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Just the other day, while on our way to Bear's friends and family party, my cousin Vicky and I stopped at Veslo to have a drink and a much needed snack after what was a long work day. I suggested Veslo, as it wasn't terribly far from our final destination, and I remembered the sizable bar area that would just suit our needs. All in all, it was a great place to stop for a casual bite and a refreshing cocktail. Here's what we had:
Dalmatian Platter - We were looking for something to tide us over before we embarked on a Russian feast, and this was the perfect way to do it. Consisting of generous slices of very good quality prosciutto, crumbly parmesan cheese and a sampling of green and black olives and pickled peppers, it was just what we needed. I especially loved wrapping the prosciutto around the cheese, both of which were served slightly chilled, giving them a crisper taste. The platter size was quite large and although we were both hungry, we just couldn't finish it all. The portion would've been perfect for about 3 people.
Sangria - I noticed they had a big container of red sangria at the bar and I ordered a tall glass of it. Loving the fact that it wasn't too sweet, it was packed with generous apple cubes and some citrus fruit too. I liked that it wasn't too diluted, letting you taste the wine and vermouth inside.
Service and Cost:
Served by the bartender, who was no doubt Croatian, the service was very prompt and efficient, but not that friendly. Our server was polite and she did absolutely nothing wrong, but I didn't feel any kind of warmth from her - and I couldn't help noticing that she was very friendly to her Croatian patrons. Oh well, it still wouldn't deter me from coming back.
Costs are affordable, and the generous sized platter of food and a large cup of sangria set me back $14 including tax. Enjoy it, and try to venture deeper into their menu as well - they have some really neat Dalmatian delicacies.
Veslo - 32-11 Broadway, Astoria NY 11106
N/Q Train to Broadway