Umbria Prime
Umbria Prime

Umbria Prime

  • 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 6173387204
  • 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.
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Umbria Prime reviews from OpenTable diners
54 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.8
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
77% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (20)neighborhood gem (20)special occasion (17)fit for foodies (15)notable wine list (11)great for lunch (7)good for groups (7)late-night find (5)vibrant bar scene (4)hot spot (3)great for outdoor dining (3)Show More
  • With your good clients!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/24/2014
    Umbria has a high end business vibe, in the financial district. Very good eating!
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot
    TriplemomVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Nice neighborhood type restaurant. Great service and food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hits all the right notes.
    leeleeCT
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    The polished, quiet atmosphere encourages you to immerse yourself in a great dining experience. The food was incredible, filet mignon with bernaise sauce and the salmon were delicious, as well as the appetizers and sides. Menu is on the pricey side and items are sold ala carte, but portions are extremely generous and shareable. We will make Umbria Prime a regular stop when we are in Boston.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never dissappointed
    KapersVIP
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Pasta dishes always seems fresh and the steaks are cooked to profession. Great for small groups!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • we really liked it
    kaymt
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    The restaurant itself is very nice, and has a great bar area while waiting for your table, or even to eat at itself. I'd say, the steak selection was a little overpriced, even compared to other high end steak houses in the city. My boyfriend and I went here to celebrate a special occasion. We split the 32 oz porterhouse for 2, it was the best deal and the steak was excellent. We also enjoyed the larage selection of the raw bar.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently good food and service
    ChowhoundVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    We have been to this restaurant several times over the past year and we believe that it is one of the better restaurants in the financial district. All of the ingredients, including the seafood and meat, are fresh, of high quality and well-prepared. The service is friendly and efficient and the restaurant itself is attractive. We have had some very nice dinners with the family at Umbria Prime. On occasions when we have been looking for a faster and less expensive option, sitting at the bar and sharing a couple of items has also worked well for us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Nice Find!
    CRW2
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Professional staff, excellent food, relatively low noise level. My first visit. It was a Monday night, but was pretty busy. I sensed they had a lot of repeat customers. I know why! I'll be one of them.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oct 2014
    BasalSkull
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Group dinner with colleagues, good food, reasonable price, good ambience, no complaints, definitely would go again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what I remember
    Local
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I recall one of my first experiences there being good, nice vive, service and good quality food. Seems like its lost a step. Service was slow, food was OK, some better than others. Was looking forward to the ribeye (they didn't have any). Specials weren't clear. Better values, experiences and quality elsewhere.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Italian Chophouse
    pmnyVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Always good food and service at Umbria. Nice wine list. there are two dinning rooms one on the first floor and the second upstairs.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So consistent
    BTBOSVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    They food, service and overall experience just continue to repeat as top performer, time after time. This is one of my absolute favorites
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • On business
    Foodlovegood
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    I first noticed it late night and ate at the bar, then went back to take associates for dinner a few days later.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This restaurant was not romantic.
    notafan
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This place was a big disappointment. I would not go there again, nor would I recommend it to anyone. The menu was very pricey, and the food wasn't worth it.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was good, service wasn't
    dabradVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The food was good. Crab cakes and Carpaccio were a great way to start off the meal. The porterhouse for 2 and the lobster mash potatoes, were cooked perfectly. The only complaint I have is about the service. Our waiter never gave us the specials of the day. He spent much of his time taking to a different table. He didn't check for refills on beverages. I guess they don't have a dessert menu either, because he listed off a bunch of item and left for us to decide. We decided to go elsewhere for dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Happy it was restaurant week.
    tlark
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Let me start off by saying the wine was quite enjoyable. The mussels, both orders were gritty beyond acceptance. Our server handled the situation well, however and this was appreciated. Replaced with a burrata salad which was appetizing... We ordered sparkling water --one of our glasses was refilled with tap water by the busser. Our entrees of black salmon, was not asked what temp I preferred it to be cooked; and roasted chicken, cooked to the point of complete dryness. This, along with no discerning taste to any of the rest of our food was quite disappointing. At this point we asked for our dessert, the panna cotta to go. Its taste unfortunately, oily....still trying to understand this...fat content too high in the heavy cream perhaps??
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Lunch
    pkep
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    went here for lunch , food was excellent, service was very good. we loved the re-purposed old building that it was in.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Middle of the road
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I have dined here a number of times. The food and service is either on the mark or way off. On this visit the food was mediocre.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was super, BUT
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    The food and service were superb, BUT their air conditioning was NOT working and the restaurant was steaming HOT.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Plenty to choose from for restaurant week but service was very slow and was expecting steak as a choice on the menu for the price of the lunch.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very Good Dine Out Boston Lunch
    mrstibsVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Have wanted to try Umbria for awhile so this was a good chance to do that. The Dine Out Boston menu was good. I had the bibb lettuce salad and my friend had the tomato basil soup. We both enjoyed our first course. For the entree, I got the brick chicken and my friend got the braised short ribs. Both were very flavorful although I did not enjoy the broccoli rabe but the potatoes were good. For dessert, we both had the panna cota which was delicious. Overall, good experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great Date Night
    DB12
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Went to Umbria for the first time during restuaramt week and it was great. I took my girlfriend there and we both had a great time. The ambiance is superb and the food was we'll prepared and very tasty. Overall a great dinner.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wrong choice
    ReturntoBigaVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Steaks were undercooked all around. Side were not fresh. Waiterss would disappear for 30 minutes.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Umbria Prime
    bostonmargi
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    One of my favorites that never disappoints. Food is always top notch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • for the price it was not worth it
    jaymill
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    I decided to take my girlfriend to Umbria after having a good experience with my friends 8 months earlier. The atmosphere is wonderful and the wait staff was extremely attentive, but that is where the accolades end. The dinner was extremely subpar especially for those prices. First, the restaurant did not have the porterhouse for 2, I could understand if it were extremely busy. Secondly, the bone end ribeye was very fatty, however some of the steak was delectable and cooked perfectly. We had to send a cold baked potato back and the second one wasn't that much better. The broccoli rabe was not good and I would not recommend it. The price did not match the quality
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 30 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 791 reviews are from the Umbria Prime reviews archive.
  • Great Meal
    Harvey
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    The rib eye was one of the best I have ever eaten. The potato and carrots were great. The waiter was very attentive and gracious. Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Had a great meal! Service was a little slow at the beginning but ended up being it's attentive self.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food
    lovediningout
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ambience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was just ok
    DJ73
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, disappointing service
    Food
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Food is awesome. Service is very, very ordinary. Staff seems disengaged. Check your bill in details.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Would not recommend
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best Steaks in Boston
    Shack2053VIP
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Great place. Wonderful for food ambience and romantic outings
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice dinner
    selectivechefVIP
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Every time is fantastic . .
    lovetoeatVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Umbria Prime…a real find!
    Bx2BostonVIP
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Saturday was my husband's
    Peasley
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food and scene for a
    BigTimmyCase
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Steak
    AndyVIP
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    My date and I got the porterhouse steak to split, was amazing, really amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was outstanding.
    Jwend
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate