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“Superlative”
Review of Camille's Fine Westcoast Dining - CLOSED

Camille's Fine Westcoast Dining
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Downtown
Victoria, Canada
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Superlative”
Reviewed November 17, 2012

My husband and I celebrated our first meal as 'married couple' at Camille's. The food was outstanding and the staff did everything they could to make the occasion even more special for us. I would get married again if it meant I could go to Camille's to celebrate.

  • Visited November 2012
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1 Thank Tabitha1144
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Pacific Northwest, USA
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Casual elegance, superb cooking”
Reviewed November 12, 2012

Camille's is nestled into the cozy nooks of an 1898 heritage building giving the restaurant a lovely combination of fine dining in a comfortable, casual atmosphere. The menu is diverse, seasonal and changes daily. The evening we visit several entrees are prepared sous-vide. I choose the flank steak stuffed with sausage and my husband has line caught ling cod with a tarragon mouse and crumbles of dried chorizo. Both are delectable - cooked perfectly and moist. Camille's is a restaurant at the top of its game. (Sous-vide is a culinary technique in which vacuum-sealed food is immersed in a water bath and cooked at a very precise, consistent low temperature for longer periods of time.)

  • Visited October 2012
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2 Thank travelsketchwrite
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Victoria, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Very cozy and expensive”
Reviewed October 31, 2012

Only went here once for our daughter´s birthday and to see what the fuss was all about;especially the history behind it. The food is local and very delicious but just too expensive.

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4 Thank juneroses
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Tucson Az
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“beyond FINE”
Reviewed October 27, 2012

What a lovely surprise. The food is so very well prepared, nothing over done, not too sauced, just good food in season. The wine list was excellent. The service very good with out stuffiness or too familiar. Just a place that we wish we could go to night after night. My husband, is a meat and
potatoes kind of guy, he loved this place. There was a curry squash tart that incorporated East Indian flavors. Kind of like finding chilies in food in the southwest. An opportunity to celebrate
the richness of the various cultures in the northwest. Almost a reason to come back to Victoria just on it's own.
The Hoopers
Tucson, Az.

  • Visited October 2012
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2 Thank blhtucsonaz
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Portland, Oregon
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Intimate as advertised, creative tastes and presentations”
Reviewed October 22, 2012

Camille's is a small treasure. Perhaps too small--the kitchen doesn't have room for an espresso machine. Seating is comfortable and there are sound buffers so that you are not overwhelmed by the ambient noise. Staff is attentive and informed. The dishes are creatively presented and have good blends of taste. One first course in particular was striking--the "heirloom tomato salad." It was presented on a long, skinny plate in three sections. Section 1 had the heirloom tomatoes hidden away in a haystack of arugula. Section 2 connected to section 1 with a tomato sorbet--something I had never had and was delicious, on a bed of cucumber slices. Section 3 used the cucumber as a connection, as a puree over small shrimp. It looked wonderful and tasted the same. One criticism (other than the lack of expresso--which may be fixed soon) is that the street address is deceptive--the entry is a couple of doors down, and at first we believed the restaurant had gone away. But, fortunately, it was there.

Visited October 2012
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1 Thank beaujames64
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