James M. on Citysearch
10 years ago
12/19/2011, 06:05 AM
Rare Combination of Great Food and Excellent Service – My wife and I travel to NYC several times per year. About two years ago, we were walking through mid-town. Around 10:00, we wanted a late dinner. We saw Del Frisco's and decided to give it a try. Even at this late hour, the place was packed.
We were greeted by a very friendly young lady who seated us promptly. It is hard not to be impressed by the interior design and architecture of this place. It is truly stunning.
Our waitress was an extremely pleasant young lady from the south. We ordered a couple of drinks, a fried oyster appetizer and our entrees.
I ate the oysters; and they were excellent. The waitress and I talked about how they were prepared - similar to her grandmother's technique. A few minutes later, she brought me another order; saying "as much as you seemed to enjoy those, here's some more on me".
After I ate the second order, I told her I was concerned that I might not be able to enjoy my entree. She actually offered to cancel my entree. I thanked her for the offered, but really wanted to try the seafood special I had ordered. It did not disappoint; nor did my wife's meal.
Needless to say, this was an excellent experience. In a crowded, somewhat loud, steakhouse in the the heart of NYC; I felt like I was having dinner at friend's home. My only regret is that I don't remember my waitress' name so I could publicly acknowledge her incredible service. Fortunately, we did take the time to speak to the manager before we left, and rave about this rare experience.