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About Vista 18 Westcoast Grill and Wine Bar

We are closed from January 2 to 16, 2018. Clive's Classic Lounge, in the hotel lobby, will be open for in-house guests during the closure. Regular hours resume with dinner service on January 17, 2018.

Serving Canadian Regional Cuisine, Vista 18 Westcoast Grill and Wine Bar 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, lunch and dinner, choose what time of day you feel it's best to see all of Victoria and the surrounding area.

740 Burdett Ave
Victoria, BC V8W 1B2
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Northwest, Seafood, Steak

Hours of Operation:
We are closed from January 2 to 16, 2018. Clive's Classic Lounge, in the hotel lobby, will be open for in-house guests during the closure. Regular hours resume with dinner service on January 17, 2018.

Breakfast: Daily: 6:30 am - 11:30 am
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Dinner: Daily: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Cross Street:
Fairfield Rd

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(250) 382-9258

Website:
http://www.vista18.com/

Entertainment:
We have live, local music every Friday and Saturday night from 8pm – 11pm, year-round. Please visit http://www.vista18.com/events-news/events/ for a list of upcoming performers.

Parking Details:
Complimentary parking is provided based on availability. Please acquire a parking pass at our front desk in the hotel lobby.

Public Transit:
1/2 block from Vista 18 is Douglas Street which is one of the main routes for our transit system. Some of the main routes with stops here are 1, 2, 2A, 4, 7, 7N, 21, 27, 28, 30, 31, 70 and 75. For full details, please visit www.bctransit.com.

Executive Chef:
Garrett Schack

Private Party Facilities:
Our "Harbour Room" provides sweeping views of Victoria's inner harbour and the Olympic Peninsula. We can accommodate groups from 12 to 50. Please contact our restaurant directly for more information.

Private Party Contact:
Vista 18: (250) 382-9258

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Vista 18 Westcoast Grill and Wine Bar Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.0

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

3.8

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Quiet

88% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (23)
Romantic (17)
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Quiet Conversation (15)
Good for a Date (14)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Business Meals (10)
Local Ingredients (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Great for Brunch (8)
Live Music (8)
Cozy (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Authentic (6)
Healthy (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Waterfront (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Casual (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Bar Seating (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Seasonal (3)
Tapas (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
People Watching (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Vista 18 was our choice for a special New Years Day dinner, which we shared with our daughter and future son-in-law. I'm a Richmond, BC fan of Garrett Schack and his Cookin on the Coast show, and I've looked forward to visiting Vista 18 for a couple years, now. My high expectations were met!! Lovely atmosphere - cozy and special at the same time; the view was a bonus! Our server was charming, knowledgable, and efficient. We all enjoyed our meals, every course was beautiful & delicious! Especially the extra chocolate truffle!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Calgary)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Fantastic gem!! Great atmosphere and food. Highly recommend the Nash!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

We were celebrating our anniversary. Just came for dinner, so can't speak for all of the other options I would recommend this restaurant for. The ambience was good. Quiet enough for conversation. The waitress was quite attentive and helpful. The food was tasty and nicely presented. It was a pleasurable evening.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

The view was great - the food not so much. I ordered the sirloin steak and it was so tough I could barely cut it with the sharp knife they gave me. I won't go back.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Good service and great food and budget friendly. Highly recommended!

Tags: Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Cozy, Authentic, Scenic View, Romantic, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Afternoon Tea
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The wait staff wasn't friendly, the wine was watered down, the portions were extra small for the price. I wouldn't recommend this restaurant.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Brunch with a friend before the show; what a great place to enjoy the view, great food and good conversation!!

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·Dined on December 21, 2017

Best steak I have ever had, very nice view and table. Very nice place for a special occasion meal.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on December 21, 2017

The service was very good, but the food was disappointing. The appetizer I ordered was big enough to be a meal by itself, even though it would have been very easy for the chef to make it smaller and easier to eat with minor modifications. The ravioli was mostly thick dough, with the filling occupying less than half of the area of the ravioli. The chef seems to have trouble with appropriate portions for meal components, and for parts of dishes.

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·Dined on December 18, 2017

Had a wonderful experience here. Started going when my son was little for Santa’s breakfast....they don’t do that anymore and my son is 20 years old now so now we just do breakfast and check out the Christmas trees at the Empress/ The Bay Center.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Afternoon Tea
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Great venue for a double date. Everyone enjoyed their meal and drinks! I had the Steelhead Trout and it was delicious.

Tags: Romantic, Live Music
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 6, 2017

One of my favourite restaurants in Victoria for the combination of food, view and ambiance.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Authentic
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

The view and service is great but food is underwhelming.

Tags: Live Music, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Happy Hour, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Tapas
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·Dined on November 29, 2017

Excellent service as usual. A group 12 for a business supper. all in attendance were very appreciative of the quality of the food and the beautiful views to be had from the restaurant

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Food, drink, service, view, ambience and nice music, all top rate.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Tapas, Live Music, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 19, 2017

The meal and atmosphere was simply fabulous. I can't wait to get back to Victoria to visit Vista 18 again. Everything was delicious and our server was very gracious; a fantastic dining experience. Don't hesitate to make a reservation!! Go for it!

Tags: Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Romantic, Healthy
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 17, 2017

We came here for breakfast and the food was not good. You can tell that things were made in advance and left out — most of the food tasted a bit off. The worst was definitely the poached eggs that were sitting in a disgusting puddle of sour water...the egg whites tasted like rubber; you can tell the eggs were sitting out for awhile. The eggs didn’t taste fresh at all. We will not be returning here.

The service was good and the view was nice, but overall, the food really made our stomachs feel queasy.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 15, 2017

food was great but the one hour wait between appy's and main meal not so much. Said they had trainee and problems i the kitchen. Comped the appetizer and one dinner. Would still go back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

This was an amazing experience for my girlfriend and I on our first date. The price alone will have me going back alone.

I couldn't have asked for a better time with ambiance, romance and relaxation with the woman I love,

Thank you.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Live Music, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great view. Menu includes some unique choices. Quality first class.

Tags: Business Meals, Live Music, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Decent and interesting menu. There's a flair in the cooking without going too far. The service is good, the view probably best in Victoria from up high.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Eveyone enjoyed themselves. A great ambiance for a wonderful get together. The price for brunch was affordable.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Healthy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Scenic View
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Very disappointed with value. Added $7 to my dish for a side of vegetables, and I got 3 green beans, one slice of yellow pepper, and 4 pieces of mushrooms. Couldn’t believe that was the only veg on my plate. Steak was done as I requested but I left the restaurant so hungry. Very disappointing. I even asked the server if I should get a side of mushrooms as I love them, and she said “oh you will get enough in your side veg” .... literally the equivalent of one big mushroom cut into 4 pieces ... so disappointing as I brought friends from out of town.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Manitoba)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Beautiful view and interesting menu was ruined by a very loud group which made the evening horrific. Surprised the staff didn't deal with the situation as there is a private dining room could have easily been used to make everyone happy. As a former waiter who has had to deal with similar situations, was disappointed. Pretty much ruined a special night with my daughters.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Went here for a birthday brunch. The view was amazing, the food really good and my grandma loved it!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 25, 2017

I wanted my friends from Nanaimo to experience Vista 18, the view and the cuisine. It didn’t disappoint.😊

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 12, 2017

My husband and I took a trip up the west coast for our anniversary, ending in Victoria. We ate here because we were staying at the hotel, but the food and service were excellent!! Definitely one of the better restaurants on our trip! The view is spectacular, and we enjoyed it very much!

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View
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·Dined on October 9, 2017

My Vegan family member ordered one of two vegan salad choices. The lunch salad occupied 5 inches of plate space. It had one long slice of cucumber to hold in 20 small lettuce leaves. Apparenty she enjoyed the dressing. She was hungry after finishing her salad so we went to a sandwich shop for our 2nd lunch. I ordered the belgian wallfle which came with chocolate chips and crushed local hazelnuts. It was dry and the menu said chocolate. I would not have ordered it if I knew I was paying so much for 10 chocolate chips. I refused the fake maple syrup and the honey so I was infor a dry little waffle. I too ate a sandwich afterwards.
I have tried to enjoy this restaurant 2 times before and it always disappoints. May I suggest better quality food to start like real maple syrup in a tiny jug is all an adult would want. I would have had an eggs benny but I remembeted the hollandaise sauce was not house made. I think my waffle wasn't house made either.

Tags: Scenic View, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

I have always loved Vista 18. The food was definitely not up to par today but I understand there were training issues and the management comped my meal. I will be back because historically it has been one of my favorite spots.

Tags: Healthy, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Food was amazing and the view can`t be beat. Service was great. Pleasantly surprised.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on September 28, 2017

Fantastic service!

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 (Calgary)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Fantastic environment!! Incredible food and service. Spectacular view from any seat in the restaurant.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Excellent meal and excellent service! Reasonable fresh fish prices and good cocktail menu. Recommend the root chips - yummy!

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Great setting but the quality of the food wasn't great so this isn't a place I'll return to for a meal and I can't recommend it to others. I may go back just for a drink when I have guests from out of town and want a place with a view,but the food will need to improve a lot before I'd want another meal here.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 30, 2017

We finally got around to our anniversary dinner and this was the perfect spot for it. Our server was fabulous! Thanks for making it special. The food, wine and drinks were all wonderful. Cheers!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Gorgeous sunset view with good but not great food. Price is on the high side but overall o pleasant evening when in town

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·Dined on August 18, 2017

It's the very first birthday of my boyfriend's since we've been together, feel lucky to choose vista 18 and the delicous food, duck breast is recommended, the view is fabulous in Vic, service is very friendly and we received a surprise birthday gift from the restaurant! thank you so much :)

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Afternoon Coffee, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Portland)·Dined on August 17, 2017

We have been coming here for the last four years to celebrate our anniversary and have always enjoyed it. The farm-to-table vegetables were full of flavor unlike most store bought. The lamb was exceptional. This is a tradition we will continue. Our server was very friendly and prompt.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Give this place a look... Great Views and amazing food!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Live Music, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Montreal)·Dined on July 29, 2017

The food was not worth the price they charge for it. The service was good but that's about it.

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