Del Frisco’s Grille Set to Open June 9th at the Esplanade

Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group has announced the opening of its third Del Frisco’s Grille coming June 9th to the Esplanade (2425 E. Camelback Rd.). Del Frisco’s 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. The new-kid-on-the-block Grille concept combines a comfortable and social atmosphere with exciting cuisine, an expansive wine list and hand-crafted cocktails. Del Frisco’s currently operates successful Grille concepts in New York and Dallas.

Welcoming guests with genuine hospitality, Del Frisco’s Grille takes the classic bar and grill to new heights, proving that it’s not necessary to spend a fortune to have a great meal. The menu is diverse and accessible with a wide variety of plates to savor or share with friends. The restaurant infuses bold flavors and market-fresh ingredients into its menu, which consists of a tempting mix of prime steaks, fresh seafood and twists on American comfort cuisine. Del Frisco’s Grille will be the daily see-and-be-seen hot spot for lunch and dinner crowds.  Guests can expect an unparalleled level of hospitality and a menu of impeccable, chef-driven, affordable cuisine.

The restaurant is designed to capture the pulse of the area, inviting guests in with a blend of industrial and warm elements to create an atmosphere that is simultaneously stylish, social and relaxed.  The centerpiece bar and exhibition kitchen will evoke a sense of community.  As guests navigate through the energetic dining room, they are sure to be captivated by the expansive wine vault enclosed behind a wall of glass.  Upstairs, the Summit Bar will offer al fresco dining and breathtaking views of the Camelback Corridor, Squaw Peak and dramatic Arizona sunsets.  A fashionable entrance and exit is easy with the Grille’s complimentary valet service.

“We have an exciting opportunity to be a part of the rebirth of the corner of 24th Street and Camelback,” said Mark S. Mednansky, CEO of Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group. “With Del Frisco’s Grille, we wanted to create a place that you want to bring friends and where you can meet new ones.  It had to have an ease and familiar feel the moment you walk through the door – and of course great food, fantastic drinks, and our signature hospitality.”  Opening a restaurant in the area is a return home of sorts for Mednansky, who spent many years in the Phoenix restaurant scene, notably serving as Director of Operations for Big Four Restaurants.

The menu will offer craveable selections of appetizers to share and fight over, innovative flatbreads, hearty salads, fresh selections from the sea, two-fisted sandwiches and “knife and fork” entrees, as well as Del Frisco’s award-winning Jumbo Lump Crab Cake, renowned signature hand-cut prime steaks and sharable sides.  Executive Chef Kevin Wemlinger’s menu reflects the restaurant’s design; equally bold and alluring.  Guests can expect flavors that excite the senses, but soothe the soul with exciting variations of comfort classics, like Pimento Cheese Fritters, Prime Beef Short Rib Stroganoff, Veal Meatloaf and Chipotle Three-Cheese Mac.

Del Frisco’s Director of Wine, David O’Day, has crafted a mammoth wine list that will stand out against any restaurant in the area. With more than 400 approachable selections, the list features a mix of old and new world wineries from the top regions of the world and many lesser-known vineyards. Del Frisco’s Grille’s sommeliers are an added perk to diners, guiding guests to the perfect wine to sip with friends or complement their meal.

“The great thing about wine is how it brings people together.  Our list reflects the communal spirit that is a cornerstone to not merely drinking wine, but really enjoying it,” O’Day explained.  “The aficionado will find enough twists and turns that they can dine with us daily and still stumble on something new; for the novice, there is a whole world to explore.”

For those looking for something other than wine, Del Frisco’s Grille will feature a selection of hand-crafted cocktails, such as the Apt. 5D, skinny cocktails and signature shots on tap, like the Honey Badger. The well- stocked bar will also feature a curated selection of draft and bottled beers including local favorites and sought-after craft beers.

Del Frisco’s Grill will occupy 7,379 square-feet of space, plus and additional 3,000 square-feet of rooftop patio and bar space.  The restaurant opens to the public on June 9th with daily lunch and dinner service from 11am – 11pm.

For reservations please call 602-466-2890 and for more information please visit