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Velo Cafe, Ventnor City, NJ
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Velo Cafe

4.7
4.7
148 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood

Welcome to Velo Cafe in Ventnor City NJ.
We offer only the freshest ingredients in our selections, working with local farms to help support economic growth in our community, our signature dishes and specials are prepared with locally grown veggies and herbs featuring Broken Fork Farm NJ and Fait Flower Farm NJ. If you want to experience our Farm to Table& dining book your table now!
We Are BYOB .

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Contemporary American, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Thu–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (609) 727-0499

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Salvatore Giambrone

  • Private party facilities

    Our restaurant is available for private events: weddings, business lunches, dinners, cocktail receptions, and more. We would love to discuss how to be a part of your next event.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator: (844) 847-9689

  • Neighborhood

    Ventnor City

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cafe, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

Popular dishes

Menu

First off

  • Velo Cafe Octopus$19.00

    Braised Octopus in Mommas Marinara, Roasted Sweet Potato and Homemade Chimichurri

    • Shrimp & Avocado Endive Ceviche$19.00

      Jumbo Shrimp, Avocado, Red Onions, Cherry Tomatoes, Peppers, Cilantro Served on Endive Leaves

      • Tuna Tartare$19.00

        Ahi Tuna, Fresh Avocado, Crispy Wonton and Toasted Sesame Seeds

        • Mussels$15.00

          PEI Mussels choice of Wine Butter Basil Broth or Mommas Marinara

          • Fried Mozzarella$17.00

            Fresh Mozzarella Hand Breaded Then Fried, Shingled with Seared Tomatoes & Balsamic Glaze

            Main

            • Caesar Salad$15.00

              Romaine Hearts, Homemade Caesar Dressing, Shaved Parmesan

              • Velo Cafe Salad$17.00

                Organic Spring Mix, Cherry Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Walnuts, Dried Cranberries, Crispy Onions, Goat Cheese Tossed with Basil Balsamic Dressing

                • Butter Fruit & Smoky Salmon$17.00

                  Organic Spring Mix with Avocado and Spicy Radishes gently tossed in a Lemon-Herb Dressing with Smoked Salmon Roses & Crispy Shallots

                  Cooked To Order Pasta

                  • Hair of an Angel$16.00

                    Tossed with Basil Butter and Grated Parmesan to Order. Veggies $7, Grilled Chicken $8, Crab Meat MP, Broiled Shrimp $14

                    • Lobster Ravioli with Jumbo Shrimp$42.00

                      Lobster Stuffed Ravioli topped with Jumbo Shrimp, Crab Meat Finished with Blush Sauce

                      From the Sea

                      • Samurai Salmon$32.00

                        Tamari & Beet Juice Marinated Salmon Filet, Seared and Baisted in Ginger Butter Served Skin Up on a Bed of Basmati Rice, Scallions, Chili Peppers, Avocado, Sesame Seeds & Dashi Broth. Broiled OR Blackened - with Lemon Garlic Butter. Also Available upon requiest

                        • Broiled OR Blackened$27.00
                      • Branzino$39.00

                        Pan-seared Branzino, Sun Dried Tomato Pesto, Lemon-Butter Capers Sauce, Crispy Prosciutto

                        • Ahi Tuna$35.00

                          Blackened or Broiled Served on Potato Hash, Roasted Grape Tomatoes Finished with Hollandaise Sauce

                          • Jumbo Shrimp$29.00

                            Broiled in Natural juice OR Blackened with Lemon Garlic Butter

                            From the Land

                            • Short Rib$40.00

                              Braised Short Rib, Port-Wine Demi, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Crispy Onions

                              • Filet Minon$42.00

                                8 oz. Hand-Cut Filet, Seared & Butter Baisted

                                • Oscar Style$52.00
                              • Velo Faith Chicken$29.00

                                Roasted & Caramelized Onion Glazed Range Chicken Breast topped with "Faith Flower Farms" Mushrooms, Asparagus, Grape Tomatoes & Melted Goat Cheese

                                From the Farm

                                • Balsamic Roasted Brussel Sprouts$11.00

                                  • Garlic Asparagus$11.00

                                    • Roasted Potatoes$10.00

                                      • Sauteed Garlic Spinach$11.00

                                        Last updated: March 19, 2022

                                        What 148 people are saying

                                        Overall ratings and reviews

                                        Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                        4.7
                                        4.7 based on recent ratings
                                        • 4.6Food
                                        • 4.7Service
                                        • 4.3Ambience
                                        • 4.3Value

                                        NoiseModerate

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                                        • Atlantic City / South Jersey Shore

                                          Fit for Foodies

                                        • Atlantic City / South Jersey Shore

                                          Healthy

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                                        1. KM

                                          KayMerideth9

                                          Philadelphia

                                          15 reviews

                                          vip
                                          4.0

                                          15 reviews

                                          Dined 5 days ago

                                          overall4food3service5ambience4

                                          Overall we had a good experience but we expected a bit more. Being BOYB is a great thing but it tends to lead to very high entree prices , which makes sense! The service was great. Sweet younger workers but very attentive. The atmosphere could use some work to fit the vibe they are going for, which has been mentioned in other reviews. The food was good, but not what we were expecting for $40 entrees. We enjoyed the octopus but it was on the saltier side so I could only handle a bit of it. My husband got the samurai salmon and enjoyed it. I got angel hair pasta with crab meat which was good but some sort of veggie or white wine would have made it more balanced for sure! Overall we would go back to try their brunch!

                                        2. AC

                                          ACVisit

                                          Atlantic City

                                          2 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          2 reviews

                                          Dined on April 30, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          The food was delicious! We will definitely be back.

                                        3. KM

                                          KMfood

                                          Atlantic City

                                          2 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          2 reviews

                                          Dined on April 30, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Wonderful experience

                                        4. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Philadelphia

                                          6 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          6 reviews

                                          Dined on April 22, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                          Lovely - innovative and delicious !

                                          Velo CafeResponded on April 28, 2022

                                          Thank You!

                                        5. T

                                          Thefish

                                          Philadelphia

                                          2 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          2 reviews

                                          Dined on April 16, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Excellent meal & great service. Be sure to put it on your list of places to go when visiting the shore.

                                        6. a

                                          albertr

                                          Atlantic City

                                          2 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          2 reviews

                                          Dined on April 8, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Chose the short rib entree, it was excellent, tons of flavor and very tender. Mash potatoes were very good.Difficult to decide on an entree because everything is so good, salads are very special, not your typical boring bowl of lettuce.

                                        7. RL

                                          RobertL

                                          Philadelphia

                                          27 reviews

                                          vip
                                          4.0

                                          27 reviews

                                          Dined on April 1, 2022

                                          overall4food4service5ambience4

                                          Very nice restaurant, good service and food. Varied menu so enough choices

                                        8. LG

                                          LisaG

                                          New York Area

                                          7 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          7 reviews

                                          Dined on April 1, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Nice and quiet.. friendly service and great food!

                                        9. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Philadelphia

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on March 19, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                          Very quaint little dining area with very delicious food and wonderful service.

                                        10. a

                                          albertr

                                          Atlantic City

                                          3 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          3 reviews

                                          Dined on March 19, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Velo has added Branzino to their new menu , my wife and I often order this fish . The chef’s unique presentation and flavorful sauce make this dish one of the best Branzino choices in the area. The chef continues to present an outstanding mastery of food, seasoning and sauces. The staff makes dining an enjoyable experience.

                                        11. S

                                          Susanne

                                          Philadelphia

                                          19 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          19 reviews

                                          Dined on March 19, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Any occasion is a good reason to dine at Cafe Velo. The service, the ambiance and the food are consistently exceptional. Every time I dine at Cafe Velo my experience is wonderful.

                                        12. B

                                          Bets

                                          Atlantic City

                                          68 reviews

                                          vip
                                          4.0

                                          68 reviews

                                          Dined on March 19, 2022

                                          overall4food4service4ambience2

                                          Ahi tuna was delicious! Nice large Caesar salad, dressing so-so. Service was super fast, almost too fast. Would definitely eat here again as the entree is most important and that was delicious. They opened our wine but did not offer to pour it. Was surprised at that as with an over $110 meal, would’ve expected a little higher level of service.

                                        13. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Atlantic City

                                          13 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          13 reviews

                                          Dined on March 12, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Lights out food and service!! Love this place!!!

                                        14. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Philadelphia

                                          6 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          6 reviews

                                          Dined on February 20, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Food served piping hot!!

                                        15. a

                                          albertr

                                          Atlantic City

                                          3 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          3 reviews

                                          Dined on February 4, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          The blackened tuna is my favorite dish to eat anywhere, I have tried almost everything on the menu and he is a super chef, my favorite restaurant, salads are fantastic

                                        16. LO

                                          LOHAD

                                          Atlantic City

                                          6 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          6 reviews

                                          Dined on January 22, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience2

                                          1st time, but not last time, at this terrific restaurant. Our seafood dinners were excellent, as was the service. Love that it's BYOB. Only "negative" is that the physical space is pretty ordinary. If they plan to remain at this location, they might consider doing some decorating, dimming the lighting a bit, maybe curtaining off the serving station, and moving or removing the refrigerator/soda machine that currently sits in the dining room.

                                        17. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Atlantic City

                                          5 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          5 reviews

                                          Dined on January 21, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          The food is excellent Been here many times

                                        18. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Philadelphia

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on January 15, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Food was spectacular and the service was excellent! We ordered the fried mozzarella as an appetizer, angel hair pasta with grilled shrimp, faro salmon, and filet mignon with crabmeat. Every dish was delicious and appropriately portioned. The steak and salmon were both cooked perfectly! We also got the walnut blueberry layer cake for dessert, which was delicious—light, yet very flavorful. Would strongly recommend Velo for a nice dinner in Ventnor. BYOB

                                        19. g

                                          gourmetfish

                                          New York Area

                                          43 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          43 reviews

                                          Dined on January 14, 2022

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Wonderful neighborhood gem. Delicious!

                                        20. R

                                          Robs

                                          Atlantic City

                                          8 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          8 reviews

                                          Dined on November 28, 2021

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          This was our second time here and everything was great. The food, service and atmosphere are outstanding and we highly recommend Velo Cafe to anyone who wants a top notch experience.

                                        21. l

                                          love2dine

                                          Philadelphia

                                          97 reviews

                                          vip
                                          4.0

                                          97 reviews

                                          Dined on November 20, 2021

                                          overall4food4service5ambience3

                                          Lovely little spot - attentive service, somewhat limited menu but solid choices. Some entrees were a bit pricey for what you get. The refrigerators filled with soft drinks on either side of the restaurant in plain view of diners were a bit distracting and seemed to ruin the vibe.

                                        22. CW

                                          CindyW

                                          Philadelphia

                                          6 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          6 reviews

                                          Dined on November 18, 2021

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Fabulous food, great service!

                                        23. OT

                                          OpenTable Diner

                                          Atlantic City

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on October 23, 2021

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Service and food were amazing. We will definitely be back!

                                        24. RK

                                          ReneK

                                          Philadelphia

                                          24 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          24 reviews

                                          Dined on October 22, 2021

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          As a local Realtor I have not had time to enjoy many restaurants this summer as I didn’t plan in advance. We chose Velo last night and wow, I had forgotten how delicious their food is and how much I love it there! HIGHLY recommending!!!! The tuna tartare is a must!

                                        25. p

                                          pwgaletto

                                          New York Area

                                          24 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          24 reviews

                                          Dined on October 22, 2021

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          This was a follow up dinner. When I visited two weeks ago everything was fine except the dinner special I had. This evening I had the halibut that was on the menu. It was excellent. One of my dinner partners also thought it was delicious. All enjoyed their dinners. Service was excellent. I did not pay for the meal so I cannot give the cost per person. I will visit again.

                                        26. N

                                          Nadine

                                          Philadelphia

                                          22 reviews

                                          vip
                                          4.0

                                          22 reviews

                                          Dined on October 22, 2021

                                          overall4food4service4ambience4

                                          Good food and service.

                                        27. g

                                          gourmetfish

                                          New York Area

                                          44 reviews

                                          4.0

                                          44 reviews

                                          Dined on October 16, 2021

                                          overall4food5service4ambience4

                                          Velo is a great example of the emerging Ventnor foodie-town reputation. Fresh and delicious. Halibut and tuna both outstanding.

                                        28. M

                                          Mortonlover

                                          New York Area

                                          6 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          6 reviews

                                          Dined on October 16, 2021

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Great food and wonderful service. I wish the menu had more vegetarian options.

                                        29. s

                                          susannes

                                          Philadelphia

                                          2 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          2 reviews

                                          Dined on October 9, 2021

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Everything great. Large table very loud.

                                        30. BS

                                          BonnieS

                                          Philadelphia

                                          6 reviews

                                          5.0

                                          6 reviews

                                          Dined on October 8, 2021

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Delicious dinner outside on a beautiful evening. Great fish, attentive service and relaxing time.

                                        31. p

                                          pwgaletto

                                          New York Area

                                          24 reviews

                                          vip
                                          4.0

                                          24 reviews

                                          Dined on October 8, 2021

                                          overall4food4service5ambience5

                                          There were three of us and each had an appetizer/salad, a main course and dessert. The cost was $70 per person before tip; since Velo is BYO, the cost did not include drinks. The first and last courses were very good. We each had something different and enjoyed it. The service was prompt, friendly and solicitous. The halibut entree was five star. The guest said it was the best she ever had. The lobster ravioli with crab meat was very good. The guest especially enjoyed the blush sauce. The last entree was the special of the night. It was beef tips with shrimp. Upon tasting it, it reminded me of Congress- two parties that don’t work together. The well prepared, high quality shrimp were overwhelmed by the the beef tips and they were abetted in their assault by mushrooms. I would not get it again. There is much good to be said for Velo and so I will give it another try soon and hope that all the parts can work together better.

                                        32. d

                                          davidg

                                          Philadelphia

                                          9 reviews

                                          4.0

                                          9 reviews

                                          Dined on October 2, 2021

                                          overall4food3service4ambience4

                                          Menu very limited. Two salmon dishes? Prices rose dramatically

                                        33. GD

                                          GaryD

                                          Philadelphia

                                          1 review

                                          5.0

                                          1 review

                                          Dined on October 2, 2021

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Great food, great service!

                                        34. FF

                                          FunFoodie

                                          Atlantic City

                                          37 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          37 reviews

                                          Dined on October 1, 2021

                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                          Great dinner! Truly enjoyed. Will go back!!

                                        35. M

                                          Marcyt

                                          Philadelphia

                                          36 reviews

                                          vip
                                          4.0

                                          36 reviews

                                          Dined on September 26, 2021

                                          overall4food4service5ambience5

                                          Halibut and samurai salmon were excellent. Lobster ravioli dish suffered from overcooked/ rubbery shrimp although blush sauce was excellent. Salads were expensive but large enough to share

                                        36. F

                                          Foodie

                                          Atlantic City

                                          11 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          11 reviews

                                          Dined on September 24, 2021

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Delicious!

                                        37. HM

                                          HMPh

                                          Atlantic City

                                          44 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          44 reviews

                                          Dined on September 19, 2021

                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                          Food delicious & service very good

                                        38. E

                                          Excellent

                                          Naples

                                          115 reviews

                                          vip
                                          4.0

                                          115 reviews

                                          Dined on September 9, 2021

                                          overall4food4service5ambience4

                                          Our first dining experience at Velo Cafe for dinner. Very enjoyable. We will be back!

                                        39. n

                                          noodle

                                          Philadelphia

                                          42 reviews

                                          vip
                                          3.0

                                          42 reviews

                                          Dined on September 4, 2021

                                          overall3food3service3ambience3

                                          Not our best meal here.

                                        40. B

                                          Bentley

                                          Philadelphia

                                          38 reviews

                                          vip
                                          5.0

                                          38 reviews

                                          Dined on August 27, 2021

                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                          Great service and wonderful food .shared two apps and the halibut. Perfect

                                        Safety precautions

                                        • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                          • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                          • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                          • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                          • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                        • Physical distancing

                                          • Limited number of seated diners
                                          • Distancing maintained in common areas
                                          • Extra space between tables
                                        • Protective equipment

                                          • Waitstaff wear masks
                                        • Screening

                                          • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                                        FAQs

                                        Velo Cafe offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (609) 727-0499.

                                        Velo Cafe is rated 4.7 stars by 148 OpenTable diners.

                                        Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                        Booked 13 times today

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                                        Google Map for Velo Cafe

                                        6525 Ventnor Ave Ventnor City, NJ 08406

                                        Additional information

                                        • Neighborhood

                                          Ventnor City

                                        • Hours of operation

                                          Dinner Thu–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

                                        • Cuisines

                                          Seafood, Contemporary American, Steak

                                        • Dining style

                                          Casual Dining

                                        • Dress code

                                          Casual Dress

                                        • Parking details

                                          Street Parking

                                        • Payment options

                                          AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                        • Executive chef

                                          Salvatore Giambrone

                                        • Additional

                                          BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cafe, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

                                        • Phone number

                                          (609) 727-0499

                                        • Private party facilities

                                          Our restaurant is available for private events: weddings, business lunches, dinners, cocktail receptions, and more. We would love to discuss how to be a part of your next event.

                                        • Private party contact

                                          our Private Event Coordinator: (844) 847-9689

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