Victoria is getting two new restaurants this week

Emmaline’s opens in Quadra Village, Saxe Point Pub coming to Esquimalt

Elizabeth Grace Bryan outside of Emmaline’s with the artist who hand painted the restaurant name on the glass. Photo: @emmalineingreen / Instagram

After a couple months of teasing sneak peeks on social media, Emmaline's finally opened its doors this past Sunday in Quadra Village. The new restaurant at 2571 Quadra St. is the vision of Elizabeth Grace Bryan, who previously ran the beloved Dock Lunch restaurant in Vancouver. Emmaline’s intends to bring the same community feel of Dock Lunch—Bryan began operating the Mount Pleasant eatery out of her own apartment—while establishing its own identity.  

Describing itself as a neighbourhood comfort bistro, Emmaline’s leans into classic bistro fare and takes inspiration from New York, New Orleans, and São Paulo. 

The restaurant is kicking off its food service with brunch and a menu featuring steak and eggs, Dutch baby pancakes, brisket and biscuit eggs benedicts, and Turkish eggs. It also has classic dessert options like key lime pie and Brooklyn blackout cake—a staple New York chocolate cake. 

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