Storico

4.2
1331 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
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

New Year's Eve Storico will be offering a five course prix fixe menu which includes a champagne toast for $125 per person. Upon your reservation confirmation the restaurant will contact you with details.

Monday, December 31, 2018

What 1331 People Are Saying
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4.2
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this restaurant for occasions that take us to the upper west side. Nice light and bright facility, pleasant staff and good food, too.

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

Bad ambiance, ordinery service, présentation of plate... simple, the price was expensive for that☹️

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CG
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

Great food. Horrible service. You will sit unattended for a looooooong timry

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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 3service 3ambience 3

The Hostess (Michele) was rude and clueless, and ruined our dining experience. I don't expect to ever dine there again.

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OT
Miami
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice atmosphere, quick and casual. Perfect if you are visiting the museums close by.

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RL
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Depending on table location, seating can be tight. Food is very good. Great lunch or afternoon tea place. Quiet and good for conversation.

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MG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is a very nice place to meet friends for a casual lunch. Food is excellent and the ambiance is contemporary, bright and clean. The menu is not big but there are always some delicious alternatives from salads to pasta to a great burger and fries.

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VS
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

My only complaint is that the noise level makes conversation difficult. It’s not “energetic; it’s deafening!
Too bad because the place is otherwise very good.

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KK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 5

Ambiance was fine. I added in my reservations that it was a birthday of one of our group and then reminded the hostess and nothing happened, despite the fact that there were only 10 people in the restaurant

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S
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always a great place to eat: friendly, efficient, good food.
Wonderful restaurant after Viking the NY Historical Society.

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KN
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place. Lovely decor. Very attentive staff. Good food. The whole package.

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MM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Great restaurant after visiting the NY Historical museum or Natural History Museum. especially after a lecture! Drinks, food, ease very important instead of running around looking for restaurant.

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VJ
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

I wanted to like the restaurant, but the food was just mediocre. Pleasant surrounding, nice service but food was subpar. We all had pasta--the one with eggplant was heavy and bland at same time. I had spaghetti with crab, and it was overcooked and just odd. Pasta shouldn't be that difficult.

On the plus side: cocktails were good, so go there for drinks and skip the food!

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j
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

great brunch. love the decor. bright cheerful pretty place. nice food presentation too.

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ZO
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Storico for myself and my recent visit was with my brother visiting from Washington State. He had a great time treating himself to the Fish & Chips. Our waiter was amazing. We will be back for more!

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MB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I have been to this restaurant several times and liked it. The dining room is beautiful, light, and airy. However, it was a bad day last time. My companion's pasta tasted synthetic and my fish and chips batter lacked any crispness. There may have been a hush puppy included, but I couldn't tell. Was it just a ball of deep-fried batter? The coffee was bitter, too. Then one of the waiters slipped in the kitchen area and dropped a whole tray of food. The tension from that point was palpable. The problem with an open kitchen is that if something goes wrong there, the whole place knows it.

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b
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I have eaten at Storico many times, and it's always been top notch. The fish and chips this time, though, outdid any other meal--it was great! The reason I gave only 4 stars is that my companion had to send her hamburger back because it wasn't cooked to medium, as she requested. But she did get another, fresh one, which was fine.

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Naples
18 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Noise so totally overpowering, no ability at all for conversation. Service sloppy. Food odd. Will never return, just attend the museum lecture and go elsewhere for dinner.

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M
Austin
19 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great stop for lunch before visiting the museum.

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CA
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Beautiful, light, airy and elegant dining room with a happy, buzzy atmosphere. Well composed menu with freshly cooked dishes. The duck risotto is amazing! Very large portions - save space or share pudding.
Fantastic service - friendly and professional: we were made to feel special.
Expensive by UK standards but well worth it for the experience ($140/£110 for 1 risotto, 1 salad, 2 glasses Prosecco, av. bottle of rose wine, 1 pudding 1 coffee excluding the tip)

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Had to wait for a table way beyond the reservation time and the initial service was very slow. After the waiter finally came things moved very promptly

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food and located just off Central Park. A perfect combination!
This is one of our favorite go to restaurants for a bite to eat.
Enjoy

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O
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food, reasonably comfortable seating, good service, somewhat noisier than ideal. Would go again.

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S
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Restaurant was fine

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L
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Dinner for six. The food and service were very good.

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Z
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

We come a distance to visit Manhattan for a week or more every year and going to the West Side and Storico is part of that experience especially the day before the Thanksgiving Day parade when the balloons are being prepared. Storico's menu is not what it once was especially in desserts which appear to be an afterthought. Storico had the most amazing gelato flavors before and wonderful cookies. Now gone. Better appetizers were served in the past; also more ordinary and less Italian entrees now prevail. There appears to be an identity shift that is misguided. Also, too many items come with pepper in the batter or marinades. I like do salt and pepper on my own food thank you and some people cannot have either. Too bad.

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JR
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Our second time here after visiting the NYHS. Nice place for lunch or dinner. Dinner’s more cozy while lunch works with the energy of the museum. Friendly service.

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MJ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

My eggplant was so salty, it was inedible. The waiter didn’t charge us for the meal which I ate except for the eggplant. The cook had forgotten to rinse it after brining.

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L
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

I had eaten at Storico several times before, and didn't love the food, but it was fine. The room is beautiful, and I suggested to my guests, one of whom is a food writer, that we eat there after seeing the Harry Potter exhibition at the New York Historical Society. Unfortunately, the food was awful: the salads were dripping in dressing, and the pasta that one of has had, tasted like something one would find in a school cafeteria. The service was pretty awful too: the waiter tried to clear plates from our shared first course, and we had to tell him twice not to take the plates away. They did take one salad off the bill, but then overcharged us for the tuna addition to the salad which was supposed to be $7 instead of the $9 we were charged until we complained, for about one bite's worth of (canned) tuna.

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s
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I was with 2 out-of-town visitors and we all enjoyed our meals. It would be even better if something could be done to minimise the noise level - after all, all hard surfaces don't lend themselves to quiet conversation.

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RS
New York Area
94 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

We love Storico and everyone we take there is bowled over by the place. The only thing at this visit was that the service was very slow--likely because the place was packed. But it certainly wouldn't stop me from going back. In fact, we recommended it to two friends from California yesterday.

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BC
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 1

Restaurant was overwhelmed by tourists in town for the marathon. Soup was cold. Other food was burnt. Noise level was terrible at 2:30 and still they played music. And it was cold. Not a good experience. Choose date and time carefully!

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DG
Munich
153 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food is delicious. Generous portions. Pasta cooked to perfection. Fairly priced. Noisy! A bit cramped. But go anyway. Who would think museum food could be this good!

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A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

The host was not polite but our server was great

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SM
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

feels like being in Europe.
Lovely space and nice menu.

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5
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A pleasant restaurant at the New York Historical Society. Very good atmosphere, service and food. Nice place whether you visit the NYHS or not.

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MM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Not worth the time or money. Some dishes are okay, some others completely miss the mark.

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O
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have always loved this place since it opened. It has never disappoint me. Jus a perfect museum restaurant b

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L
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

pastas were delicious especially the Bolognese but the burrata could use some work. Creative names for cocktails but the drinks were okay.

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Y
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The menu has many wonderful choices from the branzino to the great rissoto. We loved the fried zucchini appetizer. It is great to share. The side dish of mushrooms is wonderful. The service is great and it is a perfect place to eat before the NYHS programs.

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