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$3 - $25
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French, Contemporary, Canadian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed March 25, 2022

The #ArtisanBistro is an excellent option for Victoria. It is a relatively small bistro with approximately 12 tables, in the Broadmead Village Shopping area off Royal Oak Road in Saanich, (Victoria), BC. I had the Duck breast with Yam sauce, au jus and mushrooms accompanied...by Pino Gris finished with Crepes Suzettes and expresso. The McCallan Gold was good, but not exceptional. On the other hand the Duck breast was perfectly done with very flavourable sweet Yam sauce and cooked wild mushrooms. The Crepes Suzettes were well done with a good quantity of sauce. The music is a personal taste, so I won't comment other than to say it was good "background" without needing "shouting" to be heard and allowing a nice table conversation for all. My waitress, Julie was pleasant, professional and attentive without being obtrusive. If you are looking for a "cheap" meal this isn't where to go. However, if you are looking for a smaller bistro with great food at a reasonable price, this is well worth considering IF a 4.5 rating was available I would have use it!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed February 28, 2022 via mobile

Forgot to take pics☹. Dinner was fantastic! Started with the Bistro Salad. Great balance of flavors. For mains....I had the beef ragu pasta. My favorite here! Rich flavors. Husband has the Seafood Carbonara. Clams, bacon, prawns ..delish! Finished off with the Cheesecake crepe. Yummo! Raspberry...coulis, Graham crumble, and a housemade crepe filled with sweet cream cheese....heavenly! Enjoyed a fantastic Shiraz from Spain. Nice atmosphere. Friendly, knowledgeable staff. A gem in Broadmead....More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed November 1, 2021 via mobile

A simply unbelievably great meal. We have dined at great restaurants around the world and this ranks near the top. Every dish from the wild mushroom crepes to the king salmon to the gnocchi to the maple pecan encrusted chicken al Fredo to the falafel...sandwich were first rare. Highly recommendedMore

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed September 25, 2021

Get together with friends. Small indoor cafe with limited menu and a few outdoor tables. Was wanting crepes but the online menu hasn't been updated as it is pre-Covid. Fish and chips and service was good. Was expecting more from the reviews.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 5, 2021 via mobile

We are slowly getting used to visiting restaurants again rather than just getting takeout. This Bistro offered a comfortable patio setting that was well spaced. Our yummy brunch was complimented with good coffee and friendly service. I would definitely visit again if in the area.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 11, 2021

This is a small restaurant with a very fine cuisine following a European atmosphere. The menu is varied, light and full of flavour. We had the vegetarian gnocchi and the braised beef fettuccine. First, the portion sizes were perfect, the pasta plates had been heated...prior to serving. Delicious is an understatement. Finally we shared the crepe Suzette at the end of the meal, great for palate cleansing. The servers were attentive and pleasant. Good restful background music accompanied our meal and the tables well spaced for privacy. All in all this was a first class dining experience and our compliments to the chef ... . I should also mention a week earlier, and for the first time, we went to the bistro for breakfast. Once again, the food was excellent, the service first class, and again the European touch, including a dog bowl just outside the eating area for our dog. Didn't want to leave her in the car in such hot weather.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed July 28, 2021

Enjoyed our recent (return) visit to Artisan. Good food, and the waitstaff are friendly and attentive. Really enjoyed the patio on a nice warm night, though the have inside seating as well. Recommended!

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed June 2, 2021

I have been a fairly regular customer of Artisan Bistro since it opened & would comment that the food is still very good. Unfortunately the service in my last few visits has really gone downhill, staff unfriendly. Will frequent less.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed December 6, 2020

Went for a late breakfast. The service was stellar along with food. Have been many times to this restaurant and never disappointed. Keep up the good work.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed November 2, 2020

We had dinner here the evening the political depart was on tv prior to the BC election. It was a cold rainy evening and there was only 1 other table of customers while we were there. It is a shame because this restaurant is note...worthy. The restaurant is in a mall and the ambiance is very nice. It is clean and very comfortable. We had a booth. We shared an order of calamari to start. It was very good. For entrees my husband had the boneless chicken with fries. He received 2 perfectly cooked large pieces of chicken with fries. I ordered the king salmon with gnocchi and a maple soy glaze. It was perfectly cooked and the gnocchi was a nice complement to the fish. We shared a bistro bar for dessert. Prices are fair for the quality of food. The service was also very good. Wine prices are reasonable. We would return if we return to Victoria.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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13darylp, Owner at Artisan Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded November 22, 2020

Hello, Thank you for this Review. We are hanging in there with these tough times and appreciate the support of our loyal customers. This Review helps us while we are still at work. thank you Management

Reviewed October 17, 2020

I have eaten all over the world and the food in this Bistro is up there with the best.Service is excellent

Date of visit: August 2020
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13darylp, Owner at Artisan Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded November 22, 2020

Hello, thank you for this great Review! we appreciate all your support.

Reviewed August 30, 2020 via mobile

We had a lovely lunch at Artisan Bistro this afternoon. We went in because we were impressed by their Covid 19 precautions and they have a great menu. We were able to sit outside on their patio. The food was delicious and the service was...fantastic. We will definitely be back.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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13darylp, Owner at Artisan Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded November 22, 2020

Hi Bryan, Thank you for this great Review! We are working hard everyday to make it safe for everyone during this difficult time. We look forward in seeing you again!

Reviewed August 9, 2020

Lunched with some friends yesterday. The food was tasty and the service from Sara was exceptional. She was very pleasant and friendly. She didn't hover over us but always seemed to be available if and when we needed something. Nothing was too much trouble. Sara...is a great asset to your business.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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13darylp, Owner at Artisan Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2020

Thank you for this amazing review! Sarah is a fan favourite. We will be sure to keep her around

Reviewed August 8, 2020

6 of us came together for lunch to celebrate a friend's birthday. We dined outside under the red umbrella. Fun! All of us thought our dishes were delicious. The dishes we loved were soup and salad, neptune burger with a chicken substitute for the beef,...halibut and chips, wild mushroom crepes and coconut shrimp. The one exception was the grilled cheese giving it a 4 out of 5. The other dishes were 5 out of 5. Sarah, our server, was awesome. We received attentive yet casual friendly service from her. Definitely a place to become a regular at.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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13darylp, Owner at Artisan Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2020

Hi Denise, Thank you this great review! We will see you again shortly.

Reviewed July 6, 2020

Went with friends for lunch and dined on the "new" area of the outdoor patio. They were pretty busy, and although service was slow to start, once our order was taken it picked up. We ordered the Five Spiced Prawn Salad and Mushroom Soup, the...Chicken Burger with Truffle Frites and the Seafood Crepe. We were all very happy with our choices. This is a lovely restaurant for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Great location for Broadmead locals. It was good to see the wait staff and hostess were wearing face masks.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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13darylp, Owner at Artisan Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to give us a great review. we try to give the best options we can for breakfast, lunch & dinner

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