Three-Course Dinner of Upscale Comfort Food for Two or Four at Victoria Station & Vic's Boathouse (Up to 55% Off)

Downtown Salem

93% of 625 customers

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In a Nutshell

Bacon-wrapped scallops prelude roast prime rib, boneless braised short ribs, or lobster ravioli; desserts include molten lava cake

The Fine Print

Expires May 1st, 2014. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Dine-in only. Not valid towards the purchase of alcohol. Dinner only. Not valid on holidays. Not valid for the 32-oz prime rib. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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Choose Between Two Options

$40 for dinner for two (up to $84 total value)

  • One appetizer (up to a $16 value)
  • Two entrees (up to a $30 value each)
  • One dessert (up to an $8 value)

$75 for dinner for four (up to $168 total value)

  • Two appetizers (up to a $16 value each)
  • Four entrees (up to a $30 value each)
  • Two desserts (up to an $8 value each)

See the dinner and dessert menus.

Victoria Station & Vic's Boathouse

Today, Victoria Station & Vic's Boathouse in Salem is unique—but it wasn't always. In 1970, inspired by the landmark Victoria Station in London, three Cornell Hotel School graduates created a restaurant with English touches, such as a bright-red phone booth and authentic train cars they'd turned into dining cars. They opened up in San Francisco, and the business grew. By the 1980s, there were almost 100 Victoria Station locations in the United States and around the world. Johnny Cash did a stint as their spokesman.

But the company filed for bankruptcy in 1986. Its rise and fall is documented in Tom Blake's book Prime Rib and Boxcars: Whatever Happened to Victoria Station? The waterfront Salem location was 99th and final location to open, and it's the only one left.

Today, the restaurant has gone in its own direction, drawing inspiration from both the restaurant's past and its current surroundings. Classic New England cuisine and old steak-house favorites mingle comfortably on the menu. The chefs coat haddock in a seasoned cracker crust to bake and serve with chardonnay and fresh lemon juice, and the slow-roasted prime rib that made the original restaurant famous still has a place on the menu. Diners can also order up house favorites, such as lobster mac 'n' cheese with five-cheese béchamel sauce and cornbread shallot crumbs, or they can opt for an Angus burger. The menu has earned the restaurant scores of accolades, including Best Waterfront Dining, Northshore Magazine, 2011–2013.

Vic's Boathouse, a bar and lounge at Victoria Station, opened in 2010 and has already earned the honor of Best Bar, North of 2012, according to Boston Magazine. Inside, diners can request a local or craft brew, order a martini, or pick from the pub menu. The bar hosts nightly live entertainment, including open-mic sessions, live musicians, and karaoke, which makes for lively evenings without the expense of hiring a DJ for family dinner.



Tips

93% of 625 customers

  • “It took awhile to get seated but it is worth the wait! Get the bacon wrapped scallops :-)”

  • “GO WHEN THE WEATHER IS NICE.DINE OUTDOORS WITH LOVELY WATER VIEWS AND A SCENE THAT IS TRUELY NEW ENGLAND.”

  • “very good. nice service.”

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    Downtown Salem

    86 Wharf St.

    Salem, Massachusetts 01970

    978-745-3400

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