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56 Beaver Street · NYC, NY 10004

~ Welcome to America's First Restaurant: Delmonico's ~

About: Delmonico's Firsts

The history of Delmonico's Restaurant in New York includes many Firsts.

Before Delmonico's opened, diners ate at cafes and boarding houses (inns), where the food was simply the food available that day from the farms. Diners had no choice of dishes but ate the food that was served. Delmonico's changed all of that.

Some of Delmonico's Firsts

  • The first dining establishment in America to be called by its French name, "Restaurant"
  • The first dining establishment to have a printed menu
  • The first restaurant to offer a separate wine list
  • The first dining establishment to have tablecloths
  • The first restaurant to offer private dining rooms
  • The first restaurant to accommodate a ball or gala outside a private residence
  • The first restaurant to allow women to congregate as a group
  • The first restaurant to have a "star" chef
  • The first dining establishment where guests sat at their own tables
  • The first restaurant to have a female cashier
  • The first restaurant to offer Eggs Benedict
  • The home of Delmonico Steak and Delmonico Potatoes

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