Located in Manhattan’s fashionable Flatiron neighborhood, which is filled with buildings comprised of pewter, brass and bronze, Veritas marks its spot on a gentle, tree-lined stretch of East 20th Street with a fluttering brown flag that sports its signature “V” along with the phrases “in vino veritas” -- Latin for "in wine there is truth" -- and “Veritas New York City.” Although it now offers abundant restaurant choices, the Flatiron district wasn't always so foodie-friendly. Back in the mid 1980s, however, there was a surge of residential and commercial development that brought people into the neighborhood -- and, eventually, restaurants where they could eat. Around the same time, the neighborhood adopted “Flatiron” as its moniker in honor of the Flatiron building at the intersection of 5th Avenue, Broadway and 23rd Street. Named the Fuller Building when it was constructed in 1902 -- at which time the 22-story structure was also considered one of the tallest buildings in New York City, and one of its first skyscrapers -- the Flatiron building got its contemporary name from its triangular shape, which is reminiscent of a clothes iron. Veritas made its debut in the neighborhood in 1998 and has had a strong following ever since -- among oenophiles and foodies alike!