Grill 23 & Bar

4.7
5101 reviews
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$50 and over
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Steak
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Notable Wine List
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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Gift Card
Additional
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 5101 People Are Saying
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New England
28 reviews
5.0Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Zach was wonderful. Our food was great

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Orange County
4 reviews
4.0Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Very loud. Tables close.

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KM
1 review
5.0Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All around great experience. The 100 day aged 18 ounce ribeye was the best steak I have ever tasted in my life! The truffled tator tots were incredibly tasty. Our waiter was informative, whitty, and checked on us constantly. I’m now going to be craving this meal forever.

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New England
5 reviews
5.0Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

From the time we walked in to the time when we left, when the valet had our car ready out front, everything was flawless, handled in a friendly and professionally manner and our food was delicious. Had not been to Grill 23 for a short while but they have not lost a step. I recommend it.

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JG
1 review
5.0Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I went to Grill 23 for our anniversary. The staff was amazing as always and the food was spectacular. Our waiter Joel was very accommodating and made our anniversary dinner feel very special. We look forward to returning to Grill 23 in the future.

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New England
6 reviews
5.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience! Hope to be back soon!

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New England
1 review
4.0Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

They rushed us for no reason. They were not busy as it was a Wednesday evening. They tried to clear our food before we were even finished both our salad and appetizers and later our entrees. It really diminished the experience particularly as we spent upwards of 250 dollars for the two of us.

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Chicago
1 review
5.0Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great!

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New England
1 review
5.0Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There were so many fine menu choices it was hard to decide. But it was the spectacular service from our server and attention from one of the managers/supervisors that helped to make it a quite special night out. Grill 23 deserves it's fine reputation.

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Denver
98 reviews
5.0Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the defining steak and seafood house--it's the standard by which we measure all others. Simply the very best.

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BB
New England
3 reviews
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Grille 23 is simply our go to restraint for special night out. The service, food and atmosphere are very special and the bench mark for when we want to go some place special

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MJ
New York Area
2 reviews
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I had the NY strip - this was one of the best steaks we have ever eaten -

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JM
New York Area
26 reviews
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again a terrific experience at Grill 23.
Our server Meghan provided an optimum experience and was attentive to our needs before we knew what they were.😄
The food quality is top notch and the desserts also do not disappoint.
Thank You Grill 23.

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New England
9 reviews
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my favorite restaurant ever. The food is amazing. There is nothing quite like the cap steak.

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New England
22 reviews
5.0Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were excellent. We asked for a quiet table and got a wonderful, out-of-the-way location upstairs that was perfect for us.

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RW
Seattle
1 review
5.0Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service. Both welcoming as well as upscale. Very enjoyable experience start to finish that I would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a special restaurant in the Boston area.

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RJ
New York Area
5 reviews
3.0Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Lasagna Sunday special over cooked/burnt

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New England
1 review
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had such a great time. It was my husband's birthday. The food was spectacular and the service just as spectacular. We have been there hundreds of times and will keep coming back.
Thank You!

Pat Haley

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EJ
New England
5 reviews
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another amazing birthday dinner celebration for my family....great food and service, in particular. It’s not cheap, but if you have a meaningful celebration, and really love steak, you can’t beat Grill 23!

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New England
1 review
5.0Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Service exceptional. Sommelier Siobhan was fabulous!!

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Milwaukee
6 reviews
5.0Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was outstanding . . . properly paced . . . server anticipated our ever need!
We had beef and it was melt in your mouth.

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SL
Washington DC
5 reviews
5.0Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Recommended by a friend.
Great dinner.

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Miami
1 review
5.0Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great night with family Food was great
Desert perfect
Would go again

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New York Area
13 reviews
5.0Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just love the place. It is one of my favorite restaurants in the country.

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MC
New England
2 reviews
5.0Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Service exceptional...a bit busy/noisy but acceptable.
Definitely recommend

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Charleston
11 reviews
5.0Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful time another great experience

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JP
1 review
5.0Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Hi quality restaurant with outstanding wines and food

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1 review
3.0Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

Excellent steak but tables very close to each other and we had one obnoxiously loud couple next to us that ruined half our dinner until they left. Not a good place for any kind of intimate or romantic dinner. Skip the Wagyu beef appetizer, huge disappointment, no seasoning, not even salt, and subpar cut. Dry aged beef is phenomenal as are the asparagus and onion sides. Very much appreciated the complimentary desert for my birthday which was very good. Sangria is also top notch.

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New England
1 review
4.0Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

I thought the food was good. I wish there were more side dish choices. I went with the spinach but there was way too much cheese in it. Everything else was OK. But, what bothered me was I had reservations at 10pm for my girlfriend's birthday last Friday night (6/22/18) and we were seated upstairs way in the back on the right side of the bar against the wall right next to two guys. We had absolutely no privacy and I'm sure the two guys felt the same way. There were plenty of other open tables we could have been given. I'm sure the reason was to accommodate staff. But, it didn't accommodate us. I would have given higher service stars if it wasn't for this issue. The hostess in a place like this should know better.

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New England
1 review
5.0Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really enjoyed myself! The meal and staff were great!!!

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MC
San Diego
6 reviews
4.0Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a good meal here. I had filet minion (pretty common for me) and honestly it was like a huge baseball steak cooked perfectly. It was top notch. My husband had a NY strip also fabulous.

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TM
Houston
1 review
5.0Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiter was exceptional. Steak and sides were absolutely fantastic. We highly recommend Grill 23 to anyone visiting Boston or folks who are fortunate enough to live there!

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New England
1 review
5.0Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been a patron of the restaurant for over 25 years. I would have to say that consistency brings me back every time. It’s my #1 favorite restaurant. Excellent service, outstanding food, and drink. I personally enjoy the loud hustle, and bustle of the steak house. I wish you could bring back cigar smoking. I miss those days, having a fine spirit, and a premium cigar after dinner. Oh well lol.

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IR
1 review
2.0Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

I booked the restaurant to celebrate my wedding anniversary and it turned out a disappointment and disaster. My husband's pork chop was not fully cooked and needed to sent back to the kitchen twice. Even after the second time came back our table, it was still raw. The manager came to my table and apologize d in which he won't charge on my bill. Do you think I care about the money. I made a reservation to spend a nice evening with my husband to celebrate our milestone together. The restaurant is well known for the food and service. My husband and I are allergic to alcohol. So many waiters and manager s available, how come no one is smart enough to offer him something else. I definitely can afford anything in your menu. Overall, it's a very disappointment first time experience.

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New York Area
41 reviews
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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Savannah
3 reviews
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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New England
11 reviews
5.0Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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New England
1 review
5.0Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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New England
7 reviews
5.0Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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JF
New England
3 reviews
5.0Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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