I have to thank British tv chef James Martin for this "recommendation" , Delmonico's featured in both his book and show, "James Martin's American Adventure"
Firstly , let me say the taxi driver dropped us off at the back door at the bar & grill entrance attached to the main restaurant and we were slightly confused when we went inside to a noisy bar.
Through the bar and grill up a few stairs to a room that just oozed "class".
We were seated in minutes and introduced to a magnificent waiter named Alexander, who never rushed us at all. This was going to be an evening to savor!
A couple of glasses of french champagne to start. Let me say here, and it isn't a complaint, the Americans certainly know how to charge for wine by the glass.
A basket of assorted breads appeared as if from no where.
For starters we ordered charred octopus and seared scallops , which my wife and I mixed and matched. They were superb.
For our main course we both had steak, well you don't go into NYC's reputedly finest steak restaurant and order chicken do you?
My wife had a Filet Mignon, I had the trademark Delmonico steak.
Both were cooked to perfection. we had sauteed mushrooms and whipped potato as sides, washed down with an excellent Turnbull Cab. Sauv recommended by Alexander.
We were celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary and Delmonico's kindly shouted us desert, but I had to pay for my own 16 yo Lagavulin.
All in all we had a perfect night in a sensational restaurant in a magnificent city.
It is a long journey from Australia to New York, i would do it again just for Delmonico's
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