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
The 21 Club is a wonderful restaurant to ...
The 21 Club is a wonderful restaurant to celebrate something special - anniversary, birthday, etc., or just a great dinner with friends. The food and the service is exceptional AND its history dating back to the early 20th Century is fascinating. A must location when visiting NYC or just when wanting a great dinner in a nice upscale location.
clearly down in terms of service compare ...
clearly down in terms of service compared to my previous experiences,
the famous "speakeasy" tartare is no longer prepared besides the table , it comes "standard" even not asking how you prefer it!
Not recommendable anymore, kind off "i do not care" attitude at the front desk
As always 21 was an excellent dining exp ...
As always 21 was an excellent dining experience. The service is exceptional and the food is of 5 star quality. Every need was attended to. This was a dinner to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary and 21 treated us like royalty.
Thank you 21 for a memorable evening.
We have had wonderful dinners at 21, and ...
We have had wonderful dinners at 21, and expected more of same, but my entree of filet and potato puff was sub par. We were given credit on our bill for it. Disappointed with my meal. My wife's Dover sole was very good and the baked Alaska was delightful.
Once a classic, always a classic. I had ...
Once a classic, always a classic. I had feared that the venerable 21 Club would have lost some of its sparkle after the renovation, but this former speakeasy still shines on for it's wonderful convivial atmosphere (we chose to sit in the Bar Room, of course...so should you), fantastic service and wonderful (pricey but worth it) American comfort food. And of course great cocktails and a long, extensive wine list with some VERY reasonably priced wines (I found an excellent Cote du Rhone for under $50). It's one of the few places left in the city that has a dress code and still requires a jacket for men (show some class and put on a tie as well!). I have never--not even once--had a bad meal there or an evening that was less than special. As a native New Yorker, I am so glad that this place lives on.
We celebrated my daughter's birthday at ...
We celebrated my daughter's birthday at 21 Club. My son-in law, my daughter and I had a great time thanks to the staff at 21 Club! We were greeted warmly with a smile from Phil, the maître d' and he seated us at a really good table. Mauricio, our waiter, was very accommodating. I asked him if I could have an entre which was on the prix fixe menu even though I was ordering from the a la carte menu. No problem. Our friendly sommelier suggested a great wine to accompany our meals. my daughter's dessert had a birthday candle. Every member of the staff at the 21 Club, from the doorman on, makes each guest feel welcome and special!
The 21 Club is a unique, historic and fu ...
The 21 Club is a unique, historic and fun location for drinks, dinner and celebrations. The ambiance is old school upscale pub with a horsey theme — very warm and inviting in a classic way. Service and food are impeccable, friendly and efficient. It is a perfect spot for a special occasion dinner or for after theater drinks in the bar area.
Outstanding dining experience in all res ...
Outstanding dining experience in all respects. I dined there with my daughter, who is Vegan and allergic to nuts. The waiter was impeccable, and had the Chef create amazing dishes for her. She loved everything about 21. It is truly a special place.
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.
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