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$$ - $$$,
1307 Gladstone Ave, Victoria, British Columbia V8R 1R9, Canada
+1 250-388-4222
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tapas” (24 reviews)
“gnocchi” (19 reviews)
“brussel sprouts” (14 reviews)
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Wine Bar, Canadian
$$ - $$$
1307 Gladstone Ave, Victoria, British Columbia V8R 1R9, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been popping in here for years - often before or after (or both) a play at the Belfry Theatre. Amazing selection of wines, cheeses and unique small plate offers. Ambience is excellent too.

Thank B8373GQkarena
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have eaten at Stage several times over the last few years, and it never disappoints. Come here with another couple and order up like in a Chinese restaurant. The food is uniformly excellent. We had eight different plates, and couldn’t pick a favorite. I...More

Thank AngusDad
Reviewed 1 week ago

We love this place !! Love Tapas and small plates this is one of the coolest places in Victoria (except for parking) Small wine tasters available from an ever evolving & extensive chalk board list. Young, vibrant, intelligent servers with a passion for service. CLEAN...More

Thank Peter E
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

This is one of my favourite restaurants in Victoria. I've been many times and the meal is always excellent. It is small plates - great for sharing. The fries are spectacular and the cheese selection is amazing.

Thank Barcar123
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Stage is an under appreciated gem in the Victoria eating scene. Located in the Fernwood area of town about 10 minutes from downtown and across from the Belfry Theatre. The theme is tapas style small plates, ideal for sharing and the food certainly doesn't disappoint....More

Thank gfcarson
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Stage is a small plates wine bar/restaurant with a varied menu and plenty of wine, beer and cocktail choices. Service was excellent with plenty of smiles and suggestions. The vibe is energetic with , at least our night, great 70s funk and souls tunes playing....More

Thank David R
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Came for the second time to Stage for dinner on August 25th with a friend. We had the 5 course dinner with wine pairings for $80. Holy! It was a lot more food than we were expecting from a 5 course meal but it was...More

Thank Selena A
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

We had dinner here on a Thursday. We needed reservations!!! The wine selection is great. The meals are tapas - small plates. We shared 4 plates between us and that was sufficient. We had the muscles, pakoras, crispy chicken and sable fish. The sable fish...More

Thank Kitcrazy
Reviewed 21 August 2017

The Concierge at the Oak Bay Hotel recommended Stage to us and we were not disappointed. We each had three different dishes and our server, who was very professional and knowledgeable, paired it with perfect wines. All dishes were delicious as were the wines. Fun...More

Thank ConnoisseurCharlotte
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

Recommended by a server earlier in our visit to Victoria, we went to Stage. And after difficulty in finding parking, the place was fantastic. The mussels were excellent, and the wine reasonably priced by the glass so you didn't have to commit to a single...More

Thank RJSimon2014
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Rose V
23 January 2017|
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Response from sirap03 | Reviewed this property |
No, casual is typical
Jennifer J
25 September 2016|
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Response from Mike H | Reviewed this property |
Yes , there's beer and really good cocktails.
Lynda D
10 December 2015|
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Response from Linda H | Reviewed this property |
No, the room is too small and noisy.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Wine Bar, Canadian
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1307 Gladstone Ave, Victoria, British Columbia V8R 1R9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria
  • Phone Number: +1 250-388-4222
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Stage is a small-plate restaurant and wine bar located across from the Belfry Theatre in Victoria's trendy Fernwood neighbourhood. Stage supports local farmers, food artisans, and serves a variety of tapas-style dinner offerings. Options range from duck confit and crispy chicken to made-in-house sausage, vegetarian dishes and the city's largest cheese selection. The 55 seat restaurant's vibe is upbeat and funky while maintaining a classy and unique feel. Brick walls, reclaimed hardwood floors, hanging candles, and rotating local art, all combine to create a truly local Victoria experience. Stage has also won several awards including Top 10 new restaurant in 2005 by En Route Magazine, Restaurant of the Year by Vancouver Magazine, and a Silver Medal at the 2013 and 2014 Vancouver International Wine Festival."Winning over patrons from Fernwood and beyond"! - N.Y. Times
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