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Del Frisco's must trys? [moved from Boston board]

katzzz Feb 11, 2012 06:43 AM

Is there anything that qualifies as a must-try at Del Frisco's? Going to a small dinner there tonight. Not my choice of restaurant, but I'm happy enough to try a new place. I know the location is nice (even with snowflakes). I'm also happy to have a steakhouse steak, something I indulge in rarely. My wife, not so much: go a non-beef suggestion for her? But if there's anything anywhere on the menu that's exceptional, we'd love to know.

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  1. MC Slim JB RE: katzzz Feb 11, 2012 07:35 AM

    I think it's dull even by the dull standards of luxury steakhouse chains. And the female servers have to wear tacky uniforms. Very nice Harbor view, though.


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    1. re: MC Slim JB
      katzzz RE: MC Slim JB Feb 11, 2012 08:39 AM

      I'll go with modest expectations.... except for the view.

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        hotoynoodle RE: MC Slim JB Feb 11, 2012 08:43 AM

        ah, yes, the steak skanks. it's a total turn-off for most female patrons, lol.

        they're famous for their creamed corn.

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          treb RE: MC Slim JB Feb 11, 2012 10:29 AM

          "And the female servers have to wear tacky uniforms". Agree, a lot of restaurants do this, can't understand why, it's doesn't add a thing to the experience.

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            hotoynoodle RE: treb Feb 11, 2012 10:57 AM

            i have never been to a place with a check average this high where the female staff is forced to dress like they are cocktail servers at a strip joint. it's entirely off-putting and even worse for the poor girls whose bodies aren't suited to the outfit.

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          Gabatta RE: katzzz Feb 11, 2012 08:52 AM

          Last time I was there they had king crab legs on special. They weren't cheap, but they were the best king crab legs I have had in Boston. I would get this an entree if I went back.

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            treb RE: katzzz Feb 11, 2012 10:20 AM

            They generally have 4-5 seafood selections including a daily special. As for beef, I like the ribeye cut. They usually have a selection of about 10 sides. Lastly, I like the crusty loaf of bread they serve warm.

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              twentyoystahs RE: treb Feb 11, 2012 11:14 AM

              Agree, the ribeye is excellent.
              Funny, I was there recently and didn't even notice the tacky uniforms. We were in a private room so perhaps the wait staff was dressed differently? I have no clue but whatever they were wearing it wasn't memorable (to me, anyway)

              1. re: twentyoystahs
                Torolover RE: twentyoystahs Feb 11, 2012 02:24 PM

                Actually the duck I had there is the best duck I have had in Boston. The duck is well priced and big enough for two!

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                  treb RE: Torolover Feb 11, 2012 05:36 PM

                  When I was in their NYC restaurant a while back, I had their turtle soup, it was awesome!

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              katzzz RE: katzzz Feb 12, 2012 09:18 AM

              To report back, our meal at Del Frisco's was......okay. The cocktail menu was geared toward vodka drinkers, but our Manhattans were generous and well-made, day-glo cherries notwithstanding. The fried oyster appetizer was very tasty. The crab cake was basically a pile of unremarkably seasoned crab. My ribeye on the bone was delicious, if on the fatty side, which personally I don't mind. But $55? With no sides included? My wife's salmon was nothing special. The sides we did get -- onion rings, creamy spinach, some kind of potato with a ton of sauteed onions -- were fine, but nothing to get excited about. One of our DCs had a different cut of steak which he was happy with. The other, a vegetarian, didn't have much to choose from on the menu and made do with a salad. DFs is a steakhouse, so there was no reason to expect much for a vegetarian, but having something substantial for a non-meat-and-fish eater would be nice (smart, too). No one found the female staff's outfits objectionable: short skirts paired with dark tights for the most part. The noise level was high, perhaps to be expected at prime time on the Saturday before Valentine's Day, but we almost had to shout to be heard at our table for four. All in all, we had fun, but the most noteworthy aspect of the food was its price.

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                MC Slim JB RE: katzzz Feb 12, 2012 09:27 AM

                What, they've moved away from fishnet stockings and stripper heels? I'd say "classy", but I don't really think that. (Maybe it's just a cold-weather thing.)

                But thanks for the detailed follow-up!


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