outpost is now VH

Mild spring days call for outdoor dining, and Advocate readers voted VH (Beckley at El Dorado) the best patio in Oak Cliff.

The restaurant, from owner Victor Hugo, opened last year.

“It’s the best possible food, that you’re familiar with, for the best price,” Hugo told us in January. “We’re going to give you the feel of a four-star restaurant for an affordable price.”

The patio roughly doubles the restaurant’s capacity, and in sunny weather, brunch business is good, he says. VH serves brunch from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday.

Happy hour, from 4-7 p.m. daily, also makes for a happening time on the patio, Hugo says.

Spring and summer menus are coming soon, with a focus on fresh fish and local produce. But always on the menu are duck and goat cheese taquitos, grilled chorizo with white bean and arugula salad, hearty salads, grilled salmon and wagyu pot roast, for a few examples.

VH also offers more than 20 wines by the glass, local craft beer on tap and cocktails, including a $6 michelada, a peach julep and a tequila version of a Moscow mule.

Runner-up: The Foundry and Chicken Scratch

Third place: Pour House Dallas