Robert DeNiro is coming soon to Del Frisco’s (15th & Chestnut). The screen legend will be at the steakhouse in May shooting a scene for “Dark Fields,” a thriller co-starring Bradley Cooper.
New Del Frisco’s GM Rich Furino, who grew up in Hoboken, is a big DeNiro fan and excited to meet the actor at the shoot, taking over his restaurant for a day. “Law Abiding Citizen,” last year featured a Del Frisco’s to-go bag and van when Gerard Butler’s character requested their Porterhouse steak. Director F. Gary Gray was a regular at the steakhouse during shooting and wrote the restaurant into the criminal thriller.
(Another steakhouse Union Trust (707 Chestnut) also got cinematic last year playing host to a date scene with Reese Witherspoon and Paul Rudd for the untitled James L. Brooks comedy due for release on Dec. 17.)
Speaking of Del Frisco’s and Bradley Cooper, his girlfriend, actress Renee Zellweger lunched alone at the restaurant Wednesday on a chopped salad with filet. Later that night, Flyers Jeff Carter and Mike Richards helped the restaurant celebrate its first anniversary. So did Councilmen Jim Kenney and Frank Rizzo, Steve Ward of VH1’s “Tough Love, Fox 29’s John Bolaris and CBS 3’s Lesley Van Arsdall and Anne Marie Green. Del Frisco’s founder Dee Lincoln presented a $5,000 check to Project H.O.M.E, which the steakhouse has donated more than $20,000 since it opened here.