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About 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.

164-49 Cross Bay Blvd
Howard Beach, NY 11414
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:



Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday and Saturday 4:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday Brunch: 11:30am-2:30pm
Sunday Dinner 3:30pm-9pm

Cross Street:
165th Avenue

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(718) 843-8387

Website:
http://www.vetronyc.com/

Entertainment:
Live music every Friday in our Wine Bar!
Please visit our website for further details.

Catering:
We have two spacious rooms to accommodate up to 120 of your guests, Please call to speak to a banquet consultant. Each event is customized to the guests specific needs and requests.

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.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Details
Tue - Thu 9:00PM - 9:30PM

Vetro by Russo's on the Bay Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (21)
Romantic (20)
Special Occasion (19)
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Good for Anniversaries (16)
Waterfront (15)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Cozy (12)
Good for Groups (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Great for Brunch (12)
Scenic View (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Notable Wine List (10)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Authentic (7)
Seasonal (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Live Music (6)
Business Meals (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Fun (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Casual (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Healthy (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Vetro tries to be upscale but misses the mark.
Service is non-existent; it took the busboy 10 minutes to bring anything on the table; followed by the waiter about 15+ minutes in total before we even saw a menu! Waiter was knowledgable about the daily specials.
Food was OK, served on hot plates; the veal was tough and mediocre.
Hot water served was brown; busboy apologized, took the cups away but never returned with replacements. By this time we were ready to leave.
At the front desk, receptionist could not locatetthe take home bag; she had to go into the kitchen; not delivered to the front coat checkout beforehand.
If you want to spend two hours for a simple two course dinner, this is the place to go;
God forbid if the dining room was full; It may take a whole evening!.

What was efficient; the valet parking. A ticket wasn't even required; my vehicle was out in front when I exited the restaurant and attendant immediately drove it up.

Tags: Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Great restaurant, great food and beautiful views
Waiters are excellent service

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

I am never disappointed at Vetro. The food is always so delicious, using high quality ingredients, in creative preparations. The service is professional. The decor is lovely and the option to eat outdoors in the summer, on the canal, enhances the experience. We also enjoy the live music in the lounge on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. We return to Vetro again and again.

Tags: Good for Groups, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on January 3, 2018

The food was absolutely amazing. The staff was pleasant and accommodating. The service was impeccable. The ambiance was beautiful and modern.

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Terrific Service and wonderful food on a cold and snowy night in Jamaica! We were treated like a king and a queen and the staff deserves all the credit! Plus, the wine list is notable, with a wine from a very small winery in Montespertoli, Italy which we had just recently visited, so we were amazed to have seen it in the US on a wine list. Don't miss this place and especially on "Half Price Wine Wednesdays"!

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We love going to Vetro our waiter, Puro, was very polite and very enthusiastic about the dinner, the specials and the quality of our dinner which was greT

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

food is good and appealing, service was good as well..

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Decor is cruise ship meets banquet hall but then the food comes and it’s really fantastic. Wait staff was spot on.

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·Dined on December 2, 2017

The service from beggining to end was impeccable. The food was amazing and the atmosphere was divine. This was the first time for my girlfriend to experience Vetros. This started the night perfectly as I proposed to her later on that evening. Thank you for making the experience magical.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We have visited Vetro several times and the food and service are impeccable; but this time we had to wait 20 minutes for a table even though we had reservation for 8:45pm. When they finally came to seat us, they didn’t even apologize for the delay which I was very surprised for a high-end restaurant.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Our favorite place to dine!

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food is fresh and delicious. The service was excellent. The decor and ambiance is cozy and classy. Highly recommend

Tags: Hot Spot, Waterfront, Romantic, Scenic View
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Fabulous staff, great food! Can't go wrong here! Every experience I have with this place it gets better.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 2, 2017

Service was excellent; from the host, head waiter to the person that actually served us was superb. Customer service was on point; whole team of people were polite and personable. I was there for my birthday n would definitely go back again for other occasions. The fire cracker candle on dessert was funny n very thoughtful.
I loved it.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 31, 2017

My wife and I went for her birthday. We had a amazing time. It was our second visit there, and we were not at all disappointed. The manager Tial and the server Pure, where two of the best servers I’ve had in my NYC experience. We very much enjoyed the food, and the drinks were great.

Tags: Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Organic, Seasonal, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Paleo Friendly, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

I was there to celebrate my 10 year wedding anniversary. From the valet to the door man, from our hostess to our server, everyone was professional and kind. Russo's is a beautiful restaurant. The service was excellent. The food was delicious. The portions were big. The prices are reasonable. I highly recommend Russo's.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Vetro is a very classy and intimate restaurant. Makes one feel like royalty. The service is excellent. The staff is very polite . I give it a 4 star.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Afternoon Coffee, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

The food here was outstanding! We both loved everything that we ordered and will defiantly be returning again. I had the pumpkin ravioli and my fiancé had the mushroom risotto (with truffle). Both were simply amazing. The service was also impeccable. Looking forward to the next visit!

Tags: Seasonal, Waterfront, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Food was excellent and the staff very helpful Good thing I telephoned the night before to check on the live music because they had no record of my reservation through OPEN TABLE. Not their fault, something went wrong on OPEN TABLE'S end. Vetro was wonderfully helpful to me and I brought my confirmation from OPEN TABLE and they contacted them to let them know they had no record of my reservation. It all worked out.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Live Music, Happy Hour, Cozy
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

The best restaurant that my wife and I had gone to in a while. The staff was great. They had very good knowledge of the menu and made good recommendations. Our waiter, David, was very professional and made our dining experience one to remember. As for the food.......oh the food. It was so good. Well prepared and presented. Tasted like heaven if heaven was a flavour. I would definitely recommend this place to others. Thanks again Kim!

Tags: Waterfront, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Love this place bit pricey tho

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We were treated very warmly and courteously. However, I have been a patron for almost 5 years and the menu has changed, And, I might add, not for the better.
Eclectic dishes are no longer on the menu and although prepared very well, the food is ordinary. I am no longer impressed.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We love Vetro. The Russo family is a class operation. Yesterday we had the Sunday Brunch Special. What a deal $30 price fixed, you cant beat it!
You get a complimentry cocktail, mini bagels, buns and bread, choice of an appetizer, and choice of a main course. There is plenty to choose from and a great variety from breakfast foods like omlettes and pancakes to lunch foods and my favorite pasta with a Sunday Sauce!!!! And of course a special desert. What a wonderful experience. Everyone should try this. I know we'll be back.

BTW the diners are great too!

Enjoy!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 6, 2017

We had a fabulous meal at Vetro by Russo. Ian was an excellent waiter. Out food came out in a timely manner. Everything was exceptional. We will be back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 4, 2017

I had a great time. They made the Birthday girl feel really special. I made a great choice going to Vetro.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Excellent staff, great ambiance, good food. Rare to find such a combination - A++++

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Romantic, Quick Bite, Seasonal, Fun, Scenic View
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

The food was tasty. The Caeser salad was tasty but no anchovies. The dessert was minimal and consisted of one very small cannoli and one small zeppole per person. The bread was boring. Even though we were the only patrons in the room is was noisy with staff talking over us while booking another party and dragging chairs through the room.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 28, 2017

We enjoyed our meal and the service was unbelievable. Great place for a special date, family celebration or just a quiet drink on the outside patio.

Tags: Special Occasion, Live Music, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Great place to have a delightful and enjoyable dinner. Wonderful service , great water view

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Great food, beautiful ambiance. Definitely worth the experience.

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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Simply, the best. Food is awesome. Waiters are attentive. Absolutely beautiful

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Fantastic for a Sunday brunch. Better than expected food & service. Will return again for brunch or dinner.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Casual, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Our favorite restaurant to bring family and friends. Food and atmosphere amazing! Teal a wonderful hostess. PJ great manager. We highly recommend
This amazing restaurant!🍾

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Paleo Friendly, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Disabled Access
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

Staff is always professional and attentive. Food was outstanding. Wish we could have finished the night on the rooftop but there was an event going on. Not to worry....

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 (Naples)·Dined on September 9, 2017

We stopped and had a drink at the bar while waiting for some friends to arrive, we had a great Bartender . We were greeted and shown to our table by the hostess.
We had David as our waited, who was very knowledgeable regarding the specials and was very polite and professional.
We will return!!

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Disabled Access, Cozy, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Always a great place to eat, I've worked for the russos on the bay/ vetro catering hall for 4 years until I got into my career but It will always be my first choice for occasions

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2017

If you in Queens this is a great little spot on the bay.

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Live Music, Cozy, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Happy Hour, Romantic, Waterfront, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Excellent service!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 3, 2017

The manager and staff were as excellent as the food. We enjoyed a wonderful evening and will definitely go again!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Excellent service and food. Everything was perfect

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