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Brasserie L'ecole

1715 Government St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1Z4, Canada
+1 250-475-6260
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good17%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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French, European, Gluten Free Options
1715 Government St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1Z4, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This downtown restaurant is always busy but there is a good reason why - the food and service is always consistently excellent. Attention to detail is just as important to them as the fresh, locally supplied food and the manner in which it is served....More

1  Thank ditavmac
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow this dinner was fantastic!! Live in Victoria and Brasserie has been a place I've always wanted to go but never had the chance. They don't take reservations so get there early. Our friends got there at 5:10pm and got one of the last tables....More

1  Thank 34candacem
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

They don’t take reservations so you have to either arrive early or give your name and get drinks somewhere else until your table is ready. We arrived at 630 but there was already a 90 min wait so we went and had drinks and appies...More

Thank Melinda G
Reviewed 9 March 2018

I realize this goes against the grain of all the reviews, but I have never been so disappointed with a restaurant before, so here I write... First of all, the fact that they don't take reservations is ridiculous! Standing outside, in February, at 4:45 hoping...More

3  Thank Sunseeker250
Reviewed 11 February 2018

Consistently high-quality French cuisine. Efficient, friendly, good-natured service. Busy, hip, chic vibe. Be warned: you will likely have a wait at peak times as they don't take reservations. They don't need to. It's worth the wait. I lived part-time in this space 35 years ago...More

1  Thank drespagirl
Reviewed 4 February 2018

Absolutely fantastic place. We have been there several times and each time, we had perfect meal. Service is very friendly and helpful. Food is super delicious. Excellent wine list and prices are reasonable. We will always make sure we have at least one meal here...More

1  Thank TravelingZoey
Reviewed 12 January 2018

We were in Victoria for one night and 'found' Brasserie l'Ecole on Trip Advisor. It was close and sounded appealing. Understanding they took no reservations we arrived at about 6:30 expecting to encounter a wait but after a couple of minutes we got seating at...More

2  Thank Mike F
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

Unbelievable how amazing everything was! I'm happy I arrived when I did and scooped up a seat at the bar without a reservation before it was full immediately after! Ribeye was cooked to perfection and everything was 5 Star!

1  Thank Roachmasta
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

The four of left another restaurant disappointed and the host at Brasserie L’ecole was able to accommodate us last minute within a half an hour in a great location. The host came around to ensure that we were doing well throughout our visit. The service...More

1  Thank RayLarsonJr
Reviewed 13 November 2017

Being English we are not familiar with the 'no reservation but put your name down and come back when texted system'! When we arrived at the restaurant we were unable to eat for an hour. Luckily for us that was not a problem as we...More

1  Thank Bessiegal
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Tarik I
24 September 2017|
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Response from 319kathryn | Reviewed this property |
Jeans are alright,cleaned and pressed with a smart shirt.I have dined here in casual and dressy outfits.I do always make an effort,nothing else will do but that is just my code of dress!!
14 September 2016|
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Response from Yvon G | Reviewed this property |
No valet parking. You have to park on the street or in the parking near by. Also you have to be there early for the first seating at 5.30pm or you will have to wait until 7.00 pm next seating. No reversation taken.
Nancy E
16 August 2016|
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Response from Alan T | Reviewed this property |
Contact the restaurant directly @ (250) 475.6260
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
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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