· By Herb Lester

21 Club, New York

Extract from How to Find Old New York.

A former speakeasy, “21” may not be quite the celebrity magnet is was a half-century ago, but college students still try to get in with their fake id god. We are inclined to agree with Holiday magazine’s verdict from October 1959: “Weighing the expense against the experience, a visitor to New York would be doing himself an injustice to depart without dining at least once in this most exciting of the city’s restaurants.”

21 Club
21 W. 52nd Street, NY 10019