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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.
170 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024
Hours of Operation:
Saturday and Sunday: 11am–4:00pm
Tuesday–Friday: 5pm -10:00pm
Entrance on 77th Street
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
B & C trains at 81st Street, 1 train to 79th Street, M10 to 77th Street, M79 to 81st Street
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 email@example.com.
Storico Ratings and Reviews
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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