Grill 23 & Bar

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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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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Whether you are looking for a large family dinner, or a table of two for a homestyle meal, iconic Grill 23 is the restaurant for you on Thanksgiving. We will be offering all of your favorites from our dinner menu, as well as a special 3 course Thanksgiving menu for $78. We are open from 11 am - 8 pm

Thursday, November 28, 2019

What 6054 People Are Saying
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New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best steak house in Boston. Delicious food, friendly service, cozy environment.

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded a day ago

Thank you for dining with us and for your endorsement. I hope you will return to dine with us again very soon! Greg Dickinson - General Manager

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GK
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was superb! Connor, our waiter, was terrific.
The upstairs rooms are quiet and conversational...important for elders hard of hearing.
The steaks are, of course, among the best in Boston.

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded a day ago

Thank you for dining with us and for the kind words. I will be share to let Conor know that you enjoyed your evening spent with him. Please come again soon! Greg Dickinson - General Manager

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c
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

huge, noisy, expensive. but it has the steak and sides you are looking for.

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded a day ago

Thank you for dining with us. I'm sorry that the experience was not in line with your expectations. It seems as though you enjoyed the food and service however. I hope that you will visit us another time on a less busy evening so that we can give you the evening your were hoping for. Greg Dickinson - General Manager

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t
New England
21 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

I had asked ahead for a nice table as I was entertaining a major fine jewelry client form NYC and you put us next to the service elevator/room on the second floor. The table was TERRIBLE. makes me nervous no matter hoe good everything else was to rebook for an important occasion.

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for dining with us. I'm sorry the first choice of table was a disappointment. I have noted in your OpenTable profile that we should have something on the first level in a better spot. Please reach out to me directly when you'd like to return. I will send my email address in a separate message.

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KM
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to have dinner in Boston. Food and atmosphere were wonderful - maybe a little loud.

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for dining with us. I'm pleased that you enjoyed your evening. I will note in your OpenTable profile that you prefer a quieter table for the future. Greg Dickinson - General Manager

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C
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have a very nice server named Lindsay and she was so helpful with suggesting cuts of meat as well as the all important cocktail. She kept checking on us as well as we were waiting for one more and she was right away taking care of him as well, suggesting a wine. He even accidentally knocked the glass over as we had a tight spot but she was gracious about it and did not make him feel bad about it.

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded 5 days ago

Thank you! I'm so glad that you enjoyed your evening with Lindsay and hope that you will return very soon. I know she will be pleased when I share your review with her. Greg Dickinson - General Manager

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FL
Tampa
35 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, the wait staff and overall customer service was terrific! Would highly recommend

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded 7 days ago

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p
New England
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food wines and service! What more can you ask for!!

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for dining with us. I'm glad that you enjoyed your evening and hope that you will return very soon. Greg Dickinson - General Manager

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B
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

21 anniversary dinner. Oysters 2 filets and asparagus. All outstanding. But the caramelized bananas I day was the best sunday we have ever had. It was wonderful!!!

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded on October 14, 2019

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

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DW
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My with and I celebrated our 30th Wedding Anniversary with a trip to Boston and with dinner at Grill 23 and Bar this past weekend. The service from our waiter (Cooper) was excellent. Our anniversary was recognized with a white chocolate bar saying Happy Anniversary that was added to my dessert (Caramel Profiteroles, which were excellent!), along with complementary order of chocolate chip cookies to go! Our dinners (Filet Mignon) and Swordfish were excellent, as were the salads (Caesar) and French Onion soup we had. There was good spacing between courses. The wine list at Grill 23 is extensive. This was about our fifth time dining there and the food, service, and atmosphere have been excellent each time.

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you very much for dining with us. I’m please that you enjoyed your evening and hope that you will be back very soon! I will be sure to share your review with Cooper. Greg Dickinson - General Manager

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HL
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Open Table rates 3 stars as good, and it definitely was; as in "how was dinner?" "Good". The rating is comparing it to other high end steakhouses around the same price point, which means when somebody asks how a steak dinner was, I'd like to say "It was great, you have to go!". Alas, it was just good (average) in every way. The only thing that got two stars was the service. The waiter opened my bottle of wine and it exploded like a shaken bottle of coke. OK, no problem, weird that wine would do that and he was very apologetic...but he then went and got a carafe and poured the wine into it. When I tasted it, well, it tasted like it was carbonated or fizzy. The sommelier came over and also apologized and suggested other wines around the same price. My table was surprised that they would serve the wine after that had happened, as it was obviously a bad bottle. What also disappointed me about them serving me the wine was that when it exploded out of the bottle, the equivalent of about a glass had spilled onto the floor. When I am paying that much for a bottle, I'd like a full bottle. Again, overall it was "good".

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for dining with us. I’m so sorry for the disappointing bottle of wine that you had. I will share your comments with the wine team. We would like to get your business back. Please contact me directly when you’d like to return. I would love the opportunity to win you over to Grill 23. Greg Dickinson - General Manager

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food with wonderful service! Highly recommended

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded on October 14, 2019

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DJ
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the best time and the food was delicious. Everything about the experience was fantastic and they went above and beyond to make our night special.

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded on October 12, 2019

Thank you! I'm glad to hear that you had a great time and hope that you will return very soon! Greg Dickinson - General Manager

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S
New England
38 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

This is usually a great place but this time we were very disappointed at the food taste And quality. Perhaps a new chef ... we won’t go back soon.

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded on October 13, 2019

I'm sorry about your poor experience. Any specifics regarding your meal would be so helpful. We would love the opportunity to win your business back. Please contact me directly. I'd like to be able to make this right for you. Greg Dickinson - General Manager

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London
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service with a buzzy atmosphere.

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded on October 10, 2019

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NN
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have eaten at Grill 23 several times and it is always excellent. We shared a porterhouse steak and it was delicious. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. We started at the bar and then went to a table. The bartender came by later to see that we were doing well! It’s not cheap, but we’ll worth it.

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded on October 12, 2019

Thank you for dining with us. I'm so pleased to read that you enjoyed your experience and hope that you will be back very soon! Greg Dickinson - General Manager

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow! The food, service, and staff were perfect! My chowder, steak, mashed potatoes and creamed spinach were amazing! I would totally go back!

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded on October 9, 2019

Thank you! How wonderful that you enjoyed your meal so much. Please come again soon! Greg Dickinson - General Manager

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d
New England
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment entering to exiting it was a superior experience.. The hostess was welcoming and gracious. The bartender was great. Our waiter was exceptional!!! Great suggestions and the food was delightful.

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded on October 9, 2019

Thank you! I'm so glad that you enjoyed your evening from start to finish and hope that you will be back very soon! Greg Dickinson - General Manager

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j
Naples
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was seated all the way on the back passed the kitchen in a separate room set up for overflowed. I addressed it with the manager and he was very helpful and professional about it. We were relocated to the main room.

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded on October 8, 2019

Thank you for dining with us. I'm glad that we were able to get you to a better table. I have noted your seating preference in your guest profile. We look forward to your return. Greg Dickinson - General Manager

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P
New England
13 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter Bill was fantastic. Impeccable service!

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded on October 8, 2019

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JC
New England
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Our table was tucked away in the back of the bar area so the ambience was a little lacking. Besides that everything was great.

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded on October 8, 2019

Thank you for dining with us. I'm sorry that you didn't care for your table. I wish we could have moved you elsewhere. I have noted your experience in your guest profile so that we can get you a better table on your next visit. Greg Dickinson - General Manager

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m
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Alaskan king crab buenas y también la burrata con jamón.

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded on October 5, 2019

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TD
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

This is a restaurant we love but, unfortunately, the kitchen was off its game on Thursday evening. Service is always excellent and the wine list is unparalleled and reasonably priced. That said our sides came cold (they did comp these , however) and the ribeye- which is a high ticket item- was grisly and disappointing. I might opt for a cheeseburger next time...or go to Abe & Louie's

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded on October 6, 2019

Thank you for dining with us. I regret that your experience was not in keeping with past experiences. I can assure you that when you return I will take every care to personally assure that your meal will be as it should and has been in the past. I have noted your disappointing experience in your guest profile. Please contact me when you would like to return. I would be grateful for the chance to win your business back. Greg Dickinson - General Manager

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great job!

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded on October 2, 2019

Thank you!

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DJ
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server was outstanding! Our food was amazing. We all had a great evening and great celebration! Thanks!!

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded on October 3, 2019

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

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S
Salt Lake City
19 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

The restaurant was empty the Sunday night we were there. I had eaten there many years ago and remembered a very glamorous place with large dining tables, thick white table cloths and large, heavy, heated dinner plates. The interior is dated and slightly worn and the tables were small and uncomfortable. The bread was dry and tasteless. The place really needs an overhaul, especially given the prices. That said, most of food is very good and the staff is very friendly and attentive.

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded on October 1, 2019

Thank you for returning after so many years. I'm sorry that the ambiance was not what you remembered. We are working hard to make physical improvements in our space right now. Your detailed feedback is appreciated. I am glad however that overall your experience was a good one. Greg Dickinson - General Manager

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our first time at Grill 23. Heard a lot about it so wanted to try it out. Glad we did. Hector was an amazing waiter. He is very knowledgeable and accommodating. He is definitely an asset to your restaurant. The waiter and service staff were top notch. Restaurant was very accommodating since we originally had a 7 pm reservation on a Sunday but needed to change it and they were able to move it to 5:30 pm which was exactly what we wanted. Portions were generous and tasty. Meat was a little more seasoned than we are used to but still amazing flavor and cooked to perfection. Overall I would recommend this restaurant.

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded on October 1, 2019

Thank you for dining with us and for your five star review. I hope that you will be back very soon! Greg Dickinson - General Manager

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BS
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome. Food was top-notch, as expected. Great service as well...thx

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded on October 1, 2019

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BC
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Overall I was very impressed with Grill 23. The amount of organized chaos was impressive given how busy it was. The server was great, food was outstanding and overall we felt appreciated. The only negative mark, while slight is the ambiance and noise. With it being so busy there is a lot going on around you constantly and the room is rather open so not very romantic. I do see why people love it and I will definitely be back in the future, but probably for a different occasion.

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Grill 23 & Bar
Responded on October 1, 2019

Thank you for dining with us and for your feedback. I will share your comments with the team here. Greg Dickinson - General Manager

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DD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome food and service.

P
New England
10 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had drinks and dinner at the upstairs bar Perfect cocktails, service and food. Can’t recommend the 100 day aged rib eye steak enough. Outstanding.

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded on October 1, 2019

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CB
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to Grill 23 several times and the experience is always wonderful. The steaks are excellent and the ambiance is quiet and pleasant.

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded on October 1, 2019

Thank you for your kind words and for dining with us. Please come again soon! Greg Dickinson - General Manager

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

50th Birthday

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded on September 29, 2019

Thank you for dining with us. I'm sorry that you felt rushed. Would you be kind enough to share the name on your reservation with me? I'd like to note your experience so that we can give you a more leisurely meal in the future. Greg Dickinson - General Manager

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EB
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We were a group of 4 and celebrating my Uncle’s Birthday. We received a warm and friendly greeting from the host and hostess upon arrival. Our waiter Joel was extremely friendly , very knowledgeable about the menu and made some wonderful suggestions. He ( as well as the other )staff were very attentive to our needs . Drinks always refilled, table cleaned between courses and frequent check ins to make sure that we were enjoying our meals and to see if we needed anything. The food and desserts were outstanding !! The coconut cake was out of this world !!!
Can’t wait to visit again .

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded on October 1, 2019

Thank you for your kind words. We look forward to your return! Greg Dickinson - General Manager

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JM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Food was just ok, nothing special, starter of calamari was good .
Main course of filet mignon was a touch bland.

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded on September 29, 2019

Thank you for joining us for dinner. I’m sorry that your experience was middling. I have noted your experience in your guest profile and hope that you will return soon. We will ensure that everything is perfect on your return. I will share my email address with you as well. Greg Dickinson - General Manager

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J
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

The restaurant is way too loud we could barely hear each other- they would do well to work with an acoustician. Too many hard surfaces!!! I would not recommend this for a business dinner as you cannot hear well. The food was fantastic fortunately.

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded on September 28, 2019

Thank you for dining with us and for your comments. I'm sorry that the restaurant was too loud on the evening of your meal. It looks like you were seated on the first floor for your reservation on 9.26.19. I will note in your opentable profile for Grill 23 that you prefer to be seated in a quieter location. The first can be energetic. I might recommend that you sit upstairs on your next visit. Please feel free to make the request for future reservations. Greg Dickinson - General Manager

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JF
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve never had a bad meal or experience at Grill 23.

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded on October 9, 2019

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B
Detroit
22 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ribeye and wine list.

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded on September 26, 2019

Thank you!

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OT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Excellent service.

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded on September 24, 2019

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JK
Philadelphia
47 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Vacationing in Boston and decided to eat at Grill 23 for a birthday dinner. Picked the restaurant because of the reviews. My only complaint (I did not complain to the server) was that the salmon was a little under cooked. The service was outstanding and had I brought it to our server's attention, I am certain it would have been addressed. My wife had the filet and said it was excellent.

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