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Brasserie L'ecole

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1715 Government St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1Z4, Canada
(250) 475-6260
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

They do not take reservations and they were full AND we were complete strangers (from 4,700 miles away) - but the maitre very kindly (and we think rather exceptionally) offered us a place at the bar which we took. Pleased we did. Excellent food. A great selection of wine. Terrific atmosphere and (what bliss!) no background music. (At a table... More 

Thank Iain L
Vancouver, Canada
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dined here in late August 2016 with friends who were already well familiar with this restaurant. The service, food offerings and drink selections were outstanding and excellent value. I was particularly taken with my burger, which may be the best I ever had -- perfect bun and toppings with the meat spiced and charred lightly to perfection. Likewise, the... More 

Thank ScottMc1
Victoria, Canada
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131 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We don't eat out a lot and when we do, Brasserie used to top the short list of places we enjoy. Sadly, we suspect we won't return. I've written positive reviews in the past, but I feel the restaurant is now perhaps resting on it's very good reputation. We dined on a Tuesday with four of us - two adults,... More 

Thank Kathleen B
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I had diner at Brasserie L'ecole for our 40th anniversary. Great menu , great wine list and excellent service.

Thank Yvon G
Victoria, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At this point Brasserie L'ecole has hundreds of reviews and is well loved by all who dine there so this review might just be a drop in the bucket, but seriously they have the best burger I have ever had. And if you do the math that's bonkers, If you conservatively state that you consume roughly 2 burgers a month... More 

Thank Summer-Roiland
Victoria, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My favourite restaurant in the city and the best value around! We've been eating there at least monthly for the last decade and have never had anything other than wonderful food, drinks, and service. The chef has the best palate in town and his dishes are perfectly prepared. Portions tend to be generous. The extensive beer list (primarily belgian) and... More 

Thank RaisinHell
Seattle, Washington
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and ambiance. Marc is very knowledgeable and will ensure your dinning experience will be excellent.

Thank Javalos05
Austin, Texas
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78 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were looking for a restaurant at 10:30pm around chinatown and everything was closed except Brasserie l'ecole. They were nice to accommodate us even though it was so close to their 11pm closing time. I had the pork chop with chanterelles and it was divine, although I could have had more chanterelles. My daughter had the burger which was huge... More 

Thank travel2dive
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

We were walking around Chinatown at 11pm to eat (very late), and the only open restaurant we found was this.... suprisingly a french restaurant! !! The wiaters were nice and I was happy it was open this late!!! Great food, nice small place.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Portland, Oregon, United States
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2016

After arriving in Victoria on a sunny Saturday afternoon and then taking in all of the sites by bike, we made the mistake of going a little too long before realizing it was time to eat dinner (after 9pm). We strolled around downtown/Chinatown to see if anything called to us and happened upon Brasserie L'ecole. The dimly lit, cozy dining... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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: (250) 475-6260

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