Storico

4.2
1347 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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FF
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great venue, bright space for casual dining. We had brunch. Baked eggs and Bircher muesli are excellent. Good kids menu.

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P
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I was particularly impressed by the staff's care for a nearby disabled patron, dining with his family. When water was spilled, copious napkins appeared almost instantly, and the mop-up was accomplished with no fuss. A later choking episode was similarly handled smoothly. When we left the restaurant, the patron and his family were still there, apparently enjoying fully the opportunity to eat out. It was just as it should have been.

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LB
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

I've enjoyed Storico in the past and live around the corner and will continue to go there every once in a while. But only during non-peak moments. When they are crowded they are overwhelmed and the beautiful plates that decorate the room bounce the sound around so it is noisy. The experience is very different on a sleepy afternoon or early dinner during a weekday. The food is always delicious. Also, I sat next to the door and in spite of asking someone to manage the cold gusts, the wind went through me every moment or so and as my mother predicted, I woke up with a sore throat and a chill the next day. Sit further inside next time on a quiet day and you'll see me.

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b
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

menu should be expanded
too much comfortand fried food

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AN
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The good is dependably good. The service is often slow when they are crowded and it can get noisy

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KE
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

The best thing about Storico was our waiter Sam who oversaw our meal, gave us recommendations on cook times, and safe alternatives based on my daughters food allergies. Least appealing is the dinner value. Yes the presentation is artful, but the prices are too high for a suburbanite who might expect the whole bronzino, not the half filet for dinner price. So I recommend this for lunch not dinner.

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WL
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

It’s a pretty restaurant and conveniently located near Central Park and other attractions, but the food was mediocre and the wait for the food was exceedingly long. For the price, I would not recommend it.

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DB
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

wonderful restaurant in the New York Historical Society with an outside entrance to accommodate dining when the NYHS is closed. the food is excellent - the service attentive and warm - fresh local ingredients and freshly prepared lemonade, drinks, and a lovely setting make this a very good place to come.

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LK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The services we the best I've experienced in a comparably priced restaurant. Great coffee. Difficult to find but worth it.

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m
New York Area
203 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Two appetizers - the Jerusalem artichokes and the fried zucchini strips - were great. Melting texture on the sunchokes, though not everyone was thrilled by the bagna cauda. Very good batter on the zucchini, very well fried. Main courses didn't fare so well - poor pasta, salty fish, food not cooked to order. The managment was very responsive. Bottom line: you go here for one reason only - you are going to an exhibit in the historical society. There, I strongly recommend the Tiffany lamps. The exhibit is permanent, beautifully displayed, interactive (you can design the colors in a lamp), and very instructive. Who knew that Clara Driscoll was the main designer of so many Tiffany lamps? Well, the people at the historical society know and inform the rest of us. They should be called Driscoll lamps. There's a fascinating gender aspect as well as an artistic aspect.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Lunch with family. Efficient service and tasty food.

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BR
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding service by ‘Lucky.’ Our Server, courteous, informative, engaging and smart.
Dining superb, raddixchio salad., branzino, imaginatively and carefully prepared. Felt fresh and intriguing.

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s
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All enjoyed their meals from Salads to pasta to scallops and the Osobuco. Very pleasant bright surroundings and friendly and efficient service from all members of the team.

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SP
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food always very good. Such juicy chicken! Service fantastic and warm. Music choice not quite matching the style of the place we thought. Maybe less commercial pop, more jazz or something more classic.

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a
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had a reservation. Place was mostly empty. We asked for a specific empty table. Hostess said that it was reserved. But when we departed 90 minutes later it had never been occupied and restaurant was still mostly empty. Mark that up to a poor hostess. Still an excellent meal and evening.

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TM
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

No need to see art in an empty stomach! We chose this venue because we only had an hour between the exhibits at the Historical Society and the 7pm lecture there. We were delightfully surprised by the selection, service and scallops. Thanks for one of our best meals in Manhattan—and that’s saying something!

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H
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
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 on December 9, 2018
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 on December 8, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

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

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T
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
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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Miami
5 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
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
7 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
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
72 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
2 reviews
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
59 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
5 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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N
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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OT
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
28 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Restaurant was fine

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