Del Frisco's to Open Steakhouse in Former Esquire Theatre

Del Frisco's Restaurant Group

Mark S. Mednansky, CEO of Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group, has announced that the company plans to open one of the largest steakhouses in Chicago in the former site of the famed Esquire Theater on Oak Street in Chicago’s Gold Coast neighborhood.  

Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group, which owns and operates Sullivan’s Steakhouse in Chicago, plans to open the newest Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House in December.

We are thrilled to bring Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House to Chicago,” says Mednansky. 

We have been researching sites in Chicago for several years, waiting until we found the perfect location for Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House.  The Esquire Theater is a beloved landmark and we look forward to bringing it back to life and welcoming guests with the same warm, genuine hospitality we’re known for around the country.”

At approximately 23,000 square feet, Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House will rank among the city’s largest steakhouses.

Aria Group Architects, Inc. will be in charge of the design.  The familiar “Esquire” sign will remain on the building and every effort will be made to protect and restore the architectural features of the beloved theater.

An American culinary classic, Del Frisco’s serves up flawless chef-driven cuisine that’s bold and delicious, accompanied by an extensive, award-winning wine list and a level of service that reminds guests that they’re boss.

Offering prime steak, fresh-off-the-boat seafood, and genuine hospitality, Del Frisco’s is unparalleled in any city. 

Steaks at Del Frisco’s are provided exclusively by Stock Yards in Chicago.  Del Frisco’s features USDA prime, the top two to three percent in quality of all meat in the US market.

Regulars at Del Frisco’s start with the Jumbo Lump Crab Cake, always baked to perfection and finished with a Cajun Lobster Sauce. 

Side dishes most in demand include the decadent Mac ‘n’ Cheese and the Maque Choux Corn, which is shucked fresh every night and cooked al dente with Tasso Ham. 

The scene-stealer at Del Frisco’s is the signature Lemon Doberge – a memorable, towering six-layer confection made from scratch daily and frosted with three different icings.

The impressive wine list at Del Frisco’s is a perennial winner of the Wine Spectator “Best of Award of Excellence.”  Del Frisco’s Director of Wine David O’Day has carefully selected hundreds of wines from the top regions in the world, creating a stand-out choice for power players with discerning taste who want the best wines to complement their prime steaks.  O’Day has built relationships with vintners around the world, allowing him to present a staggering array of sought-after wines.

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House has nine other locations situated in the business and entertainment epicenters of the country’s most exciting and vibrant cities – New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Las Vegas, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Charlotte, and Denver – creating a seamless dining experience for savvy business travelers who regularly entertain away from home.

Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House is the proud recipient of the DiRoNA Award for Distinguished Restaurants of North America, Restaurants and Institutions’ Ivy Award, and the Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence for its extensive wine list, and has been inducted into Nation’s Restaurant News Fine Dining Hall of Fame.

In Chicago, Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House will be located at 58 East Oak Street.  Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group also owns and operates Sullivan’s Steakhouses located in Chicago, Naperville and Lincolnshire.

Based in Dallas, Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group is a collection of 31 restaurants located across the country, including Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House, Del Frisco’s Grille, and Sullivan’s Steakhouse.  

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