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Bar Veloce

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Wine Bar
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175 2nd Ave, Near 12 th street, New York City, NY 10003-5786
+1 212-260-3200
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3:00 pm - 3:00 am
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Sun - Sat 3:00 pm - 3:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Seating
Good for: Bar scene
Description: New York's world famous Italian wine bar

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Comfy Wine Bar

This is the kind of wine bar where you can settle in for an entire evening while drinking delicious wines and eating various appetizer size treats the whole time. All the classic musts, dark setting, sexy background, beautiful bar, tucked away nooks, great food and above all the requisite wine... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2013
Bodie G
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New York, New York, United States
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Melbourne, Australia
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35 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

Came here for a cocktail on a Saturday night. Was told it would be a "20 minute wait, as we're primarily a wine bar", despite half their menu comprising cocktails and spirits. Bar tender was rude and arrogant and was "so busy" yet was eating pretzels and playing on his iPhone. Avoid. Like the plague.

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Thank paddlez0304
Jersey City, New Jersey, United States
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This is a great no frills wine bar to meet with friends or potential first date. It's not too crowded. Great vibe. Lot's of wine selection. In terms of food, the bruschetta was great plate. I love their truffle panini :)

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Thank Lryamin
London
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This place is dressed up like a proper cocktail bar but is some sort of hollywood facsimile or set. They have a cocktail drinks menu with about 6 or seven items, ok great - but really none of them were appealing. So I asked for something else a basic cocktail that any self-respecting bar can put together. Their response was... More 

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Thank Osamede
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

We went here only to drink something but it was a real surprize to find so many italian amaro at an honest price (8$ each) ! So if you are italian and you've been in New York for a long time and you are missing amaro, come here! Great service (apart from restrooms as usual in Nyc)

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Thank ambra f
New York City, New York
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

Jump on your Vespa and head over to Bar Veloce. Excellent Italian wine selection. Every one of their locations are consistently professional and an excellent place as a starting off point at the end of the day.

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Thank patricesamara
New York, New York, United States
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

This is the kind of wine bar where you can settle in for an entire evening while drinking delicious wines and eating various appetizer size treats the whole time. All the classic musts, dark setting, sexy background, beautiful bar, tucked away nooks, great food and above all the requisite wine list with more than enough price points to delight all... More 

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Thank Bodie G
Austin
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226 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

We were in Greenwich Village early and chanced upon this new site for Bar Veloce at the corner of Houston and Macdougal. A spare design for the interior but we found a nice wine selection -- especially the Barolo Parusso. Definitely a place to try!

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Thank weyl-59
Chicago, Illinois
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33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

We had a nice afternoon at Bar Veloce. If you like Italian wine, this is the place to go. A nice variety of wine, we tried the barolo, prosecco and killer vin santo. All were delicious. Bartender was very accomodating and atmosphere pleasant. Thought it was just a bit overpriced but it is New York.

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Thank crystallakecoach
frederick, maryland
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307 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

Stopped in for a taste of Italian wine with family. We had a very pleasant bottle of Sicilian white wine (Etna Bianco) along with a small food pairing of olive tapenade on toast. Thomas C. was an outstanding and informative bartender. This was a very nice low stress wine bar.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

Great wine bar with an excellent and varied selection of wines both by the bottle and glass. They have a lot of seating around the bar whch was perfect as I was waiting for a friend to join me after work and wanted to enjoy a glass or two while I waited. We ended up trying a few different varieties... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 175 2nd Ave, Near 12 th street, New York City, NY 10003-5786
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighborhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-260-3200

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 50
  • Cuisine: Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

Description

New York's world famous Italian wine bar
Open Hours
Sunday
3:00 pm - 3:00 am
Monday
3:00 pm - 3:00 am
Tuesday
3:00 pm - 3:00 am
Wednesday
3:00 pm - 3:00 am
Thursday
3:00 pm - 3:00 am
Friday
3:00 pm - 3:00 am
Saturday
3:00 pm - 3:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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