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Grill 23 & Bar

4.7
5066 reviews
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$50 and over
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Steak
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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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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Steak, Seafood, American
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm -10:30pm, Friday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm; Bar and Bar Menu: Open at 4:30 Daily. Valet begins at 5 pm. Dress is Business Casual.
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Phone number
(617) 542-2255
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Brian Kevorkian
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Catering
For Private Dining Information, please contact us at (617) 542-2255, or email us at events@grill23.com
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Stuart Street
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Parking details
Valet at 5:00pm / $21 per car
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Public transit
Green Line, Arlington T stop.
Orange Line, Back Bay Station
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

Private Dining

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

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What 5066 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.1
value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Great overall experience. Fantastic service, great steaks and one of the best wine lists (in terms of value) I have ever seen. This is the place to go.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

The food here is splendid and the service and atmosphere make it an exceptional restaurant. Great wine list and great steaks.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

It was our anniversary and we r fully pleased with our dinner at Grill 23. Food was excellent (from appetizer to dessert), good service and nice atmosphere too.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

The best steakhouse in Boston! Independent, amazing staff and the food is incredible.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Everything about Grill 23 was spectacular. I had indicated we were celebrating a birthday, so we were seated in a more intimate room. The service was phenomenal; attentive, but never intrusive. My beef-eating family remarked that the steaks were the best they had ever eaten. The wine list is extraordinary, but there are reasonably by-the-glass options as well as well-crafted cocktails.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We had an awesome anniversary celebration at Grill 23; it was my wife’s first time and they did not disappoint. Our waiter Garrett was amazing. When dessert arrived it had a chocolate “Happy Anniversary” banner added which was a nice touch.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We had a great time. Good and drinks were excellent. Service was outstanding.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Excellent location, ambiance, food, drinks, and service. Most extensive wine & liquor selection I have ever seen. They were able to accommodate a request to change our reservation on a Friday night, in addition to preparing two lovely desserts (which turned out to be complementary) with beautifully handwritten celebration notes on chocolate plaques.

For me, all of the above justified the price for a flawless dining experience on a special night.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

My personal favorite restaraunt in boston. Great steak and atmosphere!

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Food was absolutely amazing!! We both ordered the 100 day aged ribeye and it was succulent!! One of the best steaks ever and at a great value. The service was impeccable and attentive. This is definitely a place more than worthy to try!!

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3.0Dined on June 11, 2018

My wife had a steak and had to send it back three times to get it " medium". My steak was tough, no flavor. Very disappointing . No wonder the restaurant was so empty. Save yourself some time nd money- don't go !

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

It was excellent as always

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Awesome experience! Chris was our waiter he was great as well !! Perfect dinner, nailed it

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

We had a drink while waiting for my sister and husband to arrive. Bar staff were friendly, drinks good. For dinner I had a prime NY strip and it was great, this place has the best steaks, and it was cooked perfectly. My wife’s black bass was small and over cooked. Salad was ok, could have used more dressing, and we also had grilled asparagus which was good. The atmosphere at Grill 23 is lively without being too loud - service is alway good. It is a solid choice for in-Boston dining.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Absolutely fantastic! The most delicious food I have had - definitely going back again!

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4.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Service was impeccable. Food was delicious. Steak can't be beat. Every bite was incredible. We drove up to Boston for an overnight visit and Grill 23 was part of the reason for the trip. Certainly worth the drive!

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3.0Dined on June 9, 2018

The food was everything I expected from a restaurant in this price range. The service was very good at being attentive. However, no personality or attempt to connect with diners, very impersonal. They use a team of servers to take care of an area vs one server for your table. This method was great in making sure our table was always clean and that we never had to ask for anything. Never explained any specials or recommendations either. They ask if it's a special occasion during the reservation process and we put down that we were dining here for our anniversary. I didn't expect anything special but don't understand that if they are not going above and beyond for a special occasion, why did they ask.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Everything about our dinner at Grill 23 was spectacular, nearly every one of the 17 guests in attendance walked away saying it was the best steak they'de ever had. Also, we cannot say thank you enough to our server, Heather. A group of 17 at 8:30 pm on a Friday night can be a handful, Heather's patients and professionalism are to be commended.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

This restaurant was recommended by a co-worker. We found the food and service to be outstanding. It's definitely a restaurant I would recommend.

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4.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Food was very tasty. Most importantly, they weren't salty at all, which is a problem to a lot of restaurants. We took my parents there because they were visiting, so eating at a restaurant that knows how to not overseason their food is a plus. We sat upstairs so it was quieter.

I'd say this is "good for taking your parents/ in-laws"

We ordered lobster and gnocchi, ribbon vegetable tart, spring mountain chicken, and scallops. They were all very well cooked. The shell of the vegetable tart did get a little soggy at the bottom, and it was quite hard to cut. But it was well seasoned and tasted very fresh.

The server was quite attentive. The table and the seats were a little dirty and sticky though.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

The best food ever! But very noisy
The service was excellent ant the food superb

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

1. Steaks were superb.
2. Swordfish was bland and disappointing.
3. Calamari O's (body) was good ... ask to omit the tentacles ... we forgot and were grossed out.
4. Coconut cake with pineapple sherbet and coconut dulce de leche was OUTSTANDING ... big enough for 3 people.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Upstairs in bar area is less noisy. Always cooks steaks correctly.

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Consistently excellent!!
Great place and a meal you can count on.

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Best steak ever!

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2018

Started with the wedge salad and tuna tartare both were excellent. The tater tots are a must. The fillet was delicious with the peppercorn sauce. Wish they offered a smaller rib eye cut. The ice cream sundae was excellent and our red wine was wonderful. Great dining experience and wait staff in an old steakhouse. Best to go on a business as it is expensive but worth it.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

The food, service and entire experience was fantastic. We are regular steakhouse diners and the only thing we would recommend is to serve the meat on a hot plate instead of a cold one. The food stays warm longer, which keeps the quality up. Everything else was too notch.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Sure its been around for a while, but its still a great option when you want more than a steakhouse experience in Boston's Back Bay. One of the best wine lists on the East Coast and the service is consistently attentive and accommodating.

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

In the first hour of sitting at the table we got drinks, bread, and oysters. No entree order was taken until I asked a busboy to find our waiter

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

I hadn't been to Grill 23 in over twenty years but wanted to introduce my nephew to a superior steakhouse in the company of his Dad and Grandfather. Grill 23 never disappoints. The food and service were superior, just as I remembered. The volume was just right; vibrant but not too loud. Enjoyed myself greatly and so especially did my nephew.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Great meal, steaks were awesome and the desserts were to die for.

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

As always, food was delicious ambiance was great. Little disappointed in the service, our waiter wasn't quite as on the ball as to what we are used to here. And got a little snippy with us when we had to call him back over to the table. Other than that we will return as we do love it for a great meal in Boston.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

This is our favorite restaurant ❤️ A family night out to celebrate or youngest daughter moving out of State for her first job after graduating... Everything was just perfect as always.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

My husband and I came here for the first time to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We had only heard good things! We were NOT disappointed at all. My husband got the 100 day rib eye and it was so tender and so good. He got the potatoes which he enjoyed. I got the twin filets - also amazing although I wish I got the rib eye, it was still great! I got the tots which I would HIGHLY recommend. Probably had the best dessert I ever had which was the coconut cake. So good. The wine/drink selection was great too. It's definitely a place you probably wouldn't go to all the time as it is expensive but if you are celebrating a special occasion, I definitely would recommend this place. Heck if I could afford it, I would go all the time actually!

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Wonderful steak dinner! Apps and sides were fantastic.

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Quality establishment with fine food and wine. Excellent service friendly and precise

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Lovely 'Old School' style restaurant with some really nice dishes on offer

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Wedding anniversary

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

The food was outstanding. We had difficulties communicating at times with a loud table next to us.

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4.0Dined on May 30, 2018

Good steaks, expansive wine list and great service...what else is there?

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