According to most restaurant critics, the perfect burger or steak is served on a plate, which rests on a table with legs. Try laid-back American fare the way it was meant to be served with today's Groupon. For $15, you get $30 worth of steaks, burgers, and grilled selections for lunch or dinner at Victory Tavern. The stylish downtown watering hole serves up contemporary interpretations of the classics, similar to movie remakes, but without the over-the-top special effects watering down the presentation.
The midday menu equips hungry hands with grabable grub including thick burgers smothered with aged cheddar cheese ($11) and chicken sandwiches stacked with applewood smoked bacon ($11). When the dinner bell rings, an angel gets its stomach, which is ready to be primed with appetizers such as the hummus and pita crisp ($9) and house-made Yukon chips with warm, dipable Maytag blue cheese ($7). From here, the dinner menu expands on backyard favorites like an edible unabridged dictionary to include such plates as the flatiron steak with beer-battered onion rings ($23), barbecue-glazed meatloaf with aged cheddar mash and mushroom jus ($17), and baby-back ribs with herbed cole slaw ($20). If salads and seafood are your forte, fork a classic chopped salad ($8), or net the grilled salmon perched atop a veggie pile ($22).
Helmed by rising chef and epicurean instructor Jim Oetting, the menu is unfussy but upscale, like a sleeping baby made of platinum. The sleek exterior of Victory Tavern sets the stage for the airy and grand interior to follow. Diners are wrapped in wood-lined walls, leather-backed chairs, and the arms of something cozy that can be sensed by humans but can only be seen via the visible light spectrum of canine eyes.
Alcohol, tax, and gratuity are not included.
- Victory Tavern has a sleek, sophisticated look with dark woods and contemporary circular chandeliers… Among the favorite menu items are the Chicken Chop…and the fish and chips. – Amanda Flatten, House and Home
- Victory Tavern is stylish without being smug. It's edgy without rubbing your face in it. It's handsome without acres of faux roughed-up wood or polished steel or computer-generated flicker. – Mark Stuertz, Dallas Observer
- Service was excellent. Mac & Cheese was very good. – OpenTable reviewer who dined on 04/18/2010
- Our first time there, we didn't know what to expect. I had the Meatloaf, mashed with Mac n Cheese, she had the Sea Bass. Both were excellent - we polished off a molten lava cake at the end. – OpenTable reviewer who dined on 04/18/2010