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$$ - $$$French, ,
2232 Oak Bay Ave, Victoria, British Columbia V8R 1G5, Canada
+1 250-590-7424
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible3%
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“crab bisque” (13 reviews)
“charcuterie” (11 reviews)
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French, Wine Bar, Canadian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2232 Oak Bay Ave, Victoria, British Columbia V8R 1G5, Canada
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
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1. Amazing Breakfast
"what a perfect place for breakfast"
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2. Fantastic Wine List
"The wine flight was excellent"
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3. Farm to Table
"The food was simply exceptional"
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Reviewed yesterday

In mid-February a friend , not at all like the first visit. and I visited Via-a-Vis for the first time. It resulted in a 5star review. Our second visit - well I am going to be nice with my 2 star review. When we arrived,...More

Thank SeeingTHEworld2012
Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Went to Vis a Vis tonight and had the boeuf bourguignon and it was superb. Highly recommended. Followed this with the Paris Brest for dessert which was equally excellent.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

...The beef bourguignon was EXCELLENT! So were the mussels and the chicken dish. The atmosphere in the restaurant was very laid back and cozy. The service was great; no pressure and no rush. But what really made the evening delightful was Suchi. She was very...More

Thank Trixon59
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I shared a charcuterie board with cheese and meat and several condiments including pickled red pepper, a lovely grainy mustard, delicious house made fig jam and chutney...it was just all so good. I enjoyed mine with a coffee although rightly it should...More

Thank Marianne S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We dined here on Saturday night. Guest one had tarte flambé... very good but not exactly what expected... it was a flatbread. They followed with charcuterie... average... Guest two had French onion soup. Tasty broth and very generous helping. They also had Steak and frites...excellent....More

Thank starrylove
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for brunch on a holiday weekend. Eggs benedict is always my go-to order for brunch. I ordered the eggs benedict with mushrooms and spinach. It was incredible and very flavourful. The eggs were cooked to perfection as was the hollandaise sauce. My...More

Thank sheenaowens13
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Trip Advisor does not have a criteria for “Keto Friendly” restaurants. Those of us on the low carb high fat food choices wonder if the restaurant will give some good options, especially in a mixed group. Vis a Vis’s menu looks like it could have...More

Thank roadkilt
Reviewed 21 February 2018

Smallish main road restaurant but with a nice buzzy atmosphere : fairly full on a Thursday evening with people eating at tables and the bar. Service fine and a varied reasonably interesting menu : food of good quality and well presented. Worth a visit.

Thank Tom L
Reviewed 19 February 2018

I do not write 5 star reviews lightly. Dinner at Vis-a-Vis was very impressive. The room is lovely, well appointed and feels un-Victoria. The service was exceptional. Our server was attentive and professional. The food was simply exceptional - the crab bisque was light and...More

Thank SeeingTHEworld2012
Reviewed 11 January 2018

Vis-à vis is a popular find in Oak Bay. Its small with loads of atmosphere, very attentive service, without being cloying. Always a good menu which changes up. Wine list very good as well. When the tables are taken , sit at the counter...food is...More

Thank MidoriTraveller
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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
  • E-mail
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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