Watch out Capital Grille. There’s a new kid on “The Street” and it’s name is Del Frisco’s Grille. What’s The Street? It’s the new very exciting shopping and restaurant complex in Chestnut Hill, MA.
No mincing words. It’s good! The menu is varied, the prices are reasonable and you can have a cup of soup, a signature steak, even a lobster roll!
The restaurant is one of 10 Del Frisco’s Grilles around the country. It’s modern, casual, with natural woods, big windows, low lighting and some great artwork. It has a big bar, a communal table and cafe seating. In the main dining room tables or banquettes are well spaced and there’s an open kitchen to see what’s going on.
Not at the bar because there were seven of us so we were seated at a banquette. It was a little hard to hear across the table but we managed. After we ordered our drinks the manager, Eric, came to apologize for how long it was taking (we weren’t aware of the time) and brought a round of “honey badger” shots which consisted of honey citrus liquor. A really nice gesture.
What was on the table last night?
Corn chowder which was a meal in itself. Lumps of crabmeat, corn, bacon bits and thinly sliced slightly crispy fingerling potato chips. It had a slight kick to it and it could have been a meal in itself.
A double pattie grilled prime cheeseburger (see above) with all the fixings and homemade fries.
Veal meatloaf with mushrooms, a bordelaise sauce and hand mashed potatoes. Incredibly good. Enough for two of us to share.
Steak salad with the steak perfectly prepared.
Dessert? Del Frisco’s signature lemon cake, a coconut cream pie like I’ve never tasted and chocolate molten cake. All too good to not stop eating.
The wait staff? Attentive. They have to be. It’s a tough crowd in Newton, MA and a few slip ups could be the death of a restaurant! By the looks of it last night, I’d say it’s a winner.
Will we go back? Definintely.
See you at the bar….