Upscale bar and grill chain Del Frisco’s Grille is closing several locations across the country, including two of the three in Massachusetts. The chain’s Burlington and Chestnut Hill restaurants will close on October 20, while the Westwood location will reportedly remain open.
“We have made the difficult decision to close this restaurant location at close of business on Sunday, October 20,” a spokesperson from the Burlington location told Eater via email. “We appreciate the continued patronage of the many guests who have dined with us at this location and thank our team members for their passionate dedication to Del Frisco’s Grille.”
It’s been a busy few weeks for the Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group. It was announced at the end of September that Connecticut-based private equity firm L Catterton had purchased the restaurant group — which at the time included Del Frisco’s Grille, Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse, Barcelona Wine Bar, and Bartaco — for a whopping $650 million.
Almost immediately after that, L Catterton announced that it was selling the two Del Frisco’s brands (the Grille as well as Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse) to Houston-based dining, hospitality, entertainment, and gaming mega-group Landry’s, which is owned by Houston Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta. Landry’s portfolio already includes several other steakhouses, such as Mastro’s, Morton’s, Vic and Anthony’s, Strip House, and Brenner’s. Landry’s will acquire the brand from L Catterton at the end of October.
As of this publishing, no Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse locations have been affected by the sale. Eater has reached out to representatives from the Burlington and Chestnut Hill locations of Del Frisco’s Grille and will update this post as more information becomes available.
Update, 1:15 p.m.: This story has been updated to reflect that the sale to Landry’s has not yet closed; it is expected to close later this month.
Update, 9:00 a.m., 10/16/19: This story has been updated to include a comment from a spokesperson with the Burlington location of Del Frisco’s Grille.
• Del Frisco’s Will Close Two D.C. Area Steakhouses Amid Sale of National Chain [EDC]
• Del Frisco’s Grille in Burlington and Chestnut Hill Are Closing [BRT]
• L Catterton Selling Del Frisco’s to Landry’s [RB]
• Del Frisco’s Buys Barcelona Wine Bar, Bartaco for $325M in Cash [FSR]
• Billionaire Owner of the Houston Rockets Scoops Up Steakhouse Chain [EH]