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Valbella Midtown

352 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Indulge in Manhattan's finest Northern Italian cuisine prepared under the careful direction of One of Manhattan's Best Restauranteurs, to which one can perfectly pair our impressive wine collection from around the world.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
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Phone number
(212) 888-8955
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Genc Luca
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Cross street
between 5th Ave. and Madison Ave.
Bar Dining, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

Private Dining

Valbella Midtown offers two private dining rooms that can accommodate up to 30 guests for a seated dinner. Our proficient and attentive staff will make certain your corporate or social gathering will be an evening to remember.

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What 352 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ReyJay (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

The service was excellent , the gnocchi was incredible and the dessert was just amazing. Amazing experience!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined 7 days ago

Great ambience and decor. Food was not prepared at the level we were expecting for this nice and expensive of an establishment. (Weak flavors, steak was overcooked, etc.) Piano player was a nice touch. Great vibe - mediocre and overpriced food.

vipDiningDiva (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Have you ever heard of something (or somewhere) that attempts to be fancy yet lacks sophistication. That would accurately describe our take on it. There was one hostess at the stand that was genuine. The very thin young lady at the coat check counter was weird, as is she was too good to check our coats. Honey relax, we were just at Atelier Joel Robuchon, which is the best of the best with top notch service. This place doesn't come close!
The waiter was nice, but seemed very unrelaxed. Nothing against him. I just wish that he could have executed more of a service element without any worry or inhibitions. We are all people. It's ok. I thicket hat the presentation of some of their dishes were tacky. There was way too much seasoning on the octopus. There was also this red sauce poured on my filet mignon. I feel that it should have been excluded or at least placed on the side. I wasn't in the mood to enjoy a $50+ cut drenched ins cause. It threw it off. I feel that a lot of their dishes are drenched in a way that makes it appear less elegant. The $28 tag on a Manhattan was exorbitant. Certainly wasn't the type of environment that I would expect that. If I were in Midtown and had to do a business lunch, then maybe I would return. Otherwise, I wouldn't consider it for another date night......

vipMicheleK (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

An absolutely wonderful place. Fun attentive service and excellent food.

vipOpenTable Diner (Denver)
3.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Went there at 7:00 pm on a Saturday evening. We know the Valbella in Meat Packing and had several good meals there in the past and wanted to try the mid-town location.

This was truly a grade "B" experience at a fairly high price point. (We hit nearly $250 for both of us with only one standard bar drink for both of us- no wine ordered.) Opened the menu to have crumbs fall out. Sent back one of the napkins for being dirty. Not a great start.

Starter of tuna tartar truly ordinary, as was my wife's shellfish starter of shrimp/crab/lobster.

Main course was a fish and a steak. Very nice but not extraordinary. Passed on dessert.

Nothing to hate but again, at this price point would have hoped for a bit more polish and attention to details, especially in an upscale mid-town restaurant.

OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Two different salads both beautifully presented & with complex flavors. Entree was Taglitelli with truffle sauce, our favorite. Nice glass of house Brunello.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Food and service was outstanding!!! Alcohol & water ridiculously overpriced!!!

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Excellent across the board!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

Amazing service and the food was so scrumptious . Waiters were timely , I never found myself longing for anything . The hostess were very kind and courteous as well . My new favorite resturant .

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

My son lived in New York for several years and he and his colleagues compiled a listing of restaurants-this one was on the list. I was able to make quick online reservations. It was so much more than expected. My girl friend and I were together for a celebration and this place really made a great impact to the festivities. The wine list was fabulous, but we had champagne which was elegant. The food was outstanding. I had the Chilean Sea Bass and probably ne of the best I had. The service was also outstanding. I would go again and recommend it to others.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 11, 2018

the food was exceptional. the waiter we had, Jose, was informative and attentive. really enjoyed the meal.

vipKarenK (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 18, 2017

This restaurant has a great mid-town location. It has a wonderful menu and the food and service were excellent.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

Excellent food and wine choices

vipFtLaudfoodie (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on December 12, 2017

This was not my first trip to Valbella Midtown but I won't go back. Food definitely not as good as it used to be. Zucchini flower appetizer just tasted like breaded cheese. My fish was ok my daughters chicken was dry. The girls at the coat check and desk are a joke. Not friendly to us at all because we were women. Only catered to the men customers. Our server was ok. Nothing special was more attentive at first. As the night went on it was hard to get him. I gave an excellent tip which he never even came back and thanked me for. Overall it was an underwhelming experience. It's a shame because it used to be a place you could count on for excellence.

vipCADB (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 12, 2017

Wonderful evening at Valbella. Terrific food - the Alfred pasta with truffle is to die for and so is the sea bass. Service was perfect. Highly recommend this place if you're looking for an excellent meal with a sophisticated ambiance.

OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

The service was outstanding from the smiles of the hostesses, who put away our wet coats and packages, to the waitstaff, who thoroughly explained the menu and were very attentive throughout the meal.

The lighting was a little to harsh and bright for my taste but my daughter said it was “clean and modern” so you decide.

The food was so delicious I took smaller bites to make the meal last longer. I got the beef filet with Gorgonzola. This had a delicious sauce with layers of eggplant, fruit, and pepper. It was such an explosion of flavor and textures. Bravo to the chef on this one.

My daughter had the penne with vodka and she said it was good also.

The meal was pricey so if you are on a budget you may have to reserved this place for special occasions but it is especially good.

vipMJ1954 (Portland)
5.0  Dined on December 5, 2017

Valbella is exquisite! Scrumptious cuisine, fantastic ambiance, and excellent service...we recommend Valbella to everyone. Stephen and I can't wait to visit New York City again and to visit Valbella.

Happy Holidays to all of you...with warmest regards,

Mary Jane and Steve

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 4, 2017

Wonderful experience. One of the best meals in my 65 years!!

Denny (Pittsburgh)
5.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

I took my daughter her roommates and friends to dinner and we really enjoyed the experience. The wine list is extensive but way overpriced.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

Great food & service. Waiter helped choose dinner. Order 1 course at a time and take time to enjoy!