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“watermelon salad and risotto - perfect summer dinner”

Velo Bistro Wine Bar
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Ranked #6 of 86 Restaurants in Nyack
Cuisines: French, Wine Bar
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Description: 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 (as well as a full liquor bar), 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.
Reviewed 4 July 2018

We had a very good dinner here. I love that the risotto had two different sizes - large and small. Perfect size and really good. The watermelon salad with olives, mint, and cheese was awesome. I couldn't get enough! The atmosphere is relaxed, the staff attentive and polite. Plus, being in town allowed you to take a walk on Main street afterwards. Perfecto!

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

Busy for a reason! Classy and comfortable. The conversation is on. A very social environment with fabulous service and great food. Classic wine bar, and with pizza too. Call ahead for a reservation...

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed 10 February 2018

Still one of the best -- if not the best -- Italian in Rockland County. Personally, I think excellent Italian restaurants are are in Rockland County. Some may consider this more of a wine bar and/or bistro, and that's fine...because it is excellent!

I had another excellent dinner/meal and experience at Velo. From the meatballs and calamari appetizers, right to the smores' dessert -- everything -- a lot of flavor and a lot of taste. The menu is select, but covers a very nice spectrum of selections. You can go from something light, to something more substantial, pasta, meat, chicken, fish, whatever. You'll find well more than one dish that will entice you. Go to the website and check out the menu -- you'll see. Bistro-type, but not short of substantial entrees either. Small bar, not a bar scene type of place. Just enough room to wait for your table. But, a nice bar, with very good service.

Appetizers -- the calamari was very good. Every place serves calamari, right? This is different -- not overly fried or overly cooked. Here it is a light version, lightly fried, thin, and prepared perfectly, coming with a nice, light, but flavorful sauce. The meatballs...absolutely excellent! Wow! Loaded with flavor, you can see the seasoning, and taste it as well. Perfect texture and density.

On to the entrees -- the Chianti Risotto...is absolutely classic. Risotto can be a make or break dish, but each and every time they do it and do it right! The shrimp and grits dish was loaded with flavor and taste, layered with various ingredients that just came together perfectly -- and the tasso ham seemed to make everything pop.

Service, as always, was excellent. The staff makes sure you truly enjoy your time and experience at Velo. They are attentive, on their game, and always make sure you have everything you need. Excellent service.

I will absolutely, positively go back and often. This is one of Rockland's finest.

Date of visit: February 2018
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Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

I’ve never ordered something I didn’t enjoy. The cauliflower sformato is one of my faves. The signature cocktails are also amazing. Everything tastes like it was prepared by someone who had a passion for cooking and truly loves what they do. You must have a reservation. Always perfect

Date of visit: September 2017
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Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

We went there for a evening out with another couple. This was our first time visiting and we were not disappointed. You must have a reservation but the food is excellent. Service was perfect all meals were timely and delicious.

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank John C
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