Saturday, October 31, 2015

Del Frisco's Grille

We recently enjoyed quite the lunch at Del Frisco's Grille in Chestnut Hill on a gorgeous Saturday afternoon.  If you haven't been it is the more casual dining experience of the steakhouses that are so popular.  And the food was great.  We began with this Chopped Chicken and Farm Greens Salad: Chicken, Tomato, Carrot, Roasted Pine Nuts and Blue Cheese With Dijon Mustard Vinaigrette.  The Guacamole was just as good.

As we've written before, there is so much great dining moving to the suburbs now and Del Frisco's Grille is, indeed, part of that migration.  We loved the fact that the parking was so easy we practically grabbed a spot at the front door.

The Cheesesteak Eggrolls were excellent and served with a Sweet and Spicy Chili Sauce.  Meaty, savory with that hint of sweetness and heat in the sauce, one of our favorite bites.

The Lollipop Chicken Wings were a new take on the typically messy buffalo style wings and we liked the idea. Served with an Avocado Ranch Dressing, this was our favorite taste.

As guests of the Manager, the plates just kept coming out of the kitchen.  The flatbread menu features this Spicy Pork Meatball:  Roasted Tomato Sauce, Banana Pepper, Fresh Mozzarella and House-Made Ricotta.  This was as good as any flatbread you would get in the city.

Fish Tacos were yet another offering.  Again, as good as any and part of their new Grab A Pair menu featuring these tacos, a flatbread or a wrap sandwich paired with a salad or soup for a quick lunch. We tried them all and are pretty sure that you would be happy with any choice.

The Roasted Corn Bisque with Tortilla Strips and Crema would definitely be the choice we recommend if you go with the Grab A pair.  Buttery, sweet, savory flavors are layered in a hearty bisque that is not overly filling.

All in all, we loved it.

The scene:  Everyone from well-heeled suburbanites to the collegiate, families, singles and groups of friends.

Perfect for:  Pre or post Eagles games (hopefully victories), a change of scenery (did we mention the view is nice?) and those post shopping hunger pangs.

Favorite things:  Those Lollipop Wings, that Bisque, a roomy, casual spot for solid food and drink with great service and plenty of free parking.

What we'd tell a friend:  If you haven't been to this area in a while you should go back.  There's lots of great shopping, scenery and this is a great place to relax for an hour or two and enjoy good food.

Del Frisco's Grille
33 Boylston Street
Chestnut Hill, MA
Telephone:  617.608.3682
Twitter:  @DFGrille

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