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Flute Midtown

$$ - $$$European,
205 W. 54th St., New York City, NY 10019
+1 212-265-5169
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“sampler” (2 reviews)
“spring rolls” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
European, Wine Bar
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
205 W. 54th St., New York City, NY 10019
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1 - 10 of 74 reviews

Reviewed 30 August 2017

This is an originally old speakeasy that has changed hands a few times but maintains the original feel. The history is incredible and the drinks are even better.

Thank Cspear
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

My fiancé and I have been coming here for over 6 years now. I can't even begin to tell you how much I love this place! This was an old speakeasy "back in the day". The look is very classic. The lighting is dim and...More

Thank SteelersChick84
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 22 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 12 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 75
Cuisine
European, Wine Bar
Meals
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Monday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday
4:00 pm - 3:00 am
Friday
4:00 pm - 4:00 am
Saturday
4:00 pm - 4:00 am
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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