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Restaurant Matisse - CLOSED

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2017 Winner
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Service
Value
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PRICE RANGE
$17 - $25
CUISINES
French
Meals
Dinner, Late Night

Location and contact

Menu

SOUPS & SALADS‏
11.00
Bisque de Homard
Atlantic lobster meat, cream, cognac, curry foam
9.00
Soupe de Jour
Chef's creation daily
9.00
Artisan Greens
Lemon, parmesan cheese, virgin olive oil
11.00
Hearts of Romaine Salad
Cracked black pepper cream vinaigrette, toasted pine nuts, Ermite blue cheese
12.00
Waldorf Salad
Candied walnuts, hearts of palm, apple, celery, golden raisins
APPETIZERS
12.00
Crêpe du Jour
Thin French crepe, fresh filling created every day
14.00
Twice Baked Cheese Soufflé
Fresh cream,‏ gruyere cheese sauce
15.00
Crispy Duck Confit
Frisée salad, warm bacon vinaigrette
19.00
Charcuterie
Parfait of Foie Gras, house pate, rillettes, melba toast
12.00
Escargot Bordelaise
Double smoked bacon, shallots, garlic and fresh herbs, red wine reduction
ENTREES‏
33.00
Seared quebec foie gras +12.00
Filet of Beef
Black truffle demi glaze. Add seared quebec foie gras.
Add Seared Quebec Foie Gras 12
33.00
Boneless Rack of Lamb
Dijon mustard, rosemary sauce
30.00
Breast of Duck
Blueberry and ginger sauce
29.00
Rabbit du Jour
Chef inspired rabbit dish that changes daily
28.00
Pork Tenderloin
Apple and sage stuffing, calvados demi
29.00
Herb Roasted Sturgeon
Double smoked‏ bacon, truffle brown butter
28.00
Catch of the Day
Catch of the day not just from this side of the country
29.00
Fresh Local Halibut
Moroccan spice rub, lemon, mint and yogurt
22.00
Chifibeless Dinner
Vegetarian
DESSERTS
9.00
Crème Brulée
French custard,‏ caramelized sugar
9.00
Ice Creams and Sorbets
House made
9.00
Flourless Chocolate Cake
Belgian chocolate, sour cherry compote, vanilla whipped cream
9.00
Grand Marnier Bread Pudding
Toasted Grand Marnier croissant, red wine caramel sauce
9.00
Mixed Nut Flan
Sugar flan, salted caramel, maple ice cream
9.00
Chocolate Truffles
Cocoa dusted Belgian dark chocolate truffles
Per 6.00
3 15.00
Assortment of French Cheeses
PRIX FIX‏
Lobster Bisque or Onion Soup
Crêpe of the Day or Artisan Greens or Pâté
Catch of the Day or Rabbit du Jour or Stuffed Pork Tenderloin or Filet of Halibut
52.00
Choice of Dessert
30.00
Dinner Paired with a Selection of Wines
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Reviewed January 24, 2017

This small French restaurant with its friendly and intimate service brought back memories of dining in cozy places in Paris. The ambiance made the evening for our party. Everything was served with style, and made from obviously fresh ingredients. The Prix Fixe menu was a...More

Date of visit: December 2016
5  Thank nukesafe
Reviewed January 17, 2017

We think this is the best restaurant in Victoria..and there are a lot of great ones. John and his staff makes you feel at home in Paris. Excellent drinks. The service is a number one and the food is amazing. We'll do this again and...More

Date of visit: December 2016
1  Thank Joseph S
Reviewed January 7, 2017

Our meal was lovely from start to finish. The staff are friendly and professional and strike a nice balance between formal and relaxed. They present an air of competence that highlights the delicious and well presented menu and makes an evening at Matisse a wonderful...More

Date of visit: September 2016
2  Thank Marlowe3
Reviewed January 1, 2017

We have been going to Restaurant Matisse for many years when visiting Victoria and it remains our favorite restaurant there. The ambiance is refined but not stuffy and John and his staff are gracious, friendly and attentive. The food is consistently good and this latest...More

Date of visit: December 2016
2  Thank jonnight
Reviewed December 23, 2016 via mobile

Small, intimate restaurant manned by three highly skilled professionals who understand food, wine and service. Everything my husband and I had was cooked and presented to perfection. Love interacting with John who was very knowledgeable about wine and could also carry on a very witty...More

Date of visit: December 2016
2  Thank kc1101
Reviewed December 20, 2016

Restaurant Matisse isn't for everybody, but for a couple that wish to have an evening devoted to classic French food well prepared and presented by knowledgeable servers (and are prepared to pay well for the experience), this can be a good choice. The ambiance is...More

Date of visit: February 2016
1  Thank 595boba
Reviewed December 12, 2016

Having read several rave reviews of Matisse, we chose it for my recent birthday dinner. Because we came in early for our reservation, we were told ( despite the restaurant being almost empty) that we might have to start drinking while we waited for a...More

Date of visit: December 2016
5  Thank AKvisitor60921
John P, Owner at Restaurant Matisse, responded to this reviewResponded December 14, 2016

Dear AKvisitor60921. I would give you the definition of what a reservation is but I suspect you would never use it. And so Mrs. Darling of Port Angeles Washington, it is so easy to be anonymous let's start over again. You and your husband arrived...More

Reviewed December 5, 2016

Excellent atmosphere. Excellent food. Excellent service. a lovely evening in every way. We are planning on going back as often as possible.

Date of visit: December 2016
1  Thank Classicmovie
Reviewed November 28, 2016 via mobile

I'm so frustrated that I can't seem to upload photos with my review. Third visit to Matisse and once again it was perfect. My biggest complaint is that I am only in Victoria once a year! Perfectly matched wine pairings and an ever changing menu...More

Date of visit: November 2016
1  Thank PrincessGolden
Reviewed November 24, 2016 via mobile

If you are in Victoria, and you like French dining, this place is a MUST! One of the few places where you can count on the servers' recommendations. Also don't be afraid to interact with the waitstaff, they are pretty sharp. The lobster bisque, sea...More

Date of visit: November 2016
2  Thank rara2010
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