Victor's Cafe

(212) 586-7714 | View Website

236 W 52nd St, New York, NY | Directions   10019

40.762882 -73.984039

Open Hours

Mon-Thurs 1130am - 11pm

Fri-Sat 1130am-12am

Sun 1130am-11pm

 
Restaurants, Dine At The Bar, Private Rooms  more

More Tags: Private Parties, Online Reservations, Non-Smoking, Theater District Dining, Happy Hour, Prix Fixe Menu, Upscale Casual Dining, Romantic Dining, Bar Menu, Fine Dining, Casual Date Spot, Business Dining, Group Dining, Lunch Spot, Live Music, Brunch, Family-Friendly Dining

Cuisine: Cuban, Seafood, Latin American, Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates

Bar & Pub Special Features: Mojitos

Bar & Club Special Features: Specialty Cocktails

Payment Methods: Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa, American Express

Price: $$$

Neighborhoods: Midtown, Theater District - Times Square

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Victor's Cafe

From The Owners of Victor's Cafe

What embargo? Great mojitos, ample portions and a festive, tropical atmosphere recreate Old Havana in Times Square.

Menu
Gran Surtido, Salpicón De Mariscos, Vieras Al Limón, Ceviche De Pargo, Ensalada De Aguacate Y Berro, Ensalada De Palmitos Y Mandarina, Aguacate Relleno, 1492 Aperitivo Cubano (Serves Two), Piquillo Relleno, Rollitos De Yuca Y Camarones... more

Reviews for Victor's Cafe

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Very Good – This place is always very consistend and good, I really enjoy the skirt steak with the Chimichuri sauce here.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Best Cuban food in the area – Victor's never dissappoints. As a matter or fact, it has been the go to spot at the office for a couple of years. Excellent food, service, and atmosphere. I practically know the menu by heart.

Highly recommended for romantic date, group dining, etc.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Great Decor. However, the food is not worth the price. – I had heard mix reviews about this place so I decided to try it out for myself. When I arrived I was fully impressed by the high end decor and elegant style. However, I notice that as every minute passed by my experience began barreling down hill . Once I was seated I ordered two drinks which where just about right for $11. However, stay away from the appetizers. I ordered the Empanada De Yuca Rellena Con Langosta. I was expecting a decent sized appetizer for $16 which turned out to be two small patties with barely any lobster meat in them. I also had Croquetas Corral Con Salsa Lulú for $9 which resembled mozarrella sticks out of a freezer bag with "Salsa Lulu" . A fancy name for some tomatoe sauce. After the first disappointment and $25 into my meal my Paella was served. It was heaping with Seafood and tasted just about right. However, the rice was overdone and resembled a glop of oatmeal. For $40 this dish was a complete disappointment. Lastly, the $8 coconut was too sweet and had the consistency of peanut butter. I definitely wouldnt recommend this place unless all you care about is decor. However, expect to pay a high price and leave feeling ripped off. I suggest you try other restaurants like Cuba libre over in the Chelsea area or outside the borough where the food is good and 1/3 the price.

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

GOOD FOOD & SERVICE .....but WATCH OUT! – OK ....... so for my wifes Birthday I planned a night out in NYC. A visit to MOMA....then dinner at Victor's Cafe and then a Broadway Show ( ROCK of AGES ) which BTW was fabulous...go see it. So lets get to Victor's Cafe. The service was very good, the atmosphere was also very good. We went during Restaurant Week in NYC and picked our meal off the prefixed Restaurant Week Menu. We started with MOJITO's a hose speacialty which was fresh and tasty followed by the appy ...... she had the --- Sopa de Pollo con Daditos de Aguacate y Maiz

Homemade chicken soup with corn and diced avocado, I had the --- Croquetas Corral con Salsa Lulú

Smoked ham croquettes with Lulú’s savory sauce of roasted tomatoes and cachucha peppers. Both were very good. Main course was -- Ropa Vieja en Nido de Platanos

Victor’s house specialty-Shredded Angus skirt steak simmered in garlic, tomatoes,

sliced onions and peppers nestled in a plantain basket. Served with Victor’s famous black beans and white rice...FOR ME and Sandwich Cubano con Mariquitas Surtidas

Traditional Cuban pressed sandwich with hand-carved roast pig, ham, melted aged Gruyère cheese,

pickles and mustard. Served with Caribbean vegetable chips FOR HER. Dessert we both had --- Flan Tradicional

Traditional Cuban-style egg custard. ALL for 35.00 per person not icluding the MOJITOS at 10.50 ea...which was all good....very good! Now the review we read all warn about the Sangria Pitcher.....we agree we saw several table ordered the 40.00 pitcher which serves 2 glasses of PUNCH like sanria......not worth it. We were offered a side salad with our miain course at the time we placed our order and said sure ......... here is your SECOND WARNING ...... SMALL salad of field greens and a sliver ( I MEAN REAL SMALL PIECE OF CHEESE ) in an 8" plate! @ 14.00 each !!!!! I did question our waiter when we got the bill which if all is fair portions and high quality I would say nothing....HOWEVER this was a RIP OFF ....... other than that eveything else was good. SO BEWARE ........ and ask the pricing UP FRONT if its not on the menu.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

great place, good service – Waiters had a great knowledge of the menu, environment is coll, food is pretty good and the presentation is great, and the price it is in the average for mid town New York.

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

Service was a bit slow... And I spent $100 with my date and – The Ropa was good but were is the rice??? The two apps were really good... Mojitos were small but had a good flavor...if the prices were a bit lowere you would probably be busier...

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

We''ll be back! – From the minute we entered Victor's Cafe we were in heaven. The ambiance was so authentic and creative. The tables were roomy and not crowded. The white wine sangria was EXCELLENT. Dinner was very tasty and all the food combinations really enhanced each other. I usually don't like flan, but the flan here was amazing! We'll definitely be back!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

I went in to dinner at Victor's Cafe with big expectations and they delivered! Great place with amazing food, great service and a nice atmosphere. It is an expensive dinner but well worth it. bartolito and filete mignon where GREAT! This restaurant is great for business or a romantic evening which is saying something. This is one of the best restaurants in the city.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Good Food Skip the Sangria – The overall experience at the restaurant was good. I ordered the Bistec w/ chimichurri ( Steak ). It was mediocre. The black beans & rice were very good. My girlfriend ordered the Paella which was excellent.

A half of a lobster was in the Paella along with other tasty meats (shrimp , churiso). The problem came when I ordered a pitcher of SANGRIA without checking the price. It tasted like a fruit drink and had no alcohol kick. It was $40. If I went back again, I would skip the steak & Sangria.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Yummy!! – very tasty, great service, friendly.......but try Cabana restaurant just as good and less expensive..........

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