Vic's

4.8
850 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
In October 2014, partners Victoria Freeman, Marc Meyer and Chris Paraskevaides (Cookshop, Hundred Acres) 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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday - 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday - 10:30am - 3:00pm
Mid Menu: Saturday-Sunday from 3pm-5:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Wednesday - 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Dinner: Thursday-Friday 5:00-11:30pm
Dinner: Saturday - 5:30pm - 11:30pm
Dinner: Sunday - 5:30pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(212) 253-5700
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Hillary Sterling
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Lafayette & Bowery
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Parking details
Parking available on street after 6pm and/or private lot across the street at Lafayette & Great Jones.
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Public transit
Broadway & Lafayette 6, B, D, M, F trains
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
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.
What 850 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Vic’s was a good place for an after movie meal, food was good, nice menu selections, service was professional and friendly. Noise level was very high.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Everything was exceptional as always! Our server was lovely and attentive, with excellent wine service and great menu recommendations. The food was particularly great tonight, and our table was spacious and beautiful. We love Vic’s!

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

I Love This Restaurant. Pizza is really delicious and fried onion is great.The server is very kind. Highly recommended

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

Vic's is wonderful, and very dog-friendly with outdoor seating! We come here after often after our dog's obedience class in the neighborhood.

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2018

Service was superb and quite attentive. Cocktails were well made and tasty. Get the crisp onions, it’s an experience they’re known for. Overall we loved the place.

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2018

This is one of my favorite restaurants in NY. Always great!

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

I always love it but usually go for dinner -- went for a low key wedding shower brunch and it was perfect.

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3.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Just okay. Food was cold, both plates. Wouldn't return.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2018

The flavors and presentations for every dish we ordered - exceptional! Fish, chicken, pasta, appetizers each distinctive and highly memorable. This was a Sunday evening get together with friends, but my visits for business lunches have been most enjoyable and to my guests, impressive.

The Wait Staff knew the menu well, were obviously proud of what they served and very helpful.

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5.0Dined on July 20, 2018

Amazing evening! Good food, lovely ambiance, great service — highly recommend

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4.0Dined on July 19, 2018

Our waiter Anthony was outstanding in every way. Food was excellent and we enjoyed the companynof the tables next to us as well. We sat outside and it was lovely. Inside is a bit noisy but very vibrant.

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3.0Dined on July 17, 2018

Enjoyable fresh Italian food with menu items for all different types of eaters. There is outdoor seating as well as quieter areas to dine and the more bubbly/active dining room.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Outstanding in every way. Food is inspired, setting lovely, service exemplary, price appropriate. Sets a very high bar.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Although we went to Vic's as a go to post theater drinks and dinner spot, the staff and setting always make it special. We are teated attentively and are made to feel like we are valued guests.

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4.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Despite a few minutes wait for a reserved table, the service was excellent. The waitress was attentive and knowledgeable, the bartender quick and personable. The food was absolutely delicious. I had the roast chicken, which was juicy and crisp on the outside and too big for 1 meal. My companion had the clams which she loved. Get the garlic bread with goat butter, and roasted carrots. Great value for the price. Highly suggest.

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Amazing food!

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3.0Dined on July 13, 2018

The food at Vic’s is consistently good and the portions are a good size. The issue with this visit was the service. The waiter started off well but then one entree of the group of 3 didn’t make it out and after 10 minutes of waiting the only answer we got was “it’s coming”. Then the server went into hiding. The manager was floating around too, but she never came over to say a thing to us. So it took 20 minutes for the 3rd person to get their food and nary an apology was offered. Vic’s is always a good go-to for a meet up or pretheater meal, but don’t know that I can recommend it going forward.

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2.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Have been here before and it was great but this last time food quality had declined- both my entree and vegetable side-appetizer were so drowning in butter/grease that neither me nor my friend could eat much of them. No need for carrots to be drowning in greasy butter for the record and they were SO overly seasoned and doused in vinegar that you didn’t taste the carrots. They were, frankly, disgusting.

But the biggest problem and why I will not go again in the summer is that the place was so HOT. The server said the AC was on but my friend and I were sweating throughout the meal and the people at the next table also complained about how hot it was. Whatever AC was on was doing nothing. The server himself said he was so hot. And we were far from the door, in the back. It was SO hot inside that it was a relief to exit into the 87 degree 60 percent humidity weather outside. Also the place was super noisy, which I hadn’t experienced before.

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4.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Went with my girlfriend for my b-day. The waiter was outstanding and very friendly. Food was excellent. I would like to go back again to try more items on the menu.

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

This is one of our regular haunts. Love the food Chef Hillary turns out, always delicious and creative no matter what you try. But don't skip the seasonal veggie's as appetizers, the pizza, any pasta, and the chicken (so delicious I always order it, luckily their are others dining with us so I get to taste the rest of her dishes also). The servers are warm and friendly and the bartenders divine! A perfect place to make your regular hangout.

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5.0Dined on July 3, 2018

Had an amazing time at Vics the staff is friendly and so thoughful, planned a surprise dinner for a birthday and it went perfectly. Definately great for groups

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5.0Dined on July 3, 2018

Vic's has become my local neighborhood restaurant. Always a great meal with impeccable service. I often go with a friend who has many allergies and the waiters have always been patient and never seem annoyed with the many food restrictions she has. They always accommodate her and i thank them for that.

Only complaint - it is quite noisy inside so difficult to carry on a conversation.

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3.0Dined on July 2, 2018

The staff is wonderful and knowledgeable.
The food was OK...not great...and very very dense and heavy.

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4.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Server refilled half full glass (ordered by glass) instead of bringing a fresh glass or filling over usual mark to make it really a full glass order, essentially paid for half of second glass. Other than that service was good as always.

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5.0Dined on June 28, 2018

Vics is an easy restaurant for all occasions. Staff is friendly and service is good.

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5.0Dined on June 27, 2018

Vic’s is our go to Restaurant whenever we are in the area. It is near the Public Theater and. not far from Union Square or Houston Street. Service is uniformly excellent with bottles of still or sparkling water constantly replenished. There are pizzas from the wood-burning oven, imaginatively prepared vegetables in season (currently turnips have been added), house-made pastas and a selection of fish, chicken and steak main courses. One for other plus: the kitchen is very responsive to dietary needs and allergies which is not true in all restaurants!

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5.0Dined on June 27, 2018

AWESOME AWSOME AWESOME

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5.0Dined on June 26, 2018

Food is extraordinary. Service was efficient but relaxed. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Have dined here numerous times. Never disappointed. Best restaurant near the Public Theatre. Barb, our waitress was terrific. Very professional and knowledgeable about the offerings on the menu. Suggested a very good wine for my pasta.

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5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Fabulous food, great service - a favorite place!

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

My friend who I totally trust on where to go for great meals in NYC—pointed me to Vic’s. I loved it! I sat outside on the sidewalk cafe and it was a perfect evening. The service was attentive, knowledgeable, and helpful. The carrot appetizer (a first for me) was outstanding. And my main entree the cacio y pepe was perfect. A nice balance of cheesy and pepper and pasta el dente.

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

Written from a foodie herself, this restaurant was incredible. The pasta was not overwhelming and heavy yet, very tasty. The chicken dish was impeccable - and who doesn’t love a great ambiance to go alone with great food? Will definitely return.

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4.0Dined on June 10, 2018

We enjoyed our dinner here. A few comments - the arctic char was the standout dish.
the Pizza Bianco was not a pizza, but a long piece of pizza dough smothered in cheese, didn't love this. Fried calamari was very good and so was the pasta dish Borsa. Will be back.

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2.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Everything but the pizza was subpar. Would not recommend.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

The food was the best I’ve had in a restaurant on a very long time. Everything was delicious and cooked perfectly. Absolutely delightful!

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3.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Brunch was tasty, but service was slow

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Incredible flavor on everything we ordered. Will be making this a regular spot

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Sat outside so can't comment on inside noise level. Kitchen ran out of entree ordered, only a half order left so it was offered gratis. Excellent food and service, will definitely return!

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

LOVE Vic’s so much. Have been dozens of times and every one is just as fun and delicious as the last. Great, unique food and uniformly knowledgeable and friendly staff/bartenders. Keep it up! xx

Adam Walker

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Great, personal service. Menu is simple but fresh ingredients made all the dishes vibrant. The Cacio e Pepe was amongst the best I’ve ever had. Pricing is wonderful. Will definitely go back again and again

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