Velo

4.7
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507 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Velo, which means bicycle in French, showcases Anthony's love of cooking and his love of cycling, which is reflected in the decor. Velo, a mixed cuisine restaurant, located just off the main strip of downtown Nyack, offers a provocative menu. Serving exceptional food and wine including up to twenty wines by the glass, menu items are completely house-made including all pastas and desserts. The atmosphere is bustling and city like, yet cozy. At Velo you will receive first class service and a menu crafted to rouse your senses.
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
Service
4.4
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4.2
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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S
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

I'm tired of booking Restaurant Week reservations when they are not honored at the times available to choose from. Restaurant Week needs to be clear when making a reservation that certain nights or times are excluded.

MW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everyone was extremely nice (host, bartender, waiter). Food was great!

G
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great food and atmosphere. And hat tip to Dan for excellent service.

OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience4

The food and wine were tasty. Unfortunately our waiter seemed to be bothered by the fact he was waiting tables. He forgot our appetizer-was unapologetic and asked rather gruffly if we still wanted it. His lack of personality and any remote enthusiasm did dampen the overall experience a bit. The restaurant was also very loud...

EL
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

big disappointment! really expected more from what I had read...

WR
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time as this restaurant and it won’t be our last. Great food, service and overall experience

AM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

The chicken and beef main courses were very good, with the perfect blend of flavors. The appetizers of pasta with sausage and cauliflower cake left a bit to be desired. Overall, a pretty decent restaurant.

LC
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

You can tell the chef is on point with flavor
I am going to return

S
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely love everything about this place. SERVICE, food, and ambiance – all are outstanding. It’s a regular go to place for us.

OT
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience3

Service was great, the waiter was very attentive. Food was good, nothing outstanding. The wine choices were great!

Z
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a pleasure! Great food, drinks, ambiance. And Andrew couldn’t be nicer, so attentive, making sure everyone is well taken care of.
One of our favorite places to go.

KG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

My wife is Gluten-free and from the beginning they were very accommodating, telling us which meals could and could not be altered slightly - and still remain delicious. Among the three of us we had a pork shank, a lamb shank, and a shrimp risotto. All were exceptional and delicious. We had a fall bourbon cocktail that was perfect for the season. And unique. It was high end dining, but not overly expensive. We would certainly go back again should we find ourselves in Nyack again.

DD
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

3 things- most importantly, it's a wine bar and we were served a bottle of unchilled Sancerre? When asked for pepper for a salad, we were given ordinary black pepper in a shaker, not from a mill. Thirdly, when asked to change to our table, they claimed that they had a reservation for the table by the window. No one showed. For an upscale restaurant , it was disappointing.

BS
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

First time visit to Velo and it will definitely not be the last. Food and service were excellent. I particularly liked the location in the quieter part of Nyack away from the more active Main Street area. Looking forward to returning. Entire staff was right on spot.

M
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The food was quite good with an interesting menu
Our waiter was good too. Nice wine and a pleasantly nice evening

R
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Great fun atmosphere !
Food was average but ambiance and service was really great!

GS
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Although the food was good, I was a little disappointed in that the chef would make NO changes to any of his recipes when I told him I didn't care for one of the ingredients and asked for a substitution. Serving size was quite small and it was a very costly lunch. The decor was just okay.

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Velo remains one of my absolute favorite restaurants in the area. Food is consistently fresh and delicious. The filet mignon is among the best in the area and service is fantastic.

S
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is always outstanding and the service is superb!

w
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

As always, we were totally wowed by the food, wine and service. Velo is not close but worth the drive. It was my friend’s first time, and she was very pleased.

OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic meal with great friendly service. What a gem.

BF
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

The food is always excellent and being able to order half portions of salad and pasta is the best ever! We consider Velo one of the top restaurants not only just in Nyack but in NY!

S
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We are regulars at Velo. The food is outstanding, the staff friendly, service excellent.

SK
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fantastic experience overall! I love this restaurant. Everything is made fresh in-house and the service is spectacular. Andrew is the best waiter I’ve ever had. All-around my favorite restaurant in Nyack.

MS
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The wait staff was very nice and attentive. The food was fantastic!

C
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food & service was excellent. My "glass" of Pinot Noir was outstanding. Can't remember the name of it, but it was excellent.

E
69 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was amazing. We both had the salmon special with farro and were so glad that we did. The special beet salad was outstanding. The service was great and we appreciated that the server didn’t overfill our wine glasses. The restaurant is small so there can be a lot of noise. But the small size and intimacy and international dishes lend to its charm.

D
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

unimaginative and overpriced, portions too big, decent wine list

EM
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was exceptional. A cauliflower sformato (soufflé) dressed with with crispy endive followed by stuffed boneless quail in an excellent reduction. The restaurant has always been good, but this was at another level.

LG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent all around! So glad I chose Velo to celebrate a special occasion. Everything from the food to the service was impeccable.

Z
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a pleasure. Food is consistently good. Great staff.

H
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Service was very good. Food was above average but I expected more. My wife ordered a medium rare steak, it came to the table medium to medium well. I had the short ribs and they were on the dry side with little flavor. The appetizers were better than the entrees (fried oysters, meatballs, and risotto). Give it a try but I don’t see myself going back.

RJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great service, good wine selection, good food! Highly recommended!

OT
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, great wine, superb service and enough space to enjoy my dinner companions. What else can I ask for? Thank you.

NM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

great food, beautiful place, nice service. we were very happy, and hope to go back

HK
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 22 July 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Always a pleasure to dine at Velo.
Service is great, but not in-your-face.
They really work to accommodate your needs so you have a nice meal/meeting.

OT
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience4

Velo never disappoints. The owner/chef is spectacular and it is one of our absolute favorites

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had an excellent meal with excellent service from beginning to end. We will be back very soon.

L
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Delicious food great ambiance quiet noise level.. good bar and cocktail list fantastic desserts.. only negatives are it’s sometimes hard to park and the service was slow but one of our favorite places

a
Denver
84 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I honestly cannot say enough good things about our evening at Velo. They accepted our party of 4 without hesitation, albeit 9 pm on a Wednesday night. No rushing, no last call that the kitchen was closing- fabulous service. Bread, cocktails, appetizers, and entrees were all exquisite. We enjoyed polenta fries, pasta, shrimp&grits, and risotto. Every reason in the world to return!

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