Friday, January 30, 2015

Steak Out

Del Frisco's lights a fire under Chestnut Hill


The burbs. Full of good schools, ample parking, and hot soccer moms. 

And now, the finest steaks and seafood.

OK, don't put your downtown condo on the market just yet, but you have to admit the burbs just got a whole lot sexier with the arrival of Del Frisco's Grille, now open at The Street in Chestnut Hill.

This junior cousin of Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse on Liberty Wharf retains its city style with leather wrap-around booths, a marble bar for after-work cocktails, and panoramic waterfront views (Hammond Pond, that is). 

Now, we know your suburban agenda is front-loaded, with a pretty nice little Saturday at Home Depot, maybe Bed Bath & Beyond (who knows if you'll have enough time). But you'll want to make time for a brunch of banana and mascarpone-stuffed French toast, crab cake benedict, and DIY Bloody Marys
Better yet, you can reconvene here for dinner, where you can weigh the pros (less street traffic) and cons (more Whole Foods traffic ) over a plate of veal meatloaf, prime New York strip, or locally-sourced Harpoon IPA-battered fish & chips.
By the time you and your date are feeding each other white chocolate shavings from the coconut cream pie for dessert, she'll be googling Volvo lease deals and school zones.

Or maybe just Snapchatting. Old habits die hard, you know.

photo credit: Jim Raycroft

Del Frisco's Grille
33 Boylston St., Chestnut Hill
(617) 608-3682

Price: 2 (out of 4)
Noise: 2 (out of 4)
Subway: Green Line to Chestnut Hill
Best bets: Fish & chips; veal meatloaf; stuffed French toast
Nearby: Showcase SuperLUX; Metopolitan Club; Aquitaine Chestnut Hill

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