I went back to Vic's, but this time for dinner and I was still blown away! Loved the service, atmosphere, and especially the food! My cousins and I enjoyed some nice wine, along with the roasted cauliflower ($14) and crispy baby squid ($13) appetizers. Both were super delicious. One of the best Calamari dishes I've ever had. The sauce was both spicy and tangy, mouth watering!For my meal, I got the half size portion of the cacio e pepe pasta ($11). A very simple pasta dish, but jam packed with flavor. Rich cheese and pepper seasoning. Definitely recommend. We finished with sharing 2 desserts ($10 each): the chocolate mascarpone torta and the bombolini. Both were amazing, but I would have to say the bombolini was a tad better. The bombolini came with 5 light sugar powdered donuts covered in chocolate sauce. The perfect end to a perfect meal!
What the fuck are all these food only reviews here? If I want food reviews I'll go to yelp.
I'd like to know about the dancers more then the food, is this a joke or what?
I had a surprisingly good brunch here today. At about 11:30 AM on a Sunday their were waits at a few local spots. We strolled by and saw that there weren't a lot of people waiting. After being seated quickly, our waiter appeared and we started with some rounds of coffee. The menu had a lot of egg options which worked out well for me. I ordered the Frittata and at $15.00 I thought it was a little pricey, even for Lower Manhattan.I was quite pleased when I saw my entree. The size of the Frittata was generous. The mix of nuts, squash and other veggies made it one of the tastier brunches I've consumed in quite some time.One star off, because I thought the waiter could have been more attentive. We had to ask for coffee refills and bread to accompany our meals. I would return to try another dish, but I would hope the service would improve a little bit.
The most wonderful brunch experience in a very long time. The good: the hospitality, right from the manager to the concierge, to our server, to the bus boys. Professional, well mannered, fun loving people. We had a change in seating plan and despite the commotion we created, no one gave us attitude. That's saying something in a wonderful brunch place during rush time. Our server: I didn't catch her name, but she was phenomenal. Didn't lose her patience, or give us attitude. Was very gracious with our guests who had children. The food: par excellence. Everyone on the table enjoyed everything we ordered. My guests thought that I had sampled the place before I set it up for my husband's 40th. Nope, I just looked at the reviews. The scones, focaccia for the table were huge hits. So were the eggs- baked, poached, frittatas, chicken. On point with the salt, well done/ presented food. Drinks: they hit the nail on the head. Very satisfying. We didn't sample their teas/ coffees as we were so satiated from the food. Bathrooms: Epic. Who has such clean bathrooms anymore. I was floored. The bad: 4$ cake cutting charge per guest. When you have 12 people at the table, and we have a bill of about 300, do you really need to charge us to distribute cake? Despite this, they did a very good job of it. The Ugly: Nada!I'm going back to Vic's for sure.
Solid food and great service from all levels- bartender, host, and servers. Starters:Heirloom carrots- everyone really enjoyed it, to me it tasted like roasted carrots nothing too special.Roasted Cauliflower- this was amazing had the right amount of spiciness to it. Crispy Squid- the pickled peppers really added to the tender crispy squid. Main course: Soppressata- friends wife really loved it. Looked good.Orecchiette: looked and tasted like the traditional dish = deliciousCacio E Pepe: was pretty good- was expecting a stronger pecorino taste but overall dish was well prepared.
Charming and delicious. Popped in after a nearby show and enjoyed the food, wine, service and atmosphere. Good date spot.
Always very good. The pastas are excellent. The vegges and antipastos are original and wonderful. People love the place so the atmosphere is super simpatico Service excellent, especially if Sarah serves you.
Don't ask bartender for anything off menu - apparently cocktails that have been around for 100 years don't exist. Oh and he was seriously overwhelmed and took 10 minutes to greet us - however only 6 people in the entire place - would hate to see him truly slammed. Too many good places in the city to deal with incompetence.
Totally awesome! My husband and I dropped in for lunch on the basis of a casual recommendation. Large room divided subtly into manageable spaces with warm lighting and and comfortable seating. Our very gracious helper Alex offered complementary sparkling water and she helped us with some unfamiliar menu items. Tomato pizza with pecorino may sound ordinary, but this may be the best pizza I've ever had - and I'm picky! Burrata with crostini, leek and Meyer lemon was heavenly and enhanced by the house-made chile oil that accompanied the pizza. A yummy almond infused tricolor pastry completed a memorable meal. Prices are gentle especially considering the amazingly high quality and flat-out fabulous taste. Can't wait to return for dinner - porgy, chicken, house-made pastas, cod, and more pizzas! And their extensive cocktail menu sounds really tempting. Worth the trip!
We were a really large group and the restaurant was really nice to accommodate an extra couple last minute. Celebrated two birthdays at brunch on Sunday. We Sat in the back near the open kitchen and it was a really bright and beautiful table. Now coming to the service our hostess was so pleasant and attentive and with so many people there were no mess ups at all. The food was great - the eggplant bread thing was amazing. I had the soprasetta pizza which was delicious. Mostly everyone's dishes were good and some of the items better than others and some had a good kick of heat. Loved it!
Hip, fun Italian spot on Great Jones. This stylish restaurant has excellent food. We came early on a Friday and dined at the beautiful bar. The food was really good and so was the service. The pizza is the best I had in a while and the pastas were exceptional. It was not cheap, but the value here is better than most.
Ok so the Food is greatThe OMG Carrots, The OMG Crispy onions, The OMG OMG Burrata (YES I TYPED it TWICE) and The OMG Cacio E. Pepe and the OMG BorsaAre you noticing a pattern in reading these reviews ???
No matter how good the food is, service remains such a big factor in your dining experience. After having dinner on Vic's patio tonight I would have to say that this was one of my best dining experiences in the past month. I'll gush about our wonderful server Brinley first and then tell you about the food. Brinley was very knowledgeable about various items on the menu, helping us pick popular options and was quick to fix anything that we needed. She was nice, so easy to talk to and attentive that it kept us in such a good mood throughout our meal.Now to the food at Vic's -- it's pretty great. For an appetizer we had the heirloom carrots and the turnips. Who would have thought that roasted carrots with capers and dill could be so good. They were well seasoned with the right amount of tang and char. In contrast, the turnips with pecorino, arugula and pine nuts were heavy. I thought crumbles of pecorino would be sprinkled on the dish, but instead there was a cream sauce smothering the turnips. I didn't care too much for this dish. For our second course we had the Soppressata pizza. My boyfriend told me this was the best pizza he's ever had and I'm inclined to agree. The tomato sauce was bright and tangy. It held up well to the salty soppressata covering the thin pizza bread. We added a little bit of chili oil to this which made it even more spicy. Our dinner course consisted of the roasted chicken and the half order of rigatoni with guanciale. The chicken was so flavorful. It was juicy, salty and a little spicy. The skin was crisped, adding an amazing contrast of texture. As the biggest broccoli fan, biting into thinly sliced pieces of broccoli, was a happy surprise. The rigatoni with thick pieces of guanciale was the best kind of salty, oily and spicy. It had sprinkles of cheese that blended well with a bite of the roasted purple onion. It was just the way pasta without a tomato based sauce should taste. To round out our meal, we had the panna cotta and the affogato. The flavor profiles for these desserts hit all the right notes. The panna cotta was light, fruity, sweet and smooth. The affogato came with ice cream, candied walnuts and biscotti. It was rich, earthy and sweet. All I can say now is that this is a place I would go back to again and bring my very picky foodie friends.
his vibrant East Village Sicilian-style restaurant serves good pastas and salads. Much like its sister restaurants 100 Acres and Cookshop, the can't go wrong menu is sure to please everyone.
Great place! Nice atmosphere! Went with family for a night out and had a great time! Food was really fresh! The waiter was super attentive. Drinks were great too! Definitely will be coming back!
Delicious food and attentive service in a nice space, can't ask for more in a nyc dining experience. The soppressata pizza was great and comes out of an oven you can see in the open kitchen. The fried onions are a more refined take on onion rings and comes with a great dip. The garlic bread and the lamb belly were both must orders in my opinion. Rigatoni was delicious too. Extensive cocktail list as well. Will definitely be back.
I LOVE this place! My favorite is brunch but everything is always so good here. Top notch menu, you can't go wrong. I love that the wait staff can always be trusted with suggestions as well. Service is great, bartenders are cute. I've never had a less than amazing meal here. I am always happy I've never really had to wait for a table bc it's a decent sized restaurant. Great for larger parties and they have out door seating.
Vic's is awesome! My friends and I shared a bunch of appetizers, pizzas, and pastas after a massage at Great Jones Spa (this quickly became an epic night), because we all wanted to taste everything. And we really did order half the menu:Garlic Bread with Goat Butter - It really was drenched in butter...so delicious! Crispy Sweet Onions - I didn't think I would like this dish, but it was possibly my favorite. Burrata with Lemon Garlic Toast - The burrata literally spread like butter onto the bread. Roasted Chicken - Well-seasoned to melt-in-your-mouth. Provolone Pizza - OUTSTANDING! Soppressata Pizza - Also, pretty perfect with a spicy meat. Rigatoni - The red sauce was just a tad spicy, and the pasta was al dente.Orecchiette - My favorite of the pastas...I had about 4 helpings. I cannot wait to go back!
I miss Five points. I really do. This was our first time visiting this iteration and we won't be in a rush to come back. Space is pretty, the dining area is opened up and lighter. The ambiance is a little more causal. The choice of chairs is an interesting choice reinforcing this new "casual" appearance. It's nice. On to the food... Yes please to start with complimentary sparkling water and bread and evoo for him. Leon has decided he really doesn't enjoy bread and evoo. Next up; Heirloom carrots with capers, dill and shallots. Tasty, cooked well but a little overdressed (theme). Farinata was crunchy with just a touch of residual evoo. Lovely, slightly salty white cheese melted over the top with grilled ramps. Side note on the service, also more casual i.e. Slow Paced. Ok now I'm saying slow... Long pauses between courses. Not sure why as there seems to be lots of staff. These lags between courses make you wonder if something is going on that someone should fill you in on. Entrees:Albacore cooked rare as per chef. The fish was accompanied by a delicious, green garlic sauce. It actually tasted like a grassy meadow. So fresh. Lovely fresh spring asparagus cooked with a snap left. The portion was on the smallish size. Again, heavy on the evoo Him. Cacio e pepe, Great pepper bite, al dente perfection but slightly too salty and yes... Just a bit too much olive oil. Appreciate that most dishes are served in white bowls, nice touch. Last comment, similar to 5 Points, always enjoyed their playlists. This one was 90's alt, curious choice since the Sunday evening crowd leaned toward the aarp set. 5 Points I miss you.
Sit at the bar. When you do you will get the chance to chat with Arch, the bartender. He is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to beer, cheeses and the menu in general. His recommendations: Evil Twin beer on tap, and tomato, basil, young pecorino pizza - both two enthusiastic thumbs up! Atmosphere = clean outdoor park meets candlelit cavern. Outdoor patio also a plus.
Vic's is amazing! Went twice in 2 weeks. Great atmosphere, buzzing but not too much so. Service is good - no complaints, nothing spectacular, but that's not what I'm here for ;)Got the Cacio e Pepe pasta the first time I went. Holyyy cow. So good, perfectly seasoned and perfectly cooked. Easily one of the best pasta dishes I've ever had.Second time was the Razor Clam pizza, also bomb. Super flavorful. Even my seafood hating boyfriend (hating is a strong word, just not his favorite thing) enjoyed it.Rosmarino is a great great drink!
Open-air space with really nice interiors, chipper service, and great food. I got the baked eggs, and it was savory with an unexpected (but very welcome) spicy kick. The portion was so large that I had to bring half of it home! The bread was also soft and perfect for mopping up the sauce. Great bomboloni too.
Went to Vic's for a weekday lunch, really impressed with the place, the friendly staff and the amazing food! The space is warm and inviting. The bar area, dining room and back room with open kitchen and skylight each add some distinct character. Our server Angel was super and gave us some of his favorites, highlighted both their most popular and the dishes with seasonal ingredients. Between 4 people we had two salads and soppressata pizza for starters followed by the orichette with seasonal ramps (pictured, yum) and the Malfalde with prosciutto. With coffee and two refreshing sorbetto, the bill was just over 100 bucks. So plenty of food for a weekday lunch and beyond reasonable price especially for the quality. Have to go back and try some of the great looking cocktails on the menu.
Went for dinner w cousin and boyfriend on a Tuesday- place was packed but easy to get a reservation. Sat in the back so could see Hilary in action tasting the food and have more space with the tables back there. She quality tastes to make sure everything is perfect which I really admire. Angel was a fabulous waiter and recommended the Brussels sprouts and wine which were a total hit. He recommended the sopresatta pizza and nutmeg/ prosciutto / caramelized onion pasta and chicken. All were the best I've ever tasted chicken was so tender and spicy with the perfect veggies and potatoes to complement it. Wasn't even hungry and finished the whole thing. Pasta was rich and divine. Since all of the food was so good had to get dessert- the chocolate hazelnut torte. It was like a huge Ferraro rocher candy but 10x better. Angel even put a candle on it for my bday which is in a week. Loved everything about this place and would come back!
Since its opening Vic's has long been my work-break destination for when I needed a place to just relax and decompress with a cup of herbal tea or a light lunch for an hour. The natural lighting in the back of the space and the friendliness of the staff make the space so very comfortable. One day, some moths ago, I was driving my mother around to take care of errands but ran out of time and had to attend a meeting. I took her into Vic's to relax with her book and a cup of tea while I was gone. We were greeted by staff who heard my conversation with my mother and promised that she would be fine relaxing there. When I returned an hour later, Mom was content and happy with a craft beer in front of her & a remarkably large brisket sandwich on the table waiting to be wrapped up. Or so she thought. I tasted the sandwich and found it to be one of the most delicious, moist, flavorful briskets I'd ever had outside of someone's home! Mom did not get to take it home. Nor did she get to take home the wonderful herbed, lemony potatoes that were on the plate. (I wish they'd bring those back). Mom was very pleased with the staff's balanced approach of attentiveness, but still leaving her in peace to enjoy her book. She just wasn't able to resist the aromas coming from the open kitchen, is all. Since then she insists on coming here any time we are in the area together. This past weekend my family was in the area to see a performance at the Public Theater. As we passed Vic's on the way, I already knew where we'd go eat afterward. During Intermission I heard 2 men discussing we here they'd eat and I happily recommended Vic's. They brought their party of 8 over and enjoyed it so much that they thanked me on the way out.This was my sister's first visit and she was really impressed with the food and ambiance. I was already accustomed to Vic's but what really impressed me was a server named "Angel". He made the visit particularly memorable with his sparkling personality, passion for his work, knowledge of the wines/beers and attentiveness to detail. He was patient and extremely good at what he does. So much so that I went as far as to ask his schedule because with service like that I'd know it was always the right decision to send friends to Vic's. I mean, I already told you how I feel about the farm to table food and the atmosphere. But Angel brought it up a notch.Obviously - we'll be back.
First time dining at Vic's and it was amazing! Cocktails are yummy I love love the Bloody Mary..The pasta were all cooked al dente and the lobster pasta was delicious..the fried onions with less salt and the bread with goat butter are to die for!Will definitely be back And like all the reviews have said the staff is amazingly on top of the service provided..Will be back thanks chef Hilary
Went there a Tuesday night randomly. I was going to a show at Joe's pub and was looking to have diner before the show at 930pm. The area is not very friendly. The Lafayette avenue is not welcoming at night and there is not that many restaurant in the area unless you walk to St Marks place. The place is very charming. The restaurant is bigger than what you expect from the outside. It is perfect for date and friends date. the noise level is perfect. A little bit of music in the background and you don't need to yell when you speak.I did not know anything about the Chef Hillary but the food was very good!!! I was totally impressed! I shared the burrata and the beets with my friend then we had wine. we had the same pasta dish: Borsa. the homemade pasta was cold but the cream inside was hot. the nuts and the lemon made it special. We share a honey semifreddo for desert and it was very good. What impressed me more than the food was the service! They were so professional. we did not have to wait to long between our order and what impressed me the most is the efficiency of the team, the fact also that they clean table between plates ( because I eat like a pig). THIS IS SERVICE!I will defenitely come back!
One of the best brunch spots I have been to in a while! I came with a group of 5 of us, and ordered the egg brisket sandwich with a touch of mint and a side of golden potatoes (came with it). It was so good! And had a different spin on classic eggs. Their whole egg menu has a lot of options apart from standard traditional egg dishes. The service is fantastic, and our waitress was amazingly sweet. She knew the entire menu front to back and was very informative which I appreciate, coming from someone who used to work in the restaurant business! Will definitely come again!
I went for brunch. I love Cookshop and Hundred Acres, so I assumed the sister restaurant would be great as well. Unfortunately, the food was meh, the drinks were meh, the ambiance was meh. Overall experience wasn't very memorable. I might go back for dinner just to see if the food is better. I wouldn't recommend for brunch though.
Everything in Vic's is always delicious. The service is outstanding. The atmosphere is great. I have been there for brunch, lunch, and dinner. I can't wait to go back.
Staff was on point and was very accommodating to our out of town guests who arrived late due to weekend train reroutes. The food was great too. The crispy onions are definitely a must share appetizer and the blood orange salad was a great pair. The chicken entree is very ample and definitely enough to share. Overall, there dishes were good portions, especially for new york. Definitely worth checking out!
Went to Vic's for brunch on Sunday morning. The atmosphere was great. It was quiet before noon but jam-packed afterwards. The wait staff was very attentive and the food was amazing. Shared a scone for a starter and had tomato egg bake and pesto sandwiches as a main. Will definitely return .
Checked this place out for my sister's birthday and was very pleased! First off, the place gets packed fast so be prepared to wait. We sat in a comfortable booth with a good view of the open kitchen. The bar area looked a little cramped but luckily where we sat (near the back) which was open with a sort of barn-like vibe.Service was very attentive! They serve sparkling water at no extra charge which was nice. Our waiter was very talkative and did check in frequently to make sure we had everything we needed. They had good pacing between courses. And most importantly, our waiter overhead us talking about it being my sister's birthday and he served her gelato with a candle - even though we didn't tell him directly! For 3, we split 2 mercato dishes ($8-10) and 1 antipasti dish for appetizer. For the mercato dishes, we split the turnips and heirloom carrots - both of which were awesome. The carrots were well seasoned and excellently cooked. Perhaps the best carrots I ever had. We also tried the burrata ($16) which was composed of leeks, thyme, black pepper, toast over some warm cheese. Loved the sauteed leeks but it was a small portion and the cheese was sort of hard to cut. The whole dish didn't really feel worth the price.I got the appetizer portion of the mafalde ($13) for my main course, Mafalde is pasta with served with onions, prosciutto, caraway, and nutmeg. Well seasoned, good flavor, and a innovative combination of flavors. I had gotten the smaller portion which was still a good size; however, if you don't get many appetizers or are hungry, I'd recommend the main size. All in all, a great meal and highly recommended!
How have I not been here before!What an amazing restaurant. Their food is phenomenal, they have a nice wine list and the service was great! (Thanks to Casey for making great recommendations!)We started out with the cold turnips as an appetizer. It was thinly sliced, like a carpaccio, and the texture was smooth with a slight crunch. Layered with some sort of creamy and salty cheese (reminded me of feta a little) and some pesto topped with arugula this was the best turnip rendition I've ever had! The carrots - oh my gosh the carrots. Roasted to perfection with dill, parsley and capers and I think the pesto too, these were di-vine!On to the cacio e pepe, this was amazing. We mentioned we were going to share it so they plated it separately for us which was nice. So much flavor!! We also ordered the chicken was amazing but I was just way too full to finish everything. It tasted so delicious with potatoes, broccoli and I don't even know what else I was so full that it was a blur!!Yet somehow there is always room for dessert and the chocolate torte was just a dream. It was so smooth and creamy and had just the right flavor with a crunchy graham cracker like crust.I will absolutely be back! Thank you!
I've come here for dinner on multiple occasions. Both times were great! The 2nd time I went was actually for NYE! I highly recommend this for New Year's plans. We did a late dinner (10:45) for 3 of us. The restaurant was totally decked in New Year's decor: gold balloons hung all over the ceiling, NYE hats + glasses, and to top it off a champagne toast & countdown! The service was great, too. Very attentive waitress and staff. We ordered dirty martinis to start and then moved to a bottle of red wine. Dirty before dinner is always clutch.WE ATE (btw - we each ordered a dish and then shared among us - best way to do it I think)- Cacio e Pepe: I have to say this is one of the best cacio e pepe dishes I've had in a long time. It's a simple dish but the amount of pepper and cheese they use is perfect.- Borsa ("little purse" noodles with ricotta, hazelnut, lemon): Rich and decadent pasta! You should for sure share this with your group because we each could only eat about 3 of the pastas. It's really good though and very creamy. Plus "little purse" noodles are different! Think of them as a combo between gnocchi and ravioli. - Tomato Pizza (with basil & young pecorino): This was my least favorite dish. There just wasn't anything special about the pizza. It was basically a boring margarita. But still good to share!We also ordered the fried onions to start. I didn't this item on the menu though. They are so good so just ask your waiter for them. Very onion-y so maybe don't order if you have plans to socialize after :)
This place was truly amazing. Both my wife had fish dishes (I had the cod, and I think she had a swordfish?) and they were both soft, succulent and had great broths. We also had the burrata appetizer and two desserts. At the beginning of the evening we didn't even know this place existed but we're so happy we found it!
Good food. Excellent ambiance. I ordered the appetizers of Carrots, Brussel Sprouts and the garlic bread all of which were good but the brussel sprouts were really charred and burnt which was unappetizing. The main course was good again i had the chicken which was nice and juicy and my friend had the pasta which was also good. Again the veggies on the chicken dish were charred beyond recognition. Overall i would give this place a 3.5.
I had a petty great experience here the other night. My friend, her father and I went out for a lovely meal. Now I am definitely the type of person who says I'll be there in 15 and it's more like 20-45 minutes later - oops. Now my friend and her dad are definitely the type that say 15 minutes and they are there 14 minutes and 37 seconds. In this case they were especially hungry so we were half an hour early for the reservation. We decided to hang around the bar and hope that a table opened up. The place was pretty packed especially for a Tuesday so we found ourselves hanging around until even past our reservation time by around 10 minutes. That's been pretty typical in my experiences so I don't really care. The manager was extremely apologetic and accommodating however and they even comped us a round of drinks which wasn't really necessary but great customer service.So with regards to the food: from what I chose this is definitely a "I'm in hibernation mode" type place aka idgaf about dat #summerbod2016 look quite yet. We got the goat butter bread (a MUST), the burrata, a side of kale and our respective appetizers. I went with the prosciutto pasta. It was good but extremely heavy given the oil and cream that took up much of the dish and flavor. I enjoyed it but could not finish it given how heavy it was. The pizza looked pretty amazing so I'll have to give that a try next time I swing by. I've recommended this place to a bunch of people. It has a great atmosphere if you're going on a date and also great for a rather large group of friends
A solid four stars. Vic's was not exceptional but it was definitely a nice spot to have dinner on a Saturday night. We made a reservation the day before and didn't have to wait at all. Service was very friendly and present without being overly so. I ordered a glass of Sauvignon Blanc which was a little syrupy for my taste. I would maybe order a cocktail next time - I feel like the wine list left something to be desired. Anyway, we split the burrata, which was pretty good, and then each ordered a half portion of pasta. I am so happy they offer this option! The half was the perfect size with the burrata - I finished it all and didn't feel stuffed. I went with cacio e pepe and though that's a very simple combination, Vic's pulls it off without a hitch.
Went here this past sat. All the light skin and thin girls have left the bldg. Nothing but fat dark skin girls. Irvington is such a fucked city that they can't even keep decent talent in the go go bars smh
Any Spanish or light skinned girls with large naturals working here
Love their bloody mary's for brunch. Coming from the Midwest, it's been hard to find a decent bloody mary and the one's here are my favorite so far. We've only been for brunch but never been disappointed.
I was here about a month ago for brunch. The service was great, the food was amazing (I recommend the Porchetta Sandwich), and the decor was very nice. Will definitely come again for dinner.
Awesome (attractive, sweet, and knowledgable) staff behind the bar. They went above and beyond to make our evening out a good time. The drinks were tasty and didn't break the bank. I would definitely be a repeat customer if I lived in the city.
3.5We had food and drinks and everything was fine but nothing really stood out. I thought the beet salad was good and for the cacio de pepe, the flavor was great but the pasta was over cooked and had no bite to it.It's a cute place, and I would come back to try out different things.
Pleasantly surprised by this resto. Heard mixed things, but I really enjoyed it here...it's a fun, casual place to go w/a group of friends. Pizzas and pastas are great. My favorite is the Cacio e Pepe - so simple, yet so delish. And not creamy at all, given the cheeses added to the dish - and to me, that's a good thing. Service is quite good (bartenders are super friendly here). Wine list pretty decent. Great spot!
Stopped there for pre-dinner drinks with two friends who were visiting, after an afternoon of sightseeing with them around the city. We casually found it and decided to order a drink at the bar and some appetizers. We tried the garlic bread with goat butter and the marinated chickpeas. They were both delicious. I asked for a coke and they gave me a cane cola which was really good and refreshing and I appreciated the fact it was not an ordinary product. My friend ordered a gin tonic and then another one so I guess he enjoyed it ;).The bartenders were attentive and very friendly. I 'd love to go back for dinner.
I've been to Vic's 2 times and I love the crispy onions, the burrata, the cacio e pepe, and the "little purse" pasta. Also, the bathroom wallpaper is killer.
I have eaten at Vic's a couple of times and loved both of them equally, the restaurant is really beautiful (make sure you check out the bathrooms) and the service is friendly and prompt. The real star is the food. Both times I shared all the dishes with my dining partner and the standouts for me were - Spicy Cabbage, Heirloom Carrots, Crispy Sweet Onions (I don't like onions but there are insane), Burrata, Roasted Oxtail Brisket and the Chicken Liver Pasta. If I wasn't in a public place I would have licked the plates. The cocktails are also delicious. The Brooklyneese was my personal fave.Vic's ticks all the boxes for me and I can't wait to go back
Went here for dinner. Beautiful space from the former Five Points location. The food delicious (esp the pork) and a targeted wine list selection with a few interesting picks. Also found the service to be terrific - attentive but not obtrusive - despite what appeared to be a full house.
Beautiful interior, very bright and inviting. Great brunch spot for a group! Little loud but overall had a great time!
Had brunch twice and liked it both times... Will try dinner for sure as well. Sat in the back under the skylight, which feels great on a sunny day. Like the decor, and the service was very good. We also got a complimentary grapefruit/pomegranate salad courtesy of the chef. Good place. Looking forward to going back.
It's real good. Really. But after my third time here ive finally realized what i detest about this place. There's this very uncomfortable feeling here. It's a transparent attempt to seem relaxed and "downtown" while being anything but. It's like being in a friend's house who keeps it too clean. There's a rigid formality and stiffness in everything about it that they've tried to mask with denim shirts, but the sanitized, over wrought Prussian mechanisms of it are severely off putting. It's observable in the decor and a staff who seem like they're micro-managed into a state of paranoia. It makes it so I just don't want to be there. Good food though.
Pros: space is nice, service is very attentive and friendly, as if making up for other things. Carrot appetizer was delicious. Relatively easy to get a reservation, including for a group.Cons: The rest of the food was meh. It wasn't awful or even terrible but just okay and with so many options in this great city, why bother? We ordered lots of drinks, all decent, nothing totally memorable.Food-wise, got:Carrots -- excellentCrispy onions -- overhyped onions rings, slightly undercooked; should have been more fried/crispyBaby squid appetizer -- all right. nothing special. cooked well but with those ingredients could have been much betterPork ribs -- all right but almost tasted like they had been frozen -- a little dryBucatini -- nothing special.Little purses -- a little too much ricotta and the pasta was too thick for the ricotta. Not the right proportionWhole porgy -- perfectly cooked but the preparation with the broccoli rabe was nothing special and didn't enhance the fish
Is Lucky expensive for take out. How much does she charge?
The service was great!Shared some great starters! Really nice waitress! She gave us free food so we would try more. Can't wait to go back!
Step up from sidewalk into club. The NFL size bouncers can give you a lift up. Club is tight so hang in the back near the dj booth. Good luck with the bathroom if you can get in you will have a pond full of piss on your wheels.
Never been here before can I get in wit a wheelchair
Have they turned the music down yet? Cause I wont be back till they do.
The predecessor to Vic's, Five Points, was the location of my first date (a brunch), with the woman who would become my wife. Thus, the restaurant held a special place in our heart and we always did Sunday brunch around our dating anniversary. We were somewhat crushed to hear that Five Points had been closed by its owners and replaced by Vic's, but thus is the circle of life in New York City. No place is above getting stale and Five Points certainly had its downsides, none of them having to do with the food menu. It was habitually over-crowded and frenetic, as if by design through terrible use of space. Vic's addressed the madness around the bar area, streamlining the bar and adding low tables in the front and re-angled the host stand. In addition, they took out the fountain running through the middle of the main dining room and added tables with lighter furniture, thus calming the whole place, while enabling more people to be served in a calmer atmosphere.The menu was completely re-done and updated to be more with the times. The drink menu is straight out of Brooklyn with Boylan's sodas, craft cocktails and is heavy on small batch bourbons. The selections of bloody mary's for brunch was impressive. Food options are completely different, but there are many great options. The ricotta pancakes my wife ordered may be some of the lightest, delightfully sweet I have ever had. Service was fast and incredibly efficient. I don't know if it was lucky timing, but our food orders came in about five minutes. For more of a social scene, Lafayette around the corner is the place, but for a more cosy, relaxed brunch downtown, I'm a fan of Vic's.
Every single dancer in the club will do take outs. Why is this question still asked
Any info on Hennessy! Haven't seen her in awhile. Do she do take-outs?
they play the music *stupidly* loud. ears ringing after kind of loud.
It's weird to be fucking moon and her man, the dj, is watching while you do it.
Soooooooooo good. I love this restaurant. It is completely my go to in the area. Fresh clean food. Excellent knowledgeable staff! Bright cheery room. The small plates are incredible and the fried onion dish is insanely good. The pizza was outstanding and that's for pizza joints and none pizza joints (did that make sense?). The chicken salad with charred greens is the best chicken salad i have ever had. I know i know it's "just" a chicken salad but I literally crave it. No pretense just solid inventive new American cuisine. Go here...
Went here for brunch on New Years Day. Really comfortable space and pleasant staff. Started with the buratta, which was a little on the small side, the heirloom carrots, which were so flavorful and delicious (and great for sharing), and the doughnuts, which were amazing. Had the baked eggs as my main course. A little on the spicy side and packed with flavor. Definitely a savory dish. Very hearty and filling. I loved Five Points and was disappointed to see it go but I am very happy with Vic's.
Has she made any new movies or are we talking bout the same one
Is a movie star now but she hasn't forgot where she came from. Stills works at the club. The movie royalties must not be working out hahaha. One of the few good looking dancers left at the club.
Went for brunch, pretty squalor. The decor and ambiance was great, but that's about it. Weird service, not helpful and the food was a bland mashed up soup of eggs. It literally had no taste. They even messed up the latte and the side of bacon. Dozens of better options within walking distance.
What happened to Pretty
Burrata and anchovy pizza, oxtail, cabbage, crispy onions - all of the food was impeccably served and downright delicious. Stand out of the night was the cannelleni beans and little neck clams - heaven on a spoon!
Ambiance: the front room seemed nice, but we were sat in the brightly lit back area, right next to the open kitchen. i.e. bus boys, servers, and the expediter hovering near our table. Wine list: ordered a bottle of chianti - it did not taste good. At all. Our waiter insisted it was not corked & only offered, "Well, there's a reason why it's the cheapest wine on the list." Food: I was underwhelmed by the crispy onion, it was sort of tasty, but really just a glorified Applebee's awesome blossom. The portion of burrata was pretty small. The pasta was served in a bowl of thin broth, and had about 3 barely visible pieces flecks of guanciale.
The service was absolutely terrible. I don't think we actually had a waiter as our table was sparsely covered by a combo of people, including the hostess.We tried the Ricotta pizza, which was had a completely burnt crust, yet was luke warm upon arrival. The chicken was also undercooked, which is dangerous for chicken. The fried dough dessert was covered in powdered sugar to mask how bland and over fried it was. Just terrible overall.
Owners get rid of the DJ and use the CD player. One less person to pay and you will get more customers when the DJ is gone.
Lucky is still at the club
Same old cows + a few ones. Not worth the entry fee unless you like fat and ugly.
Any new girls or the same old cows
I would rate it 3.5 stars. I believe it is a good place for brunch with a good atmosphere. Food: the brunch menu was not original but everything we ordered was good.Decor is nice: it looks a bit like its predecessor, 5 Points. Service was good.
I'm almost tempted to give 5 stars, but that extra star is hard to let go of. I met my friend on the stormy Wednesday evening the night before Thanksgiving. The decor is much cozier than the previous joint, they opened it up a bit and made it more modern and rustic at the same time. We were comfy at the bar so we decided to stay there. The Host was very accommodating and the bartenders very nice. I went with the Milano Manhattan which was very good. We spent a good amount of time just gabbing and catching up and we didn't feel rushed at all. We started with the burrata, charred onion romesco , sage and bay and it was fabulous. We followed that up with the arugula pizza which was definitely a different type of pie with horseradish and poppy seeds. Now I usually like red sauce on my pizza but I'll have to admit that this was very good and the crust definitely rivals Marta. For an entree we split the roasted oxtail with chili agrodulce and mint and even though you had to work a bit to get at the meat, this was an excellent choice. We washed this all down with a perfect zweigelt, a 2012 Geyerhof. I very much enjoyed my evening at Vic's and I would highly recommend it.
I rounded up to four stars, but I would really give this place a 3.5.This place is pretty solid. It's not amazing, but really lovely for a neighborhood spot. We ordered the burrata pizza, which is rich and tasty. I like the light char on the really thin crust. We also started with the marinated cabbage (kim chee like, but more balanced) and the peasant bread (pure yum). I got the pasta dish with the broccoli and breadcrumbs which was also satisfying. The only real downer of the night was the cod main dish which just seemed a bit ill-conceived with its components.Service more than okay. The room has a comfortable feel to it.I would go back.
Great pastas. Great portions and GREAT SERVICE!! our group of four was treated to a couple of free appetizers when we were not seated on time. The reservation was at 7:30pm and we were seated at 7:50pm, most NYC restaurants would not have taken the opportunity to make us returning costumers.
I am loving Vic's! Their Garlic & Goat Cheese bread was DELICIOUS! Their wine list and cocktail selection is top notch. My friend got the prosciutto pizza (too many poppy seeds) and I got the pork shoulder -- it was a small portion of pork so I suggest getting a few sides or appetizers to share if you're especially hungry!I'll be back!
We were attracted to this place because of the great location. Gemma and Il Buco Alimentari down the street are some of our favorite spots in the city. Unfortunately, almost nothing about our experience here even came close to those neighboring restaurants. The pizza was quite good, I'll give it that. But the service was pushy, the bitter greens salad was overdressed, and the cod was overdressed - and cold.As the new kid in the block, this place has to work a lot harder to survive. We certainly won't be coming back.
Just had a great lunch at Vic's. The hot pepper onion tomato, mozzarella pizza was absolutely delicious. My husband enjoyed the Cacio e Pepe pasta. I will be returning to Vic's soon.
I really wanted to like this place, so it is with great disappointment I give it two stars.The meal was off to a great start. The restaurant is adorable. Spacious and well lit. Intricately decorated, giving off a chic, french farmhouse vibe. The staff incredibly friendly and attentive. Wine and food moderately priced.When our appetizers came, I prematurely exclaimed "five stars!" The fried eggplant was amazing, thin and crispy, served with this rich Parmesan sauce. The burrata was equally incredible, paired with olive tapenade toast and mushrooms.Things went south when we get our entrees. The Pancetta pizza everyone has been raving about fell flat. The crust was charred, the horseradish barely present, and the poppy seeds overwhelming. Seriously, the thing was essentially a ricotta pizza covered in seeds. Given the recommendations, we went with the Rye Rigatoni. Another let down. I don't think there was more than a spoonful of lamb meat in the bowl. I believe they meant to top the dish with lemon zest and instead we bit into chunks of lemon rind. Don't know how they justified serving this. My advice: come by for drinks, sit at the bar and order some apps. They clearly have these down. The entrees? Not so much.
Five Points had been such a good fixture in our neighborhood that we looked forward to Vic's opening. There are some improvements- it's got a more "open" feeling, and the sound seems better. we had the $3 garlic bread (yum!) with our drinks, and each of us ordered an entree. Nice service person.Here is some advice: Please don't make this mistake- the "entree" version of Tortellini for $21 consists of a spoonful of broth with 7 average-sized tortellini in it. Do not order this unless you are not hungry. For an average adult, this portion is not a dinner, and that should be mentioned, that there are 7 small pieces of pasta in a puddle of broth. We are afraid to know, what is the appetizer portion like? The other meal was roasted chicken ($24) with brussel sprouts, and that indeed was a "normal" portion for an adult, so was shared with the other diner with the tiny dinner. Nearby, several diners were eating the pizza, which seems to be a much better deal/portion than the pasta:)
This new Italian restaurant opening in place of formerly trendy brunch joint Five Points is a solid five star spot.Yet another place to add to the plethora of new options for excellent pizza that have opened in the last few months, the menu here has tons more in addition to that, including some incredible pasta:- Peasant Bread ($3)This bread is so good it almost makes you forgive that they don't give you any bread and make you pay to get some. Almost. They only give you 3 slices of this incredible, hot, buttery and crispy bread and it makes you wish it were complimentary so you could keep asking for more. - Crispy Eggplant ($11)This is a big pile of bright strips of fried eggplant. They are super thin and incredibly crispy, with tons of salty flavor. The waiter mentioned this as one of the more popular starters, and it's easy to see why.- Pancetta Pizza ($15)Similar to the thin-crust style at Marta, this was a really excellent pie. The combination of pancetta, horseradish, poppy seeds and ricotta sounds bizarre, but it tastes so good. The dough is very thin, while the crust is both crispy and a bit chewy. Definitely make sure to try this, or at least one of the pizzas.- Cacio E Pepe ($18 for larger size)Available in half and full order sizes, the pastas we tried were incredible. This very simple Cacio E Pepe was perfect.- Rye Rigatoni ($20 for larger size)Even better than the Cacio E Pepe, this dish with big pieces of rigatoni and plenty of bits of lamb shoulder was definitely the best dish. You will definitely want to order the full size of this.- Parsnip and Honey Cake ($9)Served with creme fraiche gelato, this was pretty good, but in a rare occasion, I much preferred the rest of the meal over the desserts here. The cake was very moist and spongy, and not too sweet. It needed to be paired with the creamy gelato, of which there wasn't quite enough of.- Sweet Ricotta Filled Fried Mezzaluna ($9)This came with 5 little moons of fried dough filled with ricotta. Even less sweet than the honey cake, this was way too bland for me. The pockets were piping hot and nice and crispy, so they were good in that respect, but I wish the filling was tastier.The atmosphere in here was really nice, with a great waitstaff providing perfect service throughout the meal. The music was on point too, consisting entirely of 90's hip-hop and R&B (e.g. OutKast, Nate Dogg, Biggie, etc.). I will definitely return when they inevitably start serving brunch, when they can easily recapture the popularity of Five Points.
No. they are all fat here now and for the forseeable future.
Are there any good looking girls still dancing
Delicious appetizers - we had the peasants bread, butternut squash, marinated cabbage and the best eggplant we've ever had. However, for the mains... Not great. Undercooked swordfish and a sorry looking lamb pasta, average pizza. Good chicken dish.We were willing to expect slower service than usual as this place had only been open 3 nights. We waited 30 mins for our drinks, waiter got one request wrong, 40 mins for our main once our appetizers were finished. The maitre d' was very apologetic and knocked the drinks off our check. We'll definitely return, but will give the teething problems time to phase out.
Went Friday night. Not worth the $5 cover charge to see a couple fat girls and to listen to the DJ telling you to tip the gurls and 3 drink minimum while blasting the music way to loud and over using the smoke machine.
Who's interested it 3 winners 1k CASH. It is 100% legit legal and takes 45 minutes no otc or touching any men what so ever or removal of underoos
Are there any good looking dancers besides Pretty ? Its a shame all of the other cute ones has gone else where
Nothing good is happening at Vic's lately same old busted out hoes
I haven't been to Vics in a year, what's happening there?
Can't force u to buy a minimum drinks. Cops are being paid off to allow that crap to happen in the. They can't prevent ABC laws
They really need to enforce that 3-5 drink minimum. I am so sick of those faggots who sit at the bar for several hours on one beer, and try to cop a look when I'm trying to screw. If you want to hang out here to spectate, and not spend money then don't bother coming here.
Same fat uglies day in and day out here. If you stop tipping the fatties fellas they will stop coming here. Keep dangling the dollars and they will continue their daily siege of this place. Once they gone the quality will improve. Don't settle for the fatties!
Anything good to report about Vics? Any new faces or old time favorites come back?
No fine gurls just ugly faces. Mostly fat and sloppy gurls. Was better without the DJ. He blasts the music sings off key to the songs and talks when your trying to get a lap dance and is annoying when he keeps saying 3-5 drink minimum. WTF is a 3 -5 drink minimum.