175 2nd Ave, New York, NY | Directions 1000340.730712 -73.986565
Neighborhoods: Downtown, East Village
Simply THE BEST! – This is the place I want to LIVE!! The wine selection is amazing, the bartenders are friendly and always willing to teach you (in a non-condescending way) about the great Italian wines on the list. Yes, it is always crowded which means that you won't get as much of the bartender's time as you would like, but the atmosphere is congenial and it is alllllllllllll FUN! Also, PLEASE ORDER THE PROSCIUTTO & FIG BRUSCHETTA as it will CHANGE YOUR LIFE!! Seriously, this bar is one of a kind and a really amazing place. Even if you are on a romantic evening it might be fun to stop here even though it is busy--you'll be forced to get close and put your lips to each other's ears so that you can have your conversation! And the energy around you will be hopping and delicious and fun. What more could you ask for?
Cozy and Secluded – We love this place! The bartender was terrific, and the wine list is fantastic! Bar Veloce is small, yes, but it's also cozy, quiet, and romantic. We ordered a cheese plate which was delicious, a couple of glasses of Sicilian wine, and found that this is probably the only bar we've ever been to where we could have a conversation without shouting. Definitely bring a date here for a glass of wine before dinner, it's a very low-key, relaxing atmosphere.
best in the village – i've been coming here for years on dates and when my parents visit. when you can get seat (it gets busy on weekends and the space is on the small side) you just can't have a better ny bar experience. the prosciuto panini with mushroom and truffles is to die for. the wine is always fabulous and the staff - decked out in suits and ties - is courteous and professional. there aren't a lot of places women can go for a quiet drink and conversation and not feel weird or have guys bothering you, but thank god this is one of them. bar veloce rocks.
Not worth it – This is a cramped East Village bar with an identity complex. I think the people serving here need to realize that it's not The Plaza, and they don't have any reason to be so snobbish. Though the wine I had was good, it definitely wasn't worth the attitude that I got from the bartender or the incredibly cramped surroundings. With so much more to choose from in the area, I won't be wasting my time here again.
Best bar in NY! – Stylish yet unpretentious, great attention to detail and top quality!
cant get enough – what can i say about this place...no matter what somehow i always end up at bar veloce...this place is perfect... my husband and I always like to come here either after work, or befor dinner on the weekends, relax and sip on some amazing wine. the place has a very professional feel, without any of the attitude, its a great place to unwind. the ambience is romantic and mature. i never have to worry about the place being bombarded by obnoxious little kids. its a great place to have good conversation... the lighting and the music really make the place complete....i love this place and insist on anyone who loves wine to check it out........
Fierce – Hadn't been back to this location in ages. Met up with friends to catch a movie next door and having just visited their Chelsea location, this place was just as refreshing. We started the evening with an Italian version of "champagne cocktail." Then moved on to bruschettas (toasted bread with toppings), might I add THE BEST BREAD ever. Tantalizing paninis, melted in your mouth! Excellent meat and cheese plates w/ warm bread. Then finished the meal with insalata (in Italy, you end the meal with salad). We had a fuzzy buzzzzz when we left, to prepare us for the chilly weather outside.
Punch and Zest – I've been going to this place since it opened in 2000. It's nice to know that it hasn't lost its punch and zest. Still delivering excellent products and service, still the same great crowd. Love the small space, a "mom and pop" shop sort of feel.
nutella to die for – Bar Veloce is one of those places where you can go back to again and again and not get bored of the menu or ambiance. It has a wonderful selection of wines, great paninis and knowledgable and friendly staff.
I highly recommend the nutella dessert with the vanilla gelado! belissima!
A hot spot next to the movie theater, a pleasant mid-evening event. My girlfriend and I enjoyed sharing the piatto veloce- (italian selections of cheese and meat- and two paninis w/ a couple of glasses of distinct wines, and espresso. Service was pleasant, the whole experience overall.
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