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Victory Restaurant & Lounge, New York, NY

Victory Restaurant & Lounge

4.1
4.1
40 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Victory Restaurant & Lounge was born out of an idea to create a place where people could enjoy 5-Star meals in a relaxing, welcoming environment. The mixture of a dynamic ambiance, unmatched vibe, impeccable food and hookah came to life with Victory Restaurant & Lounge. The concept originated in Miami, with the first Victory Restaurant & Lounge and the same excitement is being brought to New York City!

Our menu consists of elevated comfort foods that will leave you wanting more. Whether you’re looking for a perfect date night spot on a Wednesday, or an energetic weekend brunch to enjoy drinks and hookah with friends, Victory is ready to serve you.

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2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 10 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed, Sun 6:00 pm–1:00 am Thu–Sat 6:00 pm–2:00 am

  • Phone number

    (646) 430-0739

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Black/African American, Middle Eastern

What 40 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Manhattan

    Late Night Find

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious. Our waiter was very nice and had great recommendations
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love coming here for drinks, amazing hookah, and people watching. Will be back for sure
  3. RL

    RobertL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very well run place employees worked well together.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    The hookah is definitely overpriced probably to only attract a certain “level” of crowd. We were asked to give up our seat after an hour and a half and the table next to us was seated before us and was allowed to stay after us which I didn’t understand. Overall nice environment, sort of small but a great urban option for hookah late night.
  5. AR

    AbbyR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Me and my boyfriend loved the place. The music was good and energetic and the food was delicious. The hookah was also bussing but very expensive
  6. JW

    JessicaW

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The place is small but cute. Great place for a girls night or date. Everyone was dressed very stylish. The food was amazing but be prepared to spend some money. I spent a lot and didn’t even have hookah. Overall i enjoyed myself and i will be back.
  7. SW

    StenW

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best New York strip steak I have ever had. A new kind of vibe, a modern kind of restaurant.
  8. CH

    CHINA

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    Food was exceptional. Service was great, everyone was extremely attentive. However, the restaurant itself was HOT! We heard the table next to us also complaining about the temperature of the restaurant as well. They sat us at a table in the corner of the restaurant while they was other vacant seating available. Especially given the time limit we have at the table. I feel as though we could have been accommodated with better seating and they would have still been able to satisfy their other reservations. It wasn’t packed at the time we were there, so to have a table, pressed against the DJ booth while we starred at open tables for our entire reservation time was a bit disappointing.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was a Great vibe i would definitely come back try the food but Great drinks and vibes
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good vibes, good music and good food
  11. J

    Jennifer

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience3
    my experience at Victory was a disappointment. Food wasn't great and some items listed on the menu were not even available. When I initially scheduled the reservation I specifically requested a dessert with a candle and happy birthday sign or decoration for my partner whose birthday we were celebrating. When we arrive the oven is not working so there is no dessert available. The waitress offers a birthday shot which is not what I wanted but I accepted the offer. At the end of night when I receive the bill they charged us for the birthday shot which honestly should have been on the house since it's not what we wanted. I really would have appreciated a call when I initially scheduled the reservation notifying me they couldn't accommodate this request instead of finding out when we were there and ready to order.

    Victory Restaurant & LoungeResponded on June 14, 2022Hi Jennifer, we appreciate your honest feedback. We are sorry to hear about the poor experience you had. We know it's frustrating when items are unavailable and unexpected technical issues appear. Good news is, the oven has been fixed and we would like to invite you to a dessert and drinks on us! The server should have not charged you with the shots, we will communicate that to the team! We understand your frustration! Please ask for the manager next time, hope to see you soon!

  12. AA

    ArielA

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I definitley recommend the lamb chops and the jerk wings!!
  13. AB

    AubreyBritish

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Staff were very professional. Overall great atmosphere, good vibes, everyone was having a great time. Only issue wait time at the bar for a drink was a bit long.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dope place good food
  15. J

    Jasmine

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    The food was good and the drinks were just ok. What I hated about this restaurant was the fact that every time we were trying to order more drinks the waitress kept reminding us how much time we had at the table. It killed the whole vibe and experience for my friends and I. It’s not like we were just sitting there. We were actually ordering food, drinks, hookah etc. On top of that, the waitress would take forever to come to our table to take our order and still wants to remind us of how many minutes we have left at the table. It was my friends birthday dinner and we just wanted to have a good time. It was impossible to do that when we were constantly reminded to watch the clock. Everyone is aware of the time limit of the table because most restaurants have this rule. But I never experienced it like this before and it made us leave before our time was up because it ruined the whole experience for us. Because of this poor service, I won’t refer or ever go back to this establishment.

    Victory Restaurant & LoungeResponded on June 14, 2022Hi Jasmine, thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We are sorry to hear that the server made you feel like you could not enjoy the dinner. We absolutely understand your frustration and we will make sure to communicate that properly to our team! The reminder should be at the end of the seating time, we totally agree! Again, we are very sorry for the poor experience and we would like to make it better next time. Please do come again!

  16. KL

    KaylaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot servers were on point made sure everything was good and very kind. Music and drinks were great

    Victory Restaurant & LoungeResponded on June 14, 2022Hi Kayla, thank you for the great review!

  17. AD

    AndreD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is amazing, from the hostess at the door to collecting the check at the end. We had an amazing time, food was excellent, staff was pleasant, music was perfect. Will definitely be back again!

    Victory Restaurant & LoungeResponded on May 11, 2022Thank you Andre, we highly appreciate your feedback.

  18. D

    Deja

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience3
    Waiters were trying to rush us out. It was a nice scenery.

    Victory Restaurant & LoungeResponded on May 11, 2022Hi Deja, we are sorry to hear about that. Unfortunately, we do have a 1 1/2 hrs time limit on the table especially on the busy days like the weekend. Due to limited space we handle it like other restaurants, that way we can accommodate all reservations. Again, we are sorry to hear if you felt rushed out, the time limit should have been communicated upfront when making the reservation or when sitting down. Please do come again!

  19. M

    Matana

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    What we had wasn’t worth the money and the drinks were weak as hell

    Victory Restaurant & LoungeResponded on May 11, 2022Hi Matana, we are sorry to hear about your experience. We are not sure why the drinks you had did not meet the usual standard. We would like to invite you to a drink to give you a better experience next time. Please ask for the Manager when you come in. We look forward in hosting you again. Thank you!

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience5
    The ambiance was good. Good music. We didn’t have food, as me and my bf went for drink and hookah. First off we made reservations and were seated about 30 mins late. The hookah was good. But for $80 to then get told you have to leave after an Hour and a half seating was crazy to me. The waitress was terrible. Totally forgot about us and then gave us drinks on the house due to her forgetfulness. Don’t know if I’ll return.
  21. c

    chinkz

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    food options were over the top expensive..its was kinda small..nice place for a date..not a group event

    Victory Restaurant & LoungeResponded on May 11, 2022Hi Chinkz, thank you for the feedback. We are sorry to hear you were disappointed in our price point. We do hope you still enjoyed the quality of the food & service we were providing. Thank you, please do come again!

  22. SB

    ShavonB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a really nice time . The waiter and waitress were excellent. The food was good .

    Victory Restaurant & LoungeResponded on May 11, 2022Thank you Shavon! We can't wait to have you back dining with us.

  23. AD

    AmaD

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Over priced for no reason. The hookah was way over priced and didn't last as long as they said it would. The food was ok but I have had better. Just think things were a little over priced for what it was.

    Victory Restaurant & LoungeResponded on May 11, 2022Hi Amad, we are super thankful for your honest feedback! We are sorry to hear you were disappointed in our price point. We hope you will give us another try to give you a better experience next time! Thank you!

  24. C

    Cashmere

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Place is small like a basement . They rush you from your tables . Food was good , drinks was good , hookah was good but over priced $70 . Bathroom is small like a airplane bathroom . Place is overpriced for how bougie they act in there . Music is very low . More of a restaurant than a lounge .

    Victory Restaurant & LoungeResponded on May 11, 2022Hi Cashmere, thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We are sorry to hear that you were disappointed. We understand our table limit of 1 1/2 hrs can be frustrating. Since we get very busy we have to keep that table limit in order to keep up with our reservations, especially on the weekends. We are happy to hear that you liked the food & drinks! From Wednesday - Sunday we have a DJ from 9.30 pm, maybe you can give it another try if you like the lounge vibes more :) Please do come again!

  25. OC

    OdessaC

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    The place was very unorganized with the reservations we made 3 reservations and they were making a big deal about sitting the tables next to each other but the place is so small it really would not have made a difference but they were trying to be difficult

    Victory Restaurant & LoungeResponded on April 25, 2022Hi, thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We are sorry to hear that we could not sit your group together and understand that it can be frustrating. This might have been due to multiple reservations have been made and therefore count as one reservation for a big group. In general, reservations for a group of 6+ will have to do a minimum at the table. Please make sure to check our website for special reservation inquiries for a bigger party. We look forward to host you again. Thank you

  26. KA

    KAit

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    Experience was not what I expected. My friends and I made reservations and they sat us all over the place. The drinks are definitely not worth the price and the food wasn’t as good as it looks. The floor manager, tried to work with us, which is much appreciated. But the experience was not worth my time. Definitely not somewhere I would attend for a second time.

    Victory Restaurant & LoungeResponded on April 25, 2022Hi, thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We understand the frustration about the reservation issue. We always recommend to make one reservation for the whole party that will attend in order to be able to sit together. We are sorry to hear about your poor experience with us and hope we can work something out with you if you do come again. Please make sure to ask for the manager and we will take care of you. Thank you, we look forward to hosting you again.

  27. G

    Gabb

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    If you’ve ever been to Victory in Miami the New York location isn’t for you. One the location itself looks like a basement and the food is mediocre. If you’re going for drinks, music and hookah this spot is for you. PS - My boyfriend and I were being told we had to leave because our seating time was coming to an end, which you are allotted an 1.5 hours and we were only seated for 45mins. Long story short the manager and hostess came to us multiple times telling us we arrived earlier then our reservation time which wasn’t true but they failed to check the name of the reservation they mixed us up with. So that aggravated me on top of your business not even being up to par. I’ll be taking my flights to Miami over a drive to the city for this.

    Victory Restaurant & LoungeResponded on April 25, 2022Hi Gabb, thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We are sorry to hear about the confusion regarding the time limit at your table. In general, we do have a 1.5 hours time limit, especially on the busier days like the weekend. However, this was totally our fault that we mixed up the reservation name and are deeply sorry for that. We would like you to come back to have a better experience with us. Please make sure to ask for the manager next time and we will take care of you!

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience5
    The ambiance was enjoyable. The server was nice but there were times I felt she could be more present. The food wasn’t worth the wait. My table and I waited almost an hour and all dishes were cold except for one out of 6. I really wanted to enjoy this experience more but the food was not what was expected for the price we paid. The hookah and drinks were the best part.

    Victory Restaurant & LoungeResponded on April 25, 2022Hi, thank you for sharing your feedback with us! We are sorry to hear about the server not being attentive enough at the table and the long wait for the food. We appreciate feedback like yours in order to improve our operations and also give feedback to our employees. Please make sure to ask for the manager next time you dine with us and we will take extra care of you! We look forward in hosting you again. Thank you.

  29. V

    Vallegal

    Washington DC

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Didn’t realize this was a hookah bar and late night lounge when we booked. We just wanted a good meal for a night in NYC, and turns out we got it. The food and cocktails were amazing! Jasmine our server and Zoo and E were delightful and accommodating. It was loud (and fun) and we had a fabulous evening! Definitely try the kale salad, brussel sprouts, NY strip and every cocktail!

    Victory Restaurant & LoungeResponded on April 15, 2022Hi, thank you for sharing your great feedback with us! We are so happy to hear you had a good time dining with us! We look forward in hosting you again.

  30. MJ

    MrJones

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience2
    Prices are over the top this aint mami Server Destiny was the best she did a excellent job serving Had 2 haggle with management for a free shots after my tab was almost 500$ crazy

    Victory Restaurant & LoungeResponded on April 15, 2022Hi MrJones, thank you for sharing your honest feedback with us! We are sorry to hear you were disappointed in our price points. Please do come again and we will make sure you will receive a special treatment for the inconvenience you have experienced with the management. We look forward in hosting you again!

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff was very accommodating and pleasant.

    Victory Restaurant & LoungeResponded on April 15, 2022Thank you for sharing your feedback!

  32. ST

    ShawnT

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had an amazing experience will be going back again

    Victory Restaurant & LoungeResponded on April 3, 2022We are happy to hear that you had an amazing experience! We can't wait hosting you again! Thank you for sharing your feedback.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! Hookah is the best in NJ/NY area and food was great!

    Victory Restaurant & LoungeResponded on April 3, 2022Thank you for the positive feedback! We look forward in hosting you again.

  34. G

    Gaff

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The vibe was just perfect! You heard is definitely my favorite drink, didn’t get a chance to order food because the kitchen closed when I arrived but we will be back to try!

    Victory Restaurant & LoungeResponded on March 20, 2022Hi Gaff, thank you for your great feedback! Definitely come again and try the food! We look forward to hosting you again in the future.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    ive been to the miami location so i was a bit disappointed in the size of this one. but the food, vibe and drinks were as much of a hit as in Miami. really loved the cocktail menu, i had the Big Drip. spicy, smokey margarita. hope they plan to host a happy hour, as the area is known to have.

    Victory Restaurant & LoungeResponded on March 29, 2022Hi, thank you for sharing your feedback with us! We indeed have a new Happy Hour. For now, it is going to be Tuesday's from 6PM - 8PM. Hookahs & Cocktails are half off! We look forward to hosting you again!

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve been twice with my boyfriend , the first time we had amazing service from a beautiful young lady with curly hair * forgot her name sorry lol . We came back again and asked her to service us and once again it was a great experience . I love the music and the hookah although a little pricey was great as well . I recommend it to everyone .

    Victory Restaurant & LoungeResponded on March 20, 2022Hi, thank you for sharing your feedback with us! We are happy to hear you had a good time at Victory! We look forward in hosting you again!

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    The ambiance was nice but the food overall was mediocre and overpriced. I went to the victory in Miami and loved it but NY needs a bit more work. I had the lobster friend rice which was underwhelming. The Brussels were amazing and the drinks were definitely very good also.

    Victory Restaurant & LoungeResponded on March 20, 2022Thank you for sharing your feedback with us! We are sorry to hear that you did not like the lobster fried rice. We appreciate every feedback, that way we know what to do better in order to offer a second mile service to our customers. We look forward in hosting you again! Next time, maybe you can try a different entree and will like it better :) Please do come again sometime. Best, Victory Team

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dubai

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall1food5service5ambience1
    Loved the food … no ambiance.. look like a basement!

    Victory Restaurant & LoungeResponded on March 10, 2022Hi, thank you for sharing your feedback with us! We appreciate every customers opinion and love to hear what we can do better. Since we have recently opened our doors for you guys, stay tuned for even more design features in our New York location. There is so much more to come and we are excited to share it with you. We look forward to hosting you in the future. Please do come again sometime.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top notch customer service! The food was amazing! Please get the salmon you will not regret it!
  40. NG

    NotoyaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing love it, ambiance was great. Perfect new spot

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Victory Restaurant & Lounge is rated 4.1 stars by 40 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 10 times today
Google Map for Victory Restaurant & Lounge

221 W 38th St New York, NY 10018-4777

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Garment District / Flower District

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed, Sun 6:00 pm–1:00 am Thu–Sat 6:00 pm–2:00 am

  • Cuisines

    American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Black/African American, Middle Eastern

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Wine

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