Flute

★★★★☆
  • 205 W 54th St 1

    New York, NY 10019

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  • 212-265-5169

About Flute

Hours
Sunday To Wednesday From 04:00 PM To 02:00 AM Thursday From 04:00 PM To 03:00 AM Friday To Saturday From 04:00 PM To 04:00 AM

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I was planning for my birthday when a colleague recommended Flute. I looked into them hosting my party and was not disappointed. The manager who set up everything was terrific in helping me plan the event and the staff treated us very well. It's a great space and my friends and I enjoyed the variety of their champagne list. I will definitely be back.

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★★★★★

I was planning for my birthday when a colleague recommended Flute. I looked into them hosting my party and was not disappointed. The manager who set up everything was terrific in helping me plan the event and the staff treated us very well. It's a great space and my friends and I enjoyed the variety of their champagne list. I will definitely be back.

Pros: Cool space good service

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We ordered some champagne after reviewing the menu. We had to look at it about 20 minutes because it was so dark we could not see. We ordered 3 glasses of champagne for $11 each. Well, it turns out they were $23 each, the first item on the menu is a HALF GLASS. When we asked the bartender about it, her comment was, "You looked at the menu for a half an hour, why didn't you read it?" Really? Not going back!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

We ordered some champagne after reviewing the menu. We had to look at it about 20 minutes because it was so dark we could not see. We ordered 3 glasses of champagne for $11 each. Well, it turns out they were $23 each, the first item on the menu is a HALF GLASS. When we asked the bartender about it, her comment was, "You looked at the menu for a half an hour, why didn't you read it?" Really? Not going back!!!

Cons: Too dark to read the menu

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Flute is our new favorite spot for drinks before dinner. I have walked by Flute many times and read good things so I decided to bring my wife there before our anniversary dinner this weekend.

I called midweek to reserve a quiet table and upon our arrival we were promptly seated in a quiet, private alcove. The space is very welcoming and relaxed with various sized tables and upholstered chairs and sofas arranged in clusters throughout the softly lit room. Adding to the ambiance is an eclectic soundtrack playing in the background and the welcomed absence of TVs plastered to the walls. The weekend evening crowd seemed a varied mix of sedate, upscale tourists and locals, aged 30+ and wearing everything from shorts and jeans to sport coats and cocktail dresses. Our waiter was very attentive and knowledgable of the menu. We both enjoyed our drinks; I had the champagne mojito and my wife took his recommendation on a champagne since there were so many to choose. We also ordered the fruit and cheese plate and some spring roles, which were both excellent in taste and presentation. We were there for just over an hour but were so relaxed by the end that it seemed longer. We have been raving about Flute to family and friends as a great romantic spot for drinks and appetizers. We loved it and will definitely return soon.

2
★★★★★

Flute is our new favorite spot for drinks before dinner. I have walked by Flute many times and read good things so I decided to bring my wife there before our anniversary dinner this weekend.

I called midweek to reserve a quiet table and upon our arrival we were promptly seated in a quiet, private alcove. The space is very welcoming and relaxed with various sized tables and upholstered chairs and sofas arranged in clusters throughout the softly lit room. Adding to the ambiance is an eclectic soundtrack playing in the background and the welcomed absence of TVs plastered to the walls. The weekend evening crowd seemed a varied mix of sedate, upscale tourists and locals, aged 30+ and wearing everything from shorts and jeans to sport coats and cocktail dresses. Our waiter was very attentive and knowledgable of the menu. We both enjoyed our drinks; I had the champagne mojito and my wife took his recommendation on a champagne since there were so many to choose. We also ordered the fruit and cheese plate and some spring roles, which were both excellent in taste and presentation. We were there for just over an hour but were so relaxed by the end that it seemed longer. We have been raving about Flute to family and friends as a great romantic spot for drinks and appetizers. We loved it and will definitely return soon.

Pros: great space, great menu, great service

Cons: none

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If you are looking for a charming spot for a date or taste the best champagnes in the city, or just hang out with friends after work, Flute is the place.
Great lounge music, very cozy and sophisticated!!!
I highly recommend this place, you will not be desapointed.

2
★★★★★

If you are looking for a charming spot for a date or taste the best champagnes in the city, or just hang out with friends after work, Flute is the place.
Great lounge music, very cozy and sophisticated!!!
I highly recommend this place, you will not be desapointed.

Pros: Best Champagne Lounge-Great lounge music.

Cons: Could get Crowded weekends

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I went to Flute last Sunday and they have a "Jazz Night" My friends and I had an amazing time, the music, the service, and the ambiance was great! They offer a great selection of cocktails and the Champagne list is really impressive! I would highly recommend this place to anyone.

2
★★★★★

I went to Flute last Sunday and they have a "Jazz Night" My friends and I had an amazing time, the music, the service, and the ambiance was great! They offer a great selection of cocktails and the Champagne list is really impressive! I would highly recommend this place to anyone.

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As I was looking through City Search trying to find a place to have a drink, I stumbled across the reviews for my favorite bar in the city, Flute Midtown. I figured I'd see if others loved this place as much as I do and guess what? THEY DO! However, I did notice one negative review that totally blew my mind. I've been going to Flute for probably about 8 years and I felt it was my duty to defend it against this horrible review. ***This person is obviously crazy and should stay home at night and watch infomercials.
I've never met a sweeter staff in my life. I've ALWAYS received professional service and ALL my experiences (and there have been many) have been memorable! The drinks are amazing! Service is always fast and with a smile! The atmosphere is seductive! The weekends are always pumping with some of New York's hottest DJ's, who incidentally, don't have your typical "New York DJ" attitude.
Moral of the Story: If you want a true New York night out, forget everywhere else. Flute is where it's happening!!!

2
★★★★★

As I was looking through City Search trying to find a place to have a drink, I stumbled across the reviews for my favorite bar in the city, Flute Midtown. I figured I'd see if others loved this place as much as I do and guess what? THEY DO! However, I did notice one negative review that totally blew my mind. I've been going to Flute for probably about 8 years and I felt it was my duty to defend it against this horrible review. ***This person is obviously crazy and should stay home at night and watch infomercials.
I've never met a sweeter staff in my life. I've ALWAYS received professional service and ALL my experiences (and there have been many) have been memorable! The drinks are amazing! Service is always fast and with a smile! The atmosphere is seductive! The weekends are always pumping with some of New York's hottest DJ's, who incidentally, don't have your typical "New York DJ" attitude.
Moral of the Story: If you want a true New York night out, forget everywhere else. Flute is where it's happening!!!

Pros: Staff, Service, Drinks, Ambience, Location

Cons: Sorry, can't think of any!

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Not at all recommended, Very Poor Service, Very Rude Staff. DJ sucked, did not have any social skills. Bartender apparenlty does not tend bar.

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★☆☆☆☆

Not at all recommended, Very Poor Service, Very Rude Staff. DJ sucked, did not have any social skills. Bartender apparenlty does not tend bar.

Pros: Historic place, good atmosphere.

Cons: Everyone that works there!!

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If you asked me a month ago I would've recommended this place. But the service is not befitting with the price. It's a nice place but is not distinguished in its service. For the price you pay for a drink, you can easily go somewhere else to get more for less.

I've been here a number of times. The drinks are good but not distinguishable. There are other places in the area that will offer you better drinks and service without the attitude.

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★☆☆☆☆

If you asked me a month ago I would've recommended this place. But the service is not befitting with the price. It's a nice place but is not distinguished in its service. For the price you pay for a drink, you can easily go somewhere else to get more for less.

I've been here a number of times. The drinks are good but not distinguishable. There are other places in the area that will offer you better drinks and service without the attitude.

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Flute is so cozy it's one of my favorite lounges. There are so many little romantic corners that it's a great date spot. They also have some bigger spaces for groups- I had my birthday party there and we all had a great time. I love the Antoinette cocktail it's so yummy! and the tomato parmesean tart is delicious. They even serve strawberries and cream as a dessert and what goes better with champagne than that?!

2
★★★★★

Flute is so cozy it's one of my favorite lounges. There are so many little romantic corners that it's a great date spot. They also have some bigger spaces for groups- I had my birthday party there and we all had a great time. I love the Antoinette cocktail it's so yummy! and the tomato parmesean tart is delicious. They even serve strawberries and cream as a dessert and what goes better with champagne than that?!

Pros: Great cocktails and delicious appetizers

Cons: A little small so make a reservation

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My boyfriend took me there last saturday and we had a really nice expereince. The cocktails were amazing, and the service was fantastic. Our waiter was very nice and recommended one of the best drinks I've had. The music was great! This is definatly a fun place to go. I'll definatly be coming back. The only cons are it was hard to get a table and they need to turn the lights up a little.

2
★★★★★

My boyfriend took me there last saturday and we had a really nice expereince. The cocktails were amazing, and the service was fantastic. Our waiter was very nice and recommended one of the best drinks I've had. The music was great! This is definatly a fun place to go. I'll definatly be coming back. The only cons are it was hard to get a table and they need to turn the lights up a little.

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I went there for the first time back in 2005 and loved the place. Great champagne and wonderful service not to mention the atmosphere. I went there the other night and my boyfriend proposed to me there and the staff was wonderful. They treated us so nice and gave us complimentary strawberries with our champagne. The service as usual was excellent as well as the recommendations on champagne. I will absolutely go back - way before my 1 yr anniversary!

2
★★★★★

I went there for the first time back in 2005 and loved the place. Great champagne and wonderful service not to mention the atmosphere. I went there the other night and my boyfriend proposed to me there and the staff was wonderful. They treated us so nice and gave us complimentary strawberries with our champagne. The service as usual was excellent as well as the recommendations on champagne. I will absolutely go back - way before my 1 yr anniversary!

Pros: Service and Great Champagne

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Ladies Fun place to rub elbows with the gents. Not to crowded after work. Sundays are great here very quite. Good selction of Vodka.

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★★★★☆

Ladies Fun place to rub elbows with the gents. Not to crowded after work. Sundays are great here very quite. Good selction of Vodka.

Pros: FUN FUN FUN

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I prefer the Gramercy one because it's darker and there are more "private" sofas, but I absolutely love this romantic, seductive lounge. Great drinks, service never disappoints. Every girl I've brought here was pleased... nothing like cuddling with your chick & the soft pillows after a few drinks.

2
★★★★★

I prefer the Gramercy one because it's darker and there are more "private" sofas, but I absolutely love this romantic, seductive lounge. Great drinks, service never disappoints. Every girl I've brought here was pleased... nothing like cuddling with your chick & the soft pillows after a few drinks.

Pros: romantic, comfy

Cons: hard to find if you haven't been here

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I had a party last Wednesday with some friends for my birthday. FANTASTIC!
We were greatly welcomed by a very nice hostess who brought us to the table we had reserved.
Then the waitress came up with wonderful Champagne cocktails which were all delicious (you have to get the Champagne Mojito)! We also got some Champagne tasting flight to test different kind of Champagne. The service was great and moreover a jazz band was performing very well that night (I think they have a jazz band every Wednesday).
I will come back for sure!

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★★★★★

I had a party last Wednesday with some friends for my birthday. FANTASTIC!
We were greatly welcomed by a very nice hostess who brought us to the table we had reserved.
Then the waitress came up with wonderful Champagne cocktails which were all delicious (you have to get the Champagne Mojito)! We also got some Champagne tasting flight to test different kind of Champagne. The service was great and moreover a jazz band was performing very well that night (I think they have a jazz band every Wednesday).
I will come back for sure!

Pros: Ambience, Service, drinks

Cons: none!

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While I enjoyed the wide selection of champagnes and the friendly and attentive service, I had been expecting a bar full of young, beautiful people but was instead surrounded by a bunch of middle aged men who looked like they were cheating on their wives with tackily dressed women in the bar's many dark corners. In addition, the bar was only half full the Saturday night I was there, making the lackluster decor all the more noticeable. If you're only looking for good champagne and quiet conversation, I would recommend Flute. If you're looking for a luxurious and tasteful bar to impress a date (and you should be if you're willing to shell out for a bottle of champagne), I think you have to look further than Flute.

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★★★☆☆

While I enjoyed the wide selection of champagnes and the friendly and attentive service, I had been expecting a bar full of young, beautiful people but was instead surrounded by a bunch of middle aged men who looked like they were cheating on their wives with tackily dressed women in the bar's many dark corners. In addition, the bar was only half full the Saturday night I was there, making the lackluster decor all the more noticeable. If you're only looking for good champagne and quiet conversation, I would recommend Flute. If you're looking for a luxurious and tasteful bar to impress a date (and you should be if you're willing to shell out for a bottle of champagne), I think you have to look further than Flute.

Pros: attentive service

Cons: expensive, tacky crowd

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Flute used to be my regular date spot years ago so I was surprised to read the bad reviews. For old times sake, my husband and I stopped in a few weeks ago for a glass of champage and had quite a familiar experience as we always had. Our host was pleasantly chatty, the waitress was prompt and we never really had to wait for anything. We watched the staff joke and laugh together which gave the sub-level lounge alot of fresh, positive energy! We did try to go back a couple of weeks ago, but the bar and lounge was full with private parties. However so, he offered an apology and handed us a card, explaining this time of year is busy and it's best to call for a reservation. We will call. Flute is just a good as ever. I fully intend to return, but this time I'll make a reservation.

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★★★★★

Flute used to be my regular date spot years ago so I was surprised to read the bad reviews. For old times sake, my husband and I stopped in a few weeks ago for a glass of champage and had quite a familiar experience as we always had. Our host was pleasantly chatty, the waitress was prompt and we never really had to wait for anything. We watched the staff joke and laugh together which gave the sub-level lounge alot of fresh, positive energy! We did try to go back a couple of weeks ago, but the bar and lounge was full with private parties. However so, he offered an apology and handed us a card, explaining this time of year is busy and it's best to call for a reservation. We will call. Flute is just a good as ever. I fully intend to return, but this time I'll make a reservation.

Pros: romantic, fun staff, awesome champagne list.

Cons: if you don't make a reservation, you might not always be able to get in.

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Went there on a Saturday night to meet up with a couple of old friends for a quick drink. Arrived at 9PM and was told more than once that we HAD to leave by 10:30 for a private party. We reassured them that we would be out by 10:15 as we were just planning on have one drink. Finally seated in this empty cellar and was asked to check out coats. Didn't bother and was asked again at 9:30 to check our coats by an extremely rude host. We thanked him for his consideration, but we were planning on leaving soon so we didn't want to bother. Host was irritated for no reason and said some unhost like things like "why don't you just check it, it is free" and "it is in your way so just move it". This guy was a totally in appropriate from start to finish. The waitress was nice and almost apologetic. Apparantly, he was in a bad mood and wanted to take it out on someone. Never ever returning. EVER.

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★☆☆☆☆

Went there on a Saturday night to meet up with a couple of old friends for a quick drink. Arrived at 9PM and was told more than once that we HAD to leave by 10:30 for a private party. We reassured them that we would be out by 10:15 as we were just planning on have one drink. Finally seated in this empty cellar and was asked to check out coats. Didn't bother and was asked again at 9:30 to check our coats by an extremely rude host. We thanked him for his consideration, but we were planning on leaving soon so we didn't want to bother. Host was irritated for no reason and said some unhost like things like "why don't you just check it, it is free" and "it is in your way so just move it". This guy was a totally in appropriate from start to finish. The waitress was nice and almost apologetic. Apparantly, he was in a bad mood and wanted to take it out on someone. Never ever returning. EVER.

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What happened to Flute? After talking up the place to my guests, our experience was nothing short of painful. Our waitress was distracted, obtuse and criminally uninformed about the menu. The appetizers took 75 minutes and when they did arrive, they were brought by a member of the kitchen staff who couldn't get us a second round of cocktails. Our flutes remained empty. Ultimately, a member of our party had to go to the bar to ask for water. Meanwhile, our waitress was busy chatting up her girlfriends at another table. We asked the bartender for the check. Another 15 minutes. When it finally arrived, it wasn't ours. Sadly, the place, like our waitress, sure looked pretty but was, alas, filled with bubbles. Total disaster. p.s. - The place was about 1/3 full.

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★☆☆☆☆

What happened to Flute? After talking up the place to my guests, our experience was nothing short of painful. Our waitress was distracted, obtuse and criminally uninformed about the menu. The appetizers took 75 minutes and when they did arrive, they were brought by a member of the kitchen staff who couldn't get us a second round of cocktails. Our flutes remained empty. Ultimately, a member of our party had to go to the bar to ask for water. Meanwhile, our waitress was busy chatting up her girlfriends at another table. We asked the bartender for the check. Another 15 minutes. When it finally arrived, it wasn't ours. Sadly, the place, like our waitress, sure looked pretty but was, alas, filled with bubbles. Total disaster. p.s. - The place was about 1/3 full.

Pros: Design, Location, Decor, Menu

Cons: Service, Music (So obnoxious and LOUD - conversations are impossible)

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Been here numerous times. Its real easy to miss when youre walking on the street so you dont get many pop ins. Its dark, they make awesome drinks, tight appetizer selection, and comfortable, couchy (well, it should be a word) seating all over. Get here after work and you have the run of the place. Very chill bar, taken many a first date here. Some of them have even turned out well.

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★★★★★

Been here numerous times. Its real easy to miss when youre walking on the street so you dont get many pop ins. Its dark, they make awesome drinks, tight appetizer selection, and comfortable, couchy (well, it should be a word) seating all over. Get here after work and you have the run of the place. Very chill bar, taken many a first date here. Some of them have even turned out well.

Pros: Darkness hides pimples

Cons: Easy to fall over things

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This place is great. I've been a few times, with a date, friends, co-workers and it never fails to please. The drink list is super, the beautiful staff is super and though the prices are a bit above what I prefer to pay, it's totally worth it!!

2
★★★★★

This place is great. I've been a few times, with a date, friends, co-workers and it never fails to please. The drink list is super, the beautiful staff is super and though the prices are a bit above what I prefer to pay, it's totally worth it!!

Pros: Easy access to parking and subways, prime midtown location

Cons: not a singles place...go with a date or friends.

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We were walking down the street when we dicovered this gem of a place. I wish I found it before. Great service, supe intimate space and the DJ was amazing. The prices were reasonable compare to other luxury places, Piper Heidseick at $55 a bottle is a steal. The vietnamese rolls are amazing as are teh chocolates, best I ever had in NYC.
We are regulars now and go at least twice amonth. Highly recomended.
I heard this was a great speakeasy back in the days.

2
★★★★★

We were walking down the street when we dicovered this gem of a place. I wish I found it before. Great service, supe intimate space and the DJ was amazing. The prices were reasonable compare to other luxury places, Piper Heidseick at $55 a bottle is a steal. The vietnamese rolls are amazing as are teh chocolates, best I ever had in NYC.
We are regulars now and go at least twice amonth. Highly recomended.
I heard this was a great speakeasy back in the days.

Pros: wine list, service, music

Cons: too crowded on week ends

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This tri-level Midtown space is devoted to the bubbly stuff. It's elegantly appointed with plush upholstery and it even has a room just for desserts and chocolate drinks. Served along with the more than 100 different Champagnes (many by…

 

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