About 21 Club
Attentive service, fine American cuisine, a Grand Award-winning wine list and unique, historical surroundings set ‘21’ apart. Once a glamorous speakeasy, today '21' is one of the most celebrated restaurants in New York City. In addition to our two restaurants, the Bar Room and 'Upstairs', this four-story townhouse features ten private party rooms ideal for celebrations, meetings and banquets, including the legendary Prohibition-era Wine Cellar.
DRESS CODE: No jeans or sneakers. Jackets are necessary for gentlemen.
NOTE: Kindly note that our prix fixe menus are not available November 30th - December 31st.
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: 12:00-2:30pm Monday-Friday
Dinner: 5:30-10:00pm Monday-Friday, 5:30pm-11:00pm Saturday
Upstairs at '21': Dinner: 5:30-10:00pm Friday and Saturday
Between 5th and 6th Avenues
$50 and over
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
'21' offers 10 beautifully appointed private event rooms, including the legendary Prohibition-era wine cellar, ideal for family celebrations and corporate events. Parties of 10 to 200 for lunch or dinner and up to 450 for a reception will enjoy the Grand Award-winning wine list, splendid American cuisine, and unsurpassed service. In-house professional planning services ensure every detail of your event.
Self-Park Garage next door (31 W. 52nd St.) Reduced parking available through www.21club.com
1/9 to 50th Street/Broadway
E/V to 53rd Street/Fifth Avenue
B/D/R to Rockefeller Center
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Conveniently located in midtown, '21' offers 10 private rooms in an elegant townhouse setting. Parties of 10 to 200 for lunch or dinner and up to 450 for a reception will enjoy our Grand Award-winning wine list, superb American cuisine, and discreetly attentive service.
21 Club Ratings and Reviews
I haven't been to 21 in many years, and ...
I haven't been to 21 in many years, and I came away so happy, but upset with myself that I hadn't made this my favorite restaurant in NYC many years. I think I blocked it out because of the completely wrong perception that it was so much more than other NY restaurants and it was nearly impossible to get a reservation. How wrong I was, and have been for many years. When you are in your 20's.and 30's, everything seemed expensive in the city. In today's world in NYC even the smallest, non-descript, places cost as much, if not more than the 21 Club! Great food, service, ambiance , and a feeling of the history and famous patrons who sat where you are sitting in the past 80 or so years, makes it a truly rewarding experience. I hope to return many times and I strongly suggest others do the same.
21 Club has been my wife's favorite NYC ...
21 Club has been my wife's favorite NYC stop for a few years now. Classic ambiance, impeccable service, and a great steak. We usually get the ribeye and split it with an appetizer. If you haven't tried this classic establishment, go. You won't be sorry.
I have been a fan of 21 Club for decades ...
I have been a fan of 21 Club for decades. Old school, clubby fantastic atmosphere. I was very disappointed with my recent visit. We were seated on time in the center section of the Bar Room at a banquette. I was hosting a couple that had not been there before. I asked the waiter to explain the history--he brought over a Captain. I told him I had been coming to 21 Club for decades--his response was, "then how come I have never seen you before." I live in Texas and travel to NYC several times year--21 Club is usually on my agenda. I learned during his brief talk that I was usually seated in the far section from the entrance which they refer to as Siberia. Nice. He followed with a very lackluster, unenthusiastic description. I had to prompt him to explain the ceiling hangings and the speakeasy history. We ordered drinks and a dozen East Coast oysters. We had to send the oysters back which we replaced with West Coast. They were better, but far from the best. We were not starving so decided to split a hamburger--ordered medium, caesar salad and were stumped on what else to order. The chicken hash was suggested. I had never had it and know it has been on the menu forever, so I decided to give it a try. The hamburger arrived basically raw and the chicken hash was terrible. Prior to dinner I asked the wine steward for a recommendation. He offered 2 selections from the same vineyard. One was an older vintage and the other younger. The older vintage was double the price. Since I was entertaining I asked his opinion if the more expensive was worth the price tag, which is recommended. We were not impressed. All in all the evening was a bust except for the delightful Europeans sitting next to us which we thoroughly enjoyed visiting with. I will give 21 Club another chance. However if it does not live up, I will strike it from my list. NYC has plenty of options, especially for a $700 dinner for 3 people.
As a classic institution, I was disappoi ...
As a classic institution, I was disappointed today. The air conditioning was malfunctioning, I asked three times if I could remove my jacket (finally was "approved" ) and the wines were poorly advised. My wife asked if the tuna was spicy, she was told no. It was too spicy. Our main courses were fine. Burger was excellent but not sure if worth $36 on its own. The ambiance is lovely. I should have stuck with the house Hobbs cabernet however. After a glass of the house Hobbs, I ordered a 2011 Bordeaux and they brought me a 2013 without declaring the updated year. Then took the sommelier's recommendation on a 2010 Bordeaux (in theory better than 2011) and it felt turned. I felt like I couldn't send back another bottle. Overall, a big disappointment for a place my father used to rave about in the 80s and 90s. Won't be back.
The restaurant severed what may have bee ...
The restaurant severed what may have been the best steak that we had ever ordered in any restaurant. Our server and wait staff were beyond excellent. While very professional, they were all very nice. Gave us some fun facts and interesting history plus made my daughter's 21st birthday celebration more than special. Beautiful setting, nice and quiet for the ability to have pleasant conversation.
Went to the 21 Club for a special occasi ...
Went to the 21 Club for a special occasion. Easily one of the best dining experiences ever. Exceeded our high expectations. Service and food 5 star. This coming from a professional cook, 25 years in the biz. Drop what your doing and go right now. . . Don't go on a hot day though. AC wasn't working to well.
Very disappointing experience. Hadn't be ...
Very disappointing experience. Hadn't been in years and while the interior is the same, it was really an overpriced disappointment. When I arrived on time for my 1230 reservation I was shown to a table next to the service station in an almost empty dining room -- which never got more than half full. I complained and was given a slightly better table but any maitre 'd who pulls that stunt automatically gets a negative review. The waitstaff were fine, but the air conditioning wasn't working and the famous 21 hamburgers were nothing special and certainly not worth the exorbitant prices
The 21 Club was wonderful in every way! ...
The 21 Club was wonderful in every way! The decor in the Bar Room was incredible (toys hanging from the ceiling brought in from CEO's, professional athletes, political figures, and celebrities), the 21 burger lived up to the hype and more, and the waitstaff was friendly & personable. We're kicking ourselves for waiting so long to pay this place a visit!
The food was terrific, the ambience love ...
The food was terrific, the ambience lovely and the 21 Club is always a treat. BUT when we ordered a $35 bottle of White Burgundy with the Restaurant Week Menu our waiter reacted with dismay, saying no one ever ordered it. The waiter then mostly ignored us for the meal, never even asking if we wanted coffee or an after-dinner drink. By contrast, the Sommelier was absolutely charming and he and we loved the white burgundy, and the bartender where we went to sit for a nightcap was terrific.
If you are looking for old school NYC, t ...
If you are looking for old school NYC, this is it. Classic and old fashioned all around but an icon that is worth the experience if it is something on your list! Food was good but not spectacular, as there are so many great places to eat in the city with more creative and modern flare. But they did the basics well.
Went during restaurant week. Will come b ...
Went during restaurant week. Will come back anytime!! This place is fabulous. It is a true NY experience. The service, food, ambiance all superior. Consider the prix fixe as that is the real bargain. Regardless, worth the experience.
The service is the best of any restauran ...
The service is the best of any restaurant I have ever been to. Knowledgable, friendly, and efficient from the waiters, maitre d' and the washroom attendants. The food is very good and the ambiance is unique. I look forward to my next visit. The parking for $15.00 is a steal!
The 21 Club comes through again. Been t ...
The 21 Club comes through again. Been there several times before and it, once again, didn't disappoint. Brought 2 first-timers there for lunch, and they enjoyed the experience as well. A real bargain for $29 during Restaurant Week.
Honestly, when dining with the 21 Club y ...
Honestly, when dining with the 21 Club you come in with high expectations; however, our expectations were served a lackluster experience.
The food, while artfully prepared, lacked flavor in most cases. The caesar salad was watery and wilted. The foie gras had more of a sausage consistency than a pate. The fish was delicious, but the steak was fatty. The desserts did not make us want to rave about the place.
The kicker is when our table was forgotten about by the staff at the end. While waiting for our dessert, our waters were never filled, no drinks were offered, and 30 minutes later our dessert had yet to be deliver. Just a sour experience to top it off.
For years on years, the 21 Club has been ranked among the highest places to eat, but there are better and more notable restaurants.
It was a fun place and maybe not exactly ...
It was a fun place and maybe not exactly what I expected. For all its reputation I was thinking something more along the lines of Delmonico's with fine table cloths and top rate service but this was a little more kitchsy with lots of memorabilia and kin knacks. Still, really fun place with a lot of history. They make s really great cocktail. It's a fun place with lively atmosphere and the food is not bad at all.
This is a wonderful old-world restaurant ...
This is a wonderful old-world restaurant that I like to get to annually. Service is always great -
I have a feeling their staff has been there for years. Food is always delicious. I have never had a dish I did not love.
We come here twice a year for Restaurant ...
We come here twice a year for Restaurant Week. We are usually in and out in an hr. One person couldn't make it so we alerted them of that fact. They seated us 1/2 hour AFTER our reservation time, and we got there on time, on our lunch hour. Went up to the a couple of times to check our status. They told us we should be seated in 4-5 mins. Fifteen minutes later, we were still waiting. They said they'll get us in and out. I asked "in a 1/2 hr?" since we only had 1/2 hr left. They responded 45 mins. When we were seated, we saw plenty of empty tables next to ours. They claimed a group of ppl just finished, which was not true because we were waiting for seats at the door the whole time. Needless to say, our lunch hour ended up being 1 1/2 hours. Food was good but annoyed that they did not respect our reservation time. Nor did they tell us or give us a heads up they were running late when we announced ourselves. I'll be further annoyed if they had our table for our reservation time but waited on giving us a table suited for the number of people we were reduced to (1 less), delaying our seats assignments.
I also had issues with the person answering the phones for reservations. She seemed annoyed from just answering the phones. Changed reservation time once, when I tried to cancel our reservations the following week, she was annoyed right off the bat after picking up the phone. Proceeded to yell at me for already changing my reservations once before. I understand restaurants would all like diners to keep their reservations, but things happen, I don't need to justify my reasons for making changes but I think this woman's job is to guilt you into not changing your reservations, or don't call her at all.
Of all the times I've been here, this has got to be the hands down worst experience, ever.
To be clear, food and waitstaff were great. Issues were with front desk/host and reservations desk.
Was celebrating my 25 year old son's suc ...
Was celebrating my 25 year old son's success at his new job in the area. Took advantage of the Restaurant Week menu. Truly think such wonderful chefs (and management) could have made an effort to improve the choices.
We had a cocktail while waiting for gues ...
We had a cocktail while waiting for guests and the bartenders were very friendly and attentive. The waiter, although quite friendly, took an extraordinarily long time to arrive at the table and take our order. The food was fine but not worth the high price.
We went for "Restaurant Week". The food ...
We went for "Restaurant Week". The food was at best mediocre. The service at our table was fairly good but wait staff dropped forks and one table had something dumped on them and had to move to another table. We thought the restaurant would be a bit more elegant. The hanging plastic trucks, old footballs, etc. made it more on the tacky side, in our opinion. It was very loud and therefore difficult to have a conversation.
We felt pampered by the excellent servic ...
We felt pampered by the excellent service. This was our first time at the 21 Club despite being diehard lifelong New Yorkers. Most of our fellow diners appeared to be locals having business lunches, not tourists. The restaurant has a dress code and feels like a special, clubby place, with dark wood and sports objects hanging from above. We went during restaurant week and had the 3 course lunch. Everything was delicious but a standout was the molten lava chocolate cake. I was a bit surprised that my husband's wine was only $8 per glass but my Diet Cokes were $6 each!
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