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Del Frisco's Grille

772 Spectrum Center Dr. Send to Phone
Solid Irvine Spectrum version of the Dallas-based eatery serves up honest American and steakhouse fare.

Lunch Mon.-Sat., Dinner nightly, Brunch Sun.

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Del Frisco's Grille Restaurant Review

About the restaurant: The Orange County version of the Dallas-based restaurant is tucked along the outer perimeter of the Irvine Spectrum, allowing it to be sufficiently separated from the throng of shoppers that populate the property. The venue maintains a warm, inviting ambience with classic earth tones, comfortable banquettes and a cozy outdoor patio.

About the food: Chef Sarah Daniels nicely executes a compact menu that straddles the line between a traditional steakhouse and an approachable bar and grill concept. Start your meal with a flatbread to share or a plate of cheesesteak egg rolls with sweet and spicy chili sauce. The massive kale and Brussels sprouts salad with almonds, dried cranberry and shaved manchego is an ideal middle course if you’re there with a group. The menu’s hybrid concept is fully realized in the mains, where classic cuts of beef and à la carte sides share menu space with burgers and dishes like pan-seared scallops with goat cheese polenta. For dessert consider the Nutella bread pudding and the coconut cream pie. You can also indulge in an adult milkshake, one of the many options from the libations menu. If you’re doing Sunday shopping, stop by for brunch.


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