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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
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.
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.
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!
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