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Vic's

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31 Great Jones St., New York, NY 10012 40.726 -73.993
nr. Lafayette St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-253-5700 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: American Nouveau, Italian
  • Price Range: $$$

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  • Critics' Rating: ****

    Key to Prices and ratings

    Upscale
    • Almost Perfect
    • Exceptional
    • Generally Excellent
    • Very Good
    • Good
    Cheap Eats
    • Best in Category
    • Excellent
    • Delicious
    • Very Good
    • Noteworthy
    • Very Expensive
    • Expensive
    • Moderate
    • Cheap
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Official Website

vicsnewyork.com

Hours

Mon-Fri, noon-11pm; Sat, 10:30am-3pm and 5:30pm-11pm; Sun, 10:30am-3pm and 5:30pm-10pm

Nearby Subway Stops

N, R at 8th St.-NYU; 6 at Astor Pl.; B, D, F, M at Broadway-Lafayette St.; 6 at Bleecker St.

Prices

$15-$28

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Lunch
  • Notable Chef
  • Open Kitchens / Watch the Chef
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Design Standout
  • Online Reservation

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Profile

It’s true pizza is as ubiquitous in New York these days as farm-to-table menus, but Vic’s manages to excel in both departments. Hillary Sterling does four or five pies, enough to make Vic’s a pizza destination but not enough to classify it as a pizzeria. Hers are distinguished by featherlight crusts with credible cornicione and significant blistering; on the textural scale, they fall somewhere between a cracker crust and la vera pizza napoletana, minus the soggy center. Whether it’s pizza, antipasti, salad, pasta, or a ricotta-stuffed borsa slicked in a mellifluous butter-lemon sauce, Sterling excels in big, bold, and brightly acidic flavors—reminiscent of trendsetters like April Bloomfield and Mario Batali. Even in its youth, Vic’s has preserved the neighborly spirit that infused Five Points. The service is attentive and friendly, the crowd is young and largely female, the tables are wide and well spaced, and the room is deliriously loud—made more so, perhaps, by the drinks list, heavy on barrel-aged cocktails and big ice.

Note

Go halfsies: There are good local beers by the half-pint, half-orders of pasta, and half-bottles of Diebolt-Vallois Chardonnay.

Recommended Dishes

Borsa, $21

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