About Valley Inn Restaurant and Martini Bar

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.

4557 Sherman Oaks Ave.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Comfort Food, Contemporary American

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

Cross Street:
Ventura Blvd

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(818) 784-1163

Website:
http://www.valleyinnrestaurantandbar.com/

Parking Details:
Metered Parking available in front of the restaurant. Plenty of street parking available.

Executive Chef:
Jose Luis Maciel

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

Private Party Contact:
Sophia: (818) 784-1163

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

Valley Inn Restaurant and Martini Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Comfort Food (13)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Good for Birthdays (7)
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Cozy (7)
Special Occasion (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Fun (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Good for a Date (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Business Meals (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Healthy (2)
Romantic (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Casual (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
People Watching (1)
Authentic (1)
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·Dined 21 hours ago

Great old school restaurant. Served a fantastic Thanksgiving dinner. Service was perfect. 🐼

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

The food was very good. The service was good, not great. The dessert was good, small portion with a lot of whipped cream.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 7 days ago

We always come for special occasions. The food is good , and we love the atmosphere. This time , the restaurant was a little too loud. I’m sure we will be back again at some point.

Tags: Romantic, Fun
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The prime rib was very good. However the VI was very noisy and several very loud people.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 10, 2017

This is my granddaughters favorite. We love the monte cristo sandwich.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Wish there were still more places like this. A treasure

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 1, 2017

We always love coming here. The staff is professional with loads of personality. This is not a place for foodies but for good, solid dependable fare. Fried chicken is excellent among other things.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Very broad traditional menu. Great food, good atmosphere, great service.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great spot for a low key date night in the valley. Love the ambiance and service.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 12, 2017

I love going to The Valley Inn. The food is great as so is the service. The Martini's plentiful. A true neighborhood gem.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Good place to gather and talk and be with friends and family. Staff tries to accommodate service. Food is fine enough.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 16, 2017

As always never disappointed!!! Food & service spot on.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 14, 2017

The service and the martini were good. The prime rib tasted like it might have been cooked the day before. All food was bland. This place seems to attract an older, very casual crowd of regulars. Although I enjoy historic restaurants, and that's why I went, there wasn't much of a feeling of old style tradition and the decor could use an update.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Restaurant is clean and well well-lit, and has the look of the 50's. Food was OK, and portions were huge.

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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Enjoyed atmosphere of 1960s

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Let me start by saying I always enjoy the Valley Inn. The food is great, good value and the service is always prompt and efficient. This particular lunch however we had a problem with my wife's hamburger. She asked for it medium rare and it came out medium. Sent it back and the replacement came out rare almost raw. Now I like a a rare burger so I swapped with her my cheesesteak sandwich even though if I wanted a burger i would have ordered one. Our waitress was very apologetic, even reduced the bill, but this is not the first time the kitchen cannot seem to get medium rare right when it comes to their burgers. This same circumstance has happened to us twice before as well. But when it is cooked right... it is a great burger. But the double error took away the special aspect of us having a date lunch and that was very disappointing.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on August 18, 2017

The Valley Inn has been serving wonderful food in a beautiful setting for many years. When driving to or through Sherman Oaks we always try to have a meal there. Walking into the restaurant is like stepping into the past.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 11, 2017

The Service was exceptional. The Flourless Chocolate Cake was very light and delicious!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Work event!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 9, 2017

We've eaten there so many times and never has it ever been this noisy. We no longer can take a chance going with another couple if we don't know if we will be able to hear one another. The food has always been good to very good. This time, both fish dishes (sand dabs and branzino) were very dry. The salads were fine, but one was not served as requested and had to be sent back. Whenever we needed anything the waitress was nowhere to be found. It was a disappointing experience.

Tags: Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Great steaks, its 5 dollars to split a meal. nice dark ambience

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 2, 2017

the food is good and the pricing is reasonable. the decor could be updated a bit.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 29, 2017

I've been to Valley Inn several times, mostly because their fried chicken dinner is to die for!! This time was for the same reason, however the service was not great. We didn't see a server for at least 15 minutes after we sat down. That is truly my only gripe.
The bar is great and the food is very good.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Yummy always done the way you want it.

They aim to please.

Loretta Kaye

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun
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·Dined on July 27, 2017

My husband and I loved it! Everything about it :)

Tags: Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Healthy, Fun
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 17, 2017

All I have to say is...the place is absolutely fabulous

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 13, 2017

The food is always good and the service gracious. A pleasure to be there.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 29, 2017

This was not a very good experience! Service pretty bad, very amateur forget to serve my soup while my family had received there's My $50.00 steak had a cool temperature dry and no flavor. One choice of a white Italian wine $270 bad experience this is really a upscale diner

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Sometimes this is a weekly venture because there are so many interesting things on the menu still to try! Occasionally too noisey but usually very calm and pleasant.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 17, 2017

The Valley Inn is always reliable. It's old-fashioned ambience and not-fussy menu are a pleasure. Once in awhile it's nice to not have menu items that are super-complicated and over-described. The booths are great. And going to someplace that's lasted the test of time is wonderful.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 17, 2017

There were 8 of us to celebrate 2 birthdays. We all loved our meals and even had leftovers to take home. We have all been there at some time but I had not been there in over 30 years.
We will all be coming back.
I had the liver and onions that was delicious.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Love it
My salmon 3 weeks in a row better than any I haves!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 14, 2017

Great gem! Wonderful "old school" ambience & excellent food!!!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Business Meals
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Everything was great up to the entrées. I ordered shrimp scampi with angel hair and it came out like mush, pasta was over cooked. My wife had a New York strip steak ordered medium and it came out rare. I hate sending back food so we just dealt with it and will not return.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Everything comes back around. Food was great and so was the service. Jose the bartender makes great drinks. Owners are so nice. Food was fantastic.

LK

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Fantastic restaurant! Great food, service, and ambiance! We've had dinner here several times and they're very consistent.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 18, 2017

We love this restaurant and go there at least once a week.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Cozy, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 11, 2017

I had delicious coconut & macadamia crusted shrimp.
My friend had a beautiful ahi tuna plate. Presentation is nice and the food is always prepared properly and deliciously.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 7, 2017

The restaurant lost my reservation even though I had an open table conformation and had talked to them directly to request a table and not a booth. It was embarrassing because my guests arrived first and they were totally puzzled. And, as a result of the restaurant inefficiency, I did not get the promised points.

After we got seated (thankfully they had room) we had an enjoyable evening.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 5, 2017

One of my favorite places to go for dinner and martinis! I love this place. Been going with my friends and family for decades. They have the standard menu with great steaks, prime rib, fish and chicken - and always mix it up with cool specials - great for holidays - a really special restaurant!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food
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