Victory Meat & Seafood

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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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4.3based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.4
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4.4
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o
Chicago
123 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good appetizers with delicious grilled seafood. The cocktails were wonderful and excellent wine list. Really solid and always a great experience.

M
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place with great food and service. Jalapeño hash browns one of best sides EVER!! Meat is high quality. Salmon was delicious.

Go on Friday and ask to speak to Frank, he is a host with great personality and life stories.

Excellent experience from start to finish.

D
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience5

This is a pass! Great location and friendly people only go so far. Way overpriced!!! Poor value. Friday night special is steak and lobster. Let’s just say it’s not special. Asked for salt, it never came. Not sure they have any as not much seasoning on anything. Steak bland. Lobster over cooked. Forget the oysters. Just pass all around. Better off going to Perry’s in Oak Brook. Hell of a lot better food for the same price. One positive. The bartender, Olivia, is absolutely awesome! .

No reason to add photos of sub par food.

BS
Chicago
118 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Four of us enjoyed a Thursday dinner at Victory. We shared meatballs and baked clams. The Dover Sole,
Whitefish and King Salmon were tasty.

CD
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Not the best dining experience I've had. First, we were seated in the back, by the service station, office, kitchen and bathrooms - I understand someone has to sit there but it was overly noisy and not the best ambiance. At first glance, the menu looked great but most of the items that we ate were just fair - nothing great but nothing bad either, just meh. The service was spotty and disjointed. Our waitress never told us the specials and took FOREVER to take our order (a good 45 minutes after we got our drinks). The appetizers for another table was delivered to us twice - the second time we accepted it unknowingly because it was also what we had ordered. When our main food arrived, two of the three entrees came and the third took a good five minutes more because it was "just being turned in the pan" but in reality was delivered at a cool room temperature. Overall, it was just a disappointing dining experience. For all of the good things we've heard about this place, I would not feel comfortable recommending it or going back to try again. The food was just okay and I don't feel like we had the overall quality experience we were expecting based on the price.

T
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Disappointing for the first time. Apparently understaffed. Our server also tended bar…. Took a long time to be served.

C
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Service and atmosphere were fantastic. Menu was very appealing. Enjoyed the Sazerac cocktail. My entree was a huge disappointment. I had the shrimp de jonghe which was really more of a scampi. Only four shrimp in the dish and they were extremely tough, hardly any breadcrumbs and light on the garlic. Very disappointing. The capital oysters were just okay. Highlight of the meal was the complimentary garlic bread. For the price, we expected a much better dining experience.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Service was slow even after we said 2 of us needed to make a movie (with plenty of time for food to come). People seated next to us after we arrived received their food before us! Of course, our food arrived as we were leaving and the waitress said, “oh, leaving already?” as if it were a surprise. This was not our first time visiting this place nor our first time with this waitress, so we expected better. Very disappointed this visit.

JB
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really enjoy this place. Pork chop is one the better ones I've had . . . though would REALLY like them to serve it with apple sauce. Skirt steak is killer. Great drinks.

t
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was great. Carlos was great.
Wish we were greeted at the front with more friendliness. Manager needs to get to know his regulars better.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful birthday dinner celebration for friends Lisa and Frank! Loved our grilled calamari, loved our salad and my Scallop Risotto special! Please keep all items on menu! Looking forward to our next visit. Highly recommend😊👍

TT
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good as usual

m
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sea Bass and Salmon were amazing. Grilled calamari a bit chewy for my liking but the fish quickly made me forget about it.

D
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Very loud and vibrant restaurant. Service was average. Slow on meal delivery and a few forgetful misses on requests (e.g., glass of ice). Prices are Lincoln Park top food prices for just above average food. Fish was $44 dollars and was good but not great. Brick chicken was dry. Also, drink portions are measured. Wine by the glass is two fingers. Not typical of higher end places. My third time here. I think I am done.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience3

It seemed like they were overbooked for the evening. We got seated next to the bathrooms and

JE
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall4food2service5ambience3

Great location, service was good but the noise level was high and the food was too salty and buttery for our taste.

OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Solid choice for a moderately priced steak and seafood restaurant. Don’t expect capital grill type ambiance. Fresh seafood options abound and well prepared. It’s a little small and noise level high. You’ll also get smoked out by the kitchen being open in the small restaurant space. Service very good to excellent. I’d go there again but try to sit next to the aquarium if you want to be near all the action.

AP
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We met friends at Victory for dinner. Our waiter was exceptional. He was able to make suggestions and answer our questions. The food was magnificent and creative. The food arrived in a timely way, but we were never rushed. We had a chance to sit and talk while lingering over mouthful after mouthful. We will be back.

y
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good service, good slow pace for a nice time. Amazing food.

J
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter Lido was excellent! It was our 1st time there and he knew every item on the menu, just an all around great individual! And the Host, Natalie was beautiful and sincere. Due to music across the street being a little loud she offered to bring us inside; even asked if we wanted her to walk across the street to ask them to lower it a bit. We didn't do neither however it was the point she wanted to go above and beyond making sure we were comfortable and happy. Great job to the owners; excellent food "amazing Crab Alfredo", as well as exceptional service!!! We can't wait to return!!!

TT
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I’ve been to VM&S many x’s & last night was the 1st that I’ve had a very long wait for my food. It seemed like others who came in after us where attended to quicker & received their food 1st. Even with this being stated I did receive the Same great food & friendly waiter/staff service.

Again I’be been here plenty of x’s & this was a 1st so I’m not sure if it was what we ordered (oysters, calamari, corn) or something else but it did kind of make us a little irritated because we were hungry lol. In any event still a great place to dine.

JH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Too large of servings. Slow drink service. Side dish came late. Just ok. Not worth the dollars. Timing off for the price point.

OT
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great place, great food, good time! Been here several times and it never disappoints.

Z
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Chef prepared dish incorrectly. Sent food back only to have the plate return with wrong topping (Jalepeno)
Scrapped off and correct presentation (vesuvio)
Lopped on top. Tasted like jalapeño vesuvio! Ughh
Sent back again. Rush job. Sea Bass was over cooked
Vesuvio potato’s undercooked, and vesuvio pea dried out and hard. Experiences like this make me want to move back downtown.

D
Chicago
72 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

We really liked this place however our service was very slow and our server kept disappearing.

TB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food. Pacing of appetizers and meal was good.

BO
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This was our first time here. We went for my husbands birthday. We all loved it! There were 4 of us. Two had fish and two had steaks. The steaks were amazing and the fish was good. Portions are very generous and we will definitely go back again!

EF
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Elmhurst, fresh seafood and amazing steaks.

CC
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Victory is a favorite of mine! Love all the people that work there. The service is outstanding. Great seafood... the meatballs and the brick chicken are delicioius!! Great bar, too!!

OT
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall1food5service1ambience1

Food was fantastic but that was about it. Service was incredibly slow. Took along time for everything, drinks, appetizers, dinner. Not sure what has happened here but think twice!

OT
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent!

M
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing oysters! Great dinner and drinks!!!

C
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come here about once a month. Excellent service, excellent food & drinks! We usually order off of the daily specials menu & I am always pleased with my selections! The seabass is so perfectly prepared, it melts in your mouth.

LM
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We enjoyed the food at Victory. I had Dover Sole with lemon caper sauce with brocollini and my husband had the lobster roll. The jalapeño hash browns (really diced potatoes) were excellent. We got there quite early on a Friday at 5:30 and it was not crowded. When it got more crowded, our server was more occupied (naturally) so service became more sparse. I would definitely return to Victory for a meal!

GA
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect

TW
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great food! I'd recommend they put the trio of medallions on risotto on the main menu. It was amazing!!!

T
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!!

CR
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Laura our waitress was the saving grace for the evening.
Hostess sat us and no one came to our table for the first 10 minutes. Luckily Laura noticed the mistake and took care of us.

C
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The seafood specials are different every time and not to be missed! Our server made recommendations and we were very pleased. Fabulous food choices. My husband and I always receive exceptional service. On our last visit, there was a problem with our reservation. The staff comped our drinks and appetizer. On this visit, the bartender remembered us and our previous situation, so he comped our drinks and dessert. That was very unexpected. One of our favorite restaurants.

TL
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Erica was our server and she was fantastic. The grilled octopus was phenomenal and sausage and rapini orecchiette was delicious. Great wine deals on Wednesday’s.