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“A Gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Restaurant Matisse - CLOSED

Restaurant Matisse
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $16 - $24
Cuisines: French, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Wharf Street
Victoria, Canada
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A Gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2014

On 25 Jan 2014 , my wife and I had dinner at Matisse. The restaurant has the feeling of an outstanding family owned restaurant in France. It is fairly small and very pleasant. The service is excellent and so is the food. (Try the foie gras tasting plate appetizer with a glass of sauterne, the Brome Lake Duck, and crème caramel.) We will return frequently.

  • Visited January 2014
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2 Thank Matthew B
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Metchosin, Canada
2 reviews
“Outstanding”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2014

We chose the Prix Fixe with wine pairing and were thrilled with both the food and the wine chosen by the proprietors to accompany each course. All courses (hors d'ouvres, starter, entree and dessert) were exceptionally well prepared and beautifully presented, and the wines that paired with each course were uniquely appropriate for the food with which they were served. The courses were presented at an appropriately leisurely pace and allowed us to rest between courses and thoroughly enjoy that next.
Altogether an outstanding dining experience. Thank you!

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Ann S
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West Vancouver, Canada
1 review
“Terrific Restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2013

Had a great dinner there - the food was outstanding, the service great and the atmosphere very charming. Can't wait to go back.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Chris F
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Vancouver, Canada
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61 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Another fine meal!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2013

Our favorite spot in Victoria did not disappoint. Attentive service, good advice on menu and wine choices and an all-around lovely evening.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank jonnight
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Vancouver, Canada
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32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“A favourite”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2013

Every time we visit Victoria, we have to dine at Matisse. It never disappoints. The food is creative, delicious and well priced for the exceptional quality! As for the service, it is excellent! The ambiance is lovely with white table clothes, lovely china, flowers and candles. The restaurant is small and popular so reservations are recommended.

  • Visited November 2013
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1 Thank heather-elaine
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