I was going to post a review about Taylor’s Refresher and finish up my San Francisco trip, but you’ll have to wait a couple more days because I promised my friend Sara that I would post my review on Del Frisco’s (actually, I told her it would be up a week ago but I have been having extreme problems with my laptop’s wireless!). A couple weeks ago, Sara’s brother, Scott, and his friend, Justin, came to New York to visit Sara and to hang out in the city. David, Sara, Justin, Scott, and another friend Russell went to Rosa Mexicano after work for drinks (even though their food is disgusting, their margaritas are okay). I met up with them for a drink after work and after a couple rounds of margaritas on an empty stomach, everyone decided they wanted to eat something. Justin wanted to go to Del Frisco’s, so we all headed uptown for steaks and more drinks.
Del Frisco’s (actually called Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House) is located in midtown west, right outside of Rockefeller center. When I worked across the street from Del Frisco’s, I used to always see lots of men in suits walk in for lunch/drinks after work. Since I’ve never been to Del Frisco’s, I was excited to try it (Chris and I haven’t been to a lot of steakhouses in New York because steak can be so HEAVY, especially when the weather is warmer!). We had a large group and decided to order a bunch of appetizers and share everything. I got to Del Frisco’s a little late and didn’t have a chance to take pictures of everything (I had to drop off my computer at home and met up with everyone a little late). I did get a chance to take a picture of the massive onion rings:
Their onion rings are lightly battered and were perfectly seasoned – we all enjoyed them (especially me since I was so hungry after drinking so many margaritas on an empty stomach!). Sara and David also liked the gigantic onion rings:
We also ordered shrimp cocktail, tuna tartare, and some other various appetizers. The onion rings were the only appetizer I really enjoyed, but the tuna tartare was better than other tartare’s I’ve had.
For our entrees, we all ordered something different and decided to share. We had so many different cuts of meat on the table and we were able to all sample a little of each person’s dish. Jamie, Sara’s roommate, ordered the lobster tail:
Where do they find lobsters that large?! There was enough lobster meat for everyone to have a bite AND for Jamie to enjoy the rest. The lobster also came with lots of butter and was really tender (and not overcooked).
I ordered the rack of lamb medium rare (excuse my picture…for some reason I tried to not use flash and fix the picture at home, but the picture didn’t turn out so well):
The lamb was the best thing on our table; lots of meat and little fat, very tender, and incredibly tasty. When all of our food arrived, the waiters all told us that the plates were REALLY hot (so don’t touch). When waiters tell me something like that, I never believe them and touch the plate anyway. The plates are usually warm (I mean, if a waiter can carry it from the kitchen to our table without a towel/glove, how is it that hot, right? I touched the Del Frisco’s plate to move it away from me, but it was so hot that it seriously BURNED me! I was actually so shocked that I dropped my fork into my lap and stained the dress I was wearing! So, as a warning, don’t touch the plates at Del Frisco’s if they tell you not to!
My brother ordered the filet:
Del Frisco’s doesn’t do much with presentation, but it didn’t matter because the filet was so incredibly juicy and rare. There was a nice crust on the outside and everyone enjoyed it (but not as much as they liked my lamb!).
Everyone had a great time and it was great hanging out with David’s friends: