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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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“endive salad” (26 reviews)
“steak frites” (21 reviews)
“onion soup” (15 reviews)
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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

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 2 weeks ago

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

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

1  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
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Waited out front in the cold to get an early seating as have enjoyed previous meals here and was happy to try it again. This time the minute the door was unlocked and people converged there was an overwhelming putrid smell of old mop buckets...More

4  Thank Peter E
MarcVictoriaBC, Owner at Brasserie L'ecole, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2017

Sorry you didn't enjoy our service. At 5'9" and 200 lbs (maybe a bit more), I'd hardly describe myself as a small man (Stats Can has the average height of a Canadian Male Adult at 5'9 1/2 ") Marc

Reviewed 28 September 2017

Large group. That could be a problem given this place doesn't take reservations - you line up and await the doors which open at ~5:30pm. I got there just after 4:30 and was the only one in the line until just before 5:00. Service for...More

1  Thank jhsheep
Reviewed 24 September 2017

Ambiance is a little scarce, but perhaps that's the intention; a little French minimalist. Steak was great, but my friend, much to his disappointment, who also ordered the same had a much smaller cut than mine. A received a centre cut from the loin and...More

2  Thank forktravels
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Four of of us, with fingers crossed, went to Brasserie L'Ecole hoping for a table (they do not take reservations). We were in luck and enjoyed a truly French dining experience. Starting with a wonderful French bubbly, we enjoyed appetizers including Medjool dates stuffed with...More

1  Thank maritimemmom
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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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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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