1426 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA | Directions 1910239.951032 -75.165391
Sun 05:00PM - 10:00PM, Mon 11:30AM - 10:00PM, Tue 11:30AM - 11:00PM, Wed 11:30AM - 11:00PM, Thu 11:30AM - 11:00PM, Fri 11:30AM - 11:00PM
Neighborhoods: Center City West, Center City
really BAD! – COMPLETELY OVERPRICED and LOUD! We waited to sit and the server was completely rude. One of our guests food was undercooked and my salad had a hair in it.
Cavernous Steak House – I visited Del Frisco during Restaurant Week. Upon entering, you could see that the decor was grand but maybe too much so. It seemed cavernous but the tables were set very nicely. The food was good but not great. The filet was definitely the best I have tasted.
experience at del frisco – gorgeous space, maybe the most impressive restaurant in terms of ambiance. Food was expensive but worth it. I might add you would not eat here very often if you are picking up the tab. the negatives would be the service very green and not up to the level it needs to be for a Del Frisco. The other gripe: the wine list-although impressive in selections, the price points are ridiculous. I ask myself who buys this stuff the markups on the good bottles(which typically are the best buys on a good list) was well beyond your typical 2-3 times cost. I cannot see anyone paying 500.00 for a 100.00 cali cab, scanning the tables, no one was. This is a zinfandel restaurant,joel Gott @58.00 is a good bet. Would go back in a year to see if the kinks are worked out
Can't really review because I never got a chance to eat – I never was able to eat dinner tonight for my 9pm reservation for my fiance's birthday. By 10:15, it was clear that we would still not be seated, over an hour past our reservation. The staff clearly had no control over the front of the house. The host refused to make eye contact with me, and up to 6 hostesses at a time sat blank-faced, looking at the computer screen all evening, while many customers sat waiting to be seated. When it was 10pm, an hour past our reservation, a man walked by us and warned that he had been seated for a 6:30pm reservation and was just leaving, so that we should probably leave, because we'd never get out, and that the table service was just as bad as the host service. It's a shame that such a beautiful restaurant could be so poorly managed. Some recognition of their incompetance could have eased the situation. I will be glad to spread the word of how poorly we were treated, and how I was not able to celebrate my fiance's birthday this year because of the poor service we received. Word spreads fast in a small downtown area, especially in a bad economy flush with new steakhouses.
good food, sexist atmosphere – I have to believe that the owners of this restaurant set out to attract the male business crowd, and succeeded. While the male wait-staff is dressed in trousers, long-sleeved shirts and vests, the females wear short, tight black dresses, often paired with fish-net stockings and high-heeled boots (and sorry, women, but it looked cheap not classy). The restaurant's clientele was 90% men. As a professional woman, I cried at the clock being turned back so far.
If this appeals to you though, I'll admit that the steak was very good as were our gnocchi appetizers. Our waitress, attire notwithstanding, was very professional. And the room is incredible with its high ceiling and dramatic red curtains. Unfortunately, due to the "uniforms," I will not return.
excellent service, atmosphere – What a scene! Plan on arriving for your reservation at the exact time...you will still have time to go to the bar. Which is not a negative, just informative. The calamari is out of this world, steaks maybe the best quality in the city, salmon was perfectly cooked (so not what I expected for a steakhouse). The staff is highly trained, don't be afraid to ask questions! The only complaint is I feel a little overwhelmed by the staff at the front door when I first walk in. Keep up the great work Del Frisco's!
Another gargantuan steakhouse opens in Center City, this one with three floors (including a subterranean level), three bars and 1400 bottles of wine. – In Short
Bold. Expensive. Power-hungry. These are words that might come to mind when dining at the Philly outpost of this national steakhouse chain. The three-story former bank building can intimidate its less self-assured patrons with its impossibly high ceilings, neck-stretching cement columns and local celebs air-kissing the rich and richer over $800 bottles of wine. However, while the clientele and the structure might be described by some as pompous, the employees are trained to be refreshingly attentive and gracious. The menu covers the basics one would expect in a luxe steakhouse--premium beef, fresh seafood and a la carte sides--all prepared expertly and priced to leave the wallet several Benjamins lighter.
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