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Brasserie L'ecole

1715 Government St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1Z4, Canada
+1 250-475-6260
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good17%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“endive salad” (24 reviews)
“steak frites” (21 reviews)
“onion soup” (14 reviews)
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French, European, Gluten Free Options
1715 Government St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1Z4, Canada
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything was excellent here. From salad, French onion soup, muddled, steak (porterhouse and sirloin), truffle and Parmesan frites. Too full for dessert. Definitely a favourite for locals as watched numerous regulars come in and out and they were clearly recognized. Steak is not on their...More

1  Thank Candice O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Since discovering this restaurant less than a month ago we've been here three times. It is officially our new downtown favourite. The service is impeccable. The food is Devine. We can't stop ordering the steak and hamburger and endive salad. Our neighbour had a pork...More

1  Thank Victoriarulz
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Victorians tend to LOVE to line up for food. It's like a religion here: The longer the line, the better the food must be, right? I do not subscribe to this belief system. If I'm to pay for my food I don't line up for...More

2  Thank Jason F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Get there early! You won't be disappointed. We lined up at 4:50 for a 5:30 pm opening and I'm glad we did (see photo of line up). The food and service was great. I recommend the trout on the menu this week. It was so...More

1  Thank Twickes
Reviewed March 19, 2017 via mobile

Nice size and layout, though a little loud with no soft surfaces to absorb the sound bounce. Could not determine if music was on but might add to ambiance if there was. Decided to order gourgeres to start(sort of a popover with cheese in the...More

1  Thank krayon59
Reviewed March 13, 2017

Dined here for the first time last week. It was excellent! I always feel the food is the most important part of the dining out experience and tend to let other little annoyances take a back seat when rating a restaurant. The steak was presented...More

1  Thank beach658
Reviewed March 11, 2017

Such a lovely restaurant, with equally lovely service. Everyone we encountered here was so welcoming, from the gentleman who greeted us when we arrived, to our more than helpful server. We both had the mussels in wine and thyme broth - delicious - and shared...More

1  Thank Betty08Vancouver_BC
Reviewed February 8, 2017

A very well organized and complete resturant is so terrific with excellent service,very delicious food and a smooth and very together atmospere! We were served the best salad in Victoria,a perfectly/lightly prepared vinagrette,fresh,fresh greens,simply wonderful.Our N.Y steak was cooked to perfection and also our bite-sized...More

Thank 319kathryn
Reviewed February 8, 2017

Very charming, cozy and warm French bistro. The burger was one of the best I've had and the steak was excellent too. We weren't as impressed with the frites - but overall it was a nice delicious meal.

1  Thank binkybird
Reviewed February 7, 2017 via mobile

Two couples for dinner. All the food was excellently prepared with fresh ingredients. The prime rib was cooked perfectly and the beef cheeks felt apart in your mouth. Will be back soon.

1  Thank Eric T
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Is there valet?
September 13, 2016|
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Response from Yvon G | Reviewed this property |
No valet parking. You have to park on the street or in the parking near by. Also you have to be there early for the first seating at 5.30pm or you will have to wait until 7.00 pm next seating. No reversation taken.
Nancy E
Do you have gift certificates? I would like to send one for my daughter's 25th wedding anniversary.
August 15, 2016|
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Response from Alan T | Reviewed this property |
Contact the restaurant directly @ (250) 475.6260
will you be open january 1
December 27, 2014|
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Response from H0lly12345 | Reviewed this property |
I was in on December 20th and they said that they would be shutting for two weeks for the holidays.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1715 Government St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1Z4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 250-475-6260
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