A great place and location!!
My husband and I live near this restaurant and are so happy it opened. We went the other night and had a great time all around. The staff couldn't be friendlier and more welcoming. The food was delicious and the drinks menu is really cool. The manager, Carrie, came to our table and greeted us with warmth and consummate professionalism. We can't wait to go back!
7/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
The only negative aspect of
The only negative aspect of this restaurant is the NOISE LEVEL!!! Other than that, the food is delicious! For an opening weekend, the service was really quite good.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have been to Del Frisco's in other cities. It's a remarkable experience, so my expectations may have been set high.
For being open only one night, I think the experience was great. Our server was excellent. The wine steward was charming and knowledgeable. The food was good...and the portions were fair. Wine was excellent. Space is cool and I look forward to coming back.
The negative part of the experience was that we sat by a window and felt like animals at the zoo. Tourists were jumping up and peering in the window. There were hoards of tourists on a Sunday night and it was gross. I suggest that managment tint the windows or something to avoid this annoying distraction. It was impactful. I will go back but definitely sit elsewhere.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, good service, good time!
We planned a birthday celebration for a friend three days after the restaurant opened - taking our chances - as there are always things to work out. You would NEVER have known this wasn't a well established restaurant. Our experience was flawless. Absolutely everything was spot on. The food was delicious and delivered in a timely manner. The wait staff was confident, happy, accommodating and fun. Portions good. Prices reasonable. Ambience energetic and upbeat. View on the patio terrific. Afterwards we even got the nicest note in the mail from our waiter - a personal one not a form letter. All in all VERY impressive. This restaurant will definitely be at the top of our list for a good time and so will our waiter!!
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ended up being a group of 6 instead of 4, they quickly accomadated us. This was only their 3 night open and the service, food and ambience were fantastic. We smapled a variety of the menu, everything was cooked to our liking and very tasty.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice new restaurant right
Very nice new restaurant right across the street from the Santa Monica Pier.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service is amazing I have
Service is amazing I have been here 3times in 5 days love the food the service everything is amazing
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and Service
Food was excellent and the service was very attentive. I did not have to ask for anything. I will go back for dinner for sure.
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved it. Had a great anniversary
Loved it. Had a great anniversary dinner. Service and food were great.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
As good if not better!
Great idea... Del Friscos have opened this High end Bar / Grill... Same food we know and love from Del Friscos, top end steaks and my fav, crabcake...
This is a far more relaxed lively environment than the normal dimly lit restaurants, which is kinda nice... Sometimes...
Good work Del Friscos... we are going to come again before we return home... Cant get enough of your steak!
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding and impressive!!!!
I have not been impressed by a new restaurant in many years BUT this place amazed me. From the delicious, beautifully plated food to the professional service and chic atmosphere, this new restaurant is the place to see and be seen. It already has a hip vibe but still attracts an older crowd ( such as myself)!!! The menu is varied and wonderful -something for everyone from an excellent steak to a juicy cheeseburger or flatbread pizza. The managers were as attentive as the waiters!! We cannot wait to return.
This is a winner and the location can't be beat!!!
8/7/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great new spot in Santa Monica
Great new spot on Ovean Ave in Santa Monica - LA's new Restaurant Row!!! The flavor of the street is hip and Del Friscos Grille and The Lobster are welcome marks with both having excellent food and ambience. Food was prepared well and to order with two servers as kings if prepared to specifications. Servers were interested in who was townie and who was tourist. Smart move in competitive area for food and locals can be sustaining business in non-tourist season. Salads were more than generous and steaks were prepared perfectly with great quality. Nice spot and good start for a new venture.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
New Local Spot!
We really enjoyed our Friday night at Del Frisco's Grille. It was a fun new local spot....filled with a mix of locals and tourists...chalk it up to summer vacation! It is very close to the Santa Monica Pier and that makes for a fun stop after dinner for sure.
My only "note" would be that it is not yet kid friendly. Being in this area, they need to be respectful of kids and have some sort of a kids menu. They do have highchairs, which was nice... but not a kids menu. The server suggested ordering him side dishes... but nothing had any sort of "healthy" feel.... or any type of balanced meal. The chef made our son a grilled cheese...which was really a cheeseburger without meat... and then charged us $16... pretty pricey for cheese and bread!?
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
A welcomed addition to our
A welcomed addition to our city. Del Frisco offers a varied menu which is well priced. The food is outstanding
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
A wonderful addition to Santa
A wonderful addition to Santa Monica. Varied and interesting menu items. This was my second visit and will be back often for Lunch, Happy Hour and Dinner.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Steak was just awsome !
Tasty cooked at perfection
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, service, atmosphere really cannot think of a negative thng to say about this restaurant, enjoyed the experience.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and service are excellent
We had two different appetisers and enjoyed each one - special scallops (wraped in bacon) and sushi tacos - both were tasty and nicely matched with the accompaning ingredients. We finished with the sliced steak which was perfectly cooked and very tasty. service was caring and attentive without being intrusive. The wine
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
I can't say enough good things
I can't say enough good things about this restaurant. EVERYTHING is top notch service and food are amazing. Everything complements everything.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
The restaurant and bar are
The restaurant and bar are located directly across the street from the Santa Monica Pier. We had a great table, outside, with the bar area behind us, and a glass wall between us and the side-walk - a constant parade of happiness in front of us. The host and hostesses were truly welcoming. We ordered flat bread as an appetizer, and the chef came to tell us that it would be slightly delayed because he wasn't pleased with the result when it came out of the oven, and had re-prepared it! It was superb. We had a salad with brussell sprouts, kale, dried cranberries - exceptional. The rib-eye was perfect, and served still sizzling. A lovely bottle of wine, kept chilled at the table. A great Friday night!
8/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food - but working out kinks
We usually hate chains and steakhouses, but this is the second Del Frisco's Grille we have visited (the other in Houston) and both have terrific food and setting. Great appetizers, fine and varied entrees that are not too big (what we hate about steakhouses), and a vibrant, relaxed atmosphere. Our only complaint about this locale was the service: our waitperson did not know the menu well and disappeared for long periods, so we were flagging others right and left. It's probably just a matter of working out the kinks.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
I frequently dine out and when I saw that del Friscos opened in santa monica, I had to try it! Let me tell you, it did not disappoint!! The location couldn't be better, the ambiance and energy was everything you could want and the food was out of this world!! I had the filet with a side of kale- I'm still thinking about it 2 days later! I also tasted the salmon and it was also quite tasty! The only negative I can say is the portions are on the small side so I would recommend a starter before your meal, but overall this place exceeds the mark! I will be back soon!
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awesome, awesome place
The food was incredible. Cheesestake eggrolls are a must have!. Highly recommended, will be going back
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ribb Eye excellent
I knew Del Frisco's in Philadelphia and I was surprised to find a grill Del Frisco's in Santa Monica.
The frist night I stay was fully booked and I booked for the day after.
The best steak I had in my life.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
A winner in every way!!!
This was my second visit and it was as good as the first if not better. Service was extremely attentive and professional Food was terrific. The fish was so fresh and delicious. The grilled artichoke and chicken pesto flatbread were excellent. I can't wait to return. I have already recommended this restaurant to many friends!
8/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Don't miss this one...
Varied and interesting menu choices. Service was attentive and with a smile...quite refreshing.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always blown away...
I took my wife to Del Frisco's Grille for her birthday this past weekend. We had been to Del Frisco's in NYC, and loved the place. When we saw this place opened a couple months ago, we knew we had to try it. We were not disappointed. The entire staff wished her a Happy Birthday from the hostess to the service staff and others, and they included a dessert of their most popular cake. The food was to die for, and was well-prepared by the chef. I would highly recommend this place to anyone who appreciates good service, is looking for a nice view, and really, really good food!
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
food was great, everything from the apetizers to the main dish. try the cheese steak egg rolls..........
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had the red velvet belgian waffles and they are exactly what you would hope for...so good!
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great new addition to Santa Monica!
As a Santa Monica resident, I'll definitely add Del Frisco's to my regular go-to list! I look forward to tourist season thinning out to make the total experience (parking, dodging groups of confused tourists standing in the middle of sidewalks) a bit easier, but overall the service, food and atmosphere did not disappoint!
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our waitress was very sweet and upbeat and quite good at up-selling. She recommended a differently prepared version of filet mignon my husband ordered, but didn't tell us that the $40 dish was now a $60 dish. The potato side was very dry. I ordered a rib eye steak. I requested the sauce (for which I paid extra) served on the side, but it was served on the meat. We were pressed for time so I didn't send it back, I just scraped it off, but it definitely made the steak less enjoyable. My husband said the filet was delicious. The food was good but WAY overpriced.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Del Friscos Fan Not Disappointed
As a longtime fan of traditional Del Friscos (Dallas, Fort Worth, Las Vegas, New York), I wasn't sure what to expect of this new concept. Happy to report, this Santa Monica gem did not disappoint. We were greeted right away by a manager asking if we wanted a drink. Despite a large Saturday night crowd on hand, we were seated right away for our reservation. The restaurant is beautiful, young and hip. The views across Ocean Blvd are breathtaking. Ordered our traditional Del Friscos fare but the menu is much more than that. Will probably be more adventuresome next time on menu selections. Great service. Will return soon.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great 2nd Meal
Came back for a second time after a poor first experience, and was surprised to see that things were much, much better. The food was great, and everything was cooked to perfection. The only thing that lacks is the service and the attentiveness, and speed of the wait staff. Other than that, its a great meal!
9/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
Love the attentive service and food
Was pleasantly surprised that this restaurant in a touristy area of the SM Pier could offer ambiance, attentive service and delicious food. It had it all and the prices were reasonable. Will go back again for sure!
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place. Same warning
Great place. Same warning as before - they douse their steaks with seasoning too much for me. I asked to go light on the salty andy New York was great. Not in love with the potato cake it came with prefer baked potato. Very good properly cold martini. We will return.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Restaurant with outstanding service
Wanted to go to a local restaurant in Santa Monica and tried this one. Will definitely be back. The food was very good, but a little overpriced. The service was outstanding. I has fish and grilled artichoke and was very happy with it. Mt husband had the wedge which was made with real bacon and the steak which was O.K.
I'd like to come back and try more of the appetizers which looked pretty good.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Location & Food!
This is a nice place for lunch or dinner. Wonderful service, nice menu selection!
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food & service
After having a great experience at the Double Eagle Steak House restaurant in New York, we figured we would try this one. We were not disappointed. The appetizers (cheesesteak eggrolls and deviled eggs) were delicious. The steaks (my daughter and I had the filets) and the salmon were very good. My daughter doesn’t usually eat steak, but she really liked this one (as she did the one in New York). The sides: roasted asparagus, truffle mac & cheese and fries were timely, hot and very tasty. The 7-layer lemon cake was a good as we remembered and this time we also tried the chocolate cake, excellent. Our waiter, Luca, was very friendly, attentive and he made some great suggestions. All around we had great food and service. Highly recommend.
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Outstanding service...and food!
Fantastic service from waitress to manager! Food was excellent and prepared as ordered. The signature Bloody Mary was great sans salt on the rim!
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
I went here for a Bday lunch a few weeks back and received the best service I have had in a long time. The entire staff was attentive and friendly. They went above and beyond to make the whole group enjoy our meal. They even wrote me a bday card which was a great touch to some of the complimentary drinks/desserts. I would definitely come back again.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Del Frisco's Santa Monica
This restaurant was recommended to us by friends so we made a dinner reservation.Our whole dining experience was fantastic thanks to the combination of warm,friendly staff and great food! I would thoroughly recommend this restaurant to anybody who enjoys a good steak and fine wine.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Outstanding service and wine list
Great place to go for dinner if you are into wine. Good food and wonderful staff. It's a good spot for westside locals (alright, tourists too ;D).
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Spin Off from Del Friscos Steakhous
Note that each grill has their own menu based on location. We live in Ft. Worth and they had an AMAZING menu and was disappointed when the same food items were not offered in their Santa Monica location. With all the other restaurant choices in Santa Monica, I would probably choose a different location as the food was just ok.
12/4/2013 4:00:00 PM