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“Great Dependable Food and Excellent Value”
Review of Fireside Grill

Fireside Grill
Ranked #42 of 1,196 Restaurants in Victoria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$24
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: The Fireside Grill is a wonderfully refurbished heritage manor with an upbeat atmosphere ideal for casual fine dining to small or large parties. The Fireside blends European & Asian recipes with proven West Coast favourites. We source many of our ingredients from local producers and farmers. We believe that farm to table is the best way to showcase our great local cuisine. Come and enjoy our 3 course -$25 menu offered every evening till November.
Victoria, BC
Level 5 Contributor
83 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Great Dependable Food and Excellent Value”
Reviewed 3 March 2014

We have been there several times over the past year and most recently 1 March 2014 when the Dine Around Victoria $20 3-course special was being offered. The place was packed and a bit noisy. That has been the case whenever we have been there and the noise is probably the only negative to mention. However, the crowd attests to its popularity and for good reason. The chef is very inventive and his creations will delight most palates. Not only is the presentation carefully constructed but the ingredients are fresh and the quantities are plentiful. My choices were a lobster bisque, duck confit and finished with a chocolate mousse & nougat. My wife had a beet salad, pork tenderloin and poached pear. These descriptions are just the nominal dishes as the accompaniments were astounding and greatly complemented the main ingredients. In this case 2+2=7. The service was deft & pleasant, and everything was brought promptly with absolutely no gaffs. The wine list has good variety and is affordably priced. This heritage tea house offers great ambiance even if it is a bit noisy. But who can complain with this gourmet experience that doesn't empty the wallet! And if you dine after 8pm they have a great deal on tapas.

  • Visited March 2014
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Pender Island, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Great Value”
Reviewed 26 February 2014

We have always wanted to see the inside of this building so we finally took time to stop for dinner and were extremely pleased with the quality of the three course dinner for $23. It really was an excellent soup, steak and desert. The restaurant is in a hall that to me was very reminiscent of an Oxford college dining hall with its' high ceilings.

  • Visited February 2014
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1 Thank Kathy M
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VICTORIA
Level 6 Contributor
104 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Superb service; superb menu choices; superb flavors”
Reviewed 14 February 2014

I have had lunch at this top notch, popular dining "house" twice in the past 2 months. The service was friendly, extremely prompt and professional (but not stiff) both times and feel certain this is the "target" of the owners.

The menu choices are wide and varied; including several $12 lunch selections at the bottom of the menu. I did have a $12 salad topped with warm salmon the first time - and I was not disappointed.
I was with a large group on that visit.

Last week I took a new, female friend; and she was so impressed, she is planning to take her husband and boys 14 and 11, even though her husband is not usually a person who likes to dine out. Prior to my friend's visit to the Fireside Grill, she thought The Keg had the best food she knew of in Victoria. She has now changed that to "The Fireside Grill" is the best food I have tasted in Victoria~

On this visit with my female friend last week, we both chose to have a Scallop & Prawn Linguiine - sorry I honestly can't name it as eloquently as they do on their menu. It was absolutely scrumptious, complete with a dotting of unexpected, black beans - nice touch. Highly recommend this dish.

Their menu is posted on-line; their Hot Iron Steak, and Lamb Burger were just two of the other many, inviting choices.

The Scallop & Prawn Linguine was priced at approximately $17.00 and it is a full serving, just as it would be at dinner/supper hour.

Congratulations to the owners of this superbly run business! 5 Stars!

  • Visited February 2014
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1 Thank KAREN G
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Victoria, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
168 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
“Dining Experience Was Superb"”
Reviewed 18 January 2014

We had not been impressed with fireside Grill's food so stopped going about a year ago. On a friend's recommendation and because it is so convenient, we decided to give it another try Jan 16/2014. Every aspect was a treat. Service by David was friendly, professional and super efficient. The lobster bisque was really tasty as was the duck confit. The pasta dish of lamb shank off the bone with orriechette was truly the best I've eaten outside of Italy. Creme brulee dessert and delicious, strong Americanos topped off our very special meal. Will definitely return and heartily recommend it. Ask for David's section! Servers don't come any better!

  • Visited January 2014
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1 Thank bagwan
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New York City
Level 6 Contributor
286 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“The place for great food and service”
Reviewed 16 January 2014 via mobile

We went there for our anniversary. Service was great. Wine selection was excellent. Everyone was happy with the food. I would recommend this place if one is in the area.

Visited January 2014
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