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“Great place to go back to” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Stage

Stage
1307 Gladstone Avenue, Victoria, British Columbia V8R 1R9, Canada
250-388-4222
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Ranked #16 of 1,083 Restaurants in Victoria
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: 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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“Great place to go back to”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013 via mobile

Food always excellent. wine good but too pricey
One of my favourites in town
Good service. Next to the Belfry makes it a perfect spot for pre theater diner or after theatet drink.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Victoria, Canada
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Good food, wine and service....”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013 via mobile

Dishes were very nicely presented, tasty and original. Waiter did a great job. A little on the pricey side, but you get what you pay for. A very enjoyable meal before attending the local theatre, will return again.

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Victoria, Canada
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9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Best restaurant in Victoria”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Tucked away in Fernwood, 20 minute walk from downtown is Stage Wine Bar. We did the 5 course tasting with wine pairing for $70. We ended up getting about 8 dishes in total with 5 glasses of wine and a coffee at the end. All the food is plated simple and clean but tasted spectacular!! The service was very prompt and attentive, our plates were always getting cleared very fast and food was coming out at a good pace. There are so many choices on the menu, this is a great way to taste a bit of everything without having to make choices, and you can always hint something if you have a favourite.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Whistler, Canada
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“Always yummy!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

I love the small plates-type of dining & wonderful wines by the glass. Stage always impresses me with the quality of the offerings, and the friendliness & attentiveness of both bartender Steve & the servers. This past visit in January/2013, every dish was as usual delightful but, it seemed, slightly over salty. I did enjoy some new items on the menu! Remains my absolute favorite place in Victoria.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
973 helpful votes 973 helpful votes
“Stage-tapas, good service, great night out!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

We met six friends for tapas at Stage. I always have the lamb, husband ordered bread and the Fried brussel sprouts, capers, lemon, chili, with piave cheese. AMAZING! The lamb was substantial enough to share and I also tasted whatever was within reach on our table. It's that kind of place. The only criticism or alert I would make is that it is very very noisy. They are a wine bar and they seem to like it that way. Just be aware that you won't be able to have long sequential chats about anything that matters. Our server was personable and wonderfully efficient, a very good waiter! This was a lovely outing with good food and good service. I love this area, too! Parking was easy and the houses are quaint and interesting.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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