Can a Burger Rest on a Name Alone?

Del Frisco's Steakhouse is one of the best steakhouses around.  They opened a Del Frisco's Grille in the area, which is supposed to be the same quality and experience, but in a much more casual environment.  They do hit the mark on that - it is much more casual, as was the service, which is not a good thing!  But, we are here for the burger, not for the atmosphere, right!?

Burger - they call this one of their two-fisted sandwiches - "The Grille Prime Cheeseburger" - Double patties, lettuce, tomato, sloppy sauce (thousand island dressing), frites, pickle.  Of course, I had mine sans pickle and tomato, and added bacon.  All I can say is BFD!  Really - this burger came, after it had been sitting on the warming counter for about 5 minutes - and I dug in.  Really tall to look at with the impressive looking bun, but the taste was nothing spectacular.  Let's start with THAT bun - nothing more than a tall bun that tasted like it came from a package, or was baked in a grocery store bakery.  I am convinced that the "sloppy sauce" (nothing more than thousand island dressing) was placed on the burger to hide the fact that the meat was thin and flavorless.  (I am always certain that when any restaurant puts their special sauce on a burger, it is to cover up the fact that their meat is not good.)  All in all, the not so great flavors did not make this a good burger at all.  The bacon, when eaten alone, was fine, and the last two bites of my burger (when I took the remaining meat off the bun and ate it alone) showcased the charred crusty outside of the patty - I liked that, but the flavor was still lacking.  Maybe it's the fact that the meat patties are so thin - but when I eat at Bellaire Broiler Burger, the flavor of those thin patties are quite flavorful!

Nothing more to say.  This burger was nothing spectacular.  The service was nothing special.  And, don't get me started on their valet parking.  Just order something else if you go to Del Frisco's Grille. And no.  Name-recognition does not a burger make!  Steve, Julie, Bob - do you concur?

 

Two-Fistedness at DFG

Two-Fistedness at DFG