Lunch at Del Frisco’s

Really, it was lunch for dinner, which meant there there were cocktails, like my Del Frisco’s favorite, the VIP. On a steamy night last week, a few Boston bloggers and I were treated to some of Del Frisco’s latest lunch menu items. As opposed to some dinner entrees, like big cuts of meat and sides, lunch dishes are lighter and much quicker to prepare. We learned that most of the lunch items can be made in about 10 minutes, making Del Frisco’s a great option for a work week lunch or business meeting.

But first, cocktails on the deck, overlooking the harbor. . .

VIP Cocktail at Del Frisco's

How can you say no to lunch with views like this?!

Liberty Wharf Boston

Once we were seated for lunch for dinner, we got a chance to check out the menu for the evening. Four smaller portions of some of Del Frisco’s favorite lunch items made for a VERY filling dinner.

Del Frisco's lunch

seared ahi tuna salad

Seared Ahi Tuna Salad (shaved Napa cabbage, arugula, mango, chilled noodles, toasted almonds, tomato, avocado, ginger-sesame dressing)

This, in my mind is the perfect dish. It’s the type of meal I could eat starting at brunch, all the way through late-night and never get tired of it. My appetite lately has been strange, much like that of a 19 year old frat boy. Really, I have been wanting carbs, cheese, and salt in every possible form: pizza, fries, chips. That’s about it. This salad did its part in reawakening my love for fresh foods and flavors that pop. Simply delicious.

spaghettini

Spaghettini (garlic shrimp, plum tomato, basil, and lemon zest)

This dish ended up being my favorite, I guess because the abovementioned food cravings. I loved that, although it was a pasta dish, it was still very light and full of flavor from the shrimp. The tomato also gave it a nice acidity. As you can see, I cleaned my plate. (I’m not that messy though, I did share mine with my neighbor.)

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steakhouse salad

Steakhouse Salad (broiled prime strip steak, deviled egg, baby mixed greens, watercress, avocado, cherry tomato, bacon, parmesan, blue cheese and horseradish lemon dressing)

It really doesn’t get much better than this. I even had a few bites of the perfectly cooked steak, which matched up great with crisp greens, tangy blue cheese, and avocado. But the deviled egg?! Who thought of this genius? I have never had a salad with a deviled egg before, but I think it needs to become a standard salad topping.

deviled egg

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Orrechiette (grilled chicken breast, baby spinach, and roasted garlic parmesan cream)

By the time this creamy, decadent plate of little pasta arrived, I was just about full. I managed a few bites noticing in particular, the grilled flavor of the chicken, which I loved, and the garlicky cream sauce. This dish, for me, would be perfect in a few months, when the temperatures start dropping and there’s a need for something cozy.

It was fun to have the opportunity to try so many delicious lunch dishes all in one meal. Del Frisco’s is open for lunch Monday-Friday 11:30-4:00, and their lunch menu is impressive and quick, if you need it to be. I could see lunch at Del Frisco’s being the perfect mid-day treat on a day off in Boston too.

What’s your lunch style? Do you go out to eat, bring food to eat at your desk?

 

As this was a media event, Del Frisco’s kindly provided our meals at no charge, but as always, my opinions are my own.

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  1. Michelle’s avatar

    I typically bring leftovers from the previous evening’s dinner for lunch but lately I have also been craving salty food.

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  2. Erica @ In and Around Town’s avatar

    I am an eat at your desk type of girl, but maybe if I worked close to Del Frisco’s I would duck in for one of their 10 min salads!

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  3. Daisy’s avatar

    my lunch style, if I’m not too busy, is leftovers at home! It’s the best. I love the close up shot of the deviled egg, that is such a great idea to put that on the side of a salad!

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  4. Melissa’s avatar

    I bring my lunch because I am poor, but if I had extra money to spend, I would want something like that steak salad with the deviled egg. YUM!

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  5. Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic’s avatar

    I would be all over that spaghettini too! I bring lunch on most days, but I also love going out to eat with my co-workers!

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  6. Lindsey @ BeantownEats’s avatar

    I try to bring my lunch to work, but sometimes Jon and I will meet somewhere. I love when places have a quick lunch menu, it really helps get back to work within the hour.

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  7. Michelle Collins’s avatar

    Looks like a great meal with a fabulous view! I almost always bring a lunch, and usually eat it outside with co-workers…or, like today, at my desk. ;)

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  8. Colleen @ Culinary Colleen’s avatar

    That tuna salad sounds like my ideal lunch! Although I would have a hard time deciding between that and the steak salad with the deviled egg…how genius of them.

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  9. Elizabeth’s avatar

    Always bring my lunch. So great to have one last dinner with you! I love the setting and the bubbly was nice :)

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  10. Megan’s avatar

    This lunch-for-dinner was a lot of fun. I enjoyed trying so many menu items. I typically snack throughout the day at work and go out to lunch once a week or so.

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  11. Shani’s avatar

    I think your post about Del Frisco’s must have stuck in my head. Needing a place in the general area last night, I snagged a last-minute reservation at Del Frisco’s. And it was fantastic. this was a great recommendation.

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