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Restaurant Matisse

512 Yates St., Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1K8, Canada (Downtown)
1 250 480 0883
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Ranked #1 of 1,084 Restaurants in Victoria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: French
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Wharf Street

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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58 reviews 58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014 via mobile

I get a lot of grief for always defaulting to trip advisor to make decisions for me, but if it wasn't for TR we would have missed this gem. It's small and cozy (make a reservation so you won't be disappointed ). You walk in and are welcomed like friends and then your seated at a table with nice linens... More

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Duncan, Canada
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4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014 via mobile

We went to Matisse last night, and it is not hard to see why this restaurant has the number 1 rating in Victoria . If you haven't tried Matisse, I suggest that you try it - you will not be disappointed !

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Olympia, Washington
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82 reviews 82 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed an outstanding evening at Matisse. Started oddly but finished superbly. We arrived promptly for our reservation but we're told that they didn't have one for us... No matter, they scrambled and set up a table for us. Only advise here is to call your reservation in, vs email. We both had the prix fixe dinner with the wine pairings.... More

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Calgary, Canada
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78 reviews 78 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We finally were able to book Matisse and it definitely lived up to expectations. Simply excellent wait staff and very good food. We had a few French 75's to drink (lovely), lamb (done perfect), Prix Fixe (stuffed pork) and the wild game pate (excellent!). We will definitely return.

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Victoria, Canada
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73 reviews 73 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We visited Restaurant Matisse for dinner last evening. Very pleasant and not over done interior. We were greeted and seated within a short period of time. We had a reservation and arrived a few minutes early as that had been recommended due to an expected larger group. We began with cocktails, a traditional martini for my partner and a Lillet... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We have walked passed this restaurant on many occasions and had no idea what a gem of a place this is. We dined with two friends and every part of each persons meal, was excellent. Ranging from entrees of double baked cheese soufflé, pate, onion soup, to mains of rabbit, sea bass, venison and finally creme brûlée and coffee, it... More

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Springfield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Dinner at Matisse was the best meal my husband and I have had since our trip to Paris in 1999! The 5 course meal was incredible! The rack of lamb and the rabbit so yummy. The creme brulee was beautiful to look at and so good!!!! John has a wonderful way with people and he is very witty! Best gin... More

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Calgary, Canada
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24 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 via mobile

Wowed by the reviews, we made a reservation for our long weekend getaway to Victoria. We were not disappointed - one of the best French meals we've eaten outside of France (even better than many we've eaten there!). The four course Menu Fixe was excellent value with a sublime soup de jour of potato leek garnished with smoked oysters, a... More

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Northville, Michigan
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77 reviews 77 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Were there in August. Had a reservation in advance. Small, intimate restaurant. Not at all gaudy or pretentious. Great service, reasonable wine prices. We did the prix fixe and enjoyed every bite. Don't usually do desert, but had to try the creme brule. Just wonderful. Treat yourself.

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Victoria Capital Regional District, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I can't say enough about Matisse. From John's fantastic, mouth watering descriptions of their signature dishes to the amazing wine pairings and eye pleasing presentations there is no better place to eat in Victoria. Get ready for a dress casual environment with five star food.

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Additional Information about Restaurant Matisse

Address: 512 Yates St., Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1K8, Canada
Phone Number: 1 250 480 0883
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria>  > Downtown
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: French

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