Restaurant Review: Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse

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Details: Located at 1221 6th Ave, New York, NY 10020. Official site is https://delfriscos.com/

Score: 7/10

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse is a high-end steakhouse with good regular steaks, dry aged steaks, and even high end Wagyu. I came here mostly to try a good quality, dry aged steak since I’ve never had it before. Unfortunately, my expectations were unreasonably high and high end, dry aged steak is still just steak.

The first thing you notice when walking in is the space. It is enormous and really… rich looking. It looks like a place where you have a business meeting… or a mafia meeting. It’s just really nice and expensive looking.

Service is also immaculate. Everyone is attentive and giving one hundred percent. As someone not born rich, it was nice but made me uncomfortable. I’m not used to every being so nice… and servile. I’ve been to other nice restaurants before and the willing servitude and hospitality of these kinds of business is a bit much for me. I know it’s normal, I’m just not used to it. Everyone was really helpful accommodating us even though we were late and answering all our questions and explaining everything to us in detail.

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We ordered the forty-five day dry aged rib eye steak which costs around seventy-two dollars. We also got the lobster macaroni and cheese and the thick cut bacon Au Poivre. Both cost around twenty dollars each.

The mac’ and cheese was really with big chunks of lobster in it. The bacon was also good and spicy. The steak was also good… just not as good as I was hoping. I came in thinking this steak was going to change my life. It didn’t. Truth is, I had a hard time tasting a significant difference between this steak and other less expensive, not dry aged steaks that I’ve had. It was undoubtedly better, just not that much better. Plus, it was ridiculously fatty. Which I guess is generally good, except that I ordered it medium rare and the fat didn’t really render off the thing. I probably should have gotten it medium so the fat could render into the meat. I also expected a nice crust on the steak. There wasn’t. It was just really tender.

Overall, it was an expensive, decent experience. Everything was great, but when you combine that with the price of the steaks, the experience just ends up being okay. Almost certainly the best steak I’ve ever had, but I’m not a steak connoisseur. Additionally, they had some A5 Wagyu that I really wanted to try, but it cost like ninety dollars for only three ounces. That’s about the size of a deck of playing cards. I am too poor to live that way.

Score: 7/10

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