Fodor's Expert Review '21' Club
Tradition's the thing at this town-house landmark, a former speakeasy that opened in 1929. Chef Sylvain Delpique tries to satisfy everyone with standards like the famous '21' burger and Dover sole with brown butter, as well as more modern dishes, such as sautéed pork belly, 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.
21 W. 52nd St.
New York, New York 10019-6101, USA
- Classic dishes
- No jeans or sneakers allowed
- Old-school Manhattan exclusivity