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About Grill 23 & Bar

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.

161 Berkeley Street
Boston, MA 02116
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steak, Seafood, American

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.

Cross Street:
Stuart Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 542-2255

Website:
http://www.grill23.com/

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

Parking Details:
Valet at 5:00pm / $21 per car

Public Transit:
Green Line, Arlington T stop.
Orange Line, Back Bay Station

Executive Chef:
Brian Kevorkian

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

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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.

Grill 23 & Bar Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (112)
Good for a Date (85)
Notable Wine List (82)
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Good for Anniversaries (78)
Business Meals (73)
Romantic (64)
Good for Birthdays (58)
Good for Groups (48)
Worth the Drive (40)
Fit for Foodies (39)
Pre/post Theatre (37)
Fun (34)
Vibrant Bar Scene (31)
Handcrafted Cocktails (27)
Hot Spot (27)
Bar Seating (26)
Authentic (25)
Cozy (24)
Neighborhood Gem (22)
People Watching (21)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Comfort Food (13)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Seasonal (11)
Casual (10)
Happy Hour (10)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Great Beer (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Paleo Friendly (6)
Great for Brunch (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Healthy (2)
Scenic View (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 hours ago

First class service and an excellent meal. Kobe Cab steak was absolutely perfect. It was a fabulous experience overall. Our server, Dalton, was top notch. Highly recommended. You will not be disappointed.

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·Dined 2 days ago

We visited here from
Atlanta, and loved it.
As avid steak eaters, we were highly impressed by the quality! We both agreed this was one of the best steaks we have eaten. Prices are fair marketer value as well!

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

Amazing food! So delicious. I got the Rib eye steak and it was AMAZING! Ps don’t go if you’re broke hahaha.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 3 days ago

The steaks were delicious! We had the 100 day aged and the Kobe. Amazing. Asparagus and mushrooms for sides which were pretty good (the mushrooms were wonderful but the asparagus was only okay). The ambience is great but it’s kind of loud. Meal felt pretty pricey BUT those steaks were worth it. Will go again.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Outstanding service and attention!!! Excellent food and unbelievable Martinis with an outstanding wine list.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

I love the foods...filet mignon and 100 day aged ribeye are awesome ❤️ the service is nice. Just one comment that a little bit noisy in the restaurant.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 6 days ago

I am from Buffalo NY, and travel about 4 times a year to Boston. My guests, however, live in the city, and commute frequently to thier homes on the coast. I have been to your restaurant about 4 times, but not in a couple years.......since i was hosting the dinner, i thought it was time to come back.....surprisingly, my guests had never been....all of us are foodies, however, my one friend i uber foodie, and had questions that our waiter never flinched upon, he was well infomed of all of the dishes and preparations. They loved it, and a stones throw from them, this will now be undoubtedly, one of their new Go To establishments, impeccable food and wine selectons and a continuum of amazing customer service!

Tags: Business Meals, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on February 11, 2018

The food was good but overall, very expensive for what you got. I'm in no hurry to go back there. It' not a very good value.

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·Dined on February 11, 2018

Our main plate was delicious but the sides plates were awful.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Love grill 23 but this time our steaks were cold and we had a gift card that they didn’t know how to honor because we didn’t have the physical card but had an email receipt.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We had a lovely dinner here. Waiter was especially nice. We were on a rather short time schedule and he got us out as promised.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on February 8, 2018

We came to celebrate a birthday and found ourselves very well taken care of. Our waiter, Garrett, provided excellent recommendations on both food, wine, and specials and offered to send over the sommelier for additional assistance. He was appropriately attentive and was sure to recognize the guest of honor as soon as we sat down. We followed the recommendations of some friends and Garrett and were very happy with our selection of steak and sides, as well as wine. When it came time for dessert we received a slice of delicious coconut cake complete with candle and small 'Happy Birthday' chocolate. The service was fantastic and the food was well worth the price and trip into the city to celebrate. We left with full stomachs, some leftovers, and smiles on our faces with plans to return.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Tonight was amazing. It was my friend and I’s first time here. The food was amazing, loved the atmosphere, and the waiter was very nice. He even misread my ID birthday as today instead of next month and kept telling me happy birthday. Very funny!! He even brought out this white chocolate bar with the chocolate layer cake I ordered with a lit candle on top! So thoughtful! 10/10 would recommend 😂😄🎂🍰

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·Dined on February 4, 2018

Brilliant evening here with a group of friends. Fantastic setting and service led to a memorable evening!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Great Beer
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

We had an excellent meal and I much appreciated the attention to detail when it came to my food allergy.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Fun, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New England)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Grille 23 is one of our favorite restaurants in Boston and it did not disappoint on our recent visit. The food is always excellent and the service is top notch. We were seated upstairs for the first time, and we would have preferred the downstairs, although it wasn't really an issue. It is pricey so it's not a place we would go during the week for a bite. We only go on special occasions, but it's a real treat. I highly recommend it!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We took our daughter for her Birthday.
We all had something different and all of our meals were superb. Salads and sides are big enough to share.
The Coconut cake for dessert and the chocolate chip cookies were also outstanding.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2018

It was a wonderful meal at a quiet space they prepared for us. We made the reservation as an anniversary date on Opentable. They prepared us a more private space upstairs, the servers and waiters were extremely patient and helpful with orders. Food was amazing and the creme brulee was the best in boston steakhouse no doubt.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Celebrated my 40th bday. Food was incredible as always. Great service from Kevin at the bar to Garrett at our table. Thanks to Chef Bonnie for an amazingly cooked meal as well. Loved everything.

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Business Meals, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 2, 2018

The steaks at Grill 23 & Bar are legendary, and very much deservedly so. Service is highly attentive. The wine menu is expansive. This is an eminently worthwhile splurge.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Always a great time at Grill23.
Hospitality is number one in Boston.
I can’t imagine finding a finer steakhouse anywhere in the city.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Flat iron steak outstanding. Tastiest steak I had in a while. Some of the sides missed the mark, most notably the Brussels sprouts. Not fully cooked and not really that tasty. Some places are doing amazing things with brussel sprouts these days. Somehow making them taste as good as potato chips! Cooked right they can melt in your mouth. Talking to you Dumpling Daughter in Weston!!! That's how to make brussel sprouts. But this is a steak place after all and the steak was really exceptional in flavor and texture.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We sat upstairs in "the suites" which has a completely different vibe than downstairs which is ear numbingly loud.
We had wonderful service- the absolute best!

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 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Best steak house in Boston . Get the 100 day dry aged ribeye and call it a night

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

I wished the lady who led us to our table could be a little more accomadating with regards to the request of the table. I understand about reservations and all but I dont think people will even know upfront where they will be seated. All I asked is to be in that corner square table but she insist on putting us in where she want to put us. There’s this 2 people that came in and led them to a table and they requested for a different one and their request was accomadated. If that’s the case, they should be more consistent about the policies.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Love this place every time I come to Boston. Salmon tartar was exceptional

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 26, 2018

The food is very expensive and does not appear to be quite worth it. Service was excellent.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Grille 23 is always consistent for service and atmosphere, food is always Excellent!!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Our waiter David was extremely professional and very respectful not to interrupt our business conversations. His service and the food selected was exceptional from appetizer throughout dinner
I would strongly recommend Grille 23 to anyone looking for an exceptional 5 star services from online booking flexibilty, to a great atmosphere.
Our clients were extremely impressed having been to Grille 23 for the first time traveling from NY.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Nice to be greeted as 'returning' customer. Excellently prepared main courses; side vegies (sautéed spinach and asparagus perfect (love the thin grilled asparagus). Garlic potato OK--a bit cooler than it could be. But tastes. Great wine list. Reasonably priced selections. Service during meal attentive, supportive but not bothersome. My guests loved it too.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Fantastic! Grill 23 is an incredible restaurant and I highly recommend! Try the Coconut Cake!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Cozy, Casual, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Lovely dinner. Great service. Knowledgeable staff. Delicious food. They helped us make a special family memory on the occasion of a special family event.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Extremely pricey, especially the wine list ($134 for a bottle of 2014 Duckhorn Merlot, $45 at our local liquor store.....that’s a tremendous markup). The steaks were awesome!

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 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2018

An absolutely delicious meal! The food, service and ambiance was perfect tonight! Everyone ar Grill 23 made the evening special, and my husband enjoyed everything! The 100 day ribeye was to die for!

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 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Food, service and drinks were great. Requested upstairs seating by fireplace and was seated right next to the fireplace. Couldn’t have been any better.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Best steak and vegetarian sides. Wine list is humongous and it's lively downstairs, quieter upstairs and just elegant casual.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Tremendous steaks and wine selection
Great service as well

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 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The noise level downstairs can be pretty high, so we asked for a quiet table, and were seated upstairs. We both ordered lobster chowder, and it was delicious! Steaks were properly cooked, mac n cheese was creamy and good. Dessert was coconut cake, the serving was so large, two of us couldn’t finish it! Service was excellent, my martini was perfect, no complaints at all. Wish the prices were a bit lower so we could dine there more often

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2018

2nd floor bar is a hidden gem . It’s one of our favorites in the city

Tags: Cozy
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Have been 3x, love the dry aged ribeye. Side dishes were disappointing. Brussel sprouts were overcooked and soggy. Potatoes had no flavor. While the steak and the service was good, the complete meal wasn't. We won't go back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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