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Umbria Prime
Umbria Prime

Umbria Prime Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.umbriaprime.com
  • Phone: (617) 338-1000
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch weekdays 11:30 to 2:30 p.m. ; Dinner: Mon – Fri from 5:30 to 11 p.m.; Sat from 5:00 to 11:00 p.m.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Gianni Caruso
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Dancing, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: FROM CORPORATE DINNERS AND LUNCHES, board meetings, cocktail receptions, product launches, sales presentations, birthdays, rehearsal dinners to wedding receptions, UMBRIA PRIME provides your group with the very best in private dining in Boston. Our first class venue offers multifunctional space for you to choose from which can accommodate groups of 10 to 450.
  • Private Party Contact: Jesslyn Delaney (617) 338-7204
  • Entertainment: PRIME THE NIGHTCLUB IS OPEN FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND HOLIDAY SUNDAYS 10PM - 2AM.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Broad St.
  • Public Transit: Orange/Blue Line: State Street Red Line: Downtown Crossing/South Station
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet available every day after 5:30pm Street and metered parking is also available Two parking garages in close vicinity
A word from Umbria Prime
Umbria Prime, located at 295 Franklin Street, is situated in the heart of Boston's Financial District, just steps away from the waterfront. With an ambience mirroring that of an Italian Villa, the restaurant, surrounded by rustic brick walls, Italian marble and hardwood floors offer a romantic dinner setting and an inviting atmosphere for cocktails. Umbria Prime specializes in traditional steakhouse fare including corn-fed, 21-day dry-aged beef, chops and fresh seafood as well as artisan Umbrian pastas. Diners can also enjoy a large selection of Californian and Italian wines.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Had a great meal! Service was a little slow at the beginning but ended up being it's attentive self."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I had the ginger Tuna tartar and I wasn't impress. Also we order the chicken ravioli which was terrible. Service was great and ambience.Also the salad was really good."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The walls near my table were broken and unsightly. The inside badly needs repair including restrooms. Service and food were great when you see walls and ceilings like this you worry about the kitchen conditions."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Umbria was fine. Celebrated our Aniversary there. For the prices the ambiance did not match. Pop music was loudly heard overhead. We ordered the porthouse steak for 2. It was cooked as ordered. The sides were good too. For the $200+ tab, it just did not meet my expectations."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Food is awesome. Service is very, very ordinary. Staff seems disengaged. Check your bill in details."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "It is overpriced for okay food. For the prices comparable to top steakhouses in Boston, this was a huge disappointment. The sides were good, but main dishes wouldn't be worth going back for prices $36-$60. For these prices/caliber of restaurant they are trying to be, the bathroom is disgusting. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Met a friend for a mid-week boy's steak night and we were not disappointed. After sticking with the Boylston steak houses for so long, we decided to venture to the Financial District area. Ordered the Sirloin and it was perfectly cooked, and came with a stick of bone marrow, such a pleasant surprise and fantastically yummy. Usual group of side dishes but all cooked perfectly. A plus of the menu is the balance of pasta dishes, seafood and the great steaks (35 day dry-aged!). Good wine list, with a heavy Italian preference, and well-matched for the menu. We will be back!"
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Great place. Wonderful for food ambience and romantic outings"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "The food was good but not distinctive, and that even includes a salad, which lacked enough dressing and flavors. I did not have a steak though, which I would imagine is their specialty. Service was fine. I would go back for convenience, but given the high prices, would probably look at other choices, as well. "
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "On quiet Franklin St. this is a superb restaurant on many levels. Great steaks, seafood, and shellfish. Food preparation is awesome. Menu is very interesting and tempting. We love the service, and the atmosphere is low key, quiet even when full, no hurrying you along, and a lot of wood. No need to seek out the North End for an authentic Italian experience. If you're staying at the Langham Hotel, it's just a short walk, you can see Umbria when you walk out the front door. If you go here, you'll fall in love with it. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "I have been to Umbria several times….one-on-one, and in larger groups…always walk away very satisfied and very happy. Great menu choices and selections…excellent blend of steakhouse and elegant italian cuisine. Service is always friendly and accommodating. Wine list is very broad without being overwhelming…food is fast to table and tasty. Ambiance is fit for both intimate setting, friendly gatherings and business! It is in Boston's Financial District…walking distance to waterfront and Fanueil Hall. It is worth finding!"
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Saturday was my husband's birthday and this restaurant has been on his list for a while. This waitress was very accommodating and answered all of my questions (I have a dairy allergy and I don't eat meat). I started with the Prime Cosmo, one of the best I've had and my husband ordered a bottle of red. The waitress let us enjoy our cocktails at a nice pace. I ordered the lobster cocktail and the Chilean Sea Bass. The lobster cocktail was the only disappointment of the evening. To be fair, it was a lot of lobster, but I think the taste of the lobster got lost in the shallots and other additions. The Sea Bass was outstanding, sweet and creamy in a tomato broth, also a side of Italian fries, also very good."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "great food and scene for a business dinner. Oysters selection and wine list very good. Loved the Sea bass. Osso buco was outstanding. Lamb shank looked great."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "My date and I got the porterhouse steak to split, was amazing, really amazing."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "The food was outstanding. I would have given a 5-star rating for service, but the host and hostess were somewhat rude when we arrived; our waitress was top-notch."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I truly feel I'm a professional Diner...I enjoy fine dining...and great professional service makes the restaurant... Umbria is a great place for a romantic evening...Our service (Antonio) was very kind, soft spoken, answered all questions, very professional...he knew his audience...great job... The food was fabulous/succulent...Apps of Oysters Lobster Cocktail were deliicous...However, by far and wide THE BEST Shrimp Coctail..I've had recently.....total awesome...Chilean SeaBass was very delicious..I had the Filet...incredible...the Hand cut seasoned French Fries were very flavorfull...as was the Wild Mushrooms...great meal great place...go there and enjoy..."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Went for Boston dine out. Had the filet mignon,it cut like butter. We had the oysters for an appetizer,they were fresh and tender. The filet was quite large,we asked for salt and pepper because of the other reviews,but did not really need them. We've been here a couple of years before and the meal was just as excellent. You need to really appreciate a good cut of meat to enjoy this out of the way place. We will certainly be back. Can't understand the other reviews about seasoning most places overseason so much you don't taste the actual food. The service was excellent,we were in and out with drinks in about an hour,got to have after dinner drinks on the town. Almost no room for dessert. Don't let the other reviews make you miss this place!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "My party chose from both the restaurant week menu and the regular menu, but were disappointed. The food is fine but nothing extraordinary at least for our choices which were salmon and a veal osso bucco."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Filet was a little dry and lacking flavor. Expected better for the price."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We came for Boston Restaurant Week. This place is a little pricey but the foods are delicious. Good service too."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "We went for lunch for restaurant week as advertised on the restaurant week it was $20.00. When we got there for our reservation it was $25.00. The food and atmosphere were good, the service just ok. It wasn't really any time of bargain though."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "After having two very enjoyable lunches previous to this one, this was not. It was due to an incompetent server. Food was slow to come and drinks even slower. The food was very good when it did come but somewhat cool. Overall I feel the restaurant is worth another visit."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "I went here for restaraunt week and everything was very very delicious. It is on the pricey side for drinks, but we were getting such a deal for the restaurant week prices it didn't matter to us. The steak was cooked perfectly and the canolis were really good. The cheesecake was so light and yummy. The mozzarella and tomato salad was very fresh. I only say that I felt rushed by the service. We sat down and within minutes of seating us we were asked twice if we knew what we wanted. I had only gotten my jacket and purse on the chair and sat down the first time they asked. They were busy though. BUT it was still very very very good."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Service lacking personality or engagement. Food was mediocre but nothing to rave about. Filet was cooked right (medium rare) but was so-so and plain, potatoes and rabe were lukewarm at best. Nothing special. Would not run back any time soon. Plenty of other amazing places that are worth spending your money at."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "restaurant week is a fantastic opportunity to try some fine dining I made a reservation for lunch, and made a special note that we would be celebrating a birthday This is a high end steak house, white linen table cloths, the wait staff was all male, in crisp, clean uniforms We had mussels, Caesar salad, fresh bread basket was complimented with oil & roasted garlic The main course was short ribs for me, fantastic, my guest had a chicken pasta dish that she said was fine but she would not order again When they brought the cannoli, it was served with a "Happy Birthday' message written in a raspberry coulis I had the NY Cheesecake, it was delicious the coffee was 3.75 a cup, so worth it, for a minute I thought I was in Europe I would go back"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "We tried Umbria Prime for the first time during restaurant week. After reading some of the negitive comments on line we were a bit concerned. Should not have been. The Hostess was very friendly, our server just wonderful and the food could not have been better. We had a great time and will definately be back again."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "Went for Boston Restaurant Week Dinner. The service was poor, they did not seem to care that we were there or bother greeting us. Food was just as bad with tiny oysters and a tasteless filet mignon. Cheesecake was the size of a square inch. Overall, disappointing for supposedly classy establishment."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We have been to Umbria Prime st least a dozen times and it never disappoints. It is our go to place to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries or just a night out. We will certainly be back!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I went for the restaurant week menu. The buffalo mozzarella app and cheesecake desert were both delicious. However the entree was very underwhelming. The fillet was big (surprisingly) and was cooked properly but wasn't seasoned properly and wasn't very juice... very bland for a "dry aged" steak. As I was leaving I could see the steaks being pre-cooked in the oven as I saw about 25 steaks just sitting around. The place wasn't that busy and I would have prefered my steak cook to order. The waiter wouldn't switch out my broccoli rabe for anything else even after I told him I didn't like it. Also, we only got about a spoonful of mashed potatoes and for a steak and mashed potatoes kind of guy that is clearly not enough."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Went to Umbria with a group of friends for restaurant week, and was not very impressed. The food was fine, however the service was terrible. We had one person in our party of 5 that was a slow eater - they brought out everyone's steaks (including hers) while she was still eating her appetizer. Then they brought out our desserts while 3 people were still eating their main courses. They were obviously trying to rush us out of there. If they didn't want people to come to their restaurant for restaurant week then they should not have participated. I've been to several steakhouses in the Boston area and have never seen such rude service. I will stick to my 2 favorites: Del Frisco's and Morton's in the future."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "This is a steakhouse, so I assumed the steak would be good. Naturally, I ordered the steak off of the restaurant week menu. It came out so charred that the entire outside was crunchy. The inside was perfectly medium, as I ordered it, but I had to spend 5 full min scraping the burnt char off of the entire thing. I really regret not having sent it back (which I've only ever done once before) because it was actually crunchy and not at all worth it. The entire meal was ruined because of how badly it was burnt. I expected quality would suffer a little bit because it's restaurant week, but I ended up paying $40 for the worst steak that I have ever had. The waitress, however, was great! The wine selection was good but they were out of a few."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "This restaurant is a little hard to find the signage could be better. But the food was worth it. We were experimenting with this place as part of Dine out Boston. The steak was excellently prepared a good size and well seasoned. The service was attentive without being annoying. The olive bread is delicious. The only criticism really is that they skimped a little on the sides, there could have been another scoop of mashed potatoes or a little more broccoli rabe but they were well made and is they were going to skimp somewhere for Dine Out Boston it is better on the sides than the protein."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "A majority of us got the rib and it was absolutely delicious. The other couple of people ordered the salmon and also raved about it. I would recommend this restaurant to a friend."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "My g/f and I enjoy partaking in Boston's Restaurant Week and love trying new spots. We looked at many different places and found that Umbria had the best menu options for us. We had an early reservation (5:30p I believe) and the restaurant was pretty full, many business people were dining. If you enjoy a goooooood steak for a reasonable price, go here!!"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Food is always outstanding! Will definitely go back."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Good place for business lunch as it is located in the heart of downtown. Went there for restaurant week but apparently their menu wasn't what was stated on the restaurant week website (it was actually more expensive and menu items were different!). They did grant us the price we saw online, but the food itself wasn't as great...dishes came out either too bland or too salty."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Went here a few days ago for the restaurant week dinner. Was hoping to find a new steak place where I can take my clients during lunch/dinner but probably will not return here again. A few of us ordered the 35 Days Aged Filet Mignon and boy was that a mistake. Medium-rare should be warm red center; firmer. We received Medium instead. Medium should be pink and firm, we received medium-well/well-done. Regardless of how the steak were cooked, there wasn't any seasoning at all. Where's the salt and pepper? A friend have to use Tabasco sauce to finish his steak. Also when you change the prix fix menu, change it on the site also."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Great food and service, kinda tight space wise. Would absolutely revisit."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Disappointed that the website boston restaurant week showed $33 and when 6 of us got there it was $38 when we told them they said it was not the correct website to use! Also hate a restaurant who gives you back dirty knives and forks from appetizers and when you ask for clean ones they give you a nasty look."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "A group of coworkers went to lunch and we enjoyed it immensely. It gave us a chance to enjoy time out of the office. Food was terrific and the atmosphere was wonderful."
    Dined on 3/18/2014