Excellent service, delicious food, variety, pragmatic and beautiful decor all describe Del Frisco’s in Back Bay at The Pru (aka the Prudential Center). I had the delight of experiencing Del Frisco’s for the first time soon after this sophisticated steakhouse opened in Boston, MA this year. Truly a meeting of taste in both design and cuisine, see below for my review of the dishes, drinks, and experience!
Design meets delight in a sophisticated steakhouse at Del Frisco’s Back Bay.
Soft, warm bread and butter are a sure way to my heart to begin a great meal. It is in details like that where I notice consistent quality. If the establishment pays attention to the details and ensures that the bread is good, I know the meal will be as well. The Prudential Center kindly invited a few of Boston’s influencers to dine with Del Frisco’s after the annual Fall Fashion Shop Pru event.
First I’ll share elements of design in the space that stood out to me, followed by the food.
Design at Del Frisco’s Back Bay
This is one of the private rooms (there are a few, blent throughout the stunning space) built to easily and flexibly accommodate anything from corporate meetings or private parties and gatherings.
I was very impressed to learn that they have a beautiful bar area, two main dining areas, and another dining area that can be separated off into private function space to meet the needs of parties, including wedding parties of 150 guests. Del Frisco’s even has a second kitchen for events of this magnitude that can run simultaneously while the rest of the restaurant remains open and running for other customers! The light fixtures were all beautiful and the tabletops and plush seating in tasteful colors added a noticeable elevated design aesthetic to the ambiance.
One function room would make a great place for a board meeting – or a Super Bowl party. The mirror is actually a media screen! I’m all for functional and beautiful decor – and the 12,000 wine bottles of 2,000 varieties of wine storage built into the walls definitely catches the eye.
Knowing about the ways that design reflects a brand adds another layer of appreciation. General Manager Ezechiel took us on a tour and pointed out the honeycomb design throughout: it is an intentional nod to the Del Frisco’s brand and, in this particular location, close to many top businesses, embodies the teamwork and industriousness of the bee’s life in a honeycomb. Isn’t that a neat way to inspire a team?
As for my impressions of the ambiance, the decor is notable, but complementary rather than distracting. Now, on to the food.
Dining at Del Frisco’s Back Bay
Chilled Alaskan King Crab Legs, Iced Jumbo Shrimp & Chilled Crab Claws
These are sides you will not want to miss.
L: Lobster Macaroni & Cheese and Creamed Corn with Blistered Shishito Peppers
R: Cheesesteak Eggrolls with Sweet Chili & Honey Mustard Sauces (lunch menu)
The Uptown Del’s potatoes with shaved truffle were also good!
Wagyu Steak Tasting
Japanese, Australian, Rosewood (TX)
My favorite? The Australian Wagyu was excellent.
They’re known for their Butter Cake. I thoroughly enjoyed the Chocolate Soufflé Cake and berries, and Crème Brûlée is a fan favorite for a creamy finish.
Chocolate Soufflée Cake:
Warm Molten Center Chocolate Cake, Vanilla Ice Cream & Raspberry Purée
A thing of beauty – Butter Pecan Ice Cream, Fresh Whipped Cream & Caramel Sauce
Belgian White Chocolate & Cinnamon
L to R:
The VIP // Sapphire Bramble// Espresso Martini
This location strikes me as a place where it would be easy to catch up and relax with friends or colleagues, host a special event, or simply have a nice meal out. Thank you to Ezechiel at Del Frisco’s, the Prudential Center, and our hosts for inviting me for this wonderful experience!