My husband and I absolutely loved this place. From the moment we arrived we were treated like royalty. The tables have nice linen tablecloths, we never waited for a single thing. While one person was pouring us fresh ice water at the table another was ready to take our drink order and advise us of any specials. I just cannot say enough great things about this place.
Audrey, the owner, makes everyone feel welcome, she makes it a point to visit the tables to make sure your dinner is prepared to your satisfaction. My favorite is the filet that is so tender and juicy and comes out on a sizzling plate and is a meal in itself. The salads are huge so consider splitting one. Don't let the outside fool you of it's being small we have had several Christmas parties here and a room to ourselves. Food is excellent. There is also a bar area with tables if you choose to watch the big screen. Highly recommend this local secret.
This place is amazing! My wife and I went there just wanting to try something new, the food was GREAT!,and our waiter was very nice and even gave us complementary dessert.
Although a little out of our price range we left feeling completely satisfied.
For someone to put Del Frisco's in the category of ""Fine Dining"" is absolutely ridiculous. I had a reservation for two people, made days in advance, and waited for 25 minutes! They had older people walk in the whole time I waited and sat them with no wait. Maybe it was because my date and I were younger adults.Once seated, our waitress was very short with answering questions; by no means thorough. The coordination of where the food runners took the food was extremely poor. They wondered around the dining room asking each table if the food was theirs. Niether my date or I were warned that the plates were hot when our food finally came out so I burned my hands situating my plate. My entree was a [12-14 oz.] Filet Mignon cooked Well that was not accompanied by a steak knife. I asked for one and the waitress seemed offended and asking if my butter knife hadn't worked. I was appaulled that I was questioned about a request at an ""upscale"" restaurant.I have dined at places like Rivue, Jeff Ruby's, Ruth's Chris, Vincenzo's, Volare, etc. I really had higher expectations for Del Frisco's and in my opinion, I should've headed straight to Ruth's Chris after 10 minutes of waiting. Except for the fact that it was a Saturday night and I had already cancelled my other reservation at Rivue just because Del Frisco's had an earlier available reservation.I tend to take my girlfriend out to nicer Louisville restaurants for an ""eclectic"" dining experience. My philosophy is that when you go to an upscale restaurant, you're not only paying for great food, but also for the service and experience. I was thoroughly disappointed in the way our night turned out. I hope they step it up for the reputation of the Del Frisco's name's sake. \r
This restaurant will always stand out to me. When I was younger I found myself at St. Joe's, of no fault of my own. But one Christmas I remember all of us including staff being invited to Del Frisco's for lunch. They were closed to the public, and the owner Audrey and her family graciously opened their doors and hearts to us. I remember feeling very special just to be invited. The food was awsome. I since have matured and come back to this special place when I can. Audrey and her family are still there, the food is still great but the memory is greater. Thank You Del Frisco's
Pros: Fantastic food
My husband took me for a belated Anniversary dinner to Del Frisco's . We were in jeans and not dressed up at all. The staff made us feel very welcome and comfortable. The dinner was top notch all the way ! We didn't have to ask for anything. The steaks were PERFECT.
Pros: Staff is awesome !
Having reason to celebrate, I decided to treat my family to a fine dining experience at Del Frisco's. I had been there years ago and heard it was still the top place to take a group of hungry carnivores. My 3 (teen and twenties) guests were thrilled and ate with gusto speaking between bites only to discuss a return visit. Unfortunately, I was less than thrilled. Our water and soda glasses were unfilled 90% of the evening (1 person of 4 received a refill). The salad while tasty was limp. The steak orders were handed out in silence incorrectly and we played musical plates. I had French silk pie which could be better described as ice cream in a pie shell since it was largely still frozen and definitely wasn't silky. Even the steak was just average. I don't own a grill and have managed to equal the quality in my oven. My family was happy so from that perspective, it was indeed a celebration. The last thing I wanted to do was take the smiles from their faces by complaining. When all was said and done, they gleefully departed with the leftovers (I didn't want those either) feeling stuffed while I had a huge empty feeling and a wallet substantially lighter.
Pros: Non-paying guests were quite happy
Cons: Average food, Average service, $250+
My boyfriend and I went to Del Frisco's for Valentine's Day a few years back. The food was good and so was our waitress..... the coatcheck girl stared at my boyfriend the whole time making him very uncomfortable. then as we were getting ready to leave, I was standing up to put my coat on and he was still sitting. A lady that was sitting at the bar the whole time were eating, she was either a manager or owner or something like that, came over and stood right in front of me with her back to me and rubbed on my boyfriends back asking him how our dinner was......very inappropriate. I felt invisible. We will not be going back.
On our resent visit to Del Frisco's, my wife and I were there to celebrate our first wedding anniversary. Simply put, we had the best meals we have ever had!! \r
I called to make reservations and spoke to a very well mannered man. I explained to the gentleman that I wanted to take my wife somewhere nice for our anniversary. He got our information and I mentioned that for her birthday we were VERY disappointed by Ruth?s Chris. The man informed me that he had our reservations, apologized for the Ruth?s Chris nightmare and then told me that he was Giles Lehto, the chef. He assured me that he would take good care of us and that he personally guaranteed that we would be pleased and definitely not return our steaks as we had to do 3 times on her B-day. I thought to myself that this guy is pretty bold to say such a thing having never met me, and considering I served 9 years in the military and literally have eaten all over the world. \r
All I can say is WOW, It was SO MUCH MORE than we could have ever expected! Vince, our server, was TOP NOTCH!! Just as all the great reviews had promised! We were seated immediately, our drink order taken, and then Chef Lehto came to our table to tell us happy anniversary. How classy is that!? We were blown away by the service and how wonderful the place looks. That was the ?tip of the iceberg? as they say. Vince described a few of Chef Lehto?s signature dishes, because they are not on the menu yet. I was sold on the ?Oscar style Filet? I can?t remember what all was on it, you will have to take my word for it! AWESOME!!! Asparagus, sauteed mushrooms, baked potatoes, the salad with homemade dressing? My wife said, even the coffee tasted better than any coffee she has ever drank! LOL We couldn?t have asked for anything more! Vince & Chef Lehto, THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!
Pros: It ALL was FANTASTIC!!!
I recently moved away from Louisville...back to Atlanta, where I lived before moving to Louisville.\r
To be quite honest, there isn't a single thing that I miss about Louisville!\r
OOPS...Yes, there is a SINGLE thing that I miss...Del Frisco's!\r
I have lived in Atlanta for many years in the past, and recently again for four months, and as many good restaurants and steakhouses there are, NOT one of them does a steak that can compare to Del Frisco's in Louisville!\r
I am a New York strip fan, and at any other restaurant, i would never order any other cut. My wife is a big filet fan, but I won't eat a filet simply because they have no flavor...UNTIL DEL FRISCO'S.\r
Having eaten at Del Frisco's at least twice a month for years, I FINALLY took a taste of my wif'es filet one evening...WOW!!!\r
Corn fed...dry aged to perfection...cooked perfectly medium rare...easily cut with a butter knife...This filet tasted even better than any New York strip I had ever eaten!\r
Since that first taste of a Del Frisco's filet, I never ordered anything other than a filet (at Del Frisco's). even though they have the best New York in the world as well...\r
I have tried several Atlanta steakhouses, including Bones, and none of them compare...I travel all over the world for work, and haven't found a better steak ANYWHERE.\r
I love the weather in Atlanta...much nicer than Louisville...But I MISS MY DEL FRISCO'S.\r
Don't miss the chance to try this place.\r
Also...by the way...an earlier review said something about ""poor service""...I can assume that the reviewer must have gotten their restaurants confused. The service at Del Frisco's is IMPECCABLE...My wife and I ALWAYS commented on it...even after our visits to Del Frisco's had become routine...\r
Del Frisco's is the best steakhouse I have ever found...anywhere.
Pros: Best steak ever, Filet Mignon with FLAVOR, tender and cooked to perfection
Cons: Too far away
I can't say much about this restaurant that other reviews haven't already said. Corn fed beef served with creamed butter that cuts with a butterknife says it all. I understand they have a contract that no other restaurant within 100 miles is allowed to buy the same beef. My favorite things are the mushrooms, spinach phunque, fried shrimp, and homemade Caesar and Blue Cheese dressings. Although the dining room is formal it's also unpretentious. The servers are real professionals, most have been there for over a decade. I worked there as my first job, and everything is still exactly the same. My only complaint is the prime rib is not as good as the other cuts.
Pros: Everything but the bread & dessert is homemade
This is a family owned restaurant. Not a chain. The food is to die for. They have spoiled me. I can't order steak from anywhere else because no one else's steaks can compare. If steak is not your thing order the lobster or crab legs they are out of control....no mess involved they are served ready to eat...no cracking shells and scrapping out the fish. The service is amazing. The servers and busers are very attentative and the owner is always there. Her name is Audrey and she is super friendly. If you haven't eaten here yet you are missin out!!!\r
Ps. I don't know what that that other reviewer is talking about....they definetly sell gift certificates....I have bought them before........ps great gift idea the person i gave it to was so excited!
Pros: menu, service, drinks, atmosphere
We were going to buy a gift certificate from Del Frisco's but they do not sell them. They also do not have a web site. So we called the resturant and they told us that the only way that you could pay for a dinner was to be at the resturant and pay in person or have your guess call you when they have eaten and have received the check. Then you could supply a credit card number and pay for their dinner. I think that this is very awkward and they need to come up with a better method to treat a guest to dinner. The food maybe good but some poeple will never know.
Pros: from word of mouth it is wonderful
Cons: need to simplify payment options
I was very enthusiastic to dine at Del Frisco's, my first time. I never plan to return. Starters, my baked potato's presentation was in a Styrofoam box, on a neighboring table. Then there is the service and presentation. To start six employees arrived with our meal, and proceeded to holler the entree and sides for each party member to claim his/her respectful meal. Speaking of servers...I never saw ours, but to take our order and drop the check afterwards. I never received one of my sides because the server took the liberty to add it to a family sized bowl and drop it at the other end of the table. When I finally had the servers attention to inform her I never received the side, she had already delivered the check. The best person in the restaurant was the young man assisting our pathetic excuse of a server.
Pros: someone else paid, server's assistant
Cons: expense, server, lack of lighting
After being told by many that Del Frisco's was the best steak in town, I desided to see what all the hype was about. When I called to make my reservation, I ask for a server by the name of Vince, which was also recomended. My date and I arived at 7:30 on Sat. and was seated promtly. Our drink order was taken and then Vince arived. We asked for his recomendations, and he was helpful explaining the Ala carte menu. We went for the Large filet and the Filet and king crab legs. We also ordered the green funk also recomended, and a couple of potatos. Everything was what it was hyped up to be from the food to the service. We agree with all that recomended Del Frisco's. Great food and be sure to ask for Vince.
This was a very special night. It was our first visit to dle frisco's and we were not disappointed. We both said it was the best dinner we had ever had. That's a high compliment as we're both near 60. The steaks were very tasty and juicy, seasonings perfection. The lobster and king crab extremely sweet and wonderful, herbed butter excellent. Sauteed mushrooms absolutely delicious. Potatoes baked to perfection. Drinks refilled before we could take two or three drinks. Ashtrays emptied after finishing one cigarette. Even the wine was fantastic. Our waiter, Vince, could not have been more attentive and so very manneristic. We will return as soon as we can and needless to say, will be our anniversary dining for all the years to come. We cannot give this dining establishment enough praise! Tom and Iris Akins - Thanks, Del Frisco's and Vince!
Pros: romantic, friendly, absolutely delicious
Cons: a little pricey
THIS FAMILY-OWNED RESTURANT IS A STAPLE OF THE ST. MATHEWS COMMUNITY. THE STEAK IS SECOND TO NONE IN THE CITY. THE STEAK WAS SECOND TO NONE. THE STEAK IS SERVED ON A SIZZLING HOT PLATE (450 DEGREES) WITH CLARIFIED BUTTER. WHETHER YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A ROMANTIC DINNER, BUSINESS OUTING, OR JUST AN APPETIZER AND A COCKTAIL THIS IS THE PLACE. THE GREEN PHUNQUE, A HOUSE CONCOCTION, IS A CREAMED SPINACH CASEROLE WITH BACON, CHEES, ONIONS, MUSHROOMS, SCRAMBLED EGGS, AND A COUPLE OTHER ""SECRET INGREDIENTS"". BELIEVE IT WHEN I SAY... THE PHUNQUE IS THE BOMB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Pros: STEAK, STEAK, STEAK
You will not find a better steak anywhere in
kentucky or the U.S FOR That matter!!
the first bite will make your head role back
this is a family owned business (No Chain Here)
ive hade steak's in texas,Tennessee,indaina,florida
new york, ohio, Del Frisco's is a true wonder-A
louisville Landmark. A 5 Star all the way.
Pros: Service, Steak's, Atmosphere
I WENT TO DEL FRISCO'S THE OTHER NIGHT AT A FRIENDS SUGGESTION. I FELL IN LOVE WITH THE PLACE. I HAD THE FILET AND KING CRAB. THE STEAK WAS OUT OF THIS WORLD, AND THE CRAB LEGS WERE HUGE AND CAME ALREADY SPLIT. FANTASTIC. THE SERVICE WAS GREAT. I CAN'T SAY ENOUGH GOOD THINGS ABOUT THIS RESTAURANT.
Pros: FOOD FANTASTIC, SERVICE GREAT
After reading the reveiws written here, my wife and I desided to check out Del Frisco's ourselves. We made reservations for Friday, Feb. 7. Upon arriving we were seated right away, given menus, and our drink orders taken. Our server brought us warm bread and ask us if we were ready to order, we were. My wife ordered the filet mignon and I the strip. We ordered the potato Au gratin and sauteed mushrooms to share, she the spinich salad and I the lobster bisque.Everything was brought to order. We were both impressed, not only with the food and service but the resturant is stunning.
Pros: food, service/friendliness, ambience
great atmosphere, great service, great food, and a great evening out with friends at Del Frisco's.
Pros: good food, good service, good atmosphere
Cons: a little smoky, crowded bar, a la carte
Del Frisco's steaks are the most delectable steaks I have ever wrapped my mouth around. You MUST go and try their variety of cuts. Pricey, but worth every succulent penny! Approx. $20-25 per steak. Each cut offered in small and large sizes. Also, their Lobster is just as amazing!
Pros: Superb steaks, Low lighting-romantic, Lobster Bisque!
Cons: Crowded - very busy, Slow service, small bar
Eight of us went to Del Frisco's last night for the first time. It was a Sat. so the place was very busy. We had reservations and were seated promptly. The restaurant was beautiful. Our drinks were served right away. Vince our waiter took the order then the best dinner any of us have ever had was brought to the table on piping hot plates. I had the filet & crab, others had a kabob,ribeye,and lobster. All was fantastic.
Pros: the best food, the best service, great value
I have eaten all over the world, and have never had a better steak. My wife and I have had the pleasure of dining at Del Frisco's several times over the years, with business, family, and just the two of us. We have never had a bad experience.
Pros: great lounge, great service, newly remodeled
The filet is like a small roast that is so tender, it melts in your mouth. It doesn't get any better than this, if you are a steak afficianado. Mixed beverage servings are generous.
Pros: intimate bar, good parking
The Decor may need a little upgrading - but when it comes to steaks - you can cut them with a butter knife and their oysters rockefellor are the best ever.
My family and I have been dining at Del Frisco's for 20 years now, and I have to say no other steakhouse compares. The food is always consistant, the service top notch,and Audrey the owner is always there with a joke. Ask for Vince you will never be disapointed.
On a resent visit to Del Frisco's, my husband and I had one of the best meals we have ever had since moving here from Ca. 6 months ago. Rarly are resturants congratulated, and I'm glad to be able to do so here. The steaks are are the best, no knife needed. We had been going to another popular steak house and am glad to have found this one.We will be back.
Pros: good value, great food, great service
del frisco's never fails to provide a great meal. the steaks are fantastic, the best i have every had. the sides are also very good. service is timely. request mike or joe to wait on you.
this is a classic steakhouse with great food. the steaks arrive on a sizzling plate covered with buttter, with the filet a knife is hardly needed. excellent side dishes include the green phunque (a spinach casserole) and a fluffy baked potato. service is timelyand friendly, but maybe slightly sporadic when restaurant is full. overall, a good restaurant with quality food.
Pros: excellent food, seperate smoking area, available parking
Sizzling steak that melts in your mouth. Candle lit dinner for two. Impeccable service. A variety of sides. What more could you ask for?
Pros: top-notch steak, great service
Cons: older decor, not enough parking
A little on the expensive side, but worth every penny!
I made a trip for the steak (and my girlfriend), and the steak at Del Frisco's was spectacular. No steak knife was needed for the Filet. The lobster bisque was full of fresh and large chunks of lobster. The creamed spinach (named something funny) and the potatoes augratin were also great hits. The only dish that I had a problem with was the Caesar Salad, just to much dressing. Coming from NYC, where many world famous eateries abound, this steak house would hold its own. Enjoy with friends!