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
Lunch, Del Frisco's best kept secret! – Two weeks ago, while dining at Del Frisco's for lunch I had probably the best dining experience to date. Though it was early in the day, I wanted more of the dinner feel. My server, Melissa, was more than happy to oblige. My party was able to order some items off of the dinner menu, including their sometimes featured bone in filet mignon. Melissa also suggested a wonderful wine to accompany our meals. She was very honest and sweet. I was impressed by such a young server and hope all their employees are like her. Our meals were amazing, and unlike at dinner came with two sides! Del Frisco's lunch may be the best kept secret in Center City. I would suggest it to anyone, as long as they don't get so busy that it takes away from the service I experienced.
GREAT Steak House – We had one of the best dinners ever, professional service, beautiful place. Memorable evening, we had dinner when it first opened and thought it was OK. Seems to me that they have got it together NOW!!! Our steaks were cooked to perfection, awesome creamed spinach, fabulous potatoes and terrific desserts.
FINALLY a real Steak House in Philadelphia!!!!
Great Experience – Went to Del Frisco's even after reading some not so great reviews. We are so happy we did. Our evening was nothing but enjoyable with really great food and friendly service throughout the restaurant. What a wonderful job with the old bank. We are already planning to go back with other friends. I don't know when some of the other people went our experience last week was wonderful.
Outstanding – Had dinner at Del Frisco's on Saturday night, great food great service, warm and friendly people. The people criticizing the uniforms need to get over it. My swordfish was prepared perfectly, the wine list is the best in Philly and I even saw Flyer's players there. The restaurant really did a great job protecting the integrity of a city landmark when building in this one time First Pennsylvania Bank space. BEAUTIFUL!!
Great Place for a Steak – I have dined at Del Frisco's on mulitple occasions and can't begin to tell you how great this place has become. I must admit it was a bit rough around the edges inthe beginning, but they have it together now. Go for the private dining rooms if you need an event, my boss was blown away by the vault!!
This place exudes hospitality, from the front door to the guy in the bathroom.
The food is outstanding, my favorite is the bone-in filet!! The cheesecake is like none that I have ever tasted, and the gnocchi with king crab is awesome.
Don't Even Bother Going To Del Friscos – A group of four of us had dinner here last week (Sunday night) I wish we went to Capital Grille instead. We had a reservation at 7:30pm. We waited at the bar until 8:00pm and I asked the manager at the host desk when we would be seated. He looked at me like I was a 5 year old pointed at the bar and said "Go sit back at the bar and we will call you when you table is ready". I was appalled, this was the general manager of the restuarant TALKING TO A CUSTOMER IN THIS MANNER. I kept my cool and just sat at the bar with my group and we waited. FInally about 8:45pm our table was ready and a bimbo Paris Hilton wannabe hostess seated us.
Once we were seated, the waiter did not come over until about 9:15pm to take our drink order--30 minutes after we were seated. In the meantime, the waiters were just standing around talking amongst themselves completely ingoring our table and all of the other tables. The carpet had food crumbs all over and it looked like it had not been vaccumed in a week--dirty restuarant for a place that the management acts like it is the Four Seasons Restuarant. Finally we ordered our dinner and it took over an hour and a half for them to bring it to our table. Needless to say, the service was TERRIBLE (AND I DO MEAN AWEFUL). The food was just OK (luke warm) and the steak was pretty good, but this place is WAY OVERPRICED. I would never step foot into Del Frisco ever again. I love Capital Grille and that it where I will go next time.
*****People do yourself a favor---DO NOT GO TO DEL FRISCOS---WORST RESTUARANT EVER***********
Better here alone then with someone special – I need to get something off my chest...
Del Frisco's in Philadelphia seems to want to sabotage themselves. Just like a women who dresses inappropriately to get attention might be insecure and sabotage the respect she wants at her job, a restaurant might have employees do the same thing if they are insecure about performance. I understand that there are many machismo steakhouses out there.
I just thought they were above the rest.
The food here is better than average, but not as refined as the architecture (which is stunning). I tried the steak. Although it was good, it's not the best I've had. Also, being a dessert aficionado, the lemon cake that my waiter recommended was a little too heavy and had too much lemon curd filling. It needed a fondant or buttercream frosting on the outside.
Now we all know that money doesn't always guarantee class. Apparently the men they attract to their tables aren't the upright or intelligent kinds of citizens who'd remind them that they'd double or triple their business if women and families found this establishment appropriate for dining. As a cultured woman, who as many who come here, was taken in by the impressive re-use of architecture, I didn't expect to be distracted from anything unpleasant. I suddenly lost my appetite when an employee, wearing an EXTREMELY low-cut, black corset under her jacket, slowly bent over 90 degrees to brush off imaginary crumbs off a clean table (already set with silverware), directly in front of my date and I - showing about 90% of her chest. Her boss probably told her to do that, but he mistakenly forgot to tell her when to do it. Unfortunately things don't always go as planned.
I used to work in restaurants. I could tell you that from a typical woman's perspective, I always wanted to be friendly and approachable, so I never went to work wearing anything revealing as it would have reduced my sense of dignity and comfort level with the customers. I am going out of my way to write this because I firmly believe that this kind of sexism is not being addressed enough in the world today. Interestingly, I don't find myself being the only one commenting about this issue at this particular restaurant. See " 'good food, sexist atmosphere' by cty567, January 22, 2009," in the reviews on this page.
It would be in Del Frisco's favor to say that I saw Mayor Michael Nutter dining a few tables down in August 2009 - but I'm afraid that this kind of buzz isn't enough for them. Having the mayor walk in, having nice architecture, and a cuisine that could easily be improved to perfection is all being taken for granted.
Why can't the staff keep a neutral position in a dining experience? I'm not sure why a business would want to sabotage the respect they could have - when they have such a unique, beautiful space. Maybe they aren't ready for the respect that they ultimately want.
Note: I was there during the week and not all of the hostesses were dressed like her. It was hard to tell if she is usually singled out for this role or perhaps the other girls dress like her on other nights.
We saw a very large rodent! – We were looking forward to dining here, but never made it to the table after a VERY LARGE Rodent (the site won't allow me to write the word R@T!!) scampered by us while waiting to be seated. The staff did not seem shocked by this guy scurrying past, which scared us even more (seriously, he was the size of a cat!). The place never should have been opened with an infestation of this type...if one is bold enough to hang with the patrons during prime dinner hours...you can be sure there are many more in hiding! We enjoyed a Rodent free meal at Ruth's Chris instead!
Del Frisco's is OVER! – Overseasoned. Overcooked. Overpriced.
VERY POOR! – Showed up for a 6:00 reservation ten minutes early and proceeded to WAIT at the bar for 40 minutes. No one EVER apologized. The menu is VERY pricey and is not emblematic of the quality of the dining experience. The steak was ordinary at best. After an overpriced, overrated dinner, we were rushed back to the bar to open the table up for the next fool. Not worth it.
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