Thursday, March 23, 2023

Del Frisco's Grille Opens Late December

Prominently situated at the northeast corner of Carroll Avenue and Southlake Boulevard, it has been impossible to miss the rapid evolution of the new Del Frisco’s Grille that began in June. Scheduled to open later this month, the upscale restaurant will serve lunch, dinner and weekend brunch, and open its al fresco dining next spring.

Referred to as the “front door of Southlake Town Square,” the two-story, contemporary building seats 265 inside and an additional 150 on two outdoor patios. Designed by architect David Schwarz, who also designed much of Southlake Town Square, special consideration was taken to ensure the building captures the look and feel of the mixed-use development.

Described by Del Frisco Restaurant Group (DFRG) management as affordable, every day,  upscale casual dining, the goal is to create a neighborhood feel. Part of that appeal will be the menu, which ranges from wood oven-baked flatbreads, cheesesteak egg rolls and ahi tuna tacos to some of the classics for which Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House is known. Signature prime steaks at Del Frisco’s Grille are wet-aged 28 days and broiled to perfection. Fans of the flagship will be excited to find other Del Frisco’s favorites, like the jumbo lump crabcake and the lemon doberge cake. A full service bar also includes a sleek “wine wall” with more than 300 selections to please every palate.

According to Bill Martens, DFRG vice president of development and construction, the company felt Del Frisco’s Grille is best suited to the area.

“We know this market well and the grille concept is a good fit for the local, sophisticated customer base. It fills a void for upscale dining that is currently not available,” he states, noting it is a more modern, casual environment than DFRG’s fine dining steak houses. “Many people in this area travel to other cities to eat at our restaurants and we’re extremely excited to host them closer to home.”

As home to its corporate headquarters, the Southlake location will serve as a training facility for the operations team and test kitchen for culinary staff. “It will be a source of pride for the entire company,” adds Martens.

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