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Photos: Deep Inside 21, Where Nixon's Wine Is Still Stashed Behind A Secret Door

<p>Mayor Jimmy Walker's private booth is still preserved in the Prohibition-era wine cellar at 21.<br/></p>


<p>Avery Fletcher, Marketing Manager, pokes a slender 18" meat skewer through one of many cracks in a cement wall in the basement to open up the wine cellar.<br/></p>


<p>The secret door from the kitchen to the wine cellar.<br/></p>



<p>Many big shots store their favorite bottles of wine here for future visits.<br/></p>


<p>Big shots like John Huston and... Chelsea Clinton<br/></p>




<p>Looking through the wine cellar to the private dining room. <br/></p>


<p>The private dining room in 21's wine cellar.<br/></p>


<p>The private dining room in 21's wine cellar.<br/></p>


<span class="photo_caption">21 Club

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<p>The Bar Room at 21, decorated with toys donated by patrons over the years. <br/></p>


<p>The Bar Room at 21. <br/></p>



<p>21's newly renovated upstairs private dining area, the Gallery. <br/></p>



<p>The Remington Room features a collection of Frederic Remington gouache paintings. This would be a perfect place to smoke cigars and laugh about buying elections, if cigar smoking was allowed.<br/></p>








<p>Bar 21 in the restaurant's lobby, where we ordered an unbelievably stiff Manhattan.<br/></p>


<p>Bar 21 in the restaurant's lobby, where we ordered an unbelievably stiff Manhattan.<br/></p>



<p>Inside the Upstairs dining room, a hushed 32-seat restaurant with a radically different vibe from the boisterous Bar Room downstairs.<br/></p>



<p>Inside the Upstairs dining room, a hushed 32-seat restaurant with a radically different vibe from the boisterous Bar Room downstairs.<br/></p>


<p>Inside the Upstairs dining room, a hushed 32-seat restaurant with a radically different vibe from the boisterous Bar Room downstairs.<br/></p>


<p>The wrought iron gates are from the owners' previous restaurant on West 49th Street. The jockeys were donated by horse-owning patrons.<br/></p>