Irvine Spectrum Center Adds To Its Growing Collection Of Notable Restaurants

Del Frisco’s Grille and Brio Tuscan Grille are both set to open their first Orange County locations at Irvine Spectrum Center next year

IRVINE, Calif. (October 2013) – Irvine Company Retail Properties has signed leases with two notable new restaurants to open at Irvine Spectrum Center come fall 2014: Del Frisco’s Grille and Brio Tuscan Grille, both of which will be located in two new stand alone buildings near the Nordstrom parking structure on the 405 side of the center.  The two restaurant buildings will be situated amonst olive trees with a new valet configuration in the parking structure. The restaurant openings will come on the heels of The Improv’s new location and expansion for early 2014, which includes an Umami Burger as well.

“We’re excited to bring these two nationally-recognized restaurants to Irvine Spectrum Center,” said Stacie Ellis, senior director of marketing for Irvine Company Retail Properties. “These will be brand new restaurants that will be built at the center and will only further bolster Irvine Spectrum Center as a major dining and entertainment destination in Southern California.”

Del Frisco’s Grille is an award-winning restaurant known for its creative twists on American comfort classics with a modern American bar perfect for gathering around for a local beer and oven-baked flatbread or bottle of wine with a great steak. Slated to open in fall 2014, Del Frisco’s Grille will be 8,000-square-feet with a private dining room and 1,000 square-foot patio. The design of the Irvine Spectrum Center location will be unique as each Del Frisco’s Grille is built differently to reflect each distinct region. Information:

BRIO Tuscan Grille, also slated to open in fall 2014, is a polished casual restaurant serving authentic, northern Italian cuisine. The menu features premium quality steaks, chops seafood and made-to-order pastas, similar to what one would find in an authentic ristorante in Tuscany. BRIO’s philosophy is “to eat well, is to live well,” which is why they only use the finest and freshest ingredients. BRIO brings the pleasure of the Tuscan country villa to Irvine. BRIO will be 7,500 square-feet, with an additional 3,700 square-feet in outdoor patio space for al fresco dining. 


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About Irvine Spectrum Center Irvine Spectrum Center is Southern California’s premier entertainment and lifestyle destination, visited by more than 16 million people each year.  The center features Nordstrom, H&M and Target, along with more than 130 stores, restaurants and entertainment venues, including Orange County’s most popular movie theater, a 6,400-seat, 21-screen movie theater with an IMAX screen.

About Del Frisco’s Grille Del Frisco’s Grille is modern, inviting, stylish and fun.  Taking the classic bar and grill to new heights, Del Frisco’s Grille draws inspiration from bold flavors and market-fresh ingredients.  The energetic bar, a destination in itself, creates a buzz throughout the restaurant and sets the stage for an amazing night out.  Del Frisco’s Grille is located in Manhattan, Washington DC, Dallas, Phoenix, Atlanta, Houston, Santa Monica and Palm Beach.  It is the proud winner of the 2012 Hot Concepts Award presented annually by Nation’s Restaurant News.  Del Frisco’s Grille in Manhattan also won the 2012 Concierge Choice Award for Casual Dining, an award given by the NYC Association of Hotel Concierges to honor those who create exceptional experiences for New York City visitors.  Del Frisco’s Grille is the sister restaurant to the renowned Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House and Sullivan’s Steakhouse, both owned by Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group (NASDAQ: DFRG) of Southlake, TX

About Bravo Brio Restaurant Group, Inc. Bravo Brio Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: BBRG) is a leading owner and operator of two distinct Italian restaurant brands, BRAVO! Cucina Italiana and BRIO Tuscan Grille. BBRG has positioned its brands as multifaceted culinary destinations that deliver the ambiance, design elements and food quality reminiscent of fine dining restaurants at a value typically offered by casual dining establishments, a combination known as the upscale affordable dining segment. Each of BBRG’s brands provides its guests with a fine dining experience and value by serving affordable cuisine prepared using fresh flavorful ingredients and authentic Italian cooking methods, combined with attentive service in an attractive, lively atmosphere. BBRG strives to be the best Italian restaurant company in America and is focused on providing its guests an excellent dining experience through consistency of execution.