Grill 23 & Bar

4.7
5303 reviews
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$50 and over
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Steak
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
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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What 5303 People Are Saying
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HP
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We booked Grill23 as a treat for our son’s first Parents Weekend. We had been over the summer and loved it, so thought it would be the perfect place to give him a beef “fix”. Again, Grill23 didn’t diaapppint. The waiters are personable and knowledgeable, and a couple of them even remembered us from our last visit. The food was amazing and decadent. Grill23 has secured itself as our “go-to” when we visit Boston and want to give our starving college student a treat!

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VI
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were excellent. Though the noise level seemed very high, even for a Saturday night.

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LC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 1

I have been here a few times now and the food was great per usual. My problem is we were sat in a small table with one side having a booth that runs continually and stretches 3-4 tables while the other side has separate chairs. I might as well have been in the persons sitting next to me conversation we were sitting so close to one another. When leaving my girlfriend almost knocked over the man to her rights glass of wine because the tables are so tight. I can deal with this type of table at a regularly priced restaurant but not somewhere that I am going to spend 300+ on dinner for 2. Also the seat was directly in front of the kitchen which was noisy and had constant foot traffic. Was definitely not my favorite experience here but I can not knock the food, its always great

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HW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

very solicitous of late guests, terrific service with a smile

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TC
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A little pricey for what I though was good food but not over the top wonderful. Service and atmosphere was excellent.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Everything about it was fabulous! The only thing that was lacking was great music. It felt like Frank Sinatra should have been playing when you entered the doors, but there was no music at all. Other than that-great service and fabulous food!

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JK
New England
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 2

This place is huge and lacks intimacy. Steaks are average and on the dry side.

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j
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great meal at Grill 23, as we always do. Our waiter was funny and kept things going at a good pace. Our food came quickly. The quality was exceptional. The only issue we ever have is that it's always so loud in the restaurant. It can make it difficult to carry on a conversation. The benefit is that it's so loud that no one else can hear you, and the tiered seating makes people-watching interesting, but it's definitely not the best place for a quiet date or conversation.

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OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Awesome as always. Server was amazing.

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RS
New England
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My second trip to Grill 23 was every bit as good as the first. Incredible steaks only outdone by the exceptional service, friendly staff, and spacious dining area. The specialty cocktails are incredible. Making it more affordable, we were able to split the steak between us.

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J
Indiana
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed dinner here for my birthday. Service is excellent and the food is always amazing! Highly recommend this place especially if you love wine!! Their list is very extensive.

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TH
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

the food was great. The people next to use were really loud. The waiter was nice and the overall experience was great

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F
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The 100 day aged prime rib eye is the best steak one can get anywhere. Food, service and atmosphere always top notch. My favorite restaurant in one of my favorite cites (the Red Sox, Celtics, Patriots and Bruins nothwithstanding). *

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BD
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Grill 23 never disappoints. Consistently great food and service!

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BL
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great steak and service, fine wine and food choice, excellent waiters

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OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was very good ribeye steak melted in your mouth.

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MS
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure to eat here, we all had the beef, everyone's was cooked to perfection. Would highly recommend!

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OT
New England
9 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The salmon was cooked perfectly. The pesto complimented it very well. As always your kobe steak was amazing. The valet parking made visiting a pleasure.

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DA
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

Ambiance very nice, server has an attitude and food was disappointing

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TH
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular. Food was perfect. Atmosphere was wonderful service was very good. We are dining at all fine dining restaurants and this has been a favorite so far. Will go back

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E
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very nice location, great food and good service. Unfortunately much too noisy.

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ML
New England
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The steak is amazing, but the one side you HAVE TO ORDER is the truffle tater tots. It's mashed potato bites fried in truffle oil it's the best thing I've ever eaten.

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WE
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite steak house in Boston. Nice without being snooty.

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PH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Enormous portions.. amazing steaks... attentive servers

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BC
New England
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was very good. The service slowed down a bit after we were served, not terribly so, but enough that it was noticeable. Overall, we had a good experience and would definitely go back.

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SB
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

The sides are salty especially spinach & mushrooms.

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TM
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great meal on Sunday evening this week. Excellent wine list and sommelier service. Server and sommelier both worked together to pair an outstanding wine with the food. Highly recommend for special occasions.

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SH
New England
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Our filets were both overcooked, which was disappointing as the previous visit the steaks were phenomenal. Other than that, everything else we had was excellent.

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AM
New England
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 5ambience 1

I love Grill 23. My favorite steak house in Boston. Our food and the service was exceptional as well. Unfortunately, although we made the reservations for our anniversary they sat us in a boring back room that had two large tables of younger kids and another 2 tables with crying babies. When the manager came over we did tell him how disappointed we were with where they sat us. He took care of the whole bill, which was very kind, but the damage had been done. Our meal was delicious but our table really ruined the whole meal for us. Next time we will have to make sure we are happy with our seat.

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F
London
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food, good atmosphere, but TVs with sport and air con too cold!

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l
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall exceptional evening! Our server, Chris, was the BEST!!!

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GS
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal, ambience and attentive service. Quite pleased with everything. Highly recommend for any occasion.

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K
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Wonderful service, but the soup was cold and my chair was broken. Not what I expected given the ratings I saw online.

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MS
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best steak I have ever had! Tried it once before and it’s now permanently placed on my Boston to-do list.

Great food, nice atmosphere and our waiter made it extra special - love this place.

Any steak lover should try the ribeye at least once in their life.

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l
New England
9 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was an Anniversary Dinner before a show. Staff was extremely attentive and helpful. The new version of the calamari appetizer was delicious and a welcomed change. Sides, as well as the perfectly cooked steak and filet, met our expectations. Chocolate cake for desert is highly recommended and won't disappoint!

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OT
New England
9 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food

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d
New England
198 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

The steaks are always delicious- the sides always fall flat. They are either cold or bland. Skip the bread it’s stale 90% of our visits

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m
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great experience at Grill 23. Our steaks were really great. The sides are large for two. The taters side were their signature and very good. We also had delicious corn and a giant baked potato. The ambiance was nice. The location is in an older building with lots of historic details. You probably want to dress business casual as requested, as the atmosphere, and service warrant it. Overall a great ending to a week long stay in boston.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was Hector. He was lovely. Everyone was attentive. The food was delightful and delicious, well presented and perfectly cooked. I even caught our waiter catch another waiter to tell him to add a candle to the dessert for the table next to us just in time (for a birthday). It was a pleasure to be there from the minute we walked in until we left. We didn’t feel rushed, or pressure to order more food than we wanted either which can sometimes happen in more upscale restaurants.
5 stars. The only sad part was that they no longer served the bread pudding dessert from last year which was phenomenal.
Five stars!!

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ML
New England
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always. Started with a couple drinks at the bar. My wife is a fan of Moscow Mules which she said was excellent. We Went to our table and ordered Wedge salad and kale salads to start which were also excellent. Fine bottle of 2013 querciabella Chianti Classico. We ordered the 2014 and were served the 2013 which sommelier said was an additional year of aging and upgrade...I will take his word for it. I ordered the ribeye and my wife ordered the filet. Broccolinni side. Both were very tender and flavorful. Well cooked to our specifications. It was crowded Friday night but not too loud on the upstairs level. Seats are we spaced and we did not feel we were talking with the table next to ours. Service was spot on. Ordered the profiteroles with coffee ice cream and a couple espressos topped off with Sambuca to cap off our meal. Grill 23 is a nice splurge. Bring the big credit card!

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