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VESLO Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.veslonyc.com
  • Phone: (718) 728-0549
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Daily: 11:00AM - 3:00PM; Dinner: Daily: 5:00PM - 10:00PM
  • Cuisine: Croatian
  • Executive Chef: Boris Nanjara
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: On weekends and select evenings after games have ended, Veslo transforms into a nightclub with DJs playing the latest in American and European dance hits. Food from the bar menu is served until 2AM and drinks are served until 4AM on these nights.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 32nd & 33rd Streets
  • Public Transit: Subway [N, Q] at Broadway. [E, M, R] at Steinway Street.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking. Metered parking lot located on 32nd Street between Broadway and 34th Avenue.
A word from VESLO
Veslo is the newest restaurant bar in Astoria, NY for people to gather and enjoy what is at the core of Croatian culture: amazing food, drink, sport, music, and lively company.

By bringing the fabulous flavors of the Dalmatian Coast to New York—Veslo makes Croatians feel like they're back at home and allows others to discover the rich culture and spirit of the region.

Veslo's traditional restaurant menu and simple lounge menu complete the feel making it the perfect locale for enjoying a delicious meal, the latest sporting events, music and late night entertainment.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Amazing! Wonderful and super friendly staff. Had a surprise 30th birthday dinner and no complaints. Outdoor garden was beautiful. Dinner was superb and prices were great. Couldn't have asked for a better venue for the occasion."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The back of the restaurant has a cute and cozy dinning area, food and service was great and they are very pleasant."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Nothing special . Went for Mother's Day and was given a pre fixe menu, it hadn't mentioned it was a prefixe night when we made reservations and checked their sight multiple times. They were out of two of the items and the already limited prefixe menu. Charged 60 pp and the food was very underwhelming. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "very tasty food and highly helpful agreeable and helpful wait staff Altogether cordial food is quite robust, if served somewhat less hot than it should be.Interesting menu and decent sense of Croatian food. Tasty palacinka dessert. Decent value, if somewhat on the on the high side."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "The food and service was out of this world. We ordered wild mushroom risotto and gnocchi in veal sauce as an appetizer. Neither was on the menu as an appetizer but the restaurant was happy to accommodate our request. For dinner, we had ordered the veal and fish special. Both were outstanding. We will definitely make this find a regular stop next time we’re in the city."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "offers a nice cross-section of croatian dishes, with emphasis on seafood. strongly recommend grilled octopus; pricey, but worth it. live music (jazz) on thursday night; i was told it's croatian music on weekends."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Everything was top-notch and my wife and I had a great experience. Outstanding food, wine list and service."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I went there for the Valentine's day Prix Fix deal, and it was amazing. The food was great, and the wine, a Croatian Muscato was equally phenomenal."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I went on Valentines Day so there was a special menu. The food was great but I'll have to check it out again to see the regular menu options. Very friendly staff as well"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This was our first time to try Croatian cuisine. The chef is from Croatia and has a lot of experience cooking for notable kitchens in US. The food we ordered were all seafood, as Croatians are known for their seafood. We tried the seafood platter, whole grilles branzino (catch of the day), shrimp na buzaru and Croatian dessert. The fish was so fresh. Shrimp was perfectly cooked in tomato based sauce. It was very delicate and flavorful at the same time - creamy, and buttery, i assume there's no butter but simply the silky goodness of the shrimp. They have house white and red wine, which we helped ourselves to. The server was delightful. He made delicious recommendations, is prompt and cheery, and ambiance is good. Food is top notch. Amazing!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "The service at VESLO was the most memorable part of a wonderful evening — every member of the staff was kind, attentive, and pleasant. I felt that for the sophistication of the menu items, their execution was quite...rustic. I ordered the grilled calamari special and of the three squid bodies on the plate, two of them still had quills present (the inedible translucent bone). I found many of the dishes to be lacking in depth of flavor or possessing too much of one spice, especially garlic. Still, the dishes we all had were deeply comforting and again, the atmosphere is excellent. I'd go back in a heartbeat."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "For people who do not know about Croatian food, this is a great place to be introduced to this cuisine. The food, which has a somewhat Italian style, Croatia being just across the sea from Italy, is fresh, well prepared and served by an attentive staff. Try the Croatian beer and Croatian wine. Excellent fish and seafood dishes."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "We were early for our reservation and were seated promptly. The staff was excellent, friendly and professional. Our waiter helped us with suggestions and the food came out perfect. Great Job"
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "Went here with my wife and another couple and had an absolutely amazing experience. We sat outside on back patio as it was a nice summer-like fall night. The food was great, the Dalmatian platter gave us a great sampling of different things and also allowed us to fill up nicely before dinner. I had a chicken soup which was about as close to homemade as it comes , it tasted great, not salty just perfect. The meals we had were great, from the Gnocchi with veal, to the Spaghetti with Veal Bolognese sauce and the Swiss chard and potatoes(blitva) really made it feel like I was home as a kid eating dinner my mom used to make. Drinks and non food items are a little pricy but it was a great experience overall, we would all definately go back."
    Dined on 10/5/2013
  • "This bistro is my favorite in the neighborhood.. Food is always fresh and delicious.. Service is oustanding. Great little gem."
    Dined on 5/21/2013
  • "1. found lip stick stained all around the rim of my glass 2.found a needle in my dinner plate while eating, actually found it in my mouth thinking it was a piece of bone with my mash potatoes,"
    Dined on 4/28/2013
  • "Great neighborhood place, good bar and qell prepared food. Would go back"
    Dined on 4/17/2013
  • "I went for the cevapcici and was disappointed. It was not good at all. I also had the grilled octopus, which was very good. The kelbasa and sauerkraut was good, but nothing spectacular. I was disappointed all in all."
    Dined on 4/6/2013
  • "Enjoyed ourselves and our food very much. Great wine list of Croatian wines not usually seen in this country. We will definitely return."
    Dined on 3/30/2013
  • "The food, wine, and service was absolutely great! The music and bar area was a bit loud which made it difficult for us to hear each other (party of 6). They have a cute little outside area in the back, which is probably really great in the summer. We definitely enjoyed the place would recommend it to others."
    Dined on 3/26/2013
  • "We've been going to Veslo since it opened, and I have yet to leave a review. My apologies that I have not yet, but this is well worth the wait.We made a reservation for 11:30 AM for lunch during a big soccer match for a World Cup qualifier. I just wanted to say that even though the bar was packed to the rim with fellow soccer fans, we still received the utmost service, attention and grace from the managers and our waiter. The beer was a perfect temperature. The cevapi platter made to perfection. Our waiter was the best and literally was SO fast we couldn't believe it. He maneuvered through the crowd like a mad man without skipping a beat! That is pure talent and dedication. Thank you to everyone at Veslo for making our day!"
    Dined on 3/22/2013
  • "Great food and atmosphere, looking forward to doing it again."
    Dined on 9/29/2012
  • "The octopus appetizers were the tenderest and most tasty I have ever had. We all agreed it was a good fairly priced meal. The dishes seemed more from the coastal region of Croatia than the mountain region according to my Croatian friend."
    Dined on 8/25/2012
  • "The food and prix-fixe menu were outstanding. If you want to have some authentic Croatian cuisine this is the spot. Our waiter talked too fast and the service was a bit slow for our liking but overall highly recommended."
    Dined on 5/13/2012
  • "Quiet setting. It was perfect for our group of four to catch up, but it could definitely work for something larger or more intimate. Good food. My dish could have used a little extra kick in terms of flavor, but everyone else's choice was delicious. There was something for everyone's different tastes, from authentic Croation dishes, to American, to dishes with a little bit of both. Part of my party was late due to subway problems, and we weren't given a hard time or rushed at all. Our waiter was very nice. I will come back here, for sure."
    Dined on 3/14/2012
  • "I chose this place because it was on opentable and in Astoria where my friend and I live. I liked my entree (risotto with shrimp, no saffron). It was tasty! Would definitely go back again"
    Dined on 3/9/2012
  • "Restaurant has a nice ambiance and very friendly and attentive staff. I had the salmon, which was out of this world; my friend had the goulash and said it was just okay. The desserts were fabulous and very nicely presented."
    Dined on 3/10/2012
  • "Wonderful seafood and pastas. Lovely dining room in the back with a nice garden. The front is a bar with several TV screens. The back is a completely different feel. Very attentive, nice staff. We went here after seeing an exhibit at The Museum of the Moving Image and enjoyed it very much."
    Dined on 3/2/2012
    Dined on 12/30/2011
  • "I came to Veslo for Queens Restaurant week with 3 friends and we were all very happy. The wine list had a bunch of wines from Croatia, one of which I tried and it was excellent. The waiter was very friendly and helpful with our questions. The food was all awesome and came out timely. In particular the mussels were perfectly cooked and all the white wine sauce was sopped up by everyone at the table. Since there were four of us we ordered four different types of crepes. The table favorite was the marmalade. I'd definitely come here again. Even just to sit at the bar and have a drink."
    Dined on 9/28/2011
  • "Very warm & friendly staff. Food was interesting, familiar dishes(italian) with a Croatian twist."
    Dined on 8/14/2011
  • "The outstanding food reminded me of my Nona's dishes. From the Dalmatian fish soup to the freshly prepared fish! The wine list not only had Croatian wines but several organic wines to choose. When the bill came I was shocked on how inexpensive a dinner for two was with 2 appetizers, bottle of wine, main course, dessert and after dinner drink. You must go and experience."
    Dined on 8/6/2011
  • "Great service and waiting staff did a great job being attentive and describing croatian dishes on the menu."
    Dined on 7/23/2011
  • "Read yelp reviews and decided to try for lunch today with two friends. It's too hot today, otherwise we will sit in the cozy and lovely yard. We are the first group today and the kichen has not started yet. But the waiter tried his best to serve us as quickly as possible. I  chose the Calf's live which I really like - simple but tasty. My friends' were both delicious as well. One of them had a terrible experience and "so-so" food last night at the so called best Greek restaraunt in Astoria. He loves the yard and the food at VESLO  too. The waiters are really friendly and the price is definitely awesome! Will try dinner and drinks here next week!"
    Dined on 7/23/2011
  • "This Croatia restaurant offers authentic food and atmosphere, and an owner who made us feel welcome - a great place that should not be missed!"
    Dined on 6/4/2011
  • "Interesting wine list with bottles available from Croatia. The red table wine from Croatia was dry with a pleasant finish without an excessively astringent quality. A seafood medley on a base of polenta (linguini was available) was very tasty. The wait staff were courteous and helpful and we were fortunate to have an interesting conversation with the friendly owner."
    Dined on 5/22/2011
  • "This is a very friendly place with great food. Prices are fair and the atmosphere relaxing"
    Dined on 3/27/2011
  • "The food and service was amazing. We enjoyed our Valentines dinner emmensly!"
    Dined on 2/14/2011