Grill 23 & Bar

4.8
6675 Reviews
$50 and over
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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected

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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

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Starting May 9, 2021

Happy Mother’s Day! At Grill 23 we have more than enough room to socially distance you and your loved ones on this special day. We are offering our dinner menu favorites all day long, as well as a variety of brunch specials from 11-3. Book today and help us make the day special for mom!

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vipPaulM
Portland
45 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from start to finish was superb! The 100 day aged ribeye, paired with a 2015 Burgess Cellars Napa Valley cabernet sauvignon exhibited a depth of flavors that was absolutely exquisite. The scallops, calamari and crab cakes were pleasantly paired with a 2019 Pascal Jolivet sauvignon blanc from the Loire Valley in France. Our server and wait staff were fantastic! I appreciate the attention the management extended with the kind greeting to ensure quality was up to expectations. Fantastic evening!

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bjcMD
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding in all regards. Highly recommend for a nice dinner.

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded 6 hours ago

Thank you! Please come again very soon. Greg Dickinson - General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful, staff was friendly and helpful.

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded a day ago

Thank you very much! We hope to see you soon!

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vipTriptitan
San Diego
26 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience4

Big fail unfortunately for every aspect of the restaurant. Tough steak, bland cream of spinach, ordered birthday dessert and gave special candles which they forgot them remembered and brought them with the wrong dessert. I’ll try again but convincing my wife will be a difficult venture.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5 star service, food and atmosphere. Well worth the visit for an enjoyable dinner experience.

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you! Please come again very soon! Greg Dickinson - General Manager

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RyanT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I love Grille 23 and it will always be the standard for steakhouses in Boston. Our meal and service were both top-notch, but one thing took away from the experience, and the staff and restaurant had nothing to do with it.

We go to Grille 23 not just for the food but for the ambiance and sense of old school class. The table we sat next to just took away from that feeling. They were dressed like slobs (t-shirt, hat, shorts) and at 3:30 were a little drunker louder and "crasser" than was necessary. I remember when there was a requirement for Jackets on guys etc.

I was disappointed that the early Easter dinner I took my parents to was marred by the cleintel.

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for dining with us. I'm sorry to hear that the behavior of some of the other guests in the restaurant detracted from your experience with us. I appreciate you being understanding about it and also am grateful for that not allowing your opinion of us to change. Please contact me with the name on your reservation so that we can be sure to get you a quiet table on your next visit. Greg Dickinson - General Manager

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vipstephanies
New England
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

steak is always good. So is the creamed spinach.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great foods and service.

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vipBobbyC
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grill 23 is the best steakhouse in the country without exception - meal, wine list and service was superb as always.

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you! Please come again soon. Greg Dickinson - General Manager

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vipLindaJ
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grill 23 was great, food was delish and our waiter Hector was awesome !! highly recommend this place !!

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vipLisav
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

A little disappointed with our dining experience this evening. Grill 23 has been always a fabulous dining experience but after our past two recent experiences I’m feeling disappointed. Food was great but service is lacking! Steaks under cooked and sent back. Purposely went there to celebrate a birthday, noted it on Opentable and host mentioned it, but totally overlooked by our server.

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SharonB
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, service and food were top notch. We only come here for special occasions and have always walked away very pleased with the entire experience.

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vipMary
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience1

Weird crowd, eclectic, odd vibe, food was ok, didn’t like the location parked behind the seedy Park Plaza. We had reservations for a few weeks and after multiple outstanding meals in the back bay this, our final dinner in town, was meh. We were led out of the main dining room past multiple empty tables to a dark, dismal, depressing back room. We requested to dine in the main room and were punished by being placed up against the wall to wait (for what?) like a few misbehaving miscreants. We finally sat at the table and despite a sweet waiter the evening was a “meh” at best. Food ok, overall wouldn’t return. We were happy to leave.

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vipRichardK
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is what one expects from a steak house, generous portions, well prepared and plated, the setting is comfortably genteel, and the staff are professional and attentive - what else could one ask for?

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you! It's always wonderful to see you. We look forward to your return very soon. Greg Dickinson - General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

G23 has the best steaks around. And the martini’s aren’t too bad either.

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded on March 31, 2021

Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Their steak simply can’t be beat. It’s the best in the city. Service is perfect. We’re still in Covid times, so the ambiance is not like before, but it was still a lovely evening.

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded on March 31, 2021

Thank you! I'm so glad to know that you enjoyed your evening. We look forward to your return. Greg Dickinson - General Manager

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Aykut
New England
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was amazing as always. They talk assertively about wine -and they have a pretty good selection to support that- however, when it comes to serving, they never do or offer to air the wine. I hope they fix that...

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded on April 1, 2021

Thank you for dining with us. I will send along my personal contact for follow up. Greg Dickinson - General Manager

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viprobertc
New England
30 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Sunday funday was perfection. Conor made our late lunch very special. I will be returning and I will be requesting Conor. Btw the martinis are covered in crushed ice!!! Amazing!!!!

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded on March 30, 2021

Thank you! I'm so glad you enjoyed dining with us. Please come again soon. Greg Dickinson - General Manager

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JenniferB
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience from the moment we walked in. We needed a table with more light and they sat us at the perfect table. Conor the waiter was so helpful and patient. He suggested drinks and never rushed us. He answered any and all questions we had about the food. We asked that the wine be brought out when the foie gras came out and he remembered which was really impressive. It pairs with the foie gras perfectly. All the food was amazing and cooked to perfection. The dessert was spectacular - Ice cream with candied nuts and sherry. Thank you for a wonderful experience.

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded on March 30, 2021

Thank you very much for dining with us. I'm so happy to know that Connor gave you a great experience. We all hope to see you again very soon and I will note your experience in your guest profile for the future. Greg Dickinson - General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Waiter didn’t take our order for 1 hour from the time we sat down. Table next to us ordered two desserts and they never came. Was checked on once. I’ve been here twice now and each time I’m disappointed.

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded on March 30, 2021

Thank you for dining with us. I'm sorry for the disappointing service. Would you share the name on your reservation with me? I'd like to be able to look into what went wrong so that we can address any potential issues with your server. Greg Dickinson - General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner. Food was great and cooked perfectly. Overall excellent experience as always.

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded on March 30, 2021

Thank you! Greg Dickinson - General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

23 grill gives me the vibes of families gatherings for happy occasions in their best restaurant. My forever to go choice is steak frites. It’s literally something to die for. Each bite has the same added value and satisfaction level. Their coconut cake is out of this world.

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded on March 30, 2021

Thank you for your very kind words. We all hope to see you again very soon. Greg Dickinson - General Manager

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OpenTable Diner
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