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Another West Ave shutter: Casual steakhouse calls it quits after 5 years

Another West Ave shutter: Casual steakhouse calls it quits

Bottom's Up, Del Frisco's Grille, March 2013, sign
Del Frisco's Grille closes September 16. Photo by Joel Luks

Upper Kirby's West Ave mixed-use complex is about to lose another restaurant. Del Frisco's Grille, the more casual sister restaurant of Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse, will close after service on September 16, according to an email the restaurant sent to patrons. 

The restaurant's location in The Woodlands will remain open. Beginning September 7, the restaurant will invite its customers for one last hurrah by offering 50 percent off all beer, wine, and liquor. 

When it opened in 2013, Del Frisco's Grille blended the bar-forward atmosphere of its sister concept Sullivan's Steakhouse with the same level of service provided at Double Eagle. The menu featured comfort food, sandwiches, and a first-rate burger. 

Del Frisco's Grille is only the latest restaurant to shutter in West Ave. Other restaurants that have tried and failed in the ritzy Upper Kirby development include Robert Del Grande's Ava Kitchen & Whiskey Bar and Alto Pizzeria, Donald Chang's upscale Korean restaurant Nara, and Trenza, the eclectic restaurant from reality TV star Susie Jimenez. 

Meanwhile Pondicheri, James Beard semifinalist nominee Anita Jaisinghani's Indian-inspired all-day cafe, remains one of the city's most-acclaimed restaurants. Who would've predicted Houstonians would be so into chocolate chili cookies and meatless Monday? 

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