Del Frisco’s may be a chain, but it is one of the most reliably delicious steakhouses in NYC and consistently turns out some of the finest food in the city. This is not a restaurant striving to follow the latest fad or conjure up the newest culinary innovation; rather, its mission is simply to take classic American staples and execute them at the highest possible level. Thus, their crab cakes with Cajun lobster sauce, USDA prime bone-in strip steaks and veal porterhouses are some of the best incarnations of their type in the city. In a rare deviation from most steakhouses, their seafood is also of equal quality and the restaurant also offers truly fantastic side dishes, including lobster macaroni and cheese, skillet potatoes and onions, cream spinach, asparagus and onion rings.
The restaurant, set in an urbane but cavernous space in the McGraw-Hill Building in Rockefeller Center with huge windows letting in extravagant amounts of natural light, is very popular with the business crowd at lunch. Swift and professional service ensures that you can be in and out rapidly if you so desire. But we recommend lingering and enjoying what is sure to be a deeply satisfying meal. Peter Luger and its epigone are specialists, serving almost exclusively porterhouse family style; among the generalists, we think Del Frisco’s is the best.
1221 Sixth Ave.
New York (at 49th St.)
(212) 575-5129 Mon-Fri, 11am-midnight; Sat, 5pm-midnight; Sun, 5pm-10pm
- Elvis Inniss, Chef