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Brasserie L'ecole

1715 Government St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1Z4, Canada (Downtown)
(250) 475-6260
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Ranked #9 of 1,086 Restaurants in Victoria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $103
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
Neighborhood: Downtown
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English first
Burnaby, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This restaurant is one of the best restaurants i have been to in Victoria. I went there with my boyfriend who had steak that he loved and i had the brasserie burger. The burger comes with bacon and i am not a huge fan of bacon so i asked the server to make the burger without the bacon. My burger... More

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san diego, CA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Two colleagues and I spent 4 days in Victoria on business. We sampled several restaurants in the downtown area. This one is by far the best. I am always leery of French restaurants outside of France. Too pretentious, too expensive, and often not very authentic. This one did not suffer from any of these afflictions. The place is small but... More

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Toronto, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Following TA reviews and talking with diners waiting in line, we decide to put our name down and come back in 90 minutes. We left our cell number and were called in about 40 minutes when someone canceled. We were immediately seated. Usually restaurants like this are exceptionally noisy, but this was relatively quiet due to a very high ceiling.... More

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Central Point, Oregon
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Close your eyes and you are in a Paris bistro. It fills up fast so get there early and wait in line to be sure of a table. The room is noisy and crowded but it's truly one of the finest meals I've had in years! The wine was fabulous as well.

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Golden, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Food was very good. Excellent service. Great selection of beers. A little pricey but well worth it. Also, no phone reservation and lineup to get in, but can go and add your name to the next seating time.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Trip advisor doesn't always get it right for restaurant reviews, but this time it does. We were visiting Victoria on a Saturday night and got to the restaurant about 6pm. Was told that there was an hour and 20 mins wait for a table. Came back at 7.10pm and were seated after 5 mins. Atmosphere was casual and friendly, just... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This is a very small eating place that should not be missed while in Victoria. They do not take reservations and as this place is very popular, we had a one hour wait. But the wait was very much worth it! We were able to walk around little shops close to the restaurant while waiting. The food was absolutely scrumptious!... More

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British Columbia, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This is one of my usual haunts when visiting Victoria - not only is the food remarkable, but the wines are great and the service spectacular. Unless you arrive early, expect a line... but it's worth it.

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Vancouver, Canada
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

From the food to the service - everything about our visit made it an exquisite dinning experience. Arrive early, they are small and do not accept reservations.

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Victoria
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I have been here a number of times. It is always excellent. The service is superb, the food is outstanding, and the atmosphere is wonderful. Some people complain about there not being reservations, but if you want fast food.... go to McDonalds. Waiting a bit depends on when you go the front of house are very helpful with how long... More

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