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Del Frisco’s Grille fires up in Fort Lauderdale

The new Del Frisco’s Grille in Fort Lauderdale builds its steakhouse salad with deviled egg, avocado, cherry tomato, hickory-smoked bacon, blue cheese, Parmesan and lemon-horseradish dressing.
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Del Frisco’s Grille

501 E. Las Olas Blvd., Suite 150, Fort Lauderdale, 754-312-3235, DelFriscosGrille.com

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.”

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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.

Highlights include cheesesteak eggrolls ($13.50), artichoke beignets ($14), ahi tacos ($17.50), steakhouse salad ($23.50), Quinn’s filet burger with bacon onion jam, blue cheese and Gruyère ($17) and pan-seared scallops with goat-cheese polenta ($34). The steak section features prime rib on Fridays and Saturdays ($44).

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).

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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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