Victory Park Tavern

4.4
298 reviews
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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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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

V
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

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
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Overpriced for what you get! Good drink menu

G
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

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
6 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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
4 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Favorite neighborhood place.

MK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Restaurant refused to process my Open Table points

Chilean Sea Bass was gelatinous

LE
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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
30 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious Lobster risotto with large pieces of lobster.

e
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

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

OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed our first trip to Victory Park Tavern. The burgers were excellent. The servers were attentive.

MB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service & outstanding food! This was our 4th visit, love this place!

MN
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great place, food & service. Will go again!

KM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I liked the relaxed atmosphere of the restaurant. I had the french onion burger & fries which was delicious. The server split the caesar salad for my husband and me, we appreciated that. We ordered brussel sprouts a bit late but they came out quickly. Unfortunately, the kitchen forgot to season them so they were bland. Service was a bit slow, the food overall was very good but I feel the prices were a bit on the high side.

MG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Service was slow. Food was good. I found entrees were pricey. My friend was served 4 scallops. Her dinner cost $36.

AM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the Cedar planked salmon and my friend enjoyed the mushroom and goat cheese ravioli. We shared the burrata as and appetizer and finished with the delicious chocolate pudding. Its always delicious at Victory Park Tavern. Highly recommend!

GG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great local spot, great bartenders, good food, but next time I order the steak, hopefully it'll be cooked the right way.

g
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent on all counts.
The only criticism was that the wine and cocktail list was rather limited.

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We’ve been to that location for forty years.
This new owner is superb!
Ambiance is pretty much the same, which we enjoy!

OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good local dining, good menu selections, good service

D
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Relief that Victory Tavern has been successful! We missed “What’s Your Beef” ... But this is a wonderful replacement‼️
Keep up the good work🙃

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Super burgers!
Great spot!

D
New York Area
87 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Went on a Wednesday and all in the party had burgers. Burgers cooked just right. Extremely noisy - couldn't hear anyone at the table. Will return but ask for a less noisy spot.

UG
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Really loud. Took away from the enjoyment of the evening. Food and service OK.

HD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, music, and service!

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Old style pub feel. Light music on weekends. Bar opens to street in summer. Great town. Theresa was very welcoming and gave us nice seating options. Ed P

c
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was good

WM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great little place; great food and good vibe. Ordered the Halibut which was cooked to perfection. The soft shell crabs were good; the only complaint is the the lobster sliders are mostly made with the lobster claws.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Went on a Friday evening and after 60 minutes never received our appetizer, dinner or any food we ordered

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s too loud to have live music!!!!

JI
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 5ambience 1

We have been there numerous times and always enjoyed ourselves. This time I was looking for a nice dinner with my wife and we were seated next to four guys probably in there early forties which you wouldn’t have know it by there behavior. They were done eating which I was guessing for a while and must have been drinking all day which continued at the restaurant. We were sitting right next to them with a small space just enough to fit someone between to get out which wasn’t the problem. The issue is they were visibly drunk, loud dropping f bombs every other word standing up at times challenging each other for almost every thing from basketball to horseshoes. We could not eat fast enough and get the bill, couldn’t even have a conversation with my wife over the yelling and neither the waitress nor the hostess said anything to them. We won’t be back anytime soon.

V
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice neighborhood restaurant. Will go back. Good bar scene if that is your thing. Rest of restaurant is child friendly

JP
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Everything was wonderful. App glad we found Chef Peter O'Connell again!!! We've had various menu delights, including burgers, pork chops, lobster risotto, Ann's the mint and pea soup! Everything = delicious!!

F
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food, very pleasant hostess. A good experience!

OT
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service “Linda” & the bus boys. We loved the food, the atmosphere and highly recommend this restaurant!

KS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

My burger was well done (ordered medium) but the staff was pleasant and attentive. The new burger was out within 10 minutes. Kathy was our server (wonderful!) and Theresa, the manager was very helpful.

Will definitely return.

J
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second visit to Victory Park Tavern and the food did not disappoint! I will be back for sure! Kathy was our server and was attentive and personable without being too overbearing.

FM
Tampa
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Way too loud. But all else was good. Food was very good.

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