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Posted by anonymous on 03/28/2011
4 of us went for Sunday brunch based on the Gilt City "boozy brunch" special we had bought. The service and the food were pretty bad. There was only 1 waitress working the whole dining room and we could never get her attention, nor did she come to check up on us. We probably waited at least 25-30 minutes before we could flag her down to order. Not to mention, she kept serving tables that arrived after us, first. Prosciutto Benedict arrived ice cold and with hard yolks. Portions very small. 4 of us girls all left hungry still. It was pretty cold outside and we were seated next to a door that went to the outdoor seating where there were a few people having drinks/food in their fur coats (honestly, don't know how they were sitting outside). Instead of walking 5 feet around to the main door, the servers insisted on going through the door that we were seated next to and everytime they opened it, a freezing cold draft was let in. Never an apology or a warning that they were opening the door. They just barged right through. The icing on the cake to the whole meal was when we watched the buser clean the table next to ours. He literally dumped some of the water out of the small bowl that housed a flower onto the table and wiped it down. I then watched him dip his rag into one of the used water glasses to wipe it down some more. Absolutely disgusting. Considering this place tries to be upscale/trendy and charges trendy prices, based on our experience, definitely won't be going back.
Posted by WallFly on 08/10/2010
Go to the web site and you'll instantly get what Vero's going for: class, style, urbane hot spot status. The reality is a bit different. This place is loud, busy, and serves more cherry bombs than glasses of wine. In other words, it's just a bar with a decent wine list, not a wine bar. They don't have time to consistently wipe down the bar, or give everyone napkins and place settings for food. The only thing louder than the music blaring out of the speakers are the other patrons. It felt like I was in an Irish pub. There's nothing wrong with Irish pubs, I just wasn't expecting that atmosphere here. Granted, the quality of the bar food is above and beyond, and the wine selection is OK, but only just. For a dive, Vero is nice enough, if a little expensive. But it aims for a level of sophistication that there is no indication it can deliver, at least at this location. Disappointing.
Posted by HART on 05/14/2009
This is the best wine bar ever!! the food is amazing the wine even better and the atmosphere fabulous! The tuna dish is to die for the you have to get the cookie monster! AMAZING , i went on saturday afternoon for a wine school, every saturday they have this wine class you learn about wine and Drink.... 6 glasses and eat thier amazing food. it was so much fun and a great get together with friends. I have taken all of my out of town guests here and i tell everyone about this place!
Posted by JenB on 10/21/2008
I've been to the their Upper East Side location several times and love it. And I must say I love the new location just as much. It's got a great touch of class and sophistication but still has the cozy/loungy appeal the UES location has. Music/atmosphere is incredible, service/staff outstanding and knowledgeable about the menu and wine list. They have a Sommelier on staff who picked out incredible wines to compliment our meal. Def top notch, def a much needed improvement to the neighborhood! Menu is share style/small plates so expect to order several things off the menu, it adds up - yes, but it's part of the fun of the whole experience. Order different things, try different wines. Thank you for such a great experience. Thank you for coming to the neighborhood!
Posted by FelixNY on 10/20/2008
I just recently saw that a new wine bar opened in midtown, I decided to check it out. Good thing I did because I was highly impressed by not only their wine list, but the highly informed sommelier Storme. She was very helpful to point out not only great bottles for me and my friends, but did it according to our budget and tastes. We had a couple of great (inexpensive) bottles of pino nior that was akin to some of the best and more expensive pinos I've had over the years. Since we did not really go for the food, I can't say much about it, but the meat and cheese plate and the bruschetta we got were a good compliment to the wine. We'll be back again soon to find out how the rest of the menu tastes. If it's anything like the wine or the helpfulness of the sommelier, we won't be disappointed.