Upstairs at '21'

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Acclaimed as one of the most romantic places to enjoy dinner in New York City, Upstairs at '21' is an elegant 32-seat restaurant in an exquisite salon-like setting framed by vivid murals of New York in the mid-1930s. Located within '21' Club, the Upstairs at '21' offers fine American cuisine, a Grand Award-winning wine list and unique, historical surroundings. Our chef’s culinary creativity delivers an array of mouth-watering dishes reflecting the past and present '21' in a sumptuous four course tasting. DRESS CODE: Jackets for gentlemen; no jeans or sneakers, please.

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HW
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Loud table of 3 in same room but our waiter asked if we were ok and we said yes but honestly would have been nice if that table was not there.
The Bartender downstairs was rude and then lied to us to tell us that we would be told when our table was ready so we sat for an hour waiting and when we finally asked about our table we were told it was ready an hour ago. AND he didn’t ask what bourbon my man preferred and with the 2nd drink made it with the wrong bourbon again.
Spent a lot of money and probably won’t again at this restaurant.
John and Steven were amazing though. Wonderful, funny Irishmen who are very good at what they do.

DB
Sacramento
9 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most romantic intimate dinning spot. Fantastic service. Perfect date night place to go
Would go again. Do not plan anything as you will want to spend 3 hours enjoying. We did !!

TP
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and service. The team of John and Stephen who run and manage the room and flow are top notch.
The food was excellent!

NK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and atmosphere. Food was delicious.

DB
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extraordinary service and great food. New Year's Eve was very special because of the venue, the service, and the food.

FC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was wonderful - very friendly waiter and captain

CM
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was sensational but service was over the top fantastic. Both John and Stephen were a great service team.

K
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went on a Saturday evening to celebrate my husband birthday. From the moment we entered the building, til the moment we left, we had a remarkable experience. All the staff very professional, pleasant and with a smile on their faces. The ambiance in the restaurant perfect for the event. Very good, soft music in the background. An intimate setting, only few tables. The 2 gentlemen who served us were very knowledgeable, the suggestion for the pairing wines was perfect. Their personalities added a pleasant touch to the evening. And talking about food, the fixed menu was absolutely perfect.

JB
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quirky location with some interesting history.

Service was great all round, very professional and with a touch of humour from the waitstaff.
Filet minion was cooked to perfection.

OT
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really wonderful experience in great setting, welcoming & professional service & high food quality. All of us agreed it was a special evening.

AB
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and the service was fabulous. The price for the planned menu is $95 per person which is okay but be prepared to potentially pay extra for side items and the drinks are expensive but overall would recommend because it is very intimate and not as noisy as downstairs. It was perfect for my birthday celebration.

EM
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We’ll start at the end ... the black and white soufflé was simply to die for, and the cookies and cream ice cream was delicious. While the second course needs at least one more option (though we were able to substitute a bowl of soup for one of us), the entre and appetizers were excellent as well. We thoroughly enjoyed a well-paced dinner, accompanied by some history and artifacts about the ‘21 Club’ by the terrific staff. Overall, a really wonderful evening.

TR
London
73 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a night to remember here for our tenth wedding anniversary! We were so well looked after by everyone and must send huge thanks to our attentive friends at the bar and the fabulous team upstairs, who kept us very well fed and entertained and where we had a truly exceptional meal in beautiful, classic surroundings. Amazing! Thank you!

KT
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A truly special evening from start to finish. The ambiance and the service were top notch and the food was excellent.

c
Tampa
31 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to celebrate a special occasion. Food and service is impeccable.

JL
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular food, great service and quiet, intimate ambience.

L
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Servers were amazing! Stephen and John were great. Super friendly and attentive. Chicken was a bit dry, but overall great experience

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Engagement anniversary. John and Steven were phenomenal!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing. Food could be a bit higher quality but everything else here is unreal.

TB
New England
20 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stephen and John were best team we ever had

Not just wait staff, they became our friends

OT
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

s
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We recently had the pleasure of dinning again at 21 Upstairs. the head waiter Steven and his assistant John were professional, entertaining and very pleasant. The food as always was excellent.

C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

There is no place else like this. You will be pampered and charmed and encouraged to linger and savor your experience. The food is excellent, and you will treasure the memory of your evening.

HW
New York Area
963 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The formal experience of Upstairs at "21" sounds stuffy, but the service is friendly and the food is excellent. My wife and I expect to return.

OT
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stephen and John at Upstairs were fabulous hosts and represented the restaurant very well.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely environment, this is a restaurant within a restaurant. If you want a romantic quiet dining experience, then this is the place. If you want vibrancy and the chance to mingle with stars, eat downstairs in the main restaurant

w
Kansas City
17 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Great food, service and ambience. We'll go there again.

DJ
New England
25 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the finest evenings we have ever experienced. Such a great atmosphere with great professional waitstaff to make our evening perfect. Each course was better than the next and ending with a great dessert. It was so upscale and elegant yet not stuffy and very comfortable.It was a great dining experience and will be on our list for the next time we visit NYC.

NN
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wow what an incredible experience from start to finish. I'm mad at myself for not coming to the 21 Club sooner (as a NY native). We enjoyed expertly crafted cocktails at the bar (thank you, Jason!) before heading upstairs for our intimate dinner. Every staff member made us feel so welcomed and special--which really made the whole experience so memorable. The food was divine and there was a nice selection of wines by the glass. I cannot wait to come back!

OT
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Very good food. Outstanding service. Everything was excellent. From the door man to the hosts,the buser,server and everyone was fantastic. Did make a video on my YouTube site for this. Was impressed with everything. Thank you for your time.

N
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fully satisfied, in every respect. There was not an aspect which was lacking.

l
Philadelphia
53 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stephen and John were fantastic. It was a great experience

A
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The nest meal we ever had. Service was the BEST. Treated you like you were the only ones they had to wait on. Everything we asked for they provided from the cocktails to the Caviar to the Chateau De Pape to the Venison
Everyone should dine here at least once

MG
London
11 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Very quiet with very little atmosphere unfortunately. The food was good but felt overall quite stuffy and over priced. Service however was excellent.

L
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful,the food was amazing and the service superb!!!
We will come back again soon.

AL
Calgary
49 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food was excellent as was service. Had the fois gras, lamb Bolognese and Dover sole and cheesecake for desert. All Tasty and good sized portions. The only thing I didn’t care for was that the dining room is exclusive and private. Great for a very romantic and private dinner but would have been more fun with more than a few other couples in the room. As I was with my daughter out for a nice dinner.

DM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

John the person bussing was thoroughly enjoyable!!

M
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FABULOUS! An elegant and wonderful spot for a romantic dinner. Great food and super attentive service makes for a great dining experience. Can't beat the Martini's and the Frank Sinatra sound track. Can't wait to go back!

r
Philadelphia
84 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular food and service. Very private.

MA
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I enjoyed my meal especially the goat cheese ravioli and cheesecake.

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