Okay, maybe you think you’ve seen this movie before.
But wait: we didn’t mention the late-night truffled pierogies.
Or that this particular Chicago steakhouse is in the old Esquire Theater, gloriously restored and transformed into Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House, an epic blockbuster of a Chicago meat palace, opening Saturday.
This place is—in a word—huge. In two words, very huge—24,000 square feet, to be exact. And not to belabor the point about its hugeness, but there are also 32-ounce Wagyu tomahawk steaks, plus 1,400 different wines and a two-story glass room to contain them all. It’s big.
The best seats are the booths overlooking Oak Street. For intimate dinner parties, however, you’ll want to grab one of the giant booths with seats as high as fortress walls. But if your idea of intimate is you and 200 friends, they’re well equipped to handle it.
Should your big night become a late night out, find your way to the third floor for blue-cheese-stuffed olives (conveniently stuffed inside a martini) and snack on truffled potato pierogies and mini deep-dish pizzas.
You may have to order a few.