Steak frites, denoting steak and fries in French, are commonly served in European brasseries. It’s considered to be the national dish of Belgium, which claims to be the place of its invention. It is nonetheless a mainstay in both the cuisines of both countries.
In Victoria, we have countless restaurants offering this tasty entrée. Locals and visitors alike can enjoy amazing steak frites dishes or creative variations thereof. To help you decide where to sample a few of the many options available during these coming wetter and colder months, we made a list of five places to tempt your taste buds and get you started on your steak frites journey. You will not be disappointed!
You can’t make a reservation at Brasserie L’Ecole, but the wait is definitely worth it. It’s always entertaining to chat with other charming patrons waiting in line for their table. Relish steak frites in a truly quaint environment. The impressive menu reflects an approach to using seasonal, locally available products cooked in a classic French-country style. Great service, great food, great cozy atmosphere perfectly sums up this popular Victoria restaurant.
Nautical Nellies Steak and Seafood House
Opened in 1997, Nautical Nellies at the corner of Broughton and Wharf has established itself as a premier steak and seafood destination. You can always count on the finest mouth-watering premium fine Angus beef. Aged a minimum of 28 days, the hand-selected beef is grilled to perfection with pride. Hand-sourced local and seasonal ingredients are superbly crafted into modern interpretations of classics, with a twist of innovative culinary fare.
The Keg Steakhouse & Bar
The Keg is a well-established steakhouse with two locations in Victoria. Fort Street and Quadra are both fabulous choices to appreciate the famous Keg atmosphere synonymous with big steak dinners. Delightful service and great food are a constant at all their locations. Steak frites although not on the menu are unquestionably available. Delicious premium steak accompanied by their Keg fries which are a little thicker than traditional frites but just as tasty! Your experience at the Keg will be high-quality service in a refined atmosphere with its delightful and delicious choices of steak and prime rib-focused menus.
Vis-à-Vis Bouchon Bar
Located in the heart of Oak Bay, Vis-a-Vis is a trendy, casual French bistro and bar using local ingredients to provide the best products in all of its dishes. With a “face-to-face” mentality, Vis-a-Vis is a personalized and engaging experience. The steak frites entrée is extremely popular, and locals return to reorder this delicious meal time and time again.
Finn’s Seafood Restaurant
With a varied menu offering something to suit all tastes, Finns is a great choice for an unmatched atmosphere, friendly service, and great food. Chef Richard Luttman and his team have created a menu offering at Finn’s that is delicious for all tastes. AAA house-cut steaks are a favourite for locals and visitors. Enjoy the ambiance in the red brick heritage building where you can soak in views of the Inner Harbor as well as the Parliament Buildings.