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Restaurant Matisse

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512 Yates St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1K8, Canada (Wharf Street)
+1 250-480-0883
Wed - Sun 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Kennewick, Washington
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I went there for our wedding anniversary. Both the chef and the service staff made it a memorable evening. We got the prix fixe menu + wine pairings. There were great options but also possibilities for substitutions. Highlights were melon soup, chanterelle-stuffed crepe, and "classic" duck breast with port reduction, ending with croissant bread pudding in caramel... More 

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Chapel Hill, NC
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I knew when I saw the print of The Goldfish (1912) on the wall that I would like this restaurant, because I have a framed postcard of the same painting on the wall of my study at home. My husband and I were not disappointed! Our reserved table was ready when we arrived-- it's a small place--and the service was... More 

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british columbia
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thank you to the owner and staff of Restaurant Matisse for helping to ensure our 1st Anniversary was so memorable. We were accommodated on a few days notice and seated at 8:00. They were fully booked that night so we were understanding that we weren't presented with Menus immediately. (they squeezed us in after all) what we were presented with... More 

1 Thank katie569
Seattle, Washington
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46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Restaurant Matisse for the first time last night, to celebrate my husband's birthday. Our party of 4 had a wonderful evening, and highly recommend Matisse to others. John, the bartender/manager/bon vivant served amazing cocktails. My husband normally orders a Grey Goose martini, but John suggested Russian Standard vodka which was delicious. I ordered a Lemon Drop martini which... More 

2 Thank slg2if
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had dinner at Restaurant Matisse with another couple. Small dining room but well appointed and excellent atmosphere. Attentive service and guidance of menu and wine pairings. All of us said our meals were delicious, from the starters to main courses to desserts. Interesting tip- they always have a rabbit dish on the menu. Price is reasonable, especially considering the quality... More 

3 Thank Alan M
Victoria Capital Regional District, Canada
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was our second anniversary and since my boyfriend is quite the "foodie" it is always hard to find a place that he hasn't been to before. With luck, he hadn't been here and I managed to get a reservation! Once we arrived at the restaurant (a bit early), we were greeted right away and were informed that they don't... More 

1 Thank Kathryn B
Vancouver Island BC
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The menus, culinary skills and wine list are creative and outstanding and the service personal and first class. The location of this small restaurant is excellent - close to the inner harbour in the centre of Victoria's cultural, scenic and action zone. We have eaten there several times since we found the restaurant and will continue to enjoy The Matisse.

1 Thank Freewind8299
Tacoma, Washington
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A few years ago, my wife and I got engaged in Victoria. We came back for a visit and were looking for a place with authentic French food. This was definitely it. The waiter took excellent care of us (weekday evening), attentive and charming. The menu is best done Prix Fixe, but they have set it up so you can... More 

2 Thank Corniste
Courtenay, Canada
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Outstanding service! Fabulous food! We will be back! Soon! The seafood was amazing and the wine matching perfect.

2 Thank Pat D
Phoenix, Arizona
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Restaurant Matisse in Victoria, BC rivals the finest ones where we have eaten during our worldwide trips. The lobster bisque soup, the crepe appetizer, and the two different fish main course dishes we ordered were all perfectly prepared, serve hot, and were of a sufficient portion to satisfy a hungry diner. The owner, John Phillips, could not be more personable.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$17 - $25
French, European
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?