By: Laurie Wallin
Capital Cooking Contributor
For many Washingtonians, lunch is a treat. During a time where many of us eat on the fly, hunched over our desks, or during a meeting – a chance to get out of the office for lunch is a welcome respite. Del Frisco’s Grille wants to be your ‘go-to’ place for lunch and has recently re-vamped their lunch menu, taking into account guests’ feedback and significantly expanding the menu. The menu is specifically designed to cater to either business or casual lunches, so if you feel like expanding your lunch hour, there’s something for everyone.
For example, Del Frisco’s Grille brought back the heirloom tomato and burrata salad, a popular item featuring balsamic vinegar, basil oil, and micro greens, and I can see why. This fresh salad has me reminiscing about summer as fall arrives. The burrata was fresh, creamy, and light.
In addition to bringing back popular items, Del Frisco’s Grille has added several new items. One such item is the Asian street tacos, under the “Food to Fight Over” section. These tacos featured BBQ pork, pickled onion and carrot, cucumber, cilantro, and chilies, and was served with a hoisin sauce that had a slight kick. The pickled vegetables added a nice kick and the pork was juicy.
For those looking for something a little more meaty, Del Frisco’s Grille is now featuring a grassfed hanger sliced steak served with DFG steak sauce and frites. The steak was juicy and tender, and the steak sauce was on the thicker side – I called it “meaty” – and there was a great crunch on the sweet potato fries and chips.
If combos are more your thing, Del Frisco’s Grille has a brand new “Grab a Pair” section. Designed to give guests more to choose from, you can choose any personal size flatbread, half of a banh mi, half of a chicken avocado wrap, or 2 fish tacos, served with a mixed greens salad, Caesar salad, or cup of soup. I had the opportunity to sample a banh mi, chicken avocado wrap, and fish tacos, and personally I’d go for the tacos but you can’t really go wrong with any of them. They had a nice kick and were served with two dipping sauces. The banh mi features the same meat as the Asian street tacos but with soft, strong bread, and the chicken avocado wrap featured a delicious chipotle aioli.
This menu has recently gone live, so try to peel yourself away from your desk and go try Del Frisco’s Grille for lunch!