201 Main St SE, Minneapolis, MN | Directions 5541444.984497 -93.254464
Mon. - Sun. 4pm - 10pm
Neighborhoods: University, Marcy-Holmes
Misleading Lunch – If you are hoping for a healthy bite at lunch, go somewhere else. The menu is misleading. I ordered the popeye chicken sandwhich which states broiled chicken, spinach, artichokes, and swiss cheese. Sounds healthy, right (well minus the cheese...but it's swiss). It came out with spinach and artichoke dip on top of the chicken. Now, it was good - don't get me wrong, but totally not what was described and not healthy. My husband also was mislead with the turkey wrap burrito with black bean and corn salsa...completely covered in butter and grilled...but it was a whole wheat wrap - thank god! It was all good...but very disappointing for the conscious eater.
Overpriced – Used 1/2 price gift certificates purchased from the KQ website, and it was still overpriced. Crab cakes seem cheaply made, but not inexpensive, crab stuffed walleye was good, cajun ribeye was ok, seafood chowder was good, but very pricey for just good and ok. Service was slow and they were out of some product. Nice looking place, but the food quality is not as high as the price, even with the half price gift certificate.
If it rains, no one will come – Okay - given the facts: Saturday early evening, raining cats & dogs; BUT when 90% of your reservations (according to bartender) cancel.... because they can not sit outside, makes you think there is NO reason to be inside. CORRECT. Food - i had a hard time choosing anything from the menu that was compelling. All choices were a struggle - beginning with starters. Prices WAY 2 high for what you get. Nothing exceptional at all. WIll not go back...unless I can sitll outside on a beautiful night and just DRINK
Disorganized and Slow.... – The service here is disorganized. Every single staff person (young girl) that I encountered looked like they were a junior in college.
My server returned to my table 4 times to alter the status of available oysters. I was initially seated and then moved, passed over for service by the waitress, and had to send my rare seared tuna for $26 back because it was well done. The Hollandaise sauce was separated and nasty. Once its ruined start over please. My $14 crab claw appetizer tasted like it had been refrigerated for a week and it was way too cold and rubbery.
Everything I ordered was a big let down. My companion had some decent items though, and we were there for hours just to get dinner on a Monday night. And $5.75 for a bottle of Heineken is absurd.
Not Recommended – I live about four blocks from the restaurant Vic's and I have to say everytime I've been there the service is poor. You wait to be seated for about 10-15 minutes and to get your menus and a drink is about another 15 minutes. If you have the time and patients (about 2 hours or more) the food is great.
Go for the seafood chowder – I'll have to say I've been dissappointed by the service several times but I've enjoyed the food. The seafood chowder is loaded with with large chunks of fish, shrimp + more. The calimari salad had a tasty sesame dressing. I'm craving their wasabi crusted tuna. It was cooked perfectly- rare-melted in your mouth -served with a decadent sauce. Even the cowboy ribeye was cooked perfect. It was pricey considering the service but I will try again.
Tasteful, Great ambiance – I have visited Vic's on several occassions. On A busy Saturday night when the deck is full and on a quiet Monday night when the dining room and bar are perfect spots for an intimate evening.
The tenderloin medallions were rich and delicious. The half rack of lamb a friend had was moist and tasty. The highest priced app (crab cakes @ $13) was good and fairly priced compared to others around town like the Capital Grille. Beef skewers, Garlic Herb Shrimp and Calamari have been my favorites.
Service was good and comprable to other upscale casual places like Figlio or any Ciatti's. Busier nights look like they could use more help.
I will return again as will many of my friends and co-workers. We love their "Happy hour" special. Try the house martini, something called a Vick-tini, is a cool blue color and very good. ($4 during happy hour).
Nice Place – Went for my birthday...used to go to the Wharf so didn't want to break tradition. Completely revamped inside...very nice though. The food was very good, some portions are small (lobster) others are very large and tasty (crab stuffed walleye). Our sides came out long after we finished our dinner, but the manager made up for it completely and we left very satisfied. Will definately try Vic's again.
Unexpected dissapointment – Loved the view. Outside seating was available on Saturday night.
However,portiones were very small and food was unjustifiably expensive and not very good.
I had tasteless tuna steak for $18. In my opinion, this fish was undercooked and flavorless. I expected a lot more from a seafood place.
Entries did not come with any sides. So, I ordered a side of steamed broccoli for another $7. I don't think I ever paid so much for nothing more then a small plate of steamed broccoli. Again totally flaworless.
In summary me and my wife spend $60 and went home very dissapointed and still hungry.
nice night out – My wife and I like to try new places we were headed to pracna and decided to try Vics! What a beautiful room and a priceless view of the river.The server was quite affable and helped us select our entrees .We had a nice bottle of wine a great dinner and a relaxing time out. THANKS WE'LL BE BACK!
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