By Melissa Groth
If you’re looking for a new place to treat yo’ self, look no further. Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse is a recent addition at CityCenter, and its prime cut steak, award-winning crab cakes, extensive wine list (we’re talking thousands of bottles housed in the basement wine cellar), and upscale yet unstuffy ambience is the perfect place to splurge.
Once you’re there, you can take in the view of the large courtyard from the second-floor bar area while enjoying a “VIP,” the signature cocktail made by infusing clementine vodka with Hawaiian pineapple for two weeks, then squeezing the fruit for a tropical getaway in a martini glass. Not looking forward to winter? At least this cocktail is there for you.
If you are looking for a cocktail to make you feel a little cozier, try the smoked maple Manhattan. This pecan-infused bourbon Manhattan is served with a praline bacon garnish, and it’ll get you warm and toasty real quick.
Start off your meal with oysters on the half-shell that’ll transport you to the beach, seared rare wagyu beef carpaccio with capers and a lemony arugula and artichoke salad, or chilled octopus with a taste as beautiful as its presentation. For your entree you’ve got a selection of cuts of steak to choose from. If you’re new to the steak game, never fear; the servers, aside from being friendly and convivial, are thoroughly trained to answer any question you throw their way. Here’s a tip, opt for bone-in.
There is also a lovely seafood menu, including award winning crab cakes that have hardly any filler and are served with a Cajun lobster sauce. If you don’t get them as an entree at least get the crab cake appetizer; you need these in your life. The seared Chilean sea bass is another solid option if you’re feeling fishy. Make sure to ask wine specialist Chris Clark to pair up your meal with the perfect bottle.
Also available is an array of yummy, comfort-foody side dishes. The lobster macaroni and cheese is a winner, and if you’re having steak you must order the sauteed wild mushrooms.
Finish up with butter cake, banana-bread pudding, or a big slice of lemon cake, and considered yo’ self treated.