Victory Meat & Seafood

4.6
210 reviews
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Welcome to Victory Steak & Seafood!
A Chef inspired neighborhood Eatery serving a selection of prime meats and seasonal fish in a Nantucket-casual-meets-city-chic neighborhood restaurant. Located in the heart of downtown Elmhurst, the lively space is fronted by an oyster bar and cocktail lounge offering classic cocktails, craft beer and a global wine list.
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Top notch food, service is excellent.
A must stop for cocktails and food.

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RZ
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Carlos was amazing. He made our evening together so wonderful. The food was cooked perfectly and the wine tasted great too. The octopus was grilled perfectly and the sea bass was cooked perfectly.

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w
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Phenomenal food and service.

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NC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is excellent, service is very good. A little loud but not unbearable. A little pricey but you get a lot of food. We've been there a couple of times and will be back

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ED
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was great except for our table. My husband has cane we were seated in back by the computers service area My husband’s back was to it and waiters and waitresses kept bumping into him.

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Very good food in a quaint setting. Highly uncommon in the ‘burbs!

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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great restaurant! Food & service excellent. However, surprised they only had one creamy salad dressing to offer. My husband loves a good wedge salad, but dislikes blue cheese. He asked for ranch & was told they didn’t have any other creamy dressings to offer. I have friends with the same exception to blue cheese. We won’t bring them here, unfortunately. In restaurant with $40 entrees, this is unacceptable.

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RV
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The best fish anyplace. The best service levels from all the people. Best drinks ever. What a place

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d
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love the food. Fun atmosphere. Only complaint is it seems every time we go (so far 5 times?) they are out of their special or oysters or other menu items. For example, went last week when they opened, early (4pm), and did not have the daily special (prime rib) or the beet salad. Food expensive for the burbs.

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DV
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food - the Sunday salad, bread and Sea bass speciality were ourstanding. Our server was very friendly and attentive.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an assortment of food that we split as a group. The steak; seafood and brick chicken is some of the best food you will find anywhere in Chicagoland area. The service was top notch and it is a fun place to people watch from the bar or a high top table.

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C
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meal & drinks were fabulous! Excellent service from the hostess, to the waitress, to the servers. Our dinners were from the specials menu (whitefish with a side of sauteed garlic spinach, and the fresh tuna. Both were excellent. We enjoyed our experience and we'll definitely make a return visit. It was a bit loud, but it adds to the excitement of a great meal. No complaints here!

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M
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The service at Victory is impeccable. I was so impressed with our waiter and his knowledge of the menu. The food was delicious but the steak could use a bit more seasoning. I hope they make the Brussels sprouts special a permanent item!

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CJ
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Hidden gem in Elmhurst. Food is fantastic, unique and very tasty. The service is second to none. The GM, Harrison is really incredible.

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CS
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been there 3 times. It is my favorite restaurant in the area. Excellent food each visit.

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P
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of the gems of the western burbs. The steaks (and all of the food) is great. The staff is super friendly and manger was very nice and accommodating. I almost hate writing such a great review because I’d like to keep this place a secret, but a place this good should get all the customers it can because they deserve it. The only knock I have is the back part of the dining room is meh. They could use a bigger space. Highly recommend this place.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The service was great and the cocktails were delicious but my risotto was undercooked. The flavors of the dish were great and the scallops were perfect but the risotto itself was a bit too hard and should have been cooked longer.

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Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great and service was better!!

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s
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

We picked this restaurant because honestly we waited too long to book Christmas Eve, and it was one of the only ones available at the time we needed. What a great place! The food was excellent. Filet was one of the most tender I’ve had and cooked perfectly. The brick chicken was outstanding too - tender and moist. I rated it overall as a 4 because if a few minor glitches in service. The gentleman in charge helped out in that department and they covered everything just fine. Atmosphere was good. Pretty basic trendy but not too much. Will be back!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 2

Steaks were cold. Literally cold

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LN
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a fantastic experience and are so glad we discovered Victory. Atmosphere is upbeat and trendy, reminds me of a downtown restaurant. We had the burrata salad, the misto griglio and the dover sole and all were very, very good. And the portions are huge. Our waitress Ashely was fantastic - knowledgeable, friendly and did not rush us at all. Overall a wonderful experience. We will definitely go back.

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PB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I ordered their sea bass and it was the best I have ever had- the entire meal and experience was outstanding and cannot wait to go back!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family in town for the holidays.

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h
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Second time there. Service was awful. Ordered steak medium rare came well done. Waiter disappeared several times. Place was empty , saw staff standing around in phones. Took 34 minutes to order apps and another 30 to order dinner.
Overpriced food was fair. Save your money and time

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A
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

Ordered bone in rib eye. Medium. Came out rare. They put it back on the grill. When it was brought back out it was still medium rare at best. We also had a side of asparagus that came out barely warm.

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SM
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

It’s always good. But I recommend ordering your steak a level below where you want it. I ordered rare-medium rare and it was definitely medium. This has been the same every time I’ve been there. Good quality.

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OT
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice local restaurant food is fantastic but pricey. Great location

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NB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

My husband and I visited The Victory for our anniversary as a friend recommended it and we loved it. I would have given 5 stars but we did not enjoy our Server all that much. We asked her about the Free Shrimp special and she wasn't sure and said she would ask and we had to ask her a 2nd time about the special. She seemed to lack knowledge all together about some of the dishes. Otherwise, the ambiance was fabulous, casually elegant. The food was amazing with a variety of delicious options. I would definitely recommend Victory and plan to go back.

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C
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, excellent service, lots of seafood options.

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JM
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was so noisy (plus I’m deaf minus 10), I couldn’t hear my date breathe. Darren and Hannah commandeered a four-top for us, where we could sit next to each other and make sense of the evening. A great meal, as always, but bending the rules in pursuit of the exceptional customer experience is treasured. Thanks, guys. We’ll be back.

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Everything was great. Food and atmosphere. Drinks too.

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j
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

J Mallek was our waitress and she was super! Thanks. We'll be back. Food was good. Saw the full page ad in the Elmhurst Independent and was very interested in the weekday specials.
j happel

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OT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Tough decision between fish or steak. Went with the filet, great decision

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AU
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely little restaurant in a quirky, fun part of town. My husband and I brought our 4 year old. We all had fun. I especially liked the oyster selection. Congrats to GM Jolie Schaefer! You run a tight ship.

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TJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cocktails and food were fantastic. A little issue with the order but the staff went way above and beyond to make it right. Have no issues going back, again and again..

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KG
Naples
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Harrison, one of the managers always impresses us. Obvious he loves his job and is doing all he can for people to have a great experience

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AK
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My sweet boyfriend found this GR8 place on the internet and chose it because of the AMAZING REVIEWS. YES....I ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT!!!! Drove by the restaurant on my way to work this morning and CAN'T WAIT TO GO BACK!!!!

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BB
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Get the brick chicken. Well, everything is good...

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MM
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Our food was just OK...very expensive for the food

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P
Naples
12 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a meal. From burata (with very special bread) as appetizer, to ribeye perfectly cooked, to a complimentary tiramisu for our anniversary, this was a five star meal with five star service.

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