FoodieFrog ‘hopped’ over to Orlando for a mini-weekend and were lucky enough to stumble upon Del Frisco Double Eagle Steakhouse in International Drive. A step above the Del Frisco Grille concept, Del Frisco Double Eagle Steakhouse brings the traditional steakhouse experience and puts a modern twist.
Del Frisco Double Eagle Steakhouse has been open for a few months and they are already making a name for themselves. The building is new and quite a sight. The two story building is fresh and modern with an outside patio on the second floor.
Inside, you immediately notice the array of wine bottles used as part of the décor, giving a very unique cool look. We heard they have between 1,300 and 1,500 bottles on property, so any wine lover will be overjoyed.
There are also a few ‘private dining rooms’ for parties, VIPs and the like. The bar area is well appointed and visually striking with lots of seating. The main dining room on the main level is an open room with booths and tables, but still manages to feel very relaxing and soothing.
The menu is a nod to the steakhouse format with ‘a-la-carte’ pricing. There are many cuts of steaks to appeal to most and the sides are large enough to share. Appetizers come in a wide arrange of flavors with plenty of seafood and meat options. They did have a few ‘complete entrees’ to offer, but none included any of the steaks we had our eye on.
Service started out great and was kept at the same excellent level through our meal. Our server was quite friendly and helpful and guided us through dinner and paced all of our dishes perfectly. We loved the ‘team’ feel of the service staff and they seem to seamlessly assist everyone without being intrusive.
Fresh Warm Baked Bread (included) – Ok, it’s just bread right? Well this was freshly baked and so soft. It was quite hard not to polish off the whole loaf.
Thick Cut Bacon AuPoive ($14.50) – Bourbon Molasses Glazed Bacon Slab. This dish not only looked impressive, but it had to the best slab bacon (pork belly) we’ve had at a restaurant. Added points for our server offering to cut it into equal portions for us at the table.
That way there was no question on who got to enjoy more of it. The bacon was quite lean on one side and gradually had more fat as you moved down the slab.
The fat was perfectly rendered and the flavor was mildly sweet with a slight pepper spice. We would definitely order this again.
8 oz. Fillet ($39.95) – When our steaks were dropped off, the food runner immediately had us cut into the meat to check the temperature. While we first felt a bit rushed, we think this is a great time to do this. This allows the staff to immediately correct the issue if your steak isn’t 100% to your liking. Well, both steaks were a perfect ‘medium-rare’. The salt and pepper crust is amazing and helps hold the juice in nicely. This was a great piece of steak and we were both amazed on how juicy it was from start to finish.
Spinach Supreme Side Dish ($10.50) – Creamed Spinach with Bacon. This was the side dish star for us. Rich with flavor, we swear it had some cheese as well. It is very addictive and each bite seemed to taste better and better. The bacon was subtle, but gave a nice smoky/salty flavor.
Crab Fried Rice Side Dish ($13.00) – We ordered this dish to be able to sample some of the fresh crab offered. The rice was a bit crisp, which I liked and there were lots of fresh vegetables mixed in. The crab was fresh and had a nice flavor, but we think there should have been a little more of it in the dish.
We really liked our visit to Del Frisco Double Eagle Steakhouse in Orlando and highly recommend a trip there. The prices are in line with most steakhouses and there are options to keep the price a bit lower than you expect. The service and atmosphere make this a great place to unwind on vacation or after a long day at work.
And to top it off the great service, a few days later, we received a hand-written thank you letter from our waitress, Shohran. WOW!!!
Del Frisco Double Eagle Steakhouse located at 9150 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819.