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Victory 44

(Now Closed)
Gastropub, Molecular Gastronomy Restaurant, and Coffee Shop$$$$
Victory, Minneapolis
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  • Eater
    EaterApril 18, 2013
    Nominated by Minneapolis resident, Bizarre Foods host Andrew Zimmern. It is called the Perfect Burger for a reason: blended with frozen butter before being lightly cured, it's a messy, juicy wonder.
  • Eater
    EaterApril 23, 2013
    Chef Erick Harcey dishes up an ever-changing blackboard of small plates. You can order a la carte, or get an 8-course tasting menu for two for $70 (or a 12-course for two for $100).
  • City Pages
    City PagesAugust 5, 2014
    The menu includes such English pub delights as fish 'n chips with expert crunchiness and Scotch eggs that are the closest thing to a Faberge that a commoner could hope to encounter. Read more
  • Nicholas K.
    Nicholas KolnikJanuary 26, 2015
    I wouldn't say the Perfect Burger is actually perfect, but it absolutely delivers for the price. Solid fries, too.
  • Phoebe E.
    Phoebe EganSeptember 16, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    I eat just about anything but this menu scared me. Trust me, You won't be disappointed! Sit at the bar, order a local brew, ask for recommendations. Not a bad bite in the house! Going back for brekky!
  • Phoebe E.
    Phoebe EganSeptember 16, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    We stopped by just before close for a Surly on tap. Had devils on horseback- bacon wrapped dates w/blue cheese foam, cheesy tots, & couldn't miss the bacon bourbon bread pudding. One word- Phenomenal!
  • John M.
    John MooreSeptember 5, 2011
    cured sweet breads (thymus gland) is done Sous Vide and then seared for perfect texture & flavor in a dish that is different from anything most people have tried. small bites, haute restaurant
  • Jessy S.
    Jessy SimonsonMay 31, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Try any and everything on the menu. I have yet to be disappointed. Amazing food, great drinks, friendly service. It's my number one place to go.
  • Dave F.
    Dave FettersSeptember 1, 2011
    Truly a hidden gem of a restaurant in North Minneapolis. "Devils on a Horseback" appetizer (dates wrapped in crispy bacon with whipped bleu cheese sauce for dipping) are out of this world!!
  • Elyse E.
    Elyse EstradaSeptember 25, 2014
    Can't decide what to order? Bring a big group and order it all. Bring your own wine and pay the corkage fee. Definitely leave room for dessert.
  • Paul C.
    Paul CrosbyJuly 19, 2015
    Burger is juicy and great tasting - clever appetizer selection for this bistro pub. Little rock and roll with a dash of pig atmosphere.
  • City Pages
    City PagesDecember 7, 2012
    Voted Best Desserts by City Pages in 2012! Chef Erick Harcey has proven that the North Side can embrace a classy eatery that packs plenty of flavor and innovation into each dish.
  • City Pages
    City PagesAugust 3, 2011
    Voted Best Burger by City Pages in 2011! The patty is fresh, then blended with butter, and cured for a day. If that is not enough, it also comes with bacon, sharp cheddar, and a swipe of Dijon!
  • Meg
    MegJuly 21, 2012
    So if you want the perfect burger everyone talks about, get here early in the day on the weekends They're not McDonald's; when they're out, they're out.
  • Daisy N.
    Daisy NguyenJune 13, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    EVERYTHING is to DIE FOR. So delish. This time, we had the scotch eggs, devils on horseback (my FAVE), smoked pork belly, scallop risotto. Also, MUST do the desert plate. Soooo totally worth it!
  • Brandon L.
    Brandon L.May 11, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    This place is great! Their menu changes often, but the bacon fries are so amazing they keep them around no matter what!
  • Kurt N.
    Kurt NeumannJune 16, 2013
    Wonderful menu that regularly changes and a lax atmosphere. What more could one ask for from your neighborhood restaurant?
  • Kate P.
    Kate PalmJuly 28, 2015
    Stopped in between 4:00-5:00 for a drink. Kitchen is closed between 4:00 and 5:00 😕 and no cocktails just wine and beer. My bloody beer was terrific garnished with Devils on Horseback. Will return
  • Taffi V.
    Taffi VagilanteFebruary 25, 2010
    New ownership = awesome, affordable eats. Make a night of it with the 5 or 7-course tasting menu + wine, or just sample some of the small plates with a tasty brewski. Can't wait til the patio opens.
  • METRO Magazine
    METRO MagazineApril 27, 2012
    The salted caramel latte, the best kind of liquid candy is one thing, but cereal milk in a coffee is something everyone needs to try.
  • Mpls.St.Paul Magazine
    Mpls.St.Paul MagazineMarch 11, 2011
    Try the Chefwich. Imagine the chefwich as the sandwich that’s created by a hungry foodist at 2 am–you can’t bet on the contents, but you can bet it’s better than what you could come up with.
  • City Pages
    City PagesFebruary 24, 2011
    Voted best Neighborhood Cafe (Mpls) by City Pages in 2010. The dessert tray is a fantastic diorama garnished with artful smears of fruit purees, and a chocolate wafer melted tableside
  • Dan B.
    Dan BatdorfFebruary 15, 2013
    The Perfect Burger was simply phenomenal! Get an extra side of the aioli sauce and try dipping your fries in it.
  • Michael McSwiggan
    Michael McSwigganDecember 10, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Love this place! Honestly would say it is the best venue in town....and for us....a short walk away! McSwiggans give 5 stars!
  • Joan F.
    Joan FolkertSeptember 29, 2013
    Yum! Loved the kale salad and the berry ketchup that came with the meatballs was amazing.
  • Kayla B.
    Kayla ByersMay 15, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    I love the tasting menu but I also love the Perfect Burger, win-win no matter my mood
  • Philp H.
    Philp HussongFebruary 20, 2010
    Service from the chefs themselves, so the passion for the food is that much stronger. Favorites so far have been the scallops, the tartare and the fish and chips. Oh, and a pint of lift bridge.
  • Mark
    MarkMarch 26, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Try the pork cheek. It's actually a pork cheek and a piece of tenderloin wrapped in coppa, served with Jerusalem artichoke and baby bok choy with a potato-y sauce. Wonderful!
  • Tony L.
    Tony LongMay 31, 2013
    The corned beef hash is superb and the staff is highly professional and friendly at the same time.
  • Sharifa S.
    Sharifa SimonAugust 6, 2014
    Devil's on Horseback is a must! High quality food for a reasonable price.
  • Sean P.
    Sean PhillipsApril 19, 2012
    If you're a coffee drinker try the Ethiopian Tchembe with a little sugar. Best coffee I've had.
  • Stephen K.
    Stephen KoontzAugust 29, 2014
    A strange location for a place hosting some of the most creative menu options in the Twin Cities area.
  • Molly N.
    Molly NicholsonApril 23, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Order an Iced coffee and enjoy it windowside or sit outside on a nice day!
  • Melissa S.
    Melissa SchneiderJune 5, 2011
    Order the chefwich. Don't ask what it is, just trust your chef. And interact with them - that's the beauty of this place!
  • Nathan K.
    Nathan KoepsellOctober 16, 2009
    Never had anything like "Devils on a Horseback" but I'm glad I did. Sit at the bar and find out what's good from whoever's slingin' beer that night. This is no nonsense, great food in the neighborhood
  • METRO magazine
    METRO magazineMay 23, 2012
    Try their cereal milk infused coffee drinks, Golden Grahams, Cocoa Puffs or Trix. You'll have to swing by to see what the boys are pouring this morning. Read more
  • Mpls.St.Paul Magazine
    Mpls.St.Paul MagazineOctober 22, 2010
    Chef Erik Harcey puts together a mean charcuterie board, which can include anything from foie gras torchon to sour cherry and bacon terrine.
  • Alissa F.
    Alissa ForemanApril 17, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    They make their caramel from please get the caramel latte. It's amazing.
  • Andrew T.
    Andrew TaggeMarch 27, 2011
    The bathrooms are amazing! Always clean and decorated in such a way to make you feel like you're at home.
  • Matt P.
    Matt PetersonOctober 25, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Highly recommend the Chef's Tasting Sampler. Especially on Tuesday nights where it 50% off.
  • Kristen A.
    Kristen AckermanFebruary 22, 2017
    Burgers are half price between 5 and 5:44 pm.
  • METRO magazine
    METRO magazineMay 23, 2012
    Have their cappucino made with local Autumnwood Farm milk. The milk acts as a neutral sweetener, mellowing the brown sugar notes. Read more
  • Michael McSwiggan
    Michael McSwigganJanuary 15, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    You must make this a two stop destination. Amazing morning coffee and awesome night time dining! Do both ;-).
  • Michael M.
    Michael MayMarch 25, 2015
    The Perfect Burger and Carrot Risotto are both awesome.
  • Brad
    BradFebruary 28, 2016
    The apple galette with sage + brown butter ice cream will be in my dreams.
  • METRO magazine
    METRO magazineMay 24, 2012
    Victory 44's Pork Cheek with compressed peas and preserved peaches made the James Beard Foundation's Top 10 Dishes on 2011 list, eat it! Read more
  • Natalie Y.
    Natalie YaegerJanuary 9, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Cool new cereal infused milks (like trix, cocoa puffs) Like warm cereal in a latte :)
  • Katie B.
    Katie ButlerAugust 3, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The house made chai is fantastic.. But make sure to try their signature latte!
  • Harry P.
    Harry PekaJuly 28, 2016
    You can't miss getting whatever you choose is great
  • Matt M.
    Matt MartinFebruary 2, 2012
    Devils on a Horseback were awesome, lamb was great, pb desert, not so much.
  • Ansell
    AnsellAugust 30, 2016
    Well made coffee and a cool atmosphere.
  • Kate T.
    Kate TJanuary 23, 2014
    Amazing food. Devils on horseback is a real treat!!!
  • Sophia S.
    Sophia SturgesJanuary 10, 2016
    I don't understand why people like this place. The portions are tiny, and the prices are high in comparison. The service was also terrible both times I went. Not going back!
  • Noah M.
    Noah MiwaMarch 24, 2012
    The pork cheeks are so tender and delicious. Highly recommend.
  • Julie B.
    Julie BucknamApril 21, 2013
    We did our own tasting menu and it was awesome. Fabulous food!!!!!
  • Heavy Table
    Heavy TableAugust 25, 2009
    Get french toast with whiskey crème, sauteed bananas, and walnuts. The bread practically oozes with buttery richness, and the crème adds a luxurious touch. Read more
  • BestOf
    BestOfDecember 22, 2011
    The Perfect Burger might sound like it's overreaching, but it's deserving of its hyperbolic title. Read more
  • Michael McSwiggan
    Michael McSwigganMay 3, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Ask to have "Christopher Walken" explain your entree or life situation.
  • Mark
    MarkOctober 26, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Try the new apple crisp with sharp cheddar ice cream and thyme. Absolutely divine!
  • Got K.
    Got KnotOctober 3, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The Perfect Burger HIT THE SPOT for lunch!
  • Mike C.
    Mike CubriaMarch 20, 2011
    This place is a MUST DO! Try the PB & Chocolate dessert!
  • 🇷🇺K
    🇷🇺KApril 23, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Bacon wrapped dates are sooo on point!!!
  • Wayne C.
    Wayne CassmanJuly 31, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Great place in the neighborhood to go for coffee! Newly remodeled!
  • Jennifer E.
    Jennifer ErnstNovember 27, 2011
    Greatest Biscuits & Gravy I've ever had! Hands down!!!
  • Matt W.
    Matt WolfeSeptember 22, 2011
    This place rocks! I try to stop here whenever I'm in the area.
  • Cindy K.
    Cindy KuehlAugust 18, 2013
    Great food. Incredibly disappointing service.
  • Irving F.
    Irving FainJuly 12, 2012
    There is nothing bad here, but the Perfect Burger is incredible
  • Joe B.
    Joe BApril 3, 2015
    Try the Perfect Burger - Awesome (via @Foodspotting)
  • Ci Ci C.
    Ci Ci CooperMarch 14, 2012
    Try the Pork Belly - I highly recommend this place!
  • Lisa D.
    Lisa DOctober 12, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Perfect burger!!
  • Mark
    MarkMarch 17, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Try the Scotch Egg, Beet & Bleu and the Sirloin Papardelle... You won't regret it.
  • Stephen F.
    Stephen FinkFebruary 12, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Ask for a horchata latte, while it exists!
  • Katie B.
    Katie ButlerNovember 5, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Chai. You won't regret it.
  • Denrael
    DenraelFebruary 10, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Bread Pudding With Bacon Ice Cream
  • Kimberly B.
    Kimberly BrandtDecember 20, 2013
    Devils on horseback is a must!
  • Haley S.
    Haley SnyderApril 23, 2013
    Presentation was beautiful-- especially the beet salad-- but the pork sandwich was disappointing.
  • Mallory O.
    Mallory OlsonFebruary 9, 2013
    Beet textures are to die for!
  • Denrael
    DenraelFebruary 2, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Reuben Sandwich & Bacon Fries
  • Lisa S.
    Lisa SCHERBERSeptember 3, 2012
    If you see a pop tart. Buy it and eat it.
  • Stephen F.
    Stephen FinkNovember 5, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Double Darkness! Espresso infused Surly Darkness...
  • Stephen F.
    Stephen FinkDecember 9, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Ask about the cup of excellence.
  • DDMcsnatch
    DDMcsnatchApril 19, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Bring your dog- sit outside!
  • Denrael
    DenraelMarch 23, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Chevre Cheesecake
  • Lindsey C.
    Lindsey ColemanAugust 16, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The burger is so good it nearly made me cry!!
  • Denrael
    DenraelMarch 23, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Hamburger - The Perfect Burger
  • Jonathan O.
    Jonathan OckerNovember 11, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Homemade pop tarts are AMAZING!
  • Christy S.
    Christy SalmonsonAugust 16, 2014
    Devils and angels with ginger
  • Mark
    MarkSeptember 25, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    The new beet salad is divine!
  • Christopher A.
    Christopher AtkinsDecember 5, 2010
    $5 burger + $2 High Life = perfect place to watch the Vikings on Sunday.
  • Chris N.
    Chris NelsonOctober 15, 2011
    Try the devil on horseback...yummy:-)
  • Denrael
    DenraelMarch 24, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Perfect Burger
  • MPLSco
    MPLScoOctober 25, 2010
    The Scotch Egg is a succulent meal!
  • Denrael
    DenraelFebruary 10, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the "Beet Textures"
  • Katie B.
    Katie ButlerNovember 5, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Love the Devils on Horseback!
  • Ci Ci C.
    Ci Ci CooperMarch 14, 2012
    Try the Devils on Horseback
  • Denrael
    DenraelFebruary 10, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Devils on Horseback
  • Collier W.
    Collier W.May 22, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    TRAVAIL, up the street, is doing everything this place is doing better.
  • Ryan M.
    Ryan McNultyJune 6, 2015
    It really is THE perfect burger.
  • Natalie Y.
    Natalie YaegerJanuary 9, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Love the cap with design!
  • Ben R.
    Ben RamirezAugust 14, 2013
    Food is great! Service is bad!
  • Ryan P.
    Ryan PlathMay 26, 2011
    Try everything. It's all fantastic.
  • Mark W.
    Mark WebbApril 26, 2011
    Check out the ham & cheese panini... Mummy!
  • Kristin L.
    Kristin LodermeierJune 3, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Try everything, you will regret nothing.
  • Alla I.
    Alla IFebruary 15, 2013
    Perfect Burger
  • Leah C.
    Leah CarlsonJanuary 31, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Devils on Horseback!
  • Zoë L.
    Zoë LillianJune 16, 2011
    Devils on horseback are SO GOOD
  • Siddhartha C.
    Siddhartha ChaddaMarch 6, 2010
    Trotter + belly. Best pork dish in town. 7 stars. Go there NOW
  • Michael M.
    Michael MayJune 9, 2013
    Perfect Burger
  • Denrael
    DenraelFebruary 10, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Banana Peanut Butter
  • Josh G.
    Josh GrutzaAugust 25, 2014
    Bacon fries. Burger.
  • Mark
    MarkOctober 12, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Try the signature latte!
  • Aaron N.
    Aaron NeumannFebruary 25, 2013
    FYI - closed on Mondays.
  • Jennifer Y.
    Jennifer YoshidaJuly 23, 2012
    Two Words... Korean BBQ
  • Tim B.
    Tim BurschJanuary 18, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The Perfect Burger is perfect!
  • Amber E.
    Amber EricksonJanuary 4, 2015
    I came to all the way to NORTH for mediocre food. Cheesy hash? More like cheese less hash.
  • Denrael
    DenraelOctober 19, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Beef Brisket
  • Mark W.
    Mark WeinmannJuly 19, 2011
    Try the salted caramel latte.
  • Denrael
    DenraelOctober 19, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the S’mores
  • Denrael
    DenraelFebruary 10, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Chicken Presse
  • Chris E.
    Chris EnstadAugust 15, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    It's travail but without the crazy lines or inconsistent hours of operation. Read more
  • Phuong T.
    Phuong TranMay 9, 2014
    Crab dip. Gooood
  • Collier W.
    Collier W.June 2, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    What if I told you that less than half your tip makes it to the server?
  • Audra D.
    Audra DavidJuly 27, 2011
    Bacon fries! Yummy!
  • Denrael
    DenraelOctober 19, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Scallops
  • Allison K.
    Allison KuzniaOctober 16, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Perfect burger = perfect 10
  • Denrael
    DenraelFebruary 10, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Pork Belly
  • Jayson D.
    Jayson DahlJuly 22, 2010
    Burger is f'ing awesome!
  • Will S.
    Will St germaineJanuary 21, 2014
    Closed Mondays
  • elizabeth C.
    elizabeth CundiffJanuary 23, 2010
    Great atmosphere, food, and service!
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