Vero Uptown

3.9
91 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

About

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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Huguette
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It is closed!!! So not great to accept a reservation!!

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Annonymous
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This restaurant is closed; we arrived and there was brown paper covering the windows. Thanks for ruining our Sunday plans.

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vipBrandiO
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They were closed

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GeoffD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I made a reservation and walked over to find out the restaurant was being renovated. We spoke with the handyman who told me to reach out to the owner to see what he can do. My wife was not happy with me that friday night!

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vipZmanNYC
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Vero was closed for renovations. Would have been nice if that information was available on Open Table before we arrived.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

RESTURANT IS SHUT DOWN

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vipRBK17
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I made a rez but they were closed for renovation. Ruined my evening plans

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Michelle
New England
8 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great happy hour spot

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vipDonaldK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Disappointing. Over cooked meatballs. Poor lay out. Klutzy and inattentive wait staff.

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MichaelR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Without question, this restaurant is a standout anywhere, especially on the Upper Eastside where your options for a decent meal at a reasonable price in a warm setting is rare. From the moment I walked in to the establishment, the owner/management could not be more friendly and inviting. Service is with detail and they aim to please. They don't rush you- they're there to serve you and fulfill your needs. The flatbreads were very good, as well as the other side dishes ordered. I'll definitely be back again!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2017
Overall1food3service1ambience1

There wasn’t a waitress, only people in the restaurant and took 15 minutes to get served, drinks were terrible, bartender does not know how to correctly garnish drinks, front staff were at the bar drinking, not working

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vipEVarga
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was wonderful for such a hidden gem. Highly recommend and will definitely be back!

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vipJuliannaH
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Very small space , but delicious wine and tapas

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joey
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2017
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Nice quiet place for meeting and low key evening drinks

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vipNYCdiner
New York Area
134 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Very tasty food, with nice variety of salads, pannini, bruschetta, pizzas, all good for sharing. Excellent cocktail and wine list. Food and drinks are reasonably priced. Small space but cozy with good lounge music

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SylvieK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2017
Overall3food4service3ambience3

It was not what we expected.... we thought it was a regular restaurant and not a drinking place with little food....

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vipVinceVee
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Stopped by Vero's on Friday night. Nice friendly local crowd. Had a bottle of Cabernet along with a personal pizza and then a little later I had the Caprese which was very tasty.

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KarlS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall2food1service4ambience2

My truffle and Mac and cheese was an hour late, and burned partially when it finally arrived. My girlfriend's flatbread pizza was an hour and 15 mins late and not that good. Fortunately the waitress was very nice and understanding, but we will not be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2016
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Nice place for smaller gatherings. Great food and interesting specials. Perfect place for groups of 2 or 4. Am Italian place with no pasta may sound off but the panini's and stuffed meatballs can carry on without it.

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Senora
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2016
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was excellent, the waiter was entertaining and helpful. All four of us enjoyed our meals. We were given an opportunity to chat, without feeling pressure to leave.

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AdamA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2016
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Really nice people and attentive friendly staff...was a little noisy and nothing special in terms of decor or atmosphere but it was a happy place and good if you're looking for a middle of the road solid place to grab a glass of wine or cocktail and some bites...

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vipJamie
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2016
Overall3food3service3ambience2

I was not very impressed by Vero. I thought their sangria was overly sweet and tasted like it didn't even have any alcohol in it. The food was just okay. I went here for dinner on a weekend and it was pretty dead. The only time I'd ever come back here is for their happy hour deal.

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LauraP
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent meal and service. The waiter was very accommodating and eager to serve. The food was outstanding. I had the kale and quinoa salad with fresh yellow fin tuna.

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Derrick
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been going here for a while and the menu has definitely improved as of recently. Definitely recommend trying out the meatball panini!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came here for a quick drink and decided to have a bite to eat while I was here. I love paninis and was suprised to see they have a short rib panini on the menu. I don't think I've seen that before so I had to order it. Absolutely outstanding! I also ordered the tuna tartare as well which was great.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Adorable little spot on 2nd avenue. This has become one of my favorite outdoor spots to enjoy a glass of wine and people watch. The food is great/consistent and the sangria selection is huge so you can try something new every time. The service can be slow at times, but it's only a minor gripe as my experiences as a whole have been very positive. Would definitely recommend here for a date.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is basically the definition of a date spot. I went inside to get a glass of wine and sat among a crowded bar. Decided to look at a menu and ordered a turkey panini and the tuna tartare. The panina was good, the tartare was OUSTANDING although a bit pricey. In this case you definitely get what you pay for. I stayed at the bar for a few more drinks and it seemed everyone here was eager to chat with other bar patrons. The manager introduced herself to me and was very hospitable as well. Just a very fun place to be in general and an even better place to meet people.

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Bernstein
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great dinner here. Started off with the servers recommendation on a Montepulciano and wow a great wine. Enjoyed it with our dinner which consisted of Lamb Meatballs, Bruschetta, Tuna Tartar, and Panna Cotta for dessert. Enjoyed every bit of it. Server was friendly and knowledgeable. Also, had cocktails with dessert and they have a surprisingly good cocktail list for a Wine bar. Overall good value. Definitely a go to date spot. Will definitely be returning.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2016
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Cramped, limited food items (but understandable for a wine bar), and quality just ok. Not terrible but not memorable.

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Roe50
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2015
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Every time I go here it's a new error, this week I had a reservation for 9:30 pm Saturday and when I got there she said no reservation even with the proof on the phone and they didn't even try to get me in..done done done

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dojero
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2015
Overall2food2service5ambience2

A disappointing experience, except for the guy who waited out table and made our drinks. He was great. And the prices are fine.

But beware: the menu is very limited and the quality of the food is simply not up to New York standards. The music is loud. There's no atmosphere; it's closer to a dive bar than an UES restaurant.

We were the only people there at 7:30. By 8:30, one other couple was sharing the restaurant (all on a Sunday evening). Not surprising, I suppose, but certainly unappetizing.

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Katie
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is such a wonderful restaurant. After all, it's where I shared my first date with my husband. The food is great, very romantic and excellent service.

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vipmt9lives
New York Area
230 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2015
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Who rates the restaurants
This is s 20 something joint not a great place
Loud, kitchen in dining room that smells. Entire space needs to be painted, polished and re-thought.

This was a beautiful charming wine bar with clean smart design when it first opened.

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viphenrysmom
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2015
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I have another good go-to spot now for a special cocktail and tasty bites. I'll be back

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vipUESInhabiter
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, wine, service and ambiance! This is not just a wine bar. This is a full service restaurant and the one dessert option is also amazing.

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vipNYCReviewer
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE! Vero is so cute and fun! The food is just right! Great portion size and delicious wines to pair with (and the staff makes great reco's). Definitely a fun night with friends if you're not looking for just a bar scene.

Thanks!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2015
Overall4food5service4ambience4

My wife loved her tortelli (I would order it too, based on the bite I had) and I also loved my Truffle Mac N Cheese with Prosciutto. The noise level was a little loud, but that's to be expected in a smaller space with tables as close as they are. It's NYC, so what are you going to do? We've been here before for paninis, but glad we came back to try the pasta. Good wine listing as well.

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vipgoldsminny
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2015
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Had a light dinner here - shared a couple of plates. The turkey panini was delicious the pizzas where not as impressive. The food is good and the wine is delicious. This place is small and cozy you have to be ok with sitting very close to your neighbors!

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vipMarco
New York Area
162 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2014
Overall2food3service2ambience2

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

FAQs

Vero Uptown offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 452-3354.

Vero Uptown is rated 3.9 stars by 91 OpenTable diners.