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Flute Midtown

$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Midtown
Bar, European, Wine Bar
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205 W. 54th St., New York City, NY 10019 (Broadway and Seventh Avenue)
+1 212-265-5169
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16:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Wed 16:00 - 02:00
Thu 16:00 - 03:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 04:00
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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 for 4 of us to share. A lovely little place for an hour or 2,... More 

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Thank leahmichaela
North West, UK
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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, seating was comfortable and the atmosphere nice, quiet and relaxed. Would happily return for a... More 

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Thank Sean D
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5 of 5 bubbles 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

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Thank Tom A
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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, followed by a couple of champagne cocktails. As a result, it was pricey, but what... More 

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Thank Scott G
New York City, New York
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 champagne mojitos and the intimate atmosphere in a cubby with curtains and fabric benches. But... More 

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Thank ajefferson2015
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Booked Flute on line with a Groupon for an after theatre extended birthday celebration for my wife. We were greeted by the manager Greg who was very friendly and just a really nice guy. Ordered two wine cocktails and upgraded our groupon food selection to the cheese and fruit board which was lovely. Also ordered more food and champagne from... More 

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Thank Tom C
Long Island, NY
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Such a great place with a lounge type feel. Great champagne and not overly crowded. Good small eats.

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New york
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

We went for cocktails last night and I was extremely impressed. It's the first time we were there and, atlhough it was just girlfriends' catch-up, we were truly impressed with the ambiance - would definitely take a date here. It's a small, lowly lit and intimate space with comfy sofas and small tables. We had the champagne mojito which was... More 

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Blacklick, United States
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109 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

This is the second time I have been here. Really cute for couples. Music was a bit loud that it's trouble hearing the ppl across from me. The wait staff was on it!!!! Both friendly and attentive. The drinks were just ok, I should had just stuck with Champaign. Not really a big food menu, just really stuff to nibble... More 

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UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

We visited Flute first when we visited New York in 2014 and we had such a fabulous time that we wanted to visit again on this trip to New York. I had the choice of three flavoured kir royales - raspberry, mandarin and almond. All were delicious. My husband tried the dark and stormy which was rum, ginger beer and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$75
Cuisine
Bar, European, Wine Bar
Meals
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 02:00
Monday
16:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 02:00
Thursday
16:00 - 03:00
Friday
16:00 - 04:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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Midtown
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