My wife and I were staying in a nearby hotel who referred us to Delmonicos.
We were greeted well on arrival by a hostess in a formal uniform and assigned to the bar to wait a few minutes for our table. While sitting at the bar we witnessed the first of several indicators the staff aren't well schooled on food handling practices. A server had just picked up a drink order and the lime slice had fallen in the drink. We witnessed the server fish the lime out of the drink with her fingers and replaced it back on the rim of the glass before taking the drink on to her table.
We got out table in short order and were seated by a pleasant hostess. The menu looked good and the 24 oz Delmonico special steak looked tempting. We shared a gorgonzola wedge salad which wasn't overly inspired. I decided to go for the steak and my wife had a pasta dish. Both were ok, the steak had a lot of fat but the remaining meat was nice and tender (the menu warned of the fat, since thats what makes the steak juicy)(.
While we finishing up we watched a couple of servers clean up the section. One server was cleaning the table, seats and ledges with a cloth (actually a table napkin). All well and good until she polished some of the side plates with the same napkin, before arranging them artistically in a row on the newly set table. The napkin went back to hang on her belt. Server two was cleaning the floor, first with a floor sweeper, but secondly by using her hands to sweep the crumbs from between the table legs and off the seats. The same hands were then setting the plates on the table, and later, we saw the same server deliver a dessert to other patrons wihile holding the plate with the same hands she was cleaning with.
Not to be overly picky, but if like us, you believe the food and utensils should only be touched by clean hands, you probably don't want to eat here until the management give the staff a refresher on food and utensil handling.
Overall, the food was ok, but we won't be going back.