205 Water Street Excelsior, MN 55331

Phone: (952) 474-8879

“Eating is an agricultural act.” Wendell Berry

Victor's on Water is an Italian inspired restaurant located in historic downtown Excelsior. Quality ingredients sourced from people and businesses we trust, is our focus in creating our unique take on Italian cuisine. We source locally whenever possible. Whether you want a cozy delicious meal with your family, are out on a special date, or just want to stop in for a quick bite, we hope you think of Victor's on Water. We look forward to welcoming you into our home of community.

Meet the ChefPhillip Becht

Chef Phillip Becht
Phillip Becht is a long time Minneapolis chef, waiter and bar man and has worked in numerous local venerable restaurants such as the Loring Cafe, lamented and loved by the theater, music and arts community for many years, where he worked with many of today’s best Twin cities chefs. Other notable places that Phillip has worked include The Grand Café, Rockstar, the Modern Cafe where they redefined comfort food in Northeast Mpls and the Birchwood Café , a model of independent and community centered restaurants. Phillip has appeared in many publications and was featured in the top rated Food Network show, Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.
While Phillip has had the very good luck to work with many of today’s most notable Minneapolis chefs it is Steven Brown that has made the most important impact on Phillip, as a mentor and teacher but also as a dear friend and source of inspiration.

Phillip lives in a state of constant amazement and gratitude with his family, Sarah and Hugo and the animals in New Brighton.



Please note that we are no longer service brunch at Victor's. At the present time our brunch service is seasonal and will return sometime in the spring.

Special Dinner?

We'd be delighted to have you join us for any special event. Whether it is a relaxing dinner for two or a group party, we can accommodate your needs.

Wine Tastings

Watch this space in the future and follow us on social media for details on some of our upcoming wine tasting events led by our sommelier, Matt Bolles.
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Private Dining / Events

Victor’s on Water will be welcoming private and special event dining in an elegant yet relaxed environment Fall 2015.