First Fine Dining Restaurant
In 1837, at the beginning of New York City’s evolution as the financial center of the world, the genesis of what would become a world renowned culinary institution, Delmonico’s Restaurant, was set. A small shop selling classically prepared pastries, fine coffee and chocolate, bonbons, wines and liquors as well as Havana cigars was operated by the Delmonico brothers. Its success led them to purchase a triangular plot of land at the intersection of Beaver, William and South William Streets where, in 1837, they opened the first fine dining restaurant in the country.
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The food and service were excellent and the Christmas decorations were very festive.
Absolutely superb. Well worth the money and the experience. Had the Delmonico’s signature steak which was cooked to perfection. And of course couldn’t pass up on the baked Alaska. From start to finish everything is exactly what you would expect from one of New York City’s finest restaurants.
Beautiful ambiance, fabulous service,and incredible meal. Demonico potatoes and wedge salad are a must.
We came to this restaurant to celebrate my parents’ 50th anniversary. My brother arrived early to surprise my parents, and the hostesses and wait staff completely played along: They allowed him to play a waiter, serving my parents water until they recognized him! I can’t thank this restaurant enough for going the extra mile to make my parents’ 50th anniversary dinner – and surprise visit by my brother – a success. So I give Delmonico’s service five stars out of five!
As for the food, it was FANTASTIC! My brother and I believe it was the best steaks we ever had – we had the Delmonico steaks. The wine selection is extensive, and the wait staff is quite knowledgeable and obliging in providing selections. So pleased with our visit … I’ll be back the next time I’m in NYC!
From the outside it doesnt look like much and with lots of hype being one of the oldest steak houses in America. So I came into this place with big eyes and an empty stomach.
Dont forget to come in with a full wallet too as the food is a bit pricey but I think its worth the price for a special occasion. The crab cake I had was amazing, with big juicy pieces of crab and being held together just barely enough so all the other ingredients dont over power the crab. The NY Strip and Delmonico steaks were cooked perfectly and had a rich deep flavor of wonderfully dry aged beef.