Las Vegas has had a long love affair with steakhouses for decades attracting Hollywood royalty and entertainment to its neon lights a steak perfection. In modern times, not much has changed with “celebrity chefs” opening some of the world’s best steakhouses right on the famed Las Vegas strip.
Recently, one classic restaurant in Las Vegas added even more accolades to its plate. Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House was recognized as one of the 100 Best Steakhouses in America for 2016 by OpenTable. Del Frisco’s has been a favorite of corporate leaders and conventioneers for many years. Its known for offering a classic steakhouse dining experience, complemented by a huge award-winning wine list. Many of the staff have taken care of returning guests with their warm and genuine hospitality.
It has been long overdue since our last visit so we decided to enjoy this classic steakhouse once again. The first stop of course was the long beautiful bar that features on the best happy hours in town with a touch of class and sophistication. Taking our seats amongst men and women in business suits we could not be more impressed with the staff, clientele, cocktails and live piano lounge music. The experience started with and Old Fashioned with Knob Creek Bourbon, Muddled Cherry, Orange, Sugar & Bitters. Staying in the classic cocktail mode, the Pecan Maple Manhattan featuring Pecan Infused Smoked Maple Knob Creek Bourbon, Whiskey Barrel Aged Bitters and Praline Bacon for a perfect touch.
Del Frisco’s has many repeat guests and they have a secret. Knowledge of a secret menu that is! Only those with prior knowledge know to order the off-menu delights, many inspired by Del Frisco’s regulars and local celebrities.
Wine a is a very big part of the Del Frisco’s experience. This historical dining venue is home to many top female sommeliers who recently created Somm Wars, a friendly three-city wine competition, which will become an annual event. In looking over the extensive wine list, our eyes locked on some of the Non-Traditional rarest vintages and bottles we have seen in quite some time.
Taking our seats, Executive Chef Fernando Guerrero and General Manager Torryn Orriss joined us beaming with pride over their most recent award. Looking over the menu, many items caught our attention. Our palates ready and a bottle of wine on the table we were ready to start our culinary journey of the evening.
A perfect way to start is the Heirloom Tomatoes & Burrata with Aged Balsamic Reduction & Pesto. A classic dish with colors jumping off the plate and flavors that have your taste buds awaking with joy. Moving on, Jumbo Lump Crab Cake Cajun Lobster Sauce is rich and creamy with a perfect hint of spice to add to your gastronomic pleasure. If you desire even more lobster (as we did) add the Lobster Macaroni & Cheese to your menu selections as well.
Del Frisco’s of course is known for its award-winning steaks and we just had to indulge in one of their signature specialties, the 16 oz Prime Ribeye. This steak prepared medium rare is 16 oz of pure pleasure that takes you to another dimension with every succulent bite. There is more, much more. The Prime Braised Short Rib with buttered root vegetables, chateau mashed potatoes & braising sauce is just plain falling off the bone good.
Del Frisco’s has had a fine reputation for decades. After our visit, we have to say they have not lost anything over time. In fact, they can show some of the current steak houses how to keep that classic steakhouse feel.