The original Delmonico's opened as a pastry shop in 1827, and over the next ten years it changed locales a few times as well as a few owners until it finally reached its current digs at the intersection of Beaver and William Streets. This restaurant is a repository for some of the most well-known dishes in America; it is the home of the Delmonico steak, Lobster Newburg, Baked Alaska and claims to have invented Eggs Benedict. It is also known as one of the first places where one could order à la carte (as opposed to a prix fixe) and was one of the first restaurants in the country to offer a separate wine list. Today, the ambiance inside conjures up images of 19th-century Victorian opulence, with polished mahogany, chandeliers and ornate chairs. Delmonico's is replete with history and the food remains just as classic, with dishes like the oysters "Diamond Jim Brady" or the grass-fed steak served with their whipped potatoes and creamed spinach, not to mention their selection of fresh seafood. This is a place to treat yourself or a loved one, so sit back and absorb the atmosphere over a glass of wine and imagine yourself in Old New York.