Meet a Lower Manhattan Business: Delmonico’s

08/31/2011 in
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photo by: Marla S. Maritzer

It’s difficult to decide where to begin when discussing a restaurant such as Delmonico’s Steakhouse.  There are so many historic anecdotes to choose from, so many culinary firsts.  One might say that Delmonico’s is responsible for shaping the culture, and even manners, of dining in America.

Delmonico’s opened in 1837 as the first dining establishment in America.  After 174 years, Delmonico’s is still reinventing itself, while maintaining its essential historic flavor.  Some of those famous first flavors that established Delmonico’s reputation include: Lobster à la Newburg, Eggs Benedict, Manhattan Clam Chowder and Baked Alaska.

Delmonico’s was also the first dining establishment to use the French word restaurant.  And where would our manners be if Delmonico’s hadn’t been the first to use tablecloths, printed menus and allow guests to sit at their own tables?

Delmonico’s was also the site of pivotal historic meetings, such as the dinner between the naturalist, Charles Darwin and the philosopher, Herbert Spencer.  Two rooms have just been renovated in honor of two other famous patrons.  The Mark Twain and Charles Dickens rooms have recently been renovated, and you can rest assured that the rooms emulate the same style and opulent design that live up to the Delmonico name.

Delmonico’s Steakhouse is a superb choice for a meal, a wedding, to experience a time capsule of culinary history, or just to enjoy one of the best steaks around.

Delmonico’s Steakhouse

56 Beaver Street

(212) 509-1144

www.delmonicosny.com

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