New Steak House Coming to Newton's Chestnut Hill Shopping Center

The steak house will be located in a new, three-story building in the center of the Route 9 shopping complex.

How do you take your steak?

Steaks from Del Frisco Grille will soon be available to the "sophisticated palate of Chestnut Hill," according to a press release issued Monday by WS Development, who announced today that the national steakhouse -- with locations in New York, Las Vegas and Houston -- signed a lease for its Chestnut Hill Shopping Center space.

"We've been focused on finding the right mix of high-quality food operators to serve this dense, high-income market," said Mark Roberts, senior vice president of leasing at WS Development, the owners of the shopping center. "Del Frisco's is expert at catering to the refined, well-traveled customer. We're excited to welcome Del Frisco's to Chestnut Hill."

Del Frisco will be located in a new, 64,000-square-foot "jewel box" building in the center of the shopping center, according to the press release. The restaurant will be situated on the second floor of the three-story building, which will also include WS Development's new headquarters. 

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The three-story building is just one piece of a larger renovation and redesign of the shopping center. A new  as well as  will be opening in a new, 115,000-square-foot building situated on the former Macy's site. 

The new retail, gym and cinema building will begin opening up to the public in early 2013, starting with The Sports Club/LA followed by the movie theatre and retail shops. 

Earlier this year, the firm also signed on the New York-based Shake Shack, which will be located in the former Rugged Bear space.

Meanwhile, developers across Route 9 at the Chestnut Hill Square site continue to build a new shopping complex that will include a Wegmans supermarket, Equinox fitness club as well as two new restaurants that were announced last month by owners New England Development.

Below is the full press release from WS Development:


Steak House Will Be Located in New 64,000-Square-Foot Building at Center of Project

 Del Frisco's has just signed a lease at the Chestnut Hill Shopping Center, joining recent restaurant additions, Davio’s, Shake Shack, and Bernard's to serve the sophisticated palate of Chestnut Hill. Embodying the tradition of fine American Steak houses, Del Frisco's serves hand-cut aged USDA Prime beef and seafood, and features an extensive wine list, full-bar and mouthwatering appetizers. Its side dishes and desserts complete an always-memorable meal.

"We've been focused on finding the right mix of high-quality food operators to serve this dense, high-income market," said Mark Roberts, SVP of Leasing at WS Development. "Del Frisco's is expert at catering to the refined, well-traveled customer. We're excited to welcome Del Frisco's to Chestnut Hill."

Del Frisco's Grille will be located on the second level of WS Development's corporate headquarters building, overlooking scenic Hammond Pond. It will be part of a new 64,000-square-foot, three-story "jewel-box" building located at the center of the project.

In addition to Davio’s, Bernard’s and Shake Shack, Del Frisco's joins other newly signed tenants including: Showcase Super Lux, The Sports Club/LA, lululemon, Pottery Barn, Polarn O. Pyret, Polka Dog Bakery, and Treat Cupcake Bar. Located along Route 9 in the heart of Chestnut Hill, the Chestnut Hill Shopping Center enjoys nearly a half-mile of street frontage. When the current redevelopment is complete, the center will expand to 406,000-square-feet of first-class retail and restaurants.


The Chestnut Hill Shopping Center offers a variety of exceptional shopping and dining destinations, including Legal Sea Foods, Aquitaine, Star Market, The Container Store, City Sports, The Cottage, The Urban Grape, and more. As part of a major redevelopment currently underway, existing retailers will be joined by National Amusements’ Showcase Super Lux, The Sports Club/LA, Pottery Barn, Shake Shack, and other best-in-class retailers and restaurants, which will begin opening in early 2013. The 406,000-square-foot Chestnut Hill Shopping Center is conveniently located along Route 9 and between Hammond Street and Hammond Pond Parkway in Chestnut Hill, MA. For more information, visit www.chestnuthillshoppingcenter.com.


Owner and operators of the Chestnut Hill Shopping Center, WS Development is one of the largest privately owned retail development firms in the country. Based in Chestnut Hill, MA, WS Development has been a leader in the acquisition, development, management and redevelopment of retail and mixed-use properties since 1981. Its diverse portfolio consists of more than 80 properties totaling over 18 million square feet of retail space. For more information, visit www.wsdevelopment.com.


Bugsey34 October 02, 2012 at 01:29 AM
So boring - there's already Capital Grille and Met Bar for steaks nearby. Would have loved to have seen a more unique local restaurateur in that space.
Wendy Schapiro October 02, 2012 at 02:18 PM
Bugsey, bless you JUST for spelling restaurateur correctly and not trying to put an "n" in there :) I tend to agree re. not being thrilled about another steakhouse, but I am curious: what kinds of restaurants do you see as lacking in Newton/Chestnut Hill?


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