The Hallway

4.6
154 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Bistro
Local, Victoria BC, modern west coast restaurant, with a large cocktail, beer, and wine bar.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 154 people are saying
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GregoryW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great cocktails, great food, and very attentive service, all in a super convenient location!

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AlexandraP
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible service, delicious food, nice atmosphere!!! We will be back!

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RickyJ
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really great place. Food. Service. Cocktails just lovely. A constructive comment … the floor beneath our table was very sticky and distracting from our experience. We will come back and will be watching for the overall cleanliness

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SeanC
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience2

They need to divide the space up a bit as it feels very empty when it isn’t completely full. It needs to feel cozier. The food was really very good and the cocktails were fantastic. They just need to work on the ambience. Also, our waitress hadn’t cleared our appetizers when she tried to deliver our mains which meant that we had to essentially clear the table for her (stack up our dirty dishes). Our cocktail glasses never got cleared from the table.

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Peeksofkeeks
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from start to finish about The Hallway is spectacular. Every dish looks like art that you feel guilty to destroy, but tastes incredible. The owners are so fun and kind, and the atmosphere is always welcoming to all. Go here.

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AngelaH
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredibly delicious, Incredibly unique! Interesting menu, excellent service and beautiful, romantic atmosphere. Thank you for a wonderful anniversary dinner :)

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robertt
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Food was just mediocre. Expected better based on the reviews and the price points. The beef petite tender was very dry and a bit gamey. Scallops were good! Grilled octopus was lacking

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sarap
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wonderful service, staff, and ambiance - love this place and the people and the food. Fab cocktails!!

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food here was incredible! Very unique takes on classic dishes. The cocktails are a bit pricey but very tasty.

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Diner7
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The food portions were so small for the price and quality. Specifically the cheese plate and the charcuterie. It didn't taste bad, it just felt like a rip off. Service was good, drinks were good as well. They really need to work on the food.

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RDHL
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Efficient service and a well conceived menu led to excellent food choices. The three of us had our widely varied tastes satisfied with lamb, steak and a wonderful vegetarian option. The cocktails and dessert were imaginative, in design and flavour. We enjoyed our evening and will return, saving the Hallway for a special event. The experience was expensive for us, but they deliver what they promise, a high end dining experience in a casual setting.

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JoannaP
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such great good and our server was so entertaining:)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Surprisingly wonderful food with a great service!

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AleshaB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great place for fantastic food and drinks. The menu is very pricy, but so far I’ve not been disappointed with anything I’ve ordered. Their version of a Negroni is top notch, and the scallops were out of this world!
Our server was also very friendly!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great environment very nice and laid back staff. Consistently Amazing food. I don’t like kale and the chef made kale taste great!

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vipTravis
San Diego
55 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great service. A very enjoyable dining experience. Quiet as it was on a Tuesday night, but just meant we were able to engage with our server throughout the evening.

Would recommend for an excellent dining experience in Victoria.

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AmandaC
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Service was friendly. Food was visually appealing, delicious and well presented. Portion was small for the price point.

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CraigJ
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was very good. Excellent service overall, lively atmosphere with great ambience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good! The crispy skin salmon was amazing. Can’t wait for the new cocktail menu! Thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Some of the best food in the city!! You can’t order anything wrong it’s all so good! Took my girlfriend here for our anniversary and we were blown away. Coming back all the time!

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kimu
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, cocktails, wine, waiter was excellent. We will return.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Was really hoping to find our next fine dining gem in Victoria since OLO closed but The Hallway won’t fit the bill. We ordered a salad, the tagliatelle, and the scallop special. The dishes were brought out in the wrong order: scallops, then pasta, then (weirdly) salad last. Also, it was less than half full, but the pasta and scallops came out barely warm.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thought all the dishes we ordered were wonderful. Cocktails were also yummy. Tried the flight honey badger. Quite good.

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1234
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal! Highly recommend. The food is perfect omg, and the space is the cutest ‘out of the way’ spot. Was perfect for our date night. Coming back with our friends!

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AmyG
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food was great, a small menu but a good variety to choose from and the cocktails were quite good.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Notre réservation étais a 6h15 , et il ne savais pas ou nous placer, il nous on donner un table déjà réservé pour plus tard.
Les cocktails étais super, le plateau de fromage 5/10, le lunch manquait assaisonnement .
Mais le final on c’est fait boucher notre vin et go vous avez 15 minute pour quitter, pas eu la chance dd gouter au dessert et profiter de notre soirée.
1 fois que cette expérience m’arrive
Trez déçu

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

To all those who previously wrote “A Hidden Gem”, we agree 100%! Jeremy the owner of The Hallway has put together a great team, designed a welcoming, relaxing and chic space, installed a noticeably good sound system and rocked the menu. The choice of cocktails was lively and fun and the food was truly delightful. Harris the chef cooked our lingcod as only properly fish should be prepared..melt in the mouth. The warm chocolate cake and sorbet was perfectly balanced, not too sweet…good chocolate. Mikael our server was attentive, helpful and sweet. The overall vibe at The Hallway is so positive and it really shows in the food preparation and service. We will be returning, not just for dinner, but it’s the kind of friendly place that one would love to drop into for a drink later on. Great spot…makes me think Victoria is going somewhere! Loved it👏

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vipFrequentDiner
Palm Springs
37 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

An outstanding evening and dinner at The Hallway well-served by the owner - a totally charming evening in Victoria. Highly recommend The Hallway as one of the outstanding restaurants in Victoria.

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Lawren
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easily one of the best restaurants in Victoria. From the service, drinks and food everything was outstanding. The food was cooked to perfection and plated like artwork. I can’t wait to go back again

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ridinfourrings
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

In my humble opinion, the best restaurant in Victoria. The Hallway doesn't get the recognition that it should as a too flight restaurant as they are probably more well known for their cocktails.

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NativeVictorian
Vancouver
22 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We enjoyed our cocktails, wine and food. It was superb. The service was a little slow given that the restaurant wasn’t too busy. What might prevent us from rushing back though is that the food menu is fairly limited and very meat heavy.

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SharonL
Vancouver
18 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The French Onion burger was sooooo good. We definitely will be back next time we’re in Victoria.

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LindaB
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect
Chef was outstanding and the owner a real treat

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Chickenlicken
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Happy Hour for drinks! Will definitely return :)

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
27 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been here a dozen times since they opened and they’re my favorite spot in Victoria. The food is always amazing, the service is friendly and they have amazing weekly specials.

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DReid
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

We absolutely loved our visit here! The cocktails and the sorbet were our favourite - try the popcorn oat sorbet if you get a chance! Amazing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Omg this was amazing. Best food I have had in Victoria in ages! Get the squid!! Gareth, our server, was so attentive and professional. Highly recommend this place.

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ElGuapo
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Service is great. Food was good.

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MichelT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! Superb food and ambiance and friendly service.

FAQs

The Hallway offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (778) 265-8988.

The Hallway is rated 4.6 stars by 154 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.