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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JessicaM
Key West
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wagyu Beef was AMAZING! In fact everything we ordered was AMAZING! Our waiter was AMAZING! The Host/Manager(?) so kind and accommodating! Will definitely be back next time I'm in Boston.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I truly can't point the finger of who and how it happened...
I made a reservation for 9 pm the day before on the app (OpenTable) confirmed reservation. We arrived around 8:40 pm with the understanding that we might have to wait until our reservation or just a bit more..(no big deal) it was a busy night for the restaurant. We checked in and they inform us that they are a bit tight with reservations and yes they can see mine, but it might take a bit more than 9 pm.
It was 5 different groups waiting at our arrival and a steady flow of guests keep arriving. So 9 pm arrived and we waited to be call and so was 9:15.. we keep seeing other couples and groups checking in and directed towards their tables at a normal 5 minutes wait or less..we keep waiting and expecting to be next not the next party arriving though the door.
It was 9:35 pm and we are the last standing couple after be waiting since 8:40 pm and see plenty of people marching to their tables when they offer us a option on the bar! We gladly declined and wonder how a 9 pm reservation was bypass by at least 15 different groups...
I only can assume that they had more respect for their own reservations that the ones coming from a second party.
Finally they profusely apologize and found a table at 9:40 let's say that the dinner was very rushed from there... since the servers look exhausted and closing time was comming fast. We ordered a bottle of wine and
Is the first time that I had to ask for bread or other things that you expect to be part of the setting of a dinner table. Just to add a note of disappointment. The reservation was made with a birthday requirement. We told the waitress what was the reason of been there since he politely ask after he introduced himself.
At the end of the dinner we asked for desert and the cake arrived without a candle or anything expect it those occasions. Well that was the "cherry of the cake"
Will I go back? Humm it was not my first time but it might be my last...

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded 2 hours ago

Thank you for letting us know about the issues you had on Saturday night. It seems like we missed the mark on your Birthday in a few different ways, and that is not how we want to celebrate such a special night. I have contacted you privately, so we hopefully find a way to make this right. I'm very sorry that you were disappointed. Matt Harrington Assistant General Manager Grill 23 & Bar

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Garret is the BEST!!! Impeccable food. Gracious hospitality. A complete ten!

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vipWayneE
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional !

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded a day ago

Thank you! We all hope to see you again very soon. Greg Dickinson - General Manager

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vipSweener24
New England
49 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was impeccable as was the service.

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded a day ago

Thank you!

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Buzzknit
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been way too long since we've been able to eat out inside a restaurant. We have always enjoyed Grill 23 and it was great as always. The restaurant was setup for social distancing and we felt comfortable eating inside. Service was impeccable and the food was so good. We had cocktails and great food - so glad we ventured out to Grill 23.

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded 2 hours ago

We are so happy you came! Hope to see you again soon!

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jamesw
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places ever. Never disappoints.

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded 2 hours ago

Thank you! We hope to see you soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Overall a great dining experience

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JohnM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food and Service were excellent. Our only disappointment was our table for 2 was in a hall-way area near the top of the stairs; I assume they needed to spread tables around for Covid compliance but we felt we were not at a 'normal table'. Otherwise a very nice dinner and excellent service.

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded 2 hours ago

Thank you for the great review. I'm sorry you weren't happy with the seating, and will have you in a less private area on your next visit. Hope to see you soon. Matt Harrington Assistant General Manager Grill 23 & Bar

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DavidP
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Dinner with my daughter and her boyfriend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I was in town visiting my niece, a special occasion for us. Dinner was stellar. They forgot to serve our appetizer which she was looking forward to but were apologetic and made up for it. We both had the salmon, shared two delicious sides. Coconut cake is perfect!

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vipHofame2
New England
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still great, evenn with all of the constraints of the pandemic

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded a day ago

Thank you. I’m so glad that you enjoyed your experience with us and hope that you will return very soon. Greg Dickinson - General Manager

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vipMichaelsDad
New England
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always great food, amazing wine and great service.

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vipfinn
New England
44 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal filet cooked to perfection. No one prepares a charred steak with the correct internal temperature better than Grill 23. I could make a meal out of the delicious sides of mushrooms, carrots, broccoli. All distinct flavors. Our server Joel was amazing; attentive and knowledgeable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great. Best steak house in Boston.

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you!

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AnneB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect birthday treat!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you! We look forward to your return very soon. Greg Dickinson - General Manager

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RyanM
New England
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This was the second time I was here with the same party.

Great food as before. Loved the rib-eye!

The drink service was a little slow, the waiter explained that with things ramping back up with COVID getting more controlled it was difficult.

For our time he brought us fresh-backed cookies with our desert.

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for dining with us. I'm sorry that you experienced slow drink service, but it's great to hear that a staff member took initiative to fix the problem. I hope that you will be back to join us again very soon. Greg Dickinson - General Manager

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LaurenH
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was amazing!!! From the cocktails, appetizers, soup, bread, steak and dessert 😋 everything was absolutely delicious!!!

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded 7 days ago

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

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Cristina
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wait staff was amazing and attentive and were very kind for our anniversary dinner. The food was delicious. We will absolutely be returning

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JulieM
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Waited a bit long for service, but it was worth the wait!

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vipPaulM
Portland
45 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
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 on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded on April 10, 2021

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

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review