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11/12/2012

Del Frisco's opening second downtown Fort Worth restaurant

Southlake-based Del Frisco Restaurant Group will open a second restaurant in downtown Fort Worth next year.

The company said today it will open a two-story, 9,000-square-foot Del Frisco’s Grille with a large patio at 420 Commerce St. It also operates Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House at Eighth and Main streets.

"We have enjoyed great success already in Fort Worth with our Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House on Main Street and we are grateful to our loyal guests whom we look forward to seeing so often," Mark Mednansky, CEO of Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group. "We hope our friends in Fort Worth embrace Del Frisco’s Grille, too."

The menu at Del Frisco’s Grille takes the traditional bar and grill to new heights, using bold flavors, regional ingredients and local flair in many of its dishes, the company said.

Earlier this year, Del Frisco’s Grille was honored by Nation’s Restaurant News as the winner of the 18th annual Hot Concepts Award. In New York, the Del Frisco’s Grille in Rockefeller Center was distinguished by the New York City Association of Hotel Concierges and named the winner of the 2012 Concierge Choice Award for "Casual Dining," an award given to those who create exceptional experiences for New York City visitors.

The Fort Worth location will be in the Commerce Building, one of three new building going up in Sundance Square, the 35-block retail, office, residential and entertainment district.

Del Frisco’s Grille is the first restaurant to sign a lease in the new plaza in Sundance Square, said CEO Johnny Campbell.

"This is the first of many announcements we will have in the next few months about retail and restaurants in the plaza," Campbell said.

Del Frisco’s Grille is also in Washington DC, Dallas, Atlanta, and Phoenix, with additional sites planned for Santa Monica, Houston and Boston next year, the company said.

_ Sandra Baker

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