Valerie

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150 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Valerie is a gin-focused cocktail bar serving seasonal American fare in the heart of Midtown Manhattan. Socialize, dine and imbibe in an upbeat and welcoming space inspired by Manhattan’s Golden Age.

The cocktail program reflects a respect for old world classic techniques as well as a selection of original new world cocktails with adventurous and unique flavor combinations. A section of our cocktail book focuses on hand selected small batch Gins and artisanal tonics.

Our food menu ranges from snacks to entrees meant to be enjoyed by the whole table. We currently serve lunch, dinner, brunch, late night dining, and happy hour.

For reservations of 7 or more please email us at contact@valerienewyorkcity.com

Please note, we cannot accept reservation increases of over 6 guests without verbal confirmation.
We require the entire party to be in attendance in order to be seated.
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Washington DC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service, ambiance, and the food were great and the live music for Sunday brunch added a great deal of fun to the ambiance.

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c
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Found this place on Google for a Father’s Day brunch place, it was great! So happy I chose a great place to go to, everyone was happy!

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C
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

I like the looks of the venue, but it is way too loud. It's aggravating to not get seated without your whole party when those present could sit and enjoy their cocktails. Also very loud. I want to like Valerie, especially with the location, but experience the same issues each time.

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CN
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

It is a nice place with a good location but the food varies depending on the day and they made us wait to be seated for 30 minutes even though I made a reservation.

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R
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I enjoyed our brunch experience. Across the board, Valerie was solid. We enjoyed the elevated innovation on some brunch classics. She had the Lobster Scotch Egg and I had the Avocado toast. Both were excellent. We had the rosti side and Applewood smoked bacon. The rosti was crispy as you'd want it with a moist interior and the bacon was crispy and lean. Next time we're in the city, we'll be back!

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Isle of Wight
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service, especially our waitress Shaunine- she was brilliant! Delicious food and great cocktails

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CG
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

We enjoyed our brunch. The shakshuka was very good and my husband enjoyed the Crispy Lobster Scotch egg. The Bloody Mary was spicy. A little noisy. We will try it again and maybe sit in the bar area. Music trio was a nice touch! .

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic brunch. Food was incredible. And service was perfect! New favorite brunch spot.

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SE
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Horrific service. We came in for dinner pre-theatre and it was like we didn't exist. 20 Minutes to get a drink and close to an hour before any food service - and it wasn't even busy. Best thing about this restaurant is that it is removed from the craziness of Times Square - but even then I would not recommend to anyone

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SH
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Adorable restaurant. Very quiet and friendly atmosphere with delicious food and beverages. I highly recommend Valerie!!!!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Should replace brioche bun on burger... too dry. Otherwise pretty good. Beef buns were great.

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r
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Came here for a business lunch and spent $30 on salmon that wasn't very satisfying. Would recommend stopping by for a quick drink after work but there are better places to eat in this price range in this area.

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EA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, delicious food and cocktails. Really pretty interior and comfy tables.

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OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and drinks!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food is excellent. The eggplant appetizer is amazing and unique, and for entree, the half chicken is the best - absolute BEST chicken we have ever tasted our whole life! We had a small issue with one of our dishes, and the wait staff handled it very professionally. Made us feel like they really cared. I would definitely go back!

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PB
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Getting together with friends before the theatre while visiting.

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AR
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to brunch on Saturday. The service was perfect. The atmosphere was so cool. But the food outshined everything and was amazing!!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

I came with my wife to have a drink at the bar, and we told ourselves that one day we will come to test the restaurant.
Sad conclusion.
Bad reception for my reservation, the waitress was rude and in a hurry to return home.
The food was really average.
Very disappointed !!

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AM
New England
11 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

We had a perfectly acceptable lunch here. The burger and fries were quite good, as were the cocktails. Service for this late-afternoon lunch was distracted: three requests for a straw, a long wait for the check.

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MO
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 1

The hostesses were frigid and unaccommodating. I was standing right there as I was 10 minutes late, yet she kept insisting that she would text me when my table was ready. When our time came, they gave us a bar-top table in the bar area filled with loud drunk men, although I had a dinner reservation and asked multiple times, nicely, for an actual table. The waitress was incredibly nice, but the noise was so bad, with the men at the bar-top table next to us drunkenly screaming in our ears practically, we could not stay for our meal. She was kind and understanding, and I was extremely disappointed. I had been looking forward to this dinner for a long time and I was very dad that we couldn’t even try the food. Moreover, I was embarrassed as I had invited a friend to the dinner, which was supposed to be a special meal for her birthday, and the whole thing turned so disastrous. It was an extremely inconvenience, stressful, and embarrassing experience for me.

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D
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Ate at the bar. Bartender was a good guy. Had the fig flatbread, which was tasty, but could have been hotter.

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GD
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for pre or post theater. Pretty decor and tasty menu options. Will go back again whenever in the area.

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AF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We had a 12:16.Food was average and service was not great. We waited a while for our food to be served and waited a while for our check. The salads were good but the Korean BBQ chicken sandwich was quite underwhelming. Nothing memorable.

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r
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Truly so loud and obnoxiously crowded - and I really thought the cocktails would be better than they were. Food was good though.

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Z
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The restaurant is nicely decorated. Menu offers a good variety of brunch options. The toast options are very good. Scotch egg was very good, egg omelette was good and the shrimp and grits was ok. The pancakes were not sweet, could’ve been much better. The service was not as attentive as it should. Overall experience was good, not great.

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CW
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a very relaxing Mother’s Day brunch. The food was good and the service was excellent. The only problems were, it was way too hot in the seating area/room in the back; the rest of the restaurant was nice. Valerie’s was also very loud. Otherwise, it’s a beautiful place and we did not experience the Mother’s Day madness most restaurants suffer from.

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j
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Mother's Day brunch was excellent. The restaurant is beautiful, the food delicious and the waitstaff very friendly and competent. The restaurant was fully booked, but we were not at all rushed. Will definitely go back for dinner!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Mother’s Day brunch. It was very mediocre. The live music was great, and the space is beautiful.

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SC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I loved the ambiance of Valerie. The drinks weren't things we would normally try but we loved them! The cheese plate was amazing. We would definitely come here again. The bar downstairs is beautiful.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant. Very enjoyable meal! Will be back!

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S
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

A perfect intimate spot for a Date! The best part of our date was the dimming of the lights at 7:30 PM.
Nice ambience, good food and great drinks!

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JM
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valerie was a pleasant surprise. Ambiance was nice, food was good, service was good and we were able to have a good business lunch conversation.

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j
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent casual place. The food was excellent and the service was very good. I will be back.

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j
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We were a big party and the staff was really accommodating. We really liked this place, nice cocktail and food menu. It’s always challenging finding a good restaurant near Times Square, so we’re happy to have found Valerie

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D
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The noise level is one thing all potential diners must be aware of in advance of booking. Having said that, the menu is creative, the gin options many, but the food is inconsistent. The duck wings are outstanding and we really enjoyed the squash blossom crab but the potatoes were dry and very plain. For the mains, the steak and the roast chicken were by far the best but the short ribs on polenta were very dry and tough. The eggplant was a good vegetarian choice. The server was gracious to remove the items we could not eat from the bill.

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BD
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Valerie. Been there 3 times in the last week.

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MC
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Fun place. Flavors pretty good. Cocktail a little weak.

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L
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved, loved, loved Valerie's. The atmosphere is amazing and the flatbread was the bomb!!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and delicious food. Definitely will return to Valerie!

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CM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The Duck wings were actually drumsticks but Thank you! Will absolutely be back.

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