I was really happy to find a Del Frisco's Double Eagle in Philadelphia. I know the steakhouse in New York where I went a few times and was never disappointed, and was looking forward to see if the one in Philly would deliver showing some consistency.
I thought the restaurant in New York was big, but it was before seeing this one! What used to be the First Pennsylvania Bank is huge, with three different floors, the one downstairs being for private parties. We got seated on the second floor, having an amazing view of the place.
I started off my meal with my favorite cocktail: an old fashioned, made with Knob Creek Bourbon, muddled cheery, orange, sugar and bitters, a cocktail that was very good.
For appetizer, I hesitated between a few: the thick cut bacon au Poivre that I would have ordered if it was by the slice as Jodi does not like it; the jumbo lump crab cake that is their specialty that I had several times and consider one of the best; and the lobster bisque that I never had. I went for the latter and did not regret it: creamy, it had a nice slight spiciness and lots of lump of lobster in it.
For steaks, Jodi ordered their 8oz filet mignon (medium):
And I ordered the 16oz ribeye (medium rare):
Both steaks were perfectly cooked, nicely charred and very tender. My preference went, not surprisingly, to the ribeye that was delightfully fatty. We asked for some béarnaise sauce that was delicious and I appreciated that they did not charge us for it.
As a side, we shared the massive onion rings. They were good, crispy, however, the onion could have been cooked a bit more.
Last was dessert. And what a dessert! We got the warm banana bread pudding that was amazing, especially the top part that was caramelized and delightfully crunchy.
This was a wonderful meal: the food was fantastic and the service very good, making us feel welcome. Sel Frisco's Double Eagle is a great steakhouse and I am glad to see that they show consistency across their locations.
Enjoy (I did)!
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Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse - 1426-28 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102