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About Storico

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 Julian Alonzo has created a collection of offerings that draw on seasonal inspiration — from a lunchtime avocado toast with quail egg to a dinner entree of parsley linguine with a medley of briny clams, hot red pepper, and pancetta. 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.

New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary Italian

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

Cross Street:
Entrance on 77th Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 485-9211

Website:
http://storicorestaurant.com/

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.

Public Transit:
B & C trains at 81st Street, 1 train to 79th Street, M10 to 77th Street, M79 to 81st Street

Executive Chef:
Julian Alonzo

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

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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Details
Mon 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 11:00PM

Tue - Sat 5:00PM - 6:30PM 8:00PM - 9:45PM

Storico Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (39)
Great for Lunch (29)
Fit for Foodies (25)
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Casual (24)
Creative Cuisine (20)
Good for a Date (20)
Great for Brunch (20)
Sunday Lunch (17)
Special Occasion (12)
Local Ingredients (11)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Healthy (9)
Quick Bite (9)
Afternoon Coffee (8)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Business Meals (8)
Kid-friendly (8)
Fun (8)
Romantic (7)
Seasonal (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Afternoon Tea (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Cozy (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Authentic (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Late-night Find (3)
People Watching (3)
Scenic View (2)
Vegan (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Organic (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Fabulous dinner Tuesday evening after the lecture. The chicken, beef, cod all outstanding.
Service was friendly and considerate- always keeping us informed of the progress of our dinner.

Lucky was our server - simply spectacular, such a pleasure!

We, of course , will return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

Convenient location in Museum. We toured exhibit, had lunch and returned afterwards for the afternoon exhibits.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Spicy, Local Ingredients
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

The lobster tagliatelle and the sea bass were both delicious. Very friendly service. The room is very pretty. Convenient for this museum or for American Museum of Natural history. Nice for latte and dessert as well. I wish they had more vegetarian options and pastas

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food
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food4
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Service was great. Wine options were good its opportunity to taste before ordering. Interesting small plates. Menu options change

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Casual
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service5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Amazing! And server Ricardo was very kind

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food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Our anniversary was acknowledged by chef in grand style.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Lucky was great at the bar. Very knowledgeable about the story of the restaurant and the menu. Food is outstanding!

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great service. Small portions but delicious.

Right next to the museum. I would go back again.

Tags: Scenic View
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Excellent food and atmosphere! Highly recommended.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Be reassured.
Perhaps some Open Table reviewers or New Yorkers have a different expectation of what a good cafe should be as some reviews left an impression of general decline in food quality, menu offerings and service. However, there was nothing of the sort. On the contrary, we were rather pleased with what we encountered at Caffe Storico. The interesting menu had sufficient variety and the food was simply very good in tasting and presentation. Main dish pastas are perfect sizes and not obscenely large as at so many other American places and done to near perfection. Sensible portions, excellent food preparation, a nice variety to choose from, priced at reasonable (for Manhattan) prices plus good service. What more is there to ask for in a non pretentious lunch or dinner.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Excellent well-prepares food at an interesting Museum..... !!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Nice casual restaurant inside the New York Historical Museum.

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food4
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service5
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 27, 2017

The hostess and our waiter were very friendly and relaxed on a very hectic day - Wed Dec 27. I appreciated their good nature.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We used to love this restaurant -- food was amazing, incredible service and beautiful space and location--we have taken many friends and family. The last 3 times (2 dinner and one brunch) it was horrible for the food and service. The menus were limited, but if limited should be delicious and special-- just was lackluster and couldn't decide if it was heavy or light. Service was atrocious on all fronts.

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·Dined on December 22, 2017

The hostess was rude and saved the best table, despite making a reservation, for the museum curator. Total disregard for customer service and desires.

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food3
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service1
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Everything is great except the acoustics. Maybe the plates stacked up on the walls magnify sound.

Tags: Business Meals
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food5
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Holiday lunch

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Great expectations were left unmet in all areas except our table server who was the only redeeming quality. The hostess was not respectful nor knowledgeable. Cuisine was lackluster. Perhaps we chose the wrong items. Our server Chantel is a rock star who has a future in management. Her demeanor in an untenable situation was exceptional. It was a shame. Even an exceptional server could not save the experience. Other than a server who tried very diligently this venue needs to screen its staff and quality of the cuisine.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

I've always loved Storico because of its location within the New York Historical Society Museum and the creative décor--the plates lining the shelves and the open kitchen. The service is always attentive without being intrusive. (The noise, because the space is nothing but hard surfaces, has always been a problem I was willing to overlook.) But on the last three visits there, spanning the past year, I've been increasingly disappointed by the food and beverage offerings. The menu is fine (except for very limited cocktail offerings, mostly of summery drinks--I wanted a plain old martini!), but the food just isn't as good as it used to be, and portions are laughably small, and I'm not one to equate quantity with quality. I took Canadian friends who travel constantly to Storico over the weekend, and we were disappointed, although the museum made up for it.

Tags: Quick Bite, Fun, Good for a Date, Cozy, People Watching
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

The weekend brunch is excellent. There was something for everyone- inlet, eggs Benedict, oatmeal, hamburger, pancakes- and everything was delicious. The value was great. Wish some of these items were on the dinner menu!

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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food5
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

The noise level is too high. The service was rapid, perhaps too rapid. The dessert choices were limited. It would have been helpful if the choices of wine by the glass had brief descriptions.

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food4
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Made reservations for closing time at the New York Historical Society. A lovely way to relax and discuss the different exhibits. The servers were very friendly. The food was great and the price reasonable.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

A group of four of us ate here to celebrate a friend's birthday. Everyone was happy with their food (steak salad, beef and potatoes, celery root soup, arancini, tiramisu) and the service was very good. Definitely a nice setting for lunch with attentive service. Will return for sure.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Coffee, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Menu and food not as good as last time I went a year or two ago.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

We ate there before an event at the Historical Society...the staff was friendly and informative...the room is very comfortable and pleasant...the food was delicious and served in a timely manner...there are no complaints!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

Decor , food, service very lovely. Most convenient and you are able to reserve a table on line The New York historical society is a must visit when you are in NYC and having such a fine cafe on site is a big plus
Menu affords many choices and the prices are fair and everyone can find something appealing

Tags: Casual, Fun, Vegan, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Everything was delicious!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We were looking an early dinner and made a reservation at this lovely trattoria. It is set inside the same building as the New York Historical Society. The food was delicious and the service was very attentive.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Love the atmosphere, service and the food. It is always a treat to eat at Caffe Storico. Gravlax is outstanding. This is one of our favorite NYC spots.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Storico is the restaurant at the NY Historical Society, although you can enter without visiting the Society. It is Italian influenced but menu is broad. Food is simply excellent, nicely plated. Service also excellent. Noise level allows for conversation but not totally quiet. I always eat there when I visit NYHS but it is really a neighborhood gem.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Beautiful room, excellent, attentive service, inventive presentation, tasty food, appropriate pricing. Patrons lingered and seemed to be having a good time.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Wonderful setting in New York Historical Society with tasty food. Excellent choice for lunch or brunch.

Tags: Casual, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We've been here quite a few times for brunch or lunch, and have always enjoyed it. Not this time. This was our first evening dinner, but we had no hesitation in making a reservation for our party of out of town guests. This negative review shows how service can affect a dining experience. During the reservation process, we asked for a table "out of traffic and away from wait stations." Instead we were seated very close to the front door(s). The way the tables are placed -- quite close with barely an aisle -- meant everyone coming in or leaving the restaurant had to squeeze past my chair, pushing me and the person next to me in the process. After I quietly approached the host that one of our party was celebrating a birthday the next day, and perhaps could they put a candle in a desert to surprise him, the first thing the waiter did on approaching our table was say, "I understand you're having a birthday! Congratulations!" I was incredulous -- the first time this has ever happened in any restaurant, ever. For better or worse, this really soured my evening. The waiter was apparently new. He tried hard but he appeared tentative and awkward. I've tried describing a few examples here, but on rereading them, they each individually sounded petty and snooty. However, taken together, it was clear to all of us that he needed more training. Storico aspires to be a nice, comfortable place, worthy of its setting and decor (and prices). The food is pretty good -- not great, but not disappointing. The striped bass filet was just OK. The scallops were tasty, as was the gnocchi. The Cesar salads were just passable. All of the deserts missed badly -- we had three different ones. (Their version of tiramisu was extremely disappointing, with no shape, no texture and minimal flavor. I could no on, but what's the point?
I guess we'll stick to brunches here.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Very pleasant staff and good food. Lunch menu was perfect for light lunch.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Vegan
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

nice setting, perfect for after the museum. The food was good, good choices, the wine was expensive.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Have enjoyed this place before but now they had a new chef.
Waited forever for the food and it was so over-salted that we both sent it back to the kitchen.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Service was little better than a corner coffee shop which is in direct contrast to the high food prices.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Since they added more tables and redid the floor it appears smaller. But the food is delicious. The desserts need work.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Late-night Find, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Had a really nice evening prior to Cry Havoc. Party reduced to two. New menu okay. Miss the panna cotta, which was the best in NY. Hope the new chef returns it to the
menu.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

This has been a favorite restaurant for years. The food is both reliable and inventive. The menu changes with seasons. The home made pasta is as good as it comes. Deserts do not disappoint. They used to have a nice Italian wine list with depth and value. Recently this has been dumbed down with many fewer offerings. A great pity.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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