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21 Club
21 Club

21 Club Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.21club.com
  • Phone: (212) 582-7200
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: 12:00-2:30pm Monday-Saturday

    Dinner: 5:30-10:00pm Monday-Friday, 5:30pm-11:00pm Saturday

    Upstairs at '21': Dinner: 5:30-10:00pm Tuesday-Saturday
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Sylvain Delpique
  • Dress Code: Jacket Required
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: '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.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 5th and 6th Avenues
  • Public Transit: 1/9 to 50th Street/Broadway
    E/V to 53rd Street/Fifth Avenue
    B/D/R to Rockefeller Center
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Self-Park Garage next door (31 W. 52nd St.) Reduced parking available through www.21club.com
A word from 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.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Great old-school New York kind of place. Excellent service and delicious food and full of patrons who have been going there for years and years. It has a great ambience, fun decor and one the whole it was an excellent meal."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Had a 9 pm reservation but there was no one to greet and seat guests. I had to flag someone down to get seated. Once we sat down the waiter brought a menu and I asked if they had restaurant week offerings (as with some places you need to ask specifically for the rw menu), and the waiter responded, "Will you let me talk?" The mood did not improve from there. At the end of the meal, my friend went to the restroom where someone insisted on applying hand soap for him and demanded tip even after he declined the service. The guy then responded, "What, have you never had such good service before?" Will not be coming back to this patronizing, condescending, and downright rude establishment."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "One never fails to have a good time at the 21 Club. Just go to the under $60 a bottle wine list or bin ends and order. The house beer is the best. After the waiter saw me switch glasses with my wife when she was not looking he brought her a free refill."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "This was our first time at 21 Club. Even though our lunch reservation was at 2:30pm, we were promptly seated at 2:15pm. The Bar Room's ceiling was beautifully decorated with mementos over the years. In addition, the Remington bronze sculptures and nautical paintings caught my attention. The service and food was impeccable, especially the perfectly braised baby lamb shank. Your restaurant is very fortunate to have Chef Delpique. The entire staff was very attentive, friendly, and professional. The entire dining experience from beginning to end was truly outstanding. We are looking forward to having dinner in the near future."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Though ratings for this restaurant aren't the highest, my experience was exceptional: service incredible, ambiance unique, and food superb -- the best lamb shank I've ever had, and a memorable cucumber-shrimp gaspacho. As a member of James Beard Foundation, I'm spoiled with good food, and this exceeded expectations. I will definitely return."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "I was impressed by the fact that most of their regular menu was available for restaurant week (except steaks of course) and the service was perfect. I would definitely go back!!"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "My third visit there and never ceases to impress. It's what NYC is all about!"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "This is a fun restaurant especially the ambience.The ceiling in the main dining room are especially unique. The food was delicious,especially the dessert. I wonder why management hasn't offered their two menus and swizzle sticks for sale since I figure at least most 75% of their clientele are out of towners."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "I went to 21 Club during Restaurant Week with two good friends. We were greeted warmly at the door and enjoyed a drink in the bar until our table was ready. The dining room is cozy and quirky. Service throughout dinner was excellent. The sommelier helped us choose a great bottle of wine. Our only complaint was actually the food, which was disappointing. We had cucumber gazpacho, asparagus and prosciutto, and grilled calamari to start, and they were almost great. The entrees were the most disappointing. The lamb shank was excellent and the potatoes with the roasted chicken were exceptional, but the grilled salmon was dry and overcooked. Dessert was average. I'm going to assume they just don't try too hard for restaurant week."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "My husband and I went to 21 Club last night for its restaurant week menu, and we left more than a little disappointed. Perhaps it's not fair to judge the restaurant, since we didn't partake in the steak or the wine. But the steak wasn't an option on the restaurant week menu. I have to say that we both found the food to be so-so. My husband had the lamb shank, and he pointed out he had a better lamb shank at a hole-in-the-wall moroccan restaurant a few weeks ago. The restaurant has a fascinating history, but I guess we didn't realize how much the place would feel like an old school country club. Half the patrons were the type of regulars who make condescending chit chat with the waiters and laugh at their own jokes. It just wasn't for us."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Wonderful place to have lunch with friends. Great food and service."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "21 is a 20th Century classic which has avoided being a mere antique. Vibrant atmosphere. Elegant service but not stuffy. Based on an earlier experience with a promotional offer, I was worried about being treated as second class customer if ordering Restaurant Week. Not so at all. They put RW choices right on main menu so that we didn't have to ask. Service was friendly and helpful when we opted for that."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "My wife and I were there during "restaurant week" and we were advised of this and given a reasonable option as to whether we should take advantage of it. An excellent menu presentation. Service and atmosphere were very good. The food was very good as well. We will return."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "We had the nicest time at 21. Our waiter and all the wait staff were excellent! The food was very good but after dining out all week the waiter makes the meal a wonderful memory or a regret. You can tell which restaurants train and expect excellence. We will return next trip"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "We were very disappointed that when a restaurant such as this involves itself in restaurant week that there is not one item on the restaurant week menu that allows one to enjoy what the restaurant is known for, steak!"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "My friend and I were permitted to chat at our table for 3 hours. Had a delicious and refreshing cucumber gazpacho, their signature hamburger and fries, and an ice cream sundae, plus a scotch (me) and a martini (my friend."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Visited for restaurant week lunch menu - ordered the grilled calamari, beef carpaccio, lamb shank, vanilla bean crème brulee. Grilled calamari and lamb shank are a must! The beef appetizer and crème brulee are nothing spectacular but still great. Great cocktail + wine list. Very intimate yet masculine and energetic. Great first experience overall!"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "not '21's fault, I went first 40 years ago during the days of the 3 martini lunch and cigars, and a great buzz to the place, power lunches and tourists were discreetly directed to Siberia upstairs. Over the years thanks to the smoking ban, breakfast meetings and political correctness it has slowly but surely changed ino a tourist attraction, mineral water etc. I was not even offered the wine list last visit and there was 1 lonely guy at the bar with a martini. Food and service as good as always, still one of the greatest places anywhere, just different now."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "This was our first ever Restaurant Week meal and it was a fine place to start. All the employees were friendly and helped us feel right at home. Due to the reputation of 21, we were apprehensive about this, but we felt comfortable from the outset. Our table was well situated so we both could admire the room (and the other diners, of course). We were pleasantly surprised at the size of the helpings -- from appetizers to desserts, they were ample -- and delicious. Why have we waited so long to participate in Restaurant Week? We'll not make that mistake again!"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "21 Club is a "must" on anyone's list of restaurants in New York. I wished we could have gotten there a little earlier to enjoy some drinks at the bar, because there is so much memorabilia to look at and entertain you. It's busy yet cozy. You won't be disappointed!!!!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I have lived in the city for over 20 years and this was my first visit. What a gem! Not for its cuisine, but for its ambiance , charm, history, and the most thoughtful service I have ever experienced. I will go back. I will go back. To clarify, the food is most acceptable...but dining is all about the experience...and the 21 Club delivers a wonderful experience!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "We had a lovely lunch in a beautiful atmosphere. The wait staff was terrific. Before we left, they pointed out the collection of Remington prints in the lounge. I wanted to take a photo of all the "stuff" hanging from the season, but it was too dark. It was not too dark to read the menu, as there were strategically placed lights shining on each table."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Went back after a long absence.The bar upfront is still solid; great service and pours. Back in the dining room is another story. The service is good and the wine list is adequate and well priced but don't expect to be wowed by anything on your plate. I have had a better Caesar at LaGuardia, the chicken hash was cold and just plain and the porterhouse was dry, thin and overpriced. Get the crab cake, steak tartar and a martini and you will be happy camper."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Salmon/crab coulis & crabcake appetizer and profiterole desserts get an A+. $34 burger and filet entrees, generously, a B-, but what was I thinking ordering filet at 21? I was too impressed by my sumptuous bargain Fortia Chateauneuf to notice the menu didn't specify standard (NY Strip) steak frites. Who serves bland filet with frites? Medium rare came out medium well. But enough of that. Go for Gregory, filling Reverend Robinson's shoes admirably; ask for the wine cellar tour and ask about all those trucks & helmets' origins. Skip the entrees, shamelessly order multiple appetizers and desserts. Enjoy the grand, if derivative, spectacle. There won't be another quite like it. A classic, like seeing Bobby Short, but 21's still here!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Refreshing to "step back" every now and then at what defines a restaurant. Just marvelous from the moment you are greeted at the door until you are escorted out upon completing your dining experience. Great prixe fix for lunch or go ala' carte, either way you will enjoy your meal. Great roasted mussels and the sole to die for. With all the fancy dishes being prepared in the "modern" restaurants, it's so nice to know where to find honest cooking that's great without the "smoke and mirrors"."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "It doesn't get much more New York than dining at 21."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "More and more expensive. Food does not measure up to the price."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "liked the ambience, food...it was my first time though the restaurant has been around. Deserves the 5 stars"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Nice enjoyable evening in a vey unique, historic setting. Food, drinks, and service terrific!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Best service, bar and dinners from fresh catch to great steak. Service Superb"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "One of the best meals I have ever had. Dover Sole was delicious. I loved the memorabilia on the ceiling. Best service! I will go back every time I am in New York."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Love the 21 Club. Great service, great menu selections, great wine list, great atmosphere. We love sitting in the horseshoe!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Two evenings ago, my niece and I had dinner at the historic 21 Club on West 52nd street, and received exceptionally poor seating. I specifically stated in my reservations that I wanted excellent seating and view for her birthday celebration. Unfortunately, we were seated in the rear of the club near the swinging doors leading to the kitchen. The movement of waiters from the kitchen made our conservation intolerable, the meal toxic, and the evening appalling. It is obvious customer requests are not honored or read upon making a reservation."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "This is a lovely, historic spot with excellent service. The drinks we got were fabulous; the food, with the exception of the crab cakes, was overpriced and not worth the cost."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Unless you're a celeb or mogul of a certain type, you don't dine at 21 Club with any regularity, but it's still a lovely old place with a club atmosphere. Order the 21 burger, pricey but everything a burger should be."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I have been to this restaurant 3 times when I am in NYC. This time I brought a business associate from Long Island who could not believe how good the place was and that I knew about it being from the UK and him kind of local. The waiters knowledge of famous people who spent time at the restaurant makes it very interesting. The food and drink and service are excellent."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "We visited on a friends recommendation to celebrate my birthday. Our overall experience was outstanding from the service to the quality of the food. If we ever visit New York again we would definitely return to this restaurant and recommend it to others for that special occasion."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "We always try to take guests here when we are visiting New York City."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "I had a great time at 21 Club. The menu isn't huge but what they have is delicious. I had the Mushroom Soup special which was wonderful & I had the homemade cavatelli with lobster. It was a heavy dish but still delicious."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Food was OK but not great. Very over priced. Service was great"
    Dined on 6/11/2014