‘21’ Club

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70 Totally Fine

It’s a New York icon, but the midtown stalwart is nevertheless starting to feel like it’s stuck in the past.

21 W. 52nd St., New York, NY, 10019



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The lowdown

You no longer need to wear a necktie at lunch, and the country-club-classic menu has been slightly modernized, but the tablecloths at the downstairs “bar room” of this famous Prohibition-era speakeasy are still red and white, toys still hang from the ceiling, Nixon’s wine is still in the vaults, and gentlemen are still required to wear a jacket.

What you need to know

Insider Tips The dress code may be slightly more relaxed, but they still don’t allow sneakers or jeans.

Recommended Dishes“21” burger.

DrinksFull Bar

Noise LevelCivilized