- 9 lives Nov 6, 2001 08:04 PM
This is Todd English's new steak restaurank in the Park Plaza. I haven't eaten here yet but I heard from a friend that the steak was great. I was in the area tonight and stopped in...beautiful bar and dining room, very dramatic, soft red lighting. Anyone been yet?
my husband went, met English, ate prime rib, friend had veal, neither were impressed...I frankly have a problem with restaraunts that charge 40+ for a porterhouse that they simply cook and then charge for sauces and sides on top///yes I have been to Morton's and the like and will most likely return but the whole concept baffles me when I can just as readily heat up the bbq and toss in a giant baked potatoe at home...there is no art in this type of joint, just high prices for simple cooking
I've been twice now. The place itself is beautiful and the big, open kitchen is a lot of fun to watch. Many of the comments made by "gyppielou" are valid - it is pricey, perhaps too pricey. It IS annoying that everything is a la carte. Oddly, for such an expensive place, they have a good number of reasonably priced wines on their list.
Anyway, I think the steak is incredible - the NY Sirloin and the Porterhouse were some of the best I've had. I did think that the prime rib was lacking. The venison was also pretty superior. For appetizers, the Seoul-style shortribs (app) were great. The mussels were perfect one visit and poor the next.
No thoughts on the desserts as I have never been hungry enough to try them after the main course.
Bonfire is a little hit or miss right now. Some stuff is truly great, some needs work, but here's to hoping it gets sorted out because the place has high potential.
Embarrassingly, my experience with Boston steakhouses is limited, to say the least. People I've dined with at Bonfire thought that the steak was better than at Palm (though I havent heard much good about Palm in Boston), and not as good as Cap. Grill. It is different. Bonfire offers a lot of non-steak, south american-inspired dishes. As a result, the places that really ONLY do steak, may beat them out on that front.