Grill 23 & Bar

4.7
5726 reviews
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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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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Celebrate your Mother's Day at Grill 23 & Bar. We are offering some brunch items to go along with our menu from 11-3, and our Award Winning Dinner Menu from 3-9. Happy Mother's Day!

Sunday, May 12, 2019

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Manchester
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fabulous experience at Grill 23
Staff couldn’t do enough for us especially Steven who was fantastic!
The fish cake starter and Kobe cap steak stole the show for us. Great wine list and knowledgeable sommelier
Overall a perfect meal we would definitely return

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Responded 2 days ago

Thank you very much for your wonderful review and for dining with us. I'm so glad that you enjoyed everything and hope that you will be back very soon! Greg Dickinson - General Manager

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New England
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

An old school wood panelled steak house, but unusually for its type, a very bright and airy upstairs seating area. One of Boston's finest, excellent food, impeccable service and extensive wine list to suit all budgets.

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Responded a day ago

Thank you for your very kind review and for dining with us. I hope that you will join us again very soon! Greg Dickinson - General Manager

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New England
109 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 5

Ladies, don’t go to Grill 23 alone.My wife is over 70 and was treated like crap today. We dine out over 200 times a year. I am out of town and she decided to go to Grill 23 alone.

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded 3 days ago

I’m so sorry if your wife felt unwelcome today. I can assure you that we made every effort to warmly welcome her to the restaurant. Any specific details regarding the experience would be helpful in diagnosing the problem. Please contact me directly. Greg Dickinson - General Manager

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

Our experience on Easter was not the level that we have come to love at the Grill. We were seated in the wine room and although it was much quieter than the main dining room, the table behind us was too close.
I think because every seat in the restaurant was taken, the overall quality was not as good - both in service and in the food. The lobster appetizer was very small, and we never received a side plate so trying to cut it on a bed of ice chips was not positive. The crab cake had a very strong fish taste. The wait for the entree was very long. We had to ask for bread, then for bread plates, then for butter.
Again, this is the first time the Grill has not been terrific - yet I don't think I would go back on a holiday.

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded a day ago

I’m so sorry to read about your disappointing brunch experience with us on Easter. I have noted your experience in your opentable profile and I can assure you that will roll out the red carpet for you when you would like to return. Please contact me directly so that we can ensure the proper dining experience for you. Greg Dickinson - General Manager

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

Easter Brunch... wonderful!

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded a day ago

Thank you for joining us. I’m glad that you had a nice time and hope that you will return to dine with us very soon. Greg Dickinson - General Manager

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

Excellent food and atmosphere. Possibly the best steak I’ve ever had

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Responded 2 days ago

Thank you very much for your very kind review and for dining with us. Please come again soon! Greg Dickinson - General Manager

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

Hector was our server. He was helpful and considerate. We wanted to take our time, lingering over cocktails then dinner. He was on top of our needs without being overbearing or intrusive. A consummate professional. And the meal was up to indeed exceeded anticipation. Always wonderful.

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Responded 3 days ago

Thank you! I will share your kind review with Hector. Greg Dickinson, General Manager

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

El mesero no fue muy amable

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Responded 4 days ago

Lamento escuchar que el camarero no fue amable. Hablaremos con su camarero sobre el problema para asegurarnos de que no vuelva a suceder. Comuníquese conmigo directamente si desea regresar para que podamos garantizarle la experiencia culinaria adecuada. Greg Dickinson - General Manager

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Berkshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was a great dinner, the service was outstanding

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Responded 4 days ago

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Indiana
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My best friend and I brought my 10 year old daughter for her first “proper” steak experience. The service, food and ambience made this such a memorable experience for us all! Hands down Best of Boston!!!!!

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Responded 4 days ago

Thank you very much for dining with us and for your very kind words. Please come back soon! Greg Dickinson - General Manager

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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ve been in Boston for 6 nights, and this was our favorite dining experience!! Great atmosphere and presentation of food, drinks and wine. They have an awesome wine list with many vintage wines to choose from. I had the crab cake, filet, and potato gratin. Highly recommend!!

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for choosing to dine with us during your stay in Boston. I'm so pleased to read that you enjoyed your meal with us and hope that you will return next time you find yourself in town! Greg Dickinson - General Manager

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Key West
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Grill 23 lived up to the expectation! I highly recommend a whiskey flight and a nicely aged steak.

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Responded 4 days ago

I'm so glad to know that you enjoyed your evening and hope that you will come back very soon! Greg Dickinson - General Manager

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Hawaii
22 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first visit to this restaurant. Love the classic atmosphere. We were graciously greeted at the door and the excellent service continued throughout our meal. We had the Caesar salad and seafood sampler. Everything was fantastic. Especially the ice cold martinis! Our server Tray was a 10, helpful and pleasant. The finale Creme brûlée was delicious. We will be back!

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded on April 17, 2019

Thank you for dining with us. It's so wonderful to hear that your first has you thinking about returning. I hope that you will very soon. Greg Dickinson - General Manager

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r
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Ribeye wasn’t medium rare , more like medium

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded on April 17, 2019

Thank you for your note. I will share it with our chef.

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JA
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, excellent vibes and atmosphere. Staff accommodated our request for a quieter table and it was perfect. Will definitely recommend this place and go back.

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Responded on April 17, 2019

Thank you for dining with us. I'm glad that you had a nice time and hope that you will be back very soon! Greg Dickinson - General Manager

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s pricier than I would normally spend on dinner but it was a special occasion & the food was great. Best filet mignon and macaroni & cheese I’ve ever had. Definitely with it

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Responded on April 17, 2019

Thank you for celebrating with us. I’m so glad that you enjoyed your meal. I hope that you will be back soon! Greg Dickinson - General Manager

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CC
New England
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous steaks and sides. Cocktails are creative, if that's what you like, or are expertly crafted classics. The Kobe beef steak is probably the best steak in Boston, likely in New England. A perfect blend of the highest quality beef (the fat pieces pop in your mouth) and careful cooking. Grill 23's interpretation of medium rare is less cooked than most other restaurants. If you usually order medium rare, suggest medium and you'll be thrilled.

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded on April 17, 2019

Thank you for dining with us and for your five star review. Please come back soon! Greg Dickinson - General Manager

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AM
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Grill 23 & Bar seated my party of six at a table in a beautiful private room. I appreciated the special touch as I did not specifically ask for it while making the reservation. The wine is excellent and food delicious. The portions are large and filling. They served us our salads in portions split up for people across the table. I found the staff and service very attentive.

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded on April 16, 2019

Thank you so much for your very kind review. I am so happy to read that you had a good time and hope that you will come again very soon! Greg Dickinson - General Manager

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New England
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING !!!!! From the minute we walked in the door.. Everything was perfect!!! Our server was perfection at its finest !! I can't say enough about Grill 23 .... Just try it for yourself !!! You will love it !!!!

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded on April 14, 2019

Thank you so much for your very kind review and for joining us for dinner. I hope that you will return to dine with us again very soon!

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BD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been coming to Grill 23 for many years and every time we have a great experience. I had the 100 day aged RibEye and it is always superb!! I would highly recommend Grill23 !!

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded on April 14, 2019

Thank you for dining with us and for your five star review. I’m so glad that you enjoyed everything and hope that you will return very soon for another ribeye!

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LW
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and service - as always! This is one of our favorites!

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded on April 15, 2019

It's always great seeing you Lisa! Thanks for dining with us. We are looking forward to your next dinner with us. Have a great day and thanks for the five star post! Greg Dickinson - General Manager

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Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Our server was great and Joe the bar tender is awesome!!

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Responded on April 16, 2019

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CT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere for a fun Friday night out, the food was fantastic, the king crab is a must here and the service was excellent will definitely come back.

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded on April 16, 2019

Thank you for dining with us. I'm glad that you enjoyed your evening and I hope that we will see you again very soon!

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M
New England
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 5

Grill 23 has always been my favorite restaurant in Boston so I was excited to plan a special dinner here. Unfortunately, this experience did not live up to my prior experiences. I really hate to complain, but this dinner had been so anticipated, I wanted to share my experience. One member of our party was served a completely different cut than she had ordered so had to wait to eat until everyone else was almost finished. I was served a steak overcooked despite being very clear to emphasize I wanted my steak to be rare. Halfway through the meal we realized I had been given my other friend’s steak which she had ordered more done. Because she isn’t accustomed to eating rare steak, she spent the rest of the night sick to her stomach. The only saving grace with this experience was that the server offered discounts for getting the order wrong, but I’m still hesitant to make a return trip.

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded on April 9, 2019

I'm so sorry for the disappointing experience. Please contact me directly. I'd like the opportunity to make this right for you. Greg Dickinson - General Manager

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AF
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Overpriced for an everyday meal you can get anywhere else. We had extremely noisy groups surrounding us, that made our meal unenjoyable at best. It took 20 minutes before we were even acknowledged by our waitress. The couple next to us arrived 15 minutes later than us, were served about 45 minutes before us, and the manager came over to apologize to them at least 4 times for the delay and even comped their meals. We came for my birthday and it was less than a stellar experience, considering how highly this restaurant came I was shocked by the treatment we received and really everything about the entire restaurant.

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded on April 8, 2019

I just sent you an email as requested. I'm so sorry for the disappointing experience. Greg

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1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 1

Sat in Siberia - upstairs and in the back. $800 in wine and the bottles were tired despite being v good vintages so poorly sourced or poorly stored, either way despite a stellar wine list on paper didn’t come through when the bottles showed up

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded on April 8, 2019

What a disappointment to hear that you did not enjoy your meal with us and that the wine selected was a let down. Any more information regarding what you had would be greatly appreciate. I know that our beverage director will want to look into the matter in more detail. Greg Dickinson - General Manager

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RP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Our first visit here.
Maitre d’ was excellent.
We arrived right at our reservation time and wanted to have a cocktail at the bar prior to seating. His response “of course, have 2 if you’d like”. We felt welcomed and relaxed.
Food was to die for. We recommend the twin filets, scalloped potatoes, and garlic broccoli w/ red pepper flakes.
Waiter was a bit rushed because a large group had sat at his station at the same time, but overall he was friendly and attentive.
We are huge Abe & Louie’s fans and now regard Grille 23 as very comparable. Especially loved the seating venue as compared to A&L’s .... no “sitting on top of each other”.
Will definitely return!

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded on April 9, 2019

Thank you for dining with us and for the rave review. Please come back very soon! Greg Dickinson - General Manager

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p
New England
22 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great special dinner. It is certainly not inexpensive, but everything is consistently outstanding. One of are all time favorite restaurants. I had the New York Prime with Au Poivre topping, my wife had the veal chop. Both cooked to our liking. Great Black Forest Cake for desert.

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded on April 8, 2019

Thank you for dining with us. I'm so glad that you enjoyed everything and hope that you will come back very soon. Greg Dickinson - General Manager

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JP
New England
24 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Arguably the best chop house in Boston. The steaks can't be beat. My favorite is the dry aged NY. Like buttah! The seafood is fantastic. Wife always orders salmon, which is prepared to perfection.Never a problem with service. From valet parking to filling water glasses one will never be disappointed.

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded on April 7, 2019

Thank you! So glad you enjoyed your evening with us. Please come again soon! Greg Dickinson - General Manager

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1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating 5 decades on the planet with 2 friends of over 35 years

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded on April 7, 2019

Thank you so much for celebrating with us! Greg Dickinson - General Manager

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1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, food and ambiance. Always a favorite!

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Responded on April 7, 2019

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LB
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was my 2nd time at Grill 23 and we brought another couple for their 1st time. Matthew the floor manager that evening was very accomodating and so gracious to switch our table last minute to make our dinner tgat much more special.

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded on April 8, 2019

Thank you for your kind words. I'm so glad to hear that you had an enjoyable evening and that Matt took such wonderful care of you! Greg Dickinson - General Manager

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L
New England
10 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was great! Very personable without pulling up a chair. The food was exceptional and the ambiance is lovely!

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded on April 7, 2019

Thank you for your very kind review. I’m so glad that you enjoyed everything. Please come again soon! Greg Dickinson - General Manager

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DR
New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Dinner after theater

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded on April 7, 2019

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M
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

The food was very good, it's beautiful, but very very loud and our server ,Steven, was very snobbish and rude. I would not return to this restaurant.

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded on April 7, 2019

Thank you for dining with us. I’m so sorry about the service. Please contact me directly. I’d really like to be able to make this up to you. Greg Dickinson - General Manager

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H
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently outstanding last 25 years. Great steaks and shellfish!

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Responded on April 5, 2019

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N
New England
5 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Grill 23 is our family's "occasion restaurant" and they did not disappoint us with this experience. It was my son's 25th birthday and we celebrated over great seafood appetizers and two perfect steaks. We will be back.

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Responded on April 4, 2019

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New England
52 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 1

Perhaps it was an off-night, but this was a disappointing dinner at Grill 23. We were seated at arguably the worst table in the restaurant (next to the bar, a service entry, and a food station), surrounded by very large and loud parties, and our service was painfully slow after we ordered drinks. I've been to this restaurant many times, but this time was a bad experience. Disappointing for a high-end restaurant.

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded on April 4, 2019

Thank you for dining with us. I'm sorry that your table and slow service impacted your meal in a negative way. Any information regarding the name on your reservation would help us determine where you were seated and who your server was. I will also note in your opentable profile that we should have a better table and a little something extra as a welcome back. Please feel free to contact me directly. Greg Dickinson - General Manager

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PJ
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Misty, our server was lovely. The food of course, was great.

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded on April 3, 2019

Thank you! It's so nice to hear that you had a good time. I will share your feedback with Misty. Greg Dickinson - General Manager

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JR
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

I think the chicken could have been juicier. My friend’s crab cake was not lumpy at all, and my other friend’s filets were not cooked to the same temp, and both were undercooked from what he ordered. The clam chowder, mashed potatoes, and dessert were all amazing. The service was very good, no issues there. Overall it wasn’t bad but I feel a little disappointed after spending as much as I did.

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded on April 2, 2019

Thank you for your review and for dining with us. I'm sorry for the disappointing food that we served. I will share your comments with the chef. Please contact me directly for a future reservation. I'd like to ensure that everything is perfect on your next visit.

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