56 Beaver St, New York, NY | Directions 1000440.704978 -74.010387
Neighborhoods: Financial District (Wall Street), Financial District, Downtown
This place is so rich with history, there should be a documentary on it. After walking through the entrance columns that had been imported from the ruins of Pompeii, you will enjoy a superb meal given to you by the most skilled and scholarly waitstaff.
Delmonico's is not, as it claims, the first restaurant in the United States, but it was certainly the first power restaurant in the country, the Le Cirque of the Gilded Age. While it has moved at least twice since it's heyday of Diamond Jim Brady, it's still massive and elegant, with old-school food that traffics little in contemporary trends.
The steak of steaks – Its not often that a restaurant stays in one place and so consistent for so long. It's 100% old school in there and they make it work. Be prepared to spend some money once you get the menu open. It's worth it, I wouldnt go back again and again if it wasn't.
I even bought the steaksauce to go, not sure if thats still an option.
Good steak – In retrospect, I should have planned my schedule better as some coworkers and I made reservations at the historic Delmonico's for a nice steak lunch. It's rare that I eat red meat, but yes, I did have steak two days in a row, but it was damn delicious. Restaurant Week is a great idea for lunch, not only because it's cheaper, but because it's more of a treat. How often do you eat a 3-course lunch? Most of us all ordered the same items - Snap Pea and Corn Soup with Crab, Steak Frites and Chocolate Peanut Butter Mouse. The one thing I will say is that their version of medium rare is my version of the cow is still mooing. I did have to send it back, but the service was polite and returned my steak cooked perfectly. The dessert was heavenly as well, although I went back to my office in a bit of a food coma. Let's just say I'll be eating a salad for dinner tonight.
Surprisingly Good Steakhouse – Delmonico's has its fame but located in FiDi makes it unattractive to me. I saw it on Restaurant Week list and decided what the heck. I need to try the place out to judge myself.
We arrived there and the host was very friendly. I actually fell in love with the decor and old world feel immediately once I walked in.
The food was excellent. Their Restaurant Week menu was strong with many steak options including a 16 oz steak, fillet Mignon, steak frites, etc. We tried the Steak frites and Delmonico Steak and they are seasoned well and tender.
The seared scallops are paired with creamy corn stew and they are excellent. My boyfriend's chilled minty soup was different but good.
Desserts were all good. We tried lemon tart, chocolate peanut butter cake and baked Alaska and they are so sweet and creamy!
I think I have a totally different perception on Delmonico's now and I look forward to coming back here.
good place for business dinner – I think this place was fine. I was expecting better and have only gone there once. The food was fine, I don't think on the same level as the other fine restaurants in NY but if you're looking for a good place for business dinner, it is ok.
Excellent Burger – Excellent food. Very good Burger and fries. Friendly staff. Ambience was very good. Went during the peak lunch time but did not have to wait long. Will go again.
Doesn't do breakfast! – Delmonico's is a great Old School steak house with a great wine list, quality aged steaks and great service.
It does not however do breakfast...
Nice place – My friend and I went there for dinner and we sat at table in the lounge. The service was good and our waitress was nice and friendly.
I ordered theT-Bone Steak , medium rare. The steak was very good, tender and juicy. I would have given the place 4 stars but the price of the steak was a bit to high for it. I was expecting a very good to excellent steak. I've been to other places with the same or better steak and it was cheaper. Our salad was the Garden Salad and it was okay. Next time, I will probably order the Delmonico's Steak . Over all, a nice place.
Legendary name that lived up to expectations – Living in NYC for many years, I've always known about Delmonico's but had never gone. Maybe we take things for granted here sometimes. When's the last time you visited the Statue of Liberty? :-) Anyway, Delmonico's came through on all fronts. Fantastic service, delicious food, yes, especially the steaks, and a nice wine list..... all in a very nice atmosphere. Highly Recommeneded
Fantastic service, amazing food -- terrible first impression – Although Delmonico's has received mixed reviews during restaurant week, my boyfriend and I thought we'd give it a try for our first NYRW experience. Our reservation was at 8:00pm, and we arrived a couple minutes early. Upon entry, we had no idea what we were in for. There was absolutely no order for checking in. It looked like a pack of hyenas trying to get to the food. The hostesses were taking names randomly on a notepad -- so reservations were utterly useless. They would take a few names, then seat people and before they could make their way back to the podium, patrons would bombard them with names. It was absolute chaos. People with reservations were livid. Since I've never been here before, I cannot say whether or not this is standard form. In the end, we waited 45 minutes to be seated, which honestly, I really shouldn't complain about considering you can wait longer than this at chain restaurants.
Now to the food! Knowing that we were paying $35 for the prix fixe menu, we weren't expecting huge portions. But it was delicious! I ordered the tuna carpacccio; he ordered the Caesar salad. These were small portions indeed, but the bread basket complimented them. We both ordered the filet mignon (8oz) with garlic mashed potatoes. Absolutely amazing. My steak was cooked to perfection and the potatoes were to die for. The chocolate mousse layer cake was a sweet conclusion to the meal. We shared a bottle of the special wine for $29 (hey, we're still young and on a slight budget) and enjoyed it.
The service was impeccable and we never felt rushed. I'll definitely come back here in the near future and will be happy to order from the regular menu.
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