From Houston and Vegas to New York and now Boston, Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse is taking Beantown by storm.
The highly anticipated opening of this famed steakhouse is slated for April 23, 2011 at the newly renovated Liberty Wharf area in the Seaport District. Located right on the water, Del Frisco's promises to be an incredible addition to the city.
You could enjoy a drink on the spectacular outdoor deck that seats up to 70 (complete with patio heaters and glass windbreakers - yes, they have thought of everything) and overlooks Logan Airport. It provides an amazing seat for music lovers adjacent to the outdoor concerts held at the Bank of America Pavilion or an upscale dinner inside. Either way, there will be something for everyone here.
Its seaside location also affords boaters the opportunity to pull right up to one of the six docks and come in for an afternoon lunch. There are also boat taxis available from Logan Airport and downtown.
General Manager Gregg Rinaldi recently took me on a private hard hat tour of the space, which is still under construction. The more than 13,000-square-foot restaurant offers several private dining rooms complete with flat-screen TVs (one even has a 120-inch screen), floor-to-ceiling ocean views from every table and an impressive selection of more than 10,000 bottles of wine on hand.
"The restaurant will feature about 1,500 selections of wine with 28 to 30 available by the glass," Rinaldi said. "The wine will be temperature controlled at 58 degrees so it will be the perfect temperature by the time it reaches the table. There will also be 16 or 17 wine walls throughout the restaurant."
Executive Chef Derek Barragan comes to Boston from the Fort Worth location and will be featuring a menu of prime cuts of beef that are served on 350 degree plates including a bone-in ribeye, 24-ounce porterhouse, filet mignon and veal porterhouse. Being in New England, naturally Barragan knows the seafood selection will be paramount to Bostonians and will feature dishes like shrimp scampi, sesame seared tuna and crab cakes.
The best part about the restaurant, aside from the steaks, arguably just might be the view. "Every table inside the restaurant will have an incredible ocean view," Rinaldi added. "This is the first waterfront location for Del Frisco's and we are excited about that. We are getting all of our fish from Foley's Fish Market so Derek will be able to go over there and hand select the fish that will be featured on the menu."