SOUTHLAKE, Texas, July 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Mark S. Mednansky, CEO of Del Frisco's Restaurant Group, is pleased to announce that Del Frisco's Grille is now open in Santa Monica on the corner of Ocean Avenue and Colorado Avenue, adjacent to the iconic Santa Monica Pier. The new location is the first Del Frisco's Grille in California and the seventh location in the country. The opening comes in the midst of rapid expansion for the brand, as four additional Grilles are set to open later this year, marking six restaurant openings overall for Del Frisco's Restaurant Group in 2013.
Del Frisco's Restaurant Group -- the leading steakhouse company in the country -- owns and operates more than 30 restaurants across the U.S, including Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House, Sullivan's Steakhouse and Del Frisco's Grille. Del Frisco's Grille is an exciting eatery dishing up creative twists on American comfort classics. In 2012, Del Frisco's Grille was honored by Nation's Restaurant News as the winner of the 18th annual Hot Concepts Award and Del Frisco's Grille in Rockefeller Center was distinguished by the New York City Association of Hotel Concierges as the winner of the 2012 Concierge Choice Award for "Casual Dining," an honor given to those who create exceptional experiences for New York City visitors. In addition to New York and Santa Monica, Del Frisco's Grilles are also located in Washington DC, Dallas, Atlanta, Phoenix and Houston.
The new Santa Monica location offers upscale entrees, an extensive wine list and hand-crafted cocktails, all set in a 6,400 square foot space featuring a patio with a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean. Executive Chef Daniel Tiger's menu features local ingredients, bold flavors, and Del Frisco's much-loved favorites. Some shareable offerings include Wood Oven-Baked Flatbreads, Cheesesteak Egg Rolls and Ahi Tacos. The menu is rounded out with a selection of prime steaks, hearty salads, formidable sandwiches and chef-inspired entrees, as well as locally inspired dishes like Blistered Shishito Peppers, Grilled Artichoke, West Coast Fish Tacos, and Steamed Brown Bag Fish with Santa Monica Farmers Market vegetables. Late-night revelers can enjoy a decadent brunch at the Grille that includes an out-of-this-world Red Velvet Belgian Waffle as well as Chicken Fried Steak & Eggs with Chorizo Gravy.
The high-energy bar is a destination in itself, creating a buzz throughout the restaurant and setting the stage for a memorable night out. Craft cocktails feature local ingredients along with innovative twists on classics, while the wine list presents more than 300 wines carefully selected by Del Frisco's wine director, David O'Day, and sommelier, Adem Sash, available by the glass, carafe and bottle. Guests can enjoy an evolving list of California wines such as Caymus, Robert Foley, Checkerboard, Merry Edwards, Sandhi, Corra and Joseph Phelps, as well as international offerings. Local craft beers on draft and by the bottle are also available, including offerings from local breweries such as Stone IPA, Long Coast Downtown Brown and Black Market Hefeweisen.
Del Frisco's worked with SF Jones Architects to create a unique dining environment inspired by the spirit of the ocean featuring a sprawling patio overlooking Ocean Avenue combined with communal tables and an exhibition kitchen where guests can view the energy and excitement of the culinary staff. Jones and his team have been major players in restaurant innovation in Southern California and have designed renowned restaurants across the city. Working with the Del Frisco's team, they have created an atmosphere that is stylish and relaxed and offers an unparalleled experience for visitors and locals alike.
"Santa Monica is a beautiful beachfront city with a sophisticated dining scene, and we're excited to welcome guests to enjoy our genuine hospitality," said Mark S. Mednansky, CEO of Del Frisco's Restaurant Group. "Our ocean views, local flavors and expansive outdoor patio provide the perfect ambiance for friends, locals and visitors to gather."
Four Additional Grilles Set to Open in 2013
Following Santa Monica's opening, Del Frisco's Restaurant Group isn't missing a beat, as the company is set to open four additional Grilles by the end of the year. New Del Frisco Grilles will be located in Fort Worth, Southlake, Boston, and Palm Beach.
"I'm looking forward to our continued expansion this year," added Mednansky. "We have strategically chosen the most dynamic locations in cities with exciting growth and vibrant dining scenes and we're confident that the new Del Frisco's Grilles will become local favorites."
The Fort Worth and Southlake locations mark a hometown expansion for the Texas-based company. The Southlake location of Del Frisco's Grille will join Southlake Town Square, a vibrant and charming open air shopping, dining and retail development in the affluent Dallas-Fort Worth suburb of Southlake. Open since 1999, the 130-acre area boasts over 120 specialty retail shops and restaurants, a movie theatre, hotel, offices, government buildings, and residential brownstones. The 8,000 square foot Del Frisco's Grille will be located in the heart of the action on the Northeast corner of North Carroll Avenue and East Southlake Boulevard. The free-standing two-story building will feature a large patio on the first floor with a fireplace, and an expansive bank of windows adjacent to the bar and dining area. The second story will also feature a patio offering dining and lounge seating. The restaurant is slated to open in winter 2013.
Already hitting the mark with a Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House location on Main Street, the Fort Worth Del Frisco's Grille will be located in the new Sundance Square Plaza, a 35-block retail and entertainment district in the heart of downtown Fort Worth. Slated to open in fall 2013, the two-story restaurant will occupy more than 9,000 square feet in the Commerce Building, including a large patio. Del Frisco's Grille will be located at 420 Commerce Street in Fort Worth, TX.
In Boston, Del Frisco's Grille will be in The Street Chestnut Hill shopping center, conveniently located along Route 9 and between Hammond Street and Hammond Pond Parkway in the Boston suburb of Chestnut Hill, MA. It will be part of a new 64,000-square-foot, three-story "jewel-box" building located at the center of the project. The restaurant's address will be 55 Boylston Street in Chestnut Hill, MA and is set to open fall 2013.
Also set to open this fall, Del Frisco's Grille Palm Beach will be located in Royal Poinciana Plaza, home to a host of shopping, restaurants and commercial properties. Designed by local architecture firm Glidden Spina & Partners, who has completed many successful hospitality projects in the area, the restaurant will be over 7,000 square feet, and will feature a large bar, two separate private dining areas and an open kitchen, so diners can view all the action on the line. The restaurant's address will be 340 Royal Poinciana Way, Suite 300 in Palm Beach, FL.
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 Santa Monica is the 7th location to open, with other restaurants located in Manhattan, Washington, D.C., Dallas, Phoenix, Atlanta and Houston. Located at 1551 Ocean Avenue, adjacent to the iconic Santa Monica Pier, Del Frisco's Grille is open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. The bar is open late. For more information, please visit www.delfriscosgrille.com.
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. For more information, visit http://dfrg.com.
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