Victory Park Tavern

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$31 to $50
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Victory Park Tavern is a neighborhood restaurant, located in the heart of Rumson. Executive Chef Peter O'Connell uses his experience from the Culinary Institute of America to create wonderful cuisine by elevating everyday items into delicious treats.

We welcome you to join us for live music every Friday and Saturday night.
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j
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First time at Victory Park Tavern. Food was very good, came out quickly, service was great, will definitely be back.

MP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is fabulous! Already recommended to friends and family.

SK
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Appetizer was amazing! Highly recommend the tuna. However, my sister's chicken was over cooked, and my pasta didn't have much flavor. For the price, I expected much more. In addition, our service provider maybe did not recognize us as "regulars" so I do not think we got the "A" game. My mother asked for a second glass of wine that never showed up and both my sister and I mentioned that we were celebrating my brother's birthday and that we would like a dessert delivered and again it never showed up. Over all, great atmosphere, appetizer was fantastic, my sister said the chicken had great flavor but it was dry. I would say MEH. Not sure I would go back for more than a drink and to see the local live entertainment.

W
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great variety of choices but not too many. I had the Bolagnese which was tremendous with large chunks of veal, beef, and pork. I could have ordered a bunch of other entrees that looked delicious. The eggplant meatball and Ahi Tuna appetizers were uniquely prepared and presented. Atmosphere is rustic and warm. Live music on Friday and Saturday nights was a nice way to enjoy an after dinner drink at the bar. I would recommend you visit the Victory Tavern soon and you will find a new go to for a great night out!

LE
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It's loud and crowded on weekends. Food is good but without much novelty or brilliance and prices are slightly high, especially for fish. I've always liked the place and it's convenient, friendly, and easy. Service was excellent.

M
Adelaide / SA
7 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the redesigned Victory Park Tavern. The live music was a perfect volume to enjoy dinner and conversation. The food was excellent from the Autumn Salad to the Bread Pudding. My water glass was never more than half empty. The hostess, servers and bussers were all very personable and efficient. We had a huge variety of food from burgers to pork chops and all was delicious. We will be returning soon!

JJ
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time going and it was DELICIOUS! Had the lobster risotto, clam chowder and muscles. YUM! Service was fantastic, atmosphere welcoming...definitely go again. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

PP
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

First time to this restaurant- menu has great variety. Service was excellent. Generous portions of food- all appropriate temperatures when served & delicious. Warm bread pudding dessert outstanding!

LN
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was spectacular and the service was as well! So friendly and attentive.

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food and service were excellent but the noise level took away from the evening

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent. Went on Wednesday it’s Burger Night and they did look good. My wife and I decided on the Monk fish and Flat Iron Steak. Outstanding cooked perfectly. Appetizer was the eggplant meatballs and dessert was the bread pudding. All I can say is there both as advertised. Simply delicious. Wonderful selection of wines as well. Put this one on your list and go. You won’t be disappointed.

JR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

After hearing many good things since the name changed to Victory Park Tavern I finally got a chance to go there. I was not disappointed. Overall I think it is improved in every way. The atmosphere is warmer and more welcoming than before. The food is very good and the menu sufficiently diverse for most tastes. It was a full house on a Saturday night so the live music was a nice touch and the place was certainly enjoyable and alive. One of the owners, Nicole, was very attentive to insure that everything ran smoothly.

I happily recommend VPT to my friends and look forward to my next visit soon. Perhaps I will be back for Burger night on a Wednesday. For those interested in a # rating I guess somewhere between 4 and 5.

KL
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful red haired waiter. 👍🏻☘️
A real keeper !

OT
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing from the greeting, our waiter and the food!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fabulous, service outstanding!

CM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good, casual, fun place to go. We will definitely go back

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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SU
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great neighborhood gem. Food is always good. The staff always friendly and attentive.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience for a group of parents out for back to school night! Some couples joined last minute and the restaurant was so accommodating and so pleasant about moving tables and accepting new orders. The food is fantastic and so is the service! Our new favorite place in Rumson! The bar scene is fun too!!

D
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hostess was extremely nice

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great spot. Delicious, interesting food in a mirror casual atmosphere. Good cocktail menu and spit on service.

BS
Atlantic City
10 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent meal with great service. The menu could be enhanced

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We love the new look and feel a a well as food.

Continue to focus on the steps of service inconsistent from the wait staff long periods of delay between table visits we have been more then once. I am a GM of a hotel and I struggle with the same thing!

e
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love the new Victory Park!
Food is consistently great.
Service is always friendly.
It’s so nice to have this new addition to the neighborhood!

OT
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorites!

OT
Key West
18 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

love the atmosphere
service was great
servings were large and delicious, win-win

OT
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My meal, brick chicken, was exceptional. As fine as any dish in NYC. Service was friendly and attentive, albeit a bit slow from the kitchen. The new ownership has done an excellent job of redecorating whilst maintaining some of the original charm of the former restaurants legacy. VPT has carved a unique niche for themselves. Exceptional food with a relaxed atmosphere at reasonable pricing. It’s a gem.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal & great service. Enjoyed our booth-like table away from noisey bar. Loved my chicken-under-a-brick entree! A little pricey but will definitely come back again.

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Have been a constant customer for over 40
Yrs! Almost every Saturday.
It turned over couple of years ago, unfortunately was not satisfactory.
The newest owner/ chef is excellent. There are still servers left from the original. Service is great as always.
Ambiance is probably considered rustic, old library, dark wood look.
It is a local beloved place. Food is creative, lot of specials.

GB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went with a party of 7 to celebrate my son's 21st birthday. Incredible food, everything we had. Outstanding service from Donna. She was gracious to our challenging group(ages 4months to 86 years), was accommodating, and masterfully guided our decisions. Thank you.

JU
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Our booth was cozy and gave us just enough privacy without isolating us. Our server appeared to be overworked and not overly attentive. The food was delicious but took an extremely long time to come out of the kitchen. Couples seated after us received their entrees before we had even received our appetizers. Having said that, the Manager was gracious and apologetic and adjusted our check accordingly. The bar area was hopping with live music that sounded great even in the dining room. We will definitely give Victory Park another try.

PS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Overpriced for what you get! Good drink menu

G
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

First time there was Wednesday for burger night. App I shared was the eggplant meatballs, kind of mushy and unique, wouldn't get them again. Ordered the Beyond burger and asked if any GF buns but, unfortunately not. So instead I asked for greens and sautéed onions. Very disappointed, it's a frozen prefab something, tasted deep fried & didn't get any avocado mousse as specified on menu nor did I get the sautéed onion. I did get a slice of raw onion, (yuck), and chopped salad.
Service was prompt, and it's quite loud in the main dining room.

BD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

In an area that charges a lot for hospitality but delivers very little, VPC stands out as reliably good food and service.

G
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite neighborhood place.

MK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Restaurant refused to process my Open Table points

Chilean Sea Bass was gelatinous

LE
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely presentation on the tuna tartare appetizer--a very generous portion served with cubes of avocado. Definitely recommended. The grilled salmon was excellent--again, accompanied by a creative selection of mixed greens and sprouts. Service was fine and prices were fair. Glad the old bones of What's Your Beef are still present--very comfortable and cozy atmosphere.

CW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

love the old What's Your Beef. Love what you have done with the new Victory Park Tavern. Still a nice homey feel. love the open front bar windows

OT
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious Lobster risotto with large pieces of lobster.

E
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Service was very good, food was ok. For a family restaurant the price was a bit high. For the money I’d rather go to Angelica’s or Giorgio’ s