Grill 23 & Bar
Grill 23 & Bar

Grill 23 & Bar

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.grill23.com/
  • Phone: 6175422255
  • 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: Steak, Seafood, American
  • 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.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Grill 23 & Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
330 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (214)notable wine list (154)fit for foodies (115)romantic (114)good for groups (106)vibrant bar scene (63)hot spot (51)neighborhood gem (44)late-night find (10)kid-friendly (9)great for lunch (6)scenic view (5)great for brunch (4)great for outdoor dining (3)Show More
  • It was a great dinner. I
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/24/2008
    It was a great dinner. I would say they have the best steak by far. Desert was also very delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I normally have a great experience
    BostonFoodie
    Dined on 3/23/2008
    I normally have a great experience at Grill 23, but this time wasn't so good. Two of the three steaks were over cooked...that's disappointing since the steaks were the main reason we went, and since I ordered the most expensive steak ($49.) I won't feel so bad paying high prices for wine and deserts, but it hurts when you don't enjoy your dinner. I'm not sure I can afford another slip up. Can we be given a coupon or something? Thanks, Emilio
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We waited 40 minutes to be
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/22/2008
    We waited 40 minutes to be seated despite having a reservation. We should have been told there was a wait when we checked in in advance of our reservation. The food was excellent as always. Worth the drive from western Mass. to for a family birthday celebration that was previously snowed out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • AWESOME, AWESOME AWESOME EXPERIENCE
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 3/22/2008
    AWESOME, AWESOME AWESOME EXPERIENCE. THE BEST STAFF, THE BEST ATMOSPHERE, THE BEST FOOD. AN ALL AROUND GREAT EVENNG!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A totally wonderful evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/22/2008
    A totally wonderful evening of food,drink,and service;the perfect setting for an intimate evening amongst friends and loved-ones. MC
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A very pleasurable experience,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/22/2008
    A very pleasurable experience, our first time there. Will surely make arrangements to visit again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our waiter didn't introduce
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/22/2008
    Our waiter didn't introduce himself to us (Hello, my name is so-and-so and I will be your waiter tonight...)and although he was polite enough, he was also a little smug. Other than that, the meal was excellent.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great table and service.
    2food2fun
    Dined on 3/22/2008
    Great table and service. Food was also great - prepared how ordered (important in a steak type restaurant - I like my beef rare and this restaurant is one of the few who know what rare means). Good and inclusive wine list - though on the expensive side. Special requests through Open Table were honored and staff made sure that they knew about the special requests. Highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best restaurant I have ever
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/21/2008
    Best restaurant I have ever been to in my life! Get the Kobe Beef!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, great service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 3/21/2008
    Great food, great service. Definitely one of our new favorite restaurants in Boston! Much better than some of the other high end steak houses we have tried.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food and service was exceptional.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/19/2008
    Food and service was exceptional. one of the best steaks i have ever had. Our waiter was extremely courteous and friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • had a very nice time and a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/15/2008
    had a very nice time and a very nice dinner. could not get over how loud the place was (sat. night 7pm). i'm glad we were sitting upstairs.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of my favorite restaurants
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/15/2008
    One of my favorite restaurants and I make sure to visit when I stay in Boston. The only complaint is that it tends to get very noisy making table conversation very difficult.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We have dined at Grill 23
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/15/2008
    We have dined at Grill 23 before and had great experiences, but this time was a disappointment. A medium-well steak was served almost completely raw and the salmon plate was served cold. The coffee was served 20 minutes after dessert and we were given the bill twice- by two different waiters. Needless-to-say I wouldn't recommend it until they get their act together.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding food and service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/15/2008
    Outstanding food and service. Large dining area and high ceilings radiate a bustling, friendly vibe. I feel comfortable coming here in a suit or jeans and polo shirt, (unlike a few newer, pretentious steak houses that have opened in the past year). But, those high ceilings tend to make the noise level extremely loud.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My girlfriend brought me here
    ObanObanVIP
    Dined on 2/25/2008
    My girlfriend brought me here for my birthday. It was a very well thought out choice! The food and service were excellent! Our waitress even brought out a low-key birthday dessert which was greatly appreciated. This is one of Boston's best steak houses
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Have eaten there twice - have
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 2/19/2008
    Have eaten there twice - have not been disappointed! Good Bar scene!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food is good. Typical high
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/16/2008
    Food is good. Typical high end steakhouse. Loud. Service is good. Expensive.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I find the food expensive.
    03passat
    Dined on 2/16/2008
    I find the food expensive. I find service perfect. I find every experience great. I/We will alwaus return.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Classic steak-house atmoshpere.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 1/19/2008
    Classic steak-house atmoshpere. Visited for a special occasion and was slightly disturbed that waiter tried to push us (a two-top) quickly through our meal. Food was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My husband and I ate there
    balovestocook
    Dined on 1/8/2008
    My husband and I ate there in the summer sitting at the bar and loved it. The bartender was delightful, great drinks and the meat was outstanding as well as the sides. We had to bring our kids and celebrate our anniversary -25th-there to have a grand celebration. Big problem in every way. Menu changed so some of the sides were different and not very good. Waiter was awful, simply un interested in us (even though is was during the week and very quiet), we felt like we were bothering him in every way. The meats were not the same quality as we had had just 4 mos prior. It was like eating at a different restaurant. We would not go back and with the prices so high, why would we want to
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • best steak in the city, raw
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 12/6/2007
    best steak in the city, raw bar platter is outstanding.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Over salted steak made it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 12/1/2007
    Over salted steak made it difficult to eat and enjoy the actualy cut and taste of the meat.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Energetic? Where is the option
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/30/2007
    Energetic? Where is the option for just plain loud? Service was very mediocre for the price. Repeatedly had to signal the waiter for service. Great for bigger groups on a corporate expense account, but not for romantic dinner for two.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A bit old fashioned, but one
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 11/11/2007
    A bit old fashioned, but one of the best steakhouses in Boston.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I enjoyed my food but the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 11/9/2007
    I enjoyed my food but the server walked too quickly and we felt rushed. They were WAY too attentive and that is not a good thing- I dont need my wine glass filled every two seconds and could you please ask me if I am done BEFORE you take my plate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good and popular spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/17/2007
    Very good and popular spot in Boston. It is noisy and it is usualy very crowded, possible long wait for the table at the bar.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Did not hold up to the reputation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/28/2007
    Did not hold up to the reputation of its local buzz, found the food ok, service ok, and lack of ambiance.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of our favorites , comfort
    BillW
    Dined on 7/14/2007
    One of our favorites , comfort food presented in a special way, the deserts area great, most notable is the ginger bread sundae.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love this restaurant, has
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 5/26/2007
    Love this restaurant, has to be my favorite steak house in Boston. Never a disappointment.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I'm not one to write a lot,
    DinerX
    Dined on 3/11/2007
    I'm not one to write a lot, but I do enjoy the steaks here; they are some of the best in the city. The truffled tater tots and the rosemary/onion focaccia are great. My one issue with the last three times I have eaten here (and the reason for 3 instead of 4 stars) is the fact that everything seemed to be over-salted.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The wine list in particular
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 1/13/2007
    The wine list in particular is extremely over-piced
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great local place very intiment
    SMW4VIP
    Dined on 12/17/2006
    Great local place very intiment seating. Gets a lot of the local college kids and young and up and coming crowd. Was a very nice place to eat on our trip to Boston.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I miss the old days of having
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/17/2006
    I miss the old days of having to wear a jacket in the dining room but I understand that with the influx of so many steak houses they had to change which is unfortunate. Food is still great, service excellent but the bar seemed more like the '99' crowd in preppy clothes.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best steak, and easily our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 4/8/2006
    Best steak, and easily our favorite "up-scale" restaurant in Boston. Enjoy.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Spectacular Filet Mignon.
    JustDave
    Dined on 3/13/2006
    Spectacular Filet Mignon. Consistent quality and taste over several visits. Very noisy. Not good for business discussions.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • For the best table, request
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 12/9/2005
    For the best table, request the 2nd floor, as the environment is more intimate. I enjoy sitting just off from the bar in clubby chairs and table. I maintain that they have the best kobe beef steak in town, but Abe & Louie's is where you want to go if you want the best steak/fish in town. Extensive wine list (high mark-ups!) but wine drinkers will find almost any bottle they have ever dreamed of sipping.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Casual place - not what I
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 10/30/2005
    Casual place - not what I expected. Service was very slow. Would not patron again. If you have to go to Capital Grille - overall better.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Hit or miss with Grill 23.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 10/14/2005
    Hit or miss with Grill 23. I have been there when it is some of the best steak you ever had and I have been there on nights saying what is all the hype about. But more often than not, I have had a pleasent experience with Grill 23. A little more formal atmosphere as well. Wine list is excellent.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very expensive and very noisy
    MROB
    Dined on 9/14/2005
    Very expensive and very noisy in the downstairs DR. Food quality very good, but they are a bit abrupt in the service department. A good place to go with 5 other guys. Stay away if with family or a date.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic