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“You will be treated like Royalty!”
Review of Restaurant Matisse - CLOSED

Restaurant Matisse
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 16 - US$ 25
Cuisines: French, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighbourhood: Downtown
Cross street: Wharf Street
victoria
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“You will be treated like Royalty!”
Reviewed 18 April 2012

If you blinked you'd miss this jewel! This was our 2nd time to this restaurant. We had our meal with the wine pairings (recommend) our server was the owner and he was charming, very knowledgable and funny! (which makes for a great evening!)
Our guest thought it was the best dining experience. For a special occasion I recommend it....warning bring a credit card...it can be expensive but well worth the prices!

Visited January 2012
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2 Thank Linda B
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English first
Vancouver, BC
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Our favourite in Victoria”
Reviewed 13 April 2012

This is our favourite restaurant in Victoria when we have a lot of time to really enjoy a meal. It isn't quite a five star restaurant but it is as close as restaurants in Victoria get. The owner is very solicitous and works hard to ensure that you enjoy your experience. Suggested wine pairings are usually very reliable.

  • Visited November 2011
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3 Thank tirnie
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Calgary
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Our French Treat”
Reviewed 8 April 2012

Matisse has always been on our radar when we visit Victoria but we've never gone there until now. We had our B&B make reservations for us for a Sunday night. In this case, it wouldn't have been necessary as it was very quiet (and cool and potentially drizzly outside), but we understand this is rare.

After perusing the menu my husband and I both decided to go with the prix fixe menu with wines to match the each of 3 courses. From what I recall, there was enough choice for both entrees and mains to make the choosing fun, and the food was very good and the paired wines well matched to the food.

I categorize the atmosphere as a relaxed country elegance, The service is good but not intrusive, and for value, fairly decent. It is not cheap - I think we spent around 175.00 for 2 (the prix fixe and matching wines both) but it was good quality, and we would certainly consider going again for another special dinner.

Visited April 2012
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1 Thank diegodogCalgary
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Vancouver, Canada
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“I love this restaurant!”
Reviewed 31 March 2012

This is my absolute favorite restaurant in Victoria, the food is great, the ambience is romantic, and the owner is just such a gem. He went way out of his way for our party when there was a glitch in our reservation. He rescued our evening!

  • Visited March 2012
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2 Thank kim45
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Victoria BC
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47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“What is not to like?!?!”
Reviewed 25 March 2012

Everytime i have gone to Matisse, i have a great experience. This trip, John and the chef made a personalized menu as per our boss's request. It was amazing!! The service was impeccable as always, even waited until the last member of our group showed up. Even though we had our own prix fixe for dinner, when it came to dinner i asked if i could shy away and get the bread pudding. When it came to the table, everyone dove in! It is so fantastic that i don't think i could get a better dessert any where else! The duck was amazing!! We even had a genuine French 75 drink... the other establishments have it wrong! We go to Matisse about 2-3 times a year and will keep on the tradition!! I can't wait to go back!! :)

  • Visited December 2011
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3 Thank magyarnyul
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