It was a friend’s birthday – he loves steak, so the natural choice was to try out Del Frisco’s by the water. The weather was perfect and we snagged a seat by the window, taking advantage of the great view. We arrived early and there were only a few tables sat, but they still asked us to stand at the bar for 10 minutes. When I think of steak houses, the first things I think of are blood red leather booths, dark corners and businessmen. Del Frisco’s has all those things, but I wouldn’t consider it a classic steakhouse. The crowd has money to spend and they’re looking to impress whomever they brought here, whether it be a girl, a client or their buddies. There are a lot of big personalities in the dining room tonight (and very few women). We are brought to our table by a hostess – there are a few of them, and they are all dressed in skin tight black dresses. All I’m saying is that if I am paying $100 a head for dinner, I don’t need to see the hostess’ stomach, because she’s wearing a crop top, while I’m being led to my table. I’m sure that there are a lot of people that come to Del Frisco’s that like that aspect of the restaurant, but it made it feel more like an upscale hooters as opposed to a fine steakhouse.
The VIP ($13) Svedka Clementine Vodka infused with fresh Hawaiian pineapple is a sweet refreshing drink to start the night. While we are looking over the menu we notice that there are quite a few servers, all appear to be men, dressed in vests and long aprons – dressed to the T. While we are looking over the menu, one of the hostesses walks towards me while showing a party to their seat. I kid you not, I was flashed with lady business. If your skirt is so short that you’re showing off your you know what, and you have to pull it down to (just barely) cover it, then you should re think your outfit. Some of the clientele don’t want to see what you’re offering. And please, wear some underwear.
Our waiter is professional and knowledgeable. The 16oz Ribeye ($46) was really well flavored – probably some of the best steak I’ve had. I had asked for it medium but it came out more like medium well – not a deal breaker, but unfortunate. When you’re at a restaurant like this, you are here for the experience and the quality of the food.
Sides are all a la cart. We have three waiters bring over our food so that we are served simultaneously. The spinach supreme ($12) didn’t taste like there was anything healthy in it, and that’s a good thing in my book. It was creamy and rich – really well seasoned.
Steakhouses aren’t known for their desserts. We order the cheesecake ($10) which tasted like it was unsweetened and felt like we were taking a bite out of a bar of Philadelphia cream cheese. I think we may have had two bites.
250 Northern Ave, Boston, MA