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Reviews from nymag.com
Posted by happyflake on 10/10/2008
This is by far the BEST steak I have ever had in NYC, and i have been to many others including Smith & Valinsky, Spark, Strip House, and Old Homestead. Bar-none Del Frisco is the best! The wait staff is so warm and welcoming, and make you feel like home all the time. Ambience is nice and upscale. I took many of my friends there for steak and d a few steak lovers because of it. It is definitely a must try! Don't forget to get their home made lemon cake. it is soooo delicious.
Posted by I understand on 09/04/2008
The place is set up like an amphitheater that makes it too noisy. There are plenty of places that are business dinner central that aren't as noisy. The place is set up with a main floor and then an upstairs with very high ceilings. The noise comes from the lack of damping in the restaurant. I have no complaints on the food but when my server is yelling and my party of 8 at a round table has trouble hearing her the place could use work.
Posted by Eater on 08/28/2008
To all those who have complained about Del Frisco's, you are certainly out of your league. Too noisy? Are you serious? This is business dinner central. You are in the middle of corporate America not central park. Too peppery and salty? No. Salt helps make steaks more tender. Bread from Friday's. No they bake it daily. All in all this is a great steak house. It is not cheap, but they're not trying to be a value play. They cater to utives and every realm of the finance world. I'm sure many of the poor reviews came from tourists who walked away with sticker shock. Yes, this restaurant is not meant for a romantic evening but it fulfills its purpose well. I also love how many of the negative reviews did not include suggestions of more favorable steaks houses. My only negative comments would be for the spinach, but it might just be due to my disliking of bacon with vegetables.
Posted by DoctorTed on 06/12/2008
Unbelievably crowded, mostly tourists. Noise level supersonic, unbearable. Bring earphones and Motrin. We had a good waier Crabcake App was good. Caeser Salad had no dressing. Oysters ok. Filet Migno too peppery, chewy. Chatea potatoes salty. Cheesecake good. Ambience here is so nerve shattering it ruins the meal. Too many other good steakhouses. Avoid.
Posted by don on 06/02/2008
Was looking forward to this steak house but was sorely dissappointed in almost all aspects of the restaurant. The service was slow - we waited an hour and half for our meal. The steaks were overcooked and coated with pepper...the meat was tough but we were all so hungry it didn't matter. The side dishes were soggy and overcooked especially the spinach. Have eaten at some great steak houses and this would not be in the same league. The restaurant was ridiculously huge and so noisy you could barely hear anything... Pass on this place... the only possible plus was the dessert - lemon cake...but not worth the price of the meal which was $200 per couple.
Posted by Business guy on 05/30/2008
I agree with several of the more negative reviews here, even though I have friends who will always recommend this place. For me there's too many faults that combine to make it an average yet expensive experience. Ambience is bar noisy and yes there is canned music that is kinda chintzy: Bread basket is the Wonderbread equivalent of restaurant loaves. It's tastes fine but certainly is low rent for a top steak house. Steaks were cooked perfectly to each persons order , meat quality good but not great, What kills it for me is they insist on slathering on huge quantities of pepper/salt seasoning. There's no prior warning and you can literally scrape it off. Even doing that still leaves it ridiculously spicy and just kills the taste of the meat. Doesn't make any sense to me to hide good meat with cheap pepper but thats their deal. On the night I went the creamed spinach was borderline grass-clipping raw which also detracted from the experience. I've been there twice and am fortunate not to have to pay out of my own pocket but would not chose this if I were to be paying. There are far better steakhouses out there.
Posted by Bob from Westfield on 05/12/2008
Reading a lot of differing opinions here. I entertain a lot of Clients reguarly across the country and this remains my top pick for steaks. Simply amazing and always consistent over the last few years. I recommend this place to anyone looking for a satisfying meal in the city.