Bar Veloce

Bars , Wine bars Chelsea
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The Seventh Avenue digs of this congenial Italian wine bar are roomier than at its East Village original, but the prices remain unchanged: Most small plates cost less than $8. Only one bartender caters to the after-work, wine-swigging crowd, but you won’t have to wait long before a thin-lipped glass is placed in front of you. A sandwich of Italian tuna and ripe tomatoes is sandwiched between slices of soft white bread. Grappa-soaked apples are paired with equally bold sidekicks of speck and Taleggio cheese in one of the pressed sandwiches. Desserts, too, are reliable, especially the dense pear sorbet.
Venue name: Bar Veloce
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Address: 176 Seventh Ave
New York
10003
Cross street: between 20th and 21st Sts
Opening hours: Daily 5pm–3am
Transport: Subway: 1 to 18th St
Price: Average glass of wine: $11. AmEx, MC, V
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