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Victor's Bistro
Victor's Bistro

Victor's Bistro Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.victorsbistro.com
  • Phone: (843) 665-0846
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (bar only), Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: S Irby St
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Victor's Bistro
Here at Victor’s you’ll experience the broad array of delectable Continental and regional American cuisine. Each time you visit, we’ll add to your enjoyment with truly exquisite USDA Select ’hand-cut’, 21-day aged Angus® steaks, fresh seafood dishes selected daily, Grilled Rack of Lamb, house-made sauces and a wondrous array of tapas, just to name a few. Victor’s only uses the freshest and most local ingredients when preparing our delectable gourmet creations.
In the main room enjoy a more casual dining experience at its finest as you dine to the relaxing piano melodies of Peggy Yarborough. If you prefer a more formal dining atmosphere, our Garden Room is the perfect setting. Here you can relax in the quiet opulence of a Southern plantation dining room and savor a unique dining experience.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
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Diner Reviews
  • "Nick was our waiter and did an outstanding job managing 5 old friends that hadn't seen each other in years! Every aspect was top notch! Will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "My wife and I have been here several times. Most recently to celebrate our 28th anniversary. The experience was FANTASTIC from the reservation process with Open Table all the way through the check. Service was GREAT and the food UNBELIEVEABLE."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Read about Victor's and made a slight detour to have dinner there; best decision we made. Everything we ordered was amazing; tuna appetizer, salmon and steak dinners, and the banana cheesecake were all perfectly prepared. Our server (Maurice) was great and he suggested we finish our drinks outside so we could listen to the singer."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Service was amazing....staff was extremely accomodating! Our waiter was great and he actually reccommended a more suitable dinner choice for my taste."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Located inside the hotel Florence, thus, you may pass it. This place is very classy and comfy. Superb food and drink. The braised short ribs were the best i've had. Awesome!!"
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "One of my favorite places to eat in Florence. It is such a vibrant atmosphere, and the wait staff were superb!"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Florence SC is working on revitalizing its downtown but overall it's not the most upscale or cosmopolitan community...Nonetheless, Victors Bistro was a delight. A truly creative culinary experience. The Cioppino was fantastic! We were in Florence longer than we wanted to be because of car trouble and this was balm to our jangled nerves! If you stop in Florence on your way north or south on I95 it is well worth the stop!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Superb!! The food was outstanding and the service second to none."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "We were a party of 6 and all of us were pleased with our food. I had the pasta primavera with cajun alfredo sauce and it was very good. Our server was also very good and knew a lot about the menu items."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • " I wasn't sure how Florence would live up to my food experience in NY, London, Paris and Tokyo but it did. The restaurant sits in the newly renovated Florence Hotel and is the anchor of Main Street revitalization. Splitting various dishes gave us a taste of the menu. The food which they say is locally sourced is very good. The decor of Victor's is modern with southern charm. White linens with black/white houndstooth banquettes give a modern feel. Black/white houndstooth is not over done. Perfect. Exposed brick wall gives renovated feel and white columns in the bar give a southern touch. Our waiter gave excellent service with adequate knowledge of the menu. I will eat here every time I return."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Loved the atmosphere. Our server, Nick, was excellent with his service and drink suggestions, and food was great."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "We often pass through Florence on I-95 and I-20 and finally made it to this highly-recommended restaurant (and the great-looking Hotel Florence). The vibe, food, and service are all top-notch. The menu is creative and southern-leaning....highly recommended!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Quiche & Mac & cheese luke warm. Thought we would get fresh fruit in season but fruit was previously frozen. One ordered ch. salad on croissant w/i fries but rcvd. Ch. salad w/i fruit that had been frozen, not slices of fresh melon. Corn bread was delicious. Waitress was fine."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Great find in the old downtown section of Florence. Varied menu to suit most visitors. Good wine list featuring several European wines. Soups were fantastic, and the entree portions were just right. Great staff and fun bar. Lance, the bartender was especially noteworthy. Slightly long wait for the entrees, about 25-30 minutes (no reason offered by the staff), but well worth the wait."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "We were looking forward to the brunch menu that we had experienced multiple times before. Found that there was only a buffet which does not particularly suit our dining requirements. Also we were very surprised that they were out of regular coffee! How can you not have coffee available for a Sunday Brunch?"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Food was very good. Pasta was homemade. Calamari was excellent - lightly breaded, cooked to perfection, nice spices. The seafood soup was too mildly seasoned for me but was still good. Loved the artwork on the walls and the overall character of the place."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "My victors experiences have either been outstanding or bland and disappointing. Thursdays experience was a disappointment. The mozzarella chicken seemed less favorable than usual. The fillet was a little disappointing g as the exterior was dry and the interior under cooked. I will continue to dine at victors but must be prepared for unreliable level of food and service. The waitress Thursday (don't even remember her name) was un-engaged and distant. On the other hand, Brad, who waited the table next to us was on point. He was lively and seemed informed. We listened to him describe options to his table and wished he were ours."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "These guys get it... We even asked, "What changed"? We were told a new general manager. Well, bravo! The menu has changed to a higher level, the presitation was oh so much better and the quality and taste of the food in one word... AWESOME! We travel a lot... While traveling, we seek out the higher rated restaurants and are rarely disappointed. But we have always wondered why locally, here in Florence, the restaurants all lack that special nitch when it comes to great food, fit for food snobs... Lol... "Foodie". Well, now we can say, "Victor's" is our local 5 star choice. Congratsulations and thank you!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "I was traveling on business with associates and had supper at Vuctor's. Food was great and they were able to handle our large group with ease."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Florence lacks nice, non-chain places to go. So, Victor's stands out as having a very nice atmosphere. Sadly, the food is usually just average. I so wish and hope they will acquire a great chef that takes ownership of the menu and pride in what is served. I think a great chef will excite and set the tone for the management and servers to also step up their game. Service comes down to who you get at Victor's. It's a roll of the dice... friendly, knowledgeable and professional staff should be the standard not the exception. This particular morning, I had to track down out waitress twice just to get refills on our coffee. And let me say, it was not a busy morning."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "We asked for a quiet table and lo and behold got seated right by the bar and door to the kitchen. Other than that the food was good, but we felt a little overpriced."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Awesome atmosphere... Love everything about Victor's but the food. The food is always just average. So wish they could take it to the next level."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "The food and service was just ok. Our flatbread came out under cooked and cold. Our server wasn't aware of all the specials. They also took the best menu item off the menu."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Loved it on previous visits but this time steaks were over seasoned, waiter didn't mention specials, had to ask for bread with meal, wines we wanted were not available. Really a disappointing experience."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Great changes made to the restaurant compared to their old building. New menu is very good. Overall excellent. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "We have been dining at this restaurant over the years when passing through Florence. The restaurant is even better in its new location, with an improved menu and ambience."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Food was good except my steak was overdone and had to be returned. The process of explaining to the waiter was a little more awkward then it needed to be. I think he was inexperienced. The 2nd steak was fine and a comp dessert was offered."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "The food was good and the outdoor dining was romantic. However, I would recommend putting up a wooden fence, with maybe a mural on it, blocking the view of the parking lot, construction and port-a-lets from the work on a nearby building. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Filet was done just as I liked it and it was perfectly seasoned, which I usually do not find to be true. My companion was not that hungry and she ordered scollops wrapped in bacon and she loved it and so did I when I tasted it."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "Surprisingly good restaurant in a friendly hotel lobby."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Perfect ambiente and sooooooo good service and Food....we come again "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Victor's is considered to be one of the best restaurants in the Florence area. On a previous visit, I had an enjoyable experience. I cannot say the same for my recent visit. The positive was a nice atmosphere and private. The fact that they accept reservations was the main reason for my choice. Unfortunately, I could not overlook that the waiter was inexperienced, the orders were all confused, refills of beverages were nonexistent, some items arrived cool, and some selections were not available. A gentleman that appeared to be a manager was very personable. However, he offered no formidable solution to the many inconveniences nor a sincere apology."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We had a lovely evening at Victor's. The service was excellent as was the food. The menu is imaginative with a nice variety of local cuisine. Don't be put off by the neighborhood, this is a beautiful spot."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "Graduation was a big deal for me! Victor's Bistro added that hint of sparkle that made my whole day shine. The moment I walked in I was greeted sincerely. I'm impressed with atmosphere as well. Definitely an incredible place to experience! Will be back soon!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Our waitress, Haley, was very good, friendly, and attentive. Food was also very good except for the dessert."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "We get off the interstate in Florence, but rarely venture past the fast food and chains. My wife checked OpenTable and was pleased to find a restaurant there that was in OT. We made a reservation and were pleased to find a gem in the old down-town. The management (George Floyd) was very much in evidence, the waiter was good without hanging over the table, and the chefs had an innovative menu with lots of local touches and flexibility in the sides."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "We were disappointed that the first two bottles of wine that we tried to order, based on the wines listed on the iPad that the server provided, were not available. The 3rd attempt for a different wine was available. The short ribs that are on the menu were not available. The wine and food was very good. The desserts were fabulous."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Had a very enjoyable dinner at Victor's Bistro. Stayed overnight in Florence, SC on a trip North. Searched for the top restaurant in Open Table and Trip Adviser. Not disappointed. Beautiful dining area, great service, and excellent food. Didn't expect to find a gem like that in a downtown area that has suffered in the downturn."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "The new restaurant is very nice. Unfortunately, our food was not good. Our steaks were either under or overcooked which ruined the meal. Won't be coming back."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Had a great meal. The restaurant was cold, several people kept their jackets on while eating. Not sure if that is unusual or the norm. Great atmosphere. Would go back."
    Dined on 3/14/2014