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Flute 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
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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Holbrook, NY
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140 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 staff is great.

Thank artistJoan
Providence, Rhode Island
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259 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 a champagne tasting class going on (we would have done that if we didn't have... More 

Thank KLGri
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60 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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 deal in town. Also try the appetizers, all are delicious. Flutes is romantic with quiet... More 

Thank Randi4712
Baltimore, Maryland
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 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
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
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 

Thank leahmichaela
North West, UK
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 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 

Thank Sean D
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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
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62 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 

Thank Scott G
New York City, New York
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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 

Thank ajefferson2015
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 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 

Thank Tom C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$75
Bar, European, Wine Bar
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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