Valley Inn Restaurant and Martini Bar
Valley Inn Restaurant and Martini Bar

Valley Inn Restaurant and Martini Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.valleyinnrestaurantandbar.com/
  • Phone: 8187841163
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch
    Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm
    Dinner
    Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm; Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Sunday: 5:00pm - 8:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Jose Luis Maciel
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Private Party Facilities: Two Private Rooms available John Wooden Room - seats up to 40 people - Flat Screen TV available for presentations. DVD/VHS connections VIP Room - Seats up to 16 people with a private entrance to celebrities. Flat screen TV for presentations
  • Private Party Contact: Sophia 8187841163

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Ventura Blvd
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Metered Parking available in front of the restaurant. Plenty of street parking available.
A word from Valley Inn Restaurant and Martini Bar
Valley Inn Restaurant is proud to be a landmark in the San Fernando Valley for over sixty five years. Our restaurant is a true one of a kind. Step back in time and be enveloped by the decor; elegant, yet casual dining areas, dark wood, and leather booths with white tablecloth.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Valley Inn Restaurant and Martini Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
22 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.7
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
72% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (17)special occasion (8)romantic (6)good for groups (4)kid-friendly (2)fit for foodies (2)great for lunch (2)great for brunch (1)notable wine list (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Never Again
    BanksVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Arrived early for a 730 res, 915pm still waiting for our food, Asked for the manager as the waitress had been saying 5 mins for the last half a hour, the waitress was useless and Lied to the manager about telling us about the delay which im told by the manager was because the waitress forgot to put in the order to the kitchen, Ended up 86 the food and leaving, The restaurant was empty, Manager was very nice but it was too late, Wont be returning ever again,
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  • Excellent service
    CavaliermomVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    They make you feel like old friends. Love their souvenir case of John Madden and Chick Hearn memorabilia.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great place.
    dasdlo
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    always a classic and never dissappointed. great place to be able to actually talk to your codiners.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what it used to be
    gregsterVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    I believe 80 is the average age of its clientele. As we get older our taste buds weaken and as such we accept what is soft to what taste good. The food here is tasteless and dry and my wife and I are not 80. It is the kind of preparation found in a school cafeteria or the basement food court at Kaiser. Soup that tasted as if it came from a can, the dry crusted fish with overcooked vegetables and rice that lacked any level of seasoning was dreadful. My wife said her walnut "crusted" chicken was mushy, tasteless, and lacked any kind of sauce to brighten it up. We would have been better off going to Clifton's. Are they still open?
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  • So wanted it to be better...
    FoodForThoughtVIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Drove by this place for years and finally made a reservation for son's 16th birthday. Cool-looking, old style restaurant with big booths. A place you want to be good. Unfortunately, the food is fair and the service is not much better---though the help is very nice---just not as attentive as they should be at that price point. The fried chicken was the winner at our table. The prime rib was flavorless. MIGHT give it a second chance but it needs to step up. Having said that, the place was hoping on a Wednesday night.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Valley Inn Review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Always wanted to go here so I decided to pick the spot for my birthday. Started off with a wonderful martini at the old and authentic bar where our bartender entertained us with stories about the bar's origin. Food was very traditional American fare. Can't remember the last time I ordered a Prime Rib at a restaurant but this one was spectacular! My one son had the restauarnt's original fried chicken. Juicy and tender. My other son had the duck. Crispy and and also tender on the inside. Venue layout was a bit old school but fit in well for the evening (seated in our big round red leather booth). Glad I went.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NewmiesVIP
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    enjoyed monte cristo sandwiches and nice waitress with great friendly service
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 15 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 24 reviews are from the Valley Inn Restaurant and Martini Bar reviews archive.
  • A good old fashion restaurant
    Obi1VIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I was waiting for The Rat Pack to come in the doors of this old fashioned type of restaurant with leather booths and a good old fashion American menu of great steaks, prime rib or seafood. We tried the lobster bisque which was delicious, the escargots, also delicious, the ribeye, the filet mignon and the prime rib. The meat was prepared perfectly. Salad, side dished with the meal were also traditional and good. The service was a little slow, but our waiter was wonderful, friendly and talkative. Also the wine glasses were wonderfully full. Will go back again with the rest of my family. this was a nice neighborhood find.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never a bad meal
    fedshermanoaksVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    One of the Valley's best restaurants. Always a good meal and at a fair price.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old world steak house
    uk2la
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    We have lived in the Valley for 30 years and never found the time to go to the Valley Inn restaurant well that was our loss. The steak was perfect, tender and juicy but the vegetables were disappointing and bland. I also ordered a side of Brussel sprouts and they were nothing special either. for the money it was great value and we had an enjoyable evening with friends. We would definitely go again. Victoria was our server and she made the experience a lot of fun too.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exactly what I'd hoped for...
    luv2dineoutVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Growing up on Long Island and then living as an adult on its North Shore, there were so many wonderful inns and restaurants to eat at. Not so in Southern California and I had been eying this place for the past five years of living in the Valley. When I saw photos of it, I pictured Frank Sinatra music, a dark and sultry speakeasy bar, old fashioned decor, and good old-fashioned service -- and it instilled memories of my East Coast favorite places -- even before I walked in the door! It was exactly as I expected and more. A little old-fashioned; a little bit dated; a little bit stodgy -- but a lot wonderful as a result. A perfect dinner and the the overall experience is now the underpinning of NEW memories.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Old World Charm
    Bently
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    The Valley Inn opened in 1947. The ambiance is special and almost European in style. But, the food is supurb. In fact, I had dinner there two nights in a row on my way to and from Ojai.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FAN FOREVER
    pittypatVIP
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    FOR YEARS THE VALLEY INN HAS BEEN A GO TO PLACE FOR MY FAMILY
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Old Hollywood place
    Boricuas85
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    This place is reminder of what Old Hollywood used to be. Great food, ambiance and service. Can go wrong here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place!
    KimmyD
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    This is our neighborhood gem and we just love coming here. The martinis are always made to perfection and the food is always delicious. Hats off to Sophia and Boris!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Restaurant was selected for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 1/9/2014
    Restaurant was selected for business lunch because of high reviews. The service was very slow and waitress was far from the type of elegance one would expect from a supposedly top restaurant. Food was good but not exceptional. I was disappointed because I was anticipating a much more upscale experience and this did not rise to that level.
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  • Old time feel with great food.
    Rockies
    Dined on 1/2/2014
    We went there to celebrate an anniversary and birthday. The menu has a wide variety of choices. Prime rib, ribs, calamari all tasted good. No complaints as we all enjoyed our dinner!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a good meal
    MobydougVIP
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    The food is not creative or stylish, but it is classic and comforting. Old style interiors and generally an older group of people, but you will get a good meal and you will be greeted by the friendly owners and wait staff.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All around terrific
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 12/19/2013
    We love the Valley Inn. Great food, great service, great everything.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Finally gave it a shot
    carlton191
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    Did not disappoint. We were a little worn out from the usual valley steakhouses (Larsens, Monty's, etc), so after many many years of seeing this place just off the boulevard decided to give it a try. The steak was done to perfection and when you consider it comes with veggies and a potato/rice, very reasonably priced compared to the 'a la carte $45 places' so abundant today. The french onion soup was awesome as well. Will definitely be going back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classic American steakhouse
    Valleyman
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    This is a wonderful gem of a place, with an old style feel and a great menu. Our entrees were delicious and the service was good even though the place was jammed with a Friday evening crowd. Worth trying if you haven't been there over the years.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for large groups.
    wolfemanVIP
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    Great place for large groups. They know how to handle your party if you are a party of 2 or a party of 25. Everyone leaves the restaurant very satisfied by the food as well as the service. I would defiantly use them for any kind of affair that I would have.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • "Dinner that becomes a Tradition"
    Nicholas
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    This was my 1st visit to the Valley Inn but my friends who joined me had been many times before. Now I know why. Our Turkey Dinner was over the top: Moist, delicious and very abundant! I will return next Thanksgiving and for many other special occasions in-between!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • How have I never been here before
    VegasMikeVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    Valley Inn has been around for over 50 years and this was our first time there. The service was great and the food was fantastic. The restaurant has an old feel to it but that is part of its flavor. Will be back.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Traditionally Terrific
    philliefanatic
    Dined on 10/11/2013
    Like Matteo's on the Westside, this is an "old school" gem. Impeccable food and service. The Valley Inn is tradition and it is always an excellent experience. If you haven't tried their fried chicken then you don't know chicken. The ambiance is traditional and polished by years of experience. If the walls could talk they would speak of generations for whom a visit to the Valley Inn was the treat of a night out with Mom and Dad.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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  • Great for a family dinner
    Luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2013
    Were seated in the Wine room....a private room that was perfect for 13 persons. I enjoyed the spare ribs.....children seemed to like their pasta and hamburger. Food in general was good, not great. Salads were fair. Wife enjoyed her Veggie Burger. Old World atmosphere.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A fine dining establishment,
    QuissieVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2013
    A fine dining establishment, however could use more help when full.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good bang for your buck
    fedshermanoaksVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2013
    The food is alway consistently good here. You get a great bang for your buck, no paper napkins, hot rolls, full dinner and the service is friendly and makes you feel at home.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NICE AND QUIET. LARGE MENU.
    patcangolf
    Dined on 7/13/2013
    NICE AND QUIET. LARGE MENU. DON'T RUSH YOU. GREAT PLACE TO CHAT WITH FRIENDS AND ACTUALLY HEAR THE CONVERSATION
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    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • Do Not Order Steaks
    BspuntVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2013
    Everything we ordered was very good, except for the $40.00 filet mignon steak, ordered it as medium it came back as well done, and the server asked ' how is it?" and when i told her it was not medium and showed her it was well done, she became very defensive about it and insisted it was pink, but it was clearly well done. After i got half way through the meal she must have felt guilty and said "oh i can see you are not happy with your steak, you need to order it medium next time!"... there will be no next time! Severely lacking in customer service.
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  • We really enjoyed ourselves.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/14/2013
    We really enjoyed ourselves. The service is very good and offers a great personal touch. We had the ribeye steak. Much better than anticipated. Meals come with soup or salad potato or rice and vegetable. Nice to have meal include everything.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.