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7:00 PM
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1158 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary Italian
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Lunch
  • Fit for Foodies
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Contemporary Italian
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Hours of operation
Saturday and Sunday: 11am–4:00pm

Tuesday–Friday: 11:30am–2:30pm

Tuesday–Friday: 5pm -10:00pm
Saturday: 5:30pm-10:00pm
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Phone number
(212) 485-9211
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Julian Alonzo
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Cross street
Entrance on 77th Street
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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.
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Public transit
B & C trains at 81st Street, 1 train to 79th Street, M10 to 77th Street, M79 to 81st Street
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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
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine


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What 1158 People Are Saying
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vipAndy (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

I have eaten at the Storico several times before; it seemed like the menu may have changed somewhat but the food was as good as before! The service seemed a bit slow though.

vipVarshaV (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

We brought friends here because the restaurant is so pretty and near the museum we visited. Sadly, we were disappointed. There was a hair in my salad and my guest found a hair in his French fries. We brought this to the attention of the staff. Overall the food quality and kitchen standards need improvement.

vipFoodf (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 17, 2018

Very very salty food and a bit heavy handed. The waiter was solicitous is a good way.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 16, 2018

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.

Louise (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

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

emahalec (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

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

vipSuenan (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 11, 2018

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

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

Amazing! And server Ricardo was very kind

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 5, 2018

Our anniversary was acknowledged by chef in grand style.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  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!

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

Great service. Small portions but delicious.

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

vipjulieta (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

Excellent food and atmosphere! Highly recommended.

TokyoGeo (New York Area)
4.0  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.

Jimao (Miami)
4.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

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

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

Nice casual restaurant inside the New York Historical Museum.

NatashaS (San Diego)
5.0  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.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
3.0  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.

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 21, 2017

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

vipOpenTable Diner (Orlando)
5.0  Dined on December 19, 2017

Holiday lunch