Vista 18 Restaurant + Lounge
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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Contact tracing information collected
Seared Curried Yogurt Rubbed Lamb Chop
crème fraiche smashed potatoes, farm fresh vegetables, chimichurri
House Smoked BC Duck Breast
parmesan arancini, roasted carrots + green beans, red currant demi
We had a lovely dinner. The view is beautiful. The decor in the restaurant is a little lacking - very plain. Food was quite flavourful.
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
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!
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 😊
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.
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.
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.
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 .
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.
Quiet 50th bday celebration
Great place to dine, the food was amazing, good selection of new cocktails and wines. Atmosphere was romantic and the views were fantastic.
We had a very pleasant family reunion at Vista 18. It was quiet and the service very good. Thank you.
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!
great food. mind-blowing view. you will not be disappointed!
Beautiful rooftop view. Reserve ahead to get a window seat. Great food and service. Generous portions and nice presentation
All three of us had different brunch items, and all were fabulous!!
A great place to celebrate a special occasion.....
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.
My chicken was a bit dry and the potato lacked flavour but the cheesecake was to die for!! Thank you for a fantastic evening.,
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.
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.
The food was amazing! The service was phenomenal! The view was spectacular!
Lovely views and friendly service. Overall great experience.
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.
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.
Amazing ambience, great service and delicious food- all with an incredible view. I would highly recommend for a special occasion
Great views for sure.
Service and food about average for an expensive place.
I will be going back.
We had a great evening. Beautiful view, amazing food and wonderful service.
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.
Went there for breakfast at 9am and after we placed our order, the server informed us that they don't have eggs. Very disappointing.
Great food and great service
Especially great value for brunch
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
Gorgeous view, amazing food, delicious drinks, great service, what more can you ask for?
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.
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.