Vero Uptown
Vero Uptown

Vero Uptown

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.veronyc.com/
  • Phone: 2124523354x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 4:00pm 12:00am, Thursday - Friday: 4:00pm - 1:00am, Saturday: 2:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday: 2:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Shean Olnowich
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Vero is available for larger groups and events of all sizes. For more information or to schedule a consultation for your unique event or gathering please feel free to contact us to discuss some of our many flexible options.
  • Private Party Contact: John Musov 9177236167x
  • Special Events: Every Monday from open to 9pm Vero offers a FREE Panini with the purchase of your first alcoholic beverage.

    Tuesday - Friday Enjoy Happy Hour with the Vero staff from 4-7pm which includes $5 glasses of our neighborhood famous sangria and special discounted wine selections!

    Sundays are FUN DAYS at Vero $5 glasses of sangria all day!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 77th St
  • Public Transit: 6 local train @ 77th St & Lexington Ave 2 blocks from Vero.
  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: Street parking available but not maintained by establishment.
A word from Vero Uptown
The original offering from the Vero Wine Bar family, we created Vero Uptown to enrich your life with a menu and atmosphere that fits New York's style, taste and budget. With over 100 wines served by the bottle and 40 by the glass from around the world, we're sure you'll find a few gems to adore.



Come with friends and enjoy Vero's warm staff and atmosphere, decadent menu with paired wine, a specialty cocktail and fun and relaxed conversation.



Whether you're here for a quick bite on Free Panini Monday, or in for the long haul during one of our Weekend Wine School classes, we're sure you'll have a great time with us at Vero Uptown!
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Vero Uptown reviews from OpenTable diners
9 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating3.2
  • Food3.3
    Service3
  • Ambiance3.3
    Noise LevelEnergetic
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (5)notable wine list (4)romantic (3)good for groups (2)vibrant bar scene (2)special occasion (2)late-night find (1)great for outdoor dining (1)fit for foodies (1)Show More
  • contradictory
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    I struggle for fairness here, while the food was very tasty, the portions were (as stated on a few reviews) small to say the least Our server was very good until he was called on to deliver a phone order (a first for us) Overall, doubtful if we will return
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Overpriced, poor service, mediocre
    rmgrantVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    My boyfriend and I came here because I live across the street -- it looked cute, and the reviews were good. Unfortunately, it didn't live up to the hype. While the wine was good, our service was incredibly slow, and the food was WAY overpriced for what we received. A "vegetable tower" was really a version of the caponata on a "tower" of rice. And the tortelli portion would barely serve a child. I will say that they gave us ample "toast points", which is always a plus, but one can't dine on bread and $15 glasses of wine alone. Hoping this place is replaced with something a little more substantial.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Wine Bar with Food
    BeachBumVIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Great wine bar with very good prices. Food isn't bad either, more like tapas, flatbreads, and some Pasta dishes. Perfectly good food to eat while drinking good wine.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 6 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.7
    • Food3.8
    • Ambiance3.5
    • Service3.3
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 44 reviews are from the Vero Uptown reviews archive.
  • Great Happy Hour place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Really tasty sangrias with lots of flavors. and food was diverse and simply delicious. cheese/meat platter and tuna tartare was my favorite. service was great too!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • meat cheese wine DESSERT
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    we started with a great meat and cheese plate and slowly worked our way through different wines... I would let the bartender know what direction I wanted to move in and then she would let me taste the next wine. We finished off with some paninnis and that was really nice. OMG Don't forget the cookie monster dessert
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Neighborhood Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Casual but fun, great, and great food! this place doesn't take itself so seriously and that's why its great. and the food is solid! Didn't think the food was gonna be as good as it was, it over delivered. I highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food options
    NYCdinerVIP
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    Food was excellent with many options between salads, panini, flat bread pizzas, bruchetta and so many other small plates. Great for sharing either for apps or can make full meal. Also, excellent wine and cocktail selection, including sangria -- watermelon version was amazing. Our waitress, however, was very aggressive asking us every five minutes if we wanted more food or drinks. It became intrusive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing neighborhood spot
    Mary
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Came here for a late night dinner. Amazing cocktails, good service and they open late. Will def come back
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • perfect time of year
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    to sit outside! cute place. fun fun staff. and just really good food. we took our time and slowly ordered food over a few hours. great place.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    what a great fun place. staff is great makes being there fun. food is good. made friends with people next to us. great atmosphere great fun!
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Casual Fun Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    Amazing Burrata!!! Great Happy Hour between 4-7! Cookie Monster Dessert is delicious! Staff was fun and friendly.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food very good, service is
    Bob2
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Food very good, service is fantastic -- extraordinarily attentive, vibrant bar scene, wine selection not as good as it should be considering this is a wine bar.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good date spot
    ErikWVIP
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    I very much like this place for a first or second date. It is intimate and the menu allows for just a bite or a full meal.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 11/12/2013
    Chris, the manager has been a staple in our lives for years now. We love Vero so much, we hosted our engagement party there, and always make sure friends who visit pop in for a glass of wine. Cannot love this place more :)
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • really good
    steve
    Dined on 9/20/2013
    Food was delicious. Portions sizes were described accurately. A small plate of cheeses, apricots & honey accompanies the $20 wine flight - a really nice touch that adds value to the wine flight. We sat inside and the only drawback there is the noise level - it's pretty loud for a relatively small space. Also, there's outdoor seating, which is nice, although one 2-top was placed directly in front of the entrance door which is a bit awkward for entrance & exit. Good spot in the neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cute spot, food tasty as well
    MaudeVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2013
    This restaurant had very tasty food and a great location.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Free paninis on Monday night
    CaligalVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2013
    Free paninis on Monday night with the order of a drink. Our waitress was outstanding!!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • the kitchen is open and the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/13/2013
    the kitchen is open and the place smelled overwhelmingly like fried cheese and smoke all night
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My husband and I had an early
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/23/2013
    My husband and I had an early dinner so Vero want too crowded at all. I had a delicious panini and he ordered a rice and vegetable dish. He was disappointed because it just wasn't much food for him. He would have liked more meat options. I think this is a great place for lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food was good and reasonably
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/26/2013
    Food was good and reasonably price. Would recommend for dinner
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • LOVED this place! The food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    LOVED this place! The food was superb. My boyfriend is a Chef an always has complaints whenever we dine out, but even he was impressed by the food and had NO complaints! A+++++ Cannot wait to come back!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • not a welcoming establishment
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 1/14/2013
    when someone walks in the bartender, manager and wait staff that are standing around should take a moment to greet people (at least 1 of them) the bartender was absorbed in his friend's that were sitting at the bar and not paying attention to other customers at the bar and for a "wine" bar/food restaurant dubstep/Skrillex is not the appropriate music at any time and not a Monday night at 6PM. Wild mushroom flatbread pizza was delicious and I would order it again...to go!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wine selection was good and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/14/2012
    Wine selection was good and the staff was ok about refilling from our bottle; had intended to just go for drinks but was informed rather rudely after ordering the wine that you have to order food on Friday and Saturday nights (would have been nice to see this on their page or been told on arrival by the hostess). Generally a fun busy atmosphere that you can carry a conversation in but was a bit warm- not you will most likely need a reservation at prime times.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The hostess, a tall, blond
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/8/2012
    The hostess, a tall, blond female, was especially rude! We were 10 min late to a 7:30pm reservation to a non-packed establishment. She "greeted" us with "you're late." Why I stayed is beyond me but thankfully, our waiter was pretty awesome and were it not for him, I think I would've stormed out. Food was pretty decent for being microwaved but I suppose you wouldn't be coming here for that reason anyways. Not a huge wino but pretty small selection of wine to choose from. Pretty chill atmosphere. Wouldn't recommend or go again due to the nasty hostess.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • need coat closet or something
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/29/2012
    need coat closet or something for winter season. too crowded and narrow to drape coat on back of chair.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It was so hot in the Resturant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 11/16/2012
    It was so hot in the Resturant it was unbearable! And they had the ceiling fans on which made it warmer but moving around and pushing the heat down on the patrons!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • I ordered the tortelli and
    pizzapizza
    Dined on 10/13/2012
    I ordered the tortelli and my dining companion got the meatballs. Both were good and presented nicely. My one complaint is that the kitchen is exposed in the back. It is divided from the diners only by a counter. I pointed it out to my friend and it did not bother him, so to each their own. Cute little spot.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service, the manager
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/28/2012
    Great service, the manager and the waitress gave us extrodeniry good service! A very warm and nice place to sit. Good food with great wine choices. We loved it!!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Low score on the ambience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 9/15/2012
    Not great ambience, but reasonable prices for the meals. Unfortunately situated in between two classless establishments, so the outdoor dining experience was cheapened. Uva despite the crowd across the street is a way better choice.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service and nice ambiance,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/3/2012
    Great service and nice ambiance, I will certainly come back with more friends
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Met my friends here after
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/2/2012
    Met my friends here after work The bar was lively the music was great. The 3 of us shared 3 small plates . Everything was great.. Interesting salad over a portabello torta, fabulous pear tortellini and tender lamb dish. Great wines.. Nice after work place to unwind with friends. Small and intimate but lively.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A hidden gem on the UES, fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/1/2012
    A hidden gem on the UES, fantastic menu and wine selection.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was delicious and service
    frequentdnrVIP
    Dined on 6/25/2012
    Food was delicious and service attentive, forward thinking and not overbesring My firend and I shared our dishes and they split them for us without our asking. A bit noisy and tables are tight but great night anyway
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was great, but the music
    MsMaz
    Dined on 6/14/2012
    Food was great, but the music was way too loud. This turned what could have been a fantastic romantic meal into a yelling match just to be heard.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Gorgeous lighting and ambiance,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/9/2012
    Gorgeous lighting and ambiance, and great service-they split the salad on two plates with noextra charge! Delicious meatballs and veggies. I will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Best -- Vero
    Foodlovah
    Dined on 5/29/2012
    LOVE this place. Great neighborhood spot... Cassie is the BEST bartender.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food, Wine and Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/17/2012
    The wine selection is great and reasonably priced and a nice selection. The service is attentive. Every item on the menu we haved tried was delicious - yellowfin tuna, pasta dishes, vegetarian dishes, meatballs and our favorites are the flatbread pizzas. Save room for dessert, called The Cookie Monster!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very helpful service, took
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/12/2012
    Very helpful service, took a girl on a first date and she loved it. Recommend the Rivola Wine, bruschetta and cheese platter.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Energetic, Upper East Side
    jorgeVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2012
    Energetic, Upper East Side popular wine bar. Great appetizers......
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice spot for a glass of wine.
    InTownVIP
    Dined on 3/24/2012
    Nice spot for a glass of wine. My only complaint is that we sat near the kitchen and it smelled very strongly of cooking oil.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic