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) #105 of 919 Restaurants in Victoria $$ - $$$ French, ,
2232 Oak Bay Ave, Victoria, British Columbia V8R 1G5, Canada
+1 250-590-7424
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible3%
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French, Wine Bar, Canadian, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
2232 Oak Bay Ave, Victoria, British Columbia V8R 1G5, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I haven't seen the commercial, but my mother said Vis a Vis lived up to it! Lovely wine list, nice choice of menu items, great ambiance.

Thank TheScienceWoman
Reviewed 3 days ago

My husband and I stopped in for an early dinner after the Moss Street Paint-In on a Saturday in mid-July. The restaurant was about half full, so not extremely busy. After a lengthy wait, our waiter finally took our order. We were informed that the...More

Thank Bonniegirl87
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were going to go to Ottavio's for lunch with our wee granddaughter but they are closed on Sundays. As we had the stroller out already, we went down the street where Vis-a-Vis caught our eye. It was only 11:30 so we had our choice...More

Thank Rick P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

TV ads have two effects on me.I change channels or vow never to buy whatever they are selling. Except this one. It's so good it made me go there. And I'm glad I did. I and my cousin had the Croque Madame, very good. Very...More

Thank ianjc
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

During a trip around Victoria, we decided on the spur of the moment to stop for lunch in Oak Bay. The menu looked appealing, so we went in and were fortunate to find that there was one last table available. The crab bisque was excellent,...More

Thank pow10
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Delicious food. Fantastic service. Dining at Vis-a-vis was a highlight of our trip! The wait staff was so friendly and accommodating! Farm to Table food amazing!

1  Thank PoetJosie
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

Three of us dined here for lunch and had a lovely meal! The pate, croque Madame, and salad Nicoise were all excellent. We loved the selection of wines and the bar had some fantastic craft spirits. Our server was attentive but also allowed us to...More

1  Thank Kathryn-and-Rob
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Super atmosphere for a nice meal. Salads were tasty, beef bourguignon was delicious as were the side of brussel sprouts. Server was great up until the time to pay the check and then it seemed like he was done with us and on to other...More

Thank TravelTalk2
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Our server was very cold and unfriendly... Not sure why.... Everything took so long...Thankfully the food tasted awesome. She was probably having a bad day...Being visitors from another province, I, for one was very impressed by how warm and friendly folks were on the island...but...More

2  Thank LADYBUG2012
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

Absolutely great place in oak bay victoria. Great food and excellent service. Beautiful atmosphere with nice music and a french bistro kinda feel. We love it. The service and staff are absolutely fantastic. Well priced and great value as well.

Thank Greg R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
French, Wine Bar, Canadian, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2232 Oak Bay Ave, Victoria, British Columbia V8R 1G5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 250-590-7424
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With a "face-to-face" mentality, Vis a Vis is a personalized and engaging experience. With front row seats, you are able to interact with our Bartender & Charcutier while sipping on a glass of wine, locally crafted beer or a signature cocktail
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