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Restaurant Matisse - CLOSED

512 Yates St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1K8, Canada
+1 250-480-0883
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good9%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Restaurant Hours Closed
$$ - $$$
512 Yates St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1K8, Canada
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1 - 10 of 396 reviews

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

2  Thank Jie Yu Y
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$17 - $25
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 512 Yates St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1K8, Canada
    (Wharf Street)
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 250-480-0883
  • E-mail
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