Thousand Island Dressing

The Waldorf 's first General Manager, George Boldt, asked Oscar Tschirky to introduce this dressing at the hotel, where it quickly became a hit. Boldt had learned of the newly created recipe...

Eggs Benedict

Eggs Benedict, which continues to reign as one of the world's most beloved dishes, was the result of a collaboration between Lemuel Benedict, a Wall Street broker and regular Waldorf patron, and...

Red Velvet Cake

Popular lore claims this cake was created in the U.S. South, but we know the real story. Red Velvet Cake was first a signature Waldorf dessert in the 1920s, when the use...

Baked Alaska Lollipop

Not your ordinary “lollipop,” our version gives diners a perfect taste of the unforgettable dessert, where fresh bites of layer cake are coated in luscious ice cream—in this case, a homemade treat...

Veal Oscar

This dish of kings and presidents is still a favorite on the hotel’s Room Service menu. Legend credits Oscar Tschirky with creating Veal Oscar, which has become so well loved that it...

The Waldorf Salad

The Waldorf Salad

Lobster Newburg

Born in the imagination of sea captain Ben Wenberg, Lobster Newburg was introduced at Delmonico’s Restaurant in 1876. Oscar Tschirky brought it from Delmonico’s to a new home at the original Waldorf,...

Big Apple French Toast

This popular and scrumptious treat, which bears the nickname given to New York City by sportswriter John J Fitz Gerald in the 1920s, is served year-round for breakfast and brunch. French toast...

Big Apple Dessert

Featured on the Food Network, the Big Apple is a made-to-order room-service and restaurant favorite. To make this signature confection, our Executive Pastry Chef pipes luscious Nutella, a chocolate-hazelnut mixture that is...

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