Haute Spots Boston: Del Frisco’s Grille

Everyone knows the name Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House located in the Seaport District is synonymous with juicy, seasoned steaks and gorgeous waterfront views, but what you may not realize is its more laid back counterpart has come to the ‘burbs. Meet Del Frisco’s Grille located in tony Chestnut Hill.

Sure, you can find a great steaks here, but this casual concept comes complete with several delicious surprises (think starters like buffalo style lollipop chicken wings, fire roasted artichoke and Asian street Bao sliders). A step inside the restaurant and you will first notice the massive bar illuminated with red lights along with a sign in the dining room reads “Do Right and Feed Every Man.”

For a lively dining experience, we recommend requesting a booth inside the bar that overlooks Hammond Pond. Get started with a nice stiff gin martini, low calorie Margarita 160, their signature VIP cocktail, a delicious combination of Hawaiian pineapple-infused Svedka Clementine Vodka or our favorite, the Sangria Pop, a sweet combination of pinot grigio, white peach purée, peach schnapps and fresh berries. Summer never tasted so good.

Del Frisco's Grille SangriaPhoto Credit: Del Frisco’s Grille

Our server, Ryan, suggested we try the crispy cheesesteak eggrolls (encased in tender beef, gooey melted cheese served with a sweet and spicy chili sauce) and we were glad he did. Located on the menu under “food to fight over,” this was one dish that was certainly a knockout.

Del Frisco's Grille Cheesesteak EggrollsPhoto Credit: Del Frisco’s Grille

For lighter fare, don’t miss the ahi tuna tartare tacos served in crunchy taco shells (four to an order) made with a citrus mayo.

Del Frisco's Grille TacosPhoto Credit: Del Frisco’s Grille

There are flatbreads on the menu here along with “two-fisted sandwiches,” including a double stacked prime cheeseburger, Wagyu patty melt and farmer’s market veggie burger. Instead of indulging in an iceberg salad, we recommend the heirloom tomato and burrata salad topped with balsamic vinegar and given even more flavor with the addition of basil oil.

When it comes to dinner, we had to try their signature prime 16-ounce medium rare ribeye seasoned to our liking accompanied by a side of creamy mac and cheese and grilled asparagus.

Del Frisco's Grille SteaksPhoto Credit: Del Frisco’s Grille

The rich short rib stroganoff came highly recommended made with melt-in-your-mouth prime beef, creamy sour cream, golden onions served with a side of soft papardelle noodles.

Del Frisco's Grille Short Rib StroganoffPhoto Credit: Del Frisco’s Grille

Be sure to save room for the six-layer lemon doberge cake, the ultimate indulgence well worth every decadent calorie made with layer upon layer of lemon buttercream icing and lemon glaze.

Del Frisco's Grille Lemon CakePhoto Credit: Del Frisco’s Grille

Del Frisco’s Grille is located at 33 Boylston Street in Chestnut Hill, Mass.