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Valley Inn Restaurant and Martini Bar

4.4
238 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Comfort Food
  • Special Occasion
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.
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 238 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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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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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Know the Owners. Great menu and service. Nice friendly neighborhood Restaurant.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Had great fried chicken dinner. Nice waitstaff and friendly management.

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3.0Dined on February 23, 2018

It is Old Valley dining at its best or worst depending on what you like. It’s old and musty, looks like it hasn’t been upgraded in years. Lots of old celeb photos on the walls. They were running behind, and seemed to take some regulars who had no reservation ahead of us. The food is uninspired and mostly disguised by being buried in some kind of gravy. The vegetables were unadorned and undercooked. The wine selection is bargain basement level. People like it because it’s familiar and traditional I suppose. It won’t kill you, but at those prices it should be more thoughtfully considered.

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

I go there often and it's a nice place to eat and visit. They do not rush you.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Enjoyed it! Food snd Service was good.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

I was at this restaurant with my wife for Valentine's day. The service of the waitress along with food and atmosphere were outstanding.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

A very fine and friendly restaurant in the old style of the 50s. I liked the 50s.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Wonderful as always. Hope you are feeling better Sofia, we missed you

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

This is a perfect place for a date, special occasion, business, lunch or dinner. It’s small, intimate and a neighborhood Gem. Food is outstanding. Generous portions. Great prices. Salad is included ( the blue cheese dressing is delicious), chicken, steak even hamburgers are great. They have a very small and intimate martini bar. Parking is on the street. If you go once you’ll come back for years...guaranteed!

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Absolutely delicious strip steak and filet. The flourless chocolate cake was to die for. This is one of our favorite places to dine!

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Very much enjoyed our experience here. The food was delicious and the service was impeccable. We will definitely make this a regular place on our list! The filet and prime rib were really good, the twice baked potatoes were also.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

You won't find better hosts or wait staff. Boris, Sophia, and the gang are the best!

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2.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Our server started off perfectly but after a while she had an attitude when the prime rib ordered rare came well done. She said I ordered rare but they gave me well done.
Her bad attitude continued through the rest of the dinner.
I would not recommend this restaurant for food . The drinks in the bar were great and the bartender was a lot of fun.

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5.0Dined on January 10, 2018

We eat here often. Any time we have brought guests they have raved about the food, atmosphere and service. Boris and Sophie are delightful as a host team.
I enjoy the walnut crusted chicken, the ahi dinner, hamburgers, steaks and their lunch-time French dip sandwich.
Portions are generous, and drinks are strong.
This restaurant has a classic feel to it with romantic lighting deep booths, tablecloths, oil paintings and an old-fashioned bar. It's a step back in time when dining out laws an elegant, special experience. However elegant, you may still dress casually (business casual) and feel comfortable. It attracts people of all ages.

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4.0Dined on January 6, 2018

I used to eat at The Valley Inn all the time, but quite a few years ago I had one or two bad meals and stopped going. It was a convenient place to meet a friend for drinks and I was pleasantly surprised. We ate the bar food and the food, drinks and bartender were really great. I've now been back several times and have eaten in both the main dining room and the bar. I'm happy to have a new/old place to go to for drinks and dinner that is easy access for both the valley and the west side.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Always consistent food and service. Very warm and comfortable and hospitable

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