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
375 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.3
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (251)fit for foodies (134)romantic (127)notable wine list (122)neighborhood gem (100)great for lunch (97)good for groups (81)hot spot (61)vibrant bar scene (48)late-night find (29)great for brunch (27)kid-friendly (12)scenic view (5)great for outdoor dining (4)Show More
  • 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
    • Food
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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!
    Special Features:
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
    • Food
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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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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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    • Ambiance
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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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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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    • Ambiance
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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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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.
  • Would Recommend
    JR87
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    While the service team was friendly and our food delicious, it took 90 minutes for our entrees to arrive. Perhaps a one time thing. Great cocktails, ambience, and food, but seemed understaffed for a Friday night. Good for special occasions. Expect to spend at least $100/person. Come early to get a cocktail in the lounge before dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Olde New York Classic
    Ox4dinerVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Everyone should try 21 at least once! It is an historic, charming establishment with excellent cuisine and even better service. Just walking up to the building is a thrill, with all the old jockey statues outside, and it only gets better from there. The food preparation is superb, with new creations mixed with standards that have been on the menu for decades. This is a treat you should not miss next time you are in NYC!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just OK
    travel2eat2shop
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    My friend and I made reservations here before Wicked, & we were promptly seated at 6:00. The cocktails were great, the ambiance is definitely unique and fun, but the food was underwhelming. We did not want to be overly stuffed for the show, so we both had the lobster bisque, Caesar salad, & crab cake for our meals....none of which were outstanding. If we could go again, we would probably just split an entree and have a steak or the fish. They brought us petite dessert samples, and they were also very good! Ambiance definitely outweighed the food.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • diningfun
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Great Food, Great Fun, The Place To Be And Be Seen!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Mixed Review
    MoonstruckOneVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    We arrived on time for our 5:30 reservation, but were asked to wait in the bar. There were no seats in the bar. And, when we saw seats at a table, we were rather rudely told they were reserved for someone else. We were about to leave, annoyed, when they came to seat us at our table at 5:37. We were served promptly. The food was good. The price gouging on the house wine is shameful. Our bill was presented, less than half of what it should be; we told the server (who insisted it was right); we then told the head waiter who corrected the bill, but he didn't even thank us for having the bill corrected. Given that they charged $21 a glass for house wine, maybe we shouldn't have been so quick to have them correct the bill.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WONDERFUL
    BubblesVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We had a wonderful time, service was exceptional and the food was good
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OLD
    PandoraVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Have never understood the allure. Absolutely nothing special. Have been to 21 a few times over the years. They do have a lovely room upstairs that is more formal but be aware that it is very small and isolated. The main room downstairs looks like an attic with all kinds of tin toys hanging from the ceiling. It's a collection of mostly toy airplanes and tractor trailers with the names of companies whose heads are regular patrons.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic
    thanks21
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Dining at 21 was a dream come true. From the moment we arrived until we left we were treated with courtesy and respect. The food was amazing, a dining experience we will remember for a long time to come.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A must dining experience in NY city
    grandfoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Our second time at this restaurant. One cannot say enough about the impeccable service that you receive here. The cocktails, great food and a wonderful dessert made this visit just as good as the first one.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Club 21 40th Anniversary
    TrickyDicky
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Went there for our 40th Wedding Anniversary on recommendation from relatives. On our reservation we requested a good table as it was our anniversary. On arriving there the first thing staff did was to congratulate us and give as a good table as well as a glass of champagne. The wine list was extensive and was very, very expensive but we did get a nice bottle of Fleurie for $40. We had a three course meal and we enjoyed all courses and the service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We LOVE this Restaurant!
    Arrowman
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    We live in California, and visit the Big Apple two or three times a year. We always try to get a reservation at "21" because it is an amazing place for dinner. The "bar" room is a jewel!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food!
    Vizz
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I took my visiting uncle here on a Saturday night. He ordered the Pork chops and said they were delicious. I had the Amish chicken which I must say was one of the best chicken entrees I have ever had anywhere. Service was good as well, and the ambiance is different and fun.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Finally!
    SuzicakesVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    In all the years of dining out I somehow never went to 21! It was our anniversary and it was lovely that everyone in the restaurant knew. The service was excellent and the ambience was - well, it was 21! I didn't think the food was so wonderful - not bad, just not to rave about. Tiny chopped salad was solid, crab cocktail, too. Chicken hash was nice but the special striped bass wasn't very good. The desserts were pretty good and they made a big fuss for our occasion. I am so glad I finally dined here - it's an experience. Cardinal Dolan was sitting next to us...so much for austerity, pope Francis!!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So Disappointing
    ScottNVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    It's not often that I go out for a $400 dinner for two...but when I do I expect a memorable evening that leaves me wanting to return despite the cost. The staff is wonderful. The food is not. We shared a pasta main-course for appetizer because none of the appetizers sounded even interesting. The dish was delicious. The mushroom side and puffed fries are also interesting and worthy. My halibut was so well-done the chef should be ashamed. My lamb chops (halibut replacement) were tasteless and my daughter's veal chop was mediocre with boring accompaniments. The appreciated complimentary desserts presented a delicious Creme Brûlée and an over cooked soufflé. The table next to is returned several items also. There's just no reason for this.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great time!
    mookie
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    21 offers a wonderful dining experience. The waitstaff are very friendly and attentive and the food is delicious!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Stepping back to Old New York
    SarahB1VIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Loved the 21 Club. I had been once before during Restaurant Week - it was fine but crowded and noisy. This time was quiet and lovely and was like stepping back in to Old New York. It was the perfect iconic place to take a friend who is leaving New York City for other pastures.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A very memorable evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My wife and I were celebrating our Anniversary. From the moment I was greeted by the door man, till we walked out the door, I felt everyone there, cared about our dining experience The service was the best. The menu is simple, the choices are not eclectic, but the preparation was perfect. The wine list was more up scale than I am used to, but I was able to find something in my price range that was perfect. Even the gentleman in the men's room was a pleasure, you didn't feel he was just there for tips. At the end of dinner, my server made arrangements for us to take a tour of the wine cellar, which I highly recommend. There is a lot of history here, it's not like just just going to dinner, it's really an event.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The extras....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We asked if we could take a sneak peak of the wine cellar downstairs and we were giving an amazing tour and learned so much history about the restaurant and building itself. It was truly an experience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 21 Club Groupies
    ssplotmd
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Theatre and the 21 Club a perfect combination on any night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre-fix for Pre-theater dining
    MrFreeze
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My recommendation is to come here for a bit of nostalgia. The 21 club offers a classic upscale dining experience. The dining room is a dark and smoky atmosphere. The ceiling in the dining room is lined with toy trucks, cars, and space ships. Did not really care for this as this seemed as a distraction from the experience. If you go make sure that you wear a jacket or you will be provided one. That little note of traditionalism somewhat lost in today's casual work and personal attire is warranted. The pre-fix pre theater menu is a well balanced 3 course meal that provides adequate sustenance without feeling unfulfilled.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • On Point
    MemphisDiner
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    21 Club was on the short list of "must visit" restaurants in NYC and it does not disappoint. We were treated to great service, delicious food, and cozy ambience. We visited before going to see a play and highly recommend the pre-theater grouping which offered an appetizer, entree, and dessert. We will definitely be returning in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Diner
    diner1
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    21 Club offers diners a memorable experience. The service and attention to detail is impeccable. Your are welcomed with enthusiasm and genuine appreciation. You will find dinner entrees delectable, perfectly proportioned and beautifully presented. Charming memorabilia in the Bar Room, combined with vintage leather, linen and fine china, creates a delightful balance of whimsy and elegance. You will leave the 21 Club looking forward to your next visit there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.