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Review: Del Frisco’s Grille

May 6, 2016
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I was invited to a private tasting at Del Frisco’s Grille in Plano last week just in time for my birthday.  Be honest, when you hear Del Frisco’s do you think black tie, stuffy, expensive food with tiny portions?  It’s ok, at one point I did too.  However that couldn’t be further from the truth for Del Frisco’s Grille.  This is a restaurant for the every man (and woman), boy and girl.

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When my friend, Allison, and I arrived, we were greeted by a friendly hostess who walked us through the restaurant and sat us outside on the beautiful patio.  The lunch menu boasts daily dishes, shareable plates, salads, sandwiches, flat breads and meals that will always leave you with leftovers.

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We started with a couple of signature drinks.  The Sangria Pop, a delicious house made sangria with, yes, a popsicle and the VIP.  One of my favorite things to do at restaurants is try signature drinks, and Del Frisco’s Grille does not disappoint with their selections.  They have a wide variety of hand crafted, creative and beautiful cocktails.

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Since it was a tasting, my friend and I were able to try several of Del Frisco’s popular menu items.  Rather than ordering, we had them send out some favorites. (Which was good, because it was all things I would have never ordered for myself, but ended up loving).  For appetizers, or “food to fight over” as the menu listed, they brought out the Ahi tacos.  The flavors from the puffy shell, tuna tartare, avocado, and spicy citrus mayo complimented each other so well!

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Next, we tried the cheesesteak eggrolls.  These were so delicious that I had two (knowing there was more food coming and I would be stuffed by the end).  My biggest regret was not getting the leftovers to go so I could share with Colton and enjoy them later.   The eggrolls are served with a swirl of sweet & spicy chili sauce and honey mustard.  I made sure I dipped mine through both sauces to really get the full effect.

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For entrees, we had the cheeseburger, daily special (fried fish and french fries), and the prime beef short rib stroganoff. I was surprised to find out the cheeseburger was one of the most popular items, but after the first bite… I understood why.  Do yourself a favor and celebrate National Burger Month by grabbing one of these immediately.  

First, look at how adorable the mini ketchup is!  The burger was huge and the sloppy sauce was a perfect blend of sweet and spice.  Way to go, Del Frisco’s Grille, you have now become my favorite place to grab a burger.

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The fish and chips was also another very large Texas-sized portion.  With fresh fish and the perfect batter consistency, this plate gave the burger some stiff competition for sure.

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Many of the dinner favorites can be requested for lunch.  One of those is the prime beef short rib stroganoff.  It was tender, juicy and the tobacco onions really set off the flavor.

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After all that food and another round drinks, I was surprised we still had room for dessert.  However, Allison and I will never turn down dessert, so we got our stomachs ready.

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The lemon doberge cake was refreshing, sweet with a hint of tart.  My favorite part was the homemade lemon buttercream icing.

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We also tried the coconut cream pie with white chocolate shavings.  How gorgeous is this?  It tasted even better than it looks, I promise.

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Allison and I left stuffed full, happy, and already planning our next trip back (with plenty left over for Colton to try. FYI- he was a HUGE fan of the stroganoff).

Next time you are planning a lunch or dinner with your significant other, family, friends, girls, or work check out Del Frisco’s Grille.  I am sure you can’t go wrong with anything on their menu, but you’ll have even more fun if you order several items for the table to sample.  Drop your preconceived notions of the small portions and expensive food and check it out.

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Check out Del Frisco’s Grille between now- June 30 for Legacy Live!  Enjoy food and drinks out on the patio while strolling musicians play live music Thursdays and Fridays 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm or Saturdays 11 am – 2 pm.

You can also check out Del Frisco’s Grille for my favorite meal, brunch, featuring their build-your-own Bloody Mary’s on Sundays 11am-3pm.  If you don’t already have plans, they are hosting an incredible mother’s day brunch special. 

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What are you most excited to try at Del Frisco’s Grille?  If you have already been, what’s your favorite menu item? Leave me a comment below!

  • LisaLDN May 6, 2016 at 6:22 am

    YUM, those burgers looks so good – and I would definitely go for several rounds of drinks as well! 🙂 I never tried Del Frisco’s Grille while living in the US, but I’m adding it to my list for when I go back! 🙂

    • Jessica May 6, 2016 at 8:25 am

      Girl! It was so good! I wasn’t even in the mood for a burger until I took the first bite. You most definitely need to check it out!

  • Chelsea May 6, 2016 at 8:57 am

    OH MY GOSH. That burger looks TO DIE FOR!

    • Jessica May 6, 2016 at 9:04 am

      GIRL! It was sooooo good. I can’t even begin to describe it. I couldn’t finish it because it was HUGE so I ate it for lunch the next day and it was just as good.

  • linda spiker May 6, 2016 at 9:04 am

    Wow, looks fantastic! And your hair!

    • Jessica May 6, 2016 at 9:06 am

      Thank you. 🙂 The food was perfection.

  • Robyn Proctor May 6, 2016 at 9:13 am

    What a perfect time to be invited to a private tasting. That burger looks so good, burgers are my go to order at restaurants.

    • Jessica May 6, 2016 at 10:06 am

      It really was! My brother in law is the same way (orders burgers everywhere!). 🙂

  • Lacey May 6, 2016 at 9:49 am

    That looks delish! Now I need a burger…

    • Jessica May 6, 2016 at 10:06 am

      haha. Right? I am kind of bummed I don’t have one today.

  • Mai Lyn May 6, 2016 at 12:12 pm

    YUM! I love their lemon doberge cake! It’s SO good and sooo many layers. Drool.

    • Jessica May 6, 2016 at 3:13 pm

      I had never had it and realized I have been missing out!! It was SO GOOD. 🙂

  • Sophia May 6, 2016 at 3:00 pm

    This post made me hungry AND thirsty, those cocktails look amazing!

    • Jessica May 6, 2016 at 3:14 pm

      They were delicious!! Thank you for stopping by. 🙂

  • Kristen May 6, 2016 at 3:16 pm

    this sounds so delicious! I love everything you ordered, but that sangria pop and the cake.. oh my gosh! My mouth is watering!

    • Jessica May 6, 2016 at 4:39 pm

      haha. It was so very good!

  • Klauss May 6, 2016 at 3:23 pm

    I really liked the cheeseburger, would not refuse from such 🙂

    • Jessica May 6, 2016 at 4:39 pm

      It was great!

  • Heather @ Simply Save May 6, 2016 at 5:47 pm

    Wow that is a serious burger! All of that food looks delicious!

    • Jessica May 6, 2016 at 5:48 pm

      It was! Thank you. 🙂

  • Rebecca Hicks May 6, 2016 at 9:34 pm

    UUUM how did I start off reading this post still full from dinner and ending it with a growling tummy? This restaurant looks delicious. And I love your photos! I’m always nervous to bring my camera into restaurants because I know people will side eye me the whole time… But obviously based on your pictures I need to start getting over that and bring it in! 😉 Great post girl!

    • Jessica May 6, 2016 at 11:57 pm

      Thanks girl!! I am weird about it too, so most of the time I take iPhone photos. I had all the food and was still hungry posting it because it was all so good.

  • michelle mink May 6, 2016 at 11:03 pm

    Wow that food looks fabulous! I would have to have the burger and cake

    • Jessica May 7, 2016 at 12:01 am

      Great choices!! 🙂

  • Marlynn @ UrbanBlissLife May 6, 2016 at 11:35 pm

    I am obsessed with ahi tuna tacos, and the Del Frisco’s are legendary! I’ve never even been in one of their restaurants and I’ve heard about them!

    • Jessica May 7, 2016 at 12:02 am

      You will have to check it out! I had never had ahi tuna tacos before, so it’s good to know I had legendary ones. 🙂

  • Neely (@Neelykins) May 8, 2016 at 4:42 pm

    We did our 30th birthday party at Del Friscos Grille. Its really great for big groups

    • Jessica May 9, 2016 at 7:40 am

      Good to know!! I was thinking of them for my brother’s birthday. 🙂

  • dixya @food, pleasure, and health May 9, 2016 at 6:04 am

    i was at Del Friscos Grille , ft worth location not too long ago and had a pleasant experience too. their drinks are always awesome and my friends rave about the eggrolls (i dont eat beef)..i dont remember exactly what i ate but it was delicious and greattttt service. im glad you had a good experience..

    • Jessica May 9, 2016 at 7:41 am

      Thanks, Dixya! They had a lot of veggie options too which is wonderful. 🙂

  • Kusum May 9, 2016 at 9:26 am

    Sounds like you had a great time, you look so pretty and happy too! I am a vegetarian so you had me at those cocktails and dessert, oh so yummy!
    xx, Kusum | http://www.sveeteskapes.com

  • Julie June 21, 2016 at 6:51 am

    We are going to the one in uptown for my bday dinner. I was surprised how many veggie options they have on their menu.

    • Jessica June 21, 2016 at 11:26 am

      It’s so good! You will love it.

  • Harmony, Momma To Go February 24, 2017 at 7:23 am

    we just got a Del Friscos Grille at our mall (in NY) been meaning to try there!

    • Jessica February 25, 2017 at 10:26 am

      They have great brunch too. 🙂