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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
Sun 11:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 11:00PM

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

Sat 11:00AM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 11:00PM

Storico Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (34)
Great for Lunch (21)
Fit for Foodies (19)
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Casual (19)
Great for Brunch (17)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Sunday Lunch (13)
Good for a Date (11)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Special Occasion (9)
Quick Bite (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Healthy (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Afternoon Coffee (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Seasonal (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Fun (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Romantic (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Business Meals (2)
Cozy (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Scenic View (2)
Authentic (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Organic (1)
People Watching (1)
Vegan (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

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 2 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 7 days ago

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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Very good food, a bit unusual, each dish. Strong flavors. The exceptional thing for us: the service was absolutely fantastic. Needed to send back a dish because of a food allergy...no problem, easily and graciously handled. Love the looks and feel of the place.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Outstanding food, inventive and beautifully presented. Attentive service and elegant modern decor. Improbably located in the New York Historical Society.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 2017

The experience at Storico for lunch before attending the museum exhibits was pleasant: clean,
convenient, excellent service, but the menu is overpriced.

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Very noisy. Service was ok. Menu limited. It had been a nicer place to dine on the other times I've been there but not today.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Food was good, to me the big issue was how cold the room was and how quickly the hot fish I ordered cooled off. Because of the high ceilings, I feel the hot food needs covers.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

AMAZING! Just in town for the weekend with my 8 year-old. Great place for nicer brunch, but still welcoming for well-behaved kids. Right next to Museum of Natural History and Central Park- loved it.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

It is much too loud and noisy. In spite of the cuisine, the pleasant design and the location, it is impossible to have a conversation. Impossible. Impossible. Impossible. The business meeting was a disaster.

Tags: Casual, Healthy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Very disappointing. We had been there several time in the past and had always enjoyed eating there, but not in the past 12 months. Deciding to go back was a mistake as we did not enjoy it at all. Overly pretentious menu, small portions. Not sure who they are catering to now, but it is definitely not us. We had trouble finding something on the menu to eat and what we ended up ordering just was not very good . While it i a lovely place, the food does not live up to decor. No wy we would consider returning.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

A disappointing experience. The menu only offered one dish (beet salad) that a vegetarian could eat. They were unresponsive if chef could add some sides from their other dishes to create a meal. And the coffee was cold. Specialty items that the Chef is excited to provide should not be the only items available. Even the desserts were too exotic.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Storico is the restaurant located in the New York Historical Society. The restaurant is Italian in concept and although there are other menu options that is the way to go. Preparation is simply outstanding and the food delicious. Service pleasant and efficient, even when dining after an event when everyone comes in at once. If you visit NYHS, you should dine here, but you don't have to visit the museum to eat in the restaurant, and it is definitely a plus for the neighborhood.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 31, 2017

The new menu is wonderful. Now you can get salads and fish. The addition of small plates is a big plus. The option for large or small sizes on several items was great. The prices are very competitive and excellent value. There were so many things I am anxious to try. We will be back!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Everything but the noise is splendid. Noise level is still MUCH too high but it has never stopped us from returning. It’s the crashing & clanging from the kitchen & bar — not voices. BUT, everything else is worth it!

Tags: Quick Bite, Good Vegetarian Options, Late-night Find, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Organic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We were visiting the Historical Society of NY and decided to eat on site. We got there as the dinner session was beginning at 5 PM on a Friday. It was empty but we had reservations as we were advised. We were seated and the service was outstanding. Very nice, attentive, friendly. I had skirt steak with potatoes . I ordered to to be medium and it was a bit chewy. Maybe it needed to cook a little more but the potatoes were very good as were the vegetables. I had a lovely glass of red wine. My friend had scallops and sparkling water. He said it was very good. I don't think I would seek the restaurant out if I wasn't visiting the Society because there are many good places to eat in the area. But if you're already there, it's a good place to stop and grab a bite.

Tags: Quick Bite, Afternoon Tea, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Comfortable and delicious and adjoined to the New York Historical Society Museum - which is relatively small and manageable for an hour’s visit - and across the street from the Museum of Natural History that you could spend a week gawking at.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Good appetizers, small main course portions, desserts particularly twee: ours was a "deconstructed" tiramisu, which meant a couple of tiny logs of ice cream, with a couple of pieces of chocolate and tiny bricks of sponge cake thrown around the plate. The pork cheeks in the pasta were three or four bacon-like specks. Pretty restaurant, though!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Good food, pleasant atmosphere, very good service. A lovely experience.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Coffee, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Spot on in terms of freshness, execution, presentation, and TASTE.
Love Storico. Always dependable. Sam is an excellent waiter!
Thank you.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

i would like more options from the lunch menu i.e. cod or lobster club sandwich

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Attractive and friendly, sleek space, very nice food and wine, affordable

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Our server was extremely nice and very attentive - he rates 5 stars. Somehow our first course was delayed and he couldn't have been nicer about it. Then the manager comped us an extra appetizer. They were so nice about it that we couldn't be annoyed.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Disabled Access
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

This time the service was painfully slow. We had a reservation.
Need more wait staff.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

For a light, delicious meal, while exploring the New York Historical Society or something close by, this small, elegant eatery offering fine food and myriad wine will more than fill the bill. The wait staff is attentive, food comes in a timely fashion, and there was nothing upon which to complain.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Storico Is outstanding in every way. The food was imaginative, beautifully presented and marvelously delicious.
The light and airy room gives off the most positive of vibes, all white and yellow, with beautifully decorated porcelain plates filling the shelves surrounding three sides of this wonderful, very high ceiling room. The 4th side is a large window.
I shared the Steak Tartar with my daughter. It was served in half a marrow bone, garnished with a sunnyside up quail egg and a tiny, marrow filled, crouton. Exquisite. Then I had glazed sea scallops garnished with quail eggs and served with wedges of pork belly. My daughter had Hanger steak, creative broccoli variations and crispy cubes of layered potatoes. Our divine desert was a deconstructed Tiaramisu composed of lipstick shaped tiaramisu ice cream, difficult to describe lady fingers, and cream. Everything was absolutely delicious.
My daughter was visiting me and we ate in many different restaurants this past week. None could compare with Storico. In addition the prices are comparable to many of the better restaurants. As I am a member of the excellent NY Historical Society I received a 10% discount. This made the bill most reasonable. We are returning for Brunch tomorrow. I think it 5 stars in every department.

Tags: People Watching, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We went for brunch on the Sunday of Columbus day weekend, so the restaurant was likely a bit noisier and the service slower with the crowd. Nevertheless, it is a beautiful, bright, high ceilinged room which is a pleasure and the staff and food are excellent (even if the gnocchi was a bit salty :) ). Whether or not you are going to the Historical Society, it is warmly recommended.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

This has easily become one of my favorite neighborhood brunch spots. The food is fantastic and the service is always wonderful. Definitely recommend. Not to mention- it’s so pretty inside!

Tags: Seasonal, Cozy, Afternoon Tea, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Casual, Afternoon Coffee, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Romantic, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Fantastic service and scrumptious food! It's my favorite place to catch up with friends and family.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 27, 2017

After many meals at Storico, they have changed the menu and chef and the results were really disappointing. The salmon that I ordered multiple times before, became 5 individually wrapped chunks of salmon - it looked and felt like an appetizer! There wasn't enough food to fit the plate. The salad we split, in the past, was composed of enough food to split - this was not enough for two people.The service and ambiance are always excellent.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 20, 2017

This restaurant in The NY Historical Museum is very good. It is physically appealing, and the food is very good. I would recommend having a meal here especially if you were visiting the museum, but also if you were in the neighborhood.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 19, 2017

I have eaten here before and liked it very much.
Somehow, in the last month they closed for some "renovation"
Place looks exactly the same. The service was terrible.
Took time for everything - water, attention - given the check before we actually ever had our meal! Oh - took about 45 minutes for our food to come.
Not exciting and very pricey for what we had.
I'm so disappointed.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Can't say enough about this under appreciated restaurant and the wonderful meals the new chef is delivering. Had the best roast suckling pig I've ever eaten. Just terrific!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Love the new menu and the reasonable prices. Great neighborhood restaurant.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Afternoon Coffee, Casual, Quick Bite, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Disabled Access
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Wishing new chef well; staff most accommodating; not quite sure in which direction menu going, but overall good.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 8, 2017

What a shame! Back when this was a Stephen Starr restaurant, it was one of our favorites. After a change of management and kitchen staff, the food went downhill and we sadly stopped going. We were heartened by recent upticks in Open Table reviews (which had dropped when the last chef came aboard), so gave it a try a couple of nights ago with high hopes. It turns out, they had a new interim chef, modified decor (less appealing, though subtly so, than the original), and a new menu as of a few days earlier. Unfortunately, it was a terrible dinner and we are unlikely to go back until/unless there are dramatic changes. The Caesar salad was so lightly dressed as to be practically naked, the chicken-- the first two bites of which were delicious-- turned out to be not just undercooked but raw except for the very outermost portion, and our server seemed clueless (when asked how the chicken was prepared, he'd assured us, without irony, that they lived happy lives and were "grass-fed," and while he insisted on having the kitchen cook another chicken, he seemed unconcerned that it was not ready by the time we were ready to pay the bill. Overall, the staff seemed pleasant but indifferent and inadequately trained, and the food left a lot to be desired. Too bad because the space and location are great.

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