What else can you eat at a steakhouse besides steak? Plenty! Through the Blog and Tweet Boston group, I got a chance to sample Del Frisco’s steaks and signature items. Since I’m sure many people already know Del Frisco’s for their steaks, I’ve chosen to highlight some of their non-steak items for those who are not steak fiends but would like to know if it’s worth going to with their steak-loving friends.
I’m not much of a drinker, but I do love a fruity cocktail once in awhile. We started off with this Svedka Clementine Vodka infused with fresh Hawaiian pineapple. It was light and refreshing, and you all know I love my pineapple juice.
We sat in the Harbor Room, which had views of the water and is a private room good for larger groups and gatherings.
Ahi Tuna Tartare
Their Ahi Tuna Tartare appetizer was like a mini meal by itself. With citrus, capers, kalamata olive spread & crostinis.
My fave appetizer of the day – their crab cake! It was the size of my fist, if not larger, and loaded with delicate crab meat on top of a cajun lobster sauce. My photo makes it looks like a mac and cheese ball, (which I imagine would also be amazing) hah…
More tuna tartare for the entire table.
Seared Ahi Tuna Salad
A great option for non-steak-lovers is this Seared Ahi Tuna Salad with Napa Cabbage, Arugula, Mango, Chilled Noodles, Toasted Almonds, Tomato, Avocado & Ginger-Sesame Dressing.
Prime Shaved Steak
Ok, I said I wasn’t going to be highlighting steaks, but this is a sandwich. With steak in it. And yummy au jus that made it even better, bringing out all the savory meaty flavors out.
The Sole with Lump Crabmeat, Baby Arugula, & Lemon Chive Beurre Blanc was just okay. Nothing spectacular, but it wasn’t terrible either. I wish there was more of a ‘crust’.
Who doesn’t love a giant towering stack of beer battered thick cut onion rings? At this point I was already too full to finish even one. We had already sampled a bunch of their steaks in between all the above dishes!
6 layer lemon cake
6 layer lemon cake
Last but not least, we had their 6 layer lemon cake made in house everyday. It looked like a quarter of a whole cake on one plate, which easily divided into 4 or 5 slices. While moist and tender, it wasn’t something I would crave. I’d be interested in tasting what other desserts they offer though.
I would say Del Frisco’s is a good choice for steak lovers and non-steak lovers alike as there is a solid variety of options. Who said you can’t have the best of both worlds? ;)
My Picks: Crab Cake appetizer, Seared Ahi Tuna Salad, Onion Rings.
*Del Frisco’s kindly sponsored this blogger event lunch, but all opinions are my own.
Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse 250 Northern Avenue Boston, MA