Upper Story’s capable team has over 20 collective years of event and hospitality experience. From full service event planning to innovative menu development, we pride ourselves in creating remarkable experiences for your special occasion.
Situated on the cusp of midtown Manhattan and the Upper East Side, Upper Story’s 14th floor location in the iconic Decoration & Design building is easily accessible from anywhere in New York City. With expansive views of its surrounding neighborhoods, Upper Story’s prominent location makes an ideal meeting point for both casual lunches and more formal events.
Lexington Ave/51: 6, E, M
Lexington Ave/59: R
Validated Parking available at Square Parking, 206 East 59th Street
979 Third Avenue, 14th Floor
New York NY 10022
Welcome to Upper Story by Charlie Palmer, a premier private event destination in Manhattan’s iconic D&D building. With breathtaking city views from its 14th floor oversized windows and expansive balcony, Upper Story is a luxurious and contemporary setting for your next celebration.
With a modern yet classic design approach, Upper Story offsets a soft color palette with dark nuances that complement both the daytime and nighttime views beyond Upper Story’s 1000-square foot balcony, creating an elegant backdrop for uniquely themed private events, fundraisers, weddings, and more.
The easily accessible midtown location, ideal for social and corporate functions of all occasions, houses space for groups of up to 300 for cocktail receptions and 180 seated. Overseen by renowned chef Charlie Palmer, Upper Story turns out thoughtful menus, flawless service, and creative ideas for events of all shapes and sizes.
Welcome to the
all-new Upper Story
by Charlie Palmer
For over 15 years, visitors to the D&D Building have enjoyed Chef Charlie Palmer’s Astra café menus. We are now welcoming guests with a renewed approach to our progressive American inspired menus, keeping the emphasis on seasonal and local ingredients. Whether joining us for a design meeting or a casual lunch, Upper Story is a top choice for quick, tasty and healthy lunches at the crossroads of Midtown and the Upper East Side.
Upper Story is open for lunch Monday to Friday, from 11:30am to 3pm.
UPPER STORY CAFÉ
BY CHARLIE PALMER
For private events, Upper Story can be divided into two separate spaces accommodating 80 guests and 100 guests for seated affairs; 180 when combined. Additionally, the venue can provide audiovisual equipment for presentations and slideshows.
As the quintessential Manhattan event space, Upper Story’s breathtaking views and understated elegance create the perfect place to say, “I do.” The 1000 square-foot balcony and floor-to-ceiling windows offer an idyllic backdrop for metropolitan weddings. From the signature Charlie Palmer food, sophisticated service and décor to careful guidance and planning expertise, your wedding celebration will come together seamlessly, amazing your friends and family with each and every detail.
As the quintessential Manhattan event space, Upper Story’s breathtaking views and understated elegance create the perfect place to celebrate your child's big day. The 1000 square-foot balcony and floor-to-ceiling windows offer an idyllic backdrop for family photos, along with plenty of space indoors to dance the hora. From the signature Charlie Palmer food, sophisticated service and décor to careful guidance and planning expertise, your bar or bat mitzvah celebration will delight children and adults alike.
From showers and rehearsal dinners to milestone anniversaries and birthdays, Upper Story is here to make your celebrations momentous. Entertaining friends and family is both delicious and seamless at Upper Story.
Upper Story’s team has hosted every event imaginable, from intimate client dinners to elaborate celebrations and successful fundraisers. With our help in planning in every detail, impress your clients and your friends in our contemporary event space with its stunning design and our talented and gracious staff. Offering complimentary A/V and customizable solutions, your next corporate event will be a productive success.
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Our team at Upper Story by Charlie Palmer loves bringing what we learn on the job to you: our favorite new discoveries, interpretations of classics, and beautiful showcase events.
To learn more or to reserve your event with us, please call our Catering Sales Manager, Gwen Shusterman on 212.644.9394 or fill out the inquiry form below and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
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