Victor, a popular Gowanus restaurant, is closing after just two-and-a-half years


Victor, the spunky Mediterranean restaurant in Gowanus, is closing after about two-and-a-half years in business.

“We want to thank everyone that made this space so special over the past 2.5 years — it was truly a pleasure working with our dedicated team and serving our neighborhood,” the restaurant announced on Instagram.

Victor’s final day will be on October 14, next Saturday. Its final brunch service was this past weekend; however, it will still be open for dinner every day at 5 p.m. until its closure next weekend.

The restaurant, located on a tucked-away corner at the former Freek’s Mill location at 285 Nevins Street, was opened in March 2021 by chefs Ian Alvarez and Ryan Angulo, both of whom had previously cooked at Buttermilk Channel. It earned rave reviews from the neighborhood and critics alike, including Eater, which praised its eclectic menu of roasted oysters, smoked prawns and hamburgers.

“Thank you for the beautiful dinner I had there with my friends and I wish you well on your future endeavors. Keep making delicious food wherever life takes you,” a fan wrote on Victor’s Instagram post. Another added: “I’m so sorry to hear this — every meal we’ve had there has been so special.”

The area where Victor is located has seen a spate of closures within the past year or so, including the Ample Hills outpost there, Pig Beach, and the Green Building. Victor didn’t specify why it’s closing, though the area is undergoing significant development, and the restaurant industry in general is still struggling with the lingering effects of Covid-19 and rising costs of food and rents.

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