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Stage

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1307 Gladstone Avenue, Victoria, British Columbia V8R 1R9, Canada
+1 250-388-4222
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Wed 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Romantic, Bar scene
Description: Stage is a small-plate restaurant and wine bar located across from the...
Stage is a small-plate restaurant and wine bar located across from the Belfry Theatre in Victoria's trendy Fernwood neighbourhood. Stage supports local farmers, food artisans, and serves a variety of tapas-style dinner offerings. Options range from duck confit and crispy chicken to made-in-house sausage, vegetarian dishes and the city's largest cheese selection. The 55 seat restaurant's vibe is upbeat and funky while maintaining a classy and unique feel. Brick walls, reclaimed hardwood floors, hanging candles, and rotating local art, all combine to create a truly local Victoria experience. Stage has also won several awards including Top 10 new restaurant in 2005 by En Route Magazine, Restaurant of the Year by Vancouver Magazine, and a Silver Medal at the 2013 and 2014 Vancouver International Wine Festival."Winning over patrons from Fernwood and beyond"! - N.Y. Times
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  • 8
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  • 2
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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
Tapas,tapas, tapas!

First time visit to Fernwood area of Victoria. Restaurant fits in well with area. Visited there with 6 adults and 1 10 year old. Staff very accomodating for food suggestions for the 10 year old. As for the adult tasting, plates kept coming with so many flavours, each dish seemed to "outdo" the last... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Pamjambc
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Victoria, Canada
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Victoria, Canada
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

First time visit to Fernwood area of Victoria. Restaurant fits in well with area. Visited there with 6 adults and 1 10 year old. Staff very accomodating for food suggestions for the 10 year old. As for the adult tasting, plates kept coming with so many flavours, each dish seemed to "outdo" the last one. Staff very attentive to changing... More 

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Thank Pamjambc
Victoria, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful place. Love that it's in Fernwood. Had the smokie, the brussels sprouts, the duck, and the gnocchi. Shared with two other small people whose appetites aren't too large. Food was GREAT, but definitely not filling. This is not a place to get stuffed, but it is definitely a place for the senses. Good wine and food. Service was nice.

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Thank Jo F
Victoria, Canada
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stage does it right and I will be recommending this place to all my out of town visitors and in town friends. Their small plates are incredibly tasty, and I would rate this as one of my top meals out in 2015. The brussel sprouts will make you a believer. There are enough options to satisfy a vegetarian. The service... More 

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Thank Travellingwhenwecan
British Columbia
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77 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A wonderful dining experience. Superb food, very good service, great presentation. Try the scallops !

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Thank galiano
Vancouver Island, BC
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

Nailed it! Stage Wine bar ticked all the boxes as a surprise birthday dinner date for my g/f. It's difficult to impress a 25+ yr Food & Bev professional but Stage did it. Two of us ordered a variety 5 dishes and 4 wines (glasses) and our palettes were rewarded. The food is done to perfection and presented same. The... More 

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Thank Cata1960
Victoria, Canada
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50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

We arrived before the Belfry crew that fills the place and then empties it out at 7:45. We were heading for a Royals game (local junior hockey team) that started at 7. Server asked when we needed to be out of the restaurant and timed things perfectly. I have to admit that generally i want more food than what shows... More 

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Thank vic-coastar
Kamloops, Canada
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97 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

greay atmosphere in this small restaurant. We planned ahead and were able to get a reservation, but turned out we wouldn't have needed it, it was pretty quiet. The only downside of this was the food came a little fast for us. However the food didn't disappoint. For two, we picked two charcuterie, one fantastic blue cheese and some pear... More 

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Thank Harkies
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

Stage is one of our favourites in Victoria! It's situated in a quaint little neighbourhood in Victoria (Fernwood) and boasts a intimate setting inside. The staff are fantastic - welcoming, knowledgeable and all with great personalities. We always see the same servers and bartenders and have been going for years so the turnover is low. The food is out of... More 

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Thank Sarah B
Gulu, Uganda
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

We've been to stage several times, and it just gets better. Guilty of showing up just for desserts. For meals (because apparently I'm not allowed to just eat three desserts and call it a meal..), the gnocchi, Brussels sprouts, duck, risotto.. Really everything is incredible (yes, even Brussels sprouts - they're a must have).

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Thank Bobert_Rlack
Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Stage is situated opposite The Belfry Theatre in Victoria, BC, in an interesting, lively part of the capital of Vancouver Island. Reviews talk about queues stretching around the block - our experience was that the restaurant was no more than half full - but it was early, around 7pm. This is quite a trendy restaurant by sleepy Victoria standards and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1307 Gladstone Avenue, Victoria, British Columbia V8R 1R9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria
  • Phone Number: +1 250-388-4222

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Bar scene

Description

Stage is a small-plate restaurant and wine bar located across from the Belfry Theatre in Victoria's trendy Fernwood neighbourhood. Stage supports local farmers, food artisans, and serves a variety of tapas-style dinner offerings. Options range from duck confit and crispy chicken to made-in-house sausage, vegetarian dishes and the city's largest cheese selection. The 55 seat restaurant's vibe is upbeat and funky while maintaining a classy and unique feel. Brick walls, reclaimed hardwood floors, hanging candles, and rotating local art, all combine to create a truly local Victoria experience. Stage has also won several awards including Top 10 new restaurant in 2005 by En Route Magazine, Restaurant of the Year by Vancouver Magazine, and a Silver Medal at the 2013 and 2014 Vancouver International Wine Festival."Winning over patrons from Fernwood and beyond"! - N.Y. Times
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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