Grill 23 & Bar

4.7
5109 reviews
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$50 and over
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Steak
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Notable Wine List
Brandt family beef, New England seafood, seasonal produce, decadent desserts, a world-class wine list, outstanding service and warm hospitality. A truly American experience. Boston’s top steak and seafood grill for more than 30 years. Consistently named Boston's Best Steakhouse by The Improper Bostonian Magazine and Boston Magazine. A 2000+ bottle wine list that encompasses wines from around the world and is the only Boston recipient of Wine Spectator’s Grand Award.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Steak, Seafood, American
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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 and Bar Menu: Open at 4:30 Daily. Valet begins at 5 pm. Dress is Business Casual.
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Phone number
(617) 542-2255
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Brian Kevorkian
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Catering
For Private Dining Information, please contact us at (617) 542-2255, or email us at events@grill23.com
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Stuart Street
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Parking details
Valet at 5:00pm / $21 per car
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Public transit
Green Line, Arlington T stop.
Orange Line, Back Bay Station
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Gift Card
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

Private Dining

Grill 23 & Bar offers private dining for any occasion; business breakfast and meetings, luncheons, dinners, celebrations and wedding. We have 6 distinct private rooms, including our brand new state-of-the-art Private Dining Suite that can accommodate up to 140 guests.

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Reviews from verified diners
5,109 reviews
4.7 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
79%
Very Good
15%
Good
5%
Fair
1%
Poor
0%
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.1
value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KA
4.0Dined 2 days ago

The meat cuts always fresh and well prepared. I had the rack of lamb and it was excellent and one of the best I had.

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CB
5.0Dined 2 days ago

Delicious meal, fabulous service, great atmosphere but it was LOUD! That’s my only complaint....

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OT
5.0Dined 3 days ago

AmaIkg food as always

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LH
5.0Dined 4 days ago

My wife and I went for our anniversary and had an amazing time. Three service was great. Our waiter was amazing and fun to interact with.

Dinner and dessert was delicious. Their cocktails are well crafted. And over 50 pages of wine to choose from.

Would highly recommend for a special occasion.

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BL
5.0Dined 4 days ago

Was celebrating a special occasion and was craving some good steak so I decided to give this place a go based on the positive reviews. I will say that this place did not disappoint!

First of all, parking can be hit or miss when it comes to street parking. There's a parking garage just down the street that advertises $15 after 5pm and there's valet parking offered as well if you can't find metered parking ($21 for valet parking).

The interior is absolutely huge with an upstairs and downstairs dining area. The place definitely gives a classy vibe (lots of suits and dress shirts when we were there!) though I don't know if they have a specific dress code.

The upstairs seating area is more quiet and is recommended if you want to have a more intimate dining experience. The waiters were very knowledgeable and service was prompt and pleasant.

We got the oysters as an appetizer which was very fresh and delicious (6 to an order). The bread they bring out is also tasty and has multiple different varieties to try.

For the main course I got the 100 day aged prime ribeye and it was absolutely fantastic. The flavor had a profound beefy flavor and was cooked just right. The caramelized onions was a nice balance to all that protein goodness on the plate.

For the sides we got the Tater tots and creamed spinach which were both very good (I thoroughly enjoyed the tots though I found the spinach a bit too heavy for me).

The price definitely reflects the service and quality of the food you receive so unless you're baller I would save this for special occasions!

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E
5.0Dined 5 days ago

Zach was wonderful. Our food was great

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S
4.0Dined 6 days ago

Very loud. Tables close.

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KM
5.0Dined 6 days ago

All around great experience. The 100 day aged 18 ounce ribeye was the best steak I have ever tasted in my life! The truffled tator tots were incredibly tasty. Our waiter was informative, whitty, and checked on us constantly. I’m now going to be craving this meal forever.

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P
5.0Dined 6 days ago

From the time we walked in to the time when we left, when the valet had our car ready out front, everything was flawless, handled in a friendly and professionally manner and our food was delicious. Had not been to Grill 23 for a short while but they have not lost a step. I recommend it.

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s
5.0Dined 6 days ago

Quality restaurant- excellent product.
Great restaurant in the heart of Boston.

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GW
5.0Dined 6 days ago

Fantastic steaks, great service and a extensive wine list.

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JG
5.0Dined 6 days ago

My wife and I went to Grill 23 for our anniversary. The staff was amazing as always and the food was spectacular. Our waiter Joel was very accommodating and made our anniversary dinner feel very special. We look forward to returning to Grill 23 in the future.

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t
5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Wonderful experience! Hope to be back soon!

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OT
4.0Dined on July 11, 2018

They rushed us for no reason. They were not busy as it was a Wednesday evening. They tried to clear our food before we were even finished both our salad and appetizers and later our entrees. It really diminished the experience particularly as we spent upwards of 250 dollars for the two of us.

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OT
5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

It was great!

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B
5.0Dined on July 10, 2018

There were so many fine menu choices it was hard to decide. But it was the spectacular service from our server and attention from one of the managers/supervisors that helped to make it a quite special night out. Grill 23 deserves it's fine reputation.

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S
5.0Dined on July 10, 2018

This is the defining steak and seafood house--it's the standard by which we measure all others. Simply the very best.

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BB
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Grille 23 is simply our go to restraint for special night out. The service, food and atmosphere are very special and the bench mark for when we want to go some place special

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MJ
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

My wife and I had the NY strip - this was one of the best steaks we have ever eaten -

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JM
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Once again a terrific experience at Grill 23.
Our server Meghan provided an optimum experience and was attentive to our needs before we knew what they were.😄
The food quality is top notch and the desserts also do not disappoint.
Thank You Grill 23.

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OT
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

This is my favorite restaurant ever. The food is amazing. There is nothing quite like the cap steak.

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l
5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

The food and service were excellent. We asked for a quiet table and got a wonderful, out-of-the-way location upstairs that was perfect for us.

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RW
5.0Dined on July 5, 2018

Amazing food and service. Both welcoming as well as upscale. Very enjoyable experience start to finish that I would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a special restaurant in the Boston area.

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RJ
3.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Lasagna Sunday special over cooked/burnt

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p
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

We had such a great time. It was my husband's birthday. The food was spectacular and the service just as spectacular. We have been there hundreds of times and will keep coming back.
Thank You!

Pat Haley

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EJ
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Another amazing birthday dinner celebration for my family....great food and service, in particular. It’s not cheap, but if you have a meaningful celebration, and really love steak, you can’t beat Grill 23!

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OT
5.0Dined on June 28, 2018

Service exceptional. Sommelier Siobhan was fabulous!!

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OT
5.0Dined on June 27, 2018

The service was outstanding . . . properly paced . . . server anticipated our ever need!
We had beef and it was melt in your mouth.

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SL
5.0Dined on June 27, 2018

Recommended by a friend.
Great dinner.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 26, 2018

Great night with family Food was great
Desert perfect
Would go again

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R
5.0Dined on June 26, 2018

Just love the place. It is one of my favorite restaurants in the country.

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MC
5.0Dined on June 25, 2018

Service exceptional...a bit busy/noisy but acceptable.
Definitely recommend

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OT
5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Had a wonderful time another great experience

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JP
5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Hi quality restaurant with outstanding wines and food

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OT
3.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Excellent steak but tables very close to each other and we had one obnoxiously loud couple next to us that ruined half our dinner until they left. Not a good place for any kind of intimate or romantic dinner. Skip the Wagyu beef appetizer, huge disappointment, no seasoning, not even salt, and subpar cut. Dry aged beef is phenomenal as are the asparagus and onion sides. Very much appreciated the complimentary desert for my birthday which was very good. Sangria is also top notch.

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OT
4.0Dined on June 23, 2018

I thought the food was good. I wish there were more side dish choices. I went with the spinach but there was way too much cheese in it. Everything else was OK. But, what bothered me was I had reservations at 10pm for my girlfriend's birthday last Friday night (6/22/18) and we were seated upstairs way in the back on the right side of the bar against the wall right next to two guys. We had absolutely no privacy and I'm sure the two guys felt the same way. There were plenty of other open tables we could have been given. I'm sure the reason was to accommodate staff. But, it didn't accommodate us. I would have given higher service stars if it wasn't for this issue. The hostess in a place like this should know better.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

I really enjoyed myself! The meal and staff were great!!!

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MC
4.0Dined on June 22, 2018

We had a good meal here. I had filet minion (pretty common for me) and honestly it was like a huge baseball steak cooked perfectly. It was top notch. My husband had a NY strip also fabulous.

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TM
5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Waiter was exceptional. Steak and sides were absolutely fantastic. We highly recommend Grill 23 to anyone visiting Boston or folks who are fortunate enough to live there!

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d
5.0Dined on June 20, 2018

I’ve been a patron of the restaurant for over 25 years. I would have to say that consistency brings me back every time. It’s my #1 favorite restaurant. Excellent service, outstanding food, and drink. I personally enjoy the loud hustle, and bustle of the steak house. I wish you could bring back cigar smoking. I miss those days, having a fine spirit, and a premium cigar after dinner. Oh well lol.

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