Upper West Side Openings (With Video): Caffe Storico

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011


Caffe Storico, the Stephen Starr restaurant at the New-York Historical Society first mentioned back in August, officially opened for business over the weekend.

As I type this, I realize I never did a post on the re-opening of the Historical Society itself. I’ll have more on that tomorrow, but for now here are the details on the restaurant, including a video review from Zagat.

For background, Starr is a big-time restauranteur. Most of his restaurants are in Philadelphia, but besides Caffe Storico (Italian for “historic), he also owns Morimoto and Buddakan in NYC.

There’s been a bunch of coverage over the past few days, including NYT Diner’s Journal, Eater, Grub Street, and Zagat. All of those sites have a copy of the menu — surprisingly, the restaurant’s website does not.

In August it was reported that the average check would be “$35 per person.” You might be able to get away with that for lunch or brunch, but it seems a little low for dinner. Still, the pricing actually seems pretty reasonable for a “brand-name” restaurant.

I’m a little short on time tonight, so I’ll let you click through the links above if you want to learn more. The upshot is that Caffe Storico looks like a welcome addition to the neighborhood.

You can view the restaurant’s hour’s here. Lunch service is slated to begin tomorrow (Wednesday) and Sunday brunch is scheduled to start on January 8th. The restaurant is located inside the New-York Historical Society, at 170 Central Park West (at 77th).

If you’d prefer to get an overview by video rather than reading, Zagat Buzz produced this short package:

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