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Velvet Buffalo, Beloit, WI

Velvet Buffalo

4.6
4.6
584 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Modern in experience. Timeless in taste.

Velvet Buffalo Modern Italian delivers fresh ingredients with a side of rustic charm. Our rotating seasonal menu features thoughtfully crafted dishes made from scratch that are inspired by the many regions of Italy–from house-made pasta and artisan-style bread to sustainably sourced seafood and our own spin on traditional desserts.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Wine Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Bar Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (608) 312-2991

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jonna Froelich

  • Private party facilities

    Private dining room with seating for up to 10 people, and a separate rooftop dining area that can accommodate up 48 people.

  • Neighborhood

    Beloit

  • Parking details

    Hotel Parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 584 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Wisconsin

    Italian

  • Southern Wisconsin

    Best Overall

  • Southern Wisconsin

    Best Food

  • Southern Wisconsin

    Best Service

  • Southern Wisconsin

    Best Ambiance

  • Southern Wisconsin

    Best Value

  • Southern Wisconsin

    Romantic

  • Southern Wisconsin

    Special Occasion

  • Southern Wisconsin

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Southern Wisconsin

    Most Booked

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  1. A

    Alaina

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to have a wonderful quiet dinner for my parent's 40th anniversary. The food was wonderful and the waitress was great!
  2. M

    Mona

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely evening celebrating our daughter and son-in-law’s 1st wedding anniversary!
  3. W

    Woodrow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Farm-to=table ethos, well presented. Bold flavors. Attentive service in a casual style. Beautiful wood and glass interior. Pricey for a town the size of Beloit but we are glad that this wonderful dining option exists.
  4. SR

    ScottR

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Their food is always incredible. Very romantic place!
  5. 1

    12345

    Houston

    83 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food was good but it seems like they were understaffed in the kitchen since it took forever to get our food. Food was good and server was very informative.
  6. MA

    MichelleA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was absolutely amazing drinks were awesome, service was great we will definitely be coming back again.
  7. DC

    DaveC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Go there for the wine. The food was fresh and ok. The tables and chairs were not the best. Overall not what I expected. I thought it would be warmer and nicer. I'd recommend but with what I explained above.
  8. EK

    EKN89

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dinner at velvet buffalo. The food was amazing & the ambiance was great.
  9. P

    Purslane

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chose from the prix fixe menu, everything was excellent. Sorry the caponata isn’t on the menu. The olives were fabulous.
  10. DK

    DorisK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The place was amazing all around a little pricey but good food. Chairs were tiny and a little wobbly so if you are of any size be careful.
  11. A

    Abcrest

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Everything was salty but was a delight to dine thwde
  12. LL

    LauraL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is outstanding and great service. This is an upscale Italian restaurant.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was fantastic. Taylor was our server and she was incredible! Very professional, kind, and helpful. I let her basically choose what I ate and she did not disappoint. I’ll definitely be back. 12/10 great job!
  14. LL

    LLJ1993

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Short wait, but delightful cocktails in the meantime, server was great and made great recommendations. Will return.
  15. K

    Kren

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Recently, we (my Wife and I) celebrated her birthday at the Velvet Buffalo, our first time to the establishment. And, although the experience was “OK”, I think they are missing an opportunity to create a destination experience. Our high hopes for the place started to wane upon being seated, as their chairs are rather uncomfortable, seem out-of-place and lack refinement. And the service – although friendly – was very slow. Our food was pretty good, but not great. That part of the journey began with the appetizer, char grilled local broccoli & burrata, which is served cold; a detail left out of the menu description. And although interesting and tasty, an item that seems more appropriate as a side dish. We have split opinions of our entrees: I had the Spaghetti and Meatballs, which I thought was very good. My wife chose the Mushroom Garganelli, which, although very good, lacked depth of flavor and was a bit sparse on the mushrooms. The desserts, too, were a disappointment. For example, I ordered the Vegan Banana Cream Tart, anticipating “banana” would be the star of the dish. However, the accompanying garnishes and topping were many and potent, resulting in what I can only describe as a “struggle for dominance”. Sometimes, less is more. We would probably make the 30-minute drive to dine there again; but, next time, our expectations won’t be so high.
  16. JK

    JamieK

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I was at first put off by the price tag. However, it is worth every penny! The staff were attentive, knowledgeable, and entertaining. The food was done perfectly, Swordfish and the tenderloin! Drinks were phenomenal, and the desert was heavenly. We are now actually looking into staying here over night at the Hotel Goodwin. It's hard to pick out just one thing, but the bartender at the Roof Top made my night, before dinner, with a Bada Bing. Perfect and definitely set the mood.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Girl’s trip
  18. c

    char

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Food excellent, and we were seated immediately upon prompt arrival for our 6:45 reservation, but we didn’t receive our drinks until 7:20– 35 minutes’ wait.
  19. WS

    WendyS

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was fantastic! Warm focaccia bread to start was amazing. Fabulous service as well. Great job all the way around!
  20. K

    Kare

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great! Excellent food and service! But, this is the 2nd time the hostess gave us a hard time about the reservation. We were there 10 minutes early and she didn't want to seat us and told us to get a drink at the bar. The entire dining room was open except for a few tables and she said we have other reservations coming in so we have to wait for them to arrive. Wasn't happy about that! It made no sense at all.
  21. LS

    LaurenS

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Had an amazing time staff was help with menu and on top of everything
  22. P

    Pancho

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    For $200 the food (we had pasta and swordfish, nothing fancy) was regular, frozen fish(?!), over salted. The waitperson was stressed by being understaffed. The wine was served without being offered to be tasted. It wasn’t an unpleasant experience, but for the price it didn’t cut it. We probably won’t be taking our out of town guests there in the future…
  23. SK

    SuzanneK

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food here is extraordinary. Wonderful and very creative flavors.
  24. TS

    TracyS

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food here is AMAZING! A VERY talented chef who changes up the menu. Delicious vegan and meat entrees - something for everyone here.
  25. F

    Famdamily

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Was our first time at The Velvet Buffalo. It was a party of six with a one year old. We had our own room so that was wonderful! The wait staff was great! Did not have to wait for anything. The appetizers were phenomenal the entrees were ok. Would come back and try some more things.
  26. NL

    NichL

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location in Beloit. Within walking distance to a lot of great spots. Excellent food and fantastic service.
  27. AN

    ANJMQ

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Velvet Robot is a gorgeous restaurant with an incredible menu. Everything we had was sublime - especially texturally! Service was great. Really special, memorable date and we look forward to going back!
  28. F

    Foodie

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best restaurants in Southern Wisconsin. The food is terrific w/ a nice wine list. Atmosphere is pleasant (Californiaish), but pleasant. Large groups can be noisy probably because of the restaurants acoustics. I’d give it 9.5 stars out of ten. BTW the staff is Apparently well trained.
  29. MH

    MichaelH

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service, quality of food, and ambiance were excellent. Highly recommend.
  30. K

    Kristopher

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fresh and exciting. The ravioli was exquisite, while the concord grape and rosemary sorbet was enthralling. Haven't been this excited by a meal in a long time.
  31. GL

    GregL

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    This was our first visit here and we will be back! Both the ravioli and the saffron risotto were excellent. Tables were not too close and the high ceilings gave a nice feeling of openness. Restaurant was clean and inviting. Service was a little perfunctory but was efficient. Very pleasant experience overall.
  32. GD

    GregD

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service and quality of the food and drinks were outstanding — better than expected.
  33. FJ

    FJCNM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious meal through and through. Best restaurant in the area!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent! The filet mignon was amazing! Definitely recommend.
  35. JB

    JamesB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They are always a solid choice. The food is excellent and the menu changes.
  36. F

    Foodlover

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    I’ve been dining here for years and this time was quite different. The staff was all over the place and the management was so rude and unfriendly. The host even gave us the wrong special occasion card that was quite awkward. Thank god we had the sweetest server Marlee, she was so kind and attentive! Another server didn’t realize we already had a server and started taking our drink and app order, and got so offended when we said we already had a server take our order she rolled her eyes and stormed off. Saw a manager come out of the kitchen and say “f*** my life”. So unprofessional for a fine dining restaurant. Our food was poor quality compared to other months we’ve eaten there. Just disappointed in where this restaurant is heading.
  37. L

    Leigh

    Milwaukee

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a treat!!!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice environment, just causal enough for us but also nice. Good service.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food.
  40. KC

    KathyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent and our waitress made the night.

FAQs

Velvet Buffalo offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (608) 312-2991.

Velvet Buffalo is rated 4.6 stars by 584 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today
Google Map for Velvet Buffalo

500 Public Ave, Beloit, WI 53511-6339

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Beloit

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Bar Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Wine Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Hotel Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jonna Froelich

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (608) 312-2991

  • Private party facilities

    Private dining room with seating for up to 10 people, and a separate rooftop dining area that can accommodate up 48 people.

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