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Posted by Anonymous on 09/23/2008
My husband and I just returned from a trip to New York City. We like to try different restaurants and we were looking forward to dining at Delmonico's. Don't waste your money. My steak was rare even though I ordered it medium to medium well. I've had much better steaks at a local chain restaurant.. The salad was wilted instead of crisp because they had added too much dressing to it. The vegetables were overcooked. The waiters were snobby. All in all a very disappointing meal.
Posted by Anonymous on 07/24/2008
I went to Delmonico's during restaurant week in New York, thinking I'd take advantage of the prix fixe menu. But, as other reviews have mentioned, reservations mean little to nothing during this gastronomical holiday, so we had to wait 45 minutes for a reservation. The hostess was nice enough, but I kept wondering if she sat the old, repeat clients faster (I guess that's just an enviable perk of dropping lots of cash here regularly. The other would be a significantly larger waistline.) In any case, we got seated eventually. Our table for four was roomy, and bread was fine. Our waiter was remarkably nice and accomodating. He was just a fine old man that was so friendly and polite and seemed really happy to be serving a madhouse that evening. My friend and I decided to split the Delmonico's steak (41) and fries. The other two of our party went with the prix fixe option and both selected steaks. Their appetizers came and looked, well, really puny. Their filets did look like a full 8 oz, I admit. But, I stand by our choice of the Delmonico strongly. It was delicious, cooked medium-rare, with the outside charred well. It was split into two portions already when we got them and each plate got fried onion rings. The fries were better than average. With a martini and a beer, the bill for us came out to be about 50 per person, including tax and tip. Our friends deserts looked good, I'll admit, but we were still working on our meat when they got to their last course. So, for roughly the same price, I would suggest splitting one of their steaks and foregoing the minimal appetizer and dessert of the prix fixe menu.
Posted by JM on 02/19/2008
My boyfriend took me to Delmonicos for Valentines day dinner. It was really wonderful. Romantic/classy atmosphere. Everything was yummy... lobster bisque, delmonicos classic, rissotto, baked alaska. Service was excellent. Would go back again!
Posted by Alison on 02/19/2008
My BF took me to Delmonico's last weekend, and it goes in my book as one of the best meals I've ever had. I had the 1lb Maine lobster and he had the Classic Delmonico Ribeye. Both were DELICIOUS. The Steak was juicy, tender, and not as fatty as other Ribeyes I've had. The Lobster was amazing, it was so tender and the brandy cream sauce was to die for. For appetizer, we ordered the duck ravioli. It was a nice contrast of flavors, and very good as well. I highly recommend Delmonico's, and look forward to going back soon.
Posted by Foodcritic101 on 10/01/2007
i had dinner with 6 clients at Delmonico's on 9-6-07 and i have to admit as a frequent diner in manhatten this place is tripple a one of a kind. the service and food was out of this world.. It feels like someone finally took a steak house and made it elegant and classy..everything was great i orderd a mushroom rissoto with shaved black truffles which was out of this world as well as my perfect hash brown which was so perfect. the the delmonicos steak is there signature which is to die for and the banana candy baked alaska was phenomenal. the only issue i had is that i was stuffed to the gizzards with yummy food. BTW for you people who go to a place like delmonicos for dinner expect what you get for 20 bucks..this place is definetly top 3 on my list
Posted by Rob on 07/16/2007
My friends and I are doing a tour of the steakhouses here in NY, I have been to many of them so I feel I have experience in this realm. Went to this fine establishment on Friday night, for anyone who has a negative comment on the food, give your head a shake !! This isn't my all time favourite, but I would put it up there in the top 3. I had the lobster bisque to start and the "the classic" as my main, both were fantastic. The other 3 in my party ( all which have done multiple steakhouses as well ) all had similar opinions, the place is very good ! For anyone complaining about the price, get serious, four guys with drinks, apps, mains, sides and a bottle of wine for under $300 !! If you think that is expensive for a NY steakhouse, go back to MacDonalds. Our prior experience was twice the price which I could have cooked better at home, now that place was a rip-off. So if you are a true steak connoisseur, you can't go wrong with this place.
Posted by Alex on 04/18/2007
I went to Delmonico's with friends for the first time after being out of New York for 20 years. The new decor was attractive, but the smiles ended there. The food was just average, the service was really poor. I didn't see the bill, but what I ate (asparagus underdone---another 30 seconds would have made it still firm but not requiring extra energy to chew----and a very ordinary filet mignon) certainly was not worth Delmonico's prices. I'm so sorry, Delmonico's had been a place I loved, but I wouldn't care to go there again.