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4.5 stars 90 reviews

Brasserie L'ecole

1715 Government St
Victoria, BC  V8W 1Z4

(250) 475-6269

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Editorial Reviews from the web
English
April 30, 2014

French country cooking with local ingredients and reliable service excel at this hopping yet cozy brasserie, where tables are first come, first served. Chef Sean Brennan provides the standbys: moules, steak frites, endive salad with lardons, rich onion soup, but the plats du jour really show off his chops. For example, chicken paillard ($23) with chard, pancetta, and chanterelles in a Dijon... more

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March 19, 2014

"High-quality" French cuisine built on "good ingredients prepared to mouth-watering perfection" earns Vancouver Island's Top Food honors for this "always-crowded" "true bistro" in Downtown Victoria; add in "exceptional", "knowledgeable" servers and a "relaxed" atmosphere, and fans have "no hesitation" about spending their "hard-earned money" here; P.S. no reservations, so be "prepared to wait."

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4.5 star rating
December 14, 2011

In the overheated world of food fashion, it's so refreshing to find simple French bistro fare deftly prepared and served at reasonable prices. L'Ecole's menu changes daily, depending entirely on what comes in fresh from Victoria's hinterland farms. Because honesty is what's on offer at this warm, comfortable restaurant, preparation is simple, no big reductions or complicated jus, just... more

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4.5 star rating
June 10, 2015

Never eaten here. That's because they appear unfriendly to single diners. When I went there was a queue ... however they didn't seem all that enthusiastic to accommodate me. The place has a tight-packed vibe of classy pretentiousness anyway.

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4.5 star rating
April 03, 2015

A true culinary experience. Worth the wait (no resos). Steak frites are always an excellent option. Highly recommended.

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4.5 star rating
February 28, 2015

Sean Brennan makes the best creme brûlée on the planet. Having done the "Creme Brûlée Tour of France", I feel qualified to make this judgement. ;-)

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February 26, 2013

Formerly a Chinese school, Brasserie L'Ecole is an authentic French-style brasserie. The interiors of this place are a rich blend of reds and browns with a polished wooden floor and slate-topped bar complementing it. The food is simple and the menu is dotted with the common specialties. Apart from these, wines are also available. The food, the decor as well as the warmth of this eatery are what... more

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May 21, 2012

Brasserie L'ecole is a French, Italian, and Contemporary restaurant where most Menuism users came for a family meal, paid more than $50, and tipped more than 18%.

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January 16, 2010

The multiple award-winning Brasserie L'ecole occupies what was once a Chinese schoolhouse (hence the name), with 14-foot ceilings, dark woods, and warm red walls. It looks every inch the French brasserie, and has the food and wine to match. Chef Sean Brennan is something of a local celebrity. He uses primarily local produce and meats to create classic French dishes like duck confit, steak... more

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