Del Frisco's Grille - Irvine
Del Frisco's Grille - Irvine

Del Frisco's Grille - Irvine

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.delfriscosgrille.com/
  • Phone: 9493410376
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday- Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Juan Carlos Murillo
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Del Frisco’s Grille is an exciting new eatery in the Irvine Spectrum Center, that dishes up creative twists on American comfort classics.

Modern, inviting, stylish and fun, Del Frisco"s Grille takes the classic bar and grill to new heights, drawing inspiration from bold flavors and market-fresh ingredients. The energetic bar, a destination in itself, creates a buzz throughout the restaurant and sets the stage for an amazing night out.

Del Frisco's Grille uses local ingredients alongside new classics that are easy to share with friends: Wood Oven-Baked Flatbreads, Cheesesteak Egg Rolls, and Ahi Tacos. The menu also includes a selection of prime steaks, hearty salads, formidable sandwiches and chef-inspired entrees.
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Del Frisco's Grille - Irvine reviews from OpenTable diners
110 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (55)great for outdoor dining (49)good for groups (40)hot spot (39)vibrant bar scene (36)notable wine list (35)special occasion (35)great for lunch (32)neighborhood gem (18)romantic (17)great for brunch (15)late-night find (8)kid-friendly (7)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Loved it!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Excellent early dinner - celebrating a friends retirement. Yummy apps and desserts- excellent main dishes as we'll. I had the steamed fish in a bag and it was delicious. We'll definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Del Frisco
    Vanguard99
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We had a reservation for 7 pm. We were not seated until 7:20. The waitress was friendly but her service was sub par. Water was never served to us until we ask for it. Even then, it took another 10 minutes before the water arrive. Our entree took approximately 40 minutes before it arrive. The steak that I order was over cook and was return. This restaurants has huge potential to be successful but the current service an food quality leaves a lot to desire. Will not return.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ribeye w/ lump crab was exceptional
    Rubennrosie
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    This was our second visit to Del Frisco's and it did not disappoint. From the staff to the fantastic food. The Nutella bread pudding was devoured.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Excellent
    FriscoloverVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Food and service are awesome! Going back again very soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent at what they do!
    Bobbi
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Had both lunch and dinner here and LOVED the food! They concentrate on quality and not a huge menu to get confused by. Staff very friendly and helpful with win pairings. We sat outside by fireplace and it was great! Loved the cool music they play too. Super great place to go for a hang out with friends or romantic dinner. Will be a staple here for sure!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great way to start a date
    2ndniteout
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Steaks were excellent, as advertized. Rooms are modern, clean and lively. All ages will enjoy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dissappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Poor Service, didn't bring bread, slow, not much attention to detail....for the price, thumbs down!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very nice dinner
    Jasbear
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Very smooth for a store thats only open a couple of months. Food was excellent
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious FOOD
    Dinner
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The food and service were excellent. Del Frisco's (not Grille) is my favorite restaurant in NYC. We could not wait until this one opened and we were not disappointed. The only thing that surprised us was the Rib Eye Steak that show 16 oz for $42.00 was small and thin for a Rib Eye but the flavor was excellent. I think they should charge less for this steak since it is not thick nor large like most Steak restaurants. It may have been just a bad night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very, very enjoyable
    karen
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Went to celebrate a birthday. They greeted us so nicely, had a birthday card from the restaurant waiting for us. It was signed by employees. Servers suggestions for items was very descriptive and knowledgeable. Items we ordered were as described and wonderful. A fun and totally enjoyable experience. We definitely will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Order the New York
    YummyVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Clare is the best, her knowledge of the wine and the menu is phenomenal!! My dad had the short ribs and loved it! I had a New York Strip and it was cooked to perfection!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was unappealing.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    And the service was not great. This is the ONLY restaurant I've been in that would not allow you to substitute a vegetable in place of a starch. Even my kids said that my food is way better than the food here.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome place
    Nickp
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Totally worth every dollar. I will be back. Our waiter was awesome and food was a 10
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Del Frisco Grille - new hot spot
    Murrie
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We were thrill to hear about Del Frisco Grille opening. When we enter the restaurant, the bar area looked amazing and drinks were very tasty. However, when we walked to the dining room we were a little disappointed with the design. It really looked like an upscale Denny's. We were hoping the place to look more like Houston's. The music was terrible- country music? They should just play more classical music. We decide to move to the patio dining area. Cheesesteak appetizer and rib-eye were excellent. 2 of the 3 side dishes we ordered were too salty. The best one was the truffle mac & cheese. For dessert, chocolate molten was just okay tasted more like a cake I can bake at home. But, service was superior.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding value
    jeliotb
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Del Frisco's Grille is exactly what Irvine needed -- better steaks than Claim Jumper, less formal than Capital Grille. The ribeye and filet were both excellent, and the hamburger is very good. The steak sandwich is a rare disappointment. The truffled macaroni and cheese is an extraordinarily good side dish. Service is quite attentive, and refills were timely. The place is very loud, even when not full. I didn't see children there, but I would feel comfortable bringing mine.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Mix
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Great find and dinner at Irvine Spectrum. Menu has a very nice variety, service was great and food was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • No Som
    Barb
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I've been to Del's in NYC, Las Vegas and Santa Monica where we have always had outstanding service. Not that the waiter wasn't attentive, he was just not very experienced and certainly not knowledgeable about the wine list. so we basically just ordered a cheap bottle of what we were familiar with. Another issue, my friend ordered her Salmon medium and was brought dry salmon, it would have been too much trouble to send it back and everyone else would have been finished with our meals, so she didn't send it back. However she did tell the waiter and he did not try to escalate the matter to his supervisor, I don't know if that is your policy or not, but I have seen it done. Other than that, the 3 other meals and 2 appetizers were wonderful.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very Delicious
    Bday
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The shaved Brussel sprouts were the best I've ever had and the bacon did not overpower. The truffle Mac rivals some of the local best. Ease of getting a sort notice res was awesome. Loved the Albariño and Zinfandel. The Malbec was nice too and a good value.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MonLoVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Restaurant brand new would wait awhile before you go here. Service wasn't very good. Waitress didn't know answers to my questions kept having to go check with someone. Took a long time to get our food after ordered. Probably the smallest portions I've ever seen. Food was just ok. Wouldn't recommend at this time.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Poor seating assignment
    CulinaryCrazeVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    This was the second time we visited this restaurant. It was not that busy when we arrived. They seated us at the table in the section next to the bar and the bathroom traffic along with the service counter were annoying. Service was great so I gave it a 4, but the ambiance was terrible for us. The food was just ok (not like the previous time). It will be a while before we go back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Excellent experience. I celebrated my birthday and five of the staff (waiters, a manager and the chef) stopped at our table to wish me happy birthday. Great drinks and food!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and good service
    LG80505
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    The drinks and food menu options were awesome. We had a great server that explained the menu to us and was attentive from start to end. Our food was fresh and tasty. I will be coming back here for both the food and the service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding all around
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Thrilled to have this new addition to the Spectrum. Fabulous food and the best service I've experienced in a long time. Can't wait till they offer Happy Hour on the patio. Wonderful ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing
    SilkyVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Tasty cocktails, but otherwise weak. With so many other options in OC don't waste an evening out at Del Frisco's. Menu is uninspired. Service is untrained (ie, "amateur hour"). This place can't hold a candle to Mastro's or Fleming's. Too bad.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • SoCalFans
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Aside from the ever present & rushing us through our meal server, it was great. The restaurant wasn't busy for lunch, there were plenty of open tables. For some very odd reason our server was rushing us through our meal, she even went so far as to grab my plate before I was finished with my salad ... my fork was literally in hand when my plate was swooped out from under my hand -- very strange!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent, but pricey
    DarlingCatVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    You will enjoy your experience and the food, but probably not the bill. Personally I wouldn't go back because of the price...it fits more for a special occasion, but the ambiance is way to casual to go on special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and ambiance!
    Mabond
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    This is a really nice addition to the Irvine Spectrum. Love the decor and ambiance. Really nice bar area as well as outside dining too. Our party of four had the cheesesteak egg rolls which were so tasty and different! I had the ribeye and thought it was one of the tastiest steaks I've had. My husband had the meatloaf and loved it. Another tried the paper bag fish and they thought it was amazing although portion could have been larger for a man. Service was great too. Everyone was very friendly. Overall, we can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My Dinner
    CDTowerVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The service and food are excellent. The restaurant itself is very loud and a bit informal for the level of food served. All in...a good experience. I would give it a B or B+.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wait awhile before you go
    greatfr8VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Our experience was disappointing but that happens sometimes when a restaurant first opens so I'll be kind... in a few words we won't be going back. We waited for our water we sat with empty wine glasses waiting for the waiter to open our bottle after we had asked him twice. The steak my husband and I had was very good but the couple we were with sent theirs back then waited 15 minutes only for the waiter to bring back the same steak without cooking it more. They sent it back again then the manager came over and said he was willing to send home a steak with them. We were confused as we thought their steak was coming back. Everyone came over and apologized and tried to make it right, waived the corkage and free desert.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Need to practice the wine service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Our waitress was not familiar with how to open a bottle of wine so she enlisted the assistance of another waiter. The waiter opened the bottle just fine but seemed to have difficulty pouring it without dripping it on the table and using a cloth napkin to otherwise catch drips on the bottle. Training and practice needed here.......
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyed our dinner
    Don1
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We met friends and had a nice dinner. We had a booth and found it a bit noisy for conversation, but the service was outstanding and the food was very good. I had the white fish with vegetables cooked in a bag. It was very good. My husband said that the veggie burger was outstanding and he would order it again. They have a spectacular U shaped bar which is very big. We intend to go back and sit in the bar area. They also have a large long table on one side of the bar area which would be perfect for a large group. Huge wine list too!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Great new addition to the spectrum. Thursday night rib special were delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice addition to the neighborhood
    peegooVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Quality consistent with the rest of the chain. The staff was very friendly and courteous. Will be a regular lunch place for me.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Very attentive service without being bothersome, they could tell when you were deep in a story and would come back in a couple minutes but not disappear for 10 minutes. They let us take our time without feeling rushed...we stayed 4 hours!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Trying New Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    My experience at Del Frisco Grill was outstanding and the food was excellent. It was nice that the GM Katie came by to introduce herself and the staff was on point with Cameron and Taylor. However, the food was the main draw and we all enjoyed with a special mentioned to the cheesesteak eggrolls which were out of this world. Chris
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great new addition to Orange County
    Eileenie
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Went to new restaurant and was pleasantly surprise how good it was for just opening up. We had 5 different meals, all were fantastic and the brussel sprouts the best we've ever had. If you want to enjoy a great meal, try Del Frisco's. It's a great "Habit".
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum
    OCDiner
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Wonderful friendly service. Eat a steak! The NY Strip is the best in OC.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy Brunch
    Hopchew
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We stumbled upon this fantastic restaurant and were very pleased! The "make your own" Bloody Mary is a MUST.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little work
    Lgm17
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    New. Needed to send my steak back because it was over cooked. My new steak came back great but they need to put the salt shaker away. Many of the extras were extremely salty. But, the lemon dessert cake was delish. Also, our waiter was great. So, maybe give it another try?
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  • Hmmm....
    FrequentDiner
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food was good, 16 oz ribeye was cooked to perfection, but the small filet mignon was overcooked. The service was OK, but they're still in training. I was offered sparkling or still water, unfortunately, the free water wasn't offered so I got to pay $6 for a bottle of water. Although, I didn't think the food prices were out of character for the area, the $25 corkage fee for my wine was a bit tough to swallow. Unfortunately for me, it was just too loud inside the restaurant. The music was out of place and loud. I think they're going for a bar crowd, in which case, they shouldn't have built such a nice restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic