VINTAGE CHRISTMAS DINNER MENUS

Are you looking for some Holiday dinner menu inspiration? Do you want to throw a vintage dinner? Do you need some menu paper design inspiration? If you have answered yes to any of the above questions, we have collected a few vintage dinner menus for you.

HOTEL ANTLER

Here is a Christmas Dinner menu by Hotel Antler made in 1905. The Hotel Antler is said to have been located on 5th Avenue, opposite the Grand Opera House in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. We will be posting the entire booklet that was handed to diners that Christmas. This includes the front page and menu.

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Courtesy of the The New York Public Library | NYPL catalog ID: b16981665

EMPIRE HOTEL

Here is a buffet dinner menu from Empire Hotel in Bath England. It was given to patrons December 26, 1907. We love the design of the menu card. The names of dishes on the menu are in French. This says a lot about that era… a menu written in French for a hotel in England. If you don’t speak French, do a quick Google translate. It will be worth the effort.

CHRISTMAS VINTAGE DINNER BUFFET MENU FROM EMPIRE HOTEL

Courtesy of the The New York Public Library | NYPL catalog ID: b16981665

THE WOLCOTT HOTEL

Here is a Christmas menu from the Wolcott Hotel, located on 31st Street and 5th Avenue in New York. It was issued on December 25, 1905. The menu is quite large, so take some time to go through it. What’s wonderful about this one is: it has separate sections for relishes, fish, roast, game, cold meats, and more. So many details and so much inspiration!

CHRISTMAS VINTAGE MENU

CHRISTMAS VINTAGE MENU FROM THE WOLCOTT HOTEL, IN NEW YORK

CHRISTMAS VINTAGE DINNER MENU FROM THE WOLCOTT HOTEL, IN NEW YORK, 1905

Courtesy of the The New York Public Library | NYPL catalog ID: b16981665