Victors
Victors

Victors

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.victorsbistro.com/
  • Phone: 8436650846x
  • 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, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (bar only), Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: S Irby St
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Victors
Here at Victors 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. Victors 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
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Victors reviews from OpenTable diners
59 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (45)romantic (30)fit for foodies (23)neighborhood gem (22)notable wine list (15)good for groups (14)great for lunch (13)vibrant bar scene (12)great for outdoor dining (12)hot spot (11)great for brunch (10)late-night find (6)kid-friendly (6)scenic view (1)Show More
  • one of the best!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    This has been one, if not the best restaurant. Simply the best meal and atmosphere we have had in quite some time!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great ambiance, overpriced
    Natrose240
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    upscale / romantic / piano music was an added bonus to the ambiance / loved the paintings / food was tasty but portions were tiny and everything was a la carte.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very disappointing
    Weetie1VIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Very disappointing. The Food was barely okay and way overpriced and the service was slow.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beah
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The dining experience was wonderful as always, however, we were more than a little disappointed that the menu had changed and many of our favorite dishes are no longer on the menu. I liked the new wait staff uniforms. The service was not on par with previous visits.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great ambiance, but pricey
    EmegyVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Interesting new menu but the price is high for our area and at the same time, the potions are small. In my opinion, a $25 5 oz filet should come with something (at least a token vegetable or side) - this is not NYC where you expect for all sides to be a la carte.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience
    Datenight1
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner! The feel of the restaurant is romantic and relaxing. This restaurant is definitely going on my favorite places list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    ByronVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Victors took care of us before the Florence Little Theater show on Tuesday 9-9-14 by giving us quick professional service along with a great meal. This is a good spot for all occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent beef!
    villefoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Victor's now carries Myers beef, which is grass-fed and free-range, no hormones, wonderful! A true treat to find this in Florence. Chris's service was also excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Victors is great for Florence!
    Downtown1
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We loved the bar area to relax while waiting on our table. Once seated, the service was very slow. We waited 10 min for water and then we received the oil and vinegar for our bread, but no bread. A manager came by to check on us, we politely asked for bread and after that the service was much better. Our first course and main entree followed very shortly. I was disappointed in the service to begin with, but felt better after receiving the rest of our meal promptly. We hope Victors continues to be successful in downtown Florence!! We always look forward to going. The outside music was such fun too!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Supprise!
    welovesuprises
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Because of Open Table we were able to enjoy this pleasant surprise so close to home. My wife and I enjoyed it very much. Overall experience was above average.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • EXCELLENT!
    underH20welder
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    great spot - awesome building - just too cold! needed a jacket!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • luv2eat
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect
    tripfood
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Service was amazing....staff was extremely accomodating! Our waiter was great and he actually reccommended a more suitable dinner choice for my taste.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great find
    ortleyites
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    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!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful dining experience
    liz2234
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    One of my favorite places to eat in Florence. It is such a vibrant atmosphere, and the wait staff were superb!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprising
    coateddiVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    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!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • maddog
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Superb!! The food was outstanding and the service second to none.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A much improved Victor's
    JLLfoodloverVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chic and modern with southern charm
    lovetotravel
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Loved the atmosphere. Our server, Nick, was excellent with his service and drink suggestions, and food was great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Florence South Carolina Foodie Find
    charlestondiningfanVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    Thinktwice
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Walt
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed in New Brunch
    flodiner
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    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?
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice evening spot
    K2h3mVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good but inconsistant
    Best
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WOW! Some really awesome changes!
    3gullsandabouyVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find!
    JP67
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Stayed at Hotel traveling 95 very nice surprise finding Victor's! Upscale and comfortable. Definitely would go back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and Atmosphere
    eattolive
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 28 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 192 reviews are from the Victors reviews archive.
  • Could be a great place but...
    3gullsandabouyVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quiet table not so quiet!
    grandfoodieVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I Like Victor's... Could be great.
    3gullsandabouyVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great atmosphere, ok food
    JLLfoodloverVIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food but service was poor
    CarolW
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great ambience
    L2eatout
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Great changes made to the restaurant compared to their old building. New menu is very good. Overall excellent.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Evenbetter at new site.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Traveller
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date Night
    Blank
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.