Great Vibe At Vic’s…

Recently, I was on Bond Street searching for a lunch place.

I discovered a terrific NoHo Italian bistro from the company that owns Cookshop, Hundred Acres and is located in the space that was previously another one of their restaurants, Five Points.

Vic’s serves up simple, honest food that is prepared to perfection in a warm and comfortably airy country setting.

There are three rooms, each with its’ own personality.

Vic’s

We hung in back by the kitchen and the inviting cherry-red pizza oven.

Firstly, they have gratis house sparkling water…you had me at bubbly.

Rapini Pizza

We ordered a fabulous Rapini Pizza with crescenza and lemon. The featherweight crust was delicious, a bit charred and crunchy ($17).

Green Salad

The simple green salad was loaded with arugula and a light vinaigrette dressing.

Heirloom Carrots

The Heirloom Carrots were prepared al dente and were sweet, a bit crunchy with dill, capers and roasted shallots ($10).

Grilled Chicken & Greens

Courtny ordered a fabulous Grilled Chicken and Greens plate accompanied by a wonderful salad with charred broccoli, onions, chili basil vinaigrette and lemon ($19).

We were seated right in the line of fire so we were able to chat with head chef, Hillary Sterling.

Chef Hillary Sterling

Sterling developed her chops in early 2000 at Bobby Flay’s Mesa Grill and Bolo.

She worked the pasta station at Mario Batali’s Lupa, then ran the kitchen at Missy Robbins’s, A Voce.

Sterling is a total pro at keeping things running to perfection.

The menu is varied and also offers pastas…the Borsa “little purse” with ricotta, hazelnut and lemon looked delectable ($12/19).

The service is friendly.

Try Vic’s.

It’s what we all want in a best friend…honest, uncomplicated yet sophisticated, attentive and a safe haven.

Vic’s 31 Jones Street New York City. Open Monday-Friday noon to 11pm, Saturday 5:30-11pm, Sunday 5:30-10pm, Brunch on Saturday and Sunday 10:30am-3pm.

 

 

 

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