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Vetro by Russo's on the Bay

16449 Crossbay Blvd, Howard Beach, NY 11414-3743
+1 718-843-8387
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good18%
  • Average0%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (3 reviews)
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Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
16449 Crossbay Blvd, Howard Beach, NY 11414-3743
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

Amazing baked clams, and according to my carnivorous husband, the best Sunday sauce anywhere! While you wait on your table, the cocktail room is a blast from the past, ala Rat Pack style.

Thank Pasqualine1966
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

I recently went to Vetro for my 3rd wedding anniversary also a birthday dinner. Both times was great. Appetizers and food was delicious. Different times the waiters provided great service. Even for my wedding anniversary Julian was nice enough to provide dessert with a sparkling...More

Thank Roxanne E
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

We have been be Vetro many times but it was never a good time to go in. They have been open for lunch this summer and we got a chance to go. What a treat!!! - our waiter Steven was fantastic. I had the sole...More

Thank John T
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Ditched our luggage at the Terminal 8 bag check, Took the Air Train to the Howard Beach station, went over the MTBA tracks into Howard Beach, walking around the bay inlet about 1 mile. Sat on the patio and watched the boats and planes come...More

Thank geraldwmoore
Reviewed 31 July 2016

My husband and I had a great time celebrating our wedding anniversary here. The ambiance was perfect, the food was perfect, wine was perfect, our waiter was perfect. It was our first time there and we made the prefer choice. Our host for the evening...More

Thank ItsMeRhonnie
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

My wife and I like to dine here all year round, but especially in the summer. We like to sit outside canal side and watch the boats go by as we eat. On a nice night the atmosphere is romantic and the food is always...More

Thank Russell F
Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Went for dinner and rooftop afterwards my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our meals and had a great time with a great dj upstairs. Can't wait to return...thank you to Steven our waiter he was excellent! What a great birthday!!

Thank Pictureperfect64
Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

This is our go-to anniversary/birthday place when we don't travel to Manhattan. The food is fantastic but not cheap. Otherwise we'd be here more often. Service doesn't get any better, we've seen food servers get promoted and they're wonderful waiters so the training/standards here are...More

Thank shasta2088
Reviewed 15 March 2016

The restaurant is good nice appetizers good food, but the place to be is at the upstairs bar, great drinks beautiful woman a little pricey for drinks but you are in Howard Beach, just saying, enjoy the views over the canal you can thank me...More

Thank Fb2475
Reviewed 15 March 2016

I been to Vetro's a couple of times for brunch. They are close to the water, so the atmosphere is appealing. They have valet parking which is a plus. The food and service are the best. The brunch menu is worth the cost, and the...More

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andrea n
25 April 2017|
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Response from shasta2088 | Reviewed this property |
Yes but there's usually Parking on the street nearby too
Erin F
4 December 2016|
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Response from Roxanne E | Reviewed this property |
I felt the same way... with Russo it honestly depends on the occasion. If it a simple girls or guys night out you can wear jean and a button up... for the ladies you know how we can get. I saw a guy wearing shorts
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 01:00
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16449 Crossbay Blvd, Howard Beach, NY 11414-3743
    (165th Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: Take the A train to Rockaway Blvd. Transfer is available to the Q41 bus, heading south on Crossbay Blvd to 164th Avenue stop.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Queens  >  Howard Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 718-843-8387
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