Situated in the Esplanade at 24th Street and Camelback Road, this upscale eatery will surprise. It is all new décor from the long-lived Houston’s, whose space it now occupies. The wine room, open bar and roof-top patio are all elegant and comfortable, which adds to the atmosphere of “anything goes.”
Open for lunch and dinner, this well-groomed establishment is more about the great food than anything else. While service is impeccably well managed, the food is reason to return. Fresh ingredients with classic American cuisine at the ready, the dishes are tasty and plentiful. At lunch, the Cheesesteak Eggrolls are a delight not to pass up. Dip in sweet and spicy chili sauce to satisfy the taste buds. On the lighter side, the Seared Asian Tuna Salad is made with shaved Napa cabbage, arugula, mango, chilled noodles, toasted almonds, tomato and avocado tossed in a ginger-sesame dressing. The filet mignon and the salmon are favorites, but pastas and other savory dishes are served up to offer variety to all who dine here — even if it is multiple times per week. The Wedge, Caesar and Grille salads are all great lunch options on the side or as a main dish.
The atmosphere is fun and sophisticated with a well-placed bar and patio setting. The roof-top patio presents the Summit Bar — great for private events — that is usually filled with a smart crowd and boasts views of Piestewa Peak and the Biltmore area. The main dining room offers both tables and booths with a view of the exhibition kitchen, and is open and airy despite the rich tones and modern art.
Del Frisco’s Grille
2425 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix