Stage

4.6
253 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
French
We have temporarily suspended the Prix Fixe menu on Thursday to Saturday. But we are now accepting reservations every day of the week for the small plates menu that is made fresh and new at the start of each day. Doors open at 4pm. Monday to Sunday.


Covid-19 protocols are being met.

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 253 people are saying
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KirstenS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love this hidden gem! They have the most wonderful staff, amazing wine and cocktails, and a unique menu. The atmosphere is perfect, and always a great time.

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vipIIRENE
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food, great service. Would definitely go back. Thank you Connor

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AustinH
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

stage. is one of the better restaurants in town.

if you go, get a bottle for the table and order the entire menu. it's more than worth it.

impeccable, friendly service and a romantic atmosphere.

4 thumbs up.

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GaryW
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was not the usual cafe food. It was unique and tastefully presented and without pretension. The atmosphere was cosy and quiet. It was a welcoming and enjoyable experience.

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CarmenS
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was instead of a Xmas staff dinner, we (2) felt the care in very plate brought to the table! The staff are lovely and happy to explain anything on the menu and vast bevy list.

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Ryan
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This is our go to place for a night out, food is always AMAZING, staff is always friendly, price are reasonable for the quality. Can't think of a negative thing to say to be quite honest besides our drinks parished for a few minutes and we had to ask to order another (NOT A BAD THING, just nice one someone comes over and asks if you would like another drink)

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Ryan
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really nice food & great ambiance! Server was friendly and attentive.

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HelenC
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been going to Stage with various partners since they opened ten years ago, this time with my husband of four years on a pre Christmas date. It was everything I could have hoped for. The food was superb, wine list as usual, excellent, probably the best in the city. Service as usual, attentive without being obvious. Ambience is cozy and romantic and everything you would want in a small out of the way bistro/restaurant! I would eat there every night if I could!! Actually, I would live there if I could!!!

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Harmonie
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service, upscale/relaxed ambiance, and the food was absolutely incredible. We stayed 2 hours and ordered one of everything on the menu — everything was delicious and cooked to perfection but the duck leg and bone marrow with bread were our favorites. It’s clear that the chef is highly skilled at what he does! We’ll definitely be back :)

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Robvious
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Stage. The location, away from the tourist traps downtown, makes it feel like a special gem for locals. The food is creative and delicious and the bar and cellar well stocked. Lovely, low key, but always there when you need them servers. The friendly but not in you face service is better than many fine restaurants we've visited in Victoria, Vancouver, San Francisco and Los Angeles. While I want to keep this special to us place a secret, I just can't help raving about then when we (used to) have visitors. Check out their Instagram for the weekly menu.

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JaniceW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Price fixe menu the night our party of four attended. Had no idea what we were going to have.
Excellent meal. We didn’t have to look at the menu!!

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Jane
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience2

Stages seemed unaware that there is a pandemic. They manager stated that masks were not manditory and that masks negatively impacted the restaurant ambiance. Tables were spaced but guests visited between tables; the music was loud which increased the necessity to speek loudly. The manager stated that there was not enough COVID positive in the area for him to recommend masks and that he anticipated they may begin to ware masks in a few days. We left at approximately 10 pm. Sad.
Food was good.

Stage
Responded on November 18, 2020

Thanxs for the feedback, stage. is VERY aware of a pandemic. U are right, with the case rise we now wear masks. Prior to that we completely revamped. There is 1 man each in the kitchen, the bar and the floor. We now have table cloths changed b/w guests & many more measures but I am out of characters. The music is on par with the chatter of the room. When U complained we turned it well below but I could see that did not satisfy & I am sorry for that. Anyways thnxs for your review at this time.

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ScottR
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Every course of the five course menu was excellent. The server was low-key and friendly. Great ambiance.

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SarahB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing ambience and great meal. Thank you and will be back again

Stage
Responded on November 18, 2020

Thanks Sarah, always love great feed back.

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VeronicaK
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stage is our favourite. Come here for amazing meals (we always get the prefix), great service and magical moments. There’s something about stage that ends up in amazing dinner conversation while eating even better food.

Stage
Responded on November 18, 2020

Thank-you Veronica, We love having you and cannot wait to see you again soon!

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EmmaF
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed the surprise set menu, great wine and lovely atmosphere.

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Breanne
Atlantic Canada
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Really enjoyed the fixed menu. Was a little difficult to hear the waiter but otherwise very tasty and positive experience.

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Laura
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place to go for an enjoyable evening. Excellent food and great drinks

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Kersten
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Partner and I did the prix fixed menu on a Friday night. Food was great, $65 each included two smaller dishes, a main and dessert. We tried out a handful of wines and they were awesome (totalled more than the meal ha!) And our server was super helpful and easy to talk to. Ambiance is very intimate yet modern.

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MarisolR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My personal favourite restaurant but our last visit was just above a d beyond!! Best service by Matthew and excellent food by chef !! Can’t wait for the next visit!!

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Stephanie
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, amazing service! A true gem in Victoria!

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MeganT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great evening! Super elegant and the food was amazing. I highly recommend it to anyone who loves wine!

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Bell
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relaxed and enjoyable

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Hamdi
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was AMAZING, he made the experience that much better. The food and ambience was nothing short of spectacular. My boyfriend & I had such a great time. It was our first time there as we were visiting from Vancouver. Definitely looking forward to visiting again when we’re in town next!

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CarissaM
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stage is hands down my favourite restaurant in Victoria.

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vippranadoc
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was exceptional . Matty our server made our night! Definitely recommend!

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EmmaCP
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The perfect date night - great ambiance and delicious food.

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SunnyB
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food , great ambiance! Was a very fun girls night!

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krystald
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would highly recommend Stage! They provided such a memorable dining experience for me and my partner.

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RJM1
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely experience with their multi course tasting menu. The food is just so good, as is the service.

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LauraCroft
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous, cozy, neighborhood bistro. Warm, welcoming staff, beautiful interior, incredible food and thoughtfully curated wine selection. The restaurant is under new-ish ownership (maybe a almost a year now?) and it has easily become my favorite restaurant in Victoria. They recently opened a patio area and they also have a small grocery store at the front of the restaurant with beautiful wines, craft, beer, Sheringham gins, absinthe, heritage eggs, duck confit (OMG!!), terrine, craft chocolates, homemade jams, pesto and homemade butter (with sage) etc. and it is all beautifully presented.

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tonyaw
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stage was the perfect setting for our first dinner out with close friends in a long time. This quaint, friendly restaurant had exceptional service and a local, relaxed yet upscale vibe. The prix fixe menu was a relief as we simply wanted to enjoy our friends, without being encumbered by complex menu choices. The food was outstanding, fresh, generous and, did I mention outstanding? We will definitely be back to Stage very soon.

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ShelaR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing gastronomic experience! Exceeded expectations!
Service was top notch. What a great night and experience.

Victoria is lucky to have this establishment. The chef is a truly creative and talented individual. The servers were very friendly, personable, welcoming and knowledgeable.

Well done Stage! Thank you for a truly wonderful experience and evening!

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Suzy
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A little noisy, but comfortable. Food, drinks, service, all excellent. Three of us shared various dishes and a bottle of wine and loved everything.

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KarenA
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going to Stage for years and love the new menu. The rib eye for two was amazingly delicious and of course, the wine selection is always spectacular

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AgnesC
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place for dinner. The cod was amazing just too salty so was the steak tartare. Excellent service.

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vipFoodLover
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food 10/10 - Ambience 10/10 - Service 10/10. Simply perfect.

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ZoeK
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The service was great and our drinks were fantastic however the valentines steak dinner was over priced for the sinewy piece of meat I received-it was almost impossible to cut through and I ended up only being able to eat half of the 10oz portion..quite disappointing.

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Sam78
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My only complaint is I would like to see more French wines on their wine list. A good fruity French Pinot noir would be nice. Other than that it was awesome.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely Valentine’s Day dinner at Stage. Excellent service, delicious meal and the music and ambience were perfect. Thanks!

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Stage is rated 4.6 stars by 253 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.