Storico

4.4
1288 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary Italian
Duck inside the landmark New-York Historical Society building in Manhattan’s Upper West Side and discover Storico, operated by exclusive culinary partner Starr Catering Group. Known for a commitment to inventive menus and locally sourced produce, Storico executive chef James Miller has created a collection of offerings that draw on seasonal inspiration. Storico strives to be a dynamic go-to culinary destination for those who live and work in the area, and an attractive amenity for visitors to the Museum. The bright, welcoming dining room is open for lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch and does not require admission into the museum.

The restaurant is also available for private events.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary Italian
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Hours of operation
BRUNCH
Saturday and Sunday: 11am–4:00pm

LUNCH
Tuesday–Friday: 11:30am–2:30pm

DINNER
Tuesday–Friday: 5pm -10:00pm
Saturday: 5:30pm-10:00pm
CLOSED MONDAY
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Phone number
(212) 485-9211
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
James Miller
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Entrance on 77th Street
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Parking details
There is a limited amount of street parking on 77th Street, 76th Street and Central Park West.
Nearby parking garages can be found at:
203 W 77th Street, Telephone (212) 362-2308
207 W 76th Street, Telephone (212) 496-8553
201 W 75th Street, Telephone (212) 874-0581
All garages are between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue.
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Public transit
B & C trains at 81st Street, 1 train to 79th Street, M10 to 77th Street, M79 to 81st Street
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Special events & promotions
With an unparalleled collection of artwork and artifacts showcasing America’s history as seen through the unique lens of New York, and deeply engaging exhibitions and displays that reveal the impact of history on our lives today, the New-York Historical Society is a striking and sophisticated setting for events of all kinds. Located across from Central Park in the heart of the vibrant Upper West Side community, we are surrounded by the city's best hotels, boutiques and tourist attractions. Our beautiful building can be suited for events that accommodate 20 guests for an intimate dinner or as many as 250 guests for a formal wedding. Our newly renovated state of the art theater seats 420 and boasts an astonishing 75' screen. You and your guests will enjoy the best of New York and the nation’s history at your unique and unforgettable New-York Historical Society event. To learn more, please contact our Meetings and Special Events Department at 212.485.9201 or specialevents@nyhistory.org.
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

The Storico Private Event team will help you create a memorable event at Storico for every celebratory occasion.

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What 1288 People Are Saying
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J
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was very good, loved the risotto and the scallops were cooked perfectly. We had a wonderful waitress. The only thing that stopped me from giving this restaurant 5 stars on everything was they didn’t get our food out in a timely manor. Our waitress did a great job trying to make up for the cooking staff who had misplaced our order (tables that came in after us were getting their food before us).

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Houston
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Very cool space. The food and drinks were a solid B+. Also, the service was great. Fun place maybe brunch/lunch are better than dinner.

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G
New York Area
132 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

We found Storico very pleasant, friendly with professional service; so, loved the people, but the food preparation needs some real fine-tuning to make it a more regular stop. I never had such soupy risotto, and I saw a few served exactly the same way; another person had a mediocre sandwich; boy is it convenient, but please review that menu and/or how the items should be prepared. Thank you!

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HR
New York Area
79 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We had dinner before a lecture at the Historical Society... Food was very good. Service very spotty. We were taken care of better by the other staff members than our original waiter.

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JM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We go to Storico before New-York Historical Society programs, but it's a destination for many people on its own terms. The food is consistently good, and we can hear each other talk.

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TA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner. We wish that our food had arrived a little quicker as those seated around us - who came in after us - were served before us. Our reservation was for 5:00 and we were attending a program at 6:30. We needed to take part of our dinner to go as we ran out of time. Otherwise, we loved it.

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LJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

one of the appetizers (sunburst...) was not done properly. Half were un-cooked and too dense to eat; the other half soft and delicious. Someone did not know or was not properly trained how to cook them/or they were rushed and did not care.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

No complaints about food quality, but there was an unusually long wait for our meals. The kitchen staff were perhaps overwhelmed due to a defective order printer, as explained by our waiter. To compensate, our drinks were complimentary, which we appreciated. The Harry Potter exhibit draws a large crowd, both children and adults.

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A
New York Area
90 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

My husband had the eggs benedict with salmon and loved it. I had french toast with apples which was delicious.
Coffee was good also.
We found the prices high.

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A
Los Angeles
52 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We were visiting the New York Historicical Society and had lunch in the restaurant. It was quite good. A nice menus and decent prices for NYC. My husband really enjoyed his hamburger and I had a caprese sandwich which was delicious. The side salad was nothing special — just a spring mix with no veggies so order the fries if you’re not watching calories!

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s
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

There was 5 of us for lunch. We all enjoyed our meals and found them quite tasty. Our waiter did a good job of serving us. It was my first time eating here and thought prices were reasonable. I would have liked some dishes that weren't prepared with some sort of hot spice. Would have liked more vegetarian choices! The restaurant was nicely decorated but at times quite noisy. It was hard to hold conversations

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JW
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Clean, pretty, fairly quiet place for lunch. In NY Historical society Bldg and close to Natural History museum.

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PP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

9/26/18.
Fine !!

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DV
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I went with two long-time friends for Sunday brunch. They take reservations, which many places don't do for brunch. It's a beautiful space located in the New York Historical Society. The service was friendly, professional, and low-key. Food was very good. Will try for dinner next time. I recommend it.

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G
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Service was very attentive, food was good but not too many choices and not that memorable.

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N
Naples
17 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

noise makes conversation very difficult, a shame because otherwise, an excellent restaurant.

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E
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Nice evening with good food, but the noise level is way too high and more than energetic. I'd love to come back--but if they can do something with the acoustics!!

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j
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Storico has great location off of Central Park in the NY Historical Museum. Staff is attentive but not overly so. Cocktails are creative. Main entrees are a foodies delight: simple but well prepared. Overall ambience is casual upscale and friendly vibe.0

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d
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent wait service. especially classy bar tender.

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S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Very nice, attentive staff. Quiet, but we dined at an early hour and it was beginning of a holiday weekend, so can't comment for sure on the noise level. Will definitely be back.

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RB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The food is not very good, unfortunately. And the cocktails need attention.

The staff is lovely.

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v
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food,excellend service for friend in wheelchair Everyone had a wonderful time

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TL
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed their special Shakespeare in the Park menu before Twelfth Night. Great food and wine in a beautiful room. Service was excellent and geared toward taking care of us before the show. Very close to the Delacorte.

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E
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Terrific gazpacho .... had a nice spicyness to it (which I enjoyed thoroughly!)

Service was attentive and pleasant.

A great choice if you are going to an exhibit at the New York Historical Society.

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J
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

My sister and I went for lunch during restaurant week. The bread that came with the appetizer was burned, and the great waiter was gracious about getting me a new one but they shouldn’t have put it on the plate in the first place. My sister asked for her burger to be done medium, and it was still pink. She didn’t ask to have them fix it, although I imagine they would have. The waiter was the high point: kind and personable. My risotto was OK but forgettable. The tiramisu was excellent.

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B
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful place. I had a steak and it was fantastic. We were very happy.

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PT
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Storico is the perfect pre-Shakespeare in the Park dinner location. The food was great. We happened to hit Restaurant Week so the value was excellent. Our server Lucky was a delight. The decor is a little Scandinavian modern and it’s a little noisy, but it works with nice high ceilings.

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m
New York Area
203 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is an excellent place whether you are visiting the Historical Society or attending Shakespeare in the Park. The food is good, there is a new menu and the ambiance is very nice, quiet and attractive, Well worth a visit.

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P
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

The NYHisorical Society makes a captive audience for Storico. Each time we have eaten there we are sorry we didnt make more of an effort to find another restaurant in the neighborhood. The food is not bad, but the sound level is deafening, the wait staff is pleasant but incompetent (our party of 7 (including 3 children) waited over an hour for our lunch on an ordinary Tuesday) and it is not a very good value. Honoestly, I dont know why we keep coming back. Hope springs eternal. The NYHistorical Society is the big pull.

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M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Absolutely wonderful eatery!! Six of us had a great birthday brunch for a family member on Sunday. The menu has lots of great options! Each dish was incredibly tasty. My favorite was the baked eggs - not what I envisioned, but delicious and divine. As for the service, it's been a while since I have experienced such a competent and gracious wait staff - very attentive and helpful. Overall the staff was so flexible and accommodating; all was set up when we arrived; we brought in a balloon center piece which was fine with them; a Happy Birthday singing telegram arrived; and, it all went smoothly thanks to the staff.

As for price and ambiance - can't be beat. Bright and cheery - a bit on the small side but manageable, fair amount of chatter, but not ideal for a quite dinner date. I was amazed when the check arrived - incredibly reasonable for the 6 of us who had more than the entrees (coffees, wine, deserts, etc.).

The added benefit was its location in the Historical Society of NY. Post brunch we all went to the exhibits and stayed until closing - end to a perfect day!

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C
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went there on Restaurant Week and had a $58 per person 3-course dinner with wine pairing. The food was delicious, the waiters were super helpful, professional and kind. The place, inside New York Historical Society, is one of the most beautiful and stylish in the city. We really enjoyed our experience.

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SP
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

We went to Storico based on a recommendation from the Public Theater for pre-theater dining.
It is really a great choice. Both our entrees were very good and our appetizer was a fun seasonal choice. Our only concern was leaving on time for the show, and getting a check was a little time consuming.
Other than that, I am happy for the recommendation and enjoyed the experience immensely.

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s
New York Area
428 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

while the ambiance is pleasant and the food is good, the noise level at lunchtime is poor in that there is nothing in the room to absorb sound and the tables are fairly close together so it is hard to carry on a conversation. for this reason we will not be back. too bad. they really should do something about this.

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A
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

I thought the service was a bit slow compared to previous times I had eaten there. The food was good.

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j
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and our server was great! We were pleasantly surprised to see they had a great Restaurant Week menu.

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B
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Place is so beautiful. But unfortunately food quality is unstable. Sometimes it’s very good but this time was just okay.

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s
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

It was unbearably cold in the restaurant. Food was very good and the service was good but we were SO uncomfortable because of the temperature.

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JH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A beautiful restaurant--such a lovely atmosphere. The service was wonderful: friendly and attentive. The fried chicken was AMAZING!

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E
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very good food and service in a pleasant room; would definitely return. Something should be done about the noise level as it gets extremely loud when busy.

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n
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was absolutely delicious and interesting. Many typical entrees were made special by adding unusual extras or substitutes. One complaint - there were not a lot of options for those trying to watch their calories. A few more healthy options would be great.

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