Dec 01, 2015 03:44PM
● By Dia
Del Frisco’s Grille is certainly a classy and sophisticated chophouse, but don’t think of it only as an after-work establishment – it’s actually an ideal spot for lunch. The restaurant recently rolled out its “Lunch Time in No Time” campaign featuring an expanded lunch menu along with several new starters. We were happy to bring our appetites and taste our way through the many original and intriguing options.
When we arrived for lunch, the staff was friendly and welcoming, escorting us up the stairs to a comfortable leather booth overlooking the bar. We prefer to sit on the second level (it’s the perfect spot to gaze upon the comings and goings of Southlake Boulevard), but there’s not a bad spot in the house – upstairs, downstairs or on the rooftop patio.
There are plenty of diverse and creative options on the restaurant’s Grab A Pair lunch menu, and along with its Daily Dish features, there’s something for every craving.
We kicked off our visit with one of our all-time favorite appetizers, the Burrata and Heirloom Tomato Salad, along with some new selections: the Lollipop Chicken Wings and the Asian Street Tacos.
The salad was beautifully plated, featuring fragrant tomatoes, flavorful basil oil and balsamic vinegar, and a generous portion of rich, creamy burrata. As for the wings, we loved biting into a classic, Buffalo-style chicken wing without the sticky fingers afterwards. These were downright addictive when dunked into a cool, avocado-ranch dressing. The street tacos, which were loaded with barbecue pork, pickled daikon and carrot, cucumber, cilantro and chiles, had an unexpected but palatable kick.
Our appetites piqued after the first course, we moved on to the main event: our lunch entrées. The Brick Chicken was easily a standout. Succulent, juicy meat with perfectly crisped skin was paired with luscious, hand-mashed potatoes, shallot- buttered green beans and roasted chicken jus. This dish was the ultimate in comfort cuisine.
Another favorite among our group was the Chopped Chicken and Farm Greens Salad. Tender, diced chicken, roasted pine nuts, crumbled blue cheese, tomato, carrot, and a Dijon mustard vinaigrette made it a satisfying, full-flavored meal we’ll definitely order again.
If you believe that no meal is complete without a touch of something sweet, we feel the same way. That’s why we savored not one but two desserts: the Coconut Cream Pie, which was topped off with a gigantic heap of white-chocolate shavings, along with the Nutella Bread Pudding, which was moist, warm and delicious served with a giant scoop of coffee ice cream.
Del Frisco’s Grille is on point for an efficient, in-and-out lunch, but with the upscale ambience, friendly service and tantalizing menu options, you’ll want to linger.
DEL FRISCO’S GRILLE
1200 E. Southlake Blvd. 817.410.3777 DelFriscosGrille.com