Storico

4.3
1259 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary Italian
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Lunch
  • Casual
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 1259 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

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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5.0Dined 4 days ago

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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4.0Dined 4 days ago

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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3.0Dined 6 days ago

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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3.0Dined 6 days ago

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

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

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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4.0Dined on August 3, 2018

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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3.0Dined on August 3, 2018

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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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on August 2, 2018

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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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

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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4.0Dined on August 2, 2018

I really wanted to love this place. It's in the Historical Society building and the space is gorgeous. We were there for restaurant week and I appreciated that they were serving items off their regular menu and not special cheap dishes. That said, the food was uneven. Our appetizers -- the Watermelon & Tomato Panzanella and the buraata were both very good. The Branzino was terrific -- well cooked and nicely flavored, but the risotto was less than the sum of its parts and surprisingly bland. We both had the strawberry meringue, which was fine but not special. (I had expected a meringue base or circle filled with strawberries. Instead, the meringue was served in small (maybe 3/4" x 3/4") rough squares and mixed with the sweetened strawberries. They would have done so much more with those ingredients. All in all, I'd go again if I were in the neighborhood, but it's not a destination restaurant.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Storica is a beautiful space with plate racks featuring mostly white plates stretching to the ceiling. The food is quite good, especially the pasta dishes. I return time and again.

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

lovely dining room with excellent food and service

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

The food was great and fresh and you could taste that the restaurant uses quality ingredients. The best part of our meal, I must say, was our wonderful server/waitress! I cannot remember her name (she is blonde and super friendly). She was very attentive to every table she served without being over-attentive (did not hover) and had a great sense of humor!!! I expect great service when dining out, but her sense of humor and playfulness made the restaurant outright fun, which was especially nice during lunch time.

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

Delish. Unique food
Choice.
Great atmosphere and design - top notch! UWS Needed this spot

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

Took a friend here for lunch. Great menu with variety of choices. Can't compliment the wait staff enough . Well trained, very professional and polite. Happy to leave a generous gratuity as it was well deserved.

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4.0Dined on July 26, 2018

I have always recommended Storico FOR LUNCH. Great choices at reasonable prices. Dinner is another story: overpriced and uninteresting.

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5.0Dined on July 24, 2018

Excellent Restaurant week menu...great selection and wine pairings actually were two regular glasses (not the 3oz variety). It is a lovely setting and service was very attentive.

wish their regular menu was as good (keep it simple stupid)...hadn't been there in a while after a couple of bad experiences (poor service, running out of dishes, and esoteric selections.

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5.0Dined on July 18, 2018

Food, service, ambiance: excellent.
One strange exception: The bread was stale and the waitress told us they had no fresh bread to give us!

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4.0Dined on July 17, 2018

A very enjoyable, tasty dinner with surprising ingredients and unique flavors.

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5.0Dined on July 10, 2018

This was the perfect spot for our girls night out. Food was superb and our waiter, Lucky, was the best. It is a hidden gem

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5.0Dined on July 10, 2018

Staff was most attentive

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4.0Dined on July 8, 2018

I love this little restaurant for Sunday brunch. It has an eclectic and fun menu. The omelet of the day is usually very good and the wine list is perfect for Sunday brunch. The restaurant is located in the New York Historical Society building, which is a fabulous gem of a museum, offering great perspectives on both NY and U.S. history. Brunch at Storico and a visit to the NY Historical Society=a Sunday that can’t be beat!!

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4.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Storico is inside the New York Historical Society, which is well worth an extra hour or two before or after your meal. Casual, bright, and pretty quick with an interesting menu and great service. Perfect place to meet in the city for lunch, which is what we did. I had the chicken part sandwich - it was different than any other. Very light with lots of different tastes, and no red sauce. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Loved it! Definitely worth a trip uptown. Great decor, (love the citron leather banquette) ambience, service AND food. Imaginative cocktails.

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4.0Dined on June 28, 2018

Food, as usual, was very good but more generous portions of risotto would be nice.
The decor is charming, bright and cheery. However the noise level was uncomfortable. This isn’t always the case however.

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4.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Great service. Staff were very congenial and attentive. Went for brunch here on a lark, had the baked eggs- delicious, fresh tasting. Would go back and recommend it to others. not too noisy. demographic is mature, sophisticated.

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1.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Worst service I’ve ever had. It took 10 minutes to get water and didn’t get our drinks until half way through our meal. Terrible service.

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3.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Menu selections difficult. I had the tuna and found it almost inedible, and very difficult to eat as a sandwich. The bread was very difficult to cut. The noise level in the restaurant was quite high. We had eaten here before and enjoyed it then.

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4.0Dined on June 21, 2018

I needed to grab a bite for dinner at 5pm, before an event at the NY Historical Society-- and Storico was one of the few places open at that hour. The service was excellent and I really enjoyed my calamari salad. The super high ceilings and shelves filled with antique china gave it a lovely and airy old world flair. I would recommend it to anyone.

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5.0Dined on June 21, 2018

My husband and I have eaten at Storico several times and never been disappointed. We had the grilled calamari salad, soft shell crab sandwich and fava bean risotto. All were made with great ingredients, lightly touched as should be. The staff was very professional and accommodating. A special acknowledgement to the young man behind nthe bar and on the floor with knuckle tats - he is so efficient, helpful and fun! Only negative is the noise level (like most everywhere!) but we will definitely return.

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4.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Waiter provided special request. Food good, but not provoking any particular comments as we diners were more concerned with the occasion. As usual, the NOISE LEVEL WAS EXCRUCIATING once we got our food, and our reservation was at 11:30. ) The KID LEVEL is part of the problem, so I should probably avoid the weekends. (I'm a member.) Back to the noise: I'm on the verge of offering to carpet the place for you. But you probably wouldn't accept that, as you would constantly have to clean the carpet. (The wood floor is pretty bunged up at this point and looks ugly, btw.) Offhand, I can recall only Le Bernadin as a Manhattan restaurant that has carpeting; I'll bet even there they clean it constantly and replace it relatively frequently. Probably much higher maintenance than Storico can tolerate.

Well, you asked.

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4.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Only negative was we felt rushed. Appetizers came out too soon. They kept trying to take our plates. even though my dinner companions was still more than half full.

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

The menu is rather short but everything was delicious. we shared two aps and one entree. It was perfect for two somewhat light eaters. They could add a couple of menu items and they could improve their bread. But we enjoyed our food and we would go back, for sure.

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4.0Dined on June 16, 2018

I would definitely recommend eating there if going to see an exhibit . However, we were also there to socialize with friends over brunch. The food was good but it was almost impossible for us to hear each other speak because of the noise level.

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Got there about 11 a.m. on a Saturday and it was near empty. It was a special brunch for a visiting relative who's a history prof and loves Lincoln (great photo op at front of NYHS). Anyway, the people were lovely, service attentive but not nosy, food was fine and reasonably priced. Overall, quite a success - and when we left, there was a line to get in. Oh, and while waiting for the restroom one could watch Houdini extracting himself from a straitjacket while being dangled by his feet. You don't get that everywhere.

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4.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Had a wonderful dinner. Strawberry watermelon gazpacho was delicious as was the pasta bolognese.

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4.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Our server was also the bartender and gave great wine advice. Skirt steak was burnt and tough, but rare inside as requested.

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4.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Situated in the New York City Historical Society and bordering Central Park, Storico is a pleasant place to meet friends. A bit noisy and tables for 2 are a bit cramped. Nice menu, well executed. A little more expensive for the experience than perhaps a less prime location. Decent wine list and an easy place to go after enjoying the museum or dining casually on the upper west side.

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