Valbella Meatpacking

★★★★☆
  • 421 W 13th St

    New York, NY 10014

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  • 212-645-7777

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Mon 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm Tue 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm Wed 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm Fri 12:00 pm - 12:00 am Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am Sun Open for private events only
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I came to dinner with my husband last weekend at Valbella restaurant and i must say what a delightful experience i had. We were treated like if we were family. David the owner had stopped by to greet us and make sure to see if our

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I came to dinner with my husband last weekend at Valbella restaurant and i must say what a delightful experience i had. We were treated like if we were family. David the owner had stopped by to greet us and make sure to see if our

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My best friend and I recently had dinner at Valbella's and were incredibly disappointed! As a frequent traveler to Italy over the last 20 yrs and an avid NY diner,
I can safely say this was some of the worst food we have ever had in the Tri-State Area! Although the decor and the hostess were quite lovely, the food was not authentic Italian & the staff was rather uninformed. In addition, Valbella's menu was embarrassingly full of Italian misspellings and blatant mislabelling. For example, I ordered, "Polenta con Salsiccia" (Polenta with Sausage) and was presented with a plate of, "Polenta with a Veal Cutlet." My entree of, "Papardelle con Costine di Manzo" was completely watered-down & tasteless. My best friend's, "Risotto all'Aragosta" was raw & inedible. Needless to say, we canceled dessert for fear of further disappointment. Lastley, the wine selection by the glass was sadly limited. There are just too many other good options in NY to waste your time and hard-earned money. Oh, and, Zagat's..., SHAME ON YOU, for your inadequate review!

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★☆☆☆☆

My best friend and I recently had dinner at Valbella's and were incredibly disappointed! As a frequent traveler to Italy over the last 20 yrs and an avid NY diner,
I can safely say this was some of the worst food we have ever had in the Tri-State Area! Although the decor and the hostess were quite lovely, the food was not authentic Italian & the staff was rather uninformed. In addition, Valbella's menu was embarrassingly full of Italian misspellings and blatant mislabelling. For example, I ordered, "Polenta con Salsiccia" (Polenta with Sausage) and was presented with a plate of, "Polenta with a Veal Cutlet." My entree of, "Papardelle con Costine di Manzo" was completely watered-down & tasteless. My best friend's, "Risotto all'Aragosta" was raw & inedible. Needless to say, we canceled dessert for fear of further disappointment. Lastley, the wine selection by the glass was sadly limited. There are just too many other good options in NY to waste your time and hard-earned money. Oh, and, Zagat's..., SHAME ON YOU, for your inadequate review!

Pros: Nice Venue

Cons: Many!

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The first thing that hits you when you enter the restaurant is the poor acoustics. It is so loud as to be deafening. At one point during the dinner, dance music was added to the cacophony, which didn't help matters. When I approached the hostess station, I provided my name and asked if my table was ready. She was totally incredulous that I even asked. The hostess also acted as the coat check girl, so she disappeared for about 5-10 minutes before I was actually seated. The food was decent, but at $40 per entree (no joke), I want EXCELLENT, not decent food. For example, I ordered the rack of lamb, medium rare. It was served medium. Again, you might say, no big deal, but at $41, I want medium rare. In addition, it took our waiter about 15 minutes to bring us menus and a wine list. Are you serious? There was ample bus staff, but since the tables are so tightly packed, they constantly hit the back of your chairs while you're dining. It was extremely annoying. Net-net, if you're going to spend this type of money, there are plenty of world class restaurants in NYC that more than out shine this poorly executed dining establishment. I would put money down right now that this place won't make it to Summer 2010.

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★☆☆☆☆

The first thing that hits you when you enter the restaurant is the poor acoustics. It is so loud as to be deafening. At one point during the dinner, dance music was added to the cacophony, which didn't help matters. When I approached the hostess station, I provided my name and asked if my table was ready. She was totally incredulous that I even asked. The hostess also acted as the coat check girl, so she disappeared for about 5-10 minutes before I was actually seated. The food was decent, but at $40 per entree (no joke), I want EXCELLENT, not decent food. For example, I ordered the rack of lamb, medium rare. It was served medium. Again, you might say, no big deal, but at $41, I want medium rare. In addition, it took our waiter about 15 minutes to bring us menus and a wine list. Are you serious? There was ample bus staff, but since the tables are so tightly packed, they constantly hit the back of your chairs while you're dining. It was extremely annoying. Net-net, if you're going to spend this type of money, there are plenty of world class restaurants in NYC that more than out shine this poorly executed dining establishment. I would put money down right now that this place won't make it to Summer 2010.

Pros: Absoutely Nothing

Cons: Loud, Over Priced, Poor Service

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The food was good . The wine list was excellent. The price is much too high for the area. $28 for pasta and $20 for a salad is a bit much. There are much better resturants to chose from in New York.
Its a nice place to go if you enjoy good food but take a tums after you get the bill.

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★★★☆☆

The food was good . The wine list was excellent. The price is much too high for the area. $28 for pasta and $20 for a salad is a bit much. There are much better resturants to chose from in New York.
Its a nice place to go if you enjoy good food but take a tums after you get the bill.

Pros: food , ambiance

Cons: price , service ,

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This restaurant is a wonderful experience. The Pounded filet mignon is to DIE for! The atmosphere is great - nice, upscale, but comfortable - not too "stuffy". Whether ordering off of the regular menu, you will never be disappointed. Out of my 5 visits there, I have never once tasted something mediocre... always a home run, every time.

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★★★★☆

This restaurant is a wonderful experience. The Pounded filet mignon is to DIE for! The atmosphere is great - nice, upscale, but comfortable - not too "stuffy". Whether ordering off of the regular menu, you will never be disappointed. Out of my 5 visits there, I have never once tasted something mediocre... always a home run, every time.

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Valbella is in the meatpacking district. You would never imagine such an upscale ambiance from the outside of the building. The atmosphere is very chic but the decor is minimal. They have added some color by displaying several huge flower arrangments. This was my first visit to Valbella and it was in mid October.
The food is northern Italian. Everything we ordered was unique in its preparation and delicious. I am full blooded Italian, born in Brooklyn, and now live in La Jolla, CA. I am usually very critical of Italian restaurants but Valbella totally surpassed my expectations. The service was attentive, the staff is polite, experienced and accommodating.
The wine list is extensive but on the expensive side. Of course that didn't stop us from ordering two bottles..
I have already recommended this restaurant to several friends. I am on my way back to Manhattan next week. I will definitely dine at Valbella at least one time during my stay!

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★★★★★

Valbella is in the meatpacking district. You would never imagine such an upscale ambiance from the outside of the building. The atmosphere is very chic but the decor is minimal. They have added some color by displaying several huge flower arrangments. This was my first visit to Valbella and it was in mid October.
The food is northern Italian. Everything we ordered was unique in its preparation and delicious. I am full blooded Italian, born in Brooklyn, and now live in La Jolla, CA. I am usually very critical of Italian restaurants but Valbella totally surpassed my expectations. The service was attentive, the staff is polite, experienced and accommodating.
The wine list is extensive but on the expensive side. Of course that didn't stop us from ordering two bottles..
I have already recommended this restaurant to several friends. I am on my way back to Manhattan next week. I will definitely dine at Valbella at least one time during my stay!

Pros: Great Food, ambiance, service

Cons: wine list is overpriced.

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This restaurant serves fantastic food, and the atmosphere and service are spectacular. Old school Italian, the hospitality here brings warmth and adds to the superbly prepared plates. Try the ricotta stuffed zucchini flowers and the fresh homemade pasta in the truffle cream sauce, which are not on thier menu, but rather listed(if you are lucky!) in the specials by your waiter. I've been to other famous italian places in the city and none stand up to the value and taste this lovely restaurant offers. The best part is the extensive wine list and lovelingly prepared desserts. Enjoy!

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★★★★★

This restaurant serves fantastic food, and the atmosphere and service are spectacular. Old school Italian, the hospitality here brings warmth and adds to the superbly prepared plates. Try the ricotta stuffed zucchini flowers and the fresh homemade pasta in the truffle cream sauce, which are not on thier menu, but rather listed(if you are lucky!) in the specials by your waiter. I've been to other famous italian places in the city and none stand up to the value and taste this lovely restaurant offers. The best part is the extensive wine list and lovelingly prepared desserts. Enjoy!

Pros: brillant wine list (several by the glass!), lovely atmosphere, excellent food and excellent value for the money.

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Great food, atmosphere and service. We have dined in Valbella in Greenwich. Great to have a city option. The food (and desserts) are great. The service is excellent and the atmosphere is sheek, trendy and classy. I recently had a chance to dine in one of the Wine rooms, which is a great experience. If you are a wine lover this place is for you. But if you want privacy or romance, the wine rooms may not be the best choice. They are working wine rooms, so waiters are constantly coming and going. The prices are high, but you get what you pay for, especially when someone else is paying.

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★★★★☆

Great food, atmosphere and service. We have dined in Valbella in Greenwich. Great to have a city option. The food (and desserts) are great. The service is excellent and the atmosphere is sheek, trendy and classy. I recently had a chance to dine in one of the Wine rooms, which is a great experience. If you are a wine lover this place is for you. But if you want privacy or romance, the wine rooms may not be the best choice. They are working wine rooms, so waiters are constantly coming and going. The prices are high, but you get what you pay for, especially when someone else is paying.

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I love ValBella in the meatpacking district. They have delicious food and a very extensive wine list (however mostly Italian). This is a high end place, but the design and attitude are not pretentious in the least. From the moment you are greeted at the door to when you leave you are treated with a graceful, accommodating attitude from everyone you come across. The owner David is the humblest of all and treats patrons as his family. The food is delicious you can't go wrong, especially with the off-menu selections.
Great job creating an amazing high end experience that doesn't come attatched to a snooty uncomfortable atmosphere. Rare find in NYC, especially this neighborhood!

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★★★★★

I love ValBella in the meatpacking district. They have delicious food and a very extensive wine list (however mostly Italian). This is a high end place, but the design and attitude are not pretentious in the least. From the moment you are greeted at the door to when you leave you are treated with a graceful, accommodating attitude from everyone you come across. The owner David is the humblest of all and treats patrons as his family. The food is delicious you can't go wrong, especially with the off-menu selections.
Great job creating an amazing high end experience that doesn't come attatched to a snooty uncomfortable atmosphere. Rare find in NYC, especially this neighborhood!

Pros: Service, Ambience, Food, Wine

Cons: Pricey Wine List

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The best part was the wine. Service wasn't bad, but the coffee spilled on my lap didn't make the night any better. Sorry!

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★★★☆☆

The best part was the wine. Service wasn't bad, but the coffee spilled on my lap didn't make the night any better. Sorry!

Pros: Lovely decor, good wine

Cons: bland food

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I am a native New Yorker who dines out often and am a certified "foodie". My recommendation - don't go here. This is an ultra-expensive suburban restaurant masquerading as a great NYC restaurant. The food is overpriced, but more importantly, simply mediocre. You're much better off going to any number of Italian restaurants in the city - Lupa and Babbo, for example, are in a completly different league. Trattoria del Arte is a much better bet. Finally, the service was overbearing, and sans enthusiasm.

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★★★☆☆

I am a native New Yorker who dines out often and am a certified "foodie". My recommendation - don't go here. This is an ultra-expensive suburban restaurant masquerading as a great NYC restaurant. The food is overpriced, but more importantly, simply mediocre. You're much better off going to any number of Italian restaurants in the city - Lupa and Babbo, for example, are in a completly different league. Trattoria del Arte is a much better bet. Finally, the service was overbearing, and sans enthusiasm.

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I took clients here and we all loved the space and the food was great too. I will def. be back.

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★★★★★

I took clients here and we all loved the space and the food was great too. I will def. be back.

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The Food! The wine! The Service! All impecable. This is really the best new resturant in NYC!!!!

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★★★★★

The Food! The wine! The Service! All impecable. This is really the best new resturant in NYC!!!!

Pros: Food, Wine, experience

Cons: none!

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There is no question the food is top notch - but it comes at a heavy price. Had I known dinner for two would push near $400 there are other destinations in the city I would prefer.

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★★★☆☆

There is no question the food is top notch - but it comes at a heavy price. Had I known dinner for two would push near $400 there are other destinations in the city I would prefer.

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When spending this kind of money you expect the best. You certainly don't get this here. The food was aveage at best. I've had better veal dishes at my local Italian restaurant, and the Napoleon everyone is raving about was awful. The waiter messed up two of the dishes and the table was left dirty after each course. You are better off at any of the other top rated restaurants if you are looking for a true dining experience.

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★☆☆☆☆

When spending this kind of money you expect the best. You certainly don't get this here. The food was aveage at best. I've had better veal dishes at my local Italian restaurant, and the Napoleon everyone is raving about was awful. The waiter messed up two of the dishes and the table was left dirty after each course. You are better off at any of the other top rated restaurants if you are looking for a true dining experience.

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A sensational new space - unique design that is elegant and sexy! Top food and service. Soon to be among the most popular in NYC!

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★★★★★

A sensational new space - unique design that is elegant and sexy! Top food and service. Soon to be among the most popular in NYC!

Pros: Architecture, Food, Service

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This will easily be one of New Yorks best restaurants. The food and service are off the charts, and the boys at Val Bella will make you feel like a king. If you love good wine, this is the place for you. The wine list reads like a top 100 list from Wine Aficionado, and they always have great recommendations. If you have room for dessert, try the Napoleon, it will blow you away. This place is the BEST of the BEST

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★★★★★

This will easily be one of New Yorks best restaurants. The food and service are off the charts, and the boys at Val Bella will make you feel like a king. If you love good wine, this is the place for you. The wine list reads like a top 100 list from Wine Aficionado, and they always have great recommendations. If you have room for dessert, try the Napoleon, it will blow you away. This place is the BEST of the BEST

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It used to be that I would have to travel up I95 to Riverside CT. to enjoy one of the best restaurants I have ever been to...Finally Valbella comes to Manhattan. Leave it to David to pick the hottest spot in town. Perfection! Gorgeous place. Unbeatable service. Jeff is on of the most knowledgeable sommeliers I have ever met. Two wine cellars, one of which has a private dining table. The food is off the charts. You have to get the napoleon for dessert. Amazing!

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★★★★★

It used to be that I would have to travel up I95 to Riverside CT. to enjoy one of the best restaurants I have ever been to...Finally Valbella comes to Manhattan. Leave it to David to pick the hottest spot in town. Perfection! Gorgeous place. Unbeatable service. Jeff is on of the most knowledgeable sommeliers I have ever met. Two wine cellars, one of which has a private dining table. The food is off the charts. You have to get the napoleon for dessert. Amazing!

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Great food, great service. If you are looking for a restaurant in the city, this is the place to go. They have a great menu and amazing specials. They cater to anything you want. The restaurant is absolutely beautiful and very well run. I can't wait to go there again!

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★★★★★

Great food, great service. If you are looking for a restaurant in the city, this is the place to go. They have a great menu and amazing specials. They cater to anything you want. The restaurant is absolutely beautiful and very well run. I can't wait to go there again!

Pros: good food, great wine list, great ambience

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This upscale contemporary Italian reasturant combines excellent food with a vast array of fine wines. The prompt courteous service and exquisite ambience make this one of New York's top restaurants!

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★★★★★

This upscale contemporary Italian reasturant combines excellent food with a vast array of fine wines. The prompt courteous service and exquisite ambience make this one of New York's top restaurants!

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Wow! Talk about Wine. This place has got one of the largest and finest wine lists that I have ever seen. These are wines that until now I could only read about. The food was out of this world and the sevice was impeccable. This is New Yorks newest gem!

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★★★★★

Wow! Talk about Wine. This place has got one of the largest and finest wine lists that I have ever seen. These are wines that until now I could only read about. The food was out of this world and the sevice was impeccable. This is New Yorks newest gem!

Pros: Wine, Food, Service

 

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