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Brasserie L'ecole

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1715 Government St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1Z4, Canada
+1 250-475-6260
Tue - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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60 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everything was excellent here. From salad, French onion soup, muddled, steak (porterhouse and sirloin), truffle and Parmesan frites. Too full for dessert. Definitely a favourite for locals as watched numerous regulars come in and out and they were clearly recognized. Steak is not on their menu, they have it on a chalkboard once you are in the restaurant.

1 Thank Candice O
Victoria, Canada
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Since discovering this restaurant less than a month ago we've been here three times. It is officially our new downtown favourite. The service is impeccable. The food is Devine. We can't stop ordering the steak and hamburger and endive salad. Our neighbour had a pork and pasta dish that we wish we had ordered. We really need to explore the... More 

1 Thank Victoriarulz
Victoria BC
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Victorians tend to LOVE to line up for food. It's like a religion here: The longer the line, the better the food must be, right? I do not subscribe to this belief system. If I'm to pay for my food I don't line up for that privilege. So, brasserie's pretentious 'no reservations' policy downgrades my rating. The food was delicious... More 

2 Thank Jason F
Victoria, Canada
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48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Get there early! You won't be disappointed. We lined up at 4:50 for a 5:30 pm opening and I'm glad we did (see photo of line up). The food and service was great. I recommend the trout on the menu this week. It was so delicious! This restaurant doesn't take reservations so line up early and wait to be amazed!

1 Thank Twickes
Vancouver, Canada
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136 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Nice size and layout, though a little loud with no soft surfaces to absorb the sound bounce. Could not determine if music was on but might add to ambiance if there was. Decided to order gourgeres to start(sort of a popover with cheese in the batter) which was tasty though not warmed all the way through - so not made... More 

1 Thank krayon59
Qualicum Beach, Canada
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Dined here for the first time last week. It was excellent! I always feel the food is the most important part of the dining out experience and tend to let other little annoyances take a back seat when rating a restaurant. The steak was presented in a red wine reduction with a slab of blue cheese butter on top. So... More 

1 Thank beach658
White Rock, Canada
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145 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Such a lovely restaurant, with equally lovely service. Everyone we encountered here was so welcoming, from the gentleman who greeted us when we arrived, to our more than helpful server. We both had the mussels in wine and thyme broth - delicious - and shared the endive salad with bacon and hazelnuts, which was also delicious and plenty for the... More 

1 Thank Betty08Vancouver_BC
Victoria, Canada
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

A very well organized and complete resturant is so terrific with excellent service,very delicious food and a smooth and very together atmospere! We were served the best salad in Victoria,a perfectly/lightly prepared vinagrette,fresh,fresh greens,simply wonderful.Our N.Y steak was cooked to perfection and also our bite-sized cheese/ pastry was an excellent starter to our meal...Prepared .drinks and a lovely red wine... More 

Thank 319kathryn
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81 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

Very charming, cozy and warm French bistro. The burger was one of the best I've had and the steak was excellent too. We weren't as impressed with the frites - but overall it was a nice delicious meal.

1 Thank binkybird
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Two couples for dinner. All the food was excellently prepared with fresh ingredients. The prime rib was cooked perfectly and the beef cheeks felt apart in your mouth. Will be back soon.

1 Thank Eric T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 103
French, European, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1715 Government St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1Z4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 250-475-6260

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