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Bar.Vetro Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.barvetro.com
  • Phone: (212) 308-0112
  • Hours of Operation:

    Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm

    Monday - Satruday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Angelo Vivolo
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Cucina Vivolo®, a gourmet Italian café, offers in-house dining, take-out, delivery and catering services. Cucina Vivolo's® moderately priced menu features morning treats, salads, panini (Italian sandwiches), appetizers, entrees and homemade desserts. Assorted specialty beverages such as cappuccino, espresso, coffee, teas, sodas and flavored waters are also available for your convenience. All items from the Cucina Vivolo® menu are available for take-out and delivery.
  • Private Party Contact: Linda Kaplan (212) 308-0112

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 2nd and 3rd Avenues
  • Public Transit: 4, 5 and 6 Trains at 59th Street
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Bar.Vetro
Featuring dynamic cuisine in a sensual atmosphere, the most exciting Italian restaurant on the East Side is bar.vetro. Meaning "glass" in Italian, vetro refers to the muted green, transparent glass sheet that dominates the bar area, as if floating. The intimate dining room, decorated in cool grays and suffused with warm lavender light, is the perfect compliment to the innovative menu, which features small plates known as "assagi" throughout Italy, ideal for sharing with the table or sampling as a tasting dinner. In addition to their small plates bar.vetro also offers a wide variety of salads, pasta, chicken, fish and veal dishes.

Equally wonderful as an after-work drinks destination or as an all-night stop for dinner and a chance to experience its excellent, moderately priced wine selection, bar.vetro also features an outdoor seating area in a sunken garden just outside its front doors. Enjoy one of the house cocktails or one of 20 wines by the glass...
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Diner Reviews
  • "We were a group of 5 for dinner. 3 of us ordered Pasta, 1 order seafood and 1 ordered veal (I believe). The ambiance was fine; service good. The group did not particularly like the food. They commented the pasta was bland and the brown sauce on the fish didn't seem a good compliment. The appetizers however were quite good."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Not only was the service on point, but the food was excellent as well. The server was extremely friendly and did not miss a beat. Recommend the chicken parm (comes on the bone)! Great place to have a few drinks and enjoy delicious food. Great for groups!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Consistently beautifully prepared fresh Italian dishes; no fuss, but worthy of a fancier setting. You can eat lightly at dinner: try the small plates and the excellent house San Giovese -- hard to beat."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Had lunch for a pre business meeting with 2 others. Quiet fo discussion. Food excellent. Portions could have been little larger. "
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Short staffed. Host was trying to do everything including being our waiter. One meal was totally overlooked and served 20 minutes after the rest of the meals. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Great place to go and be able to talk. Good food, good service and great wines!"
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "In a neighborhood of overpriced and not particularly good restaurants, Bar Vetro is a real find. The staff is extremely friendly and efficient. The food is top of the line Italian food at a fraction of the cost of several nearby Italian restaurants. The wine list is extremely reasonably priced. It is a great find at a great value. "
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "ambiance was perfect for quiet cozy get together with a friend. food & service were good."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Bar.Vetro was both unbelievably delicious and well priced. My girlfriend and I had such a lovely evening even when it came to the music they played in the restaurant. The service was fantastic as well. Definitely going back soon!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We really enjoyed the food and ambiance. Service good too. A winner. We will go back."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "A nice find for a quiet dinner, lovely service and a great 3 course dinner special reasonably priced."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Great value here. Unpretentious. but the super fresh ingredients and generous portions would be at home in a fancier setting. The eggplant rollatini appetizer is the best ever!"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "a delicious leisurely Italian lunch where you can talk. after shopping at Bloomingdale's or the D&D building. Very reliable, "neighborhood lunch", excellent house wine. Loved it."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "impeccable service. Caring servers. Great food and ambience. Highly recommend this hidden gem. Great menu and fair prices."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We done here once a week and find it to be consistently terrific. The food and the service are always exceptional. This is one of the few places in New York where the manager and staff really try to make sure you have a good dining experience. My wife and I find it hard to go anyplace else in the neighborhood."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Had an enjoyable evening here with business associates. Great service, drinks and small plates. There were a few groups who had come after work for drinks and thus the noise level was a little high but everyone was enjoying themselves and it was not too bad in the dining area. The decor was a little plain. Could use some artwork on the walls. We had just a few items off the menu. Both were delicious. All in all a very nice place for drinks and a bite to eat. Service was very good and everyone in my group said they would definitely come back."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "We enjoy going to this restaurant as a sure shot in the neighborhood. The owner is alwys gracious and welcomes us with his superb style and flair. We enjoy the menu and it's variety. Pleased to see that pizza is now on the menu for a change of pace. We have sugggested this restaurant to tourists when they visit Bloomingdale's."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I love this place. Exceptional food and always great service. And usually not a wait. You can't beat the deal on their pre-fixe! Go- this place never disappoints."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The eggplant and ricotta appetizer was so good I was sorry I agreed to share. The red gravy was so good I was sorry I ordered the salmon risotto, though it was so good, we will just have to come back."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "This has to be the greatest value/quality restaurant in Manhattan. The lunch was first rate with rolled eggplant for appetizer, followed by perfectly baked grouper with a glass of fabulous wine all for $17! Try that in Paris, Rome, or Hoboken!"
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "We tried this restaurant based on the good reviews and were more than pleased; we cannot wait to come back. There was a great selection of food, our choices were delicious (loved the kale caeser salad), and the services was extremely attentive. Wonderful evening!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "chicken valdostano was the best chicken dish ever! Very cute place with an extensive menu, reasonably priced as well."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Even on a Monday night with only 2 table filled it was way too noisy to be comfortable"
    Dined on 11/18/2013
  • "This is a great little restaurant sort of hidden away. They have a super deal on their " Neighborhood " lunch menu which also includes a bottle of wine. We would go back repeatedly."
    Dined on 11/13/2013
  • "Bar.Verto is always a great choice if you find youraelf in the mood for a great meal at a great price. The prix fixe is alway changing making the meal everytime diffrent. No matter the dish tje food is always great. Perfect for a quiet date or a evening of conversation with friends. The wait staff is great and Tony is always amazing, with a smile on his face and a hello as you enter the room."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "We got this recommendation from a friend who is a frequent NYC visitor. The restaurant is an easy 10 minute from the New York Hilton on 6th Avenue (aka Avenue of the Americas). The food was delicious in this small restaurant just south east of Central Park. We both had a salads, followed by pasta and duck (special of the day). Service at the bar is excellent (Anastasia). Some of the tables against the wall may be too far away from a window a little too enclosed for the claustrophobically inclined amongst us. We had a bottle of sparkling wine (chardonnay based methode champenoise), followed by a pretty good bottle of italian red. Both were very reasonably priced (below $ 40)."
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "...... is a prix fixe menu with verry nice choices of well-prepared dishes."
    Dined on 10/5/2013
  • "I couldn't get a larger (than 2) table even though the resturant was 3/4 empty. The owner kept saying he had reservations. When we left 2 1/2 hours later it was still 3/4 empty ( a Fri. nite in the summer) My fish was dry and tastless. The last time I was there the food was much better and so was the seating ( still for 2)"
    Dined on 8/16/2013
  • "The food was adequate - good but not particularly inventive. Tasty but not delicious. Red sauce was nothing more than basic. Nice selections of wine and a generous pour."
    Dined on 8/14/2013
  • "Food and service was excellent. And what ever you do, don't miss the chocolate cake. I wish I could bring this place to my neighborhood."
    Dined on 8/1/2013
  • "the food is just good, please don't expect anything fantastic, for the price is just OK, the place is nice, the service is very good."
    Dined on 7/30/2013
  • "We were in NYC for a vacation during a heat wave. It happened to be my husbands birthday and he was looking forward to a particular dish they happen to be known for. When they said they had already sold out and he told them it was his birthday, the sent over a bottle of prosecco and offered some interesting items not on the menu. Super loud was my only real complaint but it took us out of our grumpy sweaty moods very quickly."
    Dined on 7/17/2013
  • "It was my first time at Bar.Vetro. The food, service and atmsophere were all very good and I plan on going back."
    Dined on 6/25/2013
  • "This is an all right place. I really can't think of anything bad to say about it, but I don't see myself going back. There was nothing about it that stood out. The prices were right, the food was ok - nothing special - and I'm sure a lot of the people in the neighborhood go there often. I'm glad I tried it."
    Dined on 6/5/2013
  • "Quiet at lunch, and a wonderful place to have an unhurried catch-up lunch with a friend. Very moderate prices and high quality cooking, fresh as can be. Classic and delicious. Nothing unexpected."
    Dined on 5/30/2013
  • "Still consistently superb at tomato sauce, and the eggplant rollatini are light as air, just perfection. Deserts are not the strong suit here."
    Dined on 5/29/2013
  • "Very gkood pre-fixe luncheon special. Service is good and the staples, chicken parmigion, eggplant and pastas are alwlas first rate."
    Dined on 5/22/2013
  • "This is a treasure! From start to finish this is a great place. The service is friendly and the food is terrific. And the prices are very reasonable. Put Bar Vetro at the top of your list."
    Dined on 5/16/2013
  • "It was really good. every one loved what they had. and the price cannot be beat."
    Dined on 5/7/2013
  • "Love this place - been 3 times in past month. Never disappointed and always something different to order. Recommended."
    Dined on 4/26/2013