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Storico

4.4
1184 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary Italian
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Great for Lunch
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 James Miller has created a collection of offerings that draw on seasonal inspiration. 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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Cuisines
Contemporary Italian
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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
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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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Neighborhood
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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 specialevents@nyhistory.org.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Thanks so much for choosing Storico to celebrate Mother's Day! Please note that Storico is only offering a two-course prix fixe on Mother's Day. The prix fixe is $39 for adults 21 and older and $23 for everyone under 21.

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What 1184 People Are Saying
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2.0Dined 4 days ago

We came to the restaurant after a lecture at the museum. The place was freezing and it took 40 minutes to get the entrees. My entree (pasta with sausage and rock shrimp) was not good. The shrimp were dry and hard and obviously previously frozen and not true rock shrimp. When asked about how the dishes were I told the truth about mine. They took the dish off the bill (not my intention). However, on the positive side, my wife's dish (duck breast) was excellent.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

New menu definitely better than previous. I liked the new salad and entre choices.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Have dined here before but lunch today was outstanding. The white asparagus appetizer had a wonderful sauce. My husband’s pasta was delicious and my tuna tartine was very tasty although eating it was a bit challenging.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Always been a favorite. New chef. We are waiting for further returns!

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Staff goes the extra mile to ensure satisfaction.

The beef tartar is scrumptious!

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

A friend of ours took us here last fall and we thought it was great. Had dinner there after a Saturday afternoon performance at Lincoln Center. Everything was good except my wife's entree which was very salty.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

I brought my kids and she was so happy to be there. The server offered kids menu with coloring kit kindly.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great all around!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Great service, terrific food and a very cool ambience..

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Storico is an Italian restaurant, located in the New York Historical Society (although you don't have to have admission to the museum to use the restaurant). Although Italian, it has other items so I think all tastes can be satisfied. The menu has some interesting options and everything I have had there (have eaten there multiple times) has been well prepared and excellent. When full it is a bit noisy but conversation is still possible without shouting. Service was excellent. If you are in the NYHS by all means you should eat there.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

This is one of my favorite restaurants on the upper west side. It is situated inside one of the city's most vibrant and compelling museums and hence the restaurant shares some of the atmosphere of intellectual density, but not in a pedantic way. The staff is cordial, attentive, but never overbearing. The physical setting is one of its loveliest features: soaring ceilings, graceful lighting, big windows. Puts everyone is a good mood. We took some friends who had never been to Storico and they were clear that they would be back. And so will we.

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Mediocre. Bakery basket was excellent, main courses very mediocre. Got an omelette with choice of fillings, the choices were very limited and barely any of the fillings in the omelette.

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4.0Dined on March 22, 2018

service is good. nice location, especially if you are attending something at Hs.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Excellent as usual.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Amazing option in the museum!

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2.0Dined on March 17, 2018

On the plus side, there is the charming room and the intriguing fact of eating inside the New York Historical Society. It is also commendable that it's a menu almost entirely without the clichés of high bourgeois Manhattan dining. The idea of small plates, the vague allusion to the cuisine of Venice (where one goes from bar to bar munching what are called cicchetti): very much worthy of praise. But the actual realization of things really failed to work on too many occasions. Great saor sauce but why put it on undercooked broccoli rabe; great idea to deep fry zucchini, but even after two tries they didn't seem to know how to do it. We wish this place were better than it now is; perhaps it will become so.

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Lovely environment, my friends and I were actually able to talk and hear each other! Service was great and consistent from the MD to our server to support staff, they were professional, caring and hospitable.
The food on the other hand was disappointing. First we were served an amuse bouche that was way to small for three of us. Why not offer to each diner, it wasn’t that extravagant or expensive that they couldn’t (it was chickpeas in seasoned yogurt). The fried zucchini needed more seasoning and was inconsistent, some pieces tasted great while others were oily and tasteless. My Hamachi Tuna (is there such a fish?) was so bland, looked unappealing that I managed only to eat half portion.
I’d love to love Cafe Storico but based on the actual food experience, I’m not eager to try it again.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Excellent and thoughtful service, nice,light- filled, ambience, good food. I had a light lunch catchup with a friend and though a bit noisy at first (very well-patronized and busy) it quieted down and was good to talk. Our waiter was very solicitous and pleasant.

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

This was a very good place to meet up with a friend while we were at the Historical Society. The food is delicious, the service is great, and the location is incredibly convenient.

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Always Great! A “wee bit” LOUD. . . as the Interior wall, ceiling surfaces are Hard and space is double-height

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4.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Superb food that won't break your diet, because the portions are so small you can't possibly gain any weight. I ordered flank steak which was perfectly seared with a umami crust and a warm tender red center: presented as a flower with 6 petals of ¼" thick by 2" long steak slices arranged around coulis core. My wife's pasta dish filled a creme brûlée dish and my daughter's salmon was the size of a deck of cards.

Entrees average $25, appetizers $15, drinks $14.

The restaurant is ideal when attending an evening at the NY Historical Society, as this area is otherwise a restaurant dessert. Just enjoy a large late lunch beforehand and bring a Platinum Card.

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4.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Second visit in as many weeks, neighborhood gem, excellent food and service

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4.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Went to Storico before a Civil War lecture at the NYHS. The food was very very good, certainly exceeded expectation for a small restaurant. Roasted Brussels sprouts were perfectly prepared and my strip steak was as well. Not a place for a fancy business dinner, but great for those in the neighborhood. Service was great.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

great food and service. great venue. recommend it!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Very good food (great hamburger) and wonderful service. We were not rushed and could hear each other talk.

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4.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Great food, but limited selection makes this a bit of a one-hit wonder. Also, small portion sizes left my wife and I hungry after our meal.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Some flowers in the dining room would add a lovely touch of lively color

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

I loved Storico when it first opened. Then I thought it lost of bit of its quality and was also disappointed that they took the hamburger off the menu. So I hadn't been back in a while.

I'm so glad I gave it another shot. We had an excellent experience there last Saturday night: Superlative service from the manager and waiter and unusually delicious fresh food. Everything top-notch. Excellent value for money. I am so thrilled to have Storico in the neighborhood! Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

This is a hidden neighborhood gem, excellent food, went for dinner on a snow storm night, great service and the location makes it interesting

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3.0Dined on February 16, 2018

The two of us had completely different dining experiences. My companion enjoyed his food very much. I did not. Specifically, I don't recommend ordering the foie gras torchon as it wasn't very good. Also, the order for one of my dishes wasn't processed (a "computer problem") until I asked where the food was. I think the problems are in the kitchen. Management was quite nice, however, about making up for this.

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4.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Handsome space. Good food and service. Can be a bit loud, but not oppressive. A bit on the expensive side for lunch.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Too many dishes with sauces that taste more or less the same....

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

I really enjoyed this restaurant. The atmosphere was very nice, relaxing and not noisy at all. The service was wonderful, they facilitated a special request with no problem and the food was very good. Amazing Brussel Spouts. I would look forward to going back.

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2.0Dined on February 13, 2018

The food was too salty. Both of our dishes tasted terrible.

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4.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Love Storico but would prefer more Classical soft music appropriate to the NYHS. Music was a bit disturbing when we were there

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3.0Dined on February 11, 2018

This was our first disappointing meal at Storico. The pasta with olive oil had a veritable pool of oil at the bottom of the dish. The second pasta dish had so much salt it was inedible. And, one of the pancakes was slightly burned on the bottom. Careless mistakes in a restaurant that was almost empty when we began our brunch on Sunday.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Great local option for a meal only or as part of a visit to a wonderful museum.

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4.0Dined on February 8, 2018

Exceeded my expectations for an "in-house" restaurant (Historical Society at 77th st.). Few choices but excellent choices at economical prices. All tasted very creative and satisfying. Would definitely return.

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3.0Dined on February 3, 2018

This was breakfast. Don't order the omelet unless you like a large slab of cooked eggs wrapped around a small amount of filling.
Otherwise food was very good.

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4.0Dined on January 31, 2018

Very accommodating. Great waiter. Good food. Lively lunch crowd.

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