Delmonico's
Delmonico's

Delmonico's

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.delmonicosny.com/
  • Phone: 2125091144
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30am-3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday 5:00pm-10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Bill Olivia
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: Our accomplished chefs can bring the same terrific cuisine to your office or location of your choice, serving from 5 to 2000. We offer full service off premise catering complete with menu design, decor, entertainment and staffing at your home, gallery, museum or any other tristate location.
  • Special Events: Inquire about our great team building events including our legendary Iron Chef Competition, Vintage Dinners, Hands on Cooking Classes, "Art" Tastings and a variety of special events for groups.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: William & South William
  • Public Transit: N,R,Z,3,4,5 trains
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: After 7pm Monday - Friday you can park on the streets. Also there is a parking garage 50 feet from the restaurant on south william street.
A word from Delmonico's
Delmonico's began as the first restaurant in the United States and has had a profound impact on American dining tradition. Our setting is where nearly two centuries of notable poets, affluent socialites, celebrities and presidents have celebrated in the splendor that is Delmonico's. Delmonico's welcomes Executive Chef Bill Oliva our kitchen. While preserving the classic dishes such as Lobster Newburg, Delmonico's Steak and Baked Alaska, Bill brings a level of culinary sophistication to Delmonico's with his addition of creative seafood offerings and other inventive dishes.
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Delmonico's reviews from OpenTable diners
303 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (195)romantic (129)fit for foodies (95)notable wine list (84)neighborhood gem (76)good for groups (69)great for lunch (64)hot spot (22)vibrant bar scene (17)late-night find (12)great for brunch (12)scenic view (6)great for outdoor dining (2)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • Delicious
    Mackinnonka
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Great menu variety, well executed meals and an intriguing surrounding, thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sucker4steak
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Although a bit confused about online menu and actual menu I was very hesitant because very different and waiter had no idea what I was ordering so finally ordered the NY STRIP steak /sweet corn and Chile peppers and it was fantastic 4 star meal .
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dinner
    LateComer
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Took my wife there on her birthday. The location is convenient. We were seated promptly without delay. We loved the historic setting. The service was good and the food came quickly. She enjoyed the food, especially the chocolate cake for desert. We had a good experience.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience!
    RHS143
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    First time dining at Delmonico's on the last day of Restaurant Week (8/15). First impression of the place, historical and grand! Love the look of the place. Opted to go a la carte. Had the Blue Crab cake (scrumptious), Delmonico's steak - Oscar style (mmmm so good melt in your mouth!), side dish of their succulent King Crab Mac and Cheese and for dessert, Chocolate Mouse with Peach remoulade and peanut butter ice cream (decadent). Drinks: Amsterdam Martini and Cab Sav. oh their bread and butter...so good! Overall, great service, attentive staff. enjoyed the food. Would come back here again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delmonico's
    Simark
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We went during resturant week and ordered off the special menu. We had salad,filet mignon and the baked Alaska the food was excellent and so was the service. I would highly recommend this resturant.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Transports you to a different time
    Orion
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Somehow, the combination of decor, dining, drinks, service, and location all contribute to a distinct feeling that one has stepped out of the hubbub and chaos of NYC life and into a simpler, more refined time. Everything we had was well-executed and delicious, especially the steaks and Chicken a la Keene. Lived up to all expectations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great steak
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    I loved filet mignon they had for dinner. Service was not as good as I expected...server was kind of in hurry, getting all the dishes in haste. Ambience is very good though, very Victorian-style and romantic.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice Dinner Spot
    BreadofLife
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We decided to go with the Restaurant Week menu, which is worth it even with the supplemental charges. The Wedge salad was ok and the Lobster Newberg appetizer didn't taste very fresh. The filet mignon came out pink (even though my fiancee asked for well-done) but the Delmonico Classic Steak was excellent (well-seasoned and cooked to medium-rare perfection). The Baked Alaska was delicious with great textures and the Valhrona chocolate cake was AMAZING. I had ordered a side of King Crab Mac & Cheese and it never came out. The exceptional staff (phenomenal service the whole night) quickly apologized and gave us a free Lemon-Raspberry Cheesecake to compensate, which was delicious as well.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect!
    Paux
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Delmonico's restaurant was a perfect experience, everything was great!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FiFi123
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    It may have been because we lunched during restaurant week, but I felt rushed to finish my meal and leave.tne slow roasted filet entree was mushy---not at all like steak. It didn't taste so bad, but still... I'd be hesitant to try Delmonico's for dinner; their prices seem exceptionally high for the quality of meal one receives.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Go once for the experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We happened upon "Restaurant Week" fixed price. The Salad wedge portion was small but tasty. My entree of Rib Eye was a bit dry and not tht hot. The mashed potatoes were cold. The Baked Alaska was not that tasty. My wife ordered the Keen Chicken which was very good but small. The pasta served with the chicken was very good. Our waiter was effecient but had no personality. He was going throught the motions. It felt like we were being rushed. The ambience on Bever Street is worth the visit but I am happy we did not pay full price.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant week review
    BINE
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    we came for restaurant week dinner, the waiters' service was kind off what a fine dining restaurant supposed to be. A lot of water drop on the table while refilling. Mistakenly bring other table's food to our table. My first time been Delmonico's with this kind of experience, especially the service, I will not come back again. I have been tried different steakhouses are way better. Fine dining restaurant should have their good service all the time even it's restaurant week. Food quality for restaurant week menu is way off from their regular menu.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Undercooked or Overcooked
    Flip
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Been to the restaurant before, last time the beef was overcooked and this time the Arctic Char was undercooked but the sauce was good on both dishes. The kitchen seems to have problem controlling time and temperature. Anyway, it's a great place to impress people with the restaurant's classy ambience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Terrible service
    HHHH
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Yes, it is restaurant week. Yes, it is lunch. Yes, I decided not to upgrade to the better steak But there is no excuse for terrible service. Not to mention my steak is only half the thickness of the plates two tables from me. And then my leather shoes was stepped on by the waiter. Food was good, but I can't tolerant this kind of service. Will not go back again.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service
    sands
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Our evening was great. Our server David was EXCELLENT!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant with great style
    michaelc
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    We reserved for 6:30 pm on a Tuesday and were seated immediately; by the time we left, the restaurant and bar were filled with customers. From the wood panelling and soft lighting, the ambience prepared us for a wonderful evening. The food was presented beautifully and tasted delicious (Lobster Newburg, Filet Mignon, lemon cheesecake). Delmonico's lives up to its great reputation. A note: the service was excellent. This helps heighten the experience. Happy dining!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Marie5180
    Marie5180
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Delmonico is the place for those with a discerning palate. Aside from the history of its New York building more significant is the history of several dishes they alone invented. Had their Lobster Newburg as a main dish. A dish prepared to perfection with just the right amount of rich sauce and lobster that was not over-cooked. Their appetiser salad, lettuce greens with light blue cheese along with their lemon raspberry cheesecake for desert complimented the lunch meal. Delmonico has earned its reputation as a restaurant for fine dining.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dee13
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Went for Restaurant Week. Even though if was a limited menu, the choices were very good. The hostess was very nice and had us seated within five minutes. The waiter was very nice, helpful and very friendly. The food was delicious and the service excellent. Delmonico's has been in business since 1837. It used to be for the rich and famous dressed in their best, or the Financial District crowd in their suits and ties. Now its for everyone and its casual dress which is a lot more comfortable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent food, good service
    foodiewannabe
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The foie gras was particularly good, and so was the baked alaska. My friends liked their steaks a lot. I think that my filet mignon was really good, but I've been to a couple of steakhouses in NYC that were better. The risotto appetizer that I had was nice, but not particularly special. The service, however, was attentive, without being annoying (I don't like it when the servers are always there, prohibiting conversation).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food and OK service
    downtown
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Food is pretty good for the restaurant week but waited for a long time to get the table. It was also very noisy and not possible to have a good conversation.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • yummy
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The decor was nice, the service was good and the food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Magical Evening at Delmonicos
    mags
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    To celebrate my son's 23rd bday. We both came away with a memory that will last us a lifetime. Highly recommend. 3 1/2 hours of fine dining.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Summer 2014 Restaurant Week
    oister
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    We went here for RW because living in the West Village we rarely find the need to dine out in the Financial District. The place definitely has that "historic" feel to it. The staff was courteous but I would not say the service was exceptional. We ordered the RW red wine (Pinot Noir), which was surprisingly decent for the price - we ended up drinking two bottles. The risotto appetizer was delicious and by far the best dish from the appetizer choices - the lobster was quite bland and disappointing. They seem to go cheap on the mains that are included in the RW menu, unless you pay extra for some dishes. One of our party returned the 8oz filet mignon (looked like 4oz) and instead paid extra for the Delmonico's 20oz Steak, which was delicious.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mixed Results
    Shock
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    We were a party of 3 choosing from the Restaurant Week Menu at $38.00 per person. Shrimp Risotto and Iceberg Salad Appetizers were good. Steaks were simply prepared and cooked perfectly. Fish was good. Desserts (choice of 3) were awful, either gooey (Valrhona cake) or dry (cheesecake). Wine by the glass was $10 for a good pour. Service was, at best, indifferent. Tip therefore was the minimum 15%.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HappySteakLover
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    dinner was great. service was great, can't imagine it being any better
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • After Work Dinner
    SweetMaPea
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    The food, service & ambience were superb. I highly recommend this restaurant. My coworker and I had salad & risotto for appetizer, the filet minon for entree and the chocolate cake for dessert. The service was swift and efficient. After eating and paying the tab, I thought we would have been ushered out the door. Not the case, the staff remained friendly and courteous. My one downfall came when I needed to use the ladies room. It appears there's only one female restroom for the entire establishment. This was a problem as another patron chose to spend a significant amount of time in the facility causing almost a major catastrophe for me! Ladies, beware of drinking too much liquid, then having to join the line to wait.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful beef
    Cherp
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    We took advantage of Restaurant Week to visit. A special cocktail and wine are part of the Restaurant Week options. We thoroughly enjoyed both. We started with risotto, which was tasty but could have been creamier. We moved on to outstanding tenderloin. The beef is aged and buttery. We then had baked Alaska, which is totally decadent. The presentation, particularly of the baked Alaska, is noteworthy. We could not have had better service. The dining room is elegant and quiet. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ENJOY QUITE A LOT
    DELMO
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    WE WENT ON RESTAURANT WEEK FOR LUCH. RISOTO ON APPETIZER LIST WAS SO DILICIOUS. STEAK AND DESSERT WERE GREAT AS WELL. I HAVE BEEN IN DEL FOR QUITE SOME TIMES. I COULD SAY THAT IT NEVER DISPOITTED ME. GREAT FOR SPECIAL EVENT AS WELL.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellence
    Curious
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Excellent in every way. Service was efficient. Courses served promptly. Ambiance is outstanding. Food was good.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always amazing!
    zach
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    My favorite steak house on nyc. Staff always friendly and professional, food is always perfect, and beautiful interior.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic ambiance, great food
    mandie31
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The service was excellent and the food was very delicious. Delmonico' sis truly a phenomenal experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place to dine
    GinaP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    As always, Delmonico"' is always consistent and a great place to dine and enjoy friends and co-workers company. One is never disappointed when dining at Delmonico's
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • maureen
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Delmonico's was every thing I hoped it would be. The quality and amount of the food was wonderful and the service was what you would expect from a 5star restaurant. The location was not that easy to reach by car. My sister who was with me used public transportation. This was a very wise choice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average
    restweek2014diner
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Had an average steak, especially for a place that claims to be one of the oldest places to dine in NYC. The other dishes were great, but both steaks were warm (not hot). The wait staff was kind, and attentive enough. Slow at times, but overall acceptable.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Spacious comfort
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Food should be more interesting and flavorful than it was
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classic Atmosphere
    Leelita
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    The food was tasty. I've had better in steakhouses but we went for Restaurant Week and it was incredible value. The $30 deal for a bottle of good Pinoir Noir was outstanding. Our waiter was lovely and attentive. Only the hostess seems to be particularly more friendly to men than to women. Quite a turnoff when being greeted and experiencing a difference in treatment. Other than that, it was a very good experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Old School
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    We went for Restaurant Week specials, and were please with the great service and delicious food.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • lola
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Had a great evening with my man and some good friends. They were very impressed with the place, and everyone was highly satisfied with their meals
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food- poor service
    Michelle
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    I had been to delmonico's before and the food was amazing as I remember. This was my first time going for restaurant week and maybe that is why the service was awful. We were very rushed through the entire meal despite being there on time. My husband ordered one drink and the waitor was so confused or didnt care to listen. He never introduced himself either. In any case he brought the courses quickly without much commentary and that was it-
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • They ruined it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Chopped salad and dessert was delicious....my medium-rare steak came out medium-well. I told the waiter and he just said sorry...that's it.
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