Vetro by Russo's on the Bay
Vetro by Russo's on the Bay

Vetro by Russo's on the Bay

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.vetronyc.com/
  • Phone: 7188438387x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch / Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 12:00am,
    Sunday Brunch: 11:00am-2:00pm
    Sunday Dinner 3:00-9pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Michael DeGeorgio
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We have two spacious rooms to accommodate up to 100 of your guests, Please call to speak to a banquet consultant. Each event is customized to the guests specific needs and requests.
  • Entertainment: Live music every Friday and Saturday
    Please visit our website for details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 165th Avenue
  • Public Transit: Take the A train to Rockaway Blvd. Transfer is available to the Q41 bus, heading south on Crossbay Blvd to 164th Avenue stop.
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Vetro by Russo's on the Bay
Vetro is guaranteed to change the landscape of fine dining. From exquisite cuisine, expansive wine cellar, private roof top cocktail lounge and exemplary service. Vetro expands Russo's fine culinary tradition into an elegant restaurant completely distinct from your private occasion. Restaurant, Dine in wine cellar, special occasions.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Vetro by Russo's on the Bay reviews from OpenTable diners
86 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (66)romantic (55)scenic view (44)great for outdoor dining (44)notable wine list (40)good for groups (38)neighborhood gem (36)fit for foodies (35)great for brunch (28)great for lunch (24)vibrant bar scene (17)hot spot (17)late-night find (15)kid-friendly (8)Show More
  • A Dining Delight
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    From the minute we walked in Vetro we were treated with the highest regard. The staff, the service and the food is incredible. Vetro is our new favorite restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Lovely Evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Food is tasty, service is amazing, price is reasonable, atmosphere lovely
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food great place
    brickt3k
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The food was great so was the service highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awsome
    fmirabella
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We had a waiter named Alan and he was great he was on top of things. the food was also good, overall a great experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • An excellent experience
    outstanding
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Everything about Vetro is outstanding. The food is always delicious and the service seems to be better and better. It's decorated with great taste......We always have a wonderful experience there and highly recommend it to our family and friends especially for a special occasion....
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BIRTHDAY BELATED GIFT
    BKDINE830
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The appetizers, drinks and dinner was excellent. Our server Alex was very attentive and very informative about the dinner specials. I would definitely go back to Vetro by Russo on the Bay.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OUTSTANDING
    PeggyVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This was our second time dining here. We took friends for dinner and Vetro's did not disappoint!! We had a few cocktails in the lounge area then sat for a wonderful meal. We were not rushed out all, the service was wonderful, attentive but not to the point of it being annoying. Our friends cannot wait to return! My only disappointment (which has nothing to do with Vetro), is that mother nature did not cooperate, it was raining so the rooftop bar was closed. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Exceptional Service
    HarborEd
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Nice place for an evening dinner for 2 or more. The service from the valet to the wait staff was unparalleled. The wines list was extensive but pricey. The menu was a nice mixed to please mot pallets with prices that are reasonable. The decor was very nice and lighting was moderate. The one issue I had was that the tables were a bit close. The dining room was on the smaller size. A nice place for dinner but too close for a romantic dinner.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A nice surprise find close to home
    antybee
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I was looking for a place to have a party next year and came across this restaurant. Great place , with wonderful food and terrific service from all the staff--- and I didn't have to go to Manhattan or Long Island for it! I will definitely be going back( especially for a special occasion) and letting my friends know about this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing
    Awesome
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    It was my first time there, I have only heard good things. So we decided to try. Very sweet romantic small room. Service was on point and the food was amazing. Will def do a large party there!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply Amazing
    sky1205
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    From the valet parking to the very end the experience was simply amazing. The service was superb. The food was delicious, delectable and delightful. The bathroom were very clean and sanitary. The view was beautiful and even though we were sitting by the water, the bay didn't smell awful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Highly recommend
    Julieta77
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The foods was delicious and the service was great. We will return soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • unsatisfied
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We went here for our anniversary dinner. It was not what we expected. We are in our mid 20s and we were the youngest people in the place. The food was decent but the waiter keep coming to our table and 're adjusting our plates & dinnerware. We felt awkward. We do not drink alcohol so we were limited to water for our drink with our meal. It was not for us. We will not be returning to this restaurant anytime soon. Maybe in 20 years we will find it more satisfying.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • YUM!
    trinigal55
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I was invited here by a former coworker. Although I had been to Russo's By the Bay for several business parties, this is the first time that I visited this restaurant. It was wonderful from the moment that I walked in. The staff was friendly, the food was wonderful and the ambience was terrific. We sat outside and enjoyed a lovely breeze off the bay while we dined on a light and delicious brunch. What a wonderful way for me to spend one of my last restaurant visits in NY before I move to Georgia! I'm just sorry that I only now discovered it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unbelievable food and service
    Iceman22
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The moment we walked in we were greeted like we've been there a thousand times. My wife and I celebrated our one year anniversary and our waiter Julian made the experience terrific. From the food to the wine we were amazed and can't wait to go back again
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dining at vetro
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The most outstanding dining experience. Everything was perfect the staff was great the food was amazing no need to try anyother resturants I found the one
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a good time
    ToniAnn
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Every time we go to Vetro is always a great time. From the service to the food, Vetro never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    FIVE MEN DINING, THREE COMPLAINED THAT THE VALDOSTANA WAS TOO SALTY. SERVICDE VERY SLOW.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    Thumbsup
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    The restaurant week lunch is wonderful. It is well worth $20.14. However they make up for it by charging $14.00 for their drinks which is two thirds if the cost of lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth the money
    MrsLib
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Really , microscopic $52 steaks !!!! Come on Russo family , this is no celebrity midtown manhattan establishment ! We were seated at 830 and dinner didn't arrive till 1030pm , ridiculous and unacceptable . The staff was apologetic but the free after dinner drinks didn't erase the fact that our bill was over $400 and we has to wait so long to eat . The decor is beautiful but definitely not worth my time and money!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sadly disappointed
    Diningdiva
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Went with my husband for our anniversary. This was our third visit there and was very disappointed with the food. Caesar salad was not cold and was wilty. Fried calamari was a plate full of tentacles, very few rings. Stuffed shrimp was EXTREMELY salty, and I am a person who doesn't mind salt but this was overpowering. I told the waiter about it and he said he has heard that complaint before. So, why don 't they make it less salty?? Also, the room was uncomfortably hot and humid. Asked three times for some air conditioning before we got a little relief. Previous visits were nice, except for the horrible lobster mac and cheese which is still on their menu. Needs attention to the food or we will not be going back. We will go to Matteo's of HB
    Special Features:
    late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Top Notch Service
    tap2
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We were looking for a special place to celebrate our anniversary and my wife's birthday. Vetro was that place and we were extremely happy with the service and the food. We were greeted and treated like we were very special people and we haven't stopped talking about the food. Thank you to all of you that made our evening very special. And a special thanks to Frank Russo for stopping at our table to see if we were enjoying ourselves.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • rubygeo727VIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    the service was excellent but the food wasn't what i thought it would be like for this type of place. Tasted like a regualre italian restaurant but allot more expensive.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Vetro
    Bklynkid
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We went to the rooftop bar after a lovely dinner in the restaurant and what a disappointment. The drinks were served in flimsy plastic cups, there were no barstools, and the bartender told us that there was a $200 minimum to sit at a table. Seriously, serving $10 glasses of wine in plastic cups?? Really tacky, especially after the elegance of the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Service and Incredible food
    CTBK
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Attention to detail is fantastic. The service is top notch. The food presentation is a work of art and the quality of taste is incredibly fresh.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Friendly staff and tasty food!
    cilly712
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Highly recommend...loved very dish we ordered. Staff was highly attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • overall
    dinewitview
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Food was Great. Service was very slow. The waiter barely came over to see how eveything was going. It was so bad my bf got up to get the water of pitcher to pour into our glasses. Later on the manager showed his face more, which made the service a littke better.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • VERY NICE!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    I have used Vetro the Murano Room for 3 consecutive years for a special event for my departements. Food and service has always been excellent. So I decided to try their restaurant...and I was not disappointed... Food was once again very good and so was the service. I will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Karen Di
    nickymom
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Amazing - will come back again and again! food, wine list and atmosphere all fantastic - the drinks at the bar were delicious but in my opinion a bit pricey at $12.00 each
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As expected 5 star
    Rebrokermike
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    I have been here several times and always the same experience 5 star foor and service
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tess
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Excellent Food. It was a delightful experience with very capable staff.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Service was excellent. My group got a bit boisterous after our second bottle of the waiter's recommendations yet we were not hushed by anyone. The decor is beautiful, just classic and I heard the rooftop is great. Only complaint was there were any cannolis
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BigD97
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    If you've never been here, you must go! Food is tremendous, service was excellent!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Place
    FinaVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    The restaurant was very good. Great food and décor, great service, highly recommend
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overpaid
    Mary
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    They don't carter to children and waited 45 minutes to be seated. I had made reservation for 8:30pm. It is a nice place but over priced for this neighborhood. If I am going to pay for manhattan prices then I would go into the city to eat and enjoy the food. The only reason I went because I live in the neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    myplace
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Every experience is a wonderful one for me! From the blue room to dining room and rooftop is so lovely.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great neighborhood restaurant
    Diningdiva
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Food was very good. Went for Father's Day with a group of 7 and everyone enjoyed their dinner. Only negative food item was the lobster mac and cheese. It was awful...inedible. Need to improve that or remove it from menu! Went up on rooftop afterwards for drinks and was impressed. Lovely atmosphere and view.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Review
    controlyourkids
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Vetro's was beautiful. I went on Father's Day with my parents and we were seated at a beautiful waterfront table. The food was fantastic, & so was my waiter Alex. My only complaint would be that the patrons seem to have no control over their children, letting them run around as they please and ruin people's dinners, but that is of no fault of the restaurant. Overall great experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Manhattan in Howard Beach
    PianomomVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Our favorite restaurant! We are foodies and eat all over but Vetro is our favorite food,device and ambiance are amazing!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice brunch
    Luv2dine
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Brunch was ok. Not kid friendly or a kids menu. My table did not have an umbrella although I asked for one. They could not accommodate us even though tables with umbrellas became available. So we had to sit in the hot burning noon sun for our entire meal. My 7 year old was not happy and I had to get up from my table and stand in shade.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.