'21' Club Est. Prior to 1930

21 West 52nd Street, New York, New York

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Time-honored tipples, world class wines and classic cuisine ensures your soiree is steeped in significance.
"So famous it is ironically often overlooked by visitors, 21 turns out fantastic food and beverages." - Forbes. Operating 'officially' since the '30's host a dinner party at one of America's most iconic speakeasies.
The Lowdown
Type
Historic Building
Other
Private Dining / Restaurant
Views
No View
Style
Classic
Cultural
Elegant
Sophisticated
Traditional
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Birthday Party
Corporate Event
Dinner Party
Family Reunion
Holiday Party
Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Reception
Reunion
Social Event
Wedding Reception

Venue Setting

Located in the heart of midtown Manhattan, '21' is a New York City icon offering ten private dining rooms in a sophisticated townhouse built in 1870's. Open during the heart of Prohibition in 1929, each private dining room and the public spaces feature extensive collections of original artwork spanning the past 85 years.
Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

Yes

Estimated Price Per Head

from $75 to $350

Additional Charges

Pricing at '21' is based on the menu selected. Tax and service charges are additional. Beverage packages are available. Each of our ten private dining rooms has a minimum and maximum number of guests. Please contact us for additional information.

Insurance

Additional Insurance Is Not Required To Host An Event Here

Capacity

Seated
200
Buffet
N/A
Standing
450
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
Prior to 1930
Curfew
No Curfew
Venue Spaces
Indoor Venue Space Only
Catering
Client Must Use The Catering Provided By The Venue
Alcohol
Corkage/Bottle Fee – You Can Bring Your Own Alcohol For A Fee
Music
Indoors Only
Smoking
Non-smoking Venue
Inside Scoop

'21' still features an original Prohibition-era wine cellar, complete with camouflaged entrance. This room is available for private events and based on availability, individual tours.

Amenities
  • A/V Equipment
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:
A New York City icon inside and out, guests are welcomed back in time to the only townhouse on the block amidst a sea of skyscrapers. Thirty-three vintage jockey statues adorn the exterior behind an iron gate that predates '21'. A capped doorman ushers guests into this former speakeasy and a cozy yet sophisticated lounge awaits inside.
Design:
'21' features an extensive collection of artwork from original Frederick Remington paintings to a collection of whimsical cartoons from some of the country's greatest artists. Each room is beautifully decorated with an individual collection.
Standout Venue Features:
'21' still features an original Prohibition-era wine cellar, complete with camouflaged entrance. This room is available for private events and based on availability, individual tours.
Extra Perks:
Silver, plate and glassware, chairs, white linen, and tables in assorted sizes are all included with your event. Our in-house planners and audio-visual company are also available to coordinate any extras you may like to add such as flowers, custom linens and/or presentation equipment.
Awards & Notables Grand Award from Wine Spectator Magazine (1 of 8 in NYC; awarded 2003-2014) 4 Stars from Forbes Magazine (14 years in a row) #10 Most Popular Restaurant in NYC by Zagat Survey (2014) In his book “Celluloid Skyline: New York and the Movies”, James Sanders writes that no New York City restaurant has played a bigger role on-screen than ‘21’. In the 1950’s, Hollywood began filming ‘21’ as the quintessential New York restaurant with the classic films ‘All About Eve’ and ‘The Sweet Smell of Success’. Since that time, ‘21’ has been featured in nearly two dozen films and television shows not including pieces featuring ‘21’ products and services. Some of these include ‘Wall Street’, ‘One Fine Day’, ‘The Associate’, ‘Morning Glory’ and episodes of ‘The Apprentice’ and ‘Sex and the City’.
Celebration Locations
Wine Cellar:
Once a hideaway for eluding federal agents during Prohibition, the Wine Cellar at ‘21’ is still considered one of the most coveted dining rooms in the world. Up to 22 diners can enjoy a three-course lunch or seven-course tasting dinner expertly paired with the world’s finest wines—amidst an array of elegant wine bins sure to impress even the most traveled connoisseur.
- Max Capacity: 22 sit-down
The Gallery:
Overlooking the iconic collection of jockeys, The Gallery features lofty ceilings, natural light and a rare collection of American art. It is hailed by New Yorkers as one of the city’s most sought-after venues for receptions, dinners and parties. This room may be combined with the Puncheon Room.
- Max Capacity: 100 sit-down / 200 reception
Puncheon Room:
Named after the original owners’ first uptown speak easy, Puncheon Grotto, this space evokes a spirit of fun and sophistication reflected in the illustrations created by James Montgomery Flagg, McClellan Barclay and Bradshaw Crandall; charcoal drawings by George Luks and a host of humorous sketches, cartoons and watercolors. This room may be combined with The Gallery.
- Max Capacity: 100 sit-down / 250 reception
Upstairs at '21':
Located one flight up from the world-famous Bar Room, Upstairs at ‘21’ is a sophisticated 24-seat event room famed for its intimacy and elegance. As you enjoy your meal marvel at the murals of four New York landmarks. Each one was specially created for Upstairs at ‘21’ by Brooklyn-based artist Wynne Evans.
- Max Capacity: 24 sit-down / 35 reception
Harbor Room:
The Harbor Room’s nautical theme features a fine collection of ship paintings by Antonio Jacobsen. Our second largest event space, it’s an excellent choice for receptions, dinners, meetings and luncheons —or simply admiring exquisite artwork.
- Max Capacity: 100 sit-down / 200 reception
Orchid Room:
As sophisticated as its namesake, the Orchid Room is one of the loveliest spaces available for private dining at ‘21’. It’s ideal for small corporate meetings, intimate family dinners, bridal events and other gatherings up to 40. It can also be reserved in conjunction with the Harbor Room across the hall for pre-dinner cocktails.
- Max Capacity: 40 sit-down / 60 reception
Jack Room:
Once part of Jack Kriendler’s living quarters, the Jack Room is now an elegant dining space accommodating up to 80 guests for luncheons and dinners, and 125 for cocktail receptions. It also offers a comfortable business setting for IPOs, product launches or other highly strategic affairs.
- Max Capacity: 80 sit-down / 125 reception
Remington Room:
Housing a remarkable collection of Frederic Remington gouache paintings, the Remington Room is known for its scenes of the Wild West and American history. This intimate space seats 32 for family dinners and other social occasions.
- Max Capacity: 32 sit-down / 50 reception
Pete's Room:
Once Mrs. Kriendler’s private dressing room, Pete’s Room is best known for its adorned ceiling. The space was named Pete’s Room after its conversion from Pete Kriendler’s office. Today it serves small groups of up to 20 guests.
- Max Capacity: 20 sit-down / 30 reception
Club Room:
Formerly used by Jack Kriendler as his personal den, the Club Room is paneled with beautiful wood and features a fireplace that lends a residential touch. A warm and cozy room, the Club Room is ideal for small dinner parties of up to 32.
- Max Capacity: 32 sit-down / 50 reception
Eats & Drinks
Food, Restaurants, Cafes, Bars & Lounges
Food, Restaurants, Cafes:
The heart of ‘21’ is the famous Bar Room. The atmosphere in the Bar Room is playful yet sophisticated as guests savor a seasonally driven menu of classic and contemporary American dishes under canopy of colorful “toys”. Service is attentive but discreet, and a Grand Award winning wine list is available to complement any meal. Both á la carte and affordable prix fixe menus are offered for lunch and dinner. Grand Award from Wine Spectator Magazine (1 of 8 in NYC; awarded 2003-2014) 4 Stars from Forbes Magazine (14 years in a row) #10 Most Popular Restaurant in NYC by Zagat Survey (2014)
Bars & Lounges:
Start your evening in the cozy cocktail lounge offering an impressive selection of cocktails, artisanal beers on tap, wines by the glass and a menu of bar foods. Comfortable high-back leather chairs make the lounge a perfect gathering place for drinks after work or for just meeting family and friends.
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