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 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.
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!
Great meal at the 21 Club. Recently had ...
Great meal at the 21 Club. Recently had the pleasure of taking my son to lunch here. From the moment we arrived we were greeted by the warm and professional staff. Wonderful old school vibe. The waiter was very attentive. We both enjoyed our steaks prepared med rare as ordered.
The dessert we ordered was a delicious well balanced chocolate lava cake with fresh berries and vanilla ice cream. We can't wait to come back.
Nice and typical American style restaura ...
Nice and typical American style restaurant. There's a small garden in the front of the restaurant so if you arrive earlier than your friends it's a good place to sit. Cocktails is a little bit pricy but there's a variety of choices. The grilled steak on the prefix lunch menu is surprisingly good. It's a good place to have lunch with friends in business.
Stayed in New York for four days and wan ...
Stayed in New York for four days and wanted to take our nine year old daughter to a really special and iconic restaurant. She (and we) loved it. Great service and plenty on menu for her to choose from. Would recommend without hesitation. Can't wait to visit again.
The service was attentive. Wonderful wa ...
The service was attentive. Wonderful waiter. Explained the history of the restaurant. We sat at Fred Trump's "Table". We went for restaurant week menu. Delicious food. Must go there once in your lifetime, and the least expensive way is through Restaurant Week. We were treated so well and the drinks were exquisite.
A Restaurant Week favorite. Enjoy the h ...
A Restaurant Week favorite. Enjoy the history, the great service and the atmosphere. Portions are a bit small but that's understandable. Good wine bargains. Our waiter Mike was especially attentive and thoughtful as was our maitre d' .
Thank you for an overall delightful lunch experience.
J Maxwell Barrett
I had high expectations for this place, ...
I had high expectations for this place, but much to my surprise, I found the food to be absolutely tasteless and terrible. I thought I was the only one feeling this way, but both my friends commented on how terrible their entrees were; we all got something difference. The place itself was really nice. Also, our waiter only checked on us once during our entire stay.
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