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“Large Group left unimpressed.” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Victorian - CLOSED

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The Victorian
Price range: $15 - $36
Cuisines: Canadian, Steakhouse, International
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating
Neighborhood: Airport Business Area
Saskatoon, Canada
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Large Group left unimpressed.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2013

A group of 13 of us dined at John's Victorian this weekend and left mostly unsatisfied. Prices are a little above average for fine dining and service was well below expectations. We had two servers which complicated ordering and the bills at the end. Many times throughout the night were we all without drinks and no server to be found. There were 3 extremely over-done steaks yet only one was dealt with since only one side of the group received a meal check. Bills were presented extremely mixed up yet no server returned for all least 15 minutes. We ended up sorting it out among ourselves. Dessert menus were presented but no one came back to take our order. The list goes on.... Don't think anyone from the group will be returning on their own.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank misshelendc
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  • English first
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English first
saskaoon
Level Contributor
13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“special place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2013

we love going to the Victorian. we have been married 44 years and for the last 10-15 years we go there for our anniversary. the atmosphere is so romantic. quiet music, dim lights, nice fire in the fireplace and quiet private tables. you can eat at your own leisurely time, you aren't rushed. this is one place I would recommend it for a nice evening out

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Thank Laurel R
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Vancouver, Canada
Level Contributor
63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Fine dining in a beautiful atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 3, 2013

Don't be put off by the neighbourhood as I was the night before. I thankfully ended up going on a colleagues recommendation the following night. Its fantastic food unlike any I've had in Saskatoon, the salad wasn't just all lettuce & my seafood platter was not only well presented, but tasted wonderful. The portions are larger than you would expect from fine dining & I was certainly full after my meal.
The waiters are very old school & at no time did I feel rushed. I wish I'd had my partner there to share the experience.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank alplan
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Saskatoon, Canada
Level Contributor
65 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great steak”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2013

This is not palace where everyone goes nor is it well know but one thing the Vic does do right is cook you a great steak ,perfect , if you want a great meal at a decent price go there, well worth the drive as its not downtown or on 8th , it's on circle across from the Travelodge and a little hard to get into,,hope you enjoy as we did

Visited February 2013
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1 Thank DwayneB221
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Battleford, Canada
Level Contributor
275 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
“New owners - better than before”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2012

The Victorian closed and was reopened under the name: John's Victorian Steak & Seafood House. Before closing, the (old) Victorian was a good place for an evening of quiet dining. Since reopening, the new restaurant has put the old one to shame.
John's Victorian is owned by the former John's Steakhouse family and they have brought much of the menue items to their new establishment.
As difficult as it might have previously seemed, the "new" John's is measurably better than the "old" John's.
There were four in our group and we had the lamb shank, t-bone cooked chicago style, prime rib and (hmmmm, I don't remember) and everyone of us raved about our meal, the decor, the service and the welcoming hospitality. Three cheers, our waiter was not intrusive and didn't start clearing the table until the last of us to finish our meal had done so.
The prices are well in line with what one would expect in an "up-scale" restaurant: i.e. not cheap but not a rip-off.
We highly recommend this as one of Saskatoon's outstanding restaurants.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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2 Thank Reklaw252
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