Velo

4.6
479 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
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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EM
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
11 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

H
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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

OT
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
2 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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
17 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

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

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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

L
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

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
80 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

m
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We enjoyed every part of our meal. The wait staff was excellent as were the cocktails. Everything we ordered was delicious.

h
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food , service and atmosphere

F
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always Wonderful!

HK
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and wines.
Servers are wonderful, and remember us and our preferences.
Always a good time at Velo.
Recommended any day of the week.

r
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Server was informative and very attentive. Fried green tomato appetizer was outstanding. Everyone enjoyed their entrees - all seafood. Semi-freddo desert was a wow!

JS
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Enjoyed our evening at Velo. Food was very nice. The drinks quality did not match that of the food. The special prosecco cocktail was odd and too bitter. A margarita on the rocks was not up to par elsewhere. Would like to see more attention paid to the quality of the drinks.

f
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Cozy atmosphere. Delicious food (Sunday meatballs, kale Caesar with smoked salmon, grilled artichoke pizza, pasta with sausage). Server was nice but we had to work hard to get him to come back to the table. Nice experience overall. Would definitely return!

PJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinner was wonderful!! Our server was fabulous! We thoroughly enjoyed each morsel of our four courses (app, mid pasta course, entrée & dessert). I absolutely would not change a thing! You must try it out for yourself! I promise you will not be disappointed!!

OT
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and ambience. Worth checking out.

MS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service has always been excellent. Always a good choice when in the Nyack area.

S
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. It's one of our regulars in Nyack. The staff is friendly and helpful, and the kitchen is very good about accommodating food allergies.

W
Philadelphia
45 reviews
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chic venue for good Italian food. Enjoy the wine, risotto, pasta, pizza and then try to descend the staircase to the restroom! Watch for the naked lady on bicycle.

SB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food. A little noisy. But we like Velo a lot.

PC
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great drinks. AMAZING food, awesome wait staff! Highly recommend.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

It was fine. Food wasn’t fantastic for the prices. A little too expensive. Mussels were great

OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

I have eaten at Velo quite a few times but always for dinner. Every time I have been extremely satisfied. However, this time I went for lunch and was not nearly as satisfied. Though the salad that I ordered tasted nice, it was served with way too little salad dressing (my lunch partners was also served with too little salad dressing). But my larger complaint was the serving size. A lunch salad should not be the same size as a side salad. I left Velo hungry and needed to supplement my meal as soon as I left the restaurant. The service was lacking as well, as our waiter never checked in to see whether everything was satisfactory.

c
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of my favorite restaurants, the food is excellent, the wait staff is very friendly and professional, and I never feel rushed.

OT
4 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent! Service was on point and we didn’t have any issue with the noise level although the room was small and tables are close

DS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Have passed by many times, finally went in. Food is quite good and service prompt and courteous. We I’ll definitely return.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing, the food as always was fabulous and Andrew went above and beyond to make my birthday incredible. This is one of my favorite restaurants and it just keeps getting better.

LC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Creative and well executed dishes. We enjoyed our meals.

W
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great pre-theater dinner here. Our server George was very attentive and the wine and food were great. Both the salmon and mahi mahi special were unique and tasty as were the appetizers. Two people in our party also had one of the pasta dishes which was delicious. We will definitely be back. Great food, service and value.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

outstanding risotto!

OT
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A neighborhood favorite featuring outstanding food, intimate atmosphere and warm friendly staff. Great during the week when tables are more available.

4
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a wonderful place..food was spectacular and our server Rob was extremely attentive and knowledgeable.

LM
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 5

The food was good but the portions were tiny. I ordered a pasta dish and it would’ve left a child hungry. Being that it was only pasta-which costs practically nothing—velo could at least fill up the plate for 28$.

JJ
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had dinner on Tuesday, 3/26/19 with old friends and everything was outstanding!!!
You must try the cauliflower soufflé appetizer and the beignets for dessert!

Our server was excellent!

We will be back!!

SP
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed the food, service and atmosphere. We will defintely return.

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