Prohibition in NYC, a time of speakeasies like 21 Club, experience in pictures
By littletingverse on 7/11/2016
The cocktails were fantastic, the food was good, but it was the atmosphere that makes me want to go back. I love restaurants that can combine great food and drink with an experience that goes beyond eating. I have posted a review in pictures on my blog: http://www.little-ting.com/restaurants/2016/6/14/21-club-new-york
By ralphsauce on 1/27/2011
Even though it was a busy night, the service was exceptional. Chauncey was particularly helpful and extremely knowledgeable, he even brought champagne! Good food, great service and a wonderful staff.
Best place to Lounge during a Snow Storm
By nicopharmd on 3/4/2010
We came in during the big snow storm of Feb 26th and found the place delightful. At first we were not appropriately attired but that was a quick fix. First time visitor to NYC and here I was...at the 21 Club. The burgers (aka Sliders) were wonderful: moist and very pink in the middle. Absolutely Delicious! Also cheaper to order them in the Lounge vs. the Bar. The toys on the ceiling of the Bar chronicle the deals made here over the years. We got a tour of the cellar with the 5 ton door with the secret lock, sat at the 20 person boardroom table and viewed private wine stocks of President Nixon to Burgess Meredith. Staff was attentive without hovering. I cannot wait to go back!
go at least once
By jtownkid on 10/19/2009
took me forever to get on here and write this review. was there at christmas time, 2009 in a party of 4. the history of the restaurant and its prestige is what makes it. the food is good, but not unreal. the service was really good, we had about 12 different guys serving us...all friendly and alert, some may not like that as you dont get that person feeling and youre just another table theyre trying to hurry along, but they were all very nice. it is unique and it is a nice atmosphere, could get annoying hearing the loud suites at the bar converting. its classy and im glad i can say i went there. the value though probably isnt worth it. it is pricey for what you get.
By MoRye on 9/16/2009
Fantastic Representation of Old World/Contemporary Culinary Treasure
By PoloPlay on 7/26/2009
The '21' Club never seizes to amaze me; with its superb waitstaff and impeccable menu, I am continuously intrigued by this wonderful culinary destination. The cuisine is delightful, with wonderful surprises and offerings to please most palates. The wait staff is attentive, knowledgeable and pleasant. Decor and ambiance have retained the classic touch, and are a pleasant addition to the experience. I recommend starting off with a classic drink, to toast to the start of a wonderful night; a sidecar or southside would be my first choice.
Romance and Fantastic Food
By Glenorchy on 2/19/2008
My boyfriend and I had dinner in the Upstairs at 21 last weekend. The food was incredible. We practically licked our plates as we savored every morsel of the lobster and black bass we ordered. The wine was equally delicious. As a native New Yorker and foodie, I have dined in a lot of lux NYC restaurants, but very few can top the Upstairs at 21 for exceptional, relaxed, and truly non-pretentious service. I will definitely be going back.
Are you crazy?
By NYJournalistLG on 11/4/2007
The people who do not like this place must be crazy. Everything is amazing. The food is superb and the staff makes you feel like a million bucks while you are there. The decor, by the way, is just an added bonus. It gives you a great feeling while you are there, and you cannot help but to be in a great mood! I love everything about this place and have no complaints so far!
By kager on 10/29/2007
Its sad to see so many hating on 21 club- it is a place of tradition and history in nyc. the atmosphere is what it is all about and while the prices are high... its a special place to go whether on business or for a special occasion. It is a treat to go to 21.
So Bad it's Cruel
By hungryjacq on 1/3/2007
After having heard such good things about 21 (and noting that it's a Critic's Pick here on nymag.com) I had elevated expectations that were not met. The service was terrible, the food was worse and the volume in the place was so loud we couldn't even enjoy our conversation. I'll never go back.
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