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About Upstairs at '21'
Voted Best New Restaurant and acclaimed as one of the most romantic places to enjoy dinner in New York City, Upstairs at '21' is an elegant 32-seat restaurant featuring inspired cuisine 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 guests attentive service, 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.Once a glamorous speakeasy, today '21' is one of the most celebrated restaurants in New York City. In addition to our two restaurants, the Bar Room and 'Upstairs', this four-story townhouse features ten private party rooms ideal for celebrations, meetings and special events, including the legendary Prohibition-era Wine Cellar. DRESS CODE: Jackets for gentlemen; no jeans or sneakers, please.
New York, NY 10019
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Friday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
Fifth and Sixth Avenue
$50 and over
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
'21' also offers 10 beautifully appointed private banquet rooms ideal for corporate events and family celebrations. Parties of 10 to 200 for lunch or dinner and up to 450 for a reception will enjoy the Grand Award-winning wine list, splendid American cuisine, and unsurpassed service. In-house professional planning services ensure every detail of your event.
Self-Park Garage next door (31 W. 52nd Street). Reduced parking details available on www.21club.com.
E or M train to 53rd Street/Fifth Avenue,
B, D, F or M train to the Rockefeller Center,
Q, N, or R train to 49th Street/Seventh Avenue,
No 1 train to 50th Street/Broadway,
No 6 train to 51st Street/Lexington Avenue,
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Upstairs at '21' Ratings and Reviews
If you're looking for an elegant,civil, quiet, intimate dining experience with wonderful food this is a great choice. Service was superb, friendly but just a bit removed but attentive. The room, which is windowless with a few lovely NYC murals, high ceilings and banquet seating, was all but empty. Tough to rate the noise levels as it was all but silent. I had a wonderful center cut filet mignon, probably about 6 ounces (just right for me). My wife had rack of lamb which was perfectly prepared. Downstairs is more of a 'scene'. Upstairs is a different experience altogether and one I'll look forward to repeating.
Arrived and promptly seated upstairs. Small but very attractive dining room. Pleasant service staff, great timing between courses. Impressed with presentation. Special anniversary presentation for the desserts which was a nice touch. Definitely the place to take someone special.
We spent over $400, and were served bland, cold food (from a prix fixe menu with very ho-hum options with little description), were overcharged $20 for our wine selection, and had to tell our waiter to please make sure our entrees (lamb and Dover sole) were served hot. The sole and lamb chops (not the rack of lamb as stated) were warm, but the accompanying mashed potatoes (not asparagus as described by the waiter) and scalloped potatoes were not. We were given a complementary sorbet, since it was our anniversary dinner. It was the only item served with any actual sense of presentation. We are midwestern foodies who were looking for a classic fine dining experience in an iconic setting. Our "intimate" dining room was mostly empty on a Friday at 8:00 PM; with only two other tables of patrons (one so loud we could easily hear every word of their conversation). Disappointing, on all counts.
Perfection. From the service to the food to the presentation. The Upstairs at the 21 Club has quickly become my go to place for special celebrations, and now whenever I go to the city. Quiet and serene, you are pampered by Stephen and Jon, the very best there are. Only about 8 tables so it is extremely personal service and I love it. Tuna Tartare (with a nice glass of Schramsberg Sparkling wine), Lobster Ravioli, Filet Mignon with wild mushrooms (and a glass of Honig Cabernet), upside down peach pie, trio of Creme Brûlée. It was an anniversary celebration and a memory we will have always. Kudos for being spot on each and every time.
Lovely romantic spot for a wonderful four course meal. Service is impeccable and unobtrusive. Upstairs at 21 is private , quiet and surrounded by murals of New York depicting the four seasons. Dinner is $95. Pre Fixe and well worth the price. Don't miss the Tuna Tartare or the delicious lamb, which is cooked and seasoned to perfection. A side order of Pommes Soufflees is a must.
The service was terrible!!!! We had to wait for everything. We were treated like scum. Other tables were getting the royal attention. Never asked if we needed another drink etc... Another couple came in and they are regulars but have never dinned up stairs. The service was so bad they left and did not have dinner.
This place is great for a date anniversary or a birthday. The food was excellent would recommend the crabcake and filet mignon but save room for desert they are exquisite.
Our waitress Stephen 🍀 was the best always on top of everything and super helpful. Definitely would recommend this restaurant if you visit NY don't miss the opportunity.Reservations in advance 👍
Extremely disappointed. It was supposed to be a special dinner for my birthday. Service was poor - we had to ask for water refills and had to flag the waiter down several times because of our meal. Octopus carpaccio was very good. My entree was marginal. Dessert was awful - I have a sweet tooth and didn't even have more then one bite.
We went for the historic value, and for our wedding anniversary; it is a little pricey but so worth it. Every course was fantastic, service was fabulous, and the desserts especially were out of this world! They even gave us a special tour of the wine cellar. They told us the menu changes occasionally and we plan to go back maybe for the winter. I would definitely recommend it, its quiet, romantic and an all around great place to dine.
I have been to Upstairs at 21 at least 5 other times. It is one of our "special occasion places." Last Saturday was awful. There was a waiter and a wait staff person to handle 7 tables with 21 guests. No one in the room was pleased with the lack of service. Very disappointed because we have never experienced that in the past. Really a shame to set the staff up for failure. To allow such superb food with a spectacular location to be poorly served is almost criminal at what you pay for the experience.
When I was a kid, I watched Hitchcock's "Rear Window" and became enamored by Grace Kelly. In the film she has dinner from 21 sent up to her boyfriend's apartment while he is incapacitated, and they go on to have quite an adventure while watching the goings on in the apartments across the way. Ever since then I wanted to visit 21, and this past weekend to celebrate my 50th birthday, I got my wish.
Since we were headed to see a play on Broadway afterwards we opted for the prix fixe menu offered upstairs at 21. The room was classic as were the manners and sensibilities of the fine wait staff. Each course built on the next and the meal was without reservation in my top five of all time. I had the crab cake appetizer, which for a former Maryland resident was a leap of faith. They did a magnificent job on the appetizer as well as the amazing filet mignon I had for the main course. Since I decided to have the full NY treatment, I ordered a Manhattan, which was made to perfection and finished off the meal with NY cheesecake. My only wish was that we didn't have to leave for the show so that we could have taken more time to soak in the ambiance and atmosphere of this amazing gem.
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