This past Sunday Funday Findamazingfood-day was a bit more special than others. I was, and still am, in Boston to celebrate my sister’s 20th birthday! Her birthday was actually yesterday the 9th, but since we were raised believing our birthdays are very special and celebrate-able, it’s a week-long celebration.
I’ve been known to brag about my sister’s hobby of consuming quality steak, but no one believes it until they see her in action. For her first “party” we found ourselves some juicy meat.
So after our failed attempt at getting matching tattoos (a very sad story for another time.) we headed over to Long Wharf to visit the Boston Chart House, my sister’s pick for best steakhouse in Boston. We arrived around 5:30pm without a reservation, and were greeted by a 45 minute wait. But since we weren’t necessarily in need of the white table-cloth and candle light atmosphere, and we couldn’t take advantage of the harbor view due to the rain, we opted for sitting in the bar area right next to the TV. It’s football season after all!
Our waiter was very impressed when he brought us water and we quickly spit out our food order . Two 10 oz prime ribs, Three 8 oz blue cheese Filet Mignon’s; four plates with mashed potatoes, mine with broccoli. Creamed spinach and sizzling mushrooms to share as sides, and to finish we ordered the Chart House signature dessert, Hot Chocolate Lava Cake, with a candle to sing happy birthday.
Since this meal was brought to us courtesy of my sister’s birthday she choose the most memorable part of the meal. She was particularly taken with the creamed spinach despite her Filet Mignon being “perfection”. In her words, “the creamed spinach was tremendously tasty and was uniquely topped with bread crumbs. Delish!”.
I would be lying if I said I would go there to celebrate my birthday next year, but to say the Boston Chart House ended my week perfectly and started my sister’s birthday fantastically would be a serious understatement.