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Grill 23 & Bar

4.8
4.8
7347 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

10:30 PM


Booked 133 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 7,347 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Boston

    Special Occasion

  • Boston

    Steak

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  1. a

    anthony

    Philadelphia

    263 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    263 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Business dinner. Upscale place. Food and service were very good. Will be back next time I have an opportunity.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dubai

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Sides were cold Meat was good, but not outstanding Not tender enough. In Total, overprized and not worth the money
  3. ME

    MrEdward

    New York Area

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Special Holiday family dinner
  4. JR

    JosephR

    New England

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent meal, excellent service, excellent ambiance. It was a pleasure to dine at Grill 23!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    96 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    96 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience again! Celebrated our daughter’s 29th birthday last night. Had a lovely table and our server was exceptional. He made the night fun and special. Food was wonderful and paced very nicely. Not rushed…just right. Enjoyed the bartender, too, where we had a drink before dinner.
  6. m

    mblbmd

    Orlando

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We celebrated my son’s 19th birthday with friends and family. It was the perfect environment for our party—comfortable, relaxing, beautiful but not pretentious. The service was top notch. The food was excellent. We will likely choose to dine again on upcoming trips to Boston. Thanks Grill 23 for a memorable evening.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Wilmington

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We got there at 5 o’clock. At 5:45 the place was packed. It soon became clear to us why. Tim our server was outstanding and every thing that came out of the kitchen was unbelievably good. We will go back a lot when we are in Boston.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    In town visiting our college freshman. Food was excellent, restaurant was very fun but definitely noisy. Our waiter, Brian, was the best we have EVER had anywhere!
  9. D

    Designmann

    New England

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    The overall experience was very disappointing.This was not like any other meal that I have ever eaten at Grill 23. For my 75th Birthday, I wanted to celebrate at my favorite steak restaurant. Everything was fine except for the entrees. The starters, the wine, the bread, and the sides were all excellent My college roommate was hosting me. He and his wife had flown in from Pennsylvania Friday morning. he ordered the Special Veal chop, and I ordered the sever's suggestion steak. They were both so salty that we could not tale more than one bite each. The server offered to replace them. My friend said that he had lost his appetite. I waited for a replacement, but all the others had completed their meals by the time I was re-served. So, I took most of it home. Also, the noise level was close to intolerable. Perhaps, upstairs would have been better?
  10. EB

    EricB

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Filet mignon is always the best I have ever had, and the coconut cake is amazing every time I have had it!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Impeccable service from Michael. He was very knowledgeable and personable. Drinks were good, wine came quickly, food was delicious, very good! We will be back
  12. HO

    HenryO

    Birmingham

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible service, food, and ambiance
  13. JG

    JoeG

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible service by Chris our waiter. Delicious steaks and sides. We had a great table on the second floor. Overall experience was perfect.
  14. FB

    FreidaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the filet and salmon. They were both excellent! Great service too!
  15. a

    aleciam

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food4service4ambience1
    terrible noise level, shouting required to dine
  16. RM

    RhettM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my College Senior and friends out for a high end meal. Exceeded expectations.
  17. V

    Viki

    New England

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding dinner and service!!!!
  18. G

    Guyd

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and environment Service is superb Value for money
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top level dining experience. Dont be out off thinking it is all steaks-a most excllent seafood menu. Outstanding steak tartare-best ever. Stunning wine list and super user friendly sommelier Do yourself and someone you like or love a favor and give it a go!!
  20. W

    Warrior45

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    So started out a bit rocky with reservation and table being late…BUT Erick took care of it and made it right. Chris our waiter was amazing, Gave us great suggestions was attentive, but not hovering over our table. Go for the 100 day Rib Eye, Mac and Cheese -Tator Tots. Dessert Coconut Cake is a must.
  21. D

    Dejan

    New England

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service! Love this place.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best dinners. Took the recommendation of the dry aged steak, and honestly one of the best steaks I’ve ever had. My wife had the scallops which were great as well.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely top notch service and food. The steak and tuna were superb. Would recommend the Brussel sprouts and tots as sides. Leave room for creme brulee and coconut cake
  24. RP

    RichP

    Denver

    47 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The restaurant was highly recommended by the concierge at my hotel. Food was very ordinary.
  25. SD

    ShreyasiD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I recommend the coconut cake and the crab cake. Very expensive. Please dress up too!
  26. R

    Rambo

    Phoenix

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best meal we had in Boston all week. Steaks were excellent. Strong service and energetic feel to restaurant.
  27. W

    Wilson

    Salt Lake City

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, great food as always. Meat cooked perfectly!
  28. FK

    FaithK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was friendly, charming, and kind with great recommendations. Excellent service all around. The food was divine! The noise was louder than I had hoped, but moderate for the space and amount of patrons present. In order to hear my companion, we had to sit close and raise out voices a touch. It was manageable, but not an intimate setting. The food, though! Oh gosh, the food... Just incredible.
  29. m

    mgermaine

    New England

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Grill 23 provided outstanding service and experience for my wife’s birthday. Thanks to all at Grill 23 for this experience. Just sorry I missed Kevin O’Leary.
  30. RH

    RalphH

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We love Grill 23! From the friendly greeting by the front desk host, the knowledgeable and friendly bartender, Kevin, our server William (Bill) and the amazing Sommelier, Alex - everything was perfect! We can’t thank Bill enough for his fantastic service - couldn’t ask for a better waiter. The lobster tail appetizer, Duxbury oysters, aged sirloins and unbelievable carrots were delicious! (You have to try the carrots) Thank you to the Chef and all the staff for a wonderful night!! Sharon & Ralph
  31. ST

    StephanieT

    Orange County

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Brian, provided insight to the menu while being friendly and courteous.
  32. e

    egris

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    very good overall! everyone was friendly but not overly so to make myself (young woman alone) feel uncomfortable. food is expensive but you get what you pay for and quality matches high price point. it is noisy in there but to be expected with such a large space. would def recommend if you’re looking for a fancy dinner in the back bay!
  33. AB

    AnthonyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were a group of seven, we had an assortment of steaks all cooked as ordered and very good. Sides were for the most part excellent with the exception of the Caesar salad and the Brussel sprouts, which both need an upgrade. Service was top notch. Desserts were great as well.
  34. T

    Tito

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First time back to Grill 23 in many years, and i must say the experience overall was fantastic. Compared to all of the other big name steakhouses in the city, I think Grill 23 is at the top right now (comparing to S&W, Morton’s, Del Frisco’s, Boston Chops and Capital Grille - all of which we have been to over the last 12 months. Definitely give it a try, you won’t be disappointed…
  35. AL

    AlexandraL

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food amazing service!
  36. CM

    ColleenM

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My second visit to Boston and my first to Grill 23. One word...awesome!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience3
    Very noisy. The beef was very salty.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The food was excellent and more The service was also friendly helpful and very good Really recommend this restaurant
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic dry aged
  40. CG

    ChrisG

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The entire experience was fantastic. Service, food, atmosphere and service was all top notch. We may go back this evening.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • 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 4.8 stars by 7347 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 133 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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