Valley Inn Restaurant and Martini Bar

4.4
254 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Comfort Food
  • Good for Anniversaries
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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Delivery or takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Comfort Food, Contemporary American
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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
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Phone number
(818) 784-1163
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jose Luis Maciel
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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
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Private party contact
Sophia: (818) 784-1163
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Ventura Blvd
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Parking details
Metered Parking available in front of the restaurant. Plenty of street parking available.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
What 254 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Loved the vibe in this "red booth" restaurant. Our server was absolutely delightful. A place for adults who appreciate mid-century eateries.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Fabulous as always! Service, food, portions. All was perfect. We are never disappointed!

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5.0Dined on July 23, 2018

Fabulous as always. This is our go to place for a good meal. Always good service and great food!

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4.0Dined on July 22, 2018

This is a great neighbor restaurant with great food and service. The dining chairs are a little odd and older and would prefer a booth next time but overall a great experience!

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Great food.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

My husband and I eat here often. Last night he had the fried chicken special which came with mashed potatoes and vegetables with a glass of champagne included. The whole dinner was under $20.00 as I recall. I had the walnut crusted chicken breast, baked potato, vegetables and a salad. I loved wrapping my hands around a cold martini, especially in the summer heat.
Host and hostess are lovely, warm and inviting people. We sat in deep black leather booths, and could easily hear one another. The restaurant has an old-fashioned feel to it. The food is consistently excellent and the service is friendly and excellent.
I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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4.0Dined on July 13, 2018

My friends and I had a lovely evening. We did want potato pancakes as an appetizer and you didn't have it

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Valley Inn is always an enjoyable experience of old school quality and value. Meals are cooked to perfection, wait staff attentive, and the overall experience makes it a place to go repeatedly.

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5.0Dined on July 4, 2018

I received an email advertising a special for July 3rd only. Great value and nice choices. Excellent promotion.

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

One of our favorites in the Valley. Warm, old world feel to the restaurant. Food is excellent. Best liver and onions I've ever had and I've had a lot. Great prime rib and fish as well. Friendly, fast service.

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5.0Dined on June 26, 2018

A reliable restaurant, been there for years, always can be counted on to be a good experience.

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Great food, amazing service, and a wonderful experience! This place is consistently one if the best restaurants in Los Angeles!

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4.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Just a great neighborhood restaurant that has been there for sooo many decades. Always a good, reasonable food, good service. The place where you go when you want comfort food and a step back into just the olden days------but a great and active martini bar too.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Lived in the valley my whole life and always said I need to go there. Finally did! I will be going back. We loved it.

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3.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Came early and later got very busy and extremely noisy. Could hardly hear from across the table. The food and service was good.

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2.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Ordered the fried chicken and were told about the 30 - 40 minute wait time. Actually took over 60 minutes to receive our entrees. Chicken was at best average. Would not order again.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Grandsons grafustion

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2018

Our party of five thoroughly enjoyed our varied selection of entree. The portions were ample and delicious. In addition to the regular rolls, the garlic toast was a very nice touch, enhancing the meal.
Special compliments to the bartender who really knows his business!! The drinks were wonderful, with no skimping on the liquor.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Best martinis

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Always love to go to this neighbor gem! Comfotable and always delicious!

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Another Great dinner at the valley in. This was a birthday celebration for my 87-year-old mom. The service was wonderful and mom was so happy! Rib Eye was delicious!

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Old school and loving it. Lucky enough to enjoy the amazing baked fried chicken with country gravy which was on their 1947 menu. Love original throw back places like this.

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4.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Parking was difficult! All the meters were taken.

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

The good and service was great. An oldie but a goodie!

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4.0Dined on April 25, 2018

Always fine service and reliably good traditional food.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Food was fine, not great. Loved the service and the comfortable ambiance. Would definitely go again.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Fabulous as always! The food, the service and the portions are alwAys consistent. It is our “go to” place

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The Valley Inn is beginning to be our go to restaurant. The food is delicious. My wife ordered the special short ribs and she (who is an expert) said it was outstanding. I had the duck with the cherry sauce. The duck was prepared perfectly, crisp on the outside, but not dry on the inside. Also, the dish was not drenching in sauce. More of a hint which complements the duck. Great!
The staff from owner to bus boy are top rate and very accommodating. Love this restaurant.

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2.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Food service was uneven, not everything came at once, waitress did not seem very happy.

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4.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Old, classic vibe. Menu had something for everyone but be warned that if going for the fried chicken to pre-order it. Chelsea, our waitress, was wonderful.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

This is like my 10 th visit
Best restaurant in the valley!
Sophia and Borris are the sweetest people

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

The corned beef and cabbage was superb. Crowded but pleasant and quick service. Love the Valley Inn.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Our Server was Lilly, Just Perfect in every way. The Food was Fabulous, Love this Restaurant just like the old days, which aren't many left, Thank You for making this Day Special. Warm Wishes Daniel and Kathy Poloski
For the above list I I would say all.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Most important: we had a great time in this reliable neighborhood haunt.

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4.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Overpriced but delicious.

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4.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Celebrating a family member's achievement with a special dinner. Very good food, excellent service by Vicki Joe, a dining room that was comfortably quiet on this particular Monday night for conversation. Looking forward to the next time too at this old-Hollywood style restaurant.

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4.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Very tasty food with good, friendly service.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

This is a perfect restaurant location for those of us who live on the west side but have good friends in the valley. We've been there in the past and glad we thought of it again. It is always good food, nice people, and cozy. The parking is easy and so is freeway access. We celebrated a birthday and all enjoyed their food and drinks.

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

The restaurant felt really good. It was warm and inviting, the service was excellent and the food good.

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2.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Sorry to say that this venerable old establishment missed the mark so widely. Had a nice lunch a few months back and that prompted me to try dinner. The place was packed on a Sunday night. There was no one at the front desk and we had to ultimately figure out what to do. This was met with waiter/waitress understaffing. We were "accidentally" found at our table by one well-meaning waitress and eventually served. The drinks were fine. The rack of lamb was good. The salmon was tasteless and WAY overcooked, and the mashed potatoes had spice which does not belong and for which I was not warned. We were told that the chef was absent, perhaps attending a movie with the front desk person. I'd say that this location, which has been around for 70 years, could stand a little energy, a little care, and a little more into the wait staff so they dont seem so hassled and sour, as well as inattentive.

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