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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: Late Night, Dinner

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  • 196
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 15
    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
LCC, Napa, Ca

On a recent trip to Victoria my husband, sister and brother-in-law had the wonderful culinary experience of dining at L'ecole. Fabulous mussels and fries specialty. Complete French wine list. Cheerful waitress full of information and efficiency. Full house as usual. But loved the ambience. It was a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
linda b
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

On a recent trip to Victoria my husband, sister and brother-in-law had the wonderful culinary experience of dining at L'ecole. Fabulous mussels and fries specialty. Complete French wine list. Cheerful waitress full of information and efficiency. Full house as usual. But loved the ambience. It was a totally delightful evening and we will return.

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Summerland, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Good menu, good wine list, good food, good service. The burger is amazing and the liver pate was to die for! The bavette was good, well cooked, but average. Great service but come early if you want to even have a chance at eating here. We arrived 45 minutes before the restaurant opened and within 5 minutes the line was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This place was recommended by a local bar man and our hotel!! Deserves higher in trip advisor, it did not disappoint. We had 3 course meal and the food was of exceptional quality and flavour from start to finish. Staff were very friendly and hospitable. Ambience was also gorgeous, if in Victoria, this restaurant is a must!!!

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Nanaimo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

A truly wonderful dining experience that will keep you coming back, we do. Beginning with an amazing wine and imported beer selection. This visit we enjoyed their white wine and thyme salt spring island mussels, soo good. And chose to share a 16 oz rib- eye steak cooked to perfection. And you have to include the moules and frits. The... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

You will never been disappointed - even if you have to wait. The service and the food keeps us coming back again and again.

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

From the owners to the menu, to the amazing wine list (and beer if you like that sort of thing), this place is my go-to for everything: business, friends, romance. Yes, they don't take reservations. That's ok. Put your name on the list, give them your name, and then head to Venetto's for a cocktail while you wait.

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Fantastic non pretentious French restaurant. The dishes are classic but high quality and prepared to perfection; amazing! The ambience of the venue makes you feel like you are in a local bistro in France. Servers and bartenders are very welcoming. Definitely one of my favourite places in town.

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Vancouver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Consistently amazing food & service - a Victoria icon! I hope this place goes on forever. Some of my other restaurant reviews on TripAdvisor have been pretty wordy I admit, but with Brasserie, I'll just keep it brief - eat there!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Had their Duck Confit with Sausage and Smashed potatoes, was one of the best dinners I have had in Victoria. I believe they change their menu each night, so may not always be available but I am sure that everythingthey make is great. The bar staff were awesome, really knew the food and the beer selection was great, they serve... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Genuine bistro atmosphere in the heart of Victoria. Food is definitely above average and the salads are outstanding. Service is very good and the beer and wine selection are excellent. Try the duck confit and the frites are out of this world

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Restaurant Details

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: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Doing business
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?