Vista 18 Restaurant + Lounge

4.4
960 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 960 people are saying
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vipGAHI
Calgary
43 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We had a lovely dinner. The view is beautiful. The decor in the restaurant is a little lacking - very plain. Food was quite flavourful.

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MargaretK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as always. We have been dining here for many years and of all the restaurants we have been fortunate to visit it ranks the top

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LaverneW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view, the food, the service and the price made our visit to Vista 18 one of most memorable stops during our visit to Victoria! It was so good we came back that afternoon for happy hour!

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ShannonW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place has a great view. The food is excellent and the service is superb. I feel it is a hidden gem that is overlooked, as you have to go into the hotel and up to the 18th floor. Well worth the trip 😊

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TaylorR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food -we had the squid, carrot soup and beet salad to start. All were finished very quickly. For mains we had the duck, steak, tuna and lamb and everyone loved their meals. Service was outstanding.

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vipUvicfoodie77
Calgary
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food1service5ambience5

The service was great and the view was incredible but the food was simply not-good. The dishes sounded like they would be delicious but they lacked flavor, and left much to be desired. With that being said, I would still go again for the view and overall experience. Next time I'll just get drinks and an appy.

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BobM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The views are great and the service was fine. However breakfast was disappointing... toast was burnt, home fries were overdone and the omelette was bland.

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BrendaS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for our 30th anniversary. We were very impressed with everything about the restaurant.There is no doubt when we are back on the Island we will be booking reservations there again.The service and food was amazing .

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AnnaM
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there to celebrate 3 September birthdays and totally LOVED everything about the experience. The food was exceptional in every way, service was superb and the ambiance was warm and inviting. (we sat in the area previously used for private events). Although expensive, it's worth the price for this level of restaurant.
My only complaint is that the music suddenly escalated in volume, and the type of music didn't align with the environment.
Otherwise, phenomenal evening all around.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quiet 50th bday celebration

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KirkL
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to dine, the food was amazing, good selection of new cocktails and wines. Atmosphere was romantic and the views were fantastic.

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JamesC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very pleasant family reunion at Vista 18. It was quiet and the service very good. Thank you.

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jamesw
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner, had not been in years, as good as I remember! Treated with polite prompt service. Food was very good, cooked to preference. We were there for our 20th anniversary, dessert was on the house! Selection of wine and beer was just right!

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steveH
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

great food. mind-blowing view. you will not be disappointed!

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vipFlavcraz
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Beautiful rooftop view. Reserve ahead to get a window seat. Great food and service. Generous portions and nice presentation

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SuzanneW
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All three of us had different brunch items, and all were fabulous!!

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Castor
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place to celebrate a special occasion.....

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JerryB
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We visited Vista 18 last night with out of town guests. The cocktails were very good but I cannot say the same about our food. Three of us had the duck breast and unfortunately it was very tough, and hard to eat. My husband who is 93 only had a couple of bites. If we had been by ourselves we would have sent it back. We have never had a bad meal there before and we have visited many times. We especially enjoy the breakfast.
Our waiter Kevin was excellent

We would like this to be private.

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HeatherS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

My chicken was a bit dry and the potato lacked flavour but the cheesecake was to die for!! Thank you for a fantastic evening.,

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JillA
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Perhaps if there had been more of us in conversation, we might not have noticed it took 45 minutes to receive mail course and 30 more minutes to check our table.
friendly waitress. comp dessert (birthday) was a nice touch.

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LindaC
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we entered the bar and throughout the service was exemplary. The house special shrimp baked in a lime cream sauce was delicious. My brother had the New Youk steak also delicious. We were the clean plate club.

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RobertM
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! The service was phenomenal! The view was spectacular!

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AnnamarieE
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely views and friendly service. Overall great experience.

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JanV
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Service, ambience & views were excellent.

Both lamb and rib eye were overcooked and the rib eye was dry. The veg didn't have much flavour either.

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NorthVanFoodie
Vancouver
14 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

The view from Vista 18 is excellent and worth eating there just for that. Service was not very good though, our server was not very polite or attentive. Food was quite good (brunch), and value was pretty good too.

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JoshF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing ambience, great service and delicious food- all with an incredible view. I would highly recommend for a special occasion

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Barney
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Great views for sure.

Service and food about average for an expensive place.

I will be going back.

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NatashaM
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great evening. Beautiful view, amazing food and wonderful service.

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Frida
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!
The food, the service, everything!
One of the best dinners we have in Victoria in the last 20 years! Our compliments goes to the chef! The taste and look of our dish were mouthwatering. From the main dish to the dessert, everything was delicious.
Great service, friendly staff as well.
Same goes for the view of downtown Victoria at night.
In general the vibe, view and decoration of the restaurant reminded me of the Space Needle in Seattle.
Definitely is worth your time to try it out.

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Anne
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Went there for breakfast at 9am and after we placed our order, the server informed us that they don't have eggs. Very disappointing.

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BonnieB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service
Especially great value for brunch

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PetroniloP
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Looking for a casual good dinner out with one of the best panoramic views of the Victoria? Vista18 is the place for a romantic dinner or just a special night out with loved ones and friends, good food, great relaxed vibe and awesome views.

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Jayjay
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Has a fabulous view of the city out of wrap-around windows on the 18th floor of a hotel in downtown.
Quiet, classy, and subtle. The wait staff are knowledgeable. The bar also has non-alcoholic spirits, for those of you who are driving yourself home and still want a good drink.
Unsurprisingly, the food is amazing. Best lamb I've ever had, including at other high class establishments.
Feel free to dress up or come in casual. In the early evening, the mood is pretty flexible.
Next time I visit, I'll 100% be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall3food1service2ambience5

The host staff and manager were so kind, nice and left a lasting impression. The server we had was a bit rude and short with us. She didn’t want to be accommodating to a few simple questions or requests that we have had within this restaurant before several times. The food was okay, the view is amazing!

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FRed
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Vista 18 was a second choice when the restaurant that we arranged to go has a long line up due to its featured music. I hurriedly booked a table in Vista 18 while on a line and as soon as we arrived to Vista 18 we were seated by the window overlooking the Inner Harbour. Although the menu is limited and pricier than our first choice, my out of town guests were impressed and happy overall. Food was good and our server was attentive. That's what matters!

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Localbc
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Great view/ table, but for me it was to soon to seat people so close together. The resturant was fairly empty it, would have been nice to have a bit more space between tables.
Thank you

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vipGourmand55
Vancouver
76 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

On the night we visited, wildfire smoke nearly obliterated the view. Too bad the food didn't make up for it. My duck was overcooked and tough, my wife's tofu was bland and uninspired. Come on, people, this is 2021, the veggie dishes aren't just virtue signaling. The service was excellent, attentive but not obtrusive. Better food elsewhere in Victoria.

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PaulD
Las Vegas
20 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

The service was fantastic, unfortunately the food was not.
We both had a spinach and beet salad. The dressing was tasty, but we weren’t sure what the chief was trying to do with the beets. They were hard and crunchy.
I had the 8oz ribeye steak with potatoes, purée peas, mushrooms and pearl onions. It was unusual to have a ribeye steak presented as baseball cut. It was hard and tough on the outside but cooked as asked in the middle. I look forward to a ribeye with a nice marbled cut, so I was disappointed. The other items on the plate were not plentiful for the price point.
My spouse had the tuna which she really enjoyed and said she would have again.

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DanaS
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous view, amazing food, delicious drinks, great service, what more can you ask for?

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timidcat
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Been here for dinner before and was great then but unfortunately my experience for breakfast this time wasn’t. Service was slow. Toast and sausage was burnt, beacon was chewy like jerky.

FAQs

Vista 18 Restaurant + Lounge is rated 4.4 stars by 960 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.