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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:
American, Steak, Seafood

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

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Join on New Year's Eve at Grill 23. Brandt family beef, New England seafood, seasonal produce, decadent desserts, a world-class wine list, outstanding service and warm hospitality. A truly American experience. This is Grill 23.

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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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4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

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4.0

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Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (119)
Good for Anniversaries (82)
Notable Wine List (81)
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Good for a Date (79)
Business Meals (74)
Good for Birthdays (61)
Good for Groups (50)
Romantic (50)
Fit for Foodies (45)
Pre/post Theatre (37)
Bar Seating (36)
Worth the Drive (34)
Vibrant Bar Scene (28)
Hot Spot (26)
Handcrafted Cocktails (25)
Authentic (24)
Neighborhood Gem (23)
Fun (20)
Cozy (18)
People Watching (16)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Comfort Food (13)
Casual (11)
Happy Hour (10)
Paleo Friendly (9)
Late-night Find (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Seasonal (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Scenic View (5)
Great for Lunch (4)
Great Beer (3)
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Live Sports (2)
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 (New England)·Dined 20 hours ago

As usual, a solid meal. Only complaints were that the dressing for the wedge salad was a little too spicy and they ran out of Grill 23 Tots, much to my wife’s dismay.

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 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

Great steaks, superior wine list and some very nice small batch libations.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

When you dine at a restaurant this expensive everything should be a 10. Our waiter was performing his job efficiently while letting us know he wanted to turn the table over. The food was just OK? We all had the rib eye $59. Ok is not Ok. The desserts were also OK and looked like
they had been thrown on the plates. Many years have passed since my first visit to Grill 23 and many more will pass before I return.

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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

We celebrated the holidays with a special lunch at Grill 23. The food was delicious, the wine list the best in town, and the server (William a.k.a Bill) was extremely knowledgable and attentive. We had beet salad, chicken caesar, and their yummy short rib burger. I like going here for special occasions because the ambiance--the beautiful carved wood details, the white tablecloths, the ability to actually have a conversation and hear each other! Highly recommended.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

Best steakhouse in the city! I have been coming here for years. The food, service and atmosphere are tops. I bring clients, friends and my wife here all the time...

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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·Dined 6 days ago

I recently had the pleasure of dining at Grill 23. It's close to where I work and we proposed it for a small work dinner for end of year and for welcoming a new team member. The staff and ambience were comfortable and cozy. An elegant smart casual atmosphere. The food is delicious. A bit more expensive than usual restaurants we attend, but worth it is as a annual type of small meal event.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Each year to drive the 90 or so miles down the Mass Pike to spend a pre-holiday weekend in Boston. One of our first trip years ago included a visit to Grill 23, and while we have tried other places, nothing beats the ambience and holiday vibe of Grill 23 around Christmas time. Per usual the service, atmosphere and food were outstanding. Do yourself a favor and skip the rest and go straight to Grill 23.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Fantastic from beginning to end. The server was incredibly attentive to everyone’s needs. A+

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Gluten Free Options, Casual, Special Occasion, Romantic, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Paleo Friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Very disappointed with our experience last night. Waiting over an hour for a table that we had a reservation for and was then seated in a room of very loud bachelor party groups. Wait staff was excellent food was average.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Great menu and food. Will be back.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Solid Steak Restaurant. Outstanding Wine List, but way overpriced. Small bar area not great for a Pre-Meal Drink with friends, maybe 10-12 bar seats, a tight fit. Valet Parking is great but totally overpriced at 21$. Servers are good but not overly personable. Food was well presented, hot and delicious. Dessert was also very good. Great place if you can business expense it. Otherwise it has to be a very special occasion.

Steak Tartare was my starter, followed by a Porterhouse ordered Medium Rare. Tartare was good, but could have used some nice Olive Oil on it to add some consistency. Steak was somewhat overcooked, not oily though; it was a bit over salted too. Both dishes were tasty and well presented. Sides included Tater Tots and Brussel Sprouts. Both were OK, not great. Dessert was a chocolate cake, nicely presented and delicious. The Wine was a 2013 Bruno Colin Santenay, Vieilles Vignes at 85$. Paired perfectly with our meals. No need to spend more than this. We were not rushed and people were not constantly asking us how our meal was...or taking plates off the table before we could finish...this is something I now appreciate.. It is a "professional steak house", you won't be disappointed in this respect.

Conclusion: A good Boston Brahmin place to eat near Copley Square. Upscale, a bit Snobby, and expensive...The kind of place where if someone else is paying you feel great. And if your paying you can still feel great just not as great. It will not be your "go to place", but it can be the place to take an important client, friend, wife, girlfriend or mistress. LOL Have FUN!

Try it.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (London)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The decor is really splendid and it clearly is very popular. I think our mistake was booking on Saturday as it’s so packed that you are queued for the bar and we were seated 25 minutes after our slot - considering we arrived 25 mins early to ensure we were seated on time it was tedious. The waiter was very attentive and in fairness food was prompt. The food was well cooked but honestly not that special.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Excellent meal and service. Went here on a trip to Boston with my wife. High quality steaks and very good preparation. Food may not be innovative but they do the standards to perfection. Service is top notch also. Restaurant has aged nicely....

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Dry aged NY Strip was as good as Chicagos best steakhouses !

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Food was incredible, service was excellent. Also they remembered it was a birthday celebration.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Everything that we had, aged rib-eye, filet mignon, house salad, was simply terrific. One drawback is the expense. The high-end steak, top of the ribeye, is $72. The 100-day aged ribeye is $59, a la carte. If the cost isn't a problem, the excellent food is worth it.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The service was friendly and prompt. Among our table of four there were three kinds of steak, all of which were prepared to our satisfaction. The hash browns were crispy; the fries were good, not great (ie not crispy enough); the brussel sprouts and salads were all delicious.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

The food was good however I wasn't impress with the service, our server not at all friendly. Eventhoigh, we enjoy the foods, the atmosphere but again our waiter just ruined the night.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Always a fabulously filling dining experience. This is the place to get your steak on.

Tags: Bar Seating, Comfort Food
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 30, 2017

A Boston institution and for good reason. High quality in food, service, beverage, location, and atmosphere. You pay for all of it but you get what you pay for. Never had a bad experience and never risk a client feeling short changed. A solid grade of A!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 28, 2017

My first experience here was at the upstairs bar where I dined with a friend. It was so lovely I brought back some colleagues for a business meal. It was just as lovely. Wait staff (recommendations) , meal, ambiance, wine list was all superb. I highly recommend.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Good food and service

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·Dined on November 28, 2017

Dinner was fantastic as always. Joe C at the bar and Garrett always do a fantastic job. My clients were very impressed with the whole experience.

Thanks again!

Tags: Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Fun, Paleo Friendly
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 26, 2017

The steaks were excellent, but the sides were very average. The service is very good. At this price - there is stiff competition in Boston and other steakhouses nearby provide more interesting side dishes.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on November 26, 2017

I have heard so many praises about Grill 23 from colleagues that I had to go for myself. Everything was incredible and I couldn't have asked for a more exquisite birthday dinner.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2017

I am never disappointed with any aspect from my entrance to my exit. The food the service (and bar chips) are always wonderful.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

My wife and I typically have one "all-out" dinner per year at a steakhouse in Boston. This year, we picked Grill 23 and brought my parents and in-laws. You will spend a bit, but for special occasions, for us, it's worth it! Décor for the holidays was amazing, the wait staff was helpful, friendly, and knew exactly when to come over, and the food is second to none! For a special occasion, it's a dinner you will never forget. I recommend the ribeye!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 25, 2017

We were in the mood for a good steak and Grill 23 didn't disappoint. My husband splurged on the Wagyu Cap steak, a cut that was new to us and has a different texture than the usual steak. Our server Christopher was knowledgeable and answered our questions to help us choose our meals. The oysters were excellent, as was my steak frites.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Our waiter was very knowledgeable and awesome! Amazing food too!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Romantic, Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The food was fabulous and the coconut cake was unbelievable!
It is very noisy though and detracts from the ambiance.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The food is always outstanding. Don't skip the chowder. The problem is that, even with an apperitif, appetizer, entre, bottle of wine, and dessert, we had our check just over an hour after being seated. We never really felt rushed, but the pace of the meat was way too fast for an upscale night out.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

We had our thanksgiving dinner here. We were disappointed. The service was very lousy, super-slow, bathrooms were smelly and dirty! I could not believe it for the price charged. Truly overrated.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving Day meal was average. Service was fair at best. The kitchen was Not flexible with the menu options. No person staffing the coat check despite several guests arriving and departing. With tip (20%), average cost was $111 per person. We won’t be back. My third visit to this iconic restaurant and I have been disappointed every time. Too bad—we dine out frequently and Davios around the corner will continue to receive our business.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 23, 2017

My wife and I did Thanksgiving here last year and then again this season. We loved it and more than likely will celebrate there again next year.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving - great!

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 (New England)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Fabulous beautifully presented and delicious food with awesome service!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, People Watching, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Fun, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on November 23, 2017

I’m sorry, but I am disappointed that this is apparently one of the best steakhouses in Boston. The standard is well above the standard fare for Boston but that standard seems to be well below par for the rest of the USA east coast let alone the world and not worthy of the price. The meat was good quality but unfortunately not prepared to the same standard. There is no option for mustards or other typical additions to a steak instead they have sauces that lacked flavour that you pay additional for. The premises and ambience are nice and that side of things is well done as is the service but the kitchen lets the whole thing down and honestly is not worth the premium price you will pay...having recently eaten a much better steak for a lower price in the heart of New York (Manhattan) I can only feel disappointed....

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 (New England)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Excellent food our server Chris was on the ball all night

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on November 20, 2017

Best steakhouse in town, freat cocktails and great wine list.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2017

great, longtime Boston restaurant. Doesn’t disappoint

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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