Valerie

4.6
444 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 food menu ranges from snacks to entrees meant to be enjoyed by the whole table. We currently serve lunch, dinner, 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 444 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.7
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4.4
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Noise · Moderate
100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Baumer
San Francisco
45 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A solid hip bar and eatery in midtown. In the land of near-Times square tourist traps, Valerie was a high end dining experience. Chic 2 level interior with a great full bar upstairs featuring Gin drinks ( but offering most everything). Not too pricey by NYC standards. Great for after work/fends get together, or a nice dinner date when in the area . Professional staff and management all made our dining experience top notch.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food3service2ambience3

They messed up our food for another table’s but the most bizarre thing is they took the plates they gave us after a minute or so of confusion and swapped it with another table’s. The food looked untouched but the whole process was messy and I don’t really trust this place anymore. The food was just ok and it’s super loud. Won’t be going back.

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Greeneater
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food came promptly. The dishes were well prepared and tasty. But, the noise level was just too high. People were shouting at the tip of their lungs. The house music was also on the loud side, which might explain the patron shouting.

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BrendaKA
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my sons birthday at Valerie. We ordered different entrees and everyone loved what they had. The owner came by our table and was so personable. It was an excellent dining experience.

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Jcmorales
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Everything was great they just didnt time the two courses well so we ended up w apps and entrees all on the table

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JMER
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really love this place, wish there were better acoustics. Only bummer is when dining you’re kind of yelling across the table. If you don’t mind that, than you’ll love everything about Valerie. I certainly do, despite that.

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LaurenH
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and cocktails. Would definitely return!

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ryprice
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Service wasn’t great and there was a loud drilling noise in the store for about 10 minutes. Food was alright

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tracey
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The restaurant and bar are beautiful. High ceiling and great low lightening. I was out to dinne with two friends and I was glad we were seated in the far back area. We were able to chat with any difficult. Our server Christina was spectacular. The GIN Was amazing. Food delicious. I would absolutely return.

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ChristieC
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful spot, amazing drinks, great food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing time at Valerie’s. Service was outstanding. Christine and Celeste were extra attentive and helpful. Made our time there truly enjoyable and memorable. Will definitely be back soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING COCKTAILS! The ambiance was 10/10 and the food was delicious. Ordered the Caesar and burger with truffle fries. Everything was amazing. Our waiter was extremely friendly and delightful. Can’t wait to go back!!

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Briana
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My time there and probably won’t be my last. Our server, Christina (I hope this is how you spell her name) was great! She was very personable, fun and so sweet. It was my birthday dinner and I was torn between the Salmon and Roasted Chicken and she suggested the Salmon and it was delish! The drinks were good as well. Overall, we had a great time. And it’s GORGEOUS inside. Wow. Thank you again Christina girl!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful Experience. Knowledgeable staff and excellent cocktails.

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BobO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, drinks and service were fabulous. Looking forward to going back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I arrived before my friend and they allowed me to sit which I much appreciated being that I was hangry and know restaurants make a big stink about “the whole party being there” even if you tell them your other party member is 5-10 min away.

Ordered the fries (amazing) to subside my hunger and a drink then put in an oysters app but asked that they come out only when my friend arrived for obvious reasons. Friend arrived and oysters came right after which was perfectly timed because we lost ourselves in convo and kept drinking.

So all that to say-service was amazing! Place was beautiful-perfect place to catch up with friends or w.e needs a beautiful ambiance. We had the burger and ravioli as entrees after. Burger was perfection but I wouldn’t order the ravioli again l-the description made them sound delicious and there is just something off with them taste wise. Maybe too much peas? Too sweet? Idk

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Shannon
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great find! I was so thrilled to find a new place to frequent when we are in NYC. While it was a little loud making conversation a little more difficult, the rest of our experience more than made up for the noise level. We will definitely be back!

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vipFireGirl
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great, as were the drinks and food. The tuna tartare is perfect!

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DavidF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Would recommend for a quick drink if in the neighborhood, the bar is very nice. The drinks list should be better organized—gin and whisk(e)y cocktails jumbled together, and also no prices on the stand-alone whisk(e)y pours on the list. Better training on the drinks menu from the staff would be good, so they can provide better information. The food could use a bit of improvement, but was passable.

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KimmiK
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was very courteous. Citrus Gin and tonic was great. Food was delicious.

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Erika
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff and service were great . Such a cute vibe inside, food and drinks were delicious & $1 oyster happy hour is always a major plus !

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lizzy
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

waiter was SUPER nice and really really attentive. place is very nice.

My friend ordered a burger medium well and it came out rare. So, she sent it back and the manager came over to apologize ad then they bought a brand new one out, which unfortunately wasn't cooked much better. Odd that they couldn't get a burger correct. I had the salmon and it was delicious and I would go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing happy hour and good food

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing cocktails and oysters. Highly Recommend. It’s our go to spot for happy hour.

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gabi
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our group of 3 enjoyed several apps and entree's, all very good! Will go again!

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PaellaLover
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Very accommodating service, and very good food. A great find near Grand Central.

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KatherineH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I used to go here frequently before the pandemic (actually came here for my birthday a few weeks before lockdown began), and went back a few days ago for the first time since it reopened. It was JUST as good as I remember! We got the oysters, strip steak frites, and baby gem Caesar salad, as well as a few glasses of Happy Hour wine. The waitstaff is just as professional and friendly as I remember, the food was quick and delicious, and of course the ambiance is fantastic. Plus, it's very reasonably priced for a nice Midtown place! Now that they've reopened, I'm sure I'll be going frequently after work for a drink and a few bites. I've been to the bar in the past as well, and their cocktails are great, and the decor is so unique and tasteful. I'm so excited that they're back!

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TomT
New England
14 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was excellent. Great service and food. Great happy hour oysters too!

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vipFrequentRestaurantGoer
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistent, yummy, great work-neighborhood option!

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vipAnne
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a hidden Gem! Stopped in for a dinner bite after a museum visit on a day trip to NYC. Food was amazing, well presented, nice ambience varied drink menu.

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SicSemperTyraniss
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Had a great time and totallly loved the ambience of the place. Really excellent cocktails, food was more middle of the road, but I would do again for drinks and small bites.

Overall:
Food- 3.7 stars.
Drinks- 5 stars.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best eggs I have had in a very long time. Our carry on bags were coat checked for us. Tasty house blend Bloody Mary.

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vipkathleena
New England
17 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Saturday brunch. Drink menu is fabulous

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service!

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vipDesireeY
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this restaurant. One of my midtown favorites.

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TRPB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It seemed more 'date appropriate" than for the friend meal I attended. The waitress, Christine, was very nice and helpful. The noisy bar area was full with happy hour folk. We sat back in a more enclosed space and that was nice. Servers were bumping into each other, as open space was tight. Scallops were big and good.

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vipCarolB
New England
7 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great mid-town restaurant with tasty lunch dishes and nice ambience. I will definitely return.

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NYCWoman1
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had brunch here to celebrate my daughter’s birthday. Lovely place - pleasant ambience and good food. Just one of those places that tries hard to get everything right and it shows. Definitely recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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Jamie
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great experience here on a Saturday evening before play. Service was prompt, food was delicious, and closeness to the theaters is exceptional. Really enjoyed sitting upstairs in the Blushing Bar. Will for sure be back for happy hour or before our next show!

FAQs

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

Valerie is rated 4.6 stars by 444 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.