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Brasserie L'ecole

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1715 Government St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1Z4, Canada
+1 250-475-6260
17:30 - 23:00
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Tue - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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Victoria, Canada
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I know, I know, it's hard to get in, but we've figured out a routine (not telling). Not only is the food consistently good, but it's surprisingly good value considering the status and quality of the restaurant—and the service is great.

Thank CelisabethJH
Santa Monica, California
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53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With a buddy so the romantic setting was wasted on us lugs. Food was very good, as was the drink. Menu selections were small, though. Relaxing atmosphere. Very fine waitress, and quite gorgeous, though again my buddy was a wet blanket when talking about observing her wedding ring! But we still had a great meal!!!!! (and there was no wait... More 

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Saskatchewan, Canada
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Once again we had the opportunity to dine at Brass when we were in Victoria. Marc and his staff were great, food was fantastic. Wish I lived closer!

Thank buceriasgirl
Halifax, Canada
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91 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

We arrived at the Brasserie just after 5 and were told there wouldn't be a table available until 730pm. We were a bit surprised since you can't make reservations. Well it was worth the wait. The food is delicious. The staff are great. Knowledgable. We will return for sure. My only complaint was that the staff continually wanted to clear... More 

Thank Islanderabroad
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

When people are prepared to line up more than 30 minutes before opening time you know the food must be good. We had four perfectly cooked meals, exactly as ordered. 5/5 for food. The seating method is somewhat unusual with everyone in line going in at the same time, seated according to the number in the party, and served in... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

As this restaurant does not take reservations, people start lining up outside at least 30 minutes before the 5:30 pm opening time. It is not a large restaurant so lots of people get turned away by the time all tables are taken. The food is OK but somewhat expensive; $19 for burger and fries, $26 for the rock fish that... More 

3 Thank brianneudorf
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

I travel for work and tour local restaurants to kill off the evenings. I enjoy Victoria for its impressive restaurant scene. That scene does means it is competitive, though. Of all the restaurants I have visited in my many times to Victoria, L'ecole is the consistent stand-out. They are the best balance of youthful instincts and old world techniques in... More 

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Saanich, Canada
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152 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

All dishes were presented well with all enjoying their selections except me. Our friends have eaten there many times and are known to staff. Very good wine selection not over priced - refreshing. I recommend the Morel Cotes de Rhone. I love duck. But when the leg and thigh is served on top of pasta it is my opinion the... More 

Thank BobFarr2000
Burlington, Vermont
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

They do not take reservations and open at 5:30, they were already full when we arrived at 5:45 so we ate at the bar and had a great time. Not only was the food delicious, but Adam, the bartender/waiter, made the evening memorable. If ever in Victoria again, it will be a must to eat there.

Thank kitty d
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I think I must have eaten at a different restaurant than all the other reviewers here. First, no reservations are taken, and when you arrive you are told on a very rainy night to "go take a walk" until we could be seated almost an hour later. Fair enough, it's a tiny place and your other choice is to sit... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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?