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Look Inside Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House Opening Saturday

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view of the main dining room
view of the main dining room

[Photos: Jason Little]

Chicago is certainly full of steakhouses, and starting Saturday one more will be added to the list. Texas-based Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House will open this weekend in the former Esquire theater space. Many elements of the old theater were incorporated into the design of the 24,000 square-foot restaurant, including the original marquee. The large chandeliers, winding staircase and sprawling bars evoke a sense of old Hollywood glitz and glamor. The goal being to keep the memory of the Esquire alive, not destroy it.

The space, which seats over 500 guests with four private dining spaces, also has a 47 foot wine tower and a balcony on the second floor that will be a great space to overlook shoppers on Oak Street in the summer.

As for the food, the main dining room menu has a variety of steaks including their signature 32 oz. wagyu ribeye "longbone". There are also quite a few seafood options, like their signature crab cakes, along with hearty sides-king crab gnocchi; spinach supreme with bacon; and lobster mac & cheese.

The bar menu pays homage to Chicago including hometown favorites: mini deep dish pizzas with housemade sausage, hand crushed tomatoes and fresh mozzarella; Kobe dogs served Chicago style; and Italian Beef sliders with their own giardiniera. Check out the dinner, lunch and bar menus below.

Del Frisco's will be open this Saturday, closed on Sunday and will reopen Monday through Friday with lunch starting on December 10. Their regular hours will be Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. (switching over to dinner at 3 p.m.), Saturday 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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