SOUTHLAKE, Texas, March 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Mark S. Mednansky, CEO of Del Frisco's Restaurant Group, is pleased to announce its award-winning Del Frisco's Grille is now open in Houston, TX. Ideally located in the West Avenue retail center in the heart of the River Oaks district, Del Frisco's Grille is an exciting new eatery dishing up creative twists on American comfort classics. Del Frisco's Restaurant Group is based in Southlake, Texas - just outside Dallas - and operates more than 30 restaurants across the country. The opening marks the first Del Frisco's Grille in the Houston area. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120730/SF48710LOGO) "As a Texas-based company, we're thrilled to be expanding Del Frisco's Grille in our home state," said Mark S. Mednansky, CEO of Del Frisco's Restaurant Group. "We are so fortunate to find a home in the heart of Houston and we look forward to welcoming our neighbors to Del Frisco's Grille. This is a modern American bar and grill and truly the best place in town to gather for a local beer and an oven-baked flatbread or a nice bottle of wine and a great steak." The menu at Del Frisco's Grille takes the traditional bar and grill to new heights, using bold flavors, regional ingredients and local flair in many of its dishes. In 2012, Del Frisco's Grille was honored by Nation's Restaurant News as the winner of the 18 th annual Hot Concepts Award. At the new Houston location, longtime Del Frisco's veteran Jeff Taylor is at the helm as executive chef, offering a menu incorporating market fresh, regional ingredients such as Blackened Texas Gulf Redfish, BBQ Beef Flatbreads, Buffalo Style Grit Cakes, Cast Iron Shrimp Tacos, Hatch Green Chili Double Cheese-Burger and Cast Iron Pork & Beans in a nod to the Houston food scene. The menu will also offer Del Frisco's Grille favorites that are easy to share with friends: Wood Oven-Baked Flatbreads, Cheesesteak Egg Rolls, and Pimento Cheese Fritters. The menu is rounded out with a selection of prime steaks, hearty salads, formidable sandwiches and chef-inspired entrees. Even late-night revelers will get up early for a decadent weekend brunch at the Grille that includes an out-of-this-world Red Velvet Belgian Waffle and Chicken Fried Steak & Eggs with Chorizo Gravy. With 500 selections from the Grille's sleek "wine wall," Del Frisco's Grille offers a wide variety of choices that appeal to every palate from the adventurous to the traditional. Del Frisco's Director of Wine, David O'Day, has carefully selected wines from established and up-and-coming regions in the world, creating an unparalleled and adventurous wine list, surprisingly more extensive than those found in a traditional bar and grill.