Victory Meat & Seafood

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Welcome to Victory Steak & Seafood!
A Chef inspired neighborhood Eatery serving a selection of prime meats and seasonal fish in a Nantucket-casual-meets-city-chic neighborhood restaurant. Located in the heart of downtown Elmhurst, the lively space is fronted by an oyster bar and cocktail lounge offering classic cocktails, craft beer and a global wine list.
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4.3
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TT
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good as usual

m
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Sea Bass and Salmon were amazing. Grilled calamari a bit chewy for my liking but the fish quickly made me forget about it.

D
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Very loud and vibrant restaurant. Service was average. Slow on meal delivery and a few forgetful misses on requests (e.g., glass of ice). Prices are Lincoln Park top food prices for just above average food. Fish was $44 dollars and was good but not great. Brick chicken was dry. Also, drink portions are measured. Wine by the glass is two fingers. Not typical of higher end places. My third time here. I think I am done.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

It seemed like they were overbooked for the evening. We got seated next to the bathrooms and

JE
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 4Food 2Service 5Ambience 3

Great location, service was good but the noise level was high and the food was too salty and buttery for our taste.

OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Solid choice for a moderately priced steak and seafood restaurant. Don’t expect capital grill type ambiance. Fresh seafood options abound and well prepared. It’s a little small and noise level high. You’ll also get smoked out by the kitchen being open in the small restaurant space. Service very good to excellent. I’d go there again but try to sit next to the aquarium if you want to be near all the action.

AP
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We met friends at Victory for dinner. Our waiter was exceptional. He was able to make suggestions and answer our questions. The food was magnificent and creative. The food arrived in a timely way, but we were never rushed. We had a chance to sit and talk while lingering over mouthful after mouthful. We will be back.

y
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Good service, good slow pace for a nice time. Amazing food.

J
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Waiter Lido was excellent! It was our 1st time there and he knew every item on the menu, just an all around great individual! And the Host, Natalie was beautiful and sincere. Due to music across the street being a little loud she offered to bring us inside; even asked if we wanted her to walk across the street to ask them to lower it a bit. We didn't do neither however it was the point she wanted to go above and beyond making sure we were comfortable and happy. Great job to the owners; excellent food "amazing Crab Alfredo", as well as exceptional service!!! We can't wait to return!!!

TT
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

I’ve been to VM&S many x’s & last night was the 1st that I’ve had a very long wait for my food. It seemed like others who came in after us where attended to quicker & received their food 1st. Even with this being stated I did receive the Same great food & friendly waiter/staff service.

Again I’be been here plenty of x’s & this was a 1st so I’m not sure if it was what we ordered (oysters, calamari, corn) or something else but it did kind of make us a little irritated because we were hungry lol. In any event still a great place to dine.

JH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 4

Too large of servings. Slow drink service. Side dish came late. Just ok. Not worth the dollars. Timing off for the price point.

OT
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great place, great food, good time! Been here several times and it never disappoints.

Z
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

Chef prepared dish incorrectly. Sent food back only to have the plate return with wrong topping (Jalepeno)
Scrapped off and correct presentation (vesuvio)
Lopped on top. Tasted like jalapeño vesuvio! Ughh
Sent back again. Rush job. Sea Bass was over cooked
Vesuvio potato’s undercooked, and vesuvio pea dried out and hard. Experiences like this make me want to move back downtown.

D
Chicago
68 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

We really liked this place however our service was very slow and our server kept disappearing.

TB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent food. Pacing of appetizers and meal was good.

BO
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

This was our first time here. We went for my husbands birthday. We all loved it! There were 4 of us. Two had fish and two had steaks. The steaks were amazing and the fish was good. Portions are very generous and we will definitely go back again!

EF
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best restaurant in Elmhurst, fresh seafood and amazing steaks.

CC
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Victory is a favorite of mine! Love all the people that work there. The service is outstanding. Great seafood... the meatballs and the brick chicken are delicioius!! Great bar, too!!

OT
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 1Food 5Service 1Ambience 1

Food was fantastic but that was about it. Service was incredibly slow. Took along time for everything, drinks, appetizers, dinner. Not sure what has happened here but think twice!

OT
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was excellent!

M
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Amazing oysters! Great dinner and drinks!!!

C
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We come here about once a month. Excellent service, excellent food & drinks! We usually order off of the daily specials menu & I am always pleased with my selections! The seabass is so perfectly prepared, it melts in your mouth.

LM
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We enjoyed the food at Victory. I had Dover Sole with lemon caper sauce with brocollini and my husband had the lobster roll. The jalapeño hash browns (really diced potatoes) were excellent. We got there quite early on a Friday at 5:30 and it was not crowded. When it got more crowded, our server was more occupied (naturally) so service became more sparse. I would definitely return to Victory for a meal!

GA
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was perfect

TW
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really great food! I'd recommend they put the trio of medallions on risotto on the main menu. It was amazing!!!

T
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and service!!

CR
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Laura our waitress was the saving grace for the evening.
Hostess sat us and no one came to our table for the first 10 minutes. Luckily Laura noticed the mistake and took care of us.

C
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The seafood specials are different every time and not to be missed! Our server made recommendations and we were very pleased. Fabulous food choices. My husband and I always receive exceptional service. On our last visit, there was a problem with our reservation. The staff comped our drinks and appetizer. On this visit, the bartender remembered us and our previous situation, so he comped our drinks and dessert. That was very unexpected. One of our favorite restaurants.

TL
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Erica was our server and she was fantastic. The grilled octopus was phenomenal and sausage and rapini orecchiette was delicious. Great wine deals on Wednesday’s.

TT
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As usual another great experience...this place never disappoints with the exceptional service & quality food. This is my favorite restaurant.

OT
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Victory is unique place!Decor is East coast style. A restaurant you would put up against big restaurants downtown free parking (no valet service) but still nice chances are you won't get carjacked in Elmhurst another plus. Give it a try

S
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

A welcomed addition to downtown Elmhurst, Victory has great potential. Interesting menu but spotty service, they are probably still working the kinks out. I hope they do to make the experience worthwhile. Check it out and stop by next door at Tannins for a glass of wine and live music.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 1Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

We’ve been loyal repeat customers until tonight. 50 minute wait for food is terrible. No communication from manager or others. Food undercooked. Not all orders ready together. Sides were never delivered.

KK
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a wonderful time! Great ambience! Food was awesome! Our waitress was very nice and accommodating! We will be back!

C
Las Vegas
16 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

Service was very good, but the food was underwhelming. Maybe it was because of how late we ate but it wasn’t what I expected walking in.

S
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great spot in D/T Elmhurst. Yummy food selections and the wait staff is attentive without being oppressive. More to try, will def be back!

JB
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The waiter, Victor (believe it or not), has to be the best waiter that has ever stood table-side during my 57 years of walking the earth. Food was great, room was a bit loud, but Victor made us forget that we had been given the worst table in the house . . . . next to the kitchen. Great place.

TC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

Waited for food to arrive for a long time. Salad and entree came at the same time with no explanation or apology. Dover sole was excellent. Side of broccolini was stone cold.

HM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Food is perfection. Friendly wait staff. Long waiting. Noise level louder than a frat party las Saturday nite. Will definitely go again. They need more space.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

Food was on the better side of ok. Positions were VERY large. We realistically could have bought one meal for two people. If you approach your meal from that perspective then it can be a good value. Found it was a bit expensive for two people when getting your own meals. Ambience was a 5/5!

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