The 21 Club is a landmark New York City restaurant. This former speak easy includes a legendary Prohibition-era wine cellar. There are 2 restaurants in the building as well as the cellar, which can be booked for private events. I have wanted to visit this restaurant for a very long time and I am glad we finally had the chance.
We were seated in the Bar Room which is famous for the toys that hang from the ceiling. It is one of the awesome things about this restaurant and what makes it truly unique. The toys have been gifted to the 21 Club over the years by varied clientele including a model of the PT-109 gifted to them by president John F. Kennedy. The restaurant website has tons of information on their amazing history. I will add the link at the bottom of the post, it is very interesting information.
I was impressed with the service from the moment we entered the restaurant, we were treated like royalty. Starting with the doorman, host, and our wonderful waiter! I wish I had photos of our appetizers but I guess I was to busy eating them because they were phenomenal. Jon had the steak tartare and it was melt in your mouth fantastic. I had a roasted beet salad with goat cheese which was also delicious.
The menu at 21 Club has a lot to offer. I had a very hard time making a decision on what to get for my main course. I ended up going with the lamb, which was the special that evening and was recommended by our waiter, who knew I was having a hard time deciding. The dish was braised lamb shank with a little pot of lamb stew. I loved every bite!
Jon did not have a hard time choosing a main dish at all. He ordered the Signature Mixed Grill of Game. Which was a lamb chop, peppered Millbrook Farm venison, wild boar sausage, bacon-wrapped rabbit loin, Swiss chard, butter beans, and blackberry relish. The whole plate was outstanding, I could not tell you what meat was better. I may actually order this myself next time!
We finished off the meal with a creme brulee. Creme brulee is my favorite so no matter how full I am if it is on the menu I am ordering it. i also did not get a photo of it. I am sure this is because I was to busy devouring it! Thank you 21 Club, We had a great night. We will be returning soon!