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21 Club, New York, NY

21 Club

4.4
4.4
3943 Reviews
$50 and over
American
Anticipate a new future for a Manhattan icon. ‘21’ has remained one of New York’s social and culinary landmarks for 90 years. Though our doors are closed for now, we are innovating to add a new chapter to our story. Until then, we want to thank all our friends, fans and family for your unwavering support. We look forward to reuniting over drinks and creating new memories together, just as Jack and Charlie imagined all those years ago.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (212) 582-7200
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Jacket Required
  • Executive chef
    Sylvain Delpique
  • 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.
  • Neighborhood
    Midtown East
  • Cross street
    Between 5th and 6th Avenues
  • Parking details
    Self-Park Garage next door (31 W. 52nd St.) Reduced parking available through www.21club.com
  • Public transit
    1/9 to 50th Street/Broadway <br />E/V to 53rd Street/Fifth Avenue <br />B/D/R to Rockefeller Center
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 3,943 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

3,943 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2020

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    We were served our appetizers and then told the kitchen had to close for two hours because the health inspector arrived. Very odd. We had a show and couldn’t wait two hours so we left without enough time to get food somewhere else. Took too long for them to let us know and to get our check after that. The host said it happens once a year and they can’t control it, then the waiter said it happens twice a year so it was all very strange. Usually a delicious meal and great service but not this time. Was really looking forward to a special date night celebration that was ruined.

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  2. Clovernookwilly

    New York City

    37 reviews

    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    21 is a classic restaurant.....veteran employees serve classic American food. Most people there at lunch were expense account business executives, but nevertheless, its worth your while to go. Try the Baked Alaska for dessert......fantastic.

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  3. prm8

    New York City

    89 reviews

    5.0

    89 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best food and service in years. This is a must for any foodie. Ask to sit with John Tello
    21 ClubResponded on March 20, 2020
    Hi, Thank you for giving your feedback about your experience at 21. We look forward to having you dine with us again in the near future.

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  4. HenryD

    San Francisco

    129 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    129 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    '21' is always such a delight. Great food and exceptional service.
    21 ClubResponded on March 20, 2020
    Hi Henry, Thank you for giving your feedback about your experience at 21. We look forward to having you dine with us again in the near future.

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  5. KJKJ

    Charlotte

    95 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    95 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lots of expensive good restaurants in Manhattan. Few that you actually can’t wait to return to. Excellent lunch.
    21 ClubResponded on March 20, 2020
    Hi, Thank you for giving your feedback about your experience at 21. We look forward to having you dine with us again in the near future.

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  6. MaryP

    New York City

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were entertaining business associates and your staff made it a magical evening.
    21 ClubResponded on March 20, 2020
    Hi Mary, Thank you for giving your feedback about your experience at 21. We look forward to having you dine with us again in the near future.

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  7. TommyRocker

    New York City

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was expecting a mediocre experience considering the 21 club has been around for so long and doesn’t seem to be in a native New Yorker’s top 10 list for restaurants. I was pleasantly surprised with the Prix Fix and the service made the dining experience pleasurable.

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  8. NoreenR

    Naples

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was really lovely. The service was impeccable and of course it’s an iconic NY restaurant so the overall vibe is unique and special.

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  9. BrianR

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Special Anniversary dinner with my wife while in Manhattan from central Florida. Could not have been more pleased. The service and meals and dessert and drinks were amazing and they added in a special dessert for our anniversary which made it all the more special.

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  10. Bowlhard

    Houston

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Unwelcoming sloppy reception at door, set the tone on a low level for the evening. The concierge recovered professionally and it went up from there. Not acceptable for an establishment of that level.

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  11. JocelynC

    London

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Crab cake and escargots starters very good. Mains quite average. Our experience was let down mostly by the failure of the sommelier and waiting staff to coordinate the arrival of food and wine at same time, meaning the starters had to go back for quite a while. Secondly, there was an unfortunate shower of dust from the overhead display of memorabilia which was quite off-putting when about to eat! Overall, we left feeling we could have have a better evening for the price elsewhere.

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  12. abbiereed

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I was super excited about this restaurant. I travel to NYC for work and we love to try different places. We are certainly foodies. The menu looked amazing. We were not at all disappointed in the food -- the filet was great and the whipped potatoes were buttery and smooth. My husband's sea bass was amazing too. What were were disappointed in was the service. My husband and I are young - but we love going to nice places. We literally plan our vacations around food. We felt almost like the staff was not paying as close attention to us as the other 'richer' or 'older' looking guests. It certainly was a turn off. I felt almost like I was annoying the waiter when we wanted help. I think our waiter tended to our neighboring table 4x more than he did ours. Really a disappointment when you are dropping some serious cash on not just a meal, but an experience.

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  13. HappyDiners

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot for a celebratory meal in an iconic location

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  14. Rvictoria

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice location, attentive service, great cocktail and mosel wine. My husband came with tie but no jacket, so he was furnished one. We opted for the pre theater menu. Appetisers were very tasty and well presented, my husband had the smoked salmon while I ordered the pork belly. For entree, my husband chose the cod and I had the basmati veal which was served in chunks and was very tough and bland. I didn't enjoy the main course. Perhaps the ala carte would have been a better fare. Ambiance is nice, although it's quite hot inside.

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  15. StephanieB

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Definitely a solid ‘Old New York’ experience. Feels super WASPy, and the menu is classic American steakhouse standards. I wish there were a few vegetarian entrees, but places like this rarely modernize their menus. Service was a little laissez faire, but overall a decent evening. In the future, I’d probably just go for drinks.

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  16. margot

    Montreal

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The absolute best Branzino I have ever had. Delicious. Beautifully prepared. A great place for a pre-theatre dinner. A unique setting !

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  17. JamesD

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Atomosphere, ambiance, and care evident at all service touch points during the evening. My wife and I had a really enjoyable time.

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  18. dale

    New York City

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I used to feel it was special to eat at this restaurant. I no longer feel that way. Tables too close, food average, service poor.

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  19. NEILC

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    WE LOVE THE PACE GREAT FOOD. GREAT SERVICE CANT WAIT TO GO BACK

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  20. Julia4

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional service and high quality food. Restaurant got us in and out in plenty of time to make it to the theater for an evening play.

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  21. NewHopeTraveler

    New York City

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It has been some time since I was at the 21 Club. What a treat! Definitely a venue I must return to again sooner as opposed to later. Food was outstanding. The crab cakes were in the top ten I've ever had and I have had crab cakes at literally hundreds of restaurants. The chicken paillard was the best I have ever had. Just delicious!

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  22. Corinne

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Having read positive reviews and also being attracted by the history of the place, we booked 21 Club from the UK for Monday night. We had a warm welcome from everyone: the coat check lady, the doorman and the Head Waiter, who gave us a great table. As a teacher of English Literature I was thrilled to be seated at Steinbeck’s table! Our waiter gave us helpful information about the menu and we chose accordingly. The food did not disappoint. We had a mixture of fish and meat dishes and all were delicious. The baked Alaska is something I haven’t had in years and it was sheer gluttony that I ordered it but I’m glad I did! We had a booking at a different restaurant for the next night but we’d enjoyed 21 Club so much that we went back there instead. (Note: we DID cancel the other booking!) The staff at 21 Club recognised us and seemed genuinely pleased that we had had such a good time we returned. Once again, food and ambience were fabulous. We would recommend this restaurant without hesitation. PS. The wine list is very reasonably priced.

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  23. SharonP

    New York City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A classic, classy, restaurant with so much history. Wait staff very attentive and happy to share stories of the history of the restaurant. The food and drinks were very good, very expensive, but you’re paying for the entire experience.

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  24. James

    New York City

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Monday Presidents’ Day. The place was empty. Menu at the bar quite limited. I suppose the price is to be expected for a famous traditional midtown watering hole. Excellent wine.

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  25. CarnellaM

    New York City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was excellent from the time we entered the restaurant. We had to wait about 10 minutes for our table ( not a problem) but we were offered a seat while we waited and a menu to order drinks. The waiters were attentive without being pushy and the food was excellent. Thank you

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and excellent atmosphere !

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Valentines date

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  28. JonH

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceeded even our grand expectations. The filet was one of the best steaks I've had, and the chicken hash lived up to the hype. Service was top-notch. By dumb luck, we ended up sitting next to a wonderful couple visiting from Cleveland, who gave us a primer on the place's history (Humphrey Bogart was engaged at their table!). Highly, highly recommended.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a genuine and unique treat.

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  30. Carmenuu

    New York City

    178 reviews

    5.0

    178 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s an institution, is chic, it’s elegant, it’s classic, it’s a must! Everything was excellent. Food, service, ambiance, people. They have also a bar, and like a lounge. But the best it’s the dining room. We had turbot and foie grass, really good. The wine list is huge and really excellent. We love this place.

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  31. Tchau

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Iconic! Old style!

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  32. brianb

    New York City

    75 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Simply the best!

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  33. Angela

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a great place to visit, food is always great and the staff are so friendly.

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  34. CMENY

    New York City

    81 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As usual, the food and service were excellent. We had royal caviar, ceasar and rib eye for two. Italian wine was perfect. Thank you.

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  35. Maria

    New York City

    60 reviews

    3.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We originally had reservations for Thursday but were not allowed to stay since one of the ladies in our group was wearing jeans. Aaron told us that “this is a fine dining restaurant and no jeans allowed.” We asked to sit in the bar and he said NO JEANS anywhere. Tonight we returned and a lady sitting next to us in the restaurant was wearing jeans, also a man in the bar. When I pointed it out to him, he apologized, but were nonchalant about it. The rules should be the same for everyone. It was extremely upsetting and embarrassing!

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  36. Balmoral

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The dining staff saved the experience after a dismissive experience by the host. Upon reaching the desk, the host, after seeing me, also noticed a previous co-worker, and decided to start small talk with her instead. He then went to another co-worker and introduced him to the young lady, while I stand there incredulously as they continue their conversation in front of me. I asked for assistance, and without apology, the host quickly asked for my reservation name, instructed me to take a seat, and promptly returned his previous conversation. Although the host was dismissive, fortunately the dining staff was extremely attentive, knowledgeable, and timely. Wine selection was excellent and the som was engaging. The meal was exquisite (truffle mac however, next time we hope professional courtesy starts from the host salutation, and not until being seated.

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  37. JackS

    West Palm Beach

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the nicest meals you can have in Manhattan

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely dinner with my daughter. Fabulous service!!!!

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  39. MWG1

    New York City

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    This was our fifth trip to the restaurant. The first two were excellent; the next three disappointing. This last time nothing was particularly good, except the wine.

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  40. JudiR

    New York City

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just great

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21 Club is rated 4.4 stars by 3943 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for 21 Club

21 West 52nd Street, New York, NY 10019

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Between 5th and 6th Avenues
  • Neighborhood
    Midtown East
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Jacket Required
  • Parking details
    Self-Park Garage next door (31 W. 52nd St.) Reduced parking available through www.21club.com
  • Public transit
    1/9 to 50th Street/Broadway E/V to 53rd Street/Fifth Avenue B/D/R to Rockefeller Center
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Sylvain Delpique
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (212) 582-7200
  • 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.
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