Because this place exists: Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House, a new 400-person palace of steak/lobster/wine/whiskey, now taking reservations for a Friday opening at CityCenter. (See the slideshow here.)
Yeah, it’s from the folks behind the casual grill on Pennsylvania Ave. But this place is decidedly fancier, with gilded chandeliers, caviar service, 15,000 wine bottles in stock—and enough different perches for you to take just about anyone. Like these people:
A special-occasion date. One who doesn’t mind looking out onto the city with you while you share the steak and lobster for two.
Your sports buddies. The communal tables at the two bars have great views of the TVs, so post up there, order a shellfish plateau, then summon something from the six whiskey cabinets.
Yourself. Sometimes the office is so stifling. Fortunately, the downstairs bar here has individual reading lamps. And big dishes of au gratin potatoes.
Joe Biden. From the parking garage, a VIP entrance leads directly to the fundraiser-ready private spaces downstairs—two windowless rooms set amid a maze of wine caves.
Which is really the best kind of maze.