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“"21" That says it all”
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21 Club
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Ranked #244 of 13,826 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $41 - $90
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Midtown
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: Once a speakeasy par excellence, ‘21’ is a New York City icon offering two restaurants (the famous Bar Room and romantic Upstairs at ‘21’), ten private dining rooms, and Bar ‘21’ and lounge in a sophisticated townhouse right in the heart of midtown Manhattan.
Bedford, NY
Level 5 Contributor
72 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“"21" That says it all”
Reviewed November 6, 2013

When I first started to work in New York, I always wanted someplace special, where I felt comfortable, to go on a special date. It was a long time ago, a time of dreams and expectations, deserved or otherwise. A time when a $19,000 salary in NYC was enough to afford at least one big night out a month and there was no place better to be made to feel special. 21 is still capable of imparting that feeling. In fact, it is the best thing it has going.

As for ambience, it was and is a place for corporate titans to go and be reminded of their status by the many corporate products hanging from the ceiling. As for food, it is consistently good and served by a very professional staff. My favorite winter dish is the cream chicken. What, you say, cream chicken? Yes, so rich and delicious everyone will be asking for a bite. In the warmer months, chose the fish. Always good.

From the moment you arrive and are greeted at the door, you know something is different about 21.

  • Visited September 2013
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San Diego, California
Level 2 Contributor
3 reviews
“Def place to check if you are in city for Steak”
Reviewed November 6, 2013

This one is absolutely ken of the best steak in the city, I ve been to Peter lugar, De Frisco and several others, but this one impressed me the most, not just the food but the overall environment, beautiful and quiet, not like others with crowd and noise, one backward is the salt

Visited May 2013
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New York City, New York
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Pretty Good”
Reviewed October 30, 2013

This is a NYC classic. Because of the history connected to the place, it's sort of touristy. The food is pretty good - not the most amazing in NYC, especially for their prices. But must experience at least once if you are visiting or just moved to NYC.

Visited August 2013
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Oaklyn, New Jersey
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed October 28, 2013

If you want the old nyc civility, elegance, beauty and fabulous food look no further. So refreshing not to see a baseball cap. Ladies and men dressed elegantly. Just like in Mad Men all that is missing is the cigarette smoke (thank god) . Food was fabulous. The octopus was great. Cant say enough about the ambience. We ate upstairs and it is quiet and intimate. Downstairs noisier and more 'clubby'. So book what suits your party. Service was excellent. This kind of experience is getting more and more extinct in NYC so put it on your bucket list.

Visited October 2013
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Ghent, Belgium
Level 6 Contributor
186 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
“good place for a drink”
Reviewed October 25, 2013

Very good time spent in this place, lucky is it was a group of really good music; we had a really good time.

Visited October 2013
Thank JpegG64
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