Storico

4.3
1316 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.
Additional
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 1316 People Are Saying
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4.2
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ZO
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
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 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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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N
Naples
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great stop for lunch before visiting the museum.

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CA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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
25 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
7 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
93 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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OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The host and servers were more than accommodating to my rapidly-shrinking party (from 7 to 5) with a toddler. Thank you. NB: For those coming in car, don't do that in a Sunday when there's a farmers market across the street.

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J
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
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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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Came here and half the restaurant was empty but we were seated in a section where the bartender is also the waiter so throughout the meal there were servers just walking around and we had to flag down people for any service. We had arugula salad which was overly acidic (Granny Smith apple, pickled onions and Vin), burrata - hard to eat as the cheese was one the bread that wasn't cut and smothered in balsamic so you couldn't pick it up either, and the campanelle where the pasta was overcooked and the "sauce" was just underseasoned ground meat. Cocktails lacked depth and the highlight of the meal was the 18 dollar, 6oz glass of wine. Felt like a bad cafeteria experience.

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Houston
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
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 on October 11, 2018
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
82 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
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
9 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
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 on October 9, 2018
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
54 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
4 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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