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Posted by Mike E on 03/16/2006
Steak was excellent, but at these prices, the sides, service,etc. are a little too inconsistent. However, at my last visit I made a comment to a waiter about the service and a manager came by pledging to "do the right thing". When we got the check, he took off the price of one of the bottles of wine that we had with dinner. Since he did that, I might give the place another shot. If he hadn't done that, I'd definitely go to other more consistent [with less attitude] steak houses[still will].
Posted by Anonymous on 02/03/2006
Crab cakes and steaks were amazing and far better than any other steak house in NYC area... Dont bother with Peter Luger or Ruth Chris....Del Frisco steaks are by far the best around.. Worth every penny! Enjoy
Posted by FoodisMyBusiness on 01/23/2006
I arrived on time for a 6:30 reso for 8. The rest of my party was seated already on the upper level. Typical steakhouse atmosphere. People wearing suits to jeans and sneakers. The upper level was a bit noisy, did not bother me, but the older members of my party were complaining. Service here is excellent. The staff served from the right and withdrew from the left. The manager should be proud. Wine list is well organized with a selection from various regions and wide range in price. They had proper stemware for each bottle we ordered. Spiegelau if I remember correctly. FOOD: The Shrimp was served 3 ways. Cocktail, Marinated and Reboulade. Nothing special, but the marinated was a change and gets the thumbs up. The crab cakes were excellent and the most memorable part of the meal. It was mostly lump with little carb product in it. I got to try the osso buco and the lamb. These were both dissapointing, but would be acceptable to someone who has not had others. I had the Ribeye Special which was 20oz. if my memory is correct. The member of the party paying for the meal ordered the same thing and his cut was by far better. It had better marbling and as a result surpassed my cut. This was the downfall of this restaurant because it shows an inconsistency in the perveyor which is being used. It could have been a fluke, which is perfectly understandable, but someone needs to monitor the items upon receiving. We order all of the side orders on the menu, they were typical steakhouse. Desserts were ok. Minus the Sara Lee quality lemon cake the waitress insisted was excellent. Overall, I would go back if I was not paying. There are other places to go with better food, but this I must say would be on my top 10 places to bring my trophy wife, girlfriend or escort/companion. For a party of 8, the meal was approx 1300 w/ tip and 3 bottles of wine.
Posted by Anonymous on 01/21/2006
I was recently taken here as part of the recruiting process by an investment bank. The food was of great quality, especially the chilled shrimp with three different sauces and the jumbo lump crab cakes, which had almost no filler. But my filet was no better than what I'd had the night before at Nick & Stef's, and definitely not as good as what I'd eaten the week before at Capital Grille. Plus, Capital Grille is a lot quieter, and service is significantly more solicitous. On my own dime, I'd go to Capital Grille over Del Frisco's any day, but Del Frisco's definitely has been people watching, what with the overabundance of white guys in power ties.
Posted by greatone on 01/06/2006
Aside from the superior service, the food here is nothing to rave about. The rib eye steaks we ordered tasted like "top choice or angus" rather than prime meat served by Peter Luger and Sparks. The lump crab meat was very good as was the potato au gratin. The specialty seven layer lemon cake tasted like Sara Lee. Also, my wife told me the lamb chops were dry and tasted gamy. The place was packed with what appears to be tourists and people who like to look at themselves in the mirror a lot.
Posted by Anonymous on 12/23/2005
It's hard to pass up working in the same building as Del Frisco's. Their ribeye is extremely tasty. Service has always been up to par. One thing I do have an issue is the cost. Dinner for two is never cheaper then $200. Their wine list is great but they do not offer many by the glass. They should offer more inexpensive bottles of wine.
Posted by Anonymous on 11/30/2005
I was given a $100 gift card to this restaurant, and after about 1 year I decided that it was time to cash it in. I made a reservation (not necessary but recommended during peak hours) and after arriving I didn't have to wait long before I was seated (party of 2). My first impression of this restaurant was that it had a very beautiful decor. The dark hard wood and soft lighting really attracted me. However, it was also very crowded (as expected) and quite noisy. I had often heard that Del Frisco's was a premier steakhouse, so I was very excited to try their steak. I had a ribeye steak and my company had a sirloin steak. Allow me to mention here that there are no entrees as you are normally used to them. Usually when you go to a restaurant and ask for a steak (for example) you get some sides with it (rice, potatoes, etc.), but at Del Frisco's, that $30 or $40 steak that you buy comes alone. All of the sides have to be purchased seperately. They also have a very good wine menu, but very few wines are available by the glass. The food itself was quite good, but to be honest, I have had steak that tasted just as good at Outback Steakhouse, and for much less. The service was also subpar. Our waitress was very nice, but once she took our order we pretty much did not see her until it was time to get the bill. Also, if you want to use the bathroom make sure that you have a few singles in your pocket. The restaurant owners felt that the patrons needed help using the restroom, so you will have someone in there opening the stall doors, and passing you the hand towels. On the sink there is a very noticeable container for tips. This made me very uncomfortable, especially because I didn't have any small bills to give him. Anyway, I would say that it's worth trying once if you're interested, but there was nothing special about this place, so I probably will never return.