Stage

4.3
379 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
French
Stage is a casual, neighborhood French wine bar. The food menu changes everyday and is focused on the fresh, seasonal ingredients that are available to the chef. The wine program is heavily European and low intervention buttressed by natural local wines and it rotates constantly.

Due to the daily evolution of our food menu we may not always be able to accommodate all diet restrictions every day to full satisfaction. If your restrictions are serious we recommend calling the restaurant after 3pm on the day of your planned visit.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 379 people are saying
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KaelaA
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The absolute best! Amazing staff, great ambiance, creative wine list and the food was pretty unforgettable. We will be back for sure! Thank you!!

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Lexx
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Both the food and atmosphere are absolutely stunning!

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vipHappyLocalDiner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Great to be back to restaurant dining at Stage. Small plate food with changing selections very interesting and tasty. Chicken hearts so good we had a second serving. A fruity rich Vancouver Island Pinot Noir available by the glass was a perfect compliment to our selection of dishes. A Pot de Crème to finish required discipline not to eat a second one. Service was efficient and friendly getting us to the theatre well in advance. Looking forward to the next play at The Belfry which will again be preceded by dinner at Stage.

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Deepcove
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience4

We have been to Stage a number of times over the past couple of years and have had no problem with the menu. However the latest menu seemed to be lacking options and was unsatisfying to share. We enjoyed the cheese and bread. The chicken hearts seemed very under cooked. Atmosphere and service was great. Nice place to go for a glass or two of wine and the orange cake dessert was stunning, we will however wait a while prior to returning.

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JENMASSOLO
London
5 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite restaurant in Victoria and one of my top anywhere. Excellent food and drinks. High quality ingredients and exceptional execution.

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vipDavidBiltek
Vancouver
26 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

food was interesting, mostly good, the quiche was creamy and cold...no what was expected...all else was good
the space is very loud, and very busy....great for after Theatre at theatre Inconnu or the Belfry...but busy, so make reservations

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PatriciaH
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Very noisy but great food!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Wonderful food! Perfect ambiance. My only complaint is that there was zero options for a non alcoholic beverage other than water. This is one of my favourite places to dine but being someone that’s sober, I really appreciate when (most) restaurants have at least one or two non alcoholic options for us non drinkers or people who are the DD!

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GJack
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Great food and ambience. Love the share plates and that the menu changes daily.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic evening - attentive but not intrusive service with a delicious selection of wines and an array with simple yes flavorful dishes.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
17 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very interesting daily menu. Casually presented. Enjoyable experience.

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Stella
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Stages has changed...it's basically a bar now. Emphasis on loud music and booze. Food menu was very disappointing.
Won't go again despite being a frequent patron in the past.

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JulianP
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Awesome creative menu last night, as I understand it changes everyday. Maybe coming out of a pandemic situation it felt a bit weird the lack of distancing between tables. The food was outstanding as well as the service, super friendly and informative... those mussels were to die for, almost had a fight with my wife for the last one -:) we're definitely going back. Maybe the wine is a little overpriced but having said that I'm pretty sure finding those wines is not an easy task.

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CarolD
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a birthday dinner at Stages. We ordered everything on the menu and loved every item. The food was very interesting (without being weird) and beautifully prepared. The server was extremely helpful in making choices and made our dinner very special. We can't wait to come back!
We did find the noise level - the music - too loud for easy conversation.

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KathrynW
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This was my second visit. Overall it was good. Our server didn't seem to have much knowledge of their wine list. Not many vegetarian options this time. Great ambience

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Tiki2for
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Horrible food. Did the tasting menu. 4 dishes had eggs in them so seemed very repetitive. The others were organ meats and foods from a can, jar some deli meat and a hunk of cheese. Will not be returning.

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Momo
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Disappointed. Stage used to be amazing and was my go to restaurant for years. The atmosphere is still great and the wines are excellent but the food is not as good as it used to be or could be. We had cheese and charcuterie - chefs choice - because nothing else was appealing. The selection was poor with too much meat and only one small piece of Brie with no accoutrements like chutney, sliced pear or nuts.

Stage
Responded on November 6, 2021

Hey thanks for the feed back Momo & I'm sorry but this restaurant is not the stage that used to be your go to restaurant. It changed ownership two & a half years ago & has been different ever since and I don't mean to be mean but if you didn't try any of the food then it is kind of hard to have an opinion on it no?

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LisaD
Calgary
21 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food was okay, but a few dishes were overly salted. We ordered the feast, and there was a lot of food. The dishes came out too fast and we felt very rushed. Also, for a French restaurant, why was there no bread served with the meal? Very odd.

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MichaelK
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Menu options and general quantity absolutely appalling. Value for money abysmal with the lowest price for house wine set to $60.. such a major disappointment compared to the old Stage with previous owners. We. Won’t be going back.

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Matt
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great wine list. Definitely will make our way back again

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Devo
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lively, fun neighbourhood restaurant. Great service, good food.

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AlanS
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Stage was once our favorite place in Victoria. We just went for first time in years since it changed hands.
The atmosphere was still lovely but the food was comical. Top dollar for two bite plates. We had to go somewhere else after to satisfy our hunger

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EvaH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent wine recommendations, fun food for sharing

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RobertW
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food creations were unique. Great to try different items.

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isabellab
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

great atmosphere, food, and wine. they were busy even on a sunday night

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Dylan
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time to Stage since before the pandemic, but things are still great there. Service was amazing, fun atmosphere and good food.

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RecentExperience
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience5

Food was terrible. Minimalistic approach to the menu lead us to order the feast. Server could not elaborate on what that contained. We should have paid for the drinks and left at that point.

The butternut squash soup was good. The second course was a pan full of chicken hearts, a tin of sardines, and some charcuterie. We had a few bites and sent it away.

Next course was beef tongue with bone marrow and some vegetables. A few bites was enough. Vegetables were cold / undercooked. everything was sent back half eaten.

Desert was a piece of dry gluten free like chocolate cake.

We felt this was the worst dine out experience that we can remember.
This is unfortunate as we have had many great meals at Stage over the years.

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sarap
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this room - great vibe, people, food! Highly recommend

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ZoeC
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at stage and it won’t be our last. Everything from the service to food was wonderful. Our server, Jordie, was a wealth of knowledge and super friendly.

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vipJohnG
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anna was so helpful and knowledgeable. She picked out 2 great interesting bottles of wine for us. Food was delicious. Anna made our experience relaxing and enjoyable.

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vipAnnie
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

It is a good restaurant with a menu that goes out of its way to be different . Some of the cocktails are tiny . It’s a tapas place strictly

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JeremyB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Food was terrible. Over priced. Service was just okay. Not planning on going back

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CathyG
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent memorable meal with great service! Next time I will go hungrier to do the feast. A little gem!

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KathyG
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I still love the ambiance at Stage since the new management took over. The wine selection is excellent and the food servings are more than ample for two to share. Our server was very knowledgeable and attentive. The music was a bit loud but the overall experience was excellent! I will certainly return!

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Viclinlee
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable service!
Always love the food. Liam and the chef who served us made the night very special!

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Fernando
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Got the variety menu, great food and amazing service by Jordi. Very good ambiance as well!

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Christy
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Russet chips were a bit stale, but overall great food and service!

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LaloDiener
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

El menú es confuso y se supone lo cambian a diario.

La lista de vinos buena pero está confusa y revuelta ya que no está separada por tipos de vino.

El servicio es bueno pero no dan “la milla extra”

La comida, son tapas, y en algunos casos productos salidos de una lata o del empaque directo a la mesa.

El ambiente es agradable y la decoración es buena

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MelK
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Food selection was limited and noise level was high

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Mare
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Service was amazing and the food tasted great!
The menu changed from when I was there last so i was expecting more charcuterie but that’s my fault for not checking ahead of time :)

FAQs

Stage offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (250) 388-4222.

Stage is rated 4.3 stars by 379 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.