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Del Frisco’s Grille opens at Walt Whitman Shops in Huntington Station

Wagyu beef corn dogs are on the happy

Wagyu beef corn dogs are on the happy hour menu at Del Frisco's Grille, new at Walt Whitman Shops in Huntington Station. Credit: Del Frisco's Grille

The march of the upscale restaurant chains continues, as Del Frisco’s Grille opens Friday at Walt Whitman Shops. The 21st outpost of the Texas-based eatery has taken over the old Legal Sea Foods space at the southern end of the mall.

The kitchen, helmed here by Seasons 52 veteran Seth Barton, puts out a menu of contemporary American classics given the of-the-moment over-the-top treatment. Starters (here “food to fight over” and priced from $8 to $17) include cheesesteak egg rolls with sweet and spicy chili sauce, roasted tomato flatbread with fresh mozzarella and Buffalo-style lollipop chicken wings with avocado ranch dressing. Among “two-fisted sandwiches” ($15 to $18) are a green chili cheeseburger with double patties and jalapeño Jack cheese and a lamb burger with sun-dried tomato, arugula and tzatziki sauce.

There are “greens big & small” such as kale and Brussels sprouts salad with almonds, dried cranberries, orange segments, Manchego and Creole mustard vinaigrette, and “knife and fork” mains ($25 to $31.50) from sesame-crusted ahi tuna over chilled Asian noodles and mushroom-shallot crusted steak with jalapeño-bacon mashed potatoes to roast chicken with “hand-mashed” potatoes and asparagus and Parmesan-crusted lemon sole with arugula-crab salad. You can also get a filet mignon, New York strip or rib-eye steak ($39 to $48)

There are “handcrafted cocktails,” five craft beers on tap (right now, Brooklyn Brewery Pilsner, Sam Adams Summer Ale, Greenport IPA, Blue Point Toasted Lager and Captain Lawrence Sun Block) and a wine list of more than 200 bottles, with 26 available by the glass. Happy hour is 4 to 6:30 p.m. weekdays and the bar menu includes wagyu beef corn dogs and pulled-pork nachos, $6 if consumed at the bar.

Del Frisco’s Grille is at 160 Walt Whitman Rd., Huntington Station, 631-423-0308,

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