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Posted by notzagat on 08/13/2013
Lots of hype to live up to, and it did not. Came here for Restaurant Week lunch, otherwise somewhat pricey and for sure a giant fail. Had arquerello risotto which was excellent--not too dry, not too wet; loads of flavor from bacon and ample portion. Avocado gazpacho soup was fantastic combination which had a surprisingly strong kick. Roasted filet mignon was not good. Cannot order it medium rare (red center) and still be slow roasted--it was brown inside. IMHO roasting a filet mignon is just a bad cooking method. [" Filet mignon is best cooked quickly with direct heat, such as grilling, pan-frying, or broiling. Long, slow cooking -- or any kind of overcooking -- will dry out this cut, robbing not only its flavor but its tenderness, too. Filet mignon showcases best at medium-rare to medium doneness. They did not pan sear it, and there was obviously no char characteristic of the other cooking styles. Veggies were good, but any rub was unimpressive and did nothing to improve the meat. For a $15 supplement (lunch for Restaurant Week is $25, regular ala carte $48) , the Delmonico steak (20 oz boneless ribeye) was ordered rare. It was done rare but again, no char, no high temperature heating on outside. While the cut of filet was fine, nice size, super tender, the Delmonico was not so great. Tender enough to cut with butter knife for the most part, but fair amount of gristle too. I am not a meat connoisseur but it seemed to me I've had meat as good elsewhere. Dessert was raspberry cheesecake which was OK, and chocolate cake. Coffee was extra. Service was too attentive and many pairs of eyes were upon us (and presumably others) every minute. Décor is old school. Some came in cutoff jeans though. Bathroom clean and tidy. Tab was under $100, steak was underwhelming
Posted by P. Cochrane on 04/18/2012
It was more than a dining experience - - it was a work of art! I will recall this meal for years to come. Thank you.
Posted by Desi on 12/23/2011
I decided that it was my duty to write this review. I have always wanted to go to this restaurant and tonight I did. After reading the reviews on this page , I was a bit apprehensive at first. Don't read them! The service and the food was fantastic! I had the Lobster Newburg and my friend had the Delmonicos ribeye, cooked to perfection by the way. There was an energetic calmness about the place. I couild have sat there for hours! We then had the baked Alaska for desert...a must have!!
Posted by Anonymous on 08/04/2011
Steakhouses are a dime a dozen in New York so unless you are forced to go here by a history buff (as I was) or because it's on a corporate card (as I have also been) then go someplace with better service and a less unnecessarily unaccommodating attitude.
Posted by kitzen on 09/18/2010
Known for its meat - The worst I had in NYC. Big portions of inedible rib steaks and filets. My wife had the fish which was beautifully displlayed She left at least 60% and refused to take anything home. This meal reminded me of the lousy decade on Wall Street wich is a short walk away. The otthers in our party of six felt the same way. It was embarrasing to us who picked tnis choice for dinner.
Posted by financemike on 08/04/2010
The location, charm, and relatively pleasant service at Delomonico's was certainly worth something. Whether it was worth a $44 delmonico steak is most definitley debateable. The steak had little to no seasoning and the mushrooms I ordered ($14) were obviously sauteed with only pepper as a seasoning. I sent them back and opted for a grilled asparagus which was a suiteable accompaniment. I appreciate the historical significance, location, and service at Delmonico's, however the question remains as to whether I will return to that restaurant just for their food.
Posted by Anonymous on 04/10/2010
My daughter and I ate at Delmonico's on Thursday night, April 8th. The service was excellent but the food was even better. The filets were both perfectly cooked, and delicious. We ordered the fries and creamed spinach for sides. They were both excellent as well. The portions are large and we had enough left over for lunch the next day. Great martinis! I will definitely go back next time I'm in town. Truly one of the best filets I have ever had!