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Del Frisco's Grille
Bar & Grill$$
Today 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
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1201 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington, DC 20004
1201 Pennsylvania Ave NWUSDCWashington20004
(202) 450-4686delfriscosgrille.com
$$Bar & Grill, American RestaurantToday 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am – 11:00 pmTuesday 11:00 am – 11:00 pmWednesday 11:00 am – 11:00 pmThursday 11:00 am – 11:00 pmFriday 11:00 am – 12:00 amSaturday 4:00 pm – 12:00 amSunday 4:00 – 9:00 pm
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Del Frisco's Grille Opens July 14th!
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Surf 'n' turf & other American dishes are offered at this upscale, clubby chophouse with a terrace.- Google
People talk about cheesesteak egg rolls, lemon cake, lamb burger, tuna tacos and crab cake
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Victoria Barton
reviewed 5 months ago
Last night I left Del Frisco's in DC where I had an absolutely appalling experience. My partner and I arrived at the restaurant after a long day of travelling for dinner with a client. We arrived early so decided to have a drink at the bar. Of course the barista asked to see our IDs so we obliged. My partner is 35 and an American and I'm 25 and British. I said to the barista that I'd point out where my details were on my UK drivers licence as I didn't think she would be familiar with this kind of ID. However she said that this wasn't an acceptable form of ID as it wasn't issued by the US government or state government. I pointed out that I'm British so wouldn't have any US documentation. For those of you that aren't familiar with UK drivers licences, the licence has a photo, address, DOB along with vehicle classification information and has a hologram running through the middle to prove authenticity. She maintained that I had to had a US issued ID in order to serve me alcohol. She then proceeded to speak to her manager, Shang Skipper, and called him over. He asked how we were and I honestly said that I wasn't too happy with the situation. I was trying to explain that I was British and that my driving licence was a UK government issued document, I also had my credit and debit cards, an EHIC card and National Insurance card. I asked what kind of US documentation a British citizen was meant to have and he very rudely said 'um your passport.' I pointed out to him that that isn't a US issued document which is what the barista had stated previously, and said that I'd never had a problem in any other American state or city I'd visited in showing my driving licence as a valid form of ID. He said to leave the barista out of it because we had asked to see him, in fact we hadn't, the barista had. I also stated that I wasn't comfortable carrying around both my passport and drivers licence in case my bag were to get stolen, thus leaving me with no form of ID. At this point we said that we had connections in the media. I'm a freelance journalist and a family member is a food writer, and that we would be writing about our experience. Shang said that we were threatening him, which was completely ridiculous. I told him that I was very upset with his attitude and he said we were welcome to leave. After this experience, of course we did not have any desire to be in an environment like that, and got up to leave. What was particularly insulting though, was that he followed us round to the door as if he were escorting us out. I've lived in many countries including the UK, Australia, France and Spain, and have worked in the hospitality industry as many of us have done in our youth, and I can honestly say that never have I received such appalling and disgusting treatment. I thought that America was famed for its hospitality. This experience did not live up to its reputation, in fact it was far from it. As I've mentioned, I am aware that not everyone may be familiar with where the DOB on a UK drivers licence is, but that is no excuse for belittling customers and treating them in a rude and abrasive manner. I am very interested to hear what the GM, Tim Donah, has to say about this incident, especially taking into account that this exact post has been deleted from their DC Facebook page and their generic chain page.
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Meg Smith
reviewed 10 months ago
Del Frisco's Grille was pretty good. I had a lamb burger that was flavorful and juicy, though a little overdone. Steaks around the table were thoroughly enjoyed; salmon was average and scallops were served on a bed of spring vegetables. Fries and flatbreads were great. Desserts were decent. Lemon cake, which is apparently usually a standout, and bread pudding were so-so (too sweet); chocolate cake was outstanding. Service was horribly inexperienced: salesy, pushy, and all around broadcasting his youth/ignorance with his repeated asinine comments. The space is nice and was surprisingly open at prime time on Friday night; my guess is they need to lower their prices or raise the quality of their food from very good to outstanding to remedy so many empty seats.
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Steve Wardell
reviewed a year ago
This restaurant with locations in a few other cities is a great addition to Penn Ave. The food is good. Great wine selection. Some ok beers. The service is excellent. They have a nice patio with cooling misters right off of Penn Ave. It would be nice if they had a more extensive and interesting set of beers, but overall a nice place.
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Nicholas Sammons
reviewed 11 months ago
Del Frisco's is one of those DC establishments that is has all the bell's and whistles but leaves something to be desired when it comes to food. Obviously a great location and very well laid out, I thought I was in for something good when I first went. After trying their lamb burger and veal meatloaf I was sorely disappointed. The burger seemed as though it was from frozen and meatloaf was incredibly bland. I probably could have done better myself, which, considering the fact I have difficulty hard boiling eggs, is saying something. I reluctantly went a second time and stuck to some seafood courses. The crabcakes weren't half bad, and the ahi tacos were decent, but I had tough time getting the memory of my previous meal out of my mouth. Considering you're looking at >$50/head after tips and drinks, I'd sorta expect to get something consistently at least decent. Del Frisco's disappoints.
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Malik L Griffin
reviewed 8 months ago
I went here one day during the BBQ championships because it was at least 100° outside. Just came to sit at the bar but the place is very nice and the drinks at the bar were great.
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Edward Agyeman
reviewed 8 months ago
Great steak! Nice ambience.