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Grill 23 & Bar
Grill 23 & Bar

Grill 23 & Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.grill23.com
  • Phone: (617) 542-2255
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm -10:30pm, Friday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm; Bar: Opens at 4:30 Daily. PLEASE NOTE: Neither shorts nor athletic wear are permitted in the main dining room. They are permitted in the bars and private dining rooms, as space permits.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Jay Murray
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Wine
  • Catering: For Private Dining Information, please contact Brian Mills

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Stuart Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet at 5:00pm / $16 per car
A word from Grill 23 & Bar
Grill 23 & Bar has been Boston’s top Steak and Seafood Grill for over 25 years. Consistently named Boston's Best Steakhouse by The Improper Bostonian Magazine and Boston Magazine, as well as New England's Best Steakhouse in New England Travel & Leisure Magazine. Always striving to offer our guests the best dining experience, Executive Chef Jay Murray delivers only the best all natural dry-aged prime beef to our customers. In addition to the A La Carte selections, Chef Murray creates an innovative and inventive weekly Signature Specials menu, which emphasizes the region’s freshest bounty. Grill 23 & Bar proudly offers a 900+ bottle wine list that encompasses wines from around the world and is the recipient Wine Spectator’s Best of-Award of Excellence since 2002. Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Diner Reviews
  • "Grill 23 always delivers. Food and service are excellent, staff is attentive without being disruptive."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "My family and friends (table of 8)dined at Grill 23 while in Boston for business. We had a wonderful time and enjoyed the food, service and atmosphere very much. I had a shrimp cocktail and chopped salad and was somewhat disappointed in the salad (too little salad for the price and very few greens) BUT everything else was great. I tried several of the other entrees. The Mac and Cheese was to-die-for but again, a pretty small serving for the price ($10). Very good food overall and well presented. The coconut cake was excellent, as well. We enjoyed the $23 selection of wines which are available on Sundays and Mondays."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Grill 23 is a large steak house with great steaks and other delicious fare. The excellent food is complemented with a courteous staff and attentive management making your visit perfect from start to finish!"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Everything was just great. Service, food and the drinks. The atmosphere was electric, we never felt rushed. We will definitely 100% be back. I would recommend Grill 23 to anyone I know."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • " Outstanding food and atmosphere!!! We are never disappointed when we dine at Grill 23."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We went expecting high prices and were not disappointed in that area. For such an upscale restaurant, it was definitely lacking a flower or candle on the table! Presentation of good was not special, in fact there was no PRESENTATION!, no edging even of parsley. My Caesar salad was just plopped on a plate, I have been to a restaurant where it was served in a cheese shell, I will always remember that.food was good, NOT OUTSTANDING"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Brought my boyfriend here for his birthday dinner. Had a wobbly table that the waiter fixed gracefully when he noticed. Great food. Spot on service. My only complaint is that our table was a bit small but there was a ledge that we and the waiter utilized. Great for a special occasion if you have the money to spend."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Never fails and nobody compares! Front of the house to back always a great experience."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "I made a reservation for 5 people. We arrived and the host took us upstairs and walked us to a table. He looked confused... The table was set for 8 people and he said, do you mind waiting? We said, sure but we can sit here, we don't mind.. He said no, I think there's been a mistake. He came back and seated us at a square table for 4. My daughter has been in the restaurant business so she reached under the table unlatched some hooks and now we had a circular table for 5. Okay, the waiter was like a joke. We asked him how the mac and cheese is and he shrugged and said it's "okay" This went on with other things we asked about. The saving grace to our disastrous night was a tall waiter with a beard and a gregarious charm."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "We ate dinner in the upstairs bar with our two children and had an absolutely perfect dinner. We ate early ( 530pm), and we had pristine service through our entire dinner. The meal itself was amazingly good, and we did not leave hungry!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Impeccable service. The oysters were outstanding. Steak was great."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Quite possibly the best dining experience in Boston. Not only are the staff attentive and friendly (thank you Jake, Brad, Benji, and Jeff!), the steaks are always perfectly cooked to your specifications, and the wine selection is impressive. Keep up the good work Grill 23!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We were celebrating a birthday. Hadn't been there in years and was very impressed. Beautiful bar and loved 2-tier restaurant. Most in the party had beef and were very satisfied. Sides were OK. Prefer onion strings to those we had. Server was a stand-out. Answered questions, good sense of humor and very attentive. Usually prefer the waterfront but would definitely return."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "From our first entry through the doors, you are greeted by clean cut gentlemen wearing two piece suits, servers that are professional and versed in providing upscale service. The food is elegant and plated with care and artistry. We will return here."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Amazing prompt service with a smile Excellent food choice Great location"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "My husband and I spent the evening in Boston and Grill 23 was highly recommended as the place to dine. I usually prefer seafood but my husband loves a great strip steak. Grill 23 does serve several seafood selections, but this evening the type of preparations were not as appealing as the steak, so I chose the Prime twin fillets. We started out sharing the most wonderful fried calamari appetizer which sat on top of a delicious light creamy pepperoncini sauce. It was fabulous! The meats were prepared to perfection yet we both agreed that we've had even better elsewhere. The port wine sauce served alongside the fillets was in a class by itself!! The recipe is online. Our waiter was most charming and attentive to our every request."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "We went there for a special occasion, table for 2. Our waiter was knowledgeable about the menu and different options available to us, as one of us was vegan and the other a carnivore. Also the waiter was very professional when we had to send the steak back and be recooked (was not to our liking). He ended up taking care of the coffees for us which was very much appreciated. The noise level was a little higher than I expected but it was acceptable; that is expected I guess with a rather open floor plan. Overall a great evening and wonderful food!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "On my first visit, amazing! Everything was perfect - I couldn't wait to go back. The second time - a $300 dinner for two should be much, much, better - one of the two steaks, cooked "medium rare" was so dry I should have sent it back but didn't - my fault - but there are plenty of other places to go in Boston that know how to get things done correctly the first time. I won't be going back."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Have been to Grille 23 many times, the service really sets it apart. Took my son for his 18th birthday, our server, Jen, was fantastic. My son was thrilled with the experience and defiantly wants to return."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "This was our fourth times in six visit to Boston. By far Grill 23 is my favorite restaurant, seafood soup and the crab cake are amazing. My husband always took different steaks or meat and never complain about anything. Martini's are excellent too! We are going back in late August and we will go back again."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The place is awesome. The food is always excellent and the service is wonderful."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Service was just adequate. Certainly nothing special. Very fast in and out type of feeling. Certainly not a restaurant for a romantic occasion. We had to tell the waiter to slow it down or we would have been out in half an hour for a bill over 250.00 dollars."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Let me start by saying our waiter was nice, however the food was not worth the price. When you are spending $200 on dinner you expect to be able to tweak an item here or there. I am personally a very picky eater and like things very plain. I requested that the mashed potatoes be made without garlic infused butter, the waiter was very nice but informed me that they are pre-made (which seemed odd for a $10 side) and I could not be accommodated. I have been to several of the nicer Boston steak houses and they were all able to fulfill such a small request. Anyway the tenderloin was good just not the type of service I am used to when shelling out that much dough. I would suggest another steak house in the area if I had it to do over."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "As a steakhouse, Grill 23 delivers an excellent dining experience. Great food, service and overall----you wont be disappointed."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Grill 23 was recommended to me by a friend. Both of us had the filet which was EXCELLENT. This was also my girlfriends 30th bday and they came out with this perfect sized desert for her with a piece of white chocolate that said Happy Bday on it. It was perfect."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "First of all, I ordered a half bottle of Duckhorn merlot 2010. They brought 2011. Opened it,then told me. Then order bone-in ribeye, they brought aged rib eye instead. Over cooked even tho I ordered medium. Caesar salad was wilted and way over dressing. Made even soggier. Over all not nearly the experience I had last time. From out of town."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "We visited on the occasion of our anniversary and were blown away. It was the most positive dining experience I've had in Boston - best Cosmo I've ever had! The calamari appetizer was crisp and large enough to share. My boyfriend ordered the 100 day aged Ribeye, which was the most flavorful piece of meat I have ever tasted. He was in heaven! He also ordered the mashed potatoes and creamed spinach for sides, both were plentiful and first class dishes. I ordered the beef tenderloin, which came with mashed potatoes and port wine au jus. The meat was tender and the sauce was rich and delicious. The portions were so large that we didn't have room for dessert! However, the fantastic waiter brought over a scoop of ice cream on the house."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Very disappointed in the food. The service was excellent, Tim and Sebastian could not be more attentive but the food was really lacking. The seafood chowder tasted like dishwater with some potatoes thrown in and there were too many of those. The lobster that was in the bowl was hard and chewy. My wife's filet mignon had fat in it, a real no no for good filet. My bone-in-ribeye was okay but lacked flavor and I asked for it medium but it was more medium/well. If I got this meal at my local restaurant on the South Shore, I'd be okay with it but for a place as renowned and EXPENSIVE as Grill 23, we were both very very disappointed and will stick to the Capital Grille in the future. Apparently Grill 23 is living off past laurels."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Excellent food and very extensive wine list. We had the 100 Day Aged Rib Eye and the Crusted Tuna with a side of the cognac mushrooms. Ambiance was very nice, lively. Somewhat loud, but was downstairs - perhaps upstairs would be quieter. Great staff. Worth every penny."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "My business meeting at Grill 23 was great as it always is here. Great food, great service. It all led to a great meeting."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Due to it's location, the atmosphere is professional. The menu and food are about a half point below the very top of the list, and the staff is outstanding. The valet service is exceptional. Lively, but noisy, so the conversations carry, but don't let that detract you from celebrating a special occasion or a business dinner there. You won't be disappointed."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "My wife and I had the opportunity to dine at Grill 23. I heard about the venue from a former colleague. She mentioned the food was fantastic. The overall experience was completely beyond our expectations! The venue was perfect, the ambiance was typical old school steakhouse (quite a bit of wood, tapestries, lovely aromas of meat and laid back but not frivolous), the service was the best we have had in the United States, the meat was very, very, very good and the sides were perfect. The entire experience reminded us of the old Queue de Cheval in Montreal. I had the 100 day dry aged Ribeye....for meat lovers, this is your steak!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Very nice restaurant and wonderful food. Would have liked to have been seated somewhere other than next to one of the large pillars. Limited our view. But everything else was wonderful."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "A lot of younger waiters trying to substitute charm for proficiency. Steaks were all cooked one step too long (e.g. med. rare was med.) Sides were all very good. I mentioned an $80 bottle of wine to the waiter and asked for the sommelier to see if he could suggest something better in that price range. Waiter returned and said sommelier had no other suggestions and would not be coming to the table. Our bottle was brought to the table 5 minutes after our steaks. Steaks were just ok. This place is close to Abe and Louie's, Smith and Wilensky's, Mooo, Morton's and others. I'll hit one of them next time."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The waiter recommended the aged beef and both the 100 day aged ribeye and the aged New York were absolutely fabulous. The mac and cheese was also amazing. Definitely not a meal that you would have often, but what a treat. Both steaks are large enough to share unless you have a healthy appetite. Restaurant is very loud though and needs to add some nice summer Rose wines to the list."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Boston has many esteemed victual establishments offering fine dining and impeccable service at a price. Although the meal was excellent, I was not impressed with the service here."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Steak frites was excellent, but could have used less frites. The tator tots were odd-I think they used truffle oil, but the menu didn't state that. I don't like truffle oil-so only had a few. The onion rings were outstanding. They had a nice wine by the glass selection. My dining partners were not wine drinkers so it was nice to get quality wine by the glass. Dessert menue was kind of boring."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "We celebrated our 36th Anniversary on Wednesday evening, 6/18/14, and the food was terrific. From the salad right down to the dessert, it was exceptional. Our server Jeffrey was absolutely wonderful. Can't thank you enough for a memorable dinner."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Both foods and service were very good. Wait staff were attentive and helpful. It was a very joyful dining experience on a Tuesday evening."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Grill 23 is my favorite restaurant in Boston. It is my "go to" for all special occasions, and sometimes just because I want a great steak. The Kobe Cap Steak and the 100 Day Dry Aged Ribeye are fantastic. The staff is welcoming, the service is outstanding. The recent renovations have only made the restaurant more comfortable and inviting."
    Dined on 6/15/2014