Saveur Restaurant

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Contemporary French
Saveur offers fine dining food in a casual urban setting. Award-winning chef, Robert Cassels, delivers French-inspired contemporary cuisine through playful and elegant tasting menus, using local ingredients wherever possible. Chef Cassels works closely with the farmers, foragers, and fisheries of Vancouver Island to create an unforgettable dining experience. A la carte options are available upon request, or pony up to the bar for some tapas and enjoy our classic-meets-contemporary cocktail menu, local beers, and hand-pick wine selection.
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KV
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and amazing food. Anniversary dinner was awesome. Booked for Birthday celebration in December.

Saveur Restaurant
Responded 13 hours ago

Thank you Karen for the kind words about your dining experience at Saveur. Happy Anniversary, we are thrilled to hear that you had an outstanding night and look forward to welcoming you back to celebrating a Birthday in December.

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S
Vancouver
21 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely anniversary dinner. Saveur is a special occasion place with a casual and chic vibe. Love the high ceilings and gorgeous lighting and wallpaper. The food was delicious! Our appetizers - gnocchi and heirloom tomato salad with chevre - were fresh and original. Our steaks were very satisfying. And the lemon dessert was refreshing. Our servers were friendly and knowledgeable. All in all - a big success!

Saveur Restaurant
Responded 13 hours ago

Thank you Samantha for taking your time to share your experience at Saveur. Happy anniversary, we are thrilled to hear you enjoyed everything on your special night. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit.

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SD
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great experience. I would absolutely recommend foodies to visit this place. Every dish was on point. What a gem!

Saveur Restaurant
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you Sol for such kind words about your evening dining with us at Saveur. We look forward to welcoming you back next time you visit town.

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MW
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were both amazing! Lots of Gluten-free options to choose from which was nice, and the room itself is modern and hip without being stuffy.

Saveur Restaurant
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you Mathew for the kind review about your experience at Saveur. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your time with us and look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit.

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FT
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very nice experience for an everyday meal.

J
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

One of the best Victoria restaurants for quality and taste. I really enjoyed the dinner, however I feel their menu is too limited. The main focus seems to be the set menu (which looked delicious), however the entire table must order it (or no one). That leaves the a la carte, which has very few options. I would suggest they consider three rotating dinner specials.

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food in a small intimate space!

Saveur Restaurant
Responded on September 26, 2019

Thank you for taking your time to tell us about your experience at Saveur. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

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NB
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and really outstanding service. Yes it is a bit expensive but it is a rare thing in the world today when you actually get what you've paid for.

Saveur Restaurant
Responded on September 26, 2019

Thank you Nigel for taking your time to share your experience at Saveur. We look forward to having you join us again soon.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Line to take my husband to brunch once a month. Thoroughly enjoy the experience

Saveur Restaurant
Responded on September 26, 2019

Thank you for taking your time to tell us about your experience at Saveur. We look forward to welcoming you and your husband back each month!

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CV
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stunning meal. The flavours were brilliant. The service was stellar. So worth it!

Saveur Restaurant
Responded on September 26, 2019

Thank you Catherine for the kind words about your experience at Saveur Restaurant. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

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WP
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had Brunch . It was fantastic. Great music in the background. Friendly staff as well.

c
Ottawa
20 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Superb food & service !!
One of those meals that you remember long after the holiday is over !! 5 STARS

Saveur Restaurant
Responded on September 26, 2019

Thank you for such kind words about your evening dining at Saveur! We hope to have you join us again on your next trip to Victoria.

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AL
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food, attentive and friendly staff, accommodating for dietary restrictions/needs, overall an amazing chefs tasting experience.

Saveur Restaurant
Responded on September 18, 2019

Thank you Amanda for such kind words about your experience at Saveur. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit!

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GS
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had an incredible time at Saveur, and would highly recommend it in the future. I specified in our reservation that we were celebrating our wedding anniversary, and they were sweet enough to give us champagne after dinner to mark the occasion . All courses were delicious and deliberate, a well thought out menu by the chef. Our only complaint was that the music didn't really match the atmosphere and created a somewhat dissonant ambiance, but it wasn't enough to hamper the wonderful service or beautiful dishes.

Saveur Restaurant
Responded on September 18, 2019

Happy Anniversary to you both! We are so glad you chose to join us to celebrate your special day. Thank you for the kind words about your experience dining with us. We appreciate your feedback on the music, we will look into that moving forward. We look forward to seeing you two in again soon!

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OT
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Phenomenal tasting menu. We did the wine pairings as well, and did not regret it.

Saveur Restaurant
Responded on September 15, 2019

Thank you for taking your time to provide feedback on your evening at Saveur. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your tasting menu, and hope to welcome you back again soon!

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H
London
26 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the chefs choice menu. At 95 CAD it was expensive but the food was exquisite. One of best fine dining ‘taster’ menus I have ever had.

Saveur Restaurant
Responded on September 13, 2019

Thank you for taking your time to tell us about your dining experience at Saveur. We are thrilled to hear it is one of the best tasting menus you have had. We hope to see you in again as the menu grows and evolves through each season.

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K
Vancouver
20 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous meal. Perfect balance of quantity, flavours, presentation and service. Recommend highly. So accommodating. Perfect date night!

Saveur Restaurant
Responded on September 11, 2019

Thank you Konasgirl for taking your time to tell us about your evening dining at Saveur. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next date night!

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R
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent food. But small venue so we sat fairly close to fellow diners. Higher end prices but good sized portions that don’t leave you hunting your plate for the food.

Saveur Restaurant
Responded on September 11, 2019

Thank you Ross for taking your time to provide feedback about your evening. We are glad you enjoyed the food and look forward to welcoming you back for your next visit.

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s
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was hands down the best dinner I've ever had. Such incredible, creative courses. I'm vegetarian and I get soooo tired of pasta! This was amazing!

Saveur Restaurant
Responded on September 11, 2019

Thank you Susan for taking your time to tell us about your evening at Saveur. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us. The Chef loves working with the wide variety of vegetables that we receive from the farms every week, this allows him to create inspired vegetarian menus as well as our regular tasting menu. We look forward to having you join us again!

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GH
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I went to Saveur for her 40th birthday dinner. The staff made an exception for us and allowed us to have the Chef’s tasting menu with wine pairing while our kids (eight and ten) shared an entrée (normally the table is required to all eat of the Chef’s tasting menu).
All of the staff were lovely. The atmosphere was modern and elegant without being at all pretentious. The food was among the best I’ve ever had and was paired with equally fine wine choices.

While this was one of the more expensive dinners we’ve shared as a family, it was something we will long remember as a great one. Fine dining out isn’t something we do often, but a few times a year we treat ourselves and this was a definite win.

Thanks for a great evening!

Saveur Restaurant
Responded on September 13, 2019

Happy 40th Birthday to your wife, We are glad you chose to celebrate with us at Saveur. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed the evening and had a memorable family night out. Thank you for the kind words about the food, I will also make sure to pass the praises to our front of house staff. We hope to welcome your family back on your next special occasion!

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II
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent brunch. Flavors were distinct and presentation fine. The top in a very competitive genre.

Saveur Restaurant
Responded on September 11, 2019

Thank you Ian for the kind words about your brunch at Saveur. We look forward to seeing you back again soon!

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w
Vancouver
23 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Beef carpaccio heaven ... probably;ly the best carpaccio i have eaten ! one of our group had the chicken 5 stars one steak 5 stars and on salmon 5 star
if you have not tried this place ... you must .. .no wonder voted the best fine dining in victoria

Saveur Restaurant
Responded on September 11, 2019

Thank you Wineguy for taking your time to tell us about your evening at Saveur. We are so glad you three enjoyed your meals! We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit.

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SS
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A perfect evening. We had the chef's tasting menu - fabulous, beautiful food, exceptional service, and worth every penny. Everything on each plate was perfection and balanced. I live in Nanaimo and whenever I get to Victoria, I treat myself to the tasting menu at Saveur - and I'm always so happy I did.

Saveur Restaurant
Responded on September 5, 2019

Thank you Sharon for taking your time to share such a great review about your experiences at Saveur. We are so glad to hear you come see us when you are in town. The Chef is working on a new tasting menu for late summer, keep a look out on your next visit for some new dishes. We look forward to having you join us again soon!

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SF
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fantastic experience! The food, of which we tried most of, was all superb. The bartender was innovative and the staff was attentive. It would be a shame to miss out on eating here when visiting Victoria!

Saveur Restaurant
Responded on September 5, 2019

Thank you Sarah for the kind words about your experience dining with us at Saveur. The menu will be changing shortly, which means there is new seasonal dishes in the works to try out on your next visit. We look forward to welcoming you back.

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RG
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

What an outstanding meal! We had the chef’s tasting menu and it was amazing—creatively, deliciously and beautifully curated from local and sustainably grown ingredients. The service was excellent, with the staff all seamlessly covering for each other. They were friendly, responsive and unpretentious. We felt lucky to get a reservation since we had read that Saveur had received the Restaurant of the Year Award from YAM Magazine. It was one of my favorite meals ever. The only slight negative is that we sat near the kitchen entrance, so it was a bit noisier than it would be in the front of the restaurant, but it did not dampen our enthusiasm for the meal.

Saveur Restaurant
Responded on September 5, 2019

Thank you RevGal for such a fantastic review, we are so happy to hear you enjoyed your evening at Saveur! We love the tasting menu because it allows the kitchen to show you some of their favorite local foods of each season, and present them in new creative ways. We look forward to welcoming you back in next time.

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EM
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional experience! The tasting menu was absolutely delicious. I contacted the restaurant prior to my visit as I have some dietary restrictions. Brittany was great and they were happy to accommodate me. The service was outstanding and every staff member contributed to our amazing experience. Highly recommend!

Saveur Restaurant
Responded on September 1, 2019

Thank you Elizabeth for the kind words about your evening at Saveur. We are so glad you reached out to Brittany and we could accommodate a tasting menu for you. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

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KM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Michelin Star Quality at a VERY reasonable price. This Restaurant and Team rivals any Michelin restaurant I have attended. Chef Rob and team are very creative from the amuse bouche to the scallop served in a granite "bowl". I would strongly recommend the tasting menu - 5 courses of incredible cuisine. And the cocktails - the Coke and Smoke is NOT to be missed!! Again, VERY creative and unique....Many Thanks!!!

Saveur Restaurant
Responded on September 1, 2019

Thank you Ken for leaving such a wonderful review. We are so glad you enjoyed the tasting menu; the restaurant was created with it in mind, it allows Chef Rob to showcase how lucky we are on Vancouver Island to have such a wealth and variety of local farms to work with. Thank you again for taking your time to tell us about your experience, we look forward to welcoming you back!

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OT
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Good food. Very quiet ambiance.

Saveur Restaurant
Responded on August 28, 2019

Thank you for taking your time to tell us about your evening at Saveur!

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Good although tables close
Good food = wow
More US size portions

d
Vancouver
20 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at Saveur. Took my wife for our anniversary dinner. I see why this is voted as the best restaurant in the city. The food was outstanding and the french service was impeccable. Thank you for a great experience. Will be back soon.

Saveur Restaurant
Responded on August 25, 2019

Congratulations on your anniversary! Your compliments on food and service are greatly appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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GK
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Snooty waitresses and hostess. Expensive for the environment. This is not an "uptown" restaurant but the prices certainly were.

Saveur Restaurant
Responded on August 29, 2019

Thank you Gene for taking your time to provide feedback on your experience. We are usually known for our warm friendly service and apologize if this is not the experience you felt. If you would like to discuss your evening in further detail please reach out to info@saveurrestaurant.ca.

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D
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We did the tasting menu and were so glad we did. Every course was exceptionally delicious. Every dish had so many layers of flavors and textures.

Saveur Restaurant
Responded on August 25, 2019

Thank you very much for the positive feedback about your evening at Saveur. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the tasting menu, the Chef is in the process of creating new dishes which allows you to experience a new menu with each visit. We look forward to welcoming you back.

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M
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fine dining isn't usually this comfortable and welcoming. The inspired food and excellent service are notable, so are the seasonal menu items. We had the tasting menu and both enjoyed it enormously.

Saveur Restaurant
Responded on August 25, 2019

Thank you for taking your time to share your experience at Saveur. We look forward to welcoming you in for your next visit!

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Enjoyed the tasting menu and wine pairing. It was our 37th anniversary and you started our evening off with a nice champagne and ended our visit with informative conversation with your sommelier. Each course was creative, beautifully presented and delicious! A very fun night for a couple of foodies. Thanks!

Saveur Restaurant
Responded on August 25, 2019

Thank you for taking your time to write about your evening dining at Saveur. Happy anniversary, we are thrilled to hear you two had a memorable night. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

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F
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience! I only can recommend this address.

Saveur Restaurant
Responded on August 23, 2019

Thank you Fred for the kind words about your experience dining with us at Saveur. We look forward to seeing you in again soon!

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RS
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Third time at this restaurant. Tasting menu with friends. All courses were stunningly presented and delicious

Saveur Restaurant
Responded on August 23, 2019

Thank you Rodger for taking your time to ell us about your dining experience at Saveur. We look forward to seeing you in next time.

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JC
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My hash was really good. Very happy with everything. A little disquieted by the music at times--bass too strong. I am very sensitive to noise and avoid noisy restaurants.

Enjoyed the personal attention of your small restaurant--rather like the attention I have had at small restaurants in France.

I'll be back........................

Saveur Restaurant
Responded on August 23, 2019

Thank you John for taking your time to tell us about your dining experience at Saveur. We look forward to seeing you in again soon!

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r
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The meal and the staff were outstanding !

Saveur Restaurant
Responded on August 18, 2019

Thank you Rocketgirl for such kind words about your experience dining with us at Saveur!

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TM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As this was our first visit, we had the tasting menu. It was absolutely fabulous from the first bite to the last. A wonderful experience, matched by the perfect service.

Saveur Restaurant
Responded on August 23, 2019

Thank you Tom for your kind words about your experience dining at Saveur.

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DK
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We chose Saveur for our 25th anniversary dinner and it exceeded my expectations. It was like fine art on a plate and for my palate. We chose the chef’s tasting menu. Every dish was visually and tastefully unique and complex. Our server made us feel comfortable and started us with a complimentary glass of champagne. After 1.5-2 hours of wonderfully unique dishes, we were handed a Saveur happy anniversary greeting card with a wax seal.

Saveur Restaurant
Responded on August 23, 2019

Thank you Diana for your kind words and congratulations on your 25th anniversary! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience dining with us at Saveur and we look forward having you join us again.

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