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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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