Grill 23 & Bar

4.7
6969 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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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
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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New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

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Starting Dec 31, 2021

Grill 23 welcomes you to join us for New Year's Eve. Whether you are looking to dine early, or looking for a late dinner, we are happy to have you in and join us as we welcome the New Year. Our regular menu will also feature some well crafted specials, and our final seating will include live music.

What 6969 people are saying
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AmyL
New England
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service & delicious food! Perfect spot to celebrate a milestone birthday.

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vipJML51
New England
83 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wonderful atmosphere, great waiters, good food. New broccoli item is wonderful. Entrees were a little slow arriving.

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EdwardC
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had not been there in 17 years and it was as good as I hoped for; definitely will returtn and not wait so long. Martini was first rate, steak was delicious and perfectly prepared, as were the salads and side dishes. Also, highly recommend the coconut cake for dessert. It's expensive but worth it for a special occasion.

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vipANNEs
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect evening again seating at the upstairs bar. Impeccable and friendly service.
If you like mushroom the gnocchi are a must, SO good!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I wanted a good steak. I got it. Meat was outstanding.
Appetizers were very average though. Tuna tartare was tasteless, french onion soup was barely warm.
Service was very good and friendly, while general restaurant atmosphere was odd. Restaurant interior requires renovation: flimsy chairs and worn out chairs, cheap office style ceilings.

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HilaryK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time to this restaurant and everything about it was wonderful. The ambiance was perfect, my husband could have a conversation and actually hear one another even though the place was packed too! Our waiter was great, very personable and hilarious....also we never once felt rushed or bothered but at the same time he was very attentive. To top it off both of our meals were excellent, one of the best meals out we have had in a while. Overall five star experience at a five star restaurant. I look forward to the next time we can get in there. Ps. This was our ten year anniversary and we talked about making this a regular anniversary restaurant :)

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vipPeterP
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Our steaks were very good, however the calamari did not taste fresh and the lobster in the mac n' cheese didn't taste fresh either. Overall not at the level I previously recall and not to our expectations.

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AlexB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are frequent visitors to steakhouses. We've tried national chains and independents. We've tried East Coast and West Coast. We've tried US and Europe. Grill 23 rates very high on our list. This was our first visit, and we will visit here again next time we're in Boston. The food and service is top notch. The chocolate cake was tasty, but a bit dry. The bartender certainly knows how to make a drink. But most importantly, the chef really knows how to cook a steak.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party of 10 thoroughly enjoyed our experience Saturday evening. From the greeting inside to our fabulous waiter cooper. All foods from chowder to entrees was on point. Just a great overall dining experience! Compliments to the kitchen staff and chef. Wonderful! We’re anticipating our return. Thanks. Ciao for now!

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paul
Austin
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic dining experience. The only issue would be having a reservation at 5 and not being able to at least sit at the cocktail bar until 5 . The cocktail bar should be opened a half hour earlier that way people that show up 15 minutes early for their reservations are not turned away back into 30 degree weather . Other than that everything was great.

JM
JMoney
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The classiest steakhouse in Boston. With a magnificent wine list and delectable side dishes to pair with steaks that up the stakes, Grill 23 is the premier dining experience for an elegant evening.

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BrittneyG
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I are always looking for new places to eat. We really enjoyed Grill 23! Will definitely be going back!

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AllofLove
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The servers were very helpful and friendly. The food was great as well.

DM
DavidM
New England
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food1service5ambience5

The salmon and the side dishes had no taste, the broccoli was saturated in something that ruined the taste and the salmon was bland. Unfortunate, because we eat here every Thanksgiving weekend. Steak was great as usual though.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Amazing food

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KatherineS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dinner experiences I’ve had in an age! Superb.

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Beanpot
New England
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a busy Thanksgiving at Grill 23 but tables are nicely spaced so it was easy to talk while enjoying the people watching. We had a great server who was personal, professional and not too formal. We enjoyed a great bottle of Willamette pinot noir, the crab salad, a beef dish, swordfish, and three sides. All was delicious and we took most of sides home. We had a pumpkin brulee for dessert which was delicious and brought home their famous coconut cake. A great experience for the two of us.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Thanksgiving with our son and his girlfriend. The seafood tower was excellent- the best part of the meal. Our entrees were hot but somewhat underwhelming for the price. The atmosphere is lovely but it was very loud with other families. Our server was excellent. Holidays are a difficult test for restaurants- especially during a challenge like a pandemic. Grill 23 will remain a favorite in our book.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Thanksgiving dinner. Disappointed that there was no soup, pumpkin or apple pie on the menu. The cauliflower au gratin seemed to have a lot of garlic or something that was not appetizing.

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teenamarie
New England
34 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is always...and I mean always outstanding in every way. Everything is prepared with such care and the freshest ingredients. The waitstaff make the meal even better. And don't skip dessert because the pastry chef is genius. It is always a wonderful night out!

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RobertS
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As this dinner was a celebration for both thanksgiving and a birthday, we were very impressed with both the taste of the food, the high level of service, and the elegant fine dining atmosphere. The thanksgiving dinner was tasty and the portions were of perfect size. The waiter provided a superior level of service; he offered a wonderful choice for a red wine by the glass. My company especially enjoyed the orange chocolate cake with “happy birthday” written on a vanilla cookie. As the day was thanksgiving and the restaurant was full, so I was amazed at the punctuality and the attentiveness of the staff; ie, not once did the level on my water glass go below the half way point. Even though I would had perfected my meat a few degrees warmer, but considering the circumstances, I was fine with temperature. The restaurant is a real gem!

JB
JayB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was outstanding! This is definitely a go-to for special occasions or just a great meal. Thank you Grill 23 for great food and memories!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Savannah
5 reviews