Victoria Harbour House

4.3
77 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.

Support Victoria Harbour House during COVID-19

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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
What 77 people are saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
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MichaelO
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The ambience and service were great but the food was mediocre. I had the steak and lobster which was perfectly cooked, however the potatoes were under done. My wife had the salmon wellington and it was overcooked and dry - probably from being reheated. Also her potatoes were under cooked and boring.

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Barb
Vancouver
26 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Great personal service. Food was good. Husband especially liked the rack of lamb.

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MichaelE
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful experience of dining to conclude a week in Victoria. Both food and service were great.

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Lovesvictoriabc
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants awesome food! The service is exceptional love the jazz music playing...

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JackieP
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, service ,relaxing atmosphere , would go visit again

JA
JACOBK
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything Food was great. Beautiful setting. Staff was awesome

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Dianeg
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

When we arrived they could not find our reservation but accommodated us quickly & even though they were short staffed the service was pretty good. Our waitress was great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good and service was great!

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James
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service in a relaxed atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Understated, slightly shabby old world chic. Service was outstanding and our server was hilarious. Menu is old school and everything we had was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We make Harbour House a must-visit when we’re in Victoria. The decor is dated but it feels like luxury dining in all other aspects. Food is fantastic and the service is always impeccable.

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vipKKirk
Vancouver
20 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Wonderful server - great location in an historic house - fun neighbourhood

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JudithH
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Maybe my expectations were wrong and 3/4 of the problem is covid. I had expected a nice patio and didn't realize it was in parking lot. 🙃 didn't like the ambiance as it was not private and wanted to go for seafood. I don't think it was freshly cooked but I understand it's not busy so these are difficult times. Service was great and very kind. Heaters on tk stay warm. Maybe will try again after covid but will stay home until then as it's too bad it had amazing reviews and we went on a monday, possibly a other reason for ok food. Too bad it had amazing reviews

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AmandaN
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waiter and excellent service.

My only recommendation would be to seat tables a little further a part.

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MichaelR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Dated decor...shoddy carpets, mediocre waiters lost in time...the whole place needs an upgrade to get me back there

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GerriL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit and loved it. Had wine, seafood pasta and dessert. Cozy atmosphere and great service. We will definitely return and bring friends next time.

JG
JeanG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Portions were great, very delicious... lovely presentation. A bit pricey though. I will highly recommend this restaurant.

DD
DiscerningDiner
Vancouver
25 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

This is hard for me. Harbour House was a restaurant for Fine Dining. Table side Caesar salad and Chateaubriand that were on par with the best restaurants. A menu selection of culinary delights to make even the most discerning diner sit up and take notice. Then came COVID and the best intentions of the BC Government who gave no concern for people beyond virus contagion. The hospitality and restaurant industry was never given a passing thought in the safety equation. Harbour House has faced over a year of virtual shut down and naturally, the historic warmth of the ambiance of fellow Fine Diners enjoying a night out has been lost. The aisles used to be filled with suited waiters carrying trays of cocktails, delicious appetizers, entrees and desserts. Bottles of great wines topped the tables of smiling guests. Now, this wonderful neighborhood gem suffers and suffers. Harbor House has done its very best to hang on to its extraordinary past but needs guests to fill the tables and thus pay the staff and expenses (as do many surviving restaurants). Food quality, preparation and presentation has suffered terribly but the few remaining Waiters endeavor to keep the warmth alive as best they can. Harbour House needs a new and creative Chef to bring back the quality, quantity and creative dishes that once made this restaurant a favorite for Fine Dining. I sincerely hope diners will frequent Harbour House and once again build the ambiance that has been lost. Additionally, and most importantly,I hope a very talented Chef finds his or her way here to put the "Fine" back into Fine Dining. This is key to recovery. Thanks to the remaining staff for a valiant attempt to preserve and protect what was... and can be again.

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BarryR
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service, good food and great company. Was talked into a Gretzky wine which I would not have chosen myself but was pretty good. Last time I visited was 36 yrs ago, took a stunning young lady there to impress her. After sitting down and seeing the prices on the menu decided to do a runner, very embarrassing😟. Young and broke.
Took same stunning young lady this time and had a great evening. Look forward to next visit.🙂

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Cathy
Edmonton
23 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice evening! Excellent waiter and food was great! We felt very safe and catered to !!! Thank you and we will see you again

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LloydM
Vancouver
23 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We were promptly seated at a table that was very COVID Safe. Food was very good at a reasonable price. Our server was good but had too many tables so at times service was slow. We have eaten here many times and will return.

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IvanR
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The location has a very interesting look, not very appealing from the outside but cozy and classic on the inside.
Service was superb and the food was great. We had an special early dinner which was a great great value.

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LesW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A good variety of choices in the menu. We all enjoyed our appetizers and main entree.

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DonH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great ambiance and even better food. A great selection and our server was the best 😊👍

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CindyD
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we go there 5 to 6 times a year love the food and
the service is out off this world prices are good

NORM AND CINDY

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ViktoriaP
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely Valentine’s Day dinner. Wonderful service and ambiance.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and exceptional service. Try the crab cakes and caesars...so good! Worth every penny!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Not bad . But not great. Reminded me of an over priced “ family style” quick restraunt

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DavidG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was fabulous, despite covid! My only very mild comment is that the coffee could have been much hotter!

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VicDiners
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience1

The food wasn’t bad, but it was very plain. And it was expensive, so the value proposition just isn’t there for us. The ambiance was that of an old folks lodge. One of the most concerning things was how poor their Covid protocols were. Servers wore face shields but without masks, so that when seated, clients were potentially exposed to the server’s breathing. The tables were not at all thoroughly wiped down, both for our own liking and compared to other restaurants. We changed tables, which was nice of them to accommodate, but we never saw them wipe down the table we had left. It made us uncomfortable and we left as quickly as possible after finishing our food. We won’t be going back.

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StephenF
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very nice restaurant. We liked the atmosphere, the food and the view out the window.

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LynneP
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best service I have ever had, food was amazing as well

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MelG
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was perfect. Kitchen was able to well accommodate allergies. Waiter was charming, very persersonable and professional.

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SamW
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We've not been out for dinner much this year, but this was an excellent choice for a rare occasion. (It was my birthday.) We went there with our bubble, and greatly enjoyed the atmosphere, the food and the service. We'll certainly be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting this restaurant. Extremely impressed and will definitely return ashen we visit Victoria again

TO
TOMG
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect night out with amazing flavorful foods. Service was amazing and made the night perfect. Best crab cakes I ever had.

JF
JamesF
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The staff are wonderful and the food is quite good.

AV
AbrahamV
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Friendly staff and good food. The menu has some classic dishes. Rustic interior

DM
DougM
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Excellent restaurant. We're visiting and loved the revue's. Great location downtown. We highly recommend you attend.

CI
vipChIckenParm
Edmonton
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best dinner in ages! a quiet, romantic evening with amazing food! The chef prepared our meal special order as with Covid, things change. No table side chateaubriand but they whipped it up in the kitchen for us and it was mouth watering!! Service was impeccable. Ambiance!!! The perfect place for romance!!! You must eat here!!!

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 4.3 stars by 77 OpenTable diners.

Victoria Harbour House does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://victoriaharbourhouse.com/gift-card.

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.