Storico

4.3
1405 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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Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellant food. Great hamburger.

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RA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a culinary treat! Our favorite celebration venue.

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YH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love their appetizers and entree, well presented and delicious. They used seasonal vegetables rather than the usual, which was a delight. My fish was just rIghtly grilled, though I had better chocolate cakes before. I went there for lunch, so I really enjoyed the wonderful natural lighting from their big windows, against the white walls and the extraordinary high ceiling. The cabinet decor added a bit history to the modern ambience. Originally I worried that the hard walls would have created a high sound level and bad for conversations, but it was acceptable. Their service is overall attentive. I would definitely go back again and recommend to friends.

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I
New York Area
159 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

We have been going to Storico from the beginning. Lovely setting. Friendly wait staff. Really liked the original avant-garde Italian menu. Current menu is fine but less adventuresome. Takes longer than we expect for food to arrive. Feels like there is a shortage of kitchen staff. Very good eggs Benedict with salmon and with prosciutto and spinach. Generous portion of butterscotch budino was light, delicious and ample for two. We remain fans.

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CS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I was very pleasantly surprised !for a big open space it was cozy and we were not seated next to anyone which made it lovely to talk and not hear the neighbors conversation.Thank You!

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JM
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Consistently very good food and wait staff. Even though the restaurant is crowded, we have no trouble hearing ourselves talk.

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F
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The location was convenient for me at that time. The space is clean and pretty but it is hard to have a conversation because it's loud. Food was so-so, not memorable but not horrible. Service was good.

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New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service. Tasty lunch though the sausage sandwich was hard to eat. Sliced the sausage to eat. Bread very chewy.

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SP
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Our server disappeared between the appetizer and main course. Another server came to the rescue. Salad I ordered was fresh but dressing was tasteless.

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CG
New York Area
77 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Convenient and pleasant dining when visiting NY Historical Society. Limited menu, good service.

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M
New England
11 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

One of my favorites but it worries me that on a Friday night the restaurant was less than 50% full. I’m not a restaurant manager but a few things that I believe would want me to come back. First given it was so empty, as opposed to be seated right next to another table, could have given us table well positioned especially since I had made a reservation and a repeat customer at that. Clearly there”s not a lot of consideration given for repeat customers, that should be easy to do in this digital age.

From a food perspective, wine list is very small and not a lot of choices,given that then your choices should be very selective and diverse enough in price points, but not. We settled on a wine that was okay but not at the price point we would have preferred. The brAised octopus was one of the tenderest we”be ever had and great taste. The pasta was excellent. The fried zucchini was well done but an added condiments like a garlic aoli would have really added to the plate. In addition, we had to ask for Parmesan for the pasta bolognese. Service was ok.

I love this place and the ambiance and I think the food can be great here. I want it to be successful but it’s also disappointing to come and know that with a little bit of more effort and care this could be a special place.

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SU
New York Area
88 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great branzino and eggplant pasta.
the fried zucchini is tasteless .Its all fried.Good wines by the glass.

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New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 5

Appealing for its location inside the NY Historical Society, it's convenient if you're attending an evening event there. Storico occupies a beautiful airy white space. The service is cheerful and friendly, but the food is subpar. Zucchini sticks were mushy and cold. The presentation of the pate was too messy to eat easily; I inadvertently sent gobs of it flying across the table. The pesto spaghetti was tasty, but drenched in too much sauce. I'll return for the ambiance and convenience, not for the food.

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food terrific- lovely presentation
Always noisy because of high ceilings but not too busy to make it annoying
Service friendly and efficient

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F
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

It’s always a warm place with very attentive service.

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UE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

Lovely restaurant inside the museum but it 's rather pricey and the food quality is just average. I got sick from the chicken sausage sandwich and perhaps that's why I have such a poor review.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Not threat. Just ok.

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w
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

If you are looking for a fine meal on the Upper West Side, this handsome, classy Italian restaurant located inside the New-York Historical Society is an excellent place for lunch, drinks, or dinner. Of course, if you are visiting the museum—which consistently features lively, interesting exhibitions—it's incredibly convenient. Our seafood and pasta dishes were fresh and delicious, and the service was attentive and friendly. And there's even a reduced-drinks happy hour from 5 PM to 7 PM. This was our second visit to Storico—and we'll definitely be back.

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F
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Loud, not for conversation. Food Fine. Wait service very good, but was understaffed the day I was there. They did the best they could and that was appreciated: a management failure. Will go again.

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TB
New York Area
92 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The Branzino is to die for! I confess I haven't ordered anything else 3 times in a row but it's simply that good.

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B
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Delightful room. Really good food and a wonderful venue to share a meal with friends. Service attentive and varied menu to make everyone happy.

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IP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I go to Storico on a regular basis and we are never disappointed. The only issue might be the sound bounces a good deal and make the volume a bit much at time.

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l
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was excellent. Had the duck, crispy chicken, and rigatoni. The branzino was extremely tempting. Arancini and the Squash/Burrata was amazing. The duck was the hightlight especially with the Brussel Sprouts. Wine choices were good with the selection of the ChateauNeuf du pape. The service could have been more attentive, but we enjoyed the evening immensely. Will come again to try the branzino.

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J
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Chill, lovely place for brunch. The noise level gets a bit high, but it's never overwhelming due to the high ceilings. Service is generally friendly and solid. Food is straightforward, but well made.

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F
New England
21 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely lunch in a quintessential West Side building next to the museum. Food was very good.

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AN
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place to grab s bite on the UWS.

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RN
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We thought the food was surprisingly good. Even special. The crispy chicken alone is so good it’s worth a trip. The comfort-food donuts for dessert are fun. This will probably become one of our neighborhood favorites.

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M
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

We had a lecture at 7pm . It took over 30 minutes to get our food which made for a very rushed , unpleasant dining experience.

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OT
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

From the moment we walked in until we left, the restaurant was very accommodating. Most of us were pleased with our food, especially the chicken-and-apple sausage, which two if us had as a salad plate instead of a sandwich. One guest, who found her soup very salty and sent it back, seemed satisfied when our very pleasant server took it back and replaced it. We had a very enjoyable time with our food, service, and conversation. The food, some ordered with wine, was a delightful accompaniment to our talk of trips in the Rhine, the Danube and Paris.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The service and food were both fantastic! We ate here with our two boys (3yrs and 7yrs old) right after leaving the Museum of Natural History. They were very accommodating and sweet with our kids. We all loved our food. I was surprised that they had a kids menu, which we ordered from for our 3 yr old, but our seven year old ordered the Campanelle pasta dish and he thought it was delicious! I gave them five stars for each category except for food, where I gave them four. The only reason for this was because the Panko fried oyster appetizer we ordered were soggy instead of having a light crunch on the outside. Maybe their oil wasn’t hot enough when they dropped the oysters in. The oysters still tasted good, the outside was just off a bit texturally from what we were expecting. Everything else we had was right on and fantastic. Even dessert was great! We ate around 6pm which seemed like a great time to arrive with kids because the restaurant wasn’t very full yet. Their space, with the high ceilings, pretty lighting and light colored decor is beautiful. We would definitely go back!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 5

Poor service and bad food for the price

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SU
New York Area
88 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

crispy chicken is delicious although it took 30 min to cook
brussel sprouts were crispy and tasty
smoked eggplant pasta dish was good
wines by the glass during happy hour ate a great deal

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SC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Storico has really superb Italian food in a lovely setting with enthusiastic service. The pasta is amazing.

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AS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Storico has become my go-to for meeting friends for lunch, especially if they're from out of town.

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AS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Waited almost 15 minutes to be seated. Waited another 10 minutes for water. No waiter. We left after a half hour.

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C
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Wonderful UWS spot. I especially loved the arugula salad!

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e
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I hosted a Baby Sprinkle for a friend and group of 11. We had a prix fixe lunch that was served family style. Our server, Lucky, was so accomodating, attentive, friendly and professional- she had champagne waiting for us the moment we arrived. We had a wonderful time, the food was delicious and the ambiance is always beautiful.

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WS
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food - attractive room - friendly helpful servers. Just wish the noise level was less - even when restsurent isn't full it's still loud

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PM
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I have loved this restaurant in the past. The ambiance is lovely and the service is excellent. This time I might have ordered the wrong thing. The spaghetti with walnut, almond, and pinenut pesto was swimming in so much sauce that it almost seemed like a soup. It also was underseasoned. I tasted my friend's butternut squash risotto and it was delicious. The fried zucchini was the best - cracklingly crisp outside and creamy inside. We had to send back our cannoli because the ricotta filling was off. They substituted tiramisu which was very good. I recommend this restaurant to people all the time both to support the New-York Historical Society and because I've always had wonderful meals here. I hope this Saturday's experience was an aberration.

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S
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food, the service is excellent, never rushed and very comfortable atmosphere.

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