Steakhouse, Wine Bar, and Lounge$$$$
New York
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    Amanda R.
    "Definitely worth the Restaurant Week visit - great deal."(5 Tips)
    "fancy with an order of Lobster Newburg."(6 Tips)
    Mike F.
    "Delmonico Steak is the best steak in NYC hands"(5 Tips)
    Tim V.
    "Lobster Newberg, a luscious concoction featuring multiple..."(3 Tips)
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  • filet mignon
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  • Urban W.
    Urban WalksJune 6, 2015
    FACT: Delmonico's was the first American eatery to be called by the French name "restaurant." CHECK OUT: The two columns flanking the doorway were reportedly salvaged from the ruins of Pompeii.
    Upvoted 4 weeks ago
  • Caro F.heart icon on user image
    Caro FauneApril 7, 2017
    Great traditional meal. For sure we will come back. We decided to try the Barolo, and it was a great decision. We will be back to try the eggs Benedict, as if they created, they must be excellent.
    Upvoted Dec 29, 2023
  • Natalieheart icon on user image
    NatalieJuly 26, 2018
    Oldest fine dining restaurant in the country. The filet mignon, naked raviolis & the lobster iceberg were delicious. The ambiance & service truly transport you to a different century. Worth the money.
    Upvoted Dec 26, 2023
  • Eman A.heart icon on user image
    Eman AbdulazizAugust 29, 2018
    Fancy place and behind it there is a great story about its history and how the owner took the Delmonico’s name. I highly recommend the Delmonico’s steak and baked Alaska for dessert.
  • Laura K.heart icon on user image
    Laura KathSeptember 9, 2014
    Their fillet mignon is GREAT try it! It has a sauce that makes it quite particular. The chocolate mousse comes with a blackberry sauce and is just fantastic! Service is fantastic too!
  • Julie S.
    Julie SosciaJanuary 27, 2019
    This is the first steakhouse/restaurant in the US and is a historic restaurant. Ambiance is very formal and classic. Try one of their classics lobster dishes.
  • Ranu R.heart icon on user image
    Ranu RajkarnikarFebruary 26, 2015
    Solid classic steakhouse fare. Historic institution. Can't go wrong with lobster bisque, filet mignon or baked alaska for dessert. Service is great too!
  • John E.heart icon on user image
    John EJanuary 27, 2016
    Should get much more credit than it does when discussing the City's best steakhouses; this one is the OG. Do yourself a favor and try the hand rolled mozzarella sticks.
  • Compass
    CompassJuly 30, 2013
    Opened in 1837, Delmonico’s is be touted as birthplace of steakhouses. Devour Lobster Newburg, Baked Alaska, and huge cuts of meat at the place where J.P. Morgan once dined.
  • PureWow
    PureWowDecember 18, 2015
    Pretty much every classic American dish ever created was invented here. If you don’t want steak at NYC’s oldest steak house, then get fancy with an order of Lobster Newburg. Read more
  • Sandra Y.heart icon on user image
    Sandra YehApril 8, 2015
    Mad Men Dining Week, got a 2-course lunch special. The steak was massive and delicious. Dessert: ice cream plus a chocolate mousse cake or Baked Alaska (walnut cake + marshmallow fluff). Yum~
  • Jerad M.heart icon on user image
    Jerad MoxleyMay 17, 2019
    While I would be reluctant to call a $45 meal a value I do think the pick 3 lunch is, if you can a afford it, very reasonable for a restaurant of this caliber in this city. I left very satisfied.
  • Buford B.
    Buford BarnesJuly 6, 2022
    Opened in 1827, arguably the first true American restaurant and first with à la carte ordering. Claims to have invented Eggs Benedict, Baked Alaska, and Lobster Newburg. Fancy and expensive.
  • Julie S.
    Julie SosciaAugust 1, 2018
    Known for many firsts, including being the first steakhouse/restaurant in the US. This historic restaurant is very formal and classic aesthetically. Try one of their classics lobster dishes.
  • Julie S.
    Julie SosciaJuly 16, 2018
    Known for many firsts, including being the first steakhouse/restaurant in the US. This historic restaurant is very formal and classic aesthetically. Try one of their classics lobster dishes.
  • Alex B.heart icon on user image
    Alex BosworthDecember 2, 2019
    The steak is pretty good quality and served in the old fashioned style, very similar to Peter Lugers. Don’t order sauce, maybe a butter if you want. The baked Alaska is not that good, don’t get it
  • Lori L.heart icon on user image
    Lori LuoAugust 10, 2014
    This old-school steakhouse still serves up some excellent dishes; you'll find a stellar filet mignon as well as the Baked Alaska, which was invented at Delmonico's.
  • PureWow
    PureWowAugust 5, 2016
    The tasty lobster newburg in cream sauce was originally introduced to Charles Delmonico in the 1870s by a wealthy sea captain. Sir, we’re forever in your debt. Read more
  • Mike F.heart icon on user image
    Mike FriedlichFebruary 22, 2017
    Delmonico Steak is the best steak in NYC hands down, and the whipped potatoes are the best mashed potatoes I have ever had. This place is a must.
  • Buford D.
    Buford DouglasMarch 9, 2018
    Est. 1837. Charles Ranhofer invented Baked Alaska here in 1867. Eggs Benedict was invented here for LeGrand Benedictine in the 1860s. Also claims Lobster Newberg was invented herein 1876. 
  • Savored
    SavoredMarch 14, 2012
    Start your meal at this legendary steakhouse with the tuna tartare and foie gras. Next, dive into the 5lb. lobster special and Delmonicos steak. The baked Alaska completes a perfectly memorable meal!
  • Julie B.heart icon on user image
    Julie BathieSeptember 2, 2016
    The steak is the BEST steak ever , it was lean and cooked perfectly ! Baked Alaska was a must !?
  • Buford B.
    Buford BarnesFebruary 22, 2012
    Opened in 1827, first American restaurant to feature ordering à la carte, as opposed to table d’hôte, and to employ a separate wine list. Reopened several times since family ownership ended in 1923.
  • micchele t.heart icon on user image
    micchele tottiOctober 31, 2014
    Great steaks, drinks and service. Very good for both fine dining in restaurant and the more casual bar. Best restaurant I've found in FiDi.
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsApril 8, 2015
    Check out Delmonico's Steakhouse as it was featured on Delicious Destinations for Delmonico’s serves up a deliciously messy, 12-ounce patty that will satisfy burger cravings large and small. Read more
  • Jennifer K.heart icon on user image
    Jennifer KochanSeptember 29, 2015
    This place is famous for its lobster newburg and baked Alaska because it invented them. Do yourself a favor and try it from the best!
  • Patrick S.heart icon on user image
    Patrick ScobleJune 17, 2020
    Iconic for a reason. The steak here stands up with the best of the best of New York steakhouses. Dining here is a true experience.
  • Krzysztof L.heart icon on user image
    Krzysztof L.November 2, 2016
    Coming to this restaurant I expected to have fantastic steak! So I ordered one 20oz for 51 usd. Unfortunately I wasn't able to eat too much because it consisted of pure salt! Everything else was good!
  • Diane A.
    Diane AlvarezDecember 22, 2012
    OMG.... The Delmonico Rib eye melts in your mouth...the asparagus is to die for...for starters the shellfish chateau is not to be missed
  • Restaurant Hospitality Magazine
    Where’s the beef (from)? Delmonico’s customers can now determine the origin of their steak by using their smart phones in the restaurant. Read more
  • Tim V.
    Tim VetterFebruary 17, 2012
    Lobster Newberg, a luscious concoction featuring multiple crustaceans swimming in cream, cognac, sherry, and cayenne pepper, has been an iconic NYC dish since 1876.
  • IWalked Audio Tours
    IWalked Audio ToursSeptember 10, 2011
    Delmonico's began in 1827 as a small cafe and pastry shop. Menu once contained 47 veal dishes. Exterior said to include pillars from Pompei. Located in 8-story 1891 Beaux Arts bldg. More in our blog Read more
  • Edward D.
    Edward DelfinoAugust 28, 2018
    Great history and great food all in one! Fine dining.
  • Trae F.heart icon on user image
    Trae FJune 21, 2016
    Very expensive but the food and service is well worth it. Make sure you finish with the baked Alaska!
  • Brigitte P.heart icon on user image
    Brigitte PerezDecember 30, 2016
    Service sucks. Practically have to wave the server over. Porterhouse was good but not as good as lugars. King crab Mac n cheese, garlic spinach & brussels sprouts were good sides.
  • Larisa G.heart icon on user image
    Larisa GrollemondOctober 6, 2015
    Traditional steakhouse, no surprises but solid food and wine list, plus funny people watching in a historic space.
  • Pete L.
    Pete LorenOctober 11, 2014
    1st Night on my 40th Anniversary of my graduation from the Culinary Institute of America here in NYC. Eating at the great old restaurants in the city... First up Delmonico's, the first and oldest.
    HISTORYAugust 26, 2010
    Opened in 1837 as America's 1st fine dining restaurant. Operated by the Delmonico family during the 19th & early 20th century, it was subsequently reopened by other restaurateurs under the same name.
  • Wesley B.heart icon on user image
    Wesley BlissJanuary 5, 2015
    Top notch service, big cuts of choice steaks, old New York decor
  • Honghui Y.heart icon on user image
    Honghui YuJanuary 31, 2018
    Get the dry-aged ribeye. Will cost you a pretty penny but well worth it.
  • 2Plus2NYCReview
    2Plus2NYCReviewAugust 16, 2011
    A great steak and an even better Baked Alaska. It’s awesome to sit in the restaurant and the think about all the famous people who used to frequent the dining room. Read more
  • Josh F.heart icon on user image
    Josh FerryMarch 11, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    Great spot, the back bar is a favorite of mine for happy hour and lunch.
  • Jeremy K.heart icon on user image
    Jeremy KnobelJune 23, 2015
    Get the Delmonico (obviously), hash browns and baked Alaska!
  • James C.
    James CAugust 8, 2014
    Great steak. You must try there signature steak. It is expensive but worth the price for the quality.
  • Ale R.heart icon on user image
    Ale RoigAugust 18, 2019
    You should Try the porterhouse and the Delmonicos Stake.. just delish
  • Stefanie D.
    Stefanie DMarch 8, 2014
    The filet mignon is far superior to the other cuts of meat served here. So tender and full of flavor.
  • Superjonbot
    SuperjonbotAugust 4, 2012
    I was a bit underwhelmed after hearing such great reviews about this place. My medium rare order came to me 'well-done' the first time and medium the second. The scallops were great however.
  • Lord T.heart icon on user image
    Lord TreeNovember 6, 2018
    It's all about the Chose the Tomahawk steak. It is big for one but small for two.
  • Downtown A.
    Downtown AllianceAugust 29, 2010
    Opened in 1827 - it became the nation's best-known restaurant of the 19th century. Try the flamboyant baked Alaska. You can get our free Downtown dining guide at
  • Bessy R.
    Bessy RJanuary 4, 2017
    Great steakhouse, great service and environment. Excellent choice
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