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“lovely view, art...menu needs tweeking”
Review of Seagrille

Seagrille
Price range: $12 - $41
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Brentwood Drive
Transit: BC Transit Bus Route #75 located directly in front of Brentwood Bay Resort & Spa.
Sooke, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“lovely view, art...menu needs tweeking”
Reviewed July 29, 2014

Ordered Seared Duck Breast, arrived well done and no sear, just grey. Sent it back and ordered Chef's Cioppino instead. Fabulous dish, very rich tomato sauce and wonderfully cooked seafood. Highly recommend this dish (not the Duck). Coconut crusted ling cod was also lovely.
Had 3 days breakfasts and 2 dinners at this restaurant so a bit limited for 3 night stay. Suppose one could opt for pub cuisine available on site as well.

  • Visited July 2014
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Vancouver, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
246 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
“Romantic setting”
Reviewed July 25, 2014

We enjoyed a lovely romantic dinner there. Risotto and Arctic char. Both yummy! You can't beat the view.

Visited July 2014
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Brentwood Bay, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“almost all good!”
Reviewed June 19, 2014

On a recent Monday evening, nine of us dined here for a special birthday dinner. Our server immediately advised that sushi was not available and we all proceeded to order other seafood. The Arctic char, ling cod and halibut were all very nicely done and served with an excellent vegetable medley. Two of us unfortunately ordered the seafood risotto and neither of us enjoyed it. The risotto was alright; albeit a very small portion, but the mussels and clams were very overcooked and the crab not in the least bit tasty. Our tab had an automatic gratuity which is understandable for a large group but it was disappointing that the server never asked about our enjoyment. This is a beautiful room with a great view; don't miss it if you want a "westcoast experience".

  • Visited June 2014
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Victoria, BC
Level 5 Contributor
61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Disappointed in a place we love....”
Reviewed June 18, 2014

I surprised my wife with dinner at the Seagrille for her birthday... we are locals and the Seagrille is a favorite - we enjoy the pub too, but the Seagrille is perfect for special occasions. It was a very rare night away from our two year old to celebrate her and have some time together. To set the scene, the restaurant was not busy, but there did only appear to be only 1 server on the floor, it was later, the reservation was at 8PM.
For the 1st time we were very disappointed in our experience. My wife had to ask the server several times what the the soup of the evening was and each time she kept forgetting and said she had to run to the pub to ask. The server returned the 3rd time after 20 minutes and finally said what the soup was. By this time we were ready to order drinks and dinner, we ordered wine, sushi to start and then two fish main courses. Long story short, it took 30 minutes to receive our sushi, no updates from the server regarding the delay. While waiting we flagged the young lady serving water to bring us some bread. After finishing our sushi, it took another 40 minutes to receive our fish entrees - again, no updates from the server regarding the continued delay. We ate, the food was good (as was the sushi) but approaching just past the 2 hour mark for completing our dinner it was not the experience we have come to expect from the SeaGrille. Very disappointing.

  • Visited June 2014
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Level 6 Contributor
118 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Slow service, bland food”
Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

The three of us went for dinner on a weekend evening...spur of the moment, no reservations. We were seated promptly and our server was pleasant and attentive all evening. Our wine arrived soon after choosing it, but we had almost finished the entire bottle before our meals arrived....very close to an hour from ordering! My seafood risotto was bland, with the seafood on top cold and slightly overcooked. The ling cod meal was cooked nicely, but like the halibut meal, needed a little extra attention for spices and flavor. The best part of the meal....the conversation and company at the table! This is our second visit to the Seagrille....not sure we will be back!

Visited June 2014
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