Del Frisco’s Grille in New York Wins “Casual Dining” Honor at the Concierge Choice Awards

Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group is pleased to announce that Del Frisco’s Grille in Midtown Manhattan has been named the winner of the 2012 Concierge Choice Award for “Casual Dining,” presented by the New York City Association of Hotel Concierges.  The restaurant’s General Manager Nick D’Ambrosio and Executive Chef Scott Kroener were on hand at The Loeb Boathouse in Central Park to accept the award on October 1.

Del Frisco’s Grille is an exciting new eatery dishing up creative twists on American comfort classics. The menu at Del Frisco’s Grille is a tempting mix that’s easy to share with a crowd – wood oven-baked flatbreads, Cheesesteak Egg Rolls, Ahi Taco’s, prime steaks, and fresh seafood.  It also has an unparalleled and adventurous wine list, surprisingly more extensive than those found in a traditional bar and grill.

The Concierge Choice Awards (CCA) recognizes companies, organizations, and individuals who create exceptional experiences for New York City visitors.  Established in 2007 and selected by the New York City Association of Hotel Concierges (NYCAHC), these prestigious awards are bestowed upon the city’s elite in the tourist, theater, restaurant, retail, service, and transportation industries.

“Receiving this award in a city full of so many great restaurants is an incredible honor and testament to the effort that our team puts forth,” said Mark S. Mednansky, CEO of Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group.  “We created Del Frisco’s Grille to be modern, inviting and fun for our guests, and we are so honored to be recognized as the best in the Casual Dining Category by New York City’s concierge professionals.”

Located center stage in Rockefeller Center, Del Frisco’s Grille opened in August 2011 and is the see-and-be-seen hot spot for savvy Midtown regulars.  The Grille is a new concept for the Texas-based restaurant group, also known for its more established award-winning brands, Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House and Sullivan’s Steakhouse.  Earlier this year, Del Frisco’s Grille was distinguished with the 2012 Hot Concepts Award, presented for the 18th consecutive year by Nation’s Restaurant News, which recognizes emerging companies showing innovation, bold tactics and tremendous potential for growth.  Along with the New York City location, Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group currently owns and operates Del Frisco’s Grilles in Dallas, Washington, D.C., and Phoenix.  A fifth Del Frisco’s Grille will open in Atlanta’s upscale Buckhead neighborhood on October 13.

Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group — the leading steakhouse company in the country — owns and operates more than 30 restaurants across the United States.  The Del Frisco’s team created Del Frisco’s Grille as a nimble third brand for the company, presenting a varied menu of easy-to-share dishes while continuing Del Frisco’s tradition of genuine hospitality and a lively, fun atmosphere.

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 menu is a tempting mix of prime steaks, fresh seafood and twists on American comfort cuisine. The energetic bar is a destination in itself and creates a buzz throughout the restaurant.  Del Frisco’s Grille is proudly set in the tradition of Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House, providing guests with fresh, approachable fare and genuine hospitality.  Del Frisco’s Grille is located center stage in Rockefeller Center in New York City, in Dallas’ trendy Uptown district, in The Esplanade – the main of shopping and nightlife area in Phoenix, and in the heart of Washington DC.  The fifth Del Frisco’s Grille will open in Atlanta’s upscale Buckhead neighborhood on October 13.

Based in Dallas, Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group is a collection of more than 30 restaurants located across the country, including Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House, Del Frisco’s Grille 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 perfect for a big night out – with outstanding food, hand-shaken martinis, a hand-selected award winning wine list, and live entertainment all under one roof.

The New York City Association of Hotel Concierges (NYCAHC) is an incorporated, not-for-profit group that fosters growth and development in the concierge profession and the hospitality industry at large.  The association, comprised of over 200 members, represents approximately 70 hotels or nearly 28,000 rooms in the New York metropolitan area.  Besides hotels, corporate members of NYCAHC include top shopping destinations, sightseeing and tour companies, and the ubiquitous B.R. Guest Restaurants, which represents 20 of the most popular eateries in the five boroughs.