Velo

4.6
452 reviews
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$30 and under
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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, 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.
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

It was fine. Food wasn’t fantastic for the prices. A little too expensive. Mussels were great

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OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

I have eaten at Velo quite a few times but always for dinner. Every time I have been extremely satisfied. However, this time I went for lunch and was not nearly as satisfied. Though the salad that I ordered tasted nice, it was served with way too little salad dressing (my lunch partners was also served with too little salad dressing). But my larger complaint was the serving size. A lunch salad should not be the same size as a side salad. I left Velo hungry and needed to supplement my meal as soon as I left the restaurant. The service was lacking as well, as our waiter never checked in to see whether everything was satisfactory.

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c
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of my favorite restaurants, the food is excellent, the wait staff is very friendly and professional, and I never feel rushed.

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Naples
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent! Service was on point and we didn’t have any issue with the noise level although the room was small and tables are close

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DS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Have passed by many times, finally went in. Food is quite good and service prompt and courteous. We I’ll definitely return.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing, the food as always was fabulous and Andrew went above and beyond to make my birthday incredible. This is one of my favorite restaurants and it just keeps getting better.

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LC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Creative and well executed dishes. We enjoyed our meals.

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W
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great pre-theater dinner here. Our server George was very attentive and the wine and food were great. Both the salmon and mahi mahi special were unique and tasty as were the appetizers. Two people in our party also had one of the pasta dishes which was delicious. We will definitely be back. Great food, service and value.

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OT
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A neighborhood favorite featuring outstanding food, intimate atmosphere and warm friendly staff. Great during the week when tables are more available.

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Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a wonderful place..food was spectacular and our server Rob was extremely attentive and knowledgeable.

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LM
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 5

The food was good but the portions were tiny. I ordered a pasta dish and it would’ve left a child hungry. Being that it was only pasta-which costs practically nothing—velo could at least fill up the plate for 28$.

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JJ
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had dinner on Tuesday, 3/26/19 with old friends and everything was outstanding!!!
You must try the cauliflower soufflé appetizer and the beignets for dessert!

Our server was excellent!

We will be back!!

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SP
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed the food, service and atmosphere. We will defintely return.

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JJ
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We were very pleased with the service and ambience, and further surprised by the excellent dishes. Enjoyed having the option to order from two different portion sizes and get to taste various dishes during our first visit. Will definitely return and bring friends.

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RG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We hadn’t been there in a while and we were unfortunately underwhelmed. It was restaurant week so it was very crowded, which could have contributed to the extremely slow service. The food was good but not exceptional. my scallops actually arrived on the cold side which made them much less enjoyable. We couldn’t have a normal volume conversation either. We both left wishing we had made a different restaurant choice.

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HS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

No weekend Hudson valley restaurant week

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AC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My only suggestion for the future would be to include a few items from the regular menu on the restaurant week menu. Having never been to Velo previously, I would like to try something (perhaps a signature dish) that I could enjoy and then re-enjoy at a future date.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and served hot. Beautiful presentation. Service was excellent. Nice ambiance but a little noisy. Would definitely recommend this restaurant

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b
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great food, great ambiance, outstanding service....neighborhood gem

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TG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The restaurant had a nice ambiance and was bustling. We went at 8:30 on a Saturday night. The food was delicious. I especially recommend the mussels and calamari appetizers. We shared pizza for dinner which was excellent!

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NI
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Told somewhat abruptly that they needed our table, time to go. Waiter seemed stressed out he had to tell us this.

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M
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I hadn't been to Velo in almost a year, and I'm not even sure why! It was absolutely excellent, from appetizers to mains (too full to eat dessert). I had salmon (which yes, ok boring), but they totally made it the most un-boring it could be. Truffle mousse on a perfectly poached salmon filet? Amazing. Everyone in our party enjoyed their dishes as well. The Osso Buco special was a big hit as well.

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K
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Service was very good and they did not rush our bring the courses out one on top of the next. We liked the half portion ideas . Food was good but it’s pricey.

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JA
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food as always. Dinner is going to cost at least $100 and it’s the one place I’m willing to go out and splurge on.

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SR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Both the service and food were exceptional. The timing of the courses was perfect, noise level can be high and minimal space between tables can make for some accidental bumping. Overall, this is a must for dinner and I already plan on returning.

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AJ
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service.

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a
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food and service at this Nyack favorite.

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AC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Food and Service. It was our first time dining at Velo, and it won’t be our last.

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JW
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our recent dinner at Velo was exceptional from start to finish! The excellent warm bread with lightly seasoned olive oil could have been a meal by itself. The salad with vanilla vinaigrette was delicious and light, and both pastas, gnocchi with lamb ragu and cavitelli with veal osso bucco were among the best we have ever tasted. Add a very reasonably priced bottle of Primitivo and this was our best restaurant experience in Rockland /Westchester in a long time! Kudos to Anthony and his staff.

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Z
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great..... as always !

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S
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Met a former coworker to celebrate my retirement over lunch. We love to come here for the delicious pasta lunch and to look outside at the people passing by. We enjoy the choice of wines.

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H
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my sister to Velo to celebrate her 50th birthday and she absolutely loved It!

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RW
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have never had a bad experience at Velo. The staff is friendly and courteous. They are knowledgeable about their menu and always have good insight. My wife and I go to Velo for special occasions because the price is on the higher side, but I have never felt ripped off. You definitely get what you pay for. Great seasonal, local ingredients. Creative and unique pairings of ingredients and flavors and, at least, three signature dishes I have not had anywhere else (the cauliflower stormata is ridiculous!!!!). Recently, I have become vegan. They have a vegan entree if you ask (no promises, but they had it the last two times I went). Can't say enough good things about this place. Check it out if you get a chance.

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AS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It had been a while since we last ate at Velo; we were there because our friends suggested we meet them there for dinner. The food was terrific, much better than we remembered from our last visit. Good service, good atmosphere: we had a really nice time.

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T
New York Area
120 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I met my cousin there for a quiet lunch and we were delighted to get the window table. After some deliberation, we each had the Velo salad with salmon and split the mussels which were yummy and huge! It was the perfect lunch, and we will definitely return!

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TD
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can’t wait to go back! Will be getting gift certificates!

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a
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great find
Great restaurant
Did not rush us
We are Nyack veterans. Why haven't we been there before?
If you have not been, why not??

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UE
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A charming restaurant with wonderful food and service. The quail was perfectly prepared. Pasta had ample sauce. Will return!

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W
Philadelphia
45 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Divine dining and drinks with beautiful decor. Enjoyed the sublime cauliflower sformato and mahi mahi special. Gluten free butternut squash/brie and onion pizza is superb. And stay for dessert-the carrot cake was outstanding.

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter Andrew was on top of everything we needed!! Outstanding service as always with Andrew. Food was amazing

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