Upstairs at '21'

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Acclaimed as one of the most romantic places to enjoy dinner in New York City, Upstairs at '21' is an elegant 32-seat restaurant in an exquisite salon-like setting framed by vivid murals of New York in the mid-1930s. Located within '21' Club, the Upstairs at '21' offers fine American cuisine, a Grand Award-winning wine list and unique, historical surroundings. Our chef’s culinary creativity delivers an array of mouth-watering dishes reflecting the past and present '21' in a sumptuous four course tasting. DRESS CODE: Jackets for gentlemen; no jeans or sneakers, please.

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JB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quirky location with some interesting history.

Service was great all round, very professional and with a touch of humour from the waitstaff.
Filet minion was cooked to perfection.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really wonderful experience in great setting, welcoming & professional service & high food quality. All of us agreed it was a special evening.

AB
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and the service was fabulous. The price for the planned menu is $95 per person which is okay but be prepared to potentially pay extra for side items and the drinks are expensive but overall would recommend because it is very intimate and not as noisy as downstairs. It was perfect for my birthday celebration.

EM
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We’ll start at the end ... the black and white soufflé was simply to die for, and the cookies and cream ice cream was delicious. While the second course needs at least one more option (though we were able to substitute a bowl of soup for one of us), the entre and appetizers were excellent as well. We thoroughly enjoyed a well-paced dinner, accompanied by some history and artifacts about the ‘21 Club’ by the terrific staff. Overall, a really wonderful evening.

TR
London
72 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a night to remember here for our tenth wedding anniversary! We were so well looked after by everyone and must send huge thanks to our attentive friends at the bar and the fabulous team upstairs, who kept us very well fed and entertained and where we had a truly exceptional meal in beautiful, classic surroundings. Amazing! Thank you!

KT
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A truly special evening from start to finish. The ambiance and the service were top notch and the food was excellent.

c
Tampa
31 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to celebrate a special occasion. Food and service is impeccable.

JL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular food, great service and quiet, intimate ambience.

L
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Servers were amazing! Stephen and John were great. Super friendly and attentive. Chicken was a bit dry, but overall great experience

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Engagement anniversary. John and Steven were phenomenal!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing. Food could be a bit higher quality but everything else here is unreal.

TB
New England
19 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stephen and John were best team we ever had

Not just wait staff, they became our friends

OT
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

s
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We recently had the pleasure of dinning again at 21 Upstairs. the head waiter Steven and his assistant John were professional, entertaining and very pleasant. The food as always was excellent.

C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

There is no place else like this. You will be pampered and charmed and encouraged to linger and savor your experience. The food is excellent, and you will treasure the memory of your evening.

HW
New York Area
955 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The formal experience of Upstairs at "21" sounds stuffy, but the service is friendly and the food is excellent. My wife and I expect to return.

OT
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stephen and John at Upstairs were fabulous hosts and represented the restaurant very well.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely environment, this is a restaurant within a restaurant. If you want a romantic quiet dining experience, then this is the place. If you want vibrancy and the chance to mingle with stars, eat downstairs in the main restaurant

w
Kansas City
15 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Great food, service and ambience. We'll go there again.

DJ
New England
24 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the finest evenings we have ever experienced. Such a great atmosphere with great professional waitstaff to make our evening perfect. Each course was better than the next and ending with a great dessert. It was so upscale and elegant yet not stuffy and very comfortable.It was a great dining experience and will be on our list for the next time we visit NYC.

NN
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wow what an incredible experience from start to finish. I'm mad at myself for not coming to the 21 Club sooner (as a NY native). We enjoyed expertly crafted cocktails at the bar (thank you, Jason!) before heading upstairs for our intimate dinner. Every staff member made us feel so welcomed and special--which really made the whole experience so memorable. The food was divine and there was a nice selection of wines by the glass. I cannot wait to come back!

OT
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Very good food. Outstanding service. Everything was excellent. From the door man to the hosts,the buser,server and everyone was fantastic. Did make a video on my YouTube site for this. Was impressed with everything. Thank you for your time.

N
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fully satisfied, in every respect. There was not an aspect which was lacking.

l
Philadelphia
53 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stephen and John were fantastic. It was a great experience

A
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The nest meal we ever had. Service was the BEST. Treated you like you were the only ones they had to wait on. Everything we asked for they provided from the cocktails to the Caviar to the Chateau De Pape to the Venison
Everyone should dine here at least once

MG
London
11 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Very quiet with very little atmosphere unfortunately. The food was good but felt overall quite stuffy and over priced. Service however was excellent.

L
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful,the food was amazing and the service superb!!!
We will come back again soon.

AL
Calgary
43 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food was excellent as was service. Had the fois gras, lamb Bolognese and Dover sole and cheesecake for desert. All Tasty and good sized portions. The only thing I didn’t care for was that the dining room is exclusive and private. Great for a very romantic and private dinner but would have been more fun with more than a few other couples in the room. As I was with my daughter out for a nice dinner.

DM
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

John the person bussing was thoroughly enjoyable!!

M
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FABULOUS! An elegant and wonderful spot for a romantic dinner. Great food and super attentive service makes for a great dining experience. Can't beat the Martini's and the Frank Sinatra sound track. Can't wait to go back!

r
Philadelphia
79 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular food and service. Very private.

MA
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I enjoyed my meal especially the goat cheese ravioli and cheesecake.

j
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous. Everything about it is wonderful. The Dover Sole is probably the best I have ever had. Service was perfect

KG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our service was outstanding and food was amazing we will be back.

PB
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Both Stephen and John provided great service and fun dialogue. It was a great night, with great food in an historic and fun atmosphere.

BS
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The maître d was so personable and so was our server. They really personalized our experience so that two sisters were thrilled to be in the famous 21. I'd love to do it again because it was such a stellar experience. I would highly recommend it to my foodies friends. Thanks for a memorable time.

C
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service in the upstairs room! Excellent dining experience with great food

LS
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waiters and exquisite food! A lovely evening had by all!

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall3food4service5ambience2

Lovely room although there were no windows so it felt like you’re in a generic hotel ballroom. No real ambience at all, only 8 tables in total, and there were only 2 other couples there while we dined which made the meal feel a bit awkward like we were in someone’s house. Very nice music, but slightly louder than it should be. Pre-fix menus are always annoying and never wanted by the patron.

OT
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have gone to 21 many times but this is the first time Upstairs at 21. We were very happy with everything although at first we were a bit concerned since we always are downstairs. The room is beautiful, the service was beyond expectations, the menu a fantastic sampling of the main menu made especially to order. The mood and vibe was just perfect, it was our anniversary and it felt like we were at a private dining room. There were other diners but compared to downstairs it was quiet enough to have a conversation and enjoy the background music. The wait staff were friendly and very attentive and made us feel very comfortable. All in all a perfect visit, we had drinks downstairs first and went to dinner at 5:45 and were on our way to the theatre at 7:15. Highly recommended and we will certainly be back!

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