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 Steak House 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.
Delmonico’s Restaurant was the first restaurant in the United States and is located in a restored 1837 landmark building in downtown New York City. Walk past the pillars unearthed from Pompeii and take a step back into New York’s grand beginnings. The restaurant earned a 9.2 out of 10 rating on City Search. The food is classic American steakhouse, and the restaurant was the first to offer dishes such as Delmonico steak, Delmonico potatoes, eggs Benedict, lobster Newburg and baked Alaska.
Located two blocks south of Wall Street, Delmonico’s is in the heart of New York’s financial district, and the ambiance is a reflection of that–expect an upscale and elegant setting. The interior features white linens, dark wood trim and ritzy chandeliers. The menu, of course, focuses on steaks and chops from the namesake Delmonico steak to the 3-pound, bone-in rib-eye steak. The wine list features more than 100 bottles available by the glass and by the bottle.
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