The original Delmonico's opened as a pastry shop in 1827, and over the years it has changed many locales and owners, finally reaching its current incarnation at the intersection of Beaver and William streets today ten years later, in 1837. This restaurant is the repository for some of the most well-known dishes in America; it is the home of the Delmonico steak, Lobster Newburg, Baked Alaska and claims to have invented Eggs Benedict. It is also known as the place where one could order à la carte (as opposed to a prix fixe) and was one of the first restaurants in the country to offer a separate wine listing. Today, the ambiance inside conjures up images of 18th-century Victorian opulence, with polished mahogany, chandeliers and ornate chairs. However, Delmonico's is replete with history and the food remains just as classic, with dishes like the oysters "Diamond Jim Brady" Ranhofer Style or the grass-fed steak served with their whipped potatoes or creamed spinach in addition to a selection of fresh seafood. This is a place to treat yourself or a loved one, sit back and absorb the atmosphere over a glass of wine and imagine yourself in Old New York.
- Open Hours: Monday to Friday from 11:30 AM to 10:00 PM, Saturday from 05:00 PM to 10:00 PM
- Credit Cards Accepted: visa, mastercard, amex, discover