Del Frisco’s Grille fires up in Fort Lauderdale
Del Frisco’s Grille
This 7-year-old national chain, founded at New York City’s Rockefeller Center, has returned to South Florida after closing its short-lived Palm Beach location in 2016.
“The design pays homage to the Fort Lauderdale waterfront by incorporating a beach palette,” restaurant president Brandon Coleman III says. “The palette features driftwood-gray millwork, blue and white terrazzo floors, blue and lifeguard-orange furniture, as well as stunning ocean-blue Venetian plaster.”
The glamorous atmosphere gleams with a plethora of mirrors, floor-to-ceiling windows, glass wine cellars and an open kitchen, incorporating posh booths and oversize retro chandeliers and fans. The entrance features a gold-leaf chandelier and an aluminum map of the waterfront pinned to a gold-leaf wall.
Desserts are crafted in-house, such as coconut crème pie and six-layer lemon doberge cake (both $11.50). Peanut butter mousse chocolate pie debuted this fall ($10).
“We recently debuted eight new exploratory cocktails spanning both your classic cocktails and more innovative ones,” Coleman says. His favorites are the Mole Manhattan ($13) and an aromatic Spanish gin tonic with a cardamom-and-juniper berry ice cube ($13.50).
Lunch and dinner are served daily, and there’s weekend brunch. Future plans include live music on the landscaped courtyard patio.
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