PROJECT MARKS 11th LOCATION SHAWMUT HAS BUILT FOR THIS STEAK HOUSE CONCEPT
Known for its glamorous, high-energy spaces and focus on good food and wine, Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group (DFRG) has taken the country by storm in recent years, in part with its high-end, $100-average-check Double Eagle Steak House concept.
The company now operates 11 Double Eagle Steak House units in major markets nationwide. They range in size from 12,500 to 24,000 square feet and average $14 million in annual revenues. The newest of these showpiece restaurants opened last September in Washington, D.C., and is another jewel in the company’s crown.
It’s located in the vibrant new CityCenterDC, a downtown mixed-use development with condominiums and apartments, retail shops, office space and restaurants. Bill Martens, vice president of development and construction at DFRG, says it took the company eight years to find such a flagship location. The restaurant has a look and feel consistent with other Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak Houses — all of which tout dramatic design elements such as soaring ceilings, glass store fronts and breathtaking wine displays — but was uniquely designed for the D.C. market.