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Review of Q at The Empress

Q at The Empress
Ranked #72 of 1,186 Restaurants in Victoria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $65
Cuisines: Seafood, Canadian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Description: Q represents Queen and country, a nod to Queen Victoria, with a modern twist on royalty. A singular letter, for a very singular space. Q at the Empress, located in the most storied room in Victoria, is a must-visit culinary experience. This atmospheric space has a fresh contemporary feel, all the while staying true to the building's unique iconic heritage. Rich cherry wood ceilings and spectacularly detailed moldings honor the past, while the finishes bring a modern twist to the room. The Pacific Northwest cuisine is based on regional ingredients, partnerships with local farmers and artisans, and utilizes our own chef's herb and vegetable garden to ensure a fresh and unique meal. Our carefully curated menu, prepared skillfully by Chef Morgan Wilson and his culinary team, features sustainably sourced seafood, traditionally raised meats and a wide variety of artisanal offerings. The wine list celebrates an excellent selection of the best of the Pacific Northwest and top vintages from around the globe. Take in the best views in the city on our harbour facing outdoor Veranda. From a romantic dinner to a vibrant social event all you need to do is just sit back, relax and enjoy the ambience of Q at the Empress, the place to be on Vancouver Island.
Victoria, Canada
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54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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“Doug”
Reviewed November 4, 2012

Great ambience and quiet background. Good service. Very relaxing for a special occasion. Expensive but quality. Also try the Bengal Lounge for a curry.

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Victoria, Canada
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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“Food was excellent for what you pay for”
Reviewed October 31, 2012

My husband´s great-aunt from Paris took us out on a treat and have to say..it was well worth it. Will have dinner there again.

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Sequim, Washington
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56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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“Royal Birthday Treatment”
Reviewed October 22, 2012

My husband requested a royal table[$60.00 CDN Extra]. Was well worth the price!. Service,food,atmosphere were wonderful! Enjoyed the filet mignon. My husband had chicken and claimed it was delicious.The chef prepared sorbet at our table. WOW!!!! Plan on returning here as often as possible and will not wait for another special occasion. Each time we go there it truly is special!
Try Canadian wine.The wine menu is excellent!

Visited October 2012
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13 restaurant reviews
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“Happy birthday to me”
Reviewed October 19, 2012

Meal delicious, drinks Devine and the staff can in deed sing! We stayed at the hotel and the staff arranged in secret with the hotel staff to sing to me after my meal the naughty little villains! Would go back in heart beat x

Visited June 2012
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New York City, New York
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“Fantastic breakfast”
Reviewed October 8, 2012

We went there for breakfast and were not disappointed. Service was excellent and the meal was perfect. The best part of the experience is the decor of the room, simply amazing. Do not miss this venue located within The Fairmont Empress.

Visited October 2012
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