Vic's

4.7
836 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Groups
  • Neighborhood Gem
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.
Reviews from verified diners
836 reviews
4.7 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
79%
Very Good
17%
Good
3%
Fair
1%
Poor
0%
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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New York Area
30 reviews
5.0Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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SB
New York Area
2 reviews
5.0Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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JY
1 review
4.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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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WF
New York Area
2 reviews
5.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food!

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NY
New York Area
23 reviews
3.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

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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C
New York Area
7 reviews
2.0Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

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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C
1 review
4.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

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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New York Area
27 reviews
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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B
1 review
5.0Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

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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J
New York Area
6 reviews
5.0Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
New York Area
47 reviews
3.0Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

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

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OT
New York Area
1 review
4.0Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

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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MB
New York Area
58 reviews
5.0Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
5.0Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AWESOME AWSOME AWESOME

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EH
New York Area
1 review
5.0Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

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AP
1 review
5.0Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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JW
New York Area
18 reviews
5.0Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous food, great service - a favorite place!

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Tampa
1 review
5.0Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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NY
New York Area
45 reviews
4.0Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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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NK
New York Area
4 reviews
2.0Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

Everything but the pizza was subpar. Would not recommend.

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NK
London
12 reviews
5.0Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
3.0Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Brunch was tasty, but service was slow

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
5.0Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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New York Area
7 reviews
5.0Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
5.0Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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PS
New York Area
8 reviews
5.0Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
New York Area
1 review
5.0Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Good vibe and energy good food

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AA
New York Area
31 reviews
4.0Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Went to Vic's for brunch with a group of friends I hadn't seen in a while. Awesome cocktails and selection of different menu items. We all had and loved the poached eggs. Try the Rose Spritz!

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i
New York Area
1 review
5.0Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

2nd great experience at Vic’s. Usually at places it’s either good food or good service but this place hits all the marks

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BT
1 review
5.0Dined on May 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vic's was fantastic. The food was excellent and the service was impeccable, but not stuffy at all. We started with appetizers and I could have kept ordering those all night. Each main dish was a unique and delicious blend of seasonal vegetables complementing the main course. And, don't get me started on the desserts -- we ordered three desserts and split them. What a mistake, I should have ordered all three for myself. I will go back every time I'm in NYC.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
5.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my family here for Mother’s Day. Everyone loved, amazing food and wine. Would definitely recommend.

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New York Area
54 reviews
5.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hilary Sterling is not only a passionate chef, but truly a wonderful person. She cares about her ingredients, food and guests just as you would at a home dinner party. The food tastes great, it is served nicely and even through Vic's can be energetic at times, the setting and the chef keep their calm. The egg dishes, vegetables, and that brisket sandwich are delicious and plentiful. The pastas are great and the beer and cocktail program unique and balanced. We will return again & again. Oh, whether it is Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, etc. It is the regular brunch, lunch or dinner menu as the chef sees no need for contrivance, just great food.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
2.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

Service is good and venue is very sleek and modern. The food is overrated. Menu is over priced for what you get. Baby squid appetizer was very good, but pasta entrees were more appetizer portions, over seasoned, and razor clams were chopped to death which ruined what makes razor clams so good as an ingredient, their texture and sweetness. Definitely a better brunch place as compared to this dinner.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
5.0Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal meal, excellent restaurant

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D
New York Area
3 reviews
2.0Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

Long wait for food and the two times I’ve been the food isn’t that great. Loved the ambiance though.

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JC
1 review
5.0Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent and varied vegetarian with some great flavours. We tried the fixed price menu as it was during the week - some fantastic small bites. If I had the opportunity, would try at the weekend for a la carte option. Would definitely go again if in New York.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
5.0Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful time! Chef Hillary’s food is delicious!

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JP
Philadelphia
25 reviews
5.0Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, incredible food, and perfect NYC vibe.

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ST
1 review
5.0Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome place with great energy! The service was fab, and so was the food!!

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E
New York Area
4 reviews
5.0Dined on May 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful, as always. Food, of course, and service impeccable. Thank you so much.

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