21 Club
21 Club

21 Club

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.21club.com/
  • Phone: 2125827200x
  • 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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21 Club reviews from OpenTable diners
379 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.3
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (255)fit for foodies (148)notable wine list (131)romantic (130)great for lunch (105)neighborhood gem (98)good for groups (83)hot spot (62)vibrant bar scene (48)late-night find (31)great for brunch (28)kid-friendly (14)great for outdoor dining (5)scenic view (5)Show More
  • Fantastic Dinner!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Excellent cocktails and food was superb. We felt very welcomed and valued. The atmosphere was fun and unique, will definitely go back when in NYC
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The 21 Club is always always outstanding. It is a unique combination of great food, ambiance, service and history. Stay strong!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Must Do Experience
    BWayne
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Lunch at 21 Club has always been on my list of experiences that I wanted to do before I retire and move out of the City. I finally got to enjoy that experience. My guests and I were warmly greeted and immediately seated at what I would call "prime seating" for our lunch. I can't say enough about how efficient, friendly and accommodating our waiter and service staff were. They really took good care of us and certainly not in a "pushy" way so we were able to really enjoy our experience. All food was wonderful. The oysters to begin the meal were the best that I have ever had. All-in-all the experience was certainly well worth it and a wonderful memory for all who were in my party.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never Fails
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    I have been dinning at 21 for 30 years. With all the changes in Manhattan, it remains consistent in every way and unapproachable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fine dining,lacked the atmosphere!
    BonBon
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    I eagerly awaiting my visit to 21club, after reading various reviews. The service was outstanding but almost too good in the sense, I ended up feeling rushed. I booked this as a treat for my husbands 40th birthday, it is pricey, (even when eating from the pre-theatre menu, £120, set menu and 2 drinks each for 2 people), but the quality and presentation of the food is of a very high standard. I would recommended this for people who enjoy a fine dining experience, but for my husband and myself The Cheesecake Factory is more our cup of tea, livelier atmosphere and more food for your £.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nicely done...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Our experience at 21 was outstanding. The atmosphere was warm and elegant, the food was excellent. My only critique would be related to the service. While all our needs were met, our head waiter was rather cold and distant. Perhaps this was just his personality, but my companion and I agree that a more hospitable demeanor would have made the experience perfect.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great find all around
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Silvio is phenomenal and made us feel right at home
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent for Pre theatre dining
    David
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    The four of us had the fixed price $49 pre theatre dining menu and could not fault the service or the food. We were made to feel very welcome and the sommelier was especially helpful in guiding our voice of wine.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old school charm
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    this is an old school NYC establishment. Great service and exceptional wine list. Had the crab cake to start which was great, Cesar salad just ok. Filet was cooked perfect medium rare and flavorful. Risotto was under cooked which was disappointing. Crème brule to finish a good evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • dizzie
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Service was exemplary, food was good and ambience was excellent.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A lovely afternoon
    Happytobe21
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    21 never fails! The lovely ambience in the bar area sitting across the fireplace is the most relaxing. A tall glass of champagne ( 21 house) sets the tone for your entrance to a fun lunch. Food at lunch was tasty and the impeccable service is welcome. Lunch was complete with an assortment of good desserts!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A NYC landmark
    ItWasMehVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Great food, comfortable setting, and fantastic wine list. 21 Club is a landmark for a reason. I love it for dinner with my husband, a night out with friends, or a biz dinner. It feels more like spending the evening at your club than dining in a restaurant. Nothing about the place is uptight or uncomfortable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pre Theater & 50th Birthday meal
    HungryBritsLastShip
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Easy to reserve table and browse menu on line. Great welcome, attention and service by staff. Found the wine menu a bit bulky to peruse quickly and the wine waiter was a bit condescending when our choice wasn't at the high end list of the menu. Overall it was a lovely meal; the ambiance was perfect and the service top drawer. Definitely will return and would highly recommend 21 club.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently Good
    John820
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    You would expect a consistently good experience at a restaurant that has been in NYC for as long as Club21. They have never disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Classic NYC
    JBMc
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    21 is what classic NYC is all about. Service is attentive and old school so mind your manners respect the uniqueness. Atmosphere is one of high quality with historic charm. Food is without a doubt wonderfully done and comforting. Try the Speakeasy Tartar with the mashed potato lobster side. Wine list by the glass or bottle is well thought out it was a speakeasy after all.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HowieLVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    This is a must restaurant to eat in and experience the history of the restaurant The food is fantastic as well as the service I would go back again and again
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • haworthhoarder
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    One of mid-town's best. Food and service over the top. We've never had a bad experience here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • They've Nailed It!
    Johnjh
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Great food matched with a professional yet friendly service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding
    Classic
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    A real ny classic that always is the best the city has to offer. Menu is classic as well varied with many treats. Great for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Enjoyable
    Msmimi1
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    we had a very relaxed lunch before a show.The service was great the food very good. The prix fixed menu a good choice .i would come back again.
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  • A Pre-Theater Must!
    Gizmo
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Having drinks in the bar by a great waiter made for a wonderful dining experience before the theater. The delightful wait staff was most attentive and the food delicious. We chose the fixed menu; however, the choices on the entire menu looked most enticing. A definite must whether you are a first-time or a frequent visitor to NYC. Fun decor in the dining room made for a memorable evening as well.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It's more about the name than food
    mommianna
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We enjoyed our dinner at the 21 Club and liked hearing the stories of celebrity diners and the history of the toys hanging from the ceiling. The waiters were extremely friendly and all of our food came out correctly and hot ~ just perfect. However, it took FOREVER to receive the check. We had made a note in our reservation that we would be heading to a show and it still took FOREVER to get our bill.
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    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Evening
    sonorankrisVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    We ate here the first time for a pre-theater dinner while in NYC. We enjoyed it so much, we went back a few days later. They had changed their pre-theater menu, which was nice -- we got to select from an entirely different menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Old school New York, classic fare, seasoned and attentive staff.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Maitre d has to Get With It
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    The Maitre d did not give me a cordial greeting and even though no one was waiting and no tables were occupied yet, he asked me to take a seat in the ante room and wait without explanation. His attitude was dismissive, like he was waiting for the person in charge to arrive. I made the reservation for a business lunch with 3 men who were meeting me. He doesn't seem to realize that women host power lunches. Time to get with it!
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    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as ever
    Nonnatives
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We can always count on good service, good food and a pleasing environment at 21. It's our standard "go to" restaurant especially when we bring people who aren't frequent visitors to NYC. Their pre-Theater dinner is always a crowd pleaser.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gem of a Find
    sonorankrisVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    While in NYC, we were in a last minute panic to find a good pre-theater restaurant for dinner. We chose 21Club and could not have been more pleased. Ambience great, food great and service great. Our server made several recommendations and they were spot on. Definitely will go back. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • Jo43
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Always a New York favorite of ours. Excellent location for theatres goers; service always efficient and friendly. Food has never disappointed. Interesting atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service not acceptable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    The place us good and the food was ok. I went there for a business lunch and both me an my client felt rushed. Unacceptable for these kind of places. Very old school way of treating customers.
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  • A Special Treat
    FloFam
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    My son treated me to dinner at 21 and it was great!!! The food and service was excellent! Silvio was the best! He gave great recommendations and they were all great. Although this was a special occasion, we will definitely be back next time we are in town. Thanks, 21!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Timeless
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    21 is consistently one of my favorite places to go in the city. I love bringing out-of-town clients here - they always love the history of the restaurant.
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  • Great 21st birthday celebration
    21stbdayat21
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The friendly, efficient service, and festive ambiance made our meal and birthday celebration with our daughter special. Many thanks for the attention to details and excellent meal.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LindaVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The attention to each customer from the front door thru the entire meal is impeccable. The food is very tasty with great presentation - we dined at 21 Club prior to Theatre so we were early diners...will return for a later dinner to enjoy the ambience and food. Worth the visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great, as always
    Buckley
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Dinner before a show, the food was great, the service was quick as they knew we had to be out by a certain time. The restaurant was buzzing and had a good vibe.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still great
    BusinessLunchVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    After all these years. Fantastic service, beautiful restaurant.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Manhattan Institution
    MeeeVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We are visiting NYC and I had to take my wife to 21 Club. I worked in NYC for years and there are a few places that you just have to experience to fully appreciate NYC - 21 Club is one of those places.
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  • Always a treat!
    MaisieSeattle
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    The restaurant that I always make sure I go to when in the city. Unfortunately, no more Grand Marnier soufflé. They lost the best part of dinner there, so may have to check first in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • "21" - Service in Decline
    CPAMotoRacer
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Our favorite restaurant is becoming less wonderful. (1) My parents were seated before my wife and I arrived, and no one mentioned it. So my wife and I waited at the bar for ten minutes, thinking my parents hadn't arrived, until my mother wandered out of the dining room to see if we were there. (2) Our waiter, Jonathan, neglected to recite the specials. (3) The waiter at our previous visit, a week earlier, was so bad, I mentioned it on the way out, and at the beginning of this visit I quietly asked the maître d’ hotel to make sure Robert wasn't serving us tonight. He said Robert was off. That was fine, but as we were leaving, Jonathan looked at me with a grin and said, "I'll tell Robert you said hello." That was quite inappropriate.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • a once great place
    mctravtler
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    A place past it's prime. Indifferent service and vastly overpriced poor food. A sad commentary on a once great night spot.
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  • Understated and classy
    Fine
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food, service, and attention to detail are attributes that make dining at "21" an exceptionally enjoyable experience. As a second-time visitor, once again I found the staff very friendly and accommodating. The selection, preparation, and presentation of the food were all outstanding. Standard fare including meat dishes and seafood are presented in elegant fashion without being overly embellished with esoteric elements considered au courant for their effects rather than their additions to the taste or quality of the food. The food is elegant, aesthetically appealing and delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.