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21, New York

21 W. 52nd St.
New York, NY, 10103, United States
TEL: (212) 582-7200
TEL: (800) 721-2582

What began as a speakeasy in Midtown during Prohibition has become one of the most historically significant dining destinations in the country. The three restaurants and ten private rooms serving fine American cuisine have seated every president from Eisenhower to Bush Jr. and most of Hollywood Royalty (including Bogart and Bacall’s first date). Even the kitchen served as the site of clandestine affections of Ernest Hemingway and the girlfriend of gangster “Legs” Diamond. Whether you dine on fine American cuisine in the Bar Room beneath the toy-covered ceiling or have cocktails by the wood-burning fireplace at Bar '21' and Lounge, casual dress is not permitted. The same goes for the Upstairs Room, where the salon-inspired atmosphere and Wynne Evans murals have become a popular backdrop for marriage proposals.

Insider Tip:

On guard against raids during Prohibition, 21 is full of secret passages and false walls. The old wine vault remains one of most coveted private dining rooms in the country.


Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Bar Dining
  • Close to Theater District
  • Celeb-Spotting
  • Dinner
  • Dress Code
  • Full Bar
  • Good for Groups
  • Historic/Legendary
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Lunch
  • Notable Chef
  • Notable Wine List
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Private Room Available
  • Prix Fixe
  • Parking Available
  • Romantic
  • Sunday - Closed
  • Sommelier

Cuisine Type:: American Traditional


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