Vic's

Vic's

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.vicsnewyork.com/
  • Phone: (212) 253-5700
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday - 12:00pm - 5:30pm
    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday - 10:30am - 3:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday - 5:30pm - 11:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday - 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Marc Meyer
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: For your next special occasion or event we offer semi-private dining for 18-30 guests under skylight.
  • Private Party Contact: Joe Corns 8775787211

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lafayette & Bowery
  • Public Transit: Broadway & Lafayette
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking available on street after 6pm and/or private lot across the street at Lafayette & Great Jones.
A word from Vic's
In October 2014, partners Victoria Freeman, Marc Meyer and Chris Paraskevaides (Cookshop, Hundred Acres) introduce diners to Vic's on Great Jones Street in NoHo. Vic's resides in the re-imagined former space of Five Points, the Mediterranean restaurant that Freeman, Meyer and Paraskevaides opened together in 1999. After 15 years, the restaurateurs decided to renovate the space and the result--Vic's--is an entirely new establishment. Chef Hillary Sterling (A Voce, Lupa) presides over Vic's locally sourced Italian-Mediterranean dishes, including house made pastas and pizzas (made with New York State flour) and market-driven plates of antipasti and entrées. Vic's is open 7-days a week for dinner from 5:30-midnight.
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Vic's reviews from OpenTable diners
63 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (29)neighborhood gem (28)good for groups (23)hot spot (12)great for brunch (8)vibrant bar scene (7)notable wine list (7)great for lunch (5)romantic (5)special occasion (5)kid-friendly (4)late-night find (3)great for outdoor dining (0)Show More
  • inventive menu
    willard
    Dined on 11/24/2014
    such good food, great spirit; amusing wine commentary applied to a good & reasonable list. only wish is please oh please lower the music. sound level lively enough which builds to LOUD as evening progresses. shouting while eating is a bore.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JohnVIP
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    At least for white wine, a very weird wine list. Tasted the wine from Slovenia. Not at all interesting. Did not try the wine from Georgia. Had the Saumur which lacked freshness and was very dark.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    Food was just not on par. Apps were decent but pastas were terrible. Won't come back
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Vic's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    So good my husband went the next evening with a friend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find Near Public Theater
    MargieBVIP
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    Vic's, which is owned by the former owners of and replaced Five Points, is a wonderful addition to the dining choices in the area. Service is very attentive, food is of high quality and the room is large so that the noise level is reasonable. Good selection of beers on tap and nearness to both the Public Theater, NYTW and Soho Rep are other reasons we will return to Vic's whenever we're in the neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WVFoodie
    WVFoodieVIP
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    My husband & I had a wonderful time on Friday night at Vic's. The three dishes we picked were phenomenal (Pizza, Handbag pasta, & the oxtail). From start to finish, everything about your dining experience was perfect. Jio, our server, was extremely knowledgeable & attentive to our needs & time constraint (as we had an event to go to). The servers and bussers came by timely to clean our area. All in all, one of the best dining experiences we have had in a long time & we will be back. The host that night (a very nice gentleman) was also very kind & gave us a great table! We will be back to explore the rest of the menu!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pennsylvania
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    We were there on Friday for lunch. The service was very nice and the food was delicious. It would have been nice to have bread on the table.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Missing 5 Points!
    FullPermissionLiving
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    5 Points, formerly in this location, was one of our favorite lower Manhattan restaurants. Vic's does not do its predecessor justice. Looks like they spent too much money on a sterile renovation, and scrimped on the menu, chef and wait staff. Decent fare, but 5 Points used to be stellar.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Simply put -- a great reataurant
    DeadlyDragon
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Vic's is one of those great spots that is great for whatever you would like it to be. On the one hand, it could be a romantic spot for a date with luxurious food, great wines and intimate service; on the other hand, the restaurant is casual and human enough to be able to go with kids -- both hip and familiar at the same time. The food sticks to a high standard of regional Italian favorites -- crisp, light and pungent pizzas; toothsome pastas, a ridiculously tender pork shoulder, mustardy roast chicken with incredible brussell sprouts that made me re-think my dislike FOR brussel sprouts. Deserts are great, but maybe a little limited -- wish they had a selection of sorbet or ice cream! Otherwise a completely perfect spot!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PeanutVIP
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Our service was very accommodating - even honoring a special request. The menu was intriguing. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great New Old Place
    susan
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Vic's, the restaurant housed in the same place and owned by the same owners as Five Points, is fabulous in every way. I loved the original and now am in love again with this snazzy space and it's exciting menu. Everything I ate was executed perfectly, with flavors that were both sophisticated and simple.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slippery Tabletops
    Brestored
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Our party of 6 was seated in the stark, white back dining room of the restaurant, a very different atmosphere from the modern yet cozy front room. The main difference was lighting and decor. The back room's round, white, pie piece tables made of the same plastic as outdoor patio furniture were so slippery that utensils and glasses slid off of their own volition. I had to hold my husbands plate to stabilize it as he cut his steak to ensure it would not fall in his lap. We mentioned the phenomenon to the waiter and busboys who all seemed quite aware of the precarious issue. Why not put down place matts? Better to change the "look" of the tables than alter the clothes of the patrons with spilt plates of food and expensive red wine...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Need to get it together
    MackeyVIP
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Casual nice environment, salad delicious, but heavy-handed entrees that don't come with veggies, grains or such. Unfortunately, the three side dishes offered were not that great. Vic's tries to please but somehow misses.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great new find
    DowntowngirlVIP
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Love the change simple but fresh and new. Great new food menu .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Five Points Replacement
    RSMMathewsVIP
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Vic's is in the old Five Points location. Its very moderately priced menu is a welcome addition to the neighborhood. Wish I could say the same for the wine prices which are not. I went specifically for the pizza which was a mistake. Having just had the most spectacular pizza ever at Marta, Vic's was truly a disappointment. It's thin crust suffered from too much topping which made the middle a sodden mass. However, the Burrata with Mushrooms was very good and the Rye Flour Pasta entree with Lamb was hearty and earthy. Altogether worth a visit but I do hope they fix the pizza.
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  • Pretty good
    Hobo636
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    2 of us did a casual date night dinner on a Wednesday in late October. The hostess and server were professional, friendly and appropriately casual. The menu was diverse and interesting without being over engineered. Price points seemed about right except for the wine list. Although a trend in Manhattan lately, gouging on prices for wine by the bottle is customer unfriendly. The little neck clams and tortellini were very good. We also had a pork entree which was tasty and tender but a little salty for us. We tried a pizza which was ok but was our least faborite and could have used some more thought and crispness. We had a simple $62 Rioja. We did not try dessert I would return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • acoustics
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    I loved Five Points and miss the ambiance and the ability to find a quiet corner! The food was fabulous, but the noise level is so over the top. There is nothing to absorb the volume. It is unfortunate, because the food was so good.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sad to see it in this reincarnation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Food was expensive for the portions size , floor and walls contributed to high noise level and service did not match Five Points' friendly atmosphere.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • vics
    xxxx
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    restaurant recently opened. very friendly service. design open. good views. tables well spaced for comfort and conversation. very good food
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • New Kid on the Block
    MargieBVIP
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Vic's, which recently opened on Great Jones Street replacing 5 Points, has the same ownership and a slightly different slant on the menu. Featured are excellent pizzas with inventive toppings, pastas, a variety of vegetable-based appetizers and a several entrees. There are beers on tap, a long, welcoming bar at the entrance and numerous extremely helpful servers. Convenient to the Public Theater, Vic's is a good choice for a quick meal or more leisurely dining.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • AWESOME PLACE!
    Remy
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    This place nailed it. Friendly service from the moment we walked in. We had some great cocktails, I suggest the spiked plum drink. Food is relatively inexpensive for the portion sizes. Had a great time sitting in one of their wooden bench type booths. Cool scene, amazing pastas, and delicious selections of wines to go with it. Finished our meal with some grappa I had never heard of too. Will return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unappealing menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Besides the varieties of pizzas, the menu is rather off-putting - ox tail for a main course - really? Then, the pizza isn't all that spectacular.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    CandFVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Was very excited about this place opening up. Sad to say that it was mediocre at best. Pastas were overly salty, pizzas were caked with flour. White wine we were served was room temperature.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointed
    Nynyer
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Five Points was one of my favorite restaurants, and it is disappointing that it has been replaced by this rather ordinary place. The food was good, not inspired. Our waiter was nice but clueless. They charged $3 for a few pieces of bread and a dip that should have been complimentary. Little things like that - nothing to nosh on while waiting for your order, no tablecloths on ugly tables, having to ask for our wine to be kept chilled instead of just left in the table, took away from the experience, but it was more than that - the place is just ordinary, whereas Five Points was something really special. It's unfortunate for Vic's that it will be compared to Five Points because of its location, but it will, and it doesn't measure up.
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 39 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
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