Victory Park Tavern

4.6
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361 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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.

Special Prime Rib Dinner - Sunday, January 19th
Special Wine Tasting Dinner - Thursday, January 30th

Live music every Friday and Saturday night in the bar area.
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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food

C
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great vibe and casual. Perfect neighborhood spot with a great menu and very friendly staff!

LH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our second time there. First time eat in the bar area. This time we ate in the restaurant area. The food was amazing. Along with great service. Will be back again.

WT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice Relaxed environment, great food and great service. Wait staff is professional and well trained and go out of their way to make your experience exceptional.

K
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

wonderful neighborhood restaurant...great soups, salads and desserts...entrees varied and robust in portion and flavor

J
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience, excellent food, and even better service. Would come back here time and time again.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love dining at Victory Park. The help is friendly and informative Bartendars make excellent cocktails. The food is fresh and delicious.

R
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is excellent!! The pasta is homemade & this place is great all around!

A
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Service, apps and entree were very good. Cocktails and wine were stupid expensive. $14 for a glass of mediocre Cab...?

JM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything about this place. The food was top notch, creative dishes full of flavor. Outstanding chef! The special ribeye steak was cooked and seasoned perfectly. The service was excellent. I love the ambience and the bar has a great atmosphere.

FD
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My friend and her husband were performing on Saturday night at Victory and a friend and I decided to go and have dinner. We were very impressed with the cozy bar and restaurant and lively but comfortable ambiance. The hostess graciously offered us a table close to the bar area so we could see and hear my friend playing.

The thoughtful menu was meticulously detailed with mouth-watering entrees. Our waiter guided us to our final choices of the pork chop for me and short ribs for my friend. The pork chop was tender, juicy and flavorful. The short ribs were a sizable and tender portion. Both entrees were cooked to perfection.

We finished the meal with the chocolate brownie with ice cream which we shared and still had some leftover. I look forward to returning.

DZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. It has a European pub type atmosphere. Much better than the past restaurant (What’s Your Beef) We dine here often. The restaurant is always busy. I suggest making a reservation. On the weekends they have live entertainment in the bar area. Limited menu but with excellent options. My favorite is the Cedar Plank Salmon or the Double Cut Pork Chop . The consistency, presentation and the food keeps us coming back. DZ

GM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Servers were polite and super attentive as well. I will definitely be back

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Service was great - but food was only okay and bland . For the price of the food I was expecting an excellent meal and it was not - I could get the same quality steak from Texas Roadhouse for a fraction of the price

N
Naples
10 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I love to take my daughter and daughter in law out every once in awhile. Tonight we choose Victory Park! No disappointment! Food great service great!

DW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent, as well as the service. This place has changed hands over the years but I like this incarnation. It will be one of my favorites.

e
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is the neibhborhood restaurant we've been looking for!

LM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall1food2service3ambience1

I thought I was walking into a new restaurant only to find the only thing CV hanged was the name and the prices very high. It was disappointing. Menu options were limited and I felt like I was in a warped What's Your Beef. The french onion soup had the proper cheese on top, however, it was like eating gravy. The lamb chops were good, but not out of this world for a price tag of $38. The bolognese pappardelle was ok, again, not much sauce. This outing was for my birthday and I would have rather gone to Pazzo's in red bank or Jimmy's in Asbury. At least we would have gotten our monies worth and had delicious food and drink. I would not recommend this restaurant. Very disappointed in the end.

P
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

I made a reservation in advance for 5:15 on Sunday night. Hostess was rude, not helpful and said, well I do not have a table for two. No apologies and no attempt to make it right during the time we were there. We were finally seated in the library where a children’s large birthday party was in full swing! We were treated as an inconvenient after thought. I made a reservation in part because my daughter is confined to a wheel chair. We loved the old What’s Your Beef and have come to like Victory Park. The chef is ourstanding and the food is consistently delicious. The rudeness and lack of service was awful.

AC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food, service, and atmosphere were outstanding. A kitchen run by a talented chef with an inviting menu.

OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious for New Year’s Eve dinner.
I especially loved the appetizer of eggplant meatballs .
We will be going back soon.

AS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great New Years Eve dinner at Victory Park Tavern! The food & service were wonderful.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it & would go back again !

EN
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely casual dinner for six. Food made everyone happy. Though it was moderately noisy, we could hear each other speak. The romaine salad is my favorite!

DG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Basics:
2 Couples. Went for dinner then to listen to live music. Had reservation.

Negatives:
Took a little too long to be seated (Between 10 and 15 minutes) . Hostess texted me that my table was ready despite the fact that I was standing in front of the hostess stand. Had to ask for bread and butter.

Positives:
Diverse menu (Selection from Burgers to Sea Bass, Salad to Steak). Food was cooked and prepared well. Drink options were decent. Music was good, restaurant was comfortable and welcoming.

b
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Has become very good in both food and service...good vibe

DR
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local spot for excellent food and company. Wed is burger night and the burgers are great including the new Impossible Burger for those who want to avoid meat. They both came with french fries reminiscent of frites found at a French bistro. Victory Park also has an excellent wine list but you will pay extra for a non-house wine that is included in the burger night special.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance! Peter, the chef/owner, is remarkable in creating unique fresh delicious food.

SD
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Came with friends on a chilly pre-Christmas evening. Very cozy atmosphere. Two of us had the special gnocchi which was a bit disappointing. Lots of chopped vegetables but no real sauce or flavor tying it together. Another had the special scallops and risotto and liked it a lot. Ditto the pork chop. We sat on the side which made the noise level tolerable. Would definitely recommend.

SG
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love going there!! They have a good band there too! Great Food and Drink!

BS
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious! Presentation , quality and quantity spot on. Love their cocktail selections!Tuna tower was so fresh and grilled octopus tender and grilled perfectly. Our server Gita was so sweet with a great sense of humor and very attentive. So happy to have a wonderful neighborhood restaurant with a great menu and fun bar with live music!

EG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The recent updates combined with live music create a great vibe.

N
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Liked the friendly welcoming staff and good service. Food was very well prepared, served hot and delicious ! I will return !

TT
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu!

j
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
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
9 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!