About: Delmonico’s History

In 1827, 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 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 offered an unheard of luxury – the availability of private dining rooms (located on the third floor) where discriminate entertaining was the order of the day. The basement held the restauranteur’s treasure, the largest private wine cellar in the city, holding an impressive 1,000 bottles of the world’s finest wines. It was during these early years that Chef Alessandro Fellippini began to develop the restaurant’s culinary identity with the house special, Delmonico Steak.

Today, we continue to serve a prime cut of beef, prepared to the original specifications. It truly is the only authentic Delmonico Steak served in the United States.

In 1862, Charles Ranhofer was named Chef de Cuisine inventing many original dishes during his time at our stoves.

He is most noted for his innovated creations, Eggs Benedict, Baked Alaska, Lobster Newburg and Chicken A la Keene. These dishes remain on the Delmonico’s menu today.

With a mission to make Delmonico’s Wall Street’s premiere fine dining Restaurant, the 56 Beaver Street location has been renovated to assume the opulence of its early years. Our welcoming portico remains supported by the original Pompeian pillars, our private dining rooms welcome the discreet, the wine cellar is filled to the rafters, and the cuisine, is, as promised in 1837, the finest the city has to offer.

Private Dining

New York City was little more than a village when Delmonico’s was erected in its present day location in 1837. Now after 175 years, we are still making history with the redesign of our four private dining spaces and our legendary Main Dining Room. Our event spaces can host from five to five hundred and offer a variety of ambiences that will be sure to dazzle your guests.


Classic Weddings & Rehearsal Dinners Since 1837

For a classic New York City wedding, nothing comes close to the legendary Delmonico’s. Opened in 1837, this American landmark continues to “wow” with its elegant setting and culinary creativity. Delmonico’s beautiful setting is where nearly two centuries of notable poets, affluent socialites, celebrities and presidents have celebrated in splendor. Our Main Dining Room and Bar along with our private event spaces, offer a stately and majestic atmosphere to host your dream wedding. Delmonico’s wedding planners, along with our culinary team, will create a reception that reflects your personality; combining old world style with contemporary offerings, all at a very competitive price.

Weddings at Delmonico’s May Offer:

  • Butlered Hors d’ Oeuvres
  • Open Bar
  • Seated or Buffet Dinner
  • Custom Designed Food and Beverage Stations
  • Signature Delmonico’s Vintage Cocktails
  • Champagne Toast
  • Delmonico’s Wedding Cake for an additional charge
  • Special Bridal Area
  • Private facilities for the Bride and her attendants with beverages, based on availability
  • Ceremony Space available for an additional charge
  • Event Detail Coordination and Vendor Recommendations

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Bar,Dinner,Fine Dining,Lunch,Private Room,Weddings

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