by Srecko Mavrek
NEW YORK, NY — September 15, 2023 — The restaurant, which has already been open for groups and private events this summer, is now also accepting diners at its original location at 56 Beaver Street, offering five newly renovated private dining areas, with seating for 500. Living in its original building at the intersection of Beaver & William Streets in the financial district, since 1837, Delmonico’s has welcomed a multitude of culinary enthusiasts.
After closing its doors due to the COVID pandemic in early 2020, Delmonico’s underwent an extensive renovation and redesign unveiling a contemporary look and a new modern menu all while honoring its past and paying homage to its 186-year legacy. Known as America’s first fine-dining restaurant, the famed Financial District restaurant also reopens with a new look, new executive chef, and new ownership while honoring its past.
Chef Edward J. Hong has been named Executive Chef of Delmonico’s. With experience in some of NYC’s most notable Michelin-starred kitchens, Hong brings innovative new dishes to the restaurant’s menu including Myung Ran Cesar Salad (Little Gem, Parmesan, White Anchovies, Chives, Creamy Myung Dressing); and Sea Urchin & Abalone Risotto (Koshihikari Rice, Abalone Liver Sauce, Nori, Crispy Shitake, Shaved Frozen Oysters).
To celebrate and honor the restaurant’s culinary heritage, Hong also offers incarnations of American classics that Delmonico’s is known for including its Baked Alaska, Lobster Newberg, Chicken a la Keene, and of course, the Delmonico Steak (18 oz Brandt Beef). The restaurant also features a 14 oz Prime Dry-Aged Bone-In Ribeye topped with Uni Butter.