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Review of Stage

Stage
Ranked #79 of 1,216 Restaurants in Victoria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Wine Bar
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Good for: Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night
Description: Stage is a small-plate restaurant and wine bar located across from the Belfry Theatre in Victoria's trendy Fernwood neighbourhood. Stage supports local farmers, food artisans, and serves a variety of tapas-style dinner offerings. Options range from duck confit and crispy chicken to made-in-house sausage, vegetarian dishes and the city's largest cheese selection. The 55 seat restaurant's vibe is upbeat and funky while maintaining a classy and unique feel. Brick walls, reclaimed hardwood floors, hanging candles, and rotating local art, all combine to create a truly local Victoria experience. Stage has also won several awards including Top 10 new restaurant in 2005 by En Route Magazine, Restaurant of the Year by Vancouver Magazine, and a Silver Medal at the 2013 and 2014 Vancouver International Wine Festival."Winning over patrons from Fernwood and beyond"! - N.Y. Times
Reviewed November 26, 2012

Great ambience, great food...great wine! I'll be back! Even though I got a parking ticket while I was there.

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Reviewed November 5, 2012

We ate at Stage recently for a birthday celebration. The staff is very attentive and knowledgeable and as usual all our food was well prepared with special touches that take it a notch beyond the ordinary. Each dish was thoughtfully put together visually and absolutely delicious. What we all like about Stage is that it's not too precious, just great food and bar offerings with a warm and charming atmosphere. (As an added note our 13 year old also enjoyed his experience at Stage and the staff made him feel as welcome as his parents. That shows style as well.)

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Thank NativeVictorian
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Reviewed September 30, 2012

I have vwritten 2 previous rave reviews about Stage but ownership has changed and the writing is on the wall. Many years ago our fav was Temple, a restaurant selected by Air Canada as one of Canadas next best new restaurants. Despite a winning formula they tried to reinvent themselves as a pre-club bar and the crowds came in and the money went out. Stage appears to be going down that same path except it seems to be trying to be a club substitute which it is not. Didn't dine this time but the departure of George ensures food quality can only go down. Stage is on the path to mediocraty in a heavily services market. Alas poor Stage we knew you well....

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Reviewed September 12, 2012 via mobile

Great ambience, welcoming, professional staff & excellent meal. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit, The small plates: scallops, pork & pistachio pate, olives, chicken & lemon sausages were all absolutely delicious. What a charming place to spend an evening. Good value too for the quality.

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Thank htravelbug
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Reviewed August 28, 2012

Trendy little place was quite busy but were told to come back in an hour when the play at the Belfry was starting, and space would come available. It was worth coming back for. Good wine selection, food was very enjoyable. thourghly enjoyed the tapas style presentations.

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Thank ReneLes
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