Rolfe's Chop House

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Rolfe's Chop House is a Manhattan eating establishment located at 90 Fulton Street,[1] established in 1848.[2] In February 1924 the store and basement of a Fulton Street edifice were sold to Mary Drake and her son. Following extensive improvements, the restaurant was opened as Rolfe's Chop House. Located in the Financial District,[2] Rolfe's Chop House is memorable to the history of New York City.

Earlier, the eatery was located in the Drake Building, 42 John Street.[1] Thomas C. Innd (died October 13, 1914), a member of the Irish Historical Society and a New York City native, was proprietor at the John Street location.[3]

Among the beverages served by the restaurant, in the mid-1930s, included Sandy MacDonald scotch whiskey.[4] The New York City Guide, published by the Works Progress Administration in 1939, notes that lunch at Rolfe's Chop House cost 35 cents and dinner sold for 75 cents.[5]


  1. ^ a b Latest Dealings In Realty Field, New York Times, February 2, 1924, pg. 20.
  2. ^ a b New York Files, internet article.
  3. ^ The Journal of the American-Irish Historical Society, October 1915, Volume 14, pg. 338.
  4. ^ Display Ad 21-No Title, New York Times, November 30, 1935, pg. 32.
  5. ^ New York City Guide, Volume 1, Federal Writer's Project, 1939, pg. 21.

Coordinates: 40°42′33″N 74°00′22″W / 40.709135°N 74.006034°W / 40.709135; -74.006034