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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
Beautiful space day or night, delicious food, novelty location. Thoughtful, well executed menu.
This restaurant is in the NY Historical Scy. It is architecturally interesting and beautiful with soaring ceilings, an all-white decor featuring lovely woodwork and porcelain plates from the society's collection. Our server was absolutely delightful -- very knowledgable about the wine selections and a perfect server. The food was delicious. I did not give it the highest stars because this is NYC after all. The grilled branzino and rigatoni were repaired to perfection. The restaurant is a happy place with happy people, so expect a certain amount of noise as the kitchen is open to the dining area.
Caffe Storico is a cheerful place designed for ladies who lunch. The hostess just stared at me when I entered at 1pm. I had to ask if she worked there because she looked like a patron, just dumpier. Lousy service until it was time to hurry our party along due to a special event scheduled for 2:45. OpenTable should have indicated this event when I made the reservation as we were considerably rushed. Food was mediocre. The linguine was really spaghetti, the frittata was rubbery and our server was overly eager to clear our plates which we clearly hadn't finished. No time for coffee or dessert as it was obvious we were no longer welcome. The wine was good although server didn't have a clue about the wine list. Not a great experience.
This is my favorite restaurant for a girls lunch. The food is amazing and the decor is bright, attractive and it just makes me happy.
very pretty room with delicious, fresh food. it was a little pricier than we expected for what we thought would be neighborhood place, but I had not factored in the budakkhan/morini to connection. would definitely go back.
Interesting Italian fare in a charming corner of the New York Historical Society. Service can be somewhat erratic.
Bright and loud. Shrieking child near us also. We were seated under a shelf of glasses, and a waiter leaned over us to fill a tray which he then lifted over our heads. Not a great night out, and rather pricey to boot.
Welcoming, charming and bright. Tall ceilings make it airy but noise level for lunch made conversation difficult. Service attentive. Ricotta and toast starter was tasty but skimpy amount. Sandwiches were delicious , size was ok for N.Y price. Panzanella salad was skimpy overpriced- toasts in this bread salad should NOT be croutons. Dessert was lovely& all around classic. I'd go again when at the museums- but not with a group I'd like to converse with. Noise was a problem.
Always take great care of me and my guests. Responsive to our every need. Menu nicely refreshed during the year.
I visited Caffe Storico for the first time a couple of weeks ago and I absolutely loved it. I was looking for a place that would be good for a birthday dinner and that was participating in restaurant week and I came across raving reviews about Caffe Storico. Since I had no idea that there was a restaurant in the NY Historical Society, I was intrigued. Let me tell you, the reviews didn't lie - it was incredible. The decor was completely charming and the service was top notch. The food? ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS. I cannot wait to go back.
I never knew this restaurant was there. I am so glad for restaurant week for introducing this place to me.
I will definitely be back!!
First time at Caffe Storico for dinner, having gone several times for lunch. Excellent all around, except for noice level, which is deafening, perhaps because of otherwise beautiful high ceilings.
Came here for restaurant week. While I enjoyed my rigatoni, the food overall didn't blow me away. This seemed kind of like more of a place where retirees go thinking its posh.
Food is excellent. It's a beautiful spot. Go!! Get the smoked salmon for sure.
Quite simply, my husband and I love dinner at Caffe Storico. The service, food, and ambience are all equally superb. Oh--and the price point is also extremely reasonable for the quality and creativity of the food and the lovely etting. We will be dining at Caffe Storico as long as it chooses to remain on CPW.
went for restaurant week a what a pleasant surprise. food choices were excellent and more important the food taste great
Wonderful ambience and food - great location and a neighborhood gem.
Very, very pretty--nice location. Staff is very accommodating and pleasant. Food is very good (we did have restaurant week--assume everything else is as good). The acoustics are terrible! But like all New Yorkers, we accommodated after a while to the noise. If you need a place to have a "real" conversation, not such a great choice. But if that doesn't matter it's really lovely.
this establishment was recommended to us for the quality o its food. While the dishes we had we superb, the wait staff was inattentive and at times rude.
We go here pretty often and the food never disappoints, the pastas are always our faves. Tried the fish off the restaurant week menu and it was fantastic, definitely recommend the Branzino.
We've been here many times and always enjoyed our visits. Beautiful, elegant, high-ceilinged room, fabulous food, "attitude-free" service. Located in the New York Historical Museum building. Have a great brunch, lunch, or dinner and then enjoy the Museum!
Good slada and nice wine
I would like to use this retaurant weekday lunch
Have dined at Caffe Storico many times and always found it a pleasant experience. The food is very good, the service is attentive without being overbearing, the surroundings are very pleasant.
I had some friends from out of town and we all agreed to try this place out. We had dinner around 6:30pm on a friday and it was relatively quiet, but by 8:30 when we left, almost all the tables were full of diners. We had well-informed waitress who could answer any questions we had. My friend had the salad for her app & the other two tried the lamb.The lamb appetizer was amazing. The portion was a decent size, could have shared. I didn't finish to save room for my entree. I chose the fish with lemon - Again, absolutely amazing dish. Probably the best fish I've had in awhile. They chose the chicken and said it was perfectly cooked and moist not dry. You must choose the apricot panna cotta. It's fabulous! Sweet & Tart, perfectly balanced.
Great location within the New York Historical Society - take in an exhibition and discuss it over a cocktail afterwards
The overall decor of the restaurant is great and the open kitchen gives it a more casualness in too of the overall classy ambience. The food is quite ok in the way that they don't taste bad but they don't taste exceptionally well either, given the price. The dessert is quite a disappointment. It is too sweet and creamy for Italian dessert.
Love the pasta here, all of them are great! The steak was a lil burnt tho'...and we missed our usual server.
The ambience and the service are welcoming. We shared the burrata and prosciutto appetizer and each had a delicious, fresh pasta. It's hard to make a choice here because the whole menu sounds so tasty. Definitely coming back.
While I vaguely knew about this restaurant in the Historical Society, I had never thought to try it. I'm glad I did! It has sophistication, wonderful food, and excellent service. Pricey but worth it.
Good place to have a bite after spending time in the museum. Great service.
My original glass of wine tasted like the bottle had been left open for several days. My entree - roasted chicken - had so much salt on the skin that any bites including skin weren't really edible. I didn't want to send a second thing back, so I just dealt with it. At prices like this ($13 for a salad, most entrees ~$30) I expect more, even in NYC.
We stay at the Excelsior Hotel every year and this is a great place for dinner for your first night at the hotel because it literally across the street from the Natural History Museum and 1 block over from the hotel. It's very pretty inside and the food is very good and tasteful. You will enjoy looking out of the windows and you're connected to the New York Historical Society which is an added bonus.
I ate here for lunch and had the Duck Pappardelle..they were delicious and would recommend..the interior is nice with statues,etc. and lemon colored banquettes..
the only downside is that it was quite noisy as the caffe is located in the Historical Society Center and there is a lot of hustle and bustle ..maybe not the place to go if you want a quiet lunch.
Even on Children's Day, children all around, we had a nice and tasty lunch, declining dessert as we were appreciative of the food consumed. Love the coffee!
never disappoints. The cod and a side of mushrooms is really amazing!
Ambiance and service are great, but the food is mediocre and the kitchen needs help.
I had eaten here before and had a lovely meal so went back and was very disappointed. After having spent ten minutes with the menu and settling on the two been items that I wished, I was advised my our waitress that neither of these was available (information that would have been far more helpful when the menus were provided). I struggled with the balance of the menu because I'm vegetarian, and when I explained this to our waitress, she left, saying she would give us "some more time" with no effort to assist or help me try and select something suitable. The service overall was lacklustre, which seems far below average when compared with other New York restaurants.
Caffé Storico never ceases to please whenever I go there. The food is always tasty and the service is terrific. I am usually on a tight schedule and they are especially sensitive to that. It is an great choice if you are going to be at the NY Historical Society or the Museum of Natural History.
My husband and I absolutely love this restaurant. The food is always excellent and a very good mix of traditional and a little adventurous. they also vary their menu periodically during the year--each menu being equally delicious and fun. Whenever we have family or special friends visiting from outside NYC, we always bring them to Storico for dinner and every person has thanked us profusely as they eat every bit of food. Additionally, the service continues to be extremely professional--friendly but not obsequious/efficient but not hovering. Storico will continue to be one of our absolute favorite restaurants.
We had an early dinner and just had appetizers, which were excellent--the brusssel sprouts, grilled octopus, and ricotta salad, and crostini. But our experience was marred by our brusque and rude waitress who seemed very annoyed that we didn't want seconds on our drinks or order main courses, even though the two appetizers we each ordered were the same price as a main course for each of us.