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Flute Midtown

) #2,188 of 9,275 Restaurants in New York City $$ - $$$ , , European
205 W. 54th St., New York City, NY 10019
+1 212-265-5169
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Wine Bar, Bar, European
$$ - $$$
205 W. 54th St., New York City, NY 10019
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Reviewed 22 May 2017

Came here with a group following a show. We had a reservation for 20 people made several weeks in advance. Our party showed up on time and the staff was totally unprepared for us. The place was packed and very noisy. The staff worked hard...More

Thank David_Laurie6
Reviewed 27 March 2017

We were there for an art event called "Dr. Sketchy" where we sketched a model in vintage clothing. The bar was open and there was a good selection of beer, wine, champagne, and signature drinks available. The atmosphere is very classy and fun and the...More

Thank artistJoan
Reviewed 21 March 2017

We dropped in to Flute between a Broadway show and a concert at Carnegie Hall. There is a nice selection of champagnes, most of which I didn't know as many are not in the "mainstream" of champagnes in the US. We loved that there was...More

Thank KLGri
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Always wonderful to return to a place and it is still meeting my standards. I love this place. Happy Hour offers buy one get one free from 5 to 8 pm. While the prices for champagne are always high, on Tuesdays, this is the best...More

1  Thank Randi4712
Reviewed 2 March 2017

The drinks are great and the atmosphere is super sexy. Get the Champagne sampler and then move to a crafted cocktail and appetizers!

Thank swheeler68
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

The bar was empty, so that helped! Had the whole place to ourselves! Champagne was awesome and I recommend doing the tasting ones. It's a bit pricey when you add on the food plates (we had the cheese & meats one) but it was enough...More

Thank leahmichaela
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Popped in after a night at the theatre, only one or two other couples present and the bartender was extremely friendly and happy. He gave some great recommendations for beers and champagne for the other half and gave service with a smile. Prices were good,...More

Thank Sean D
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Great place to go for champagne. Small, dark and private. Highly recommended. Ambiance is awesome and the champagne and staff are great too

Thank Tom A
Reviewed 5 October 2016

We came here before at the beginning of the year and made sure we incorporated it into a Birthday weekend in the city as it is both quiet and romantic. We tried two of the champagne flights so that we could sample several different champagnes,...More

Thank Scott G
Reviewed 14 September 2016

I had a birthday party here on a Thursday evening with 7 of us and it was a decent spot, especially for the neighborhood. I called ahead to make sure the happy hour prices would be available to our group. We all liked the strong...More

Thank ajefferson2015
This is the iconic New York that so many visitors
imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like
the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building,
iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal
and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop
hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is
a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of
store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$75
Wine Bar, Bar, European
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 03:00
16:00 - 04:00
16:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 205 W. 54th St., New York City, NY 10019
    (Broadway and Seventh Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: The N/R line stops at 57th Street and 7th Avenue, take the 55th Street exit. The 1/9 line stops at 59th Street and Broadway, take the 57th Street exit
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-265-5169
Down a short flight of stairs from the sidewalk, but worlds away from the bustle of Midtown Manhattan, Flûte Midtown operates in a space that was once a speakeasy run by the notorious Texas Guinan. Texas Guinan was infamous for her brazen disregard of Prohibition, her army of scantily clad showgirls, her witty catch-phrases and her string of New York nightclubs where writers, socialites and shady types rubbed elbows. Flûte Midtown’s speakeasy history is preserved in its subtle lighting, cocktail menu and honeycomb of intimate booths, and it continues the tradition of providing a haven to the chic, the literary, the night owls and those in-the-know. On the last Saturday of every month, Club Wit’s End brings the Jazz Age roaring back with live hot jazz and period apparel.
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