About 21 Club
New York, NY 10019
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
Always a winner for me! Very businessli ...
Always a winner for me! Very businesslike as usual and a vibrant scene. No food specials tonite which have been a great addition to their traditional menu in the past. A great place for business and special occasions!
Crowded and claustrophobic. Fish was ov ...
Crowded and claustrophobic. Fish was overcooked. A neighboring table's fish dish smelled so strongly that I feared what we might be served when ours was delivered. Thankfully, it didn't have the fishy smell of our neighbor's, but it was still disappointing in texture (rubbery). Could not recommend this establishment based on quality as compared to cost.
Have enjoyed this venerable restaurant s ...
Have enjoyed this venerable restaurant since the 60's and love that it never changes: jackets for men, wonderful American speakeasy kinda food, attentive service, great pours, same decor, and oh so comfortable...and pricey. Well worth it !
I have only dined at 21 a couple of time ...
I have only dined at 21 a couple of times in the past ten years, and in both instances greatly enjoyed their classic chicken hash - delicious! Unfortunately when I returned this weekend I discovered a very different dish - dry and lacking effort. The souffle followed suit. The meal overall was a disappointment. While the service was still high caliber, the price tag was unfortunately no longer commensurate with the experience.
Disapointed with my experience at the 21 ...
Disapointed with my experience at the 21 Club on Friday Jan. 6th mainly due to the food but the service was not as it typically is either. The staff were not on top of their game as the feel was just not the same as in my previous visits here. Usually they make you feel really special but that was not the case this evening. Now on to the food. Mom ordered the Filet and ordered it medium well. It was not prepared properly as it came out medium. She did not say anything to me about it and just ate the sides that were more done. When I noticed I mentioned it to our server and he offered to take it back and have them cook it more... But we were finishing up and she did not want them to do that and we had a play to get to. He said ok and he would tell the chef. No apology from him or anyone. I was just going to let this go but when given this opportunity to give my review I felt it important to do so. Normally it is a great experience at the 21 Club but not his night and that was disappointing to me because Mom has heard me talk about the restaurant for years.
Our family was very disappointed in our ...
Our family was very disappointed in our evening here. We were put in a very tight corner, the wait staff was very stand offish, never engaged with us, and left us to ask for everything we needed.
The seafood tower was less than impressive, Chicken dish was tasteless, red meat dishes were fine. Spent $500 on a night out with my
Family that was supposed to be a great experience for our teenage boys as to how to dine at an exclusive place in a great city. Sad experience for all of us.
If looking for a nice place I would highly advise against it. Never will I do this again.
One of our favorite restaurants in the w ...
One of our favorite restaurants in the world! Typifies NYC. Great people watching. Diners sitting around you are very friendly. I was there to celebrate my birthday, and when the waiter arrived with a little comlimentary dessert, the ENTIRE room sang Happy Birthday! Can't beat that!!
Food was very good, atmosphere was wonde ...
Food was very good, atmosphere was wonderful...very festive. Unfortunately, our waiter did not seem like he wanted to deal with us....he behaved in a gruff, impatient manner....maybe too much holiday stress? Anyway, have had many wonderful dinners in the past, here so will keep coming back...service in the past was always top notch!
Although this is a New York experience e ...
Although this is a New York experience everyone said we needed to try I was hugely underwhelmed. We arrived on time for our reservation but were told our table was not ready and that we should wait in the bar. Even though there was only 1 other small group in the bar we had to wait 10 minutes for our drinks. After delivering our drinks the bartender ignored us by talking with other employees and did not check back on us the entire time we were there. 20 minutes past our reservation time, I went back to the host to inquire about our table. He informed me that it was not ready yet and to "check back with him in a while." Again there were no other parties waiting to be seated so I assumed he would come to the bar to tell us when the table was ready. 15 minutes later I returned to the host to inquire about our table to be told "I was just coming to get you because I was waiting for you to come back." Once seated at our table (small and located in the very back corner of the restaurant) the poor service continued through out our meal. Our waiter was not informative about the menu, slow to bring any item we ordered and I had to ask for the check 2 times before it was brought to the table. The food was not memorable and the wine list was overpriced.
There are many fabulous restaurants in NYC. This isn't one of them!
This place is great- if terribly expensi ...
This place is great- if terribly expensive. I got a salad-which was good- just not $33 good. My husband got a hamburger which also was good - just not $36 good. Parking next door was a nightmare -over an hour before an attendant showed up. The wait staff was fast and everyone in there was in a suit and nice high end outfit- lace gowns etc. It is definitely an experience- just expect a $200 lunch bill.
While there was nothing wrong with 21 Cl ...
While there was nothing wrong with 21 Club, it was just sort of blah. When our table was finally ready at 9:10, 25 mins after our 8:45 reservation it was wedged into a corner. The host had to pull the table out to make room for my wife to squeeze into her seat. I felt like we were right on top of the next table. We went to 21 Club more out of curiosity than real desire to go there, the jacket and no jeans rule is silly as people had on jackets and pants that looked like they were only worn once per year.
We always order our appetizer and indicate that might be all we are eating to gauge the wait staff reaction. A negative reaction always is an indication of the rest of the service and our desire to stay or not. We decided based on the waiter reaction to have only an appetizer, dessert and cordial. We skipped dinner as it had gotten late.
Overall 21 Club was not awful but if you desire blah food, silly dress code and high prices be my guest.
We went to the 21 Club based on the reco ...
We went to the 21 Club based on the recommendation of friends who had gone years ago. With all of the options in New York City giving up an evening for dinner in the city should be epic and for the price point it was expected. The food was good, very good in fact but not based on the prices charged. When I am paying $61 for a filet I want it to be a mind blowing experience. It was good, it was not mind blowing. The Sea Bass was flavorful but not filling and the chicken honestly was the best thing we ordered. What we found most interesting is when we ordered martinis and asked for Bleu Cheese olives on the side the server informed us that they charge extra for the olives, this was fine. My daughter ordered Arnold Palmers (lemonade and unsweet tea) and the server never told us that they were individually priced. You tell me about olives but not non alcoholic drinks? The décor was beautiful and very classic. The toys on the ceiling were interesting and sparked conversation but not too much conversation as there were about eight inches between our table and the one next to us. Service was fine, nothing that stood out, but nothing wrong. We were told to get the burger which we did not get so I suppose I would get the burger if going to the 21 Club was a bucket list experience.
It was exciting to be in a place with so ...
It was exciting to be in a place with so much history but like many NY gems it has become a tourist trap for families with too much money. As my friend said when we left, "Sinatra is rolling over in his grave with this crowd."
Food is mediocre at best, good ingredien ...
Food is mediocre at best, good ingredients and presentation but everything is plain, burger arrived well done instead of medium. Same story with four courses. BUT, if you don't mind spending that amount of money for visiting an "establishment" such as this then knock yourself out. Not sure why the rich and famous would unless they have no taste (wouldn't surprise me). Even the coffee was 5/10.
Terrible. We waited 40 mins for our tabl ...
Terrible. We waited 40 mins for our table, by 10pm we still had not had starters. Treated like second rate citizens, as non Americans, service poor, manners of the staff unacceptable and a very disappointing experience.
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