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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Delmonico, Lorenzo 1813-1881. Swiss-born American restaurateur who popularized European cuisine in New York City and is largely credited with establishing the restaurant as an institution in American cities.

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Examples

  • a large and convenient parlor in Delmonico's well-known restaurant, where luncheon was usually served to them.

    Art and Handicraft in the Woman's Building of the World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, 1893

  • "Next Thanksgiving you'll have dinner with me in Delmonico's," he said cheerily; "or in London, or Paris, or anywhere you wish.

    Chapter 34

  • The cheery and urbane African -- naturally called Delmonico by the habitu├ęs of the Nocturnal Club -- found his time crowded in serving bottled beer, sandwiches, or boiled eggs to the groups around the tables.

    Tales from Bohemia

  • But what will our readers think of a London 'Delmonico'

    Echoes of the Week

  • The projected "London 'Delmonico' Company" will of course appeal chiefly to the wealthiest and moat luxurious classes.

    Echoes of the Week

  • I remember reading your short story, "Delmonico," thinking it might have been cut from

    Bookslut

  • "Delmonico" was written on assignment -- [Michael] Chabon called me and said he was doing this anthology, and I said

    Bookslut

  • Try the exceptional light fry appetizer of oysters, calamari and tiger shrimp with basil dipping sauce; the impressive shellfish "towers"; and the plump Delmonico steak.

    Fact And Comment

  • My one pre-adulthood encounter with a gratin occurred at the Manhattan landmark Delmonico's over Thanksgiving break of my junior year at college.

    Upper-Crust Gratins

  • That November night, we ate Delmonico Potatoes along with the establishment's sublime steak.

    Upper-Crust Gratins

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