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“Great Hidden Gem!”
Review of Victor Social Club

Victor Social Club
Ranked #157 of 951 Restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$25
Cuisines: Seafood, Wine Bar
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Good for: Bar Scene
Description: A CHIC, CLASSIC, SOPHISTICATED place to have a cocktail. Offering a Diverse Wine List & Cocktails that each tell a tale of their Own.
Reviewed 10 April 2014

We stopped by Victor's when waiting for our table at Michael's on the Alley (also reviewed). We would have much rather have spent the entire night at Victor's socializing in the lounge area or grabbing a bite to eat at the high tops or bar. There were a good amount of people but you could tell they were still new. We were ordering drinks at the bar for 4 people and one of the bartenders forgot my wine which is no big deal and wrote it off to them being new. Being selfish, hopefully too many people won't start coming here so we can enjoy it all to ourselves but with the great atmosphere I doubt it will stay quiet long.

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Reviewed 24 March 2014

Stopped in late on Saturday night to check it out.

We had already had dinner and a drink elsewhere so cannot comment on the food since we passed on that.

A beautiful sophisticated place to have a cocktail. Intelligently planned space with a variety of seating - bar, high top tables. and really comfortable sofas.

Cocktails are good, though not top of the line. Perhaps they will improve as they get things worked out in this brand new establishment. Service was pleasant and attentive.

A broad rage of age groups present while we were there. Each group seemed to be having a good time engaged in conversation.

Definitely NOT the typical Charleston bar scene crowded with loud 20 year olds running about with backwards baseball caps and high-fiveing one another.

NO TELEVISIONS - WHAT A TREAT. Thank you, thank you to whoever designed this space.

Finally, a place in Charleston for adults. I hope they continue to hold the line.

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WhittneyP, Public Relations Manager at Victor Social Club, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2014

Truckstop39,

Thank you for joining us recently, we are pleased to hear that you had a pleasant experience with us at Victor Social Club. We appreciate your kind words and review and we look forward to hosting you again soon.

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Reviewed 23 March 2014

The space is fantastic. The high ceilings are nice and decor is great except too many fish pictures and no television behind bar.

The concept of being able to order from Michaels and Vincent Chicos on either side of the bar is a great idea. However, my friend ordered from Michaels, I ordered from VC and his food came out 20 minutes earlier than mine. He was finishing up as my order came out. Prior to being served, he had to reorder because they were out of the menu item he wanted, a petite filet. Instead of just giving him a free upgrade to a larger filet, the server/bartender asked if he would rather reorder a bigger one at the higher price. He declined and chose prime rib. The prime rib was ok but not as good as the more established steakhouse around the corner.

I had the chicken parm with sweet potatoes and it was ok. The bartender recommended a really good cabernet. However, he had stashed a sub sandwich in the wine refrigerator behind the bar and kept going back to take bites of the sandwich between serving us and was chewing the sandwich as he was pouring the drinks. A little weird for a high end place. He also didn't know how to work the cash register to order food and had to wait on the other staff to help him further delaying our order. Working the cash register is something that should be practiced and mastered during training so we don't have to wait longer.

The prices here are not outrageous but high so expectations are going to be high also. There is huge demand for really good steak houses. People will pay the prices but in my opinion, the quality of the food and service don't justify the price, yet. As a local, I hope this place thrives and my criticism is meant to help. I recommend the management visit and eat at the nearby competition to fine tune their place.

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Reviewed 9 February 2014

This place is straight out of a 1920's movie! So chic and classy! It s beautiful place with a great list of wines and cocktails (all named after Hemingway novels!!) Service was great and the prices were reasonable.

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WhittneyP, Public Relations Manager at Victor Social Club, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2014

Karinm06,

We are thrilled that you had a great experience with us at Victor Social Club. We appreciate your kind words and review. We look forward to hosting you on your next trip to the Holy City.

Best,
Whittney P.
Marketing Director

Holy City Hospitality: Coast, 39 Rue de Jean, Vincent Chicco's, Michael's on the Alley, Victor Social Club, The Islander, Virginia's on King, Good Food Catering

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Reviewed 27 June 2016
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