A contemporary spinoff of the original Delmonico's Restaurant—the venerated Financial District steakhouse that attracted the likes of Charles Dickens and Mark Twain and spawned several world-famous dishes—Delmonico's Kitchen carries the culinary torch to a modern locale in Midtown Manhattan. Today's Reserve selection invites you to savor the history sprinkled into Delmonico's Kitchen's gourmet dishes: for $80, you get $150 towards steaks, seafood, dessert, and other classic cuisine.
Like any good sequel, Delmonico's Kitchen builds on the strengths of the original while establishing its own distinct identity, garnering attention from multiple press outlets. The Kitchen's menu offers all of the signature dishes that put its epicurean forebear on the map—including the original Delmonico's steak (marbled, boneless rib-eye), Lobster Newburg (boiled lobster with cognac, sherry, sweet cream, and cayenne papper), and baked Alaska cones (a medley of walnut cake, ice cream, apricot jam, and meringue). Despite the maturity of the recipes, the Kitchen's cooks use only fresh, local ingredients for each creation, pairing zucchini and basil with wild-caught salmon or plating mushrooms alongside the pan-roasted gianone chicken marango.
The glow of candlelight and sconces warms Delmonico's minimalist space, where guests nestle in red leather banquettes and share cocktails at a white marble bar. Waiters can advise guests on pairings from a balanced, 22-page wine list with vintages culled from the vineyards of California, France, and Italy or the champagne geysers of rural France.
Now that the original Delmonico's has been running strong in Manhattan's Financial District for more than 175 years, Delmonico's Kitchen hopes to continue its legacy in Midtown. Although the newer iteration remains faithful to the signature steaks and classy comfort food that distinguished Delmonico's as a landmark restaurant for almost two centuries, it also aims to make its own mark on the restaurant scene. Even The Wall Street Journal took notice, describing the spot as "a modern, jazzier iteration of the traditional steakhouse."
Inside, a gleaming white marble bar sits opposite several alcoves of cherry-red banquettes and sleek black tables, each of which is lit by rectangular wall sconces and globular pendant lamps. The intricately patterned walls lend a retro vibe to the dining room, complementing the flawless wood floors that sprawl throughout each room. One area even shows off glass-enclosed cabinets containing the bottles on the restaurant's 22-page wine list, which earned Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence.