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2232 Oak Bay Ave, Victoria, BC V8R 1G5
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Ratings & Reviews - Vis-a-Vis

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February 16, 2022

Our first time, and everything was perfect.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 7, 2022

Delicious Dine Around meal. So full we went home with the Dessert which we later enjoyed with Friends !

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 24, 2022

Absolutely fantastic! First time diner there with my girlfriend and we were both pleasantly surprised! Food was spectacular and atmosphere and service matched the food. Only con of the restaurant? We didn't have enough money to get seconds and thirds of our delicious meal! Definite must go! We know we definitely will return!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 7, 2022

In addition to Vis a Vis being our own "local" I always bring my mother to Vis a Vis because they make such a great effort to be welcoming and to know their customers. It is such an asset to have staff and the manager stop by to talk and they always seem to know just how long to stay too! She loves having someone in the village who knows her name and welcomes her to the restaurant - and we do too!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 19, 2021

This is such a neighbourhood bistro. I bring my mother particularly because the staff have come to know her as she motors past the restaurant everyday with her Walker. She loves it and I love that she can still be part of the community. We have been coming for years for the food and ambience—now this too!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 16, 2021

We had a lovely lunch, a great and safe start to Christmas!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 13, 2021

Our server, the bar tender, was great as usual.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 8, 2021

Everything was fantastic. One of my favourite restaurants in Victoria.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 27, 2021

Absolutely fantastic service and sparkling atmosphere. Our waiter and all other staff interactions were outstanding. I really appreciated that. We will be coming back again soon.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 12, 2021

All around great.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 2, 2021

Great Food and Ambience! Reliable. Good People.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 1, 2021

Never disappointed.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 1, 2021

Dilapidated furniture. Tables too close and environment very noise. Onion soup was mediocre at best. Extra charge for bread. Service not great either. Absolutely no atmosphere to speak of. Overall very negative experience. Will not visit again.

Ambiance: 1/5

Cuisine: 1/5

Service: 1/5

September 17, 2021

A lovely lunch with a friend. Great ambience, food and service!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 23, 2021

We were celebrating my husbands Birthday and this restaurant did not disappoint. Fabulous 25 Ounce Steak that really was equal to or better than Hys. Roasted garlic, Chimichurra Sauce on the side, Parmesan Steak Frites and vegetables of the day made this Entree more than the two of us could eat. Well worth the price! They have a great selection of wine available by the glass as well. Service was top notch. Thank you Vis-a-Vis. We will be back.

Ambiance: 1/5

Cuisine: 1/5

Service: 1/5

August 12, 2021

A limited menu but the food was very good and the service was excellent.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 13, 2021

Always amazing

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 23, 2021

Staff and service are great - menu options are reduced due to Covid related staffing challenges, but what is offered is excellent. Presentation, quality of ingredients, and consistency have improved substantially in past year. Patrons need to be patient as restaurants continue to struggle with many challenges so service can take a little longer than normal. Understandable in the circumstances. Highly recommend as currently the best choice in Oak Bay.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 22, 2021

The service was friendly and the food was delicious (best quiche, ever!) . Given these challenging times, Vis a Vis is doing an exemplary job of creating a relaxed and pleasant dining experience for their guests.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 14, 2021

On a Challenging Short Staff Day- the Menu was modified- Food was Delicious as Always-and a Good Time was had by ALL 5

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 26, 2021

Awesome staff! Lindy Bremner

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 13, 2021

My Favourite Local Lunch/ Drink/Dining Place. Great Food, Staff, Ambience, Great Flowers ...and dare I mention the 'Head" ?! On this occasion, surprized and delighted at the management's concern re a "tight booking spot..... Highly Recommended

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 13, 2021

We waited 45 mins for our food. My Partner's salad had no flavour and her water glass was not refilled. The salad was taken off of the bill but she had no time to re-order as she had to go to an appointment. My side salad did not have much flavour either. I had the quiche which was very tasty. Our waiter was polite but seemed to have too many people to look after properly. This is my second disappointing lunch here and I will not be back.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 2/5

Service: 2/5

June 10, 2021

Great service. Great gluten free options and protocol. Food was very good. Good options for the two teenagers. A very good evening.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

March 23, 2021

Get the 25oz steak. You’ll have no regrets! Service was excellent, and our table wasn’t quite ready at reservation time so we got complimentary drinks at the bar while we waited. Highly recommend and hope to visit again soon

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 8, 2021

We actually ended up on the Penny Farthing side.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 3/5

February 6, 2021

Fantastic meal and great service. Pleasant atmosphere. Coq-au-vin was the best I've had. Oyster we're amazing and the mussels were perfect. Fantastic wine selection. Will definitely be back.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 5, 2021

Excellent service that was both thoughtful and engaging. Thank you Janice!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 2, 2021

Dine Around Menu. Excellent meal. Wine pairings were great.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

January 26, 2021

Great night out!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

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