Award-Winning Del Frisco's Grille Now Open In Houston Located in the upscale River Oaks district, restaurant features a variety of American comfort classics

SOUTHLAKE, Texas, March 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Mark S. Mednansky, CEO of Del Frisco's Restaurant Group, is pleased to announce its award-winning Del Frisco's Grille is now open in Houston, TX.  Ideally located in the West Avenue retail center in the heart of the River Oaks district, Del Frisco's Grille is an exciting new eatery dishing up creative twists on American comfort classics.  Del Frisco's Restaurant Group is based in Southlake, Texas - just outside Dallas - and operates more than 30 restaurants across the country.  The opening marks the first Del Frisco's Grille in the Houston area.

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"As a Texas-based company, we're thrilled to be expanding Del Frisco's Grille in our home state," said Mark S. Mednansky, CEO of Del Frisco's Restaurant Group.  "We are so fortunate to find a home in the heart of Houston and we look forward to welcoming our neighbors to Del Frisco's Grille.  This is a modern American bar and grill and truly the best place in town to gather for a local beer and an oven-baked flatbread or a nice bottle of wine and a great steak."

The menu at Del Frisco's Grille takes the traditional bar and grill to new heights, using bold flavors, regional ingredients and local flair in many of its dishes.  In 2012, Del Frisco's Grille was honored by Nation's Restaurant News as the winner of the 18th annual Hot Concepts Award. 

At the new Houston location, longtime Del Frisco's veteran Jeff Taylor is at the helm as executive chef, offering a menu incorporating market fresh, regional ingredients such as Blackened Texas Gulf Redfish, BBQ Beef Flatbreads, Buffalo Style Grit Cakes, Cast Iron Shrimp Tacos, Hatch Green Chili Double Cheese-Burger and Cast Iron Pork & Beans in a nod to the Houston food scene.  The menu will also offer Del Frisco's Grille favorites that are easy to share with friends: Wood Oven-Baked Flatbreads, Cheesesteak Egg Rolls, and Pimento Cheese Fritters.  The menu is rounded out with a selection of prime steaks, hearty salads, formidable sandwiches and chef-inspired entrees.  Even late-night revelers will get up early for a decadent weekend brunch at the Grille that includes an out-of-this-world Red Velvet Belgian Waffle and Chicken Fried Steak & Eggs with Chorizo Gravy. 

With 500 selections from the Grille's sleek "wine wall," Del Frisco's Grille offers a wide variety of choices that appeal to every palate from the adventurous to the traditional.  Del Frisco's Director of Wine, David O'Day, has carefully selected wines from established and up-and-coming regions in the world, creating an unparalleled and adventurous wine list, surprisingly more extensive than those found in a traditional bar and grill.

The restaurant captures the pulse of the vibrant River Oaks district, the heart of Houston's dining and social scene.  Del Frisco's Grille is located within the West Ave development, a contemporary collection of cafes, fine-dining establishments, boutiques, and luxury apartment homes.  Featuring a sophisticated blend of industrial and warm elements, the atmosphere is stylish, social and relaxed.  Spanning over 7,000 square feet with an impressive 1,400-square-foot outdoor patio, the new Del Frisco's Grille is a perfect spot to enjoy warm weather.

"We can't wait to show Houston what Del Frisco's Grille is all about," added General Manager Scott Sieck. "This is the perfect place to come for girls' night out, a casual date, or to stop by after a game.  We've created a space that is inviting, a menu that is truly delicious and an atmosphere that is warm and welcoming."

Del Frisco's Grille is located at 2800 Kirby Drive at Westheimer Road in Houston, TX.  The restaurant serves lunch Monday - Sunday 11:00 - 4:00 p.m., dinner Monday - Saturday: 4:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m., and on Sunday from 4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.  Beginning March 23, brunch will be served Saturday - Sunday: 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

For more information, please visit Del Frisco's Grille online at www.delfriscosgrille.com or call (832) 623-6168. There are other Del Frisco's Grilles located in New York, Washington DC, Dallas, Atlanta and Phoenix.

About Del Frisco's Grille
Del Frisco's Grille is modern, inviting, stylish and fun.  Taking the classic bar and grill to new heights, Del Frisco's Grille draws inspiration from bold flavors and market-fresh ingredients.  The energetic bar, a destination in itself, creates a buzz throughout the restaurant and sets the stage for an amazing night out.  Del Frisco's Grille is located in Manhattan, Washington DC, Dallas, Phoenix, Atlanta and Houston.  It is the proud winner of the 2012 Hot Concepts Award presented annually by Nation's Restaurant News.  Del Frisco's Grille in Manhattan also won the 2012 Concierge Choice Award for Casual Dining, an award given by the NYC Association of Hotel Concierges to honor those who create exceptional experiences for New York City visitors.

Del Frisco's Grille is the sister restaurant to the renowned Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House and Sullivan's Steakhouse, both owned by Del Frisco's Restaurant Group (NASDAQ: DFRG) of Southlake, TX. 

About Del Frisco's Restaurant Group
Del Frisco's Grille is owned by Del Frisco's Restaurant Group (NASDAQ: DFRG).  Based in Southlake, Texas, near Dallas, Del Frisco's Restaurant Group is a collection of more than 30 restaurants located across the country, including Del Frisco's Grille, Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House, and Sullivan's Steakhouse.  Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House serves up flawless cuisine that's bold and delicious, an extensive award-winning wine list and a level of service that reminds guests that they're the boss.  Sullivan's Steakhouse is a great place for a big night out on the town - with outstanding food, hand-shaken martinis, an award winning wine list, and live entertainment all under one roof.  Del Frisco's Grille is modern, inviting, stylish and fun, taking the classic bar and grill to new heights, and drawing inspiration from bold flavors and market-fresh ingredients.  All of the restaurants create a seamless dining experience for savvy business and leisure travelers who regularly dine or entertain away from home.

Media contact:  Casey Shaughnessy at Glodow Nead Communications, 415-394-6500, or Casey@glodownead.com.

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