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Grill 23 & Bar

4.7
4.7
7627 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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2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 101 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steak, Seafood, American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 5:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (617) 542-2255

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Ryan Marcoux

  • Catering

    For Private Dining Information, please contact us at (617) 542-2255, or email us at lpoitras@grill23.com

  • Private party facilities

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

  • Private party contact

    Private Dining Sales Manager: (877) 622-9935

  • Neighborhood

    Back Bay

  • Cross street

    Stuart Street

  • Parking details

    We validate parking from the 100 Clarendon Garage. If you park after 5:00 PM and stay at the garage for less than three hours, validated parking is $5.

  • Public transit

    Green Line, Arlington T stop.<br />Orange Line, Back Bay Station

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 7,627 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Boston

    Great for fine wines

  • Boston

    Steak

  • Boston

    Most Booked

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  1. P

    Peggy

    New England

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfection in every way!
  2. GV

    GaryV

    New England

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite places for a nice steak dinner. Always a good time, great staff!
  3. GW

    GlennW

    Tampa

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    everything about the restaurant was first class. The food the service the atmosphere/ My wifes Lobster was cooker to perfection as was my Strip

    Grill 23 & BarResponded 3 days agoThank you Glenn, Come back soon! Nick Heilmann GM.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s always a great time going to Grill23, our server Brian was so pleasant and fun! Always a great experience going to this place.

    Grill 23 & BarResponded 3 days agoThank you! We will pass on your compliments to Brian. Nick Heilmann GM.

  5. JB

    JoaquinB

    Caribbean

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service and better ambiance

    Grill 23 & BarResponded 3 days agoThanks Joaquin! Come and see us again soon. Nick Heilmann GM.

  6. T

    Texaslady

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    We were seated next to the service area. Silverware clanging did not add to the ambience. My husband had to sit facing the service area or he would have been bumped by people coming and going to the area. This restaurant was recommended by a large global wine network to which we belong. The service was excellent and we enjoyed the food.

    Grill 23 & BarResponded 3 days agoHello Texaslady, I am so sorry to hear you were unhappy with your table. Being quite a large restaurant we are usually able to move our guests to an alternate table if requested. Please make your next reservation directly with me and we will make sure we find a spot that works. Glad you enjoyed the food and service. Nick Heilmann GM.

  7. BP

    BobbyPVB

    Jacksonville

    11 reviews

    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall1food2service2ambience1
    Noisiest restaurant I have ever been to. My wife and I couldn’t talk across the small table.

    Grill 23 & BarResponded 3 days agoHello Bob, Yes, it can certainly get a bit noisy on the main floor. Many of our guests enjoy that vibe. Please feel free to request a quieter spot on your next visit and we'll do our best to accommodate. Thanks, Nick Heilmann GM.

  8. ST

    StephenT

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience2
    Loudest, noise y est ever! Could not carry on a conversation with wife. Steaks are all HUGE, not possible for a lady to eat. Maximum testosterone level as well the racket. All big men
  9. c

    clairef

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every 2 years we treat ourselves to a wonderful meal at 23 Grill and Bar and we love, love, love it!!!

    Grill 23 & BarResponded 3 days agoThanks Claire, We do appreciate your loyalty and hope to see you more often! Nick Heilmann GM.

  10. J

    Jess

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and setting. Will definitely be back
  11. G

    Gsquared1959

    Naples

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    A little disappointed in one of my king time favorites. Food was a bit disappointing. Apps were great. Filet was over cooked and not up to standard. Sides were below average. Wine list is extensive and we found a good cab at an ok price. They need more $200 and under options. The Capital Grill, while a chain, is consistently better. I will go back again as I still love this place.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Grille 23 never disappoints. Always great atmosphere and food. Our waiter was amazing too. Had me laughing all night. Love a friendly waiter. Can’t wait to go back!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall4food5service2ambience3
    We went for my birthday and requested bar seats because typically we have a great experience at a bar. We were very disappointed with the bartender - he was a skilled bartender but seemed irritated with us right when we sat down. Very disappointing since this was my birthday and my husbands first time there. We were ready to spend a good amount of time and money there - we left right after we were finished because we felt like we were in his way.
  14. PM

    PaulM

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The staff is great from the doorman to the waiter and everyone in between. Food is fantastic…steaks cooked perfectly. We stayed for a drink at the bar and watched the end of the Celtics game…great fun with the comraderie with the other patrons. The dining room because of its design and lack of soft goods has a tendency to be loud. Great other than that
  15. EG

    EmilyG

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had indicated that the occasion was for my partner's and my anniversary. From the moment we arrived and checked in for our res, we were greeted by the staff congratulating us on our anniversary. All staff were warm, personal, and professional, and they all contributed to making the night a lovely experience. Our waiter, Sonny, was friendly, charismatic and very knowledgeable of the menu and able to thoroughly answer the couple menu-related questions we asked him. Our steaks were excellent and I highly recommend saving room for the coconut cake dessert, too. I would definitely recommend Grill 23, especially to those celebrating a special occasion.
  16. AL

    AnthonyL

    New England

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great great time!!! Everything was incredible!!!
  17. KC

    KarenC

    New England

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was excellent!
  18. C

    C1997

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great waiter and steak frites was to die for!
  19. h

    hika

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The food and service were excellent. We had local oysters and Tuna tarutaru for great appetizers. The Filet Mignon 10 Oz was excellent. We asked to share the Filet, and the service was so kind to make it an excellent presentation.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I always try to have dinner here every year for my birthday. It’s my favorite place to be and I always look forward to the dining experience. The atmosphere is lovely and the food is wonderful. The customer service is always superb. Our waiter, Ryan, was excellent! He was very personable and attentive. He was knowledgeable and was able to answer our questions with ease.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My son’s 18th birthday! Wanted him to experience a great meal.
  22. FB

    FormerBostonians

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Whenever we visit Boston, we always make plans for dinner at Grill 23. The service was impeccable. The food was excellent. We also ate upstairs where the noise level is minimal. This visit did not disappoint!
  23. E

    Ernie

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service with a great meal. Not surprised given its long-time reputation. I plan to go back soon. One of the best steaks in Boston.
  24. C

    Ctlev

    New England

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great meal top notch restaurant
  25. TB

    TonyB

    New England

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Son’s 21st birthday - ordered the Kobe cap steak - it was like dessert! Cooked perfectly, charred on the outside medium rare along with asparagus and home fries as sides. Waiter Chris provided spectacular service as usual
  26. SG

    StevenG

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter Mac was wonderful!

    Grill 23 & BarResponded on January 14, 2023Thank you Steven! We'll pass on your kind words on to Mac. Nick Heilmann GM.

  27. DG

    Dot4G

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Went there for my wife’s birthday. Our waitress was non existent and barely engaged with us. Food was amazing. The place was loud, this is not any different than other times we have been there. We would have stayed longer but the noise level made it quite hard keeping a conversation going for the 4 of us. There are noise dampening solutions out there that would work just fine to being the noise to an acceptable level. We stopped elsewhere to get a second drink for the night.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Olivia was amazing. Thanks for being so considerate with our food allergies!

    Grill 23 & BarResponded on January 14, 2023Thank you! We will be sure to share your compliments with Olivia. Nick Heilmann GM.

  29. RT

    ReneT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Excellent food, however it was very loud there. Service was exceptional!
  30. MA

    MonicaA

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was good. Servicd was quick considering the restaurant was pretty full. We asked for and got a corner table in a quiet area. Overall, it was a good experience.
  31. S

    Steaklover

    New England

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hector our waiter was fantastic. Kobe steak outstanding!
  32. AH

    AH57930

    New England

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Cocktails were great. Food was alright considering the price. It’s a solid steakhouse with options but nothing wildly unique or inventive. Service was moderate, left alone quite a bit. The space was lively and wonderfully festive for the holidays.
  33. h

    hmtarter

    New England

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. Service was stellar. Wine list is one of the best in Boston. Sat in a lovely corner seat at the upstairs bar, a perfect evening. The chilliest martini, best I’ve had!
  34. Y

    Yelper12093

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My partner and I went to Grill 23 for NYE and it was a wonderful experience! There was live music, my steak was cooked perfectly, and the service was top notch. The only negative of our experience was that we had to wait for 30 min past our reservation time, forcing us to rush our meal to make our plans later that night. However, the folks at the front desk were clearly working hard to do their best and accomadate the demand and handled all inquiries patiently and respectfully. Overall a wonderful experience! Cant wait to return next year for NYE :)
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved our NYE dinner at 23 Grill and Bar. The restaurant is beautiful and was decorated exquisitely for the NYE celebration. Despite the fact that it was packed with guests, the restaurant was fully staffed, everyone was cordial, friendly and professional. The dining options were plentiful. The food was delicious; the drinks were well prepared and our server, Sunny, was charming, funny, offered in point meal suggestions and helped to get our NYE off to a great start. They had a live band performing and just before we left we joined the couples on the dance floor for a lovely spin. All in all, this was a very wonderful experience, from beginning to end. They have got a great system in place. I would happily return. ♥️
  36. JD

    JimD

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New Year’s Eve at Grill 23 was superb! Drinks, Steaks, sides & dessert were all perfect. Going to make this an annual tradition.
  37. VM

    ValerieM

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    First to be fair it was a holiday which is not the best experience when restaurants are very busy. We were patient due to the holiday, but often we were left sitting waiting while two staff 'worked' a party of four next to us that was purchasing bottles of wine and other items- they demanded attention. Our meals came out and the filet we ordered was not boneless and not offered to replace it... busy night etc etc. Food was good - not great. would try again another time but not during a busy holiday.
  38. P

    Peggy

    New England

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding as always!
  39. S

    Scott

    Salt Lake City

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New Years Eve dining. The service, the food, and surroundings were great; our second time eating there since we’re from Utah and it couldn’t have been better! Highly recommend it if you visiting Boston for your first time and not sure where dine.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New Year’s Eve dinner of course it was a packed house which came with some pretty noisy environment and busy staff but couldn’t ask for better service and food 10/10 I come every year to start the new year off with the best steak I’ve ever had (100 day dry aged rib eye)

    Grill 23 & BarResponded on January 14, 2023Thanks a million! It was a fun night. Nick Heilmann GM

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Grill 23 & Bar using the Order Online button. Grill 23 & Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 542-2255.

Grill 23 & Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 7627 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 101 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Grill 23 & Bar

161 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA 02116

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Stuart Street

  • Neighborhood

    Back Bay

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 5:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steak, Seafood, American

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    We validate parking from the 100 Clarendon Garage. If you park after 5:00 PM and stay at the garage for less than three hours, validated parking is $5.

  • Public transit

    Green Line, Arlington T stop.Orange Line, Back Bay Station

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Ryan Marcoux

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (617) 542-2255

  • Catering

    For Private Dining Information, please contact us at (617) 542-2255, or email us at lpoitras@grill23.com

  • Private party facilities

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

  • Private party contact

    Private Dining Sales Manager: (877) 622-9935

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