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Vis-a-Vis

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Downtown
French, Wine Bar, Canadian
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2232 Oak Bay Ave, Victoria, British Columbia V8R 1G5, Canada (Hampshire)
+1 250-590-7424
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07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 23:00
Tue - Sun 07:00 - 00:00
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Redmond, Washington
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Daughter and I had this as our last meal in BC- this weekend. The Cafe au Lait was so good I had two of them. My daughter had a wonderful and extremely large portion of Nutella crepe.

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Thank puffinz2016
Victoria, British Columbia
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157 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great cosy spot in great location on Oak Bay Ave. Room is small and has a great comfortable Karma. Fantastic beer, wine and spirits selection. Interesting menu with many items that are not commonly seen. Cauliflower Beignets are fantastic as is the steak tartare, crab bisque and chicken liver soufflé. Service is prompt, efficient and friendly. Great place to drop... More 

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1 Thank CaseyluvsSophie
Victoria, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Vis a Vis has evolved overtime from a strictly a wine bar to a full restaurant, and we thought it was hitting it's stride with an evolving menu. We live around the corner so have been regulars and have tried most of the menu items (i.e. duck risotto a family favourite) including brunch and dinner. Unfortunately the last few times... More 

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2 Thank WallaceSmith1724
Nancy S, General Manager at Vis-a-Vis, responded to this review

Good Evening Wallace, Thank you for your honest review. I do appreciate that you have taken the time to post this. First of all I want to sincerely apologise for your experience. I feel especially bad as you are neighbours to us. The long food times are unacceptable and we are making changes so that this does not happen again.... More 

Manasquan, New Jersey
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Recommended by the hotel and went for breakfast. The food was delicious with good size portions. Highly recommend.

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1 Thank Michele21266
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

I've been to the Penny Farthing. Nice. However, This place is just the far superior and amazing sibling for an amazing date night/casual bites menu. Words can't begin to describe the meal I had. Awe inspiring. Thank you! Props to Ryan...you serve a wiked awesome cocktail

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1 Thank Jennifer H
Vancouver, Canada
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81 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

A friend and I were visiting Oak Bay and looking for that perfect restaurant , our hotel recommended Vis a Vis and made a reservation for us....it was perfect. This is a small restaurant, it does have some outside seating ( weather dependent ) otherwise expect to get up close and personal with the table next to you or choose... More 

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Thank Gogogal55
Victoria, Canada
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163 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

It was suggested to us to try Vis a Vis in Oak Bay Avenue for Breakfast! It had recently started serving breakfast and brunch over the summer months. The wait staff were friendly and helpful, but they were relatively new and inexperienced. The front door had to be propped open, as they could not unlock it properly and they had... More 

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1 Thank victoriafoody
Los Angeles, California
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61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

One look at Vis-à-vis and our mind was made up to dine there. It is a cozy side-walk café where you can have tasty breakfast, lunch and dinner out on the side-walk. The food, service and ambiance are all excellent. The ingredients are super fresh. I highly recommend you to visit Vis-à-vis.

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1 Thank Armond V
Victoria, Canada
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Great spot, food is good excellent wine list. Easy walk if you live close by, could be casual or a little fancy whatever you feel. Our experience started great until it got busy. Short staff long wait between visits to the table approx 30 min without a drink waiting for the bill. Wait staff polite but not totally on the... More 

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1 Thank 34candacem
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

I have eaten here 3 times now, and I cannot say enough about it. The food, service , and atmosphere exceed all expectations. The price for what you get is reasonable, the freshness of the meats and cheeses is top notch! Thanks for another great meal, see you net week.

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1 Thank MsBrentwood

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 30
Cuisine
French, Wine Bar, Canadian
Meals
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 00:00
Monday
07:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 00:00
Thursday
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 00:00
Friday
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 00:00
Saturday
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2232 Oak Bay Ave, Victoria, British Columbia V8R 1G5, Canada
    (Hampshire)
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 250-590-7424
Description
With a "face-to-face" mentality, Vis a Vis is a personalized and engaging experience. With front row seats, you are able to interact with our Bartender & Charcutier while sipping on a glass of wine, locally crafted beer or a signature cocktail

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?