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'21' Club

Bar Room

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'21' Club Review

Tradition's the thing at this town-house landmark, a former speakeasy that opened in 1929. Chef John Greeley tries to satisfy everyone with standards like the famous '21' burger and Dover sole with brown butter, and more modern dishes, such as sauteed pork belly with butternut squash puree, but the food is almost secondary to the restaurant's storied past. Belongings donated by famous patrons—for example, John McEnroe's tennis racket or Howard Hughes's model plane—hang from the ceiling. Men, a jacket is required, but you can leave your tie at home.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 21 W. 52nd St., between 5th and 6th Aves., Midtown West, New York, NY, 10019-6101 | Map It
  • Phone: 212/582–7200
  • Website:
  • Subway: E, M to 53rd St./5th Ave.; B, D, F, M to 47th–50th Sts./Rockefeller Center
  • Location: Midtown West

    Restaurant Details

  • Jacket required
  • Credit cards accepted.
  • Closed Sun. No lunch Sat. and Mon.
Updated: 02-25-2014

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    21 not number one

    I was here 14 years ago and really nothing has changed, there's still the having a reservation and not being sure they will honor it, the coat check, the constant upselling on side dishes and desserts and mostly, the lackluster service and being charitable, the food is so average, if it weren't for the prix fixe, the place would be empty.

    by rufkd, 2/19/08

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