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Victoria Harbour House, Victoria, BC

Victoria Harbour House

4.4
4.4
191 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Seafood

Looking out over Quadra Park and just a few steps from the inner harbor, Victoria Harbour House in Victoria, British Columbia is a wonderful place to bring family or friends. With a regular dining room, as well as private dining options, it is a fine dining experience not to be missed. Starters on the menu at Victoria Harbour House include plenty of fresh seafood and unique dishes like escargots bourguignon, carpaccio and an array of wonderful soups, bisques and salads. Main courses emphasize seafood, but there are also delectable grilled meats. Pasta dishes at Victoria Harbour House include meat and seafood choices and the milopita for dessert is an absolute essential.

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Booked 11 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner
    Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
    Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (250) 386-1244

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Victoria

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 191 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Victoria

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Victoria

    Romantic

  • Victoria

    Special Occasion

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  1. F

    Fred

    Calgary

    67 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    67 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    You don’t find many restaurants like Harbor House. The servers were impeccably attired and attentive, food was presented in a timely manner, hot and delicious, the menu was varied and interesting. It felt like stepping back in time to an era that no longer exists in today’s hustle bustle.

  2. BH

    BobH

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service and food.

  3. RG

    RogerG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food was served hot and delicious. I appreciated the low noise volume as I am hard of hearing. The server proved courteous and professional.

  4. W

    Willy

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolute perfection, We, family of four dined here for Mother’s Day. James our waiter, was so lovely, so attentive. Do not miss the steamed muscles! Between the steak and lobster, Salmon, and Sole we all gave it a 10 out of 10. Can’t wait to go back to try more menu items.

  5. JB

    JodieB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our favourite spot for a wonderful meal when we visit Victoria. Simply the Best! Staff are amazing, food is always delicious. We always refer our friends when the travel. We hope to visit for many years to come.

  6. RM

    RonM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food is first rate and good choices. Service is excellent with us always asking and getting Bob as our server who is very helpful and proficient. A joy on our periodic outings.

  7. K

    Kennyg

    Edmonton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was delicious and our server was efficient with a great sense of humour. A very comfortable dining experience

  8. JP

    JohnP

    San Francisco

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Always a wonderful evening, Bob has been with the restaurant for 42 years, a real class act!

  9. JL

    JoanneL

    Las Vegas

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful Food and Service!

  10. DA

    DebbieA

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    The service was outstanding and the food was good. We will go again when in Victoria.

  11. DW

    DickWilson

    Calgary

    48 reviews

    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This place rates 7 out of 5 stars! Server Julie would get 8… celebration of 51st wedding anniversary in fine fashion. Lamb was excellent as were the selected seafood entrees. Very attentive but not intrusive staff.

  12. LS

    LawrenceS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service great food. Our second visit but not our last. Great view from our window. Lovely all in all,!!!

  13. C

    Cristy

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Went here for dinner and ordered seafood fettuccine and special for the day - halibut with mango sauce. Both were delicious and recommendable. Staff were friendly and prompt.

  14. TE

    Tokyo4Ever

    Vancouver

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Overrated. Fish overcooked. Service really needs to improve.

  15. RT

    RoxaneT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very good! Excellent - I would definitely recommend it to anyone visiting Victoria.

  16. AW

    AndyW

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    Awesome service and food, will for sure be back we loved it.

  17. M

    Maze

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2

    I have never been so continually disrespected at a restaurant. Worst birthday meal ever To start there was an ant crawling on the table when I arrived. The butter dish was gross with something greyish black caked on the side; I could scratch it off with my nail. My food (rack of lamb) was over cooked and the waiter did not ask about what side I wanted, and by the time I realized I could not get their attention until they were on their way to my table with my order; my order arrived with a side I did not want. I was misgendered multiple times throughout the evening even after correcting them twice; extremely disrespectful and discriminatory. Their website menu was out of date and they no longer had many things that were listed on their menu from their website. Even things on the menu they gave me were unavailable.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Incredible inside and out. The food was amazing as expected.

  19. E

    Elaine

    Atlantic Canada

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent seafood choices. Superb service. A very relaxing and enjoyable experience.

  20. KK

    KellyK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Amazing food and service, would definitely go again and recommend for a fancier date night

  21. JW

    JayneW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The service we received was excellent. We’re visiting from Ontario and the gentleman that seated and served us was originally from Ontario. He was great and added to our enjoyment. The food was really good. Highly recommend.

  22. NW

    NigelW

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Very good service in a traditional setting. Diversity in menu and wine list and knowledgeable staff made for a pleasant overall experience.

  23. PD

    PavlinD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was our first visit there. We celebrated our golden anniversary. The atmosphere was excellent. The food - specially the lamb was perfect. James service was excellent! Highly recommended.

  24. LR

    LaurelR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The ability to provide special food requirements was outstanding. Service was helpful, professional and personal.

  25. C

    Cargs

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    Quality of food has deteriorated. My steak was over cooked and tough.

  26. NN

    NoraN

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First, the food was very good. Victoria-our server was top notch. The atmosphere made me feel as though it was a special dinner with the white table cloths, soft music and well dressed staff. They say they dress up so you don’t have to. For that reason, just go as you are or dress up and you will be welcome.

  27. B

    Bhussy

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service in a beautiful setting - definitely going back!

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great experience for my Mothers 97th birthday. Food was excellent. Service was wonderful. Thanks

  29. W

    Whatever

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2

    We chose this restaurant because we were looking for a place with seafood for my husband and a vegetarian entree for my teen. It was a little pricier than I had in mind but I figured we could splurge a bit. As soon as we walked in I knew it was a mistake. The decor was dated: dark wood and a hideous carpet. Despite having a room full of empty tables, every guest was crammed into the same alcove, I guess to make it easier on the waiter. The menu was even worse. It looked like it hadn’t been updated since 1979 (except the prices): it was an assortment of tired, boring choices like sole, snapper, and trout plus some steaks. Every meal seemed to come with the same choices of plain rice or plain potatoes, plus some overcooked carrots. My scampi was 8 medium shrimp covered in a revolting, thick, clotted sauce instead of a simple garlic butter - the best thing I can say about it was at least they were properly cleaned. My husband’s snapper was greasy on the outside and dry on the inside. My teen’s “pasta primavera” had clumps of unrecognizable vegetables - it did not look fresh and springlike as that dish should. I’m not that hard to please but I can’t think of a time I was so, so disappointed in a restaurant. The waiter didn’t care that we sent half our food back uneaten and didn’t want takeout boxes - usually that’s a sign that something’s wrong, but I wouldn’t be surprised if they were used to it.

  30. GS

    GordonS

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Thanks, we had a lovely meal, And are planning a return visit,

  31. HR

    HeatherR

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a wonderful dinner. Everyone was attentive and friendly.

  32. SM

    ScottM

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Service was friendly, timely and efficient. Decor was very nice.Everyone was happy to very happy with their meals.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A classic restaurant at Victoria, excellent food and perfect service

  34. IW

    IngerW

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Attractive setting with an intimate feel yet with comfortable seating. Food was delicious and service excellent

  35. F

    Foodie

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is a fabulous restaurant,and the food was superb. We both had the rainbow trout and it was cooked to perfection.

  36. J

    Janjan

    Vancouver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food. Awesome service. Thank you Bob. Always great to go there

  37. BF

    BarbFF

    Vancouver

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience3

    We were very disappointed in the food at the Harbour House restaurant. It was a special event - a birthday celebration - and we were both looking forward to dining out after all the long months of the pandemic. Consequently, it was disappointing to be served food that was definitely below par. My husband's onion soup was unpleasantly salty. My spinach salad was covered in a bland dressing, some soft cheese and 3 walnuts. The crab cakes I ordered were close to being burnt and were accompanied by a small pile of very wilted lettuce. My husband's sole, came with veggies that were clearly over-cooked and some rather bland rice. The highlight of the night was the raspberry sherbert we had for dessert.

  38. s

    smartcat

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had an outstanding evening. Food was 10 out of 10

  39. JM

    JohnM

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    We have been celebrating find dining at Harbor House for over 40 years !! We went there on our Honeymoon and whenever we have a significant milestone event to celebrate in Victoria -- where we met and got married -- its Harbor House :) One gentleman who waited on us back then is still working there now training the next generation of servers how to do it right !!

  40. HW

    HarveyW

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful atmosphere and the waiter was excellent. The gulf shrimp scampi was wonderful as was the seafood pasta. Excellent choice of wines although I shout that $12.95 for a 5oz glass was expensive. The Milopita was amazing but it could easily have been shared by two people. This was our first visit to Harbour House and I would definitely recommend it.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Victoria Harbour House does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes. Victoria Harbour House also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (250) 386-1244.

Victoria Harbour House is rated 4.4 stars by 191 OpenTable diners.

Victoria Harbour House does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 11 times today
Google Map for Victoria Harbour House

607 Oswego St Victoria, BC V8V 4W9

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Victoria

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner
    Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
    Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Steak

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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