I lived in Spain (Madrid and San Sebastian) and Vera is the closest to being at an actual wine bar in Spain that I've experienced in the U.S. Sad to see it go, but wish them success and happiness in whatever they choose to do next.
Thanks for having us. Vera is closing soon and has been a restaurant we've enjoyed for many years. We wish everyone from Vera the best of luck in their next chapters.
We will miss Vera's!
Vera is one of my favorite restaurants, and the food never disappoints. I was very sad not to have the kale salad which is no longer on the menu. I realize the chef is probably tired of making it, but you know how that goes. Tony Bennett is still singing "I Lost My Heart in San Francisco" because the fans expect it LOL. They used to have jazz playing, now it was not so classy music. I have to be honest and say the waiter is not my favorite. His vibe is a little condescending and I like wait staff who are more helpful and informative when choosing food and wine.
Very low key on a week night but service, food and Vino were fantastic. Will definitely be back.
We were so impressed with the delicious food and excellent service. A last minute decision to eat downtown and what a treat. We would definitely return!
The food has been better in the past. The service is fantastic as well as the wine. We have been more impressed with the food in the past than we have this visit. I wonder what happened.
I was looking forward to going to Vera as I spent a few months in Spain previously and I was excited to get a reminder of the taste of the food I had there. However, Vera's service was a little too true to form for Spanish dining. My boyfriend and I sat down around 8:20 p.m. and didn't leave until around 10:15 p.m. The service was very slow and it would have been different had the dishes been elaborate or filling, but it took 1.5 hours for a simple dish of bread and manchego cheese, a plate of serrano ham and an order of burrata to get to the table. The ham and manchego were tasty, but there was no reason to wait on them for an hour. The burrata was overly salty and had a strange flavor. The other dishes we ordered came out close together: Spanish tortilla (a simple egg and potato dish) and pork meatballs (we received 2). Overall, the food was fine, but nothing spectacular. The service is as slow as others warn and I left feeling too hungry for ordering over $100.00 of food and drink.
Well thought out restaurant with great food and a wonderful staff. Jordan is the best!
A great neighborhood joint where they remember you and you can grab a few nibbles or get your fill. And Liz knows her wine, which means the wine list is nicely curated. And Jordan makes lovely cocktails.
What amazing food an location. Ok will go back for a afternoon lunch.
The ambiance was wonderful. The soft lighting and feel of the place sends you back in time. The wine menu is vast and diverse - the staff is more than willing to offer suggestions based on your preferences. Small plates really means small plates here. The good news is that they are affordable and there are plenty of enticing choices.
Excellent first experience. Good food, especially the mushrooms. Splendid garnache. Friendly service
Excellent tapas! We went on a Thursday night and it was mostly full but not jam-packed, which was nice (so that you could hear yourself talk). Laid back, has a neighborhood feel. A pricey but extensive wine list.
Wine selection was great and service exceptional. Food, however, was average at best.
It was great, but service was a problem. They were short a server, but worked hard to keep on top of everyone.
Good but more expensive than it should have been
Vera was recommended by a friend who lives in the neighborhood as a non-touristy spot. I went with a friend from out of town. It was great for getting together since we could take our time and had no trouble hearing each other. I would definitely go again and recommend it to friends.
I meet friends at Vera's often. It is a gem of a neighborhood place.
This place is fantastic. Food is good, service is very friendly, and wine choices are on-point. The tomato bread is something I crave. Can't say enough about this place.