Del Frisco’s Grille to Open Friday, July 19, 2013 in Santa Monica

Del Frisco's Grille to Open Friday, July 19, 2013 in Santa Monica

Mark S. Mednansky, CEO of Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group, is pleased to announce that Del Frisco’s Grille will open in Santa Monica on Friday, July 19, 2013 on the corner of Ocean Avenue and Colorado Boulevard, adjacent to the iconic Santa Monica Pier.  Del Frisco’s Grille Santa Monica is an exciting new eatery that combines the atmosphere of an American bar & grill with upscale entrees, an extensive wine list & hand-crafted cocktails.  The Santa Monica location is the first for the company in California and the seventh location in the country.

“Santa Monica is a beautiful beachfront city with a sophisticated dining scene, and we’re excited to welcome guests with our genuine hospitality,” Mednansky said.  “Our ocean views, local flavors and communal tables and bar provide the perfect ambiance for friends, locals and visitors to gather and enjoy all that the city has to offer.”

Executive Chef Daniel Tiger will feature local ingredients and bold flavors alongside Del Frisco’s classic dishes. 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 the Blistered Shishito Peppers, Grilled Artichoke, West Coast Fish Tacos, and Steamed Brown Bag Fish with Santa Monica Farmers Market vegetables. Late-night revelers can get up early for 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 energetic bar at Del Frisco’s is a destination in itself, creating a buzz throughout the restaurant and setting the stage for an amazing night out. Craft cocktails feature local ingredients and twists on classics and original cocktails for Del Frisco’s. The wine list presents more than 300 wines carefully selected by Del Frisco’s Wine Director David O’Day and Sommelier, Adem Sash for the Santa Monica location available by the glass, carafe and bottle.  Guests can enjoy a constantly evolving list of California wines, such as Caymus, Robert Foley, Checkerboard, Merry Edwardsy, Sandhi and Joseph Phelps, as well as wines from around the world. Local craft beers on draught and by the bottle are also available and reflect local breweries like Stone IPA, Long Coast Downtown Brown and Black Market Hefeweisen.

Del Frisco’s worked with SF Jones Architects to create a unique dining environment that brings the spirit of the ocean to life with 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 with the design of renowned restaurants across the city. Together with Del Frisco’s, they have created an atmosphere that is stylish and relaxed and offers an unparalleled experience for visitors and locals alike.

Del Frisco’s Grille is located at 1551 Ocean Ave. at the corner Ocean Avenue and Colorado Boulevard across from the Santa Monica Pier.  Open Monday – Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. The bar will be open late. For more information, call 310-395-7333.