Valerie

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American

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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 food menu ranges from snacks to entrees meant to be enjoyed by the whole table. We currently serve lunch, dinner, brunch, late night dining, and happy hour.

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.
We require the entire party to be in attendance in order to be seated.
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CH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

We made a reservation and then we were sat in the bar area and could barely hear one another because of the area. The staff also wasn’t trained on what type of drinks and questioned our basic cocktail request

M
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Had dinner with 2 friends in a Friday evening after work. Very nice seasonal cocktail menu and the food was absolutely delicious. I had the seared scallops over super buttery black risotto studded with diced butternut squash. I tasted the lentils served with my friend’s salmon, also delicious

Very glad we were seated in the back, behind heavy drapes, as it muffled the noise from the very lively bar area.

Exceptional service, water glasses filled promptly. We spent almost 3 hours there and never felt rushed.

TH
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

This restaurant is well located on 45th Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues. Our reservation was for 12:30 PM and we were seated promptly. This was a lunch with my young adult daughter. Of course, I was hoping that we would be able to have conversations during the lunch. We were seated in a spacious second floor alcove. About half of the tables in this area were unoccupied, and the tables were well spaced apart. Yet the noise level (from conversations at the other tables) was very high and I could not hear my daughter seated across the table from me. So, the mission was not accomplished. Each of us had a salad. My salad was OK, but nothing special. My daughter had a salad, and consumed all of it. Service was fine. The tab for lunch was $45, and I added a tip of $8. When I saw the charge on my credit card account, the $8 tip had been removed. How odd!

KM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Food was yum, and the people we invited seemed reasonably happy with the choice. But it was far too loud for me. I had booked this for a work dinner and spaces which reverberate sound like this are my pet peev. It makes the ambiance so uncomfortable. I probably should have done more research about the sound before I booked.

W
Miami
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Decent but don’t like the auto generated 20pct service fee when the party is over 6 people.

R
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great spot if you need something close to Times Square but want to get away from the noise and crush of tourists. Staff was great and the food was good. We were able to linger and chat for an hour or two (tip your server, everyone) and it wasn’t too loud and we didn’t get the stink eye.

b
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was terrific. We really enjoyed the jazz band during the Sunday brunch. Food was delicious! Great experience. Thank you.

J
Orlando
110 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

Loved our server, food was good and different. Our only disappointment was that the jazz band never actually set up and got started while we were there!

l
New England
62 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We went for a late night (post theater) dinner on our walk back to our hotel and were not disappointed. The service was good and the food was terrific! My only real complaint is that it's so dark inside that not only was it impossible to read the menu, but I really couldn't even see what I was eating. Delicious, but not sure what it was. :-)

S
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food and service was excellent. Drinks were way overpriced though

n
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time here. Beautiful venue with great food and drinks

RB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Went on Sunday 6 with a friend. Ambiance was good, hostess at the front super nice. Waiter started a bit off, he took a while to bring us our drinks but after that he was really good it could have also been the bartenders fault. Anyways the food was horrible I ordered the pasta and it was somewhat cold. I did not want to be a problem and was starving so I ate it anyways and got sick. My friend said the salmon was cooked properly but the side that came with the salmon was a bit luke warm as well. Food is suppose to be hot and the kitchen needs to work on the temperatures. However Nice ambience, great staff and drinks a strong worth your bucks, food needs a lot of improvements.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved the whole brunch experience !!!!

IX
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Valerie was actually a last minute reservation for our party, but despite our lack of research into their menu, we thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The ambience, food, and drinks were very wonderful for the price range, and I would definitely recommend this place.

LL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This was a great find. I was with a group of seven people in need of a post Broadway matinee dinner and this place was perfect. Beautiful bar area, interesting cocktails, and a quiet table upstairs to enjoy an early dinner. Attentive service and pretty decent food.

TJ
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Very loud atmosphere, service was slow and food was just okay.

LM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great space; good food.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Valerie is a nice looking restaurant in the theater district.
The food was very good for the area and they were very busy.

n
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The food was mediocre at best. Lovely space, great service; no one having lunch there for a reason! Food is just not that good. Time to upgrade the menu and the chef.

The roasted cauliflower, which can be a great dish, was soggy and way too salty. The burger was beyond over-cooked. A very ho-hum lunch menu.

SS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This has officially become my go-to spot! Amazing, amazing, amazing service and food/drinks are fantabulous!!

A
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The service was atrocious. Sat for 15 minutes before a server came over - and this was asking twice for someone to assist us.

The drinks then took 15 more minutes to arrive. The brought the other party their starter and then waited 15 more minutes to bring my salad. How does it take that long to make a salad - even if you screwed up putting it in incorrectly (assume they forgot to order it). Yes, the math adds up to 45 minutes before I received my starter.

I asked for a water refill no fewer than 7 times and it still never came.

It took us two and a half hours to have two course and one drink to exit the venue. I would never go back there. This should have been a pleasant 75 minute experience.

G
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent, however the mimosa I had was not good. There was a taste that was off and I did not drink it. The server never asked why the drink went untouched which I am certain most would do. I would recommend the bloody mary over the mimosa!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very nice restaurant. Love the ambiance and the food. We had a great time.

CM
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved the atmosphere! The service was great and the food was delicious!

L
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great time, arrived early for a party of 6 reservation. Hostess was able to accommodate for a larger group not too long after arriving. Happy hour is worth the visit alone. Perfect spot for after work drinks!!

S
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service-we were in a rush for a show and they accommodated that! Will definitely go back

OT
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We are here for my sisters birthday. The food and service were both fantastic, it was a bit louder than what I expected but overall we enjoyed it.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A bit too loud but not horrible . Staff was able to accommodate my gluten sensitivity

AA
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was amazing! The ambiance was quintessential modern NY wrapped in old, decadent NY decor (the marble bars were very French and very beautiful). We were greeted with smiles at the door and our server, Morgan, was gracious and accommodating. She took the time to explain and make some suggestions. We ordered French 75s which were mixed to perfection (the twist of lime gave that refreshing note much welcomed on such a hot September day) and the truffle fries along with the burrata cheese she greeted us with a warm smile after recognizing us from the previous day. The brunch menu selection was extensive and the portions were large enough to be shared! The avocado toast, the short rib hash and the shrimp in grits were incredible! I can't wait to return to NYC and hit up this spot again!

CW
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

I had been here for lunch and it was very nice, with good food and service. I decided to come for dinner with a small group. It was so loud we had to leave without even ordering. Also, in scheduling the reservation I was offered a table upstairs as that was supposed to be quieter (it was not). When we arrived the hostess told us we could not sit upstairs "due to the circumstances." What circumstances? "Walk-ins were seated, other groups were seated." I.e., we just decided to give away your table! But just as well, because we didn't want to stay anyway. I'll go back for lunch, though, when it's not so noisy. The salad I had then was fresh and crunchy.

TC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The broken cobbler and crab cakes were wonderful!

F
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch before broadway matinee . Menu has something for everyone... food was delicious, live jazz music, attentive service staff , comfortable atmosphere on my list of will return places.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great decor, amazing live jazz music on Sundays, great service and food! Wish they would seat you closer up by the windows when you reserve and not all the way in the back, especially if it’s not full capacity. It was a but cold in the back as the ac vent us right above tables. Servers were great, overall nice experience.

HM
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Elegant interior design, amazing appetizers - especially the beef steamed buns and tuna tartare

CG
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, duck wings are out of this world!!! Valerie Burger, flatbread and wedge salad with steak are delightful. The gin and tonic menu is an especially nice treat. Overall, I will and have sent quite a people here. You’ll love it!!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great team , super friendly

OT
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Good service, nice ambiance, average food

g
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

Great for a cocktail after work..always busy. Stick to the burger steak options. Menu says char siu duck wings they were actually duck legs and only mediocre. Also pasta was just okay. Ceviche was fresh and okay. Happy hour oysters good value. Cocktails are great

S
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Food was good, but very overpriced. Limited wine choices. Restaurant is very noisy. Based on a recommendation we requested the back room which had an acceptable noise level. Martinis were served in small peculiarly shaped glasses, which made initial sips difficult and gave the appearance of not getting your money’s worth. We ordered duck wings which were in fact drumsticks. I would not recommend this restaurant for dinner.

e
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food served professionally, with smiles.
Very attentive staff

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