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Restaurant Matisse

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512 Yates St., Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1K8, Canada (Wharf Street)
+1 250-480-0883
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 196
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fabulous Birthday Celebration!

Four of us celebrated my husband's birthday here in style. The setting is small & inviting. The owner offered to make my husband the best gin & tonic he ever had - and it was! The drink was sublime, even finished with one large round ice cube. Our food was delicious and the service excellent... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
GazzaGirlSeattle
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Seattle, Washington
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  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
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Seattle, Washington
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76 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Four of us celebrated my husband's birthday here in style. The setting is small & inviting. The owner offered to make my husband the best gin & tonic he ever had - and it was! The drink was sublime, even finished with one large round ice cube. Our food was delicious and the service excellent. It is the perfect place... More 

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Valley Mills, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

So glad we had dinner here. Every aspect was perfect and food was perfectly prepared for my tastes. My husband had salad with Salmon and Escargot while I had cold Lobster soup with potatoes and leeks. There was plenty of lobster meat in it to suit . Husband thought Escargot was good but a little too earthy for his taste.... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Wonderful restaurant, but very pricey. Very hard for a couple to enjoy dinner for under $200.00 including tip, especially if you have wine.

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Victoria, BC Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is one of the top restaurants in the city of Victoria and I can understand why. The food is prepared with exceptional care and the service is wonderful.

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Avon, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

My fiance and I missed our reservation due to wrong information provided by our hotel, and were devastated as we knew the number one restaurant in Victoria was booked for the rest of the weekend. In desperation, we went there anyway, and were seated almost immediately by the courteous manager or owner (not sure of his position). Even though we... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We celebrated a special birthday and we're certainly glad we came to Matisse. Great service and what an amazing dinner! The food was incredible and we were also very pleased with the wine pairings. Highly recommended. Can't wait to come back.

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Victoria, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Went to Matisse for our 28th anniversary. We had not been before and almost weren't able to get a reservation, as they do not fill the restaurant up, but stagger the tables so that they can provide you with the absolute best service. The owners do the services and they have a great sense of humor. All our questions were... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Went for a 'just because birthday' outing with my wife and it was like stepping into someone's personal dinning room. The service was very grounded, relaxed and appealed to our culinary senses. It's not just what's on the menu today but they had all the background along with some suggestions. Beginning to end was supreme and we will be going... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We choose this restaurant for a special Father's Day dinner. The mushroom crepe was superb along with the pate of the day. I normally don't order chicken in a restaurant, but the organic, pistachio roasted chicken was delicious, along with the filet rossini and rack of lamb. There is nothing pretencious here, as John gave our daughter a tutorial about... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Interior decor is nicely assembled. I had a dish think it was sea food bouillabaisse and it was wonderful. Ample seafood ingredients was a delight but slightly over salty.

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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
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 17 - 26
Cuisine: French

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 512 Yates St., Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1K8, Canada
    (Wharf Street)
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 250-480-0883

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 17 - 26
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?