Best fine dining restaurants 2023
These three restaurants, as the French say, have a certain je ne sais quoi. Each are quaint but renowned, unassuming yet impressive, and locally-celebrated and internationally awarded. The fine dining experience isn’t all garçon! or white-table cloths. It’s about dedication to inventive dinner experiences.
I’d say we have some winners.
This celebrated and quaint brasserie is the epitome of French fare and wine in Victoria—and it’s taking first place for that very reason. Operating on a strictly first-come, first-served basis, Brasserie L’Ecole puts anyone who opens that door on equal footing, and serves the best for any situation (but especially if you’re feeling fancy).
1715 Government St.
Inspired by Northern Italian cuisine with a Pacific Northwest twist, Il Terrazzo Ristorante offers a diverse, well-rounded menu with an extensive wine program. The family-run icon features a longtime staff of industry professionals, some of whom have been with the restaurant for decades and know how to create a fine dining experience.
555 Johnson St.
The Courtney Room
This lush and refined restaurant offers drinks and meals that are both bold and creative. Not only does this restaurant focus on the cuisine of the Pacific Northwest and its vast expanse of ingredients, but The Courtney Room also has a great selection of wines sourced from across British Columbia and around the globe.
619 Courtney St.
We encourage you to support your favourite restaurants by dining in or ordering takeout—and, of course, try new ones! Let us know what you think by emailing [email protected], or reach out on social media at @tastingvictoria.