What is a Delmonico Ribeye?
Steak was originally introduced to the menu around 1850. There seem to be quite a few people that disagree to exactly what this first cut was. Over the years, eight different cuts have come to be known as a Delmonico steak. Some people insist that a Delmonico is a top sirloin; however, if you visit a well-educated butcher chances are you are going to get a Ribeye. Most people will tell you that the Ribeye is the perfect blend of flavor and tenderness due to the much desired marbling. Therefore claiming the Ribeye is just about the best steak you can get. We certainly don't disagree!
USDA Western Beef -- 2 (12 oz.) Delmonico Ribeye