Del Frisco’s Grille New
250 Vesey St.
(bet. West St. and North End Ave.)
212-786-0760
delfriscosgrille.com
American (Traditional)
More casual than fancy

 

The Del Frisco’s steakhouse chain (13 locations and counting) has spun off a bar-and-grill chain, Del Frisco’s Grille (24 locations and counting), with the newest one at Brookfield Place. The prices are a bit lower at the Grille, and there’s more emphasis on the bar. Imagine a chain restaurant at a mall, but a nice one, and you’re probably seeing something close to Del Frisco’s Grille—a lot of wood, some industrial touches, an exposed ceiling…. The first floor is dominated by a large rectangular bar, with booths along the walls and windows. Upstairs, where there are no TVs, is more pleasant. And the outside seating is plentiful, if underdecorated. Wherever you sit, you could be anywhere—which might be the point. The menu appears to be the same at lunch and dinner: standard American fare, with a couple of outliers (such as cheesesteak egg rolls and beef Stroganoff).

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