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About Storico

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.

New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary Italian

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

Cross Street:
Entrance on 77th Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 485-9211

Website:
http://storicorestaurant.com/

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.

Public Transit:
B & C trains at 81st Street, 1 train to 79th Street, M10 to 77th Street, M79 to 81st Street

Executive Chef:
Julian Alonzo

Additional:
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 specialevents@nyhistory.org.

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Details
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

Storico Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (30)
Great for Lunch (26)
Fit for Foodies (24)
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Casual (21)
Creative Cuisine (20)
Great for Brunch (17)
Sunday Lunch (17)
Good for a Date (16)
Local Ingredients (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Healthy (9)
Fun (9)
Special Occasion (9)
Seasonal (9)
Business Meals (8)
Quick Bite (8)
Kid-friendly (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Afternoon Tea (5)
Bar Seating (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Authentic (4)
Cozy (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Romantic (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Good for Groups (2)
People Watching (2)
Scenic View (2)
Vegan (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Hot Spot (1)
Organic (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

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

Tags: Great for Brunch, Casual, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

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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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

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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 (Montreal)·Dined 6 days ago

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

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 13, 2018

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined 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.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 31, 2018

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

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Storico is a very special place-beautiful room- delicious food- effortless service. Every time I visit I am delighted with the experience. Wonderful server! Very charming.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Restaurant was just ok...if u want a quiet easy neighborhood meal..it fits the bill...food was ok..nothing bad..nothing to write home about.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

excellent food, service and value, unique setting. the new menu is very appealing. my mixed drink as a bit too citrusy, but the waiter fixed it with great care when I asked about it. we'd come before, but not in a while, but we'll be back soon and often.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great location for brunch with friends. Everyone impressed with their food and the service was great and very patient with our group.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2018

This is the second time i lunched at Storico in the last few months. Both times the food was wonderful. Fresh, healthy and different. Be ready to try something new when you ear here and you won't be disappointed. It bright and inviting and busy. Don't expect a private quiet lunch!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·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.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 17, 2018

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

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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

Tags: Great for Lunch, Spicy, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·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

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2018

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

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Amazing! And server Ricardo was very kind

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Our anniversary was acknowledged by chef in grand style.

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 (New York Area)·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!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great service. Small portions but delicious.

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

Tags: Scenic View
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Excellent food and atmosphere! Highly recommended.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·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.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 27, 2017

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Nice casual restaurant inside the New York Historical Museum.

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 (San Diego)·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.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·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.

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 (Philadelphia)·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.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 21, 2017

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

Tags: Business Meals
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Holiday lunch

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 14, 2017

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. Other than a server who tried very diligently this venue needs to screen its staff and quality of the cuisine.

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