Vic's

4.7
956 reviews
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$30 and under
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In October 2014, partners Victoria Freeman, Marc Meyer and Chris Paraskevaides (Cookshop, Shuka) introduce diners to Vic's on Great Jones Street in NoHo. Vic's resides in the re-imagined former space of Five Points, the restaurant that Freeman, Meyer and Paraskevaides opened together in 1999. After 15 years, the restaurateurs decided to renovate the space and the result--Vic's--is an entirely new establishment. Chef Hillary Sterling (A Voce, Lupa) presides over Vic's locally sourced Italian dishes, including house made pastas and pizzas (made with New York State flour) and market-driven plates of antipasti and entrées. Vic's is open 7-days a week.

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7.4

Vic’s in Noho is a restaurant to keep in your back pocket for when you need something easy and good.

Ratings 7.0-7.5:These are your neighborhood standbys - the places that you’ll happily hit for some pasta or a quick salad, but not a restaurant you are bringing your parents or (god forbid) a date to. The true embodiment of good but not great.
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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinner and overall experience

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DD
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

While I am a fan, things seemed a bit off. My salad was too salty - way too much feta and my colleague’s salad just didn’t taste right. Garlic bread always amazing as was the borsa pasta and cacio e Pepe. Maybe they just don’t do salads right?

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j
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 1

Booked a booth or corner table
Got their...young maitre d was incredibly rude.. wouldn’t give us a booth in the backsaid it was for bigger parties the only booth taken was 2 pp
Great Brussels sprouts

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SB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vic's is always a sure thing. The food is excellent. The service is always friendly and attentive. The bartenders are excellent. It is a wonderful place to enjoy a meal.

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OT
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely place a bit too noisy. Great location for events @ Public Theater.

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k
New York Area
86 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a perfect lunch !! The food was spectacular, the service attentive, and the environment perfect for our friend’s lunch ❤️

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RA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely lovely place. Busy but cozy. Food was great - good portions and not too overwhelming. Will certainly visit again.

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H
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was good as always but service was slow and server was absent most of the time.

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w
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I'd call it eclectic Italian. Everything had a fresh spin and a surprise.

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NL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So SO GOOD! We had the Brussels sprouts and buratta pizza and some cocktails. Everything was amazing and delicious. The hostess was welcoming and accommodating. I love the restaurant group that owns Vic’s as well as another fave of mine cookshop. I will be making that a regular pizza stop!!

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SG
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The experience at Vic's was mixed. The service was really good but the food was disappointing. I ordered an egg dish and it was extremely salty. So much so, I couldn't eat it. I'm not one who avoids salt so that's really saying something. The brussel sprouts were delicious. But when you can't eat your main dish, it's a disappointing experience all around. My friend's meal was only so-so too.

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SL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Justin the manager is exceptional in giving a fun and unforgettable experience. Beautiful Restaurant, delicious food, and incredible staff. What more could you ask !

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RC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Great food. Chef was very accommodating to food allergies. Will definitely be back

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E
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my third time at Vic's and I plan on going back. I like to have go-to restaurants that I can count on.
Vic's does that. They alway have a lovely team at the Host desk that are smiling and have fun personalities. The waiter team has always been excellent, friendly and very accommodating. And as for the food, of course, is delicious and so flavorful. The chicken is my fave (I ask for it with less spicy chilies) but if you like the kick then it's a perfect choice. Their little Gem salad is a gem, simple and refreshing with feta cheese and toasted hazelnuts with a light tangy dressing. I had the arctic char and is was so good with a green sauce and purple sweet potatoes. I ate every bite! So I would say go, you will have a wonderful meal and and an overall good experience!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my wife and kids (boys aged 11 and 13) to dinner. We don’t live too far from there. The place is very cute with exposed brick walls. Our waiter was very nice and answered all our questions. The sweet onion dish and the Brussels sprouts were a real highlight.
Will definitely go back.

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S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here is outstanding and the service is great. The Manager, Abby, was extremely attentive to not only my table, but every table in the restaurant. I love seeing a manager who makes sure they stop by all the tables and make sure everyone is happy, and she did exactly that. I will definitely be returning regularly! Make sure you get their amazing pizza!! They also have good options for brunch that are not your every day egg entrees.

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HP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Each and every time I go to Vic's it is the best time! Each time I have a new server, I always think they are the best server - just goes to show that you have a great service staff all around! We missed the soppressata pizza, but the birthday rainbow cookies made up for it.

I was not happy about sitting in the bar as I believe it takes away from the nice dining experience, but can't in them all!

MERCI!

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j
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vic's is so good that I almost don't want to tell you about it: the warm service, the food, the relaxed but chic atmosphere. You'll love Vic's. You should probably not go.

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MM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Food is great. Healthy and tasty. Wines are well chosen and well priced. Ingredients of the dishes are also good quality and much from local farms. The service is so great and I go often and always appreciate their smile, uplifting moods and humor. I wish it was a bit more quiet. A big issue with my restaurants. An audio specialist that can tackle that issue will have a booming business in NYC.

I also wish there was a special vegetarian entree aside from pasta and pizza - but many small dishes are vegetarian.

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7
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Have dined here a few times before but this time was extra delicious! We had a fantastic meal.

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MF
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

The service was really off. Our ticket got lost which allowed us to wait an hour for food, which had the waiter checked in on us, he would have noticed we didn't have our food. When we did get food, it was wrong. The place is really cute and the menu options good too, but we left feeling frustrated.

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DK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and outstanding service. Not too noisy - even when full it's possible to carry on a conversation. Every dish was extremely tasty.

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YC
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Took my boyfriend here for a birthday brunch. He ordered the poached eggs with braised lamb. The flavors were rich and overall delicious, but a little too salty. Nevertheless, the food, drinks, and service were great as usual!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Loveeeeeed it!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Such an unpleasant experience. I’ve gone to Vic’s so many times (and they are my go to for many celebration dinners), and the service was always lovely. But on Friday the manager was so rude it left me shocked. They seated us almost 30 minutes late after telling me at our reservation time that our table was ready but the previous group was “just hanging out.” When I inquired what was going on and asked for the manager (15 then 20 minutes later) the manager came over and told us that it was OUR fault that we did not have a table because we declined sitting at a walk in table right next to the constantly opening door on a 25 degree evening. He also said he would “usually” ask the table who had not left to excuse themselves on such a busy night he “just could not do it” that evening, with no explanation. He said numerous other rude things that I need not go into but he sufficiently turned a years long customer away for life.

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LT
New York Area
81 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food:
Spaghetti with clams — fresh yet savory
Sesame bread — warm and slathered in butter without being too rich
Crispy artichokes — very good
Bombolons — delicious

Service: friendly and helpful

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OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot for brunch with friends! The inviting ambiance and creative menu options made for a delicious brunch!

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a
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vic's never disappoints. That's why I always come back.

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AL
New York Area
130 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am a regular at their sister restaurant Shuka (also excellent). Shuka had no availability this past Saturday night for a six top so they got me a six top table at Vic's. Great Cauliflower, Brussel Sprouts, Pizza and (believe it or not) Mackerel. It was extremely creative/innovative. Not like any Mackerel I've ever eaten. We also had the carrots and pettifor cookies for dessert.

Service was great. We didn't feel rushed. Wine selection was also fantastic....two great bottles. Food was authentic. Pizza was "off of the charts" and we had a terrific table. Thank you to Hanna and Hanna from Shuka for sending us to Vics.

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F
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always. My go to brunch spot.

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OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great drinks and food. Service was nice too. Live in the hood and recently just discovered this gem.

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JA
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

I was very disappointed with the management. I had called to make a reservation for 7 people at 8pm and to cancel a reservation that I had made for the next night. Unfortunately I did not get the name of the person to whom I was talking. When we called the restaurant to say we would be about 5 minutes late I was told there was no reservation in my name. Finally after going back and forth the manager came on the line and said he would honor our reservation. When we got there he said to wait in the bar. When we got to our table our waiter was ok but seemed impatient and disinterested. Very disappointed in service and management. Food and ambiance were very good

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OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Chad at the front desk was absolute perfection, and the food was so incredible, I can’t wait to return!

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GY
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Late lunch post-Christmas was fantastic. The restaurant was decked out beautifully for Christmas; decorations were outstanding. Service was professional and helpful. We ordered a pasta dish, a pizza, and an entree which were all great. The chicken entree was good but it would have been great if we had a choice of dark meat vs white breast meat...but I understand that is a personal choice. Pasta with Italian bacon was superb. The pizza was outstanding; incredible crust which reminded me of our recent trip to Italy. No bread was served before our meal, which personally I was ok with but one person in our party would have liked. Overall a fabulous experience, and we would go back again.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Good experience but service poor.

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HJ
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was mediocre. Appetizers were fantastic but entrees were just so so

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OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were early and fewer then expected. NO PROBLEM! Host was delightful and the handoff to the wait staff was flawless. No rush. Wine was okay but the Brussels sprout and onion apps were off the yummy chart. Everyone raves about their Pasta dishes and the chicken dinner was also excellent. Second time here and was not disappointed.

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CC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

The apps we're pretty good but our entrees were really not very tasty - service was tourist level and no better. I'd steer clear.

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AB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Vic's has been in the area for over two years but has recently come into its own. The one word that stands out is "flavor." The food is extremely flavorful, with no ingredients or side dishes that are unworthy. The chef has a particularly good touch with vegetables, which she apparently sources from the Greenmarkets and also from local and regional farms. For example, the roasted carrots are supernal--cooked almost to caramelized tenderness, but still with a bit of snap, and wonderfully flavored with fresh dill and capers. Ditto for the roasted Brussels sprouts, which have been turned into charred blooms, roasted to perfection. The signature dish is a very high end "onion rings" composed of triangular slices of sweet onions, delicately breaded and fried to a very light crispness, then doused in a dusting of parmesan cheese and fresh oregano, with a parson diving sauce.

The main courses--pastas, pizza, and various meat and fish--are equally imaginative, with the chef using a variety of fresh herb in just the right situation to add hints of flavor that energize without overwhelming.

The room is large and like the old stable it once was, with white-washed brick walls and barn-like beams, with a smaller room a the back and open kitchen. Lately it has been fun and lively, bu tit never feels crowded, with ample space between tables. The service is personable, efficient, friendly,and never officious. it is now getting a bit hard to secure a table at peak times--no wonder!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 5ambience 3

Had 830 reservation didn’t get seated until 915.

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