Upstairs at the New York Stock Exchange, above the hustle and bustle of the famous trading floor, sits a restaurant called 1792.
To be granted permission to dine at 1792, you must be an employee of the NYSE, an invited client, or part of a listed company. 1792 is an ode to the exchange’s history, decorated with a miniature grand piano and a large mural depicting the signing of the Buttonwood Agreement, which created the NYSE.
Originally, the only restaurant inside the exchange was The Luncheon Club, which opened in 1904 and closed in 2006.
Wall Streeters mourned the loss of The Luncheon Club. The late Peter Dully of Bear Stearns told The New York Times it was “the grandest of places for people in business.”
The newer 1792 restaurant — which opened in a different bar space soon after The Luncheon Club closed — has framed menus that date back to 1943, showing that an appetizer like split pea soup was just 25 cents at the time.
The menu’s most expensive item was the US$1.25 lobster salad.
Because of its exclusive status, the restaurant’s current menu is not available online. A representative from the New York Stock Exchange told Business Insider that popular dishes include an apple chicken salad, a shrimp dish, and a ribeye steak sandwich from the lunch menu.
For breakfast, which is served between 7:30 and 9:30 a.m., big hits include the avocado toast with poached eggs and the pancakes with berries.