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Brasserie L'ecole

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1715 Government St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1Z4, Canada
(250) 475-6260
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5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Late Night

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  • 183
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent food and great wines !

Definitely need to be there half hour before they open, no reservation needed, first come first serve. Small quaint restaurant with excellent food, wine and service. Great Duck dish and other French type of food preparation.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
hamow1
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Auburn, Washington
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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246 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Auburn, Washington
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Definitely need to be there half hour before they open, no reservation needed, first come first serve. Small quaint restaurant with excellent food, wine and service. Great Duck dish and other French type of food preparation.

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Victoria, Canada
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277 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 247 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Brasserie is so consistent. The service is excellent and the knowledge about the food and wine is always spot on. It's attentive and friendly without being overly pushy. The food is always cooked as ordered. The salad with apples, nuts, arugula is perfection - always fresh with the precise amount of dressing. The steak, trout and pork are standouts. The... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Wonderful, small, intimate restaurant. Probably the best restaurant in Victoria. Staff is friendly and give excellent service. They do not take reservations so you have to line up to get the early sitting. Restaurant opens at 5.30 and on weekends you would need to get there at 5.00 for the first sitting...well worth it.

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Edmonton, Canada
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73 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

This hadn't been a first choice for us to go for dinner but the couple we were meeting insisted we try it. So glad we did, we went right about 5:30 and it was packed. So off we went for cocktails till they called us at 7 that a table was ready. This is a very small intimate place, no... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Travelling on business so 1st time for me. Given that I like Belgian beers, this was the place for me! Sat at the bar and had a Tripel and Quadrupel. Chat with the bartender Adam and he will recommend the right beer for you. Service friendly and prompt and food was pretty good, especially the fiddleheads. Steak may have been... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

OK - So what makes a really good restaurant. Is it delicious food, good service, ambience or perhaps a smattering of all these things? My wife and I along with our daughter tried Brasserie for the first time last Friday evening. No reservations are taken so we dutifully stood in line and got in with no problem. We did arrive... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Had dinner here last night and it was just like visiting with friends. There's such a pleasant vibe here with Amie, Sterling and Marc that we immediately relax and look forward to not only unbeatable service, but the much valued time to reconnect with each other. Started with the endive salad which I hope never, ever leaves the menu!! Enjoyed... More 

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scarborough
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Great food, wine and service. Will most certainly come again and highly recommend. Pity you can't book if only to take the hassle out of whether you can get a table.

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Saskatoon, Canada
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Brasserie L'ecole meets the expectation of its name. It is truly an informal (albeit slightly noisy), reasonably low-priced French-inspired restaurant. The menu is not static; it apparently changes from time to time. Based on the meals we enjoyed, the chef(s) use ingredients imaginatively. Diners can order steak (the most expensive item on the menu is a large steak), but why... More 

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Grande Prairie, AB, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Super Duper service. Great food at mid range pricing. They were kind enough to call the brewery to find out if the beer I requested contained an allergen. Would highly recommend. Come early and line up outside while waiting for restaurant to open….otherwise you may be waiting a VERY long time.

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Additional Information about Brasserie L'ecole

Address: 1715 Government St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1Z4, Canada
Phone Number: (250) 475-6260
Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 103
Cuisine: French

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1715 Government St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1Z4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: (250) 475-6260

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 103
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Doing business, Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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