Fine Dining in Gilded Age New York

I’ve already detailed the razzle-dazzle nightlife of the “Lobster Palace Society“, but let’s take a look at an actual menu from one of Broadway’s infamous restaurants: Rector’s.

Rector's Menu
Click to enlarge - © The New York Public Library
Rector's menu
Click to enlarge - © The New York Public Library

Check out the entire collection of historical menus at the New York Public Library’s online database.

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  1. says: Michele R.

    Vanilla ice cream with rum? Oh that sounds heavenly. I love bread pudding with rum sauce, it is my favorite dessert. I’ ll also have the fried oysters and deviled crab. Thank you very much.

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