Vista 18 Restaurant + Lounge

4.5
999 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Northwest
Serving Canadian Regional Cuisine, Vista 18 complements it's 18th floor views of Victoria's inner harbour and Juan de Fuca Strait with a locally inspired menu focusing on sustainable and fresh ingredients. Our versatile wine list and knowledgeable staff will help you choose the perfect wine to pair with your dinner while you enjoy the sights in our contemporary dining room.

Open for breakfast 7 days a week (with extended hours on Saturday & Sunday) and Dinner Wednesday to Sunday. Reservations are always recommended to ensure the opportunity to see all of beautiful Victoria and the surrounding area.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • 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
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 999 people are saying
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AlexB
1 review
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a lovely experience at Vista. Everyone at the table ordered something different, and the food was (mostly) excellent.
Hats off to our server Amelia, though; her candor and professionalism were perfectly balanced and her positive energy was infectious!

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Natalie
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and amazing atmosphere! Loved it! Definitely would recommend to my friends!

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Gerry
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First Time at the Vista, Service was Very Good and Food Very Good Too. Very Clean and Friendly Staff. The Prices were Reasonable and View of The Inner Harbour was Great.. Will Bring Our Friends Next Time.!

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Shawn
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful pre dinner drink and appetizers.
Service was great, food and drinks were great, and can’t beat the view.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a fantastic evening. Our waitress was super friendly and checked on us just enough. The food was very delicious as were the cocktails! And a stunning view if the city at night.

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OliviaS
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

This restaurant has a beautiful setting and view. We were happy to be able to book a reservation for brunch since most brunch places are walk in only.

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117802
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Professional and very pleasant staff.
Views across the city, harbour, and mountains.

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JoeM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our 2nd visit to Vista18. The food and service were exceptional both times and we highly recommend it. It is not cheap but you get what you pay for.

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EdwardM
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The experience was pleasant and the food prepared very well - seems a little pricey but I suppose one is paying in part to be on the 18th floor.

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David
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Our waiter fully ignored my partner and her mother on drinks for the entire evening other then first glass of wine.

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michaelp
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten at this restaurant a few times now and it never disappoints! The views are outstanding, service is excellent as well is the food. I would absolutely recommend this restaurant to anybody visiting Victoria

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GavinP
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic, our server Amelia was fantastic, and the view was the best in the city ! Great night.

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JulesT
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service, wonderful food, gorgeous view, all round wonderful experience!

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JoanL
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I must say it was a very enjoyable evening.Our waiter, Peter,was a huge part of our experience. He was probably one of the most efficient and intuitive waiters I have had in many years. He was engaging enough but not invasive.
The food was very good but I found the menu somewhat limiting. My thought are the room deserves more than hamburger.
In all we had a very lovely evening and will recommend it to our friends.
Sincerely
Joan

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TomsonT
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience2

As someone that eat Vancouver food regularly, this restaurant is very mediocre compared to a lot of the Vancouver restaurants. It's also very noisy. The view is OK, but not top tier.

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SusanBSusan
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

great selection of entres and very knowledgeable staff to assist in selection.
Fast service and excellent follow up👍

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DebbieN
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Ambiance and service were excellent. The food was cold steak was tough.

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117802
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A quiet oasis in the centre of the city with views across the city and harbour, the Strait of Juan de Fuca, and the mountains.
The staff are professional and extremely helpful.
The food is always excellent with great presentation.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The venue is lovely, nice decor and beautiful view. The staff, from the valet, to lobby, to restaurant, were super accommodating, very professional and friendly. The drinks were delicious - Martini’s on point.

We were unfortunately somewhat disappointed with the food. The menu was varied although a couple vegan options wouldn’t go amiss. I don’t mind paying for a delicious entree however, the food was mediocre. Everything was slightly over cooked. We were advised that we should be aware that the tuna would be raw/rare in centre but it wasn’t. The duck was chewy, the brisket overcooked. The $12 cheesecake was dry and flavourless.

With such a gorgeous venue the food needs to be on point and we did not feel it was. Maybe time for a kitchen change with everything else and everyone else working so hard.

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f00die
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice views of the city, great food and cocktails, and friendly service.

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DwayneC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great environment to make you feel comfortable and special.

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GayleB
Manitoba
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had reservations at Vista 18 to celebrate a birthday. Everything was excellent...the view, the food ,the service. A bit pricey but well worth it.

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chuck
Montreal
9 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Food was below average but at a very high end price.

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JandB
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to have a wonderful meal and see Victoria. Tremendous service, great food.

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RickR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

There were four of us and the other three really enjoyed their meal. I ordered the strip loin. It was so full of grizzle I could not eat half of it.

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IanM
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

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IsabelW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding dinner. Food delicious, view beautiful, service perfect.

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MarionW
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our brunch was a birthday treat for my friend of 62 years! There were only a few tables occupied on this Monday morning. Efran was our conscientious waiter. The view was spectacular, the Mexican inspired breakfast bowls that we ordered were delicious. Efran suggested mimosas to celebrate the birthday, they went down well!
We ended up as the only guests in the restaurant! Surprisingly, my friend was treated to a birthday chocolate mousse dessert, which we shared. How special!!
Then Efran offered to take our photo with the view behind us! Fabulous service and food at Vista 18 in Victoria, British Columbia!! Highly recommend this restaurant.

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IanR
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Only critique is having to pay for bread. Service was excellent and all of us enjoyed the food.

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RichardB
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our best dining experience in Victoria.
The menu had a perfect selection.

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CarolM
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Thanksgiving dinner was excellent in taste, presentation & price. Service was outstanding & the view of the sunset was spectacular! Highly recommend.

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LaniL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service , and ambiance is amazing !
I've enjoyed our stay there last night. Everything is perfect !

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MRDelta
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We had breakfast at Vista 18 on a beautiful Sunday morning. The views simply can’t be beat and the food and service were very good. I definitely recommend this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Our server didn’t seem to care much and our drinks were
Often left empty and he would look and keep walking

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BevW
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely restaurant with great views of Victoria from all the tables. Nice anytime of day. Very nice staff. Good selection on the menu.

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RonG
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great experience, the panoramic views from the 18th floor are amazing, the food is some of the best that Victoria has to offer. I highly recommend that you eat here.

Don't deny yourself.

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DarceeR
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a really pleasant evening here. Our server, Kevin, was attentive and friendly but gave us time when we told him we just wanted a slow evening to enjoy the wine and the view. He was just perfect in his timing and really made sure we were happy with our meals, drinks and wine.

The food was very good, a little weird that you have to pay for bread but other than that, everything was good. I’d go back again and maybe try a glass of wine and dessert. Kind of a hidden gem. We didn’t know there was a restaurant in Victoria that had a great view like this!

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wayneb
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Greta food, great views, excellent service. Carly, our server was wonderful,

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BrendaH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

My husband and I celebrated our 45th anniversary at Vista 18 last night. We first enjoyed a cocktail in Clives downstairs, which was very nice. Then we were taken to a table for two in the restaurant on the 18th floor. I was a bit disappointed at the view of the Marriott (was hoping to see the inner harbour). There was quite a noisy group near us. The service was fine. My rib rye steak was tasty but a bit too salty. My husband enjoyed his pork chop. We’ve heard the ahi tuna is very good, so I’d try that next time. All in all, a nice place to visit in Victoria.

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vipLaurenceJ
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our usual server, Michelle, look after us as in the past. We both enjoyed the special which came perfectly cooked and presented.
This restaurant if consistant with good service and tasty food.

FAQs

Vista 18 Restaurant + Lounge is rated 4.5 stars by 999 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.