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'21'

21 W 52nd St, New York City, NY 10019-6101 (Manhattan)
212-582-7200
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Ranked #321 of 11,652 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $60 - $80
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Cuisines: American, Continental
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Manhattan
Cross street: Between 5th and 6th Avenues
Transit: 1/9 to 50th Street/Broadway E/V to 53rd Street/Fifth Avenue B/D/R to Rockefeller Center
Description: 21 Club is located in midtown Manhattan near the Broadway theatre district, as well as many of NYC's leading hotels and top sights. The watering hole of celebrities, captains of industry, and world leaders, the Bar Room at 21 is also renowned for its 'toy' collection of colourful sports memorabilia and corporate logo items. Experience the finest traditional American cuisine on the a la carte and prix fixe menus, accompanied by a Grand Award-winning wine list and discreetly attentive service. Acclaimed as one of the most romantic places to enjoy dinner in New York City, Upstairs at '21' offers a $70 three-course prix fixe menu. This elegant 32-seat restaurant is perfect for enjoying inspired American cuisine in an exquisite salon-like setting framed by vivid murals of four New York landmarks.
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Wadsworth, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

In the interest of full disclosure, the only reason that we went to '21' was because we had a gift certificate. We're not overly wealthy, so had we gone here without a GC, then I would have been a lot more disappointed. That being said, I don't understand why this restaurant has the aura and mystique that it has. Yes,... More

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New York City, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Took advantage of "Restaurant Week" to try a restaurant that I have wanted to eat at for a long time. I was a little concerned that the "limited menu" would not be representative of the normal menu options. However, I was totally surprised by the quality of the food and the presentation. This place is top notch from the moment... More

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New York City, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

If you like ambiance and great service The 21 Club has that. Unfortunately the food is barely palatable. But very pricey. The bar is charming and the bartenders are personable, humorous ad friendly. The bar has a nice selection and the drink prices are typical of N.Y.C. The place is charming and has a warm ambiance. They have a few... More

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Montreal, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

It is hard to find any fundamental criticism about your dining experience at the 21 Club. Decor exquisite rustic, impeccable service from Nick our waiter. The sommelier was exceptional kind as he assisted you with his knowledge of the wine list - the size of the NY phone book. Choices were plenty and the sommelier immediately put you at ease,... More

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Gainesville, GA
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We love the service and the amazing food. The pre-fix dinner menu was very good and very reasonable for midtown Manhattan. The wait staff was aware of our plans to go to a play after dinner and adjusted their service accordingly. Well worth the visit :)

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Maine, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

It was a thrill just to be in such a renowned place. The food was great and the wait staff were really nice and made us feel liked we belonged! Fun

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Orlando
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136 reviews 136 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

This was my second time trying this restaurant. There's absolutely nothing wrong with it. Food ok, service fine, decor certainly unique. However, nothing about it is great either. It's pretty expensive as well. With so many great restaurants to choose from, this one just doesn't stand out for me. Go there to say you've been, but leave it at that.

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New York City, New York
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5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Warmth, Courtesy, Ambiance, and Cuisine are but a few of 21's Diamond Moments. Return time and time again for a Joyous Experience.

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014 via mobile

Our first meal in NY during restaurant week and and we were blown away by the atmosphere and service provided. Each course was incredible in terms of taste, presentation and quantity. No other restaurant week meal compared!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

My friends and just dined here for lunch during restaurant week. Although this isn't the kind of place I'd typically pick, I'm thrilled my friend did. Not only was our three course lunch delicious, but the restaurant itself (formerly a speakeasy in the days of prohibition) is rich with history. If you're lucky like we were, perhaps your waiter will... More

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