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Del Friscos Double Eagle Steakhouse (Washington, D.C.)

You know why I’m here!  Let’s not be surprised.  I’m here for a well-seasoned, juicy, medium prepared steak.  Who goes to a steakhouse to NOT order things they’re know for?  Those people are weird, losers, geeks, and/or morons!  There are unspoken rules when dining at places that specialize in a specific dish or dishes.  You wouldn’t go to Zaxby’s to get Sloppy Joe would you?  (If they actually had Sloppy Joe, I would totally get it by the way)  Well, today, for the first time in my eating career, a steak wasn’t ordered at the Steakhouse.  I am weird, a loser, a geek, and a moron.  I’m kind of tired of going to these Steakhouses and the main ingredient isn’t the best item on their menu.  Take Ruth Chris for example.  What’s the best thing on Ruth Chris menu?  It’s (Don’t you dare fucking say steak) the stuffed Chicken.  Also, special consideration for their sweet potato casserole.  A Steakhouse where their main item isn’t their best.  How sway?!

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Today, new rules are applied.  Del Friscos Double Eagle Steakhouse which is an “Upscale” Steak restaurant that’s located in City Center off of 9th St. in Washington, D.C.  The interior of the restaurant is actually very nice.  I would go as far as to say this is the perfect place for one to have their wedding reception.  (If you’re smart, you’ll skip the wedding and go straight to the reception.  I mean, nothing would be worse than spending $150 a person for your wedding’s open bar, just to open up a $15 gift card.  Shame.)

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During my trip to this restaurant I was able to order four dishes.  I felt like a pescatarian because none of the items I ordered consisted of beef.  Crab Cakes, Lobster Mac and Cheese, Spinach, and Mashed Potatoes were the menu choices.  I’ll start the review of the Crab Cakes.  Crab Cakes are one of those things that are hit or miss at places.  Some places use imitation mixed with lump crab meat for their crab cakes.  Some places use “fillers” to compensate for the lack of crab meat that makes up their crab cakes.  Del Friscos, does NOT do either.  This was an authentic Crab Cake with absolutely NO filler.  Amazing.  They provide you with two Crab Cakes which sits on top of a Cajun-Lobster Cream Sauce.  The Crab Cakes are well seasoned and the Cajun-Lobster sauce adds the extra buttery cayenne flavor to the dish.  The sauce reminds me of a spicy remoulade sauce which is a great addition to any type of crab meat other than melted butter.  Please, don’t share your crab cakes with anyone.  They aren’t that big.

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The second dish that was ordered was the Lobster Mac and Cheese.  This is listed as a side-dish but can be the main event with a couple other vegetables if you don’t want anything too big.  The Mac and Cheese is creamy, buttery, and very fragrant.  The restaurant doesn’t shy away from the lobster either.  The cheeses of the dish weren’t listed, but I could taste Gouda and Sharp Cheddar.  There maybe a third cheese, but I’m not sure.  If you’re cognizant of the different cheese’s you eat, then I suggest you ask your waiter what kind they use.  (They may or may NOT know, because the service sucks and the waiters/waitresses are a slight bit incompetent).  The Mac and Cheese was also topped with Bread Crumbs which were finished off in the broiler.

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The last dish that was ordered were two sides.  The Spinach and Mashed Potatoes.  I’m sure 69 bags of Spinach were used as a side order because we all know how Spinach wilts when heat hits it.  The Spinach was pretty good though.  It tastes as though it was sauteed with shallots and a little bit of butter.  Nothing too much to speak about here.  The Mashed Potatoes were freshly made.  You can tell they were fresh because there were still lumps of Potatoes which were seen in the dish.  I would’ve hoped for the Potatoes to be whipped a little more, but sadly they weren’t.  I thought it was pretty sloppy to add butter in the middle of the Potatoes then sent out to the table.  The butter should be whipped inside of the Potatoes and not used as a “garnishment”.  Shame.

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Overall, if you have nothing better else to do, nowhere else to go, or no other Steakhouse around then I’ll give you the okay to check this place out.  The prices are a bit much, and the food may or may not be worth it depending on how the “Cook” feels that day.

OVERALL RATING : STUCK ON THE RUNWAY

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