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Valerie, New York, NY

Valerie

4.5
4.5
844 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Valerie is a gin-focused cocktail bar serving seasonal American fare in the heart of Midtown Manhattan. Socialize, dine and imbibe in an upbeat and welcoming space inspired by Manhattan’s Golden Age.

The cocktail program reflects a respect for old world classic techniques as well as a selection of original new world cocktails with adventurous and unique flavor combinations. A section of our cocktail book focuses on hand selected small batch Gins and artisanal tonics.

Our incredible food can be enjoyed for casual lunch, fun brunch, the best happy hour in Midtown, pre & post theater, decadent dinners and late night charcuterie.

For reservations of 7 or more please email us at contact@valerienewyorkcity.com

Please note, we cannot accept reservation increases of over 6 guests without verbal confirmation.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Bar Mon–Sat 11:30 am–2:00 am Sun 11:30 am–12:00 am Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 302-4545

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Darren Pettigrew

  • Private party facilities

    We would love to host your next event, business dinner or special occasion. For large parties and private event details, please visit our website www.valerienewyorkcity.com or email us at contact@valerienewyorkcity.com. We'd love to help you create a memory!

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown West

  • Cross street

    45th Street between 5th and 6th Avenue

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 844 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love it here staff are fantastic
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    My party was seated, and ordered our drinks and food. Our drinks were delivered, but after nearly an hour, the food was not delivered. We were told several times in the final 30 minutes that it would be out in “5-10 minutes.” When we reached the one hour mark, our party decided to leave, as we had meetings to get to. We were not charged for our water and iced tea, but the service was terrible and I’ll never be back.
  3. D

    Dsg248

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great bartenders and great gin selection
  4. LC

    LyndaC

    Houston

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food and service we’re wonderful. But when they dimmed they lights it became too dark.
  5. B

    Beacheseats

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Really good experience. Sat upstairs at the bar and bartender was very friendly and helpful. Food was good and drinks were creative.
  6. R

    Roxanne

    Las Vegas

    65 reviews

    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is delicious! The oysters on a half shell were very fresh, the fish, salads, pasta were all great. The Meyer lemon cheesecake was to die for.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    I love taking friends visiting the city out to Valerie as it is a great place to grab a quality drink and some shared plates. Throughout the night we had 2 waiters/waitresses who were super attentive and helpful (one of them literally found band aids when my friend asked if they had some)! Our reservation was for 7:30 (for dinner) which I would say was on the early side. Valerie is a place you should go for dinner at 8 the earliest (but grabbing drinks was just fine around 7:30).
  8. J

    Jazmejia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    The happy hour oysters were delicious and worth the trip!
  9. J

    Jeff

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food1service3ambience2
    The place was VERY noisy and the food ranged from OK to bad, all for quite high prices.
  10. S

    Susan

    Indiana

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We really enjoyed Valerie! We were seated upstairs, which helped with the noise level. It was a very relaxing atmosphere. The food was very good! The burrata was wonderful! The spring pea ravioli was also excellent. The dessert menu is a little limited. It was a bit difficult to get a cold glass a water and refills were hard to come by. Otherwise, however, everything was great. I would definitely recommend and return!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great brunch for Fathers Day!
  12. J

    Jhc3

    Palm Springs

    143 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    143 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    The second floor dining area is a low-ceilinged space with sound reflective surfaces, making it an extremely noisy place to eat. The food? A hit and a miss. We liked the steak frites, the cut of meat being generous in size and left rare, as ordered. But the stuffed zucchini blossoms were bland.
  13. F

    Foodie617

    New England

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Beautiful space, but food was subpar. Menu not that inspiring and food disappointing. Odd selection of music - inconsistent. Overall - value was OK, but nothing special.
  14. SW

    SharonW

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing everything! Staff, food and drinks; Sean was very personable (owner).
  15. DR

    DeanR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    The place looks cool but it wasn't the best experience and we wouldn't go back. First off it is insanely loud and it's incredibly difficult to hear each other talk. Not great for a nice dinner experience. Think of the loudest bar you've ever been in. Then, the service was terrible. We ordered our appetizers and they came quickly but then it took about 30 minutes to order our entrees. We even had to ask the water guy to send a server over. It was pretty ridiculous. In the end the food was actually pretty good but between the ambiance and the service it was a disappointment.
  16. JS

    JoanS

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very loud but excellent food and drink.
  17. LD

    LynellaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very cool old gin bar! Food was excellent, service was attentive and cheery! I’d go back!
  18. OC

    OCG200

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    server was un-attentive. food was good, drinks OK but way too pricy for the quality. coffee was terrible, which the server didn't like to hear.
  19. RK

    ReneeK

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful brunch!
  20. S

    Shann

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    I love this restaurant. The food is good, not great unless you want the steak. My husband got the Hangar Steak and it was delicious. I got the Cesar salad, crispy duck wings. The Cesar was odd. I can’t say what it was but I didn’t really enjoy it and I was w quite excited about the sunflower seeds. The crispy duck wings were not crispy at all and never saw a flake of salt. Neither of us ate them and the server never questioned why we didn’t eat them. My bigger issue was with the hostess. We showed up 15 min early for our reservation. She sent us to the bar and said she’d call us. 30 min later, my husband went to her and she said we didn’t have a reservation. When he reminded her that she already checked us in, she sat us in the bar upstairs. Very odd and annoying. My favorite part of the restaurant is the huge gin menu and the bartenders are extremely helpful. Loved the cocktail menu!!
  21. US

    UnionSqJ

    New York Area

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a sexy coo spot! It was a very nice surprise to discover this sexy stylish spot as my friend and I were looking for a place for drinks before the theater. It was our first time here because we tend to head downtown for cocktails. We're definitely heading back to Valerie for interesting cocktails and delicious food. The service and ambiance are really nice too. No need to go to the theater. Valerie is awesomely well worth the trip to this area!
  22. S

    Suzz

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lively atmosphere, great food and drinks! I have been here a few times and the service and quality of food is consistent. Looking forward to going again!!!
  23. UW

    UWSfoodie

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Loud loud loud. But still good if you don’t need to talk.
  24. W

    Weaver

    Los Angeles

    35 reviews

    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Got a bite here before our 7pm show. Waiter was great and made sure we were able to eat and get to the show on time. (I saw other people who ate the restaurant at the show later too 😄) we shared two appetizers, burrata and a charcuterie board, both very good. Then shared the sweet pea ravioli dinner. Ok, maybe a little bland for my taste but my husband really liked it. Busy and noisy bar and atmosphere. Filled up fast at 5pm. Sat at the bar til 5 for our table. Bartenders were attentive and got us drinks fast.
  25. e

    efoodie

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    I am a little embarrassed and mortified. I have always enjoyed Valerie for an after-show cocktail, a brunch, or a dinner. So I recommended it as a place to have a business lunch with out-of-town business partners. Our waiter NEVER checked on us - we had to call him EVERY SINGLE TIME for drinks, to order lunch, and for the bill. Getting bottled sparkling water and a lemonade took over 10 minutes. Our food took over 30 minutes to arrive. And it wasn’t because we were in rush lunch hour because our reservation was for 1p and we weren’t done with a SIMPLE LUNCH until almost 3p. Would not recommend it after this experience.
  26. MC

    MindyC

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food and service was great. It was very loud but we were in the back which helped
  27. PM

    PeggyM

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The very BEST! We had lunch and it was delicious. Our server, Harve?, was the best! We are going back before we leave NYC. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
  28. c

    chrisg

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    The place is not what is described on their website. Pictures are not accurate and the atmosphere is totally different to what was expected.
  29. MC

    MC173

    New York Area

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and terrific drinks. Attentive staff and very polite.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    It was okay ravioli was pretty cold.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience5
    The service was awful! Wait staff not friendly at all!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to the Broadway play by Ntozake Shange’s ‘for colored girls who have considered suicide/ when the rainbow is enuf’ - which was awesome as a birthday gift and dinner after was the icing on the proverbial cake! We enjoyed oysters and smoked crispy duck wings to start and the organic chicken was delicious. Definitely will return!
  33. f

    food

    Birmingham

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Really 4.5 stars. Great place. Great food. Good service. Are upstairs, which had great air conditioning on a hot day. I’ll be back.
  34. J

    Jenil

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Would only return for the $1 oysters and wine during happy hour. The mushroom flatbread was really good too!
  35. BD

    BroadwayDiner

    New York Area

    54 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Small but reasonably priced New York City menu. Large portions. Very energetic.
  36. C

    Cyrene

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wondeful service, great food and beautiful atmosphere. The live jazz quartet was a nice bonus touch.
  37. J

    Jodi

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a pre theatre lunch/brunch at Valerie. This restaurant is very welcoming in every way. The staff was so friendly and helpful. There was live music in the bar area. The drink menu is quite impressive. The food was delicious and our server was delightful. First time dining here but it will not be the last. Highly recommend!
  38. G

    Geoff

    East Sussex

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Sunday bunch with jazz
  39. ES

    ErikS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Cocktails were fun and refreshing and the food was incredible.
  40. a

    alexsbites

    New York Area

    30 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    We waited about 10 minutes before we were greeted by our server. For the price we paid the service could have been better. The ambiance and decor were great for the theme of the restaurant. The food was good and hot. I asked for truffle fries and received regular fries. The drinks were the best part of the meal.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Valerie offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 302-4545.

Valerie is rated 4.5 stars by 844 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for Valerie

45 W 45th St New York, NY 10036

Additional information

  • Cross street

    45th Street between 5th and 6th Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown West

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Bar Mon–Sat 11:30 am–2:00 am Sun 11:30 am–12:00 am Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Darren Pettigrew

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 302-4545

  • Private party facilities

    We would love to host your next event, business dinner or special occasion. For large parties and private event details, please visit our website www.valerienewyorkcity.com or email us at contact@valerienewyorkcity.com. We'd love to help you create a memory!

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