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Sunday, May 13, 2018
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Sunday, April 1, 2018
Good food - fun atmosphere. All enjoyed.
Great dining experience.
My wife and I went to Victor's Cafe after a Sunday matinee show. We were 15 minutes early for our reservation and were seated immediately. We both commented on how nice the decor was. The food was exellent. I had the roast pork (pig) and my wife had the oxtail. The service was also great. Never rushed and no long waits.
The best food I’ve had so far since moved to NY months ago, fast service, good drinks, clean. A very good experience.
Will definitely recommend and come back!
Good service, good food and a nice ambience .
I’ll come back.
Had a awesome time as usual. Dinner was yummy vibe was great specially the live band our favorite!! We been going to Victor Cafe for many years now and it never gets boring is the spot to go when we to hang out with friends or just get away from our every busy life . Victor’s Cafe :)
Great service fantastic food
Service was slow and not really great . Food was good. Small portions though
great for theatre. staff and food were first rate. not your average midtown fare! great choice
Appetizers were very good.
Shreaded Steak was dried out and stringy.
Mohitos overpriced - $15 for a thin glass.
Sangria very good
My first time at Victor’s was much better then this past time. My wife and I ordered 2 cups of coffee and was brought cold coffee. I was very surprised as I know Cubans are big on their coffee. I then ordered 2 mojitos and they were ok at best. Not impressed with the lack of consistency.
Could not have been lovlier for my daughter's and my pre-matinee lunch on Saturday. Sat under the skylight; was not too crowded or noisy. Food was perfect. Staff AND fellow diners very pleasant and friendly.
I selected Victor's based on the history of the establishment. Not only did we want to experience wonderful, authentic cuban food, we wanted to celebrate with live music. The hostess staff were very pleasant and professional. The service was very poor. We waited for almost an hour for our waiter to take our order only to discover that he had left. When we arrived the 3 member band was apparently on break. They sat there reading their phones for about 20 minutes. They then played 3 songs...and took another break. Most importantly, they seemed very disinterested as was reflected in the "live music" they played. I chose to speak with the manager, who apologized profusely and offered to accommodate us "when we tried them again"....of course I declined. I rarely write reviews, however this was such a poor experience on what was supposed to be a wonderful family celebration, I felt compelled to share.
Food was good, portions were a bit small. Service in the lounge area by the bar was pretty slow, seems like they don’t have an assigned waiter for the area, it’s just whatever bartender has a second. Mojito was amazing and so was the oxtail - would go back for those two things specifically. Ropa vieja and the other steak item combo dish was also really good.
Great food. Fantastic atmosphere as long as your okay with some loud conversation. Fun environment
Very good food, everyone in the restaurant seemed to be having a good time.
Excellent in all regards. Waitstaff fabulous, choreographed!
Excellent place for gatherings. Delicious food and great service.
I came to celebrate my fiancee's birthday. The food was great but found something not edible on her salad plate. Our server immediately took the plate away and brought a new one out. I am not one to make complaints but a manager came forward and apologized although we had not called for him. I really appreciated that. The server found out that we were there for her birthday and took it upon himself to bring out dessert for her, along with a candle. Really made her night. I would still highly recommend this restaurant.
We had not been back for 10 years and it’s gotten better than ever.
What a great meal!!!!! Pretty ambience and service was top notch. Music was playing. Drinks were delicious. Just a great Latin atmosphere with yummy food! Can’t go wrong!!!!
Mostly good. Got a feeling that we were being rushed along even though we were not part of the show crowd last evening.
Delicious food, excellent service. This was a really nice way to start our trip to NYC.
Awesome pre show dinner
Excellent , attentive team service and the food, from appetizers to brunch items & entrees, were all tasty & represented great recommendations from our server. We even ordered extra food to take home to VA with us!
The cocktails were good too, very strong.
Beautiful ambiance with the colorful paintings on the walls in the entrance, friendly celebrity photos at the bar & a sunny central dining area with skylights, I suppose.
Overall, a great 5 star rating for the flavors, sound level and price for the food & drinks.
The food itself was good, but this place was a disaster logistically. I had a 6 PM reservation and was told they would seat me in a couple of minutes. 30 minutes later I was one of 25 people in the alcove waiting to be seated well past the reservation time. When I went and asked the hostess how much longer it would be, she stroked her ponytail and said “I need a few more minutes.” I reminded her that she had said the exact same thing over half an hour before and that I had a show that I needed to make. She became angry that I pointed out the fact that she had already told me a few minutes. Instead of apologizing the hostess rolled her eyes and refused to interact with me while making facial gestures. Her coworker standing next to her apologized for the wait and her colleague’s attitude, but there I stood nonetheless while she called other people ahead of me to punish me. I finally got the manager and got seated about 40 minutes late. He was polite and apologetic, but all I got for my trouble and almost missing my Broadway show was a tiny order of fried plantains ($8) out of a $200 bill. I will not be going back to this place nor do I recommend anyone to go, unless they are OK waiting to an hour beyond their reservation time and being treated rudely.
We have dined at Victor's Café almost every year since 2009, but will not be going back. We were present for the jam at the front desk (described by an earlier reviewer), but fortunately got seated. Unfortunately, things went downhill from there. The service was slow and negligent; drinks took forever to arrive (if they arrived at all: two glasses of wine never made it to the table, though they certainly made it onto the bill). Most disappointing of all, however, was the food, which has declined remarkably over the years. After recommending that a friend join me in one of my old favorites, Victor's "signature" Ropa Viejo, I was embarrassed at what arrived, a small clump of sticky white rice with a tiny iron "kettle" of meat that was, to say the least, unimpressive and a pale shadow of what I'd enjoyed in the past. Hardly a meal for a child. The service was so slow that, having to leave for the theater, we had no time for dessert or coffee. The entire dinner was very disappointing. What was once a high spot in the theater district has become mere "tourist trade" relying entirely upon concept, decoration and past reputation, but without the food or service to make it worthwhile.
Great service. Great meal. Perfect lunch before our show!!
A good place to dine in the theater district. Very delicious meat dishes.
Very authentic delicious food.
Victors is a family favorite. Attentive wait staff. Excellent food. We dined on Seafood Paella, baked bass, pulled skirt steak (one of their specials). Adequate portions. Noise level is not a factor and the staff aims to please.
Well worth a meal. Great for pre theatre
Outstanding Cuban food! Had the house special and it was wonderful. Wife enjoyed the fish. Staff was fun and very attentive.
Very attentive staff, friendly greeting and fantastic food. For sure you are in NYC, not Cuba!
Great food and ambiance. Reasonable prices and good tradition Cuban menu. Awesome time.
It was a friend's birthday so my wife and I took him and his wife out - they had never been. We have been many times. The problem was we were not seated until 40 minutes after the original reservation time. The food and drinks were good of course but then it took quite some time for the different courses to come out. And the waiter did not approach the table until quite some time after we were finally seated. Not what I'm accustomed to at Victor's
We requested a table in a particular part of the restaurant that we like, rear room upper level and they honored our request. We had to wait a bit longer for that table but it was worth it. The food was great as was the service. Victors is our favorite restaurant in NYC, a little expensive but worth every dollar.
Date night with a show at 8
First visit and there will be many more The food was excellent Great place pre theater
I just returned from a trip to Cuba and wanted to prolong my vacation. Victors did not disappoint! Menu had what one would expect to find in an upscale Cuban restaurant. Service was helpful and attentive and the food was delicious. Great place to know for pre-theatre dining.