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“Wonderful meal; great ambience.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Stage

Stage
1307 Gladstone Avenue, Victoria, British Columbia V8R 1R9, Canada
250-388-4222
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Ranked #7 of 1,086 restaurants in Victoria
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: European, Tapas, Wine Bar
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night
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 octopus 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 and a Silver Medal at the 2013 Vancouver International Wine Festival."winning over patrons from Fernwood and beyond"! - N.Y. Times
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“Wonderful meal; great ambience.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012 via mobile

Great ambience, welcoming, professional staff & excellent meal. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit, The small plates: scallops, pork & pistachio pate, olives, chicken & lemon sausages were all absolutely delicious. What a charming place to spend an evening. Good value too for the quality.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Powell River, Canada
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37 restaurant reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“We love tapas”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

Trendy little place was quite busy but were told to come back in an hour when the play at the Belfry was starting, and space would come available. It was worth coming back for. Good wine selection, food was very enjoyable. thourghly enjoyed the tapas style presentations.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Victoria, Canada
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“If you love tapas...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

As much as I do, you can't help but enjoy Stage. And though the restaurant has recently changed hands, the quality of the food has not slipped. And getting Steven back behind the bar was a major coup for the new owner. We're regulars and find that the menu changes just enough to not get boring and the board specials are nearly always enticing. The wine list suits our tastes and is reasonably priced. In terms of quality, variety and bang-for-buck this is one of Victoria's real gems.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Seattle, Washington
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“Loved Stage!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

At a recommendation from Ian and Anne at Abbeymoore Manor, we went to Stage for dinner our first night in Victoria. The atmosphere was trendy without being cold and the service and food were excellent - don't miss the housemade charcuterie!

Visited June 2012
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Victoria, Canada
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Unique Victoria”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

I a hippy/uppy/trendy location the Fernwood area has grown up over the past few years. This used to be a favourite spot for wine and tapas but the value may have have slipped a little. My last visit was not as successful as past visits. Will I give ithe restaurant another try, yes.

Visited May 2012
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