Top of the Hub
800 Boylston St.
So if you park at the Prudential center parking lot, this restaurant will validate your parking so that the first 4 hours is only $12 which is a steal for this area (unless you can find street parking). Once our family was inside the Prudential center, we walked to the Prudential tower to check in for our restaurant reservation.
once getting cleared, we got to take the elevators to the 52nd floor (my ears popped!) and stepped off to have our coats checked and shown to our table.
we sat by the window and this was the view.
we all started off with some bread as we poured over the menu to decide what to eat. I was pretty disappointed with the cold bread.
My dad ordered a bottle of wine for the table. He went with a cabernet sauvignon.
The tartar of yellowfin tuna was beautiful in presentation with avocado and cilantro. The texture was great too for tartar; sushi-grade quality. When you got a bit of everything on your fork, it was amazing.
my sister had the beet tartar with Humboldt fog goat cheese, red wine vinagrette, candied walnut and aged balsamic. This was delicious!
I had braised shortribs with potato gnocchi, porcini mushrooms, and bechamel sauce. The portion was surprisingly small but very delicious when you combined the gnocchi and shortribs.
my brother had the Vermont Misty Knolls chicken which he devoured within minutes which must mean it was delicious.
my sister ordered the 2lb lobster which was stuffed with crabmeat. It was pretty good expect I mostly tasted the breadding.
my mom had the crusted tuna steak with coconut lemongrass rice and miso truffle butter. this sauce was so good! i would eat the sauce by itself if I could. the tuna steak was good too but made so much better with the miso truffle butter.
my dad had the grilled tenderloin of beef with blue cheese on the side. The beef alone was great but when combined with the blue cheese, the flavor really popped.
the braised lamb shank was so tender that I could barely lift it with my fork without breaking it. it was succulent and so delicious. Most people at the table were not lamb eaters but when they had some of my dish, they all agreed how good it was.
my sister ordered a plate of cookies for the table to share. They were so warm and crispy on the outside while chewy in the middle.
my brother had the creme brulee which was pretty standard.
I had the warm black cake (theyre not joking!) when I opened it, a hot chocolate liquid poured out onto the plate. When I combined it with the blackberry ice cream, it was so delicious I couldn’t stop eating even though I was already full.
not bad for a $500 meal