The patio at the new Del Frisco’s Grille in the Woodlands is a stunner. Seating more than 150 people, the 3,000-square-foot space is perched at the edge of Lake Woodlands with dramatic views of all that the Hughes Landing development has to offer.
But that’s not all, there’s the not so insignificant matter of food and drink. And that’s where Del Frisco’s Grille excels. Opening today, the restaurant (a more casual take on the upscale Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House) is ready to wow the Woodlands with its smart menu and service. This is the second Del Frisco’s Grille in the Houston area; the first, at West Ave on Kirby, opened March 2013 and has been packing them in since.
Starters include ahi tuna tacos, jumbo lump crab cake with Cajun lobster sauce, cheesesteak eggrolls, deviled eggs, and four different flatbread pizzas. New to the appetizer menu is house-baked pretzels served with cheddar and grain mustard sauces.
The grille’s burgers are double-patty beauties; and the steaks (filet mignon, New York strip, and ribeye) are served with a loaded potato cake. That’s the turf. As for the surf, the menu features Seared salmon with a Brussels sprout and quinoa salad; sesame-crusted ahi tuna steak with a chilled noodle salad and ponzu sauce; and an elegant sole Francasie with an arugula and crab salad and chive-lemon butter.
There’s a lot of clever imagination in the cocktail menu, as evidenced by the Sangria Pop – a Pinot Grigio and schnapps fizzy into which a chunky peach popsicle is sunk. The Dutch Mule is made with Nolet’s gin, ginger beer, fresh mint and ruby red grapefruit. The Tennessee Peach marries Jack Daniel’s, peaches, honey and fresh lime juice. There are more than 250 wines on the list and local beers including brews from Saint Arnold Brewing, Karbach, Southern Star Brewing, No Label Brewing, Lone Pine Brewery and Independence Brewing.
Del Frisco’s Grille, 1900 Hughes Landing Blvd., Suite 500, is open Monday through Thursday form 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and dinner from 3 to 10 p.m. For more information call 832-623-6168; delfriscosgrille.com.