So, I am back at Del Frisco's Double Eagle, the fancy steakhouse located on 6th avenue, couple of minutes from The Rockefeller Center. Little did I know this place used to be a bank converted into a three story luxurious restaurant, the vault being transformed into private rooms surrounding an amazing cellar, the biggest in the city with rare bottles, for a total of more than $3 million in wine!
I went on a Thursday and was really surprised as to how busy this place was, especially when I left, with not only business people, but also families. I love the decor that is not your usual manly steakhouse and noticed this time the cables that ornate the staircase, used a handrails.
Food wise, this was a fantastic dinner: the food was delicious and their steaks incredible. Definitely one of the best in the city, but know that, like many steakhouses, this is pricey. Del Frisco's Double Eagle is known for their shrimp: cocktail, marinated or remoulade, but also for their crab cakes that are supposed to be the best in the city. If you follow this blog, I guess you figured out that I went for the latter, crab cakes being my favorite appetizer when having steak: the crab cake (you get two if you choose it as an entree) came with a cajun lobster sauce. Just the crab cake by itself was amazing: made with lump crab meat, it was not full of breading or any filler that would overpower the crab. No, it definitely let the crab shine.
The other appetizer I tried was the thick cut of bacon with served au poivre. Very good, the only negative of this decadent dish was that there was too much pepper (poivre in French).
Then came my steak. I went for the bone-in ribeye (22 oz), perfectly cooked medium-rare. I loved it: well cooked, nicely charred and fatty, this was a great piece of meat, definitely of high quality.
With it, I tried:
Their béarnaise sauce that was quite good:
The spectacular onion rings: perfectly made, crispy with the onion cooked all the way through.
The sautéed mushrooms and pearl onions, that were also good, although I could care less about the onions.
With my meal, I got some Pinot Noir, Lost Carneros 2013 from Napa, Pinot Noir being an excellent pairing with ribeye because of its bold flavor:
Last was dessert. First was the six layers lemon cake that was really good, the cake being super moist and not too sweet.
And then the strawberry cheesecake that was good, but not at the level of Junior's if you ask me.
This was a great dinner: the food at Del Frisco's Double Eagle is spectacular and I highly recommend it if you love steaks or want to have a nice dinner.
Enjoy (I did)!
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