Upscale Casual Restaurant Majors in Details
Thursday, January 15, 2015 | 7:37 am
If Del Frisco’s Grille was a greasy spoon called “Del’s,” and they served their burgers on styrofoam plates, with fries wrapped in newspaper, and served with an Orange Fanta in a paper cup (“The Combo!”), they would still be a hit.
It’s Cheeseburger Week, of course, and we were here for that, but we were tempted by the rest of the menu, so we indulged. A corn chowder was thick and rich, sweet with corn kernels and great gobs of crabmeat. My dining companion said the deviled eggs were some of the best ever, delighted with the truffle oil with just a touch of chives; what the menu calls a “truffle-chive vinaigrette.”
Okay. Stop. Bring on the cheeseburgers.
The Sloppy Sauce served with the cheesburger is made up of ”30 ingredients.” That’s all anyone is ever told, and thus, that will be all you are told.
The service was startlingly attentive, with the food arriving like a Swiss train, and the remnants whisked away just as quickly. (Full Disclosure: the service staff knew who I was, and why I was there, but that doesn’t diminish the quality of the service one iota, as if I know what an iota is.)
Del Frisco’s Grille is also participating in next week’s LA Restaurant Week, so maybe we will return. But for tonight, we dream of paper canopies and tiny ketchup squirt bottles.
Del Frisco Grille is at 55 S. Lake Ave., Suite 150, Pasadena. (626) 765-9913. www.delfriscosgrille.com.