Valley Inn Restaurant and Martini Bar

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$31 to $50
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American
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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OT
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a gem. I grew up in the neighborhood and I can vouch that it is perfectly preserved in time. The vibe is a classic hollywood. The meat is excellent, martinis are top notch, and our server, Victoria, is an absolute delight! I’m not sure you can have the full experience dining at The Valley Inn without Victoria. Take her recommendations and definitely get the shrimp cocktail.

B
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

We're long-time patrons. Didn't get the type of table we requested. The waiter had no information about the food. Took forever to get our drinks and even longer to be served. Very disappointing.

DC
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Been living in Sherman Oaks for nearly 4 years and during this time have always wanted to try Valley Inn. Had heard great things from friends. So I decided to take my girlfriend on Friday, 1/31/20 for dinner. Made reservations for 7:15pm on OpenTable. While the hostess was nice and acknowledged our reservation, we did not get seated until approximately 8pm. During this time, they sat people that arrived after us, in what appeared to be preferential treatment for regulars. Once seated, our waiter did not take down our drink orders correctly. So it was about another 20+ minutes before we had our drinks. Once we were able to order our food, it took another hour to get it. While the hostess and waiter were polite, I would have expected them to go the extra mile. While an excessive wait time despite having a reservation is understandable, I would expect a reasonable restaurant to offer some type of courtesy like a complimentary appetizer, drinks, and/or dessert (which is fairly standard based on my previous experiences). Valley Inn did not make any type of offer or concession. Outside of the poor experience there, the food was pretty good. Sadly, I don't think we'll be making it back though.

L
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I hadn't been to the Valley Inn for 15 plus years. It was as I remembered. A terrific, quiet, old school restaurant.

F
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Neighborhood Gem, especially if you want to be able to talk to the people you came with. Home cooked feeling, large portions and Delicious!!

OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food and excellent service!

s
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience3

Branzino fish was inedible. Very greasy and a slighty rancid taste.
It was expensive and server didn't notice that I only took a couple of bites.
I thought I was having a bad night and took it home thinking it would be better the next day but we threw it all out.

c
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Cost is a bit much but the food is also good. I would love to see cosmetic update.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Valley Inn has been a consistent location for excellent food, great service, and multiple menu choices in a comfortable low-noise environment. The easy (no valet) parking and owners who are always there to welcome guests and ensure a high-quality dining experience make this a favorite destination for those who eschew the trendy noisy competition. It is truly like having dinner at the home of your favorite relatives.

T
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our Christmas Day meal at the Valley Inn was delicious, and the service was friendly and efficient. The filet mignon and roast duckling on the prix fixe limited menu were standouts.

L
Los Angeles
55 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable evening. Our waiter was great. Food was very good, I had the salmon which was perfectly done. Very festive at Christmas . Nice that there is metered parking on the street, no expensive valet.

JL
Los Angeles
65 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We hadn’t been to the Valley Inn for quite awhile. It remains old school dependable. The portion (of salmon) was small for the price. The quality was very good.

Our server was nice and attentive. Overall, as usual, we enjoyed the experience and I recommend this restaurant.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Absolutely loved this place. First timers and we will be back for sure. Food was fantastic as was the ambiance. A little loud but with the great food who cares.

F
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can always count on having a Yummy Meal! It is a wonderful place to go with friends and family because you can hear each other.

BE
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience1

Poor quality rib roast and sides.

L
Los Angeles
55 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very enjoyable! Very festive decor for the holidays. Food and drinks were very good. The server was polite and friendly, efficient but was good not to ask too many times if everything was ok. Just right!

Valley Inn Restaurant and Martini Bar
Responded on December 17, 2019

Thank you and Have a Wonderful Holiday Season

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BG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places for dinner meetings! Always perfect.

Valley Inn Restaurant and Martini Bar
Responded on December 17, 2019

Thank you, have a wonderful Holiday Season

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H
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Valley Inn Restaurant is a wonderful place to eat. The service was excellent. The food was very good, and the value matched. The restaurant is very welcoming and has a nice romantic feeling. It is also a great place for parties, or the unfortunate reception of a loved lone that has passed. The last time I was here, we and family had a reception for my friend that passed from cancer. It did extremely well with the reservations, service, food, and understanding from the staff of the occasion. They were sympathetic to the occasion also.

s
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good overall.

J
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Always good and reliable, this is a classic place. Try the roasted or fried chicken. Takes 20 minutes but worth the wait. Have a couple martinis while waiting.

DM
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

The Valley Inn is a go-to place for us. Consistently good and the old fashioned vibe and booths suit us to a T.

SR
Los Angeles
46 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service continue to be excellent. What a nice local find.

R
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fried chicken and the roasted chicken was fantastic. The service was good, I would go back

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food and amazing service. We frequent this establishment and are never disappointed. Consistency is the very best a restaurant can offer, valley Inn never disappoints

v
Los Angeles
51 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great. Food was yummy as usual and generous portions. A favorite go to place!

BE
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

The meat was not as good as usual

h
Los Angeles
98 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I made a reservation for dinner but put in the wrong date! They were very accommodating and found us a table. Very nice evening.

Y
Los Angeles
151 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Old school charm yet not too dark. Skip the pricey bar and head straight to a corner booth. Excellent service but don't skimp on 1 at a time bread rolls. I really enjoyed the fried chicken with mashed potatoes. Pasta never hurt anybody. Nice wine pour. Try an' beat dinner crowd.

PJ
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the atmosphere of this place. It is very reminiscent of the Hollywood's heyday restaurants. Big cushy booths and an intimate atmosphere.

c
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All was perfect as always.

MD
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Really good food a bit overpriced but worth it for the atmosphere.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant and run by the owners who are there every night!

F
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Requested to sit in the room with a TV to watch the Baseball Game- Easily accommodated. Neighborhood gem. Quality Beef.

CJ
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always our favorite! Jared was a great waiter, food was fantastic and ambience is classic!

LB
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I gave the food 2 stars because the food I took home—- I was planning to eat for lunch the next day but the broccoli was horribly browned by the next day. This being said my salmon was about 3 stars really, the starter salad was chopped romaine with julienne carrots (I asked for no tomatoes), the vinaigrette was ok, descent not special. For the price I could have cooked it at home just as simply but with more flavor. The flourless chocolate cake was adequate for my sweet tooth but lackluster in presentation, texture and the crust was so-so and I’m not sure what it was made of (I asked for no whipped cream). The best part of the meal was my martini which I’d happily indulge in again. Don’t get me wrong I’d try it again but I suspect it’s an overpriced wannabe Steakhouse that must’ve been happening in its day. Now it’s just adequately prepared meals without any real thought in presentation and service. The service was also adequate but sloppy.

OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Been wanting to try this place for years. loved the "old school" ambiance. nice varied menu, great food and good cocktails. will definitely go back.

j
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

We were there for our anniversary and if it wasn't for the bus boy we would have no one to take care of us. We were so disappointed we asked to have our dessert packaged to take home so we could at least enjoy.

VK
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at the restaurant and loved it. Food and dessert was delicious. Enjoyed sitting in the smaller room. Appreciated being able to relax throughout our meal without feeling rushed. Victoria was our waitress and she was a real treat.

MC
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Valley Inn is at the top of the list as a dining delight. As a customer for over 35 years , we never had a bad meal, lunch or dinner. Always great service and NO ONE could be nicer or more accommodating than Sofie or Boris. The ribs are THE BEST in Souther California for sure. OR throw a dart at the menu and enjoy one of the finest meals you ever had.

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