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“Excellent food and lovely outside setting” 4 of 5 stars
Review of 10 Acres Bistro Bar

10 Acres Bistro Bar
611 Courtney St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1B7, Canada (Downtown)
+1 250-220-8008
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Ranked #104 of 967 Restaurants in Victoria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $4 - $23
Cuisines: Organic, Bar, Bistro
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Doing business, Entertaining clients, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Dessert, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Gordon Street
Transit: Major bus route 1 block away from the restaurant. As well, in the summer months, we are on the direct route of the free downtown shuttle moving tourists around the downtown core.
Description: Just steps away from Victoria's spectacular Inner Harbour, 10 Acres Bistro + Bar offers a unique West Coast experience showcasing the freshest foods from Vancouver Island including cheese & seafood along with the finest seasonal produce,meats & eggs direct from our own farm on the Saanich Peninsula. Enjoy a casual meal by fireplaces on our heated garden courtyard. With a definite appeal to passionate eaters and commitment to local, seasonal fresh produce, seafood, game, cheese and wine, 10 Acres Bistro + Bar promises to shine as one of Victoria's brightest dining establishments. Indulge the senses, relish the food and soak up the ambiance.
Bolton, United Kingdom
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“Excellent food and lovely outside setting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013 via mobile

Went here with my wife and four friends, all 60 and over. Arrived on a Friday about 6.00pm at the end of Happy Hour. We had been told you couldn't reserve a table for 6 people and there was a nice outside table free. However, initially told that someone else had just "reserved" it, but was not there yet. After a brief argument with the main guy about what "no reservation" meant, he let us have this table. Service was very friendly and the wine selection was excellent. Most of us had the halibut, with one having mussels and another the chicken. The portions were the right size - not too big, but beautifully presented and wonderful fresh vegetables. We all had deserts - the creme brûlée was to die for! The only niggle was the music - overly loud pop music, which apparently was even louder for the indoor tables. Given that the majority of customers were of our age and we want to talk with each other, the restaurant should have been more sensitive to customer preferences. We asked for the music to be turned down, but hardly any change. Otherwise, I would strongly recommend this place for value for money fresh farm food.

Visited June 2013
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San Jose, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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“Great lunch with a few kinks”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

We went to this restaurant for lunch. I had the curry mussels and my wife had the fish taco's. We split a garden fresh salad and fritters. This restaurant had recently been remodeled and looked very pleasing with a modern open design. The food was excellent; although I would opt for the traditional mussel seasoning rather than the curry. The only hitch with the food is it was brought out all at once (salad, entrée and fritters). Also, the linen napkins had greasy/dirty odor. The napkins should be thrown away and new ones should be procured. We had to ask for paper napkins and settled for paper towels because they only had the linen napkins. This restaurant is also associated with Pescatores and Oyster Bar. Everything on the menu at the 3 restaurants is sustainable seafood and locally procured produce and meats.

Visited June 2013
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Otterville, Canada
2 reviews
“Awesome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

We stayed in Victoria for 5 nights, 3 of which we had dinner at 10 Acres. The food, drink, staff and patio cannot be out done!!

Visited June 2013
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Perth
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“A great spot on our last evening.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

First of all, to the reviewers who moaned about no salt and pepper on the table, ASK FOR IT. To the reviewer whose girlfriend's steak was burnt and she went hungry, SEND IT BACK. No one wins in a restaurant that doesn't learn by criticism. If they aren't told how can they get better. So that having been said, we loved it here, sadly finding it on our last night by accident. The waiter was polite, helpful, prompt and pleasant. The food ethic we think is great, locally sourced as it should be therefore making it fresh and seasonal but I'm not sure about French Chardonnay though being too local! The patio was great, outside but under cover and not on the busy, overpriced waterfront. The portion size was perfect, all eaten and no waste as in a lot of restaurants in Canada. My salmon was perfectly cooked, pink in the centre. Shame we didn't look further down the TA list, I don't usually go past 10/12.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Victoria, Canada
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“Excellent lunch in every way.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

Decided to try the new 10 Acres Bistro Bar & Farm, which replaces Bon Rouge. The great lunch started with our server, Scott who was was friendly, courteous and knowledgable. After reviewing the menu I was torn between two entrees and asked Scott for some feedback on which to choose. He provided more information to help me make my decision. I decided to go with his favourite, the Gnocchi and also with the recommended glass of red wine. mmm mmm – excellent. The dish was perfectly executed. I enjoyed every morsel.
We also ended up sharing a Creme Brulee which did not disappoint.
Kudos to the chefs, and hurrah for Scott who represented the restaurant so well. When we talked about our experience after we left, we realized how important ALL elements in a restaurant meal are. On this day everything came together perfectly – Nice setting, excellent service and fabulous tasting food.
Thank you !!! We’ll soon be back!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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