Del Frisco’s Grille Opens July 14

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This used to be Les Halles
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Who said DC was moving away from steakhouses these days? Del Frisco’s Grille, an American bar and steakhouse, announced yesterday that it will be opening its downtown location on Saturday, July 14. Del Frisco’s will occupy the old Les Halles space on 1201 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.

The Penn Quarter restaurant will feature 100 seats on their outdoor patio and a “wall of wine” with more than 5,000 bottles from more than 400 types of wine to choose from.

Leading the kitchen is a familiar face: executive chef Rob Klink, who was previously at the nearby Oceanaire. “The Grille definitely comes from steakhouse roots, but our menu is about variety, with a twist around every corner. From our prime burgers to our fresh seafood dishes, the focus is on quality and flavor,” said Klink in a press release. “I’m especially excited to introduce DC to its new favorite crab cake. After 20 years in the area, I have to say, there’s a new sheriff in town.”

Del Frisco’s Grille menu will feature flatbreads, hearty salads, fresh seafood, sandwiches, prime steaks and “shareable sides,” according to a press release. At the bar, you’ll fine your usual beer, wine and cocktails along with signature shots on tap, such as the Honey Badger, a mix of Tuaca and pineapple.

Del Frisco’s Grille will be open for lunch Monday through Friday from 11:30 AM to 3:00 PM and for dinner from Monday through Thursday from 5 to 11 PM, Friday and Saturday from 5 PM to midnight and on Sunday from 4 to 9:30 PM. The bar will stay open a little longer–until 11 PM on Sundays, midnight Monday through Friday, and 1 AM on Saturdays.

Marissa was born and bred in New Jersey, but moved to DC for undergrad at GWU (Go Colonials, go!), fell in love with the District and learned that there was life and civilization beyond New York City. She loves eating at white-tablecloth-three-forks-at-your-place-setting restaurants, but she’ll also be the first to suggest we scarf down some chili dogs at 2 am. Simply put, she loves all things food. You can also read about why she loves DC. Follow her on Twitter and email her at mbialecki (at)

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