Del Frisco's steak house at 15th and Chestnut Streets had its day of cinematic magic Monday, joining Union Trust, Happy Rooster, Marathon Grill, Paradigm, Dolce, and Butcher & Singer as restaurant locations used in the thriller The Dark Fields starring Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro.
Monday's all-day shoot ran from 3 a.m. till dinnertime for Del's general manager Rich Furino, who told me that he got a perk for cooking for and feeding actors Cooper, De Niro, Darren Goldstein, and Robert John Burke, plus about 200 business-dressed extras in the dining room.
Director Neil Burger had Furino play a patron "walking into" the restaurant with two extras as the two stars walked out at the end of a scene.
De Niro's last day of shooting will be Thursday. Production moves Tuesday to the former AAA headquarters on the 2000 block of Market Street.