Del Friso's is one of those rare restaurants which give Houston a really good name. We took our two kids and went for a first impression dinner this evening. Admittedly, all four of us are used to very fine dining in this city, and we love trying new places. We all found Del Frisco's to be totally charming, complete with upscale service and wonderful food. The manager came to our table to greet us, followed by our waitress who was completely well-versed on the menu. We sampled the prime ribeye, lamb chops, and osso buco, which were all pre-prempted by ""Shanghai Calamari"" as an appetizer. All of the items were incredibly delicious, and rich with flavor. Make sure to try a wine from the very expansive wine list. Del Frisco's has one of the city's best wine lists I have sampled in the past several years. The restaurant is uniquely classy, ordained with a beautiful wrought-iron staircase, rich, deep wood tones, two bars, and jazzy music playing at just the right volume softly in the background. This is definately a place to sample some of the best steaks in the city, while enjoying the ""see and be seen"" atmoshpere of this very sophisticated establishment. The manager looked like a walking model from ""The Stepford Wives"", and our waitress was adorably sweet and cute. The waiters, drink attendants, and waitresses are all impreccably dressed and very attentive. Service was excellent in all respects, and could not have been better. Don't forget to try the six layer chocolate cake for dessert, if you can manage to save some room. We also sampled the lemon frommage cake, which was decadently sweet and delicious. Del Frisco's gets top marks for presentation, service, atmoshpere, and excellent food. We will certainly be returning soon.
Pros: Romantic, Classy, and Elegant
Cons: Expensive; noticeably too warm in the upstairs dining room.