After more than 75 years, this clubby sanctum for the powerful remains true to its past while thriving in the present. Chef John Greeley creates contemporary seasonal fare such as crisped black sea bass in champagne sauce. Also on offer are “21 Classics,” revived dishes that are part of culinary history; steak Diane, flambéed tableside, was on the restaurant’s first menu. The famous burger is a bargain at $29 ($26 at lunch). Its mix of ground lean meats gets a flavor boost from duck fat. Act like a magnate and sip an after-dinner drink in the front lounge, where original Remingtons line the walls.
|Venue name:||'21’ Club|
21 W 52nd St
|Cross street:||between Fifth and Sixth Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu noon–10pm; Fri noon–11pm; Sat 5:30–11pm|
|Transport:||Subway: B, D, F to 47–50th Sts–Rockefeller Ctr; E to Fifth Ave–53rd St|
|Price:||Average main course: $39. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V|