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Brasserie L'ecole

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1715 Government St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1Z4, Canada
+1 250-475-6260
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17:30 - 23:00
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Tue - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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Halifax, Canada
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91 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived at the Brasserie just after 5 and were told there wouldn't be a table available until 730pm. We were a bit surprised since you can't make reservations. Well it was worth the wait. The food is delicious. The staff are great. Knowledgable. We will return for sure. My only complaint was that the staff continually wanted to clear... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When people are prepared to line up more than 30 minutes before opening time you know the food must be good. We had four perfectly cooked meals, exactly as ordered. 5/5 for food. The seating method is somewhat unusual with everyone in line going in at the same time, seated according to the number in the party, and served in... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As this restaurant does not take reservations, people start lining up outside at least 30 minutes before the 5:30 pm opening time. It is not a large restaurant so lots of people get turned away by the time all tables are taken. The food is OK but somewhat expensive; $19 for burger and fries, $26 for the rock fish that... More 

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2 Thank brianneudorf
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I travel for work and tour local restaurants to kill off the evenings. I enjoy Victoria for its impressive restaurant scene. That scene does means it is competitive, though. Of all the restaurants I have visited in my many times to Victoria, L'ecole is the consistent stand-out. They are the best balance of youthful instincts and old world techniques in... More 

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Thank R S
Saanich, Canada
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152 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

All dishes were presented well with all enjoying their selections except me. Our friends have eaten there many times and are known to staff. Very good wine selection not over priced - refreshing. I recommend the Morel Cotes de Rhone. I love duck. But when the leg and thigh is served on top of pasta it is my opinion the... More 

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Thank BobFarr2000
Burlington, Vermont
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

They do not take reservations and open at 5:30, they were already full when we arrived at 5:45 so we ate at the bar and had a great time. Not only was the food delicious, but Adam, the bartender/waiter, made the evening memorable. If ever in Victoria again, it will be a must to eat there.

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Thank kitty d
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I think I must have eaten at a different restaurant than all the other reviewers here. First, no reservations are taken, and when you arrive you are told on a very rainy night to "go take a walk" until we could be seated almost an hour later. Fair enough, it's a tiny place and your other choice is to sit... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This was highly rated. Don't believe it. They don't take reservations, except you show up an if they are full they give you a time (expected) and will "sms" you. They didn't make the time. Next this is NOT a romantic place, why? Well it was packed and EXTREMELY noisy - you had to shout across the table to be... More 

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2 Thank Nvrlost
Suffolk, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

This small and intimate restaurant was a real find. We hadn't booked and the restaurant was busy but a table was found for us. The food was superb. I had the Rock fish, a local meaty white fish, which came on aubergine fritters and chard with bacon. My husband had a sirloin steak which was cooked to perfection and, so... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Found some good reviews of Brasserie L'ecole in Victoria and wanted to give it a try. Ordered the Steak Frites for dinner and found it average in quality and presentation. My wife tried the Moules Frites and found them average as well with the broth a little thin. Overall I would recommend it if you are visiting Victoria for the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$103
Cuisine
French, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Tuesday
17:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 23:00
Thursday
17:30 - 23:00
Friday
17:30 - 23:00
Saturday
17:30 - 23:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?