During the 1800s women were not allowed to dine in restaurants without men present. On April 20, 1868 a group of women decided to protest this archaic law and held a luncheon at Delmonico’s. The restaurant not only did not turn the women away but gave them a private dining room and served a special prix-fixe menu of $1 per diner. In honor of the 150th anniversary of that landmark meal, Delmonico’s is hosting a “Ladies’ Luncheon”, featuring a special menu created by James Beard-winning chef, Gabrielle Hamilton of Prune.
Photo from 2010 appears in our book “New York Nights” along with more text about this historic restaurant @delmonicosnyc which also is known as the birthplace of Lobster Newburg, Eggs Benedict and the dessert Baked Alaska.