Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House
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1426-1428 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia , PA 19102
Neighborhood: Center City
Handicap access: Wheelchair accessible.
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Cuisine type: Steak House
Meals Served: Lunch - Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri. Dinner - Mon. thru Sun.
Style: The jaw-dropping columned space in a former bank feautures a towering glass wine cellar, a frisky bar scene for the corporate set, and prime meat chops at prices that will make your jaw drop, too.
Specialties: Shanghai-style calamari; tuna tartare; porterhouse; filet mignon; ribeye; bone-in tomahawk chop; tuna steak; onion rings; maque choux corn; potatoes gratin; lobster mac and cheese; butterscotch cheesecake; bread pudding with Jack Daniel's sauce.
Alcohol: A major new cellar with over 1,000 selections covering all bases but focused on steakhouse reds, including rare verticals of luxe cult Californians (Cain; Dalla Valle; Araujo; Harlan; Screaming Eagle). The triple-mark-ups, though, are hard to swallow, leaving few truly worthy "value" choices below $75 without better help from the sommeliers, who proved inconsistent. Good bets for an affordable steak red: Clos Julien Reserve ($48), Joel Gott zin ($58), Casa Lapostolle "Cuvee Alexandre" cab ($60), Novy Sonoma syrah ($59), 3 Rings shiraz ($65).
Hours: Lunch Monday through Friday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Dinner Monday through Saturday, 5-11 p.m.; Sunday, 5-10 p.m. Bar menu Monday through Saturday, until midnight.
Reservations: Recommended
Prices: $$$$