I have eaten many times in the Meatpacking District Valbella over the years, but this was my first visit to the Midtown location. I visited for dinner with a group of 20 work colleagues on a weeknight. The restaurant is a bit tucked away on 53rd street, leaving room for a patio with a few tables. We started the meal with some appetizers and drinks on the patio. It was a bit chilly on an April evening, but the apps kept coming in the best Valbella style. At Valbella, one of the biggest challenges is moderate your appetizer intake so as to leave some room for the actual entrees. We dined in the private room on the second floor. The room is big enough for maybe 25 people, with a huge table in the middle. The primi piatti dishes were shared family style, and included a couple of tasty and rich pasta dishes - something that normally would have constituted a meal for me. For the main, I had halibut with tomato sauce, which was absolutely delicious. I have rarely had as moist and fine-grained halibut. It definitely exceeded my expectations. I did not much care for my dessert, a creme brulee, as it was a bit too dry and thick for my taste - I prefer my creme brulee silky and almost a bit runny. All in all, a fantastic dining experience, but bring a thick wallet and a big appetite!