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About Steamship Grill & Bar

Come to Steamship Grill & Bar as you are. There you will unwind; feeling more relaxed, refreshed and refueled as your visit unfolds. Casual, yet upscale, the atmosphere will be comfortable and welcoming to locals and visitors to the Inner Harbour. The decor honours the heritage of the working waterfront with elements that compliment the timeless quality of the original Steamship Terminal building.



Our chef’s approach will emphasize hand-crafted and ethically produced ingredients featuring British Columbia and, in particular, Vancouver Island ranchers, micro-brewers, vintners and artisanal producers that share his vision and passion for fresh, local & sustainable.



Our bar features the best local and international wines including 8 signature by-the-tap varietals. Our draught selection features local breweries dedicated to their craft.



Welcome aboard!

470 Belleville St.
Victoria, BC V8V 1W9
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Tapas / Small Plates, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Lunch-
Weekdays: 11:00AM-4:30PM
Weekends: 10:00AM-4:30PM


Dinner-
Weekdays: 4:30pm - 9:30pm
Friday & Saturday: 4:30pm- 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Menzies St.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(778) 433-6736

Website:
http://www.steamshipgrill.com/

Parking Details:
There are plenty of metered parking stalls as well as 1 and 2 hour parking spots within a 3 block radius of the restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Nathan Tymchuk

Private Party Facilities:
We have a small (8 person) private room with A/V capabilities. This will cater to not only a working business-style luncheon or dinner function, but also to special occasion diners celebrating a birthday, anniversary, graduation, etc.



In conjunction with the Bateman Gallery above us, we will also be able to cater to larger groups (up to 80). We can accommodate anything from a stand up cocktail and appetizer style reception to a full sit down dinner.

Private Party Contact:
Steve Baert, General Manager: (778) 433-6736

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Steamship Grill & Bar Ratings and Reviews

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3.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.7

service

3.7

ambience

3.5

value

3.4

Noise

Quiet

72% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (14)
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Good for a Date (8)
Special Occasion (8)
Casual (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Romantic (5)
Business Meals (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Cozy (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Healthy (2)
Hot Spot (2)
People Watching (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good for Groups (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Fun (1)
Great Beer (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Happy Hour (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Our dinner was fabulous. The food was terrific, served in a timely manner and portions were generous. Bravo.

Tags: Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tasting Menu, Cozy
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 6 days ago

Went there for lunch with some friends from out of town who I haven’t seen in 30 years. The restaurant service was excellent and the food was very good. There could have been more vegan options, however that was my only complaint with the food or menu. Going to the washroom in this building requires going to a different floor, which is a bit annoying, but otherwise the location is great.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Waterfront, Scenic View, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on January 10, 2018

would have been nice to be seated by the fireplace where nobody was sitting and it was available. No candle lit at our table even though it was available. Window was blocked out by plywood. No live music or anything to develop interest. Staff looked bored.Food was good. Service was adequate.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 6, 2018

I had heard good things about this restaurant and was very much looking forward to our lunch, even though the menu was a bit more pricey than expected for lunch. The food was only average. The restaurant itself was not warm and inviting and looked run-down. The music was too loud, and was not really appropriate for the patrons who were there. I think the restaurant should try to do something to encourage locals in this off-season. I would not recommend it.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Nicely situated near the water. We were visiting from California and came for lunch. . I had the seafood cobb which was not very substantive and was in such a small bowl that it was difficult to eat. The restaurant wasn't terribly busy that that--probably 10 people and it was so cold so no one on the patio either, but service wasn't terribly attentive. With that, I'd say it was an OK dining experience but really wouldn't recommend or go out of my way to revisit.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 2, 2018

New year's Day dinner - not a good idea here as they were out of many menu items. Bread is not offered before dinner; need to order it and are charged for it.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Very average overall. Service very slow, not enough staff. When we did eventually get our food it was pretty good.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We boked for our New Years Eve dinner and were not advised that it was a set menu. The waitress kindly offered to get the kitchen to make some dishes for us with seafood, but ti was a fail. The steamed crab legs were straight out of the fridge, cold and melted butter is not drawn butter i'm afraid. Not worth the visit.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We chose Steamship Grill because of the menu and thought it was time for us to try the restaurant but, unfortunately, when we arrived we were told that there was a "special" menu for New Year's Eve. However, the whole meal was very good and excellent value.

As we haven't been to the restaurant before, we got the feeling that it might be a better ambience during the summer. We did not get any good vibes from the restaurant at all, it is far too open. There needs to be much more screening between the tables and the public walkway!
We had a good table, one in the corner at the end of the screening, but we felt the curtain should have gone the whole way round, right into the restaurant. It would have felt much more cozy.

We noticed other couples being offered seating in the lower section, but right by the hostess podium and beside the public walkway - they all refused, as would we have done.

We also feel that the tables in the lower section look like they are on a train or airplane and, again, others chose not to sit in that section, maybe for the same reason.

Other friends have also said they would not go back because of the ambience and due to the "cavernous" feeling of the restaurant. We feel that, with more screening, it would definitely help with the ambience. It is a great location and the food was very good but the ambience always adds to the whole experience.

Hopefully, you can improve on the ambience and, maybe then, we and our friends may come back as we are all "locals" and enjoy supporting our local restaurants.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Had a great evening at Steamship with friends. Food was amazing and the service was great. We stayed for 3 1/2 hours chatting and the service level remained the same :). Thanks and we will be back

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Our meals were decent. Really enjoyed our waitress. She was very engaging and witty. Overall service and food was good. I would recommend to friends.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 18, 2017

We've been there before and enjoyed it but this visit was disappointing. Two friends chose the brunch option and each had an eggs benedict - both said the flavour was good but the dishes were luke warm at best. We had waited quite a while and with other plans for the afternoon they elected not to send the dishes back - verdict was edible but disappointing. I had the roasted beet salad - for me the dish was much too sweet and I wouldn't order it again. The service was fine but our table, by an outer wall, was chilly.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 15, 2017

An excellent dinner! Because of the construction outside, it was very quiet. Our server was wonderful and the food was so good it was hard not to lick the plate!

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Romantic
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Food Was great, sucked there was tarting on the outside so we couldn’t see the ocean. Service was alright.

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·Dined on December 5, 2017

Great seafood - halibut and chips went over well. Friendly staff

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Overall a lovely experience. The staff were amazing, the atmosphere nice, the seating comfortable. We had to the seafood grill and while tasty found it over cooked and a bit dry. Others enjoyed their food a lot. Too bad the windows do not take advantage of the beautiful harbour.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Afternoon Coffee, Business Meals
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Food was great customer service was outstanding. I wouks definitely go again!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Waited at least 10 minutes after being seated for waters and to place a drink order. Food was awesome, service was not.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Very mediocre food selections, quality, service and no view from inside. Would not return.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Horrible service and bad seafood. Not impressed!!! First time I leave a negative review.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

We really enjoyed our evening and I would state that our server was outstanding. We had guests from the lower mainland who were very impressed with the restaurant and the location. All-in-All a great evening.
Thank you

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, People Watching
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

We enjoyed lunch on the patio looking over the fabulous view very much. I had the crab omelette and substituted Caesar salad for the potatoes. Very nice. I didn't need the big plate of toast that came along with it though -- it was too much.
We'll definitely be back.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Waterfront, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 28, 2017

I had reservation but the GM failed to notice.
My VIP and I waited for 23 min to sit on the table.
Food did not disappoint me but the service was slow substantially.
Obviously, they are short of staff.
I will return again to check out whether improvement has been changed or not.
If not, I think the GM needs to change definitely.
By the way, I am curious this reservation was working in this occasion.

Dennie

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Wonderful food, creative menu, excellent service. Music is quite loud.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We were led to a window seat, the option of going outside was not presented, even though later we saw others dining on the patio with a heater. Despite being a window seat you had to look through the plastic walls on the patio. Secondly the waiter station where the fill water and coffee was right beside us, bad for ambience. We had the tuna for a starter and it was very good. Our main courses were not. I had shrimp and crab cakes. Everything was coated in black pepper. Shrimp was annoyingly on skewers. Crab cakes tasted like shallots or onion and celery seed- way too over spiced. The side dish was supposed to be a creamy risotto but needed soya sauce to make it moist and flavourful. Vegetables just tasted like pepper. My husband had the lobster ravioli and was very disappointed in the 4 small pastas that tasted very fishy. The bathroom facilities are out of the restaurant and up an elevator beside a deserted art gallery. It was spooky to go there on my own and then I discovered a homeless lady in the bathroom picking at her face. Not a pleasant experience and we promptly left the restaurant.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 25, 2017

As the staff were preparing for a staff appreciation evening to begin 2 hours after our reservatin, not sure our food or table received the attention they normally would have given. Had reserved via OpenTable and requested a window seat, but one was not reserved for us, even though two tables by the window had recently been seated. We both ordered different salads with dressing on the side, and even though the menu indicates different dressings for each, we received the same dressing. The seafood salad was lacking seafood for the price paid. Had to ask for the scissor roll for the mussels, which was forgotten in the warmer, and thus was a small rock hard chunk of bread....good thing had the broth to dip it in! Seems hit and miss, we have been here several times and not been consistently happy, so will try again in future I am sure.

Tags: Waterfront, Casual
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Great service and atmosphere. My only complaint was the size of my fish for the price, however hubs fish portion was huge and both were very tasty. Great cocktails and desserts too.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Waterfront, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We just dropped in for a snack at the bar. The sushi was great and our waitress was super friendly.

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 28, 2017

We had friends visiting from Ottawa and wanted a nice dinner out. Steamship was perfect! Loved the patio ambiance and blankets. Great view, tasty cocktails and delicious food. My only complaint was that even though we had made a reservation, we still had to wait more than 15 mins for a table.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 27, 2017

This was perfect for entertaining out of town guests. They enjoyed the scenery and the food was excellent. The noise level was perfect, we could visit easily. Also, the food was excellent with a wide variety to choose from. Service was outstanding. We are local and will happily entertain our guests here.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Disabled Access, Casual
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

We were entertaining guests from Ontario and from England. Highly recommend this location for good food, great view and helpful staff. Our waitstaff (Ariane) was outstanding and lots of fun.
Another table were very loud and at times (birthday celebration) we could not hear ourselves talking. But they left early.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Took over 45 minutes to get our order, one meal the nights special, Miso Halibut was dry, not very good, the other chippino, crab legs not scored could not break apart. As consolation they did offer a nice desert on the house, but preference would have been better food and not had to wait so long

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Very limited menu choices. Did not have same offerings as on web

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Hidden gem, walked by a few times without noticing the place.
Cooler evening so reserved a window seat, nice views. View from the patio is one of the better ones in the area.
Excellent chowder, good meal and desert. Service was also good.

Tags: Special Occasion, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Food was great, and the server was polite -- but forgot our request to see the wine list just before our main meal arrived. When we finally were able to order a bottle, the server took other orders before delivering it. I cancelled the order rather than let the food get cold or drink the wine after dinner. It was a let down for a meal that was supposed to be a celebration.

Tags: Waterfront
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Can't beat the view out on the patio. Great place to meet with friends for a drink. However the food is very mediocre and given the excellent choices available in Victoria do not go here for the food.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Austin)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Excellent seafood. The salmon we had was fantastic and a good sized piece of fish. Nice restaurant inside a museum plus great patio seating right next to the ferry terminal

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Waterfront, Casual
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Gorgeous view of the inner harbour but food was mediocre and pricey.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Excellent food and scenic view. The service started off good but was clearly under staffed on the back patio. I would not hesitate to visit again.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Romantic, Business Meals, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Ambiance is beautiful, we sat on the deck. Food was great, we shared a calamari starter. We each had the crab cake and prawns. Each of the dishes was excellent. A suggestion that may minimize the complaints I read about the Steamship is to have a co-ordination between the wait staff and the kitchen. We had to wait for our appetizer and the waitress went to check and as she left the table a person delivered the dish, the same thing happened with our entree. Other restaurants provide this service.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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