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Where wining and dining meets pure theater

‘21’ first rang with laughter during Prohibition—today this former speakeasy still tops New York’s social scene

Everyone who's anyone has to make an entrance at the iconic '21'. From the 35 multi-colored jockeys lining the steps to the five stories of restaurants, events spaces and bars within, a visit here is about more than dining—it's an adventure into the imagination. And, most of all, it's about sheer entertainment and sophisticated fun.
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Mixing it up for the Breeders’ Cup

New at 21

Mixing it up for the Breeders’ Cup

Head to our Bar '21' & Lounge for a unique taste of the 2019 Breeders Cup World Championship.

Award-winning ’21’ mixologist Mark Tubridy has created two new bespoke cocktails in celebration of this years’ event at Santa Anita Park, CA. Horse racing is in our DNA (you may have noticed the brightly colored jockeys adorning our entrance), so join us to indulge in our two great loves with these irresistible new tipples.

The crisp and tangy ‘Torrie Cup’ and the smooth, sweet ‘Garland’ are available now at ’21’. Spectators of thoroughbred horse-racing’s finest event can also savor a sip trackside from 1-2 November 2019.

Bar Room

Bar Room

The hangout of choice for New York’s elite the Bar Room is cut from legendary cloth. Saunter up to the mahogany bar and order a tequila, just as Hemingway did before you.

A collection of whimsical ‘toys’ remains suspended from the ceiling; each one a gift from esteemed sports stars, presidents and celebrities. The smashed tennis racquet? That’s John McEnroe’s.

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Bar ‘21’ & Lounge

Bar ‘21’ & Lounge

There’s few places in New York where fresh oysters and dirty martinis come served with so much history.

Rub shoulders with silver screen stars at the bar, or grab a seat for a pre-theatre bite off our seasonal bar menu. Opt for the sliders, miniature versions of the famed ‘21’ burger—they never disappoint.

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An Illustrious Triumph

After an infamous raid in 1930, ‘21’ founders Jack Kriendler and Charlie Berns enlisted architect Frank Buchanan to design a system of camouflaged doors, invisible chutes, quick-release bar shelves and a secret wine cellar. It worked––they were never caught again.

Upstairs at ‘21’

Upstairs at ‘21’

Upstairs at ‘21’ is one restaurant in New York City that’s hard to emulate.

Be swept away on a wave of culinary creativity by chef Sylvain Delpique, whose mouth-watering dishes fuse past and present cuisine into one innovative four-course menu.

Start with a classic cocktail and assorted caviars, while admiring original murals by Brooklyn-based artist Wynne Evans.

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From the colorful ‘toys’ hanging in the Bar Room to the countless rare vintages in the hidden Wine Cellar, every detail will take your breath away.

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