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“Amazing Experience - Hvala!!”
Review of Veslo

Veslo
Ranked #202 of 576 Restaurants in Astoria
Price range: $25 - $50
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Restaurant details
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Between 32nd & 33rd Streets
Transit: Subway [N, Q] at Broadway. [E, M, R] at Steinway Street.
Description: Veslo is the newest restaurant bar in Astoria, NY for people to gather and enjoy what is at the core of Croatian culture: amazing food, drink, sport, music, and lively company. By bringing the fabulous flavors of the Dalmatian Coast to New York—Veslo makes Croatians feel like they're back at home and allows others to discover the rich culture and spirit of the region. Veslo's traditional restaurant menu and simple lounge menu complete the feel making it the perfect locale for enjoying a delicious meal, the latest sporting events, music and late night entertainment.
New Brighton, Pennsylvania
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Amazing Experience - Hvala!!”
Reviewed May 25, 2013

My family and I were visiting NYC and decided that we should eat here because we are a Croatian family living in America. We really don't have a restaurant like this back home. We were so impressed with the food (ordered an appetizer, meals, and dessert), the wine selection (2 bottles and 2 glasses of the house wine), and the service (very very nice and helpful). If we ever come back to NYC, I know we will eat here again. Thank you!

  • Visited May 2013
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maryland
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Enjoyed Veslo”
Reviewed May 13, 2013

I visited Veslo recently and had an enjoyable mean and dining experience. For starters, we shared plates of tomato & mozzarella; grilled calamari; and fried calamari. The grilled calamari was a tab bit over-cooked, but the other appetizers were quite good. For the main course, diners in our large group had the risotto, branzino, fuzi/gnocchi, sea bass, and other selections. Everyone enjoyed their meal and left happy.

  • Visited May 2013
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NYC
Level 6 Contributor
296 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
“A bit of Krk in Astoria”
Reviewed January 5, 2013

Veslo serves authentic Croatian food according to two family members from Lussin who joined us for dinner. Great bread was accompanied by pepper spiked olive oil for dipping and ground olives for topping. A mixed salad was filled with fresh greens but was slightly under dressed; better to add a bit after tasting then to be presented with a soggy mess. The fusi with veal sauce was declared to be "just like home." The Chilean sea bass was succulent, tasty and not overpowered by the white wine lemon sauce. The grilled octopus was tender and flavorful. Unfortunately, we had no time for dessert or coffee.

  • Visited January 2013
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Hershey, Pennsylvania
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Fresh, Well-Cooked, Modern Interpretations of Croatian Food”
Reviewed September 2, 2012

This modern Mediterranean gem features sophisticated interpretations of Croatian dishes. The beautiful garden seating is both romantic and cozy. The mixed seafood platter was absolutely fantastic, although it may be a little large for one person. The food was especially fresh, vegetables and seafood alike, as well as the traditional Croatian desert crepes.

We were there on a Sunday evening an there weren't many people there but the atmosphere was very comfortably relaxing and conducive to conversation. We loved this place.

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Rijeka
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Croatian / Mediterranean feeling”
Reviewed June 3, 2012

We were in Veslo last March, but unfortunately only for a drink since we ate before in another Croatian place in Astoria. We loved the Veslo as it is an excellent mix of the American lifestyle and Croatian bar atmosphere. What I really liked is that they do not hide behind the Italian cuisine like many other NYC restaurants which are run by Croats, and that is the right way. Since we have not eaten here I can not comment the food, but surly you should drop by to taste some excellent Croatian wines like the Karaman Malvasia or the Babic Pilizota...ŽIVJELI!

  • Visited March 2012
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