Off to Victoria BC
My daughter is having her convocation after getting her Masters and we need a place to have a good celebratory dinner.
Price is no object here. We leave Nov. 9 for the ceremony on the 10th.
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Well, that does not make it 100% to me then No matter how good the food is. Ambience is a very big part of the dining experience.
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Nov 1st, 2019 4:31 pm
I agree that Sooke Habour House was one of the best restaurants in Victoria arae and even in Canada. It won best restaurant in Canada award a number of years ago.thriftshopper wrote: ↑ The other possibility (so far away that I didn't even think of it as it is well over an hour's drive from Victoria) is the restaurant at Sooke Harbour House. My wife and I had the fixed menu there 5 years ago and it was the 2nd-most exquisite meal I've had in Canada (No.1 was the 1st visit to Toqué).
Only caveat is that we were there when the original owners had financial difficulties (showed in the somewhat worn and dated condition of the room, though the restaurant quality was still magnificent). A group of investors acquired the property and I have not been back since my first an only visit.
Nov 1st, 2019 4:47 pm
The funny thing is I think they were trying to make the ambiance better by having music.
Nov 2nd, 2019 8:34 am
I agree that music can certainly enhance the ambience.death_hawk wrote: ↑ The funny thing is I think they were trying to make the ambiance better by having music.
To me anyways it made it much worse.
I don't think they have music every night so if you go on a weekday you might be safe.
Better on a weekday anyways because like I said it's a closet so seating is an issue unless you want a 3 hour wait time.
Nov 2nd, 2019 1:17 pm
It usually does. But not at this volume so I actually agree.Pete_Coach wrote: ↑ I agree that music can certainly enhance the ambience.
Thing was though, the poster said they "ended up wearing ear plugs and my date and I ended up texting just so we could have dinner conversation. " and that it was "literally a closet".
Those things do not, in my opinion, help the ambiance at all
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Holy crap I just looked and it's now $82/person? That's crazy. Not long ago my wife and I went, and it was $100 for both of us including taxes and a generous tip.