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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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4 thoughts on “Fine Dining in Gilded Age New York”

    1. According to an old book on ice cream, Lalla Rookh ice cream is “vanilla ice cream with rum or kirsch added.” Maida Heatter listed a recipe for it in her cookbook.

  1. 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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