About Steamship Grill & Bar
Come to Steamship Grill & Bar as you are. There you will unwind; feeling more relaxed, refreshed and refueled as your visit unfolds. Casual, yet upscale, the atmosphere will be comfortable and welcoming to locals and visitors to the Inner Harbour. The decor honours the heritage of the working waterfront with elements that compliment the timeless quality of the original Steamship Terminal building.
Our chef’s approach will emphasize hand-crafted and ethically produced ingredients featuring British Columbia and, in particular, Vancouver Island ranchers, micro-brewers, vintners and artisanal producers that share his vision and passion for fresh, local & sustainable.
Our bar features the best local and international wines including 8 signature by-the-tap varietals. Our draught selection features local breweries dedicated to their craft.
Seafood, Tapas / Small Plates, Steak
Hours of Operation:
4:30pm - 10:00pm
CAN$31 to CAN$50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
There are plenty of metered parking stalls as well as 1 and 2 hour parking spots within a 3 block radius of the restaurant.
Private Party Facilities:
We have a small (8 person) private room with A/V capabilities. This will cater to not only a working business-style luncheon or dinner function, but also to special occasion diners celebrating a birthday, anniversary, graduation, etc.
In conjunction with the Bateman Gallery above us, we will also be able to cater to larger groups (up to 80). We can accommodate anything from a stand up cocktail and appetizer style reception to a full sit down dinner.
Private Party Contact:
Steve Baert, General Manager: 7784336736x
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Steamship Grill & Bar Ratings and Reviews
We should have chosen to sit on the pati ...
We should have chosen to sit on the patio. Inside was fine, but we realized halfway through that the patio was the best place to be because there were heaters, blankets and wind blockers to stay comfortable and enjoy the spectacular view. That was my only regret. Everything else was fabulous.
The service was poor. It took over 50 mi ...
The service was poor. It took over 50 minutes to receive my main course and the food was cold when it arrived at my table. Also, the waitress did not check in with my husband and I to inform us of the wait time. She was also annoyed with us when we ask her to explain why it took 50 minutes to received our main douse. In addition, the waitress told me and my husband that she was busy taking orders for a table of 20 customers/ tourists and did not have time to inform us of the long wait time. She also told us that the restaurant was short staffed because most of the waiters were students and had returned to school, and then she dismissed us by saying I hope you have a nice evening. This type of service is unacceptable!!!!
We celebrated our 50th wedding anniversa ...
We celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary breakfast on their fabulous waterfront patio overlooking the beautiful Victoria Inner Harbour. Treated to the amazing water taxi ballet on the harbour. Every chair on the patio has a cozy blanket and the overhead heaters were there if needed. Will certainly be our "go to" restaurant when downtown. Oh yes, the food was AMAZING and the service second to none.
loved it that they had blankets on the c ...
loved it that they had blankets on the chairs ready - just in case Victoria's weather changed…how novel !! disappointed that when it started to rain and our neighbours at another table (who were a lovely couple visiting Victoria from England) were getting dripped on and the staff didn't check on them…we did (being the good Canadians we are and local born and raised) suggested they move their table in towards our so they could stay dry……we ended up having a lovely visit with them…for $32 I thought the seafood melody was a little shy…however the seafood salads were totally loaded….!! our server was great, helpful and made positive suggestions ! I was very grateful that he double checked on things due to my cilantro allergy.
We had a lovely birthday dinner for our ...
We had a lovely birthday dinner for our son! The view was just amazing and the service was good, a very pleasant waitress! It was a perfect summer evening to enjoy the harbour view. Your prawn chicken bowl was delicious! Thank you!
Beautiful views of Victoria's inner harb ...
Beautiful views of Victoria's inner harbor and delicious food. The interior restaurant was rather noisy, but the patio was much better. Blankets and heaters make the patio accessible most of the year.
Wonderful building that once served steamships arriving in Victoria. Great place to view the sunset.
The food was excellent and our server wa ...
The food was excellent and our server was good. However, we were disappointed that the reservation only secured us a table inside, which was completely empty anyway. Because we wanted to eat on the patio (which is massive in size) we had to wait for 30 minutes for a table, just as long as people who had not made reservations. That was a disappointment as there was no advantage to reserving a table. We decided to order a drink at the bar while waiting for our table. The bartender was very unfriendly and gave us our bill before asking us if we wanted another drink. When we asked if we could have it transferred to our table because we were dining in, she made us feel very uncomfortable as if she was annoyed. That put a sour taste in our mouths before we even were seated at our table. Luckily, the food made up for the issues with service.
My only complaint was that the portions ...
My only complaint was that the portions that I had and that I saw on other tables were very small - fish and chips = two small pieces and a little more than a cupful of French Fries. Better value at a nearby fish and chip stand.
This review could be titled, "very good ...
This review could be titled, "very good food with an whoops!" First, the location was superb. We sat outside on the inner harbor only a few hundred feet from the Empress with its facade at sunset. The salad was very good with a honey vinaigrette. My mussels were more than plentiful with a tasty broth (thought a bit saucy). My wife's flatbread had a generous amount of crab and shrimp.
Now, the problem. First, often servers are trying to get the drink order almost before one sits. We did wait. After another pause our server took our order. He asked if we wanted our salad first. Thankfully, we said yes. After some 45 minutes our server came over and apologized that there had been a mix up in the order. He would expedite it. It finally came. We arrived before 8 pm and left about 9:45, mostly waiting for our meal. While the manager generously waived our bill, there was no excuse for our wait. Our server simply did not keep his eye on our table, and only at the end realized that we had not received our entree. I could add, as a water drinker, I do often get a glass refill. I had to signal another server with my request.
We would trust that someone else would not face the same outcome.
Love the venue. We sat outside on the pa ...
Love the venue. We sat outside on the patio and every chair had a blanket on it in case we needed it. The menu had wide and varied selections, the beer list was very good, wines also quite nice.
I have eaten here before and been equally pleased.
The food was good, nice selection of sea ...
The food was good, nice selection of seafood and non-seafood options, excellent drinks. However, unless you sit outside or on the upper level by the windows, the ambience wasn't that great. Our table was open to a passageway for tourists constantly walking by. Fairly expensive and small portion sizes.
Typical mediocre seafood restaurant whic ...
Typical mediocre seafood restaurant which relies on its harbor view. Food was average, cost expensive, and service was non-existent. Get off the harbor for higher quality restaurants with better food and servers who actually care that you are dining
Was disappoint in the food as it seemed ...
Was disappoint in the food as it seemed to be a little overcooked for seafood but still love going there as it has an incredible view of one of the most beautiful harbours.
I would recommend it to anyone who wants a great view, atmosphere, and experience of a beautiful spot in Victoria
Ate here twice while in BC. Great seafoo ...
Ate here twice while in BC. Great seafood chowder...don't miss it. Ordered the salad with seafood which was good. All staff is more than attentive and friendly.Gave it only four stars since menu seemed to me to be limited for my taste.
the palce is in a very nice liberty bui ...
the palce is in a very nice liberty building well remodeled. Of course it is a large restaurants hence it doesn't have an outstanding atmosphere per se. But the food was basic and very well made and the waiter was extremely capable and kind. The price was very acceptable, in this help in being positive. very good last dinner in Victoria BC
Everything was perfect. Great service, ...
Everything was perfect. Great service, delicious food with lots of variety on the menu and the location can't be beat. They even provide a blanket in case you feel chilly in the evening. I look forward to my next visit 😊
Morgan, our server was outstanding with ...
Morgan, our server was outstanding with her honest looking smile and constant good service.
The food was well presented and definitely to be recommended to friends who appreciate good food. My friends liked the wine. I don't drink any. But Morgan went out of her way to make me some fresh coffee.
It was too noisy for me personally and that was even with the restaurant being only half full. Of course, many can handle this.
Keep up the good work and if you can do anything about the noise level, i'll surely appreciate it.
The view is the primary reason we decide ...
The view is the primary reason we decided to celebrate out anniversary at Steamship, but the service we experienced made the event outstanding. The host was courteous and efficient; the server was friendly and provided good recommendations. We each had the Halibut and enjoyed it so much we have recommended it to friends. We will not wait until a whole year for our second anniversary before we visit again.
Thanks Steamship Grill and Bar for helping us make our 1st anniversary special.
Went here with a friend for Sunday brunc ...
Went here with a friend for Sunday brunch. The food was good and reasonably priced. Had a table on the outdoor patio overlooking the harbour. Great patio because you can sit under the large canopy that covers three quarters of the patio or sit in the other quarter which has direct sunlight. I also went once recently for dinner with my husband and it was very tasty and well presented. I haven't been there on a cold night yet but they're also numerous patio patio here heater scattered around under the canopy.
The siloin was tough, the mashed potatoe ...
The siloin was tough, the mashed potatoes were cold, the rice with the salmon almost cold. We couldn't get an espresso after 21.00 pm, because Starbucks inhouse was already closed.
it's a pity, then the view on the harbour is great.
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