Out to Lunch: Del Frisco's Grille in Buckhead

By Zagat Staff  |  May 7, 2014
Credit: Brooke Lane

It's Wednesday - what more excuse do you need to skip out of the office for lunch? Each week, we highlight a midday meal worthy of your time.

The Dallas-based chophouse chain bring Buckhead a slightly more casual option with Del Frisco's Grille, focusing on American comfort fare. Located in the former Craft space, the restaurant boasts a stylish double-decker patio with enjoyable overlooks of busy Peachtree Road.

Perfect For: It's a stone's throw from the Buckhead MARTA station and walking distance to both Lenox Square Mall and Phipps Plaza and their surrounding hotels. If you're in the area, Del Frisco's is a solid choice for a business meet-and-eat. Plus, they serve lunch up until 4 PM.

Dish You'll Gush Over: It's National Burger Month, and chef A.J. Buchanio's created a dish to celebrate. Available only through the end of May, the Coca-Cola-glazed short rib burger ($18) is inspired by one of ATL's most famous exports. A  traditional burger patty gets dressed with shaved red onion, lettuce, cheese and a fried green tomato slice, and is then topped with pieces of braised short rib glazed in a sweet, caramelized Coca-Cola sauce. The whole package comes with one side item - can't go wrong with fries, right?

What to Drink: Stick with the local theme, and order a Georgia Peach ($11.50), made with Jack Daniels bourbon, fresh peaches, local honey, peach bitters and citrus juice.

3376 Peachtree Rd. NE, 404-537-2628