bummed that we booked here. A special family dinner out wasn’t quite as special as in the past.

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