Grill 23 & Bar

4.7
5435 reviews
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$50 and over
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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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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
Peter Agostinelli
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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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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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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
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Whether you want to have a great meal before going out to First Night, or you want to dine later and enjoy our live band, Grill 23 is the place to be on New Year's Eve. All diners will enjoy the award winning food and service they have come to expect for over 30 years. Happy New Year!

Monday, December 31, 2018

What 5435 People Are Saying
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was great! Lots of tables open and sat people in one area.

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

My friends were visiting from England and needed a recommendation for a place to have a lovely sit down dinner on their last night in Boston. Since they were in Back Bay I recommended Grill 23 and made their reservation. Later that evening they text me to say the food was excellent and they had a fabulous evening!. Being Saturday night of course it was very busy and a couple next to them complained about being seated near a service area. The manager Greg Dickinson came to apologize about the chaos and gave them all their wine for free. When he asked what brought them they told him I had recommended Grill 23 and he wrote on his business card for me to receive 2 glasses of champagne on him for my next visit as a thank you for recommending the restaurant!

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BW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Grill 23 is a fantastic spot
Food & service was fantastic
Did not love where we were seated

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BC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Never disappoints on all levels. If you don’t like this place you hate fun, people and food!

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

Very busy night and as a result service was lacking and the food was not up to its usual caliber

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

Great food and awesome service. Clearly the best steak house in New England.

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EC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and the service was fantastic

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

Celebrating my husbands birthday at Grill 23 and the food and service was outstanding!

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New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 3service 4ambience 2

I went to Grill 23 and my New York strip was completely over cooked. I was nervous to get it again so I switched my order to fillet mignon, which was good. I specifically asked when I called to have “I love you” written somewhere on the desert which the lady I spoke with said was possible. We weren’t even hungry for dessert but I order it for that reason. When the desert plate came out without the message I was already upset so I didn’t bother sending it back. The people next to us were so intoxicated they got into a physical altercation, which was not pleasant. Overall not a good experience.

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

Excellent meal and service

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New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

I don’t think they were prepared for the number of holiday celebrations. If you were there for a special dinner they really were not able to accommodate.

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EN
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Probably the best steak I’ve had in quite a long time. Our waiter’s name was Ryan he was excellent explained everything and our orders were to a tee. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone however please do you stack your wallet because it is not cheap.

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AL
New England
20 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic!!!!!!!

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place but overpriced for regular dining.

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

Everything was superb

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New England
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Consistently outstanding food and attentive service that is thoughtful, but not obtrusive. Great for a group or a special occasion or both. Attentive service

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KC
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice change of pace from the usual steakhouse chains. The building is beautiful, looks like it may have been a bank at one time, with tall marble columns. The 100 day aged rib eye was one the best steaks I have had in my life. Garret our server was perfect.

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BM
New England
23 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

the markup on the wines were a bit more than most steak houses tack on

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NC
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Nice Steakhouse located in the heart of Downtown Boston. Service staff was excellent and the food was great, mainly a mix of surf & turf options. Would recommend for business dinners.

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BE
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service! I will definetly go there again next time I'm in Boston

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Miami
23 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Single diner, waited 30 minutes for medium rare filet at $51 , it was served well done.
Waiter apologized, no manager or chef stopped by. Nobody seemed to care

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M
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Grill 23 is and always has been a Very Nice Place to take the Family out for a well cooked meal - Waitstaff, Matt, was excellent. The busboy's could be alittle more attentive to the tables needs during the entire meal.
The Atmosphere is always Nice & the restaurant is Clean!
Great for Celebration get togethers

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OF
Miami
135 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an amazing dinner with Adam as our bartender. He and his partner at the upstairs bar made us feel welcome, were very knowledgeable, and made it an enjoyable evening. Of course the food is incredible and always lives up to its reputation. One of the best steakhouses in the country.

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LW
New England
19 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I love Grill 23. On this particular visit, however, we were seated on the ground floor and surrounded by office parties, and it was very noisy. Since I had reserved a long time ago, I assumed that we'd get a good table, but now I realize that i should have requested a table upstairs. Everything else was perfect.

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AP
New England
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience with top notch service, perfectly prepared food, and excellent cocktails.

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J
Chicago
38 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Phenomenal food. Best pork chop I have ever had which doesn’t come close to doing it justice. Succulent, savory, scrumptious. Profiteroles were amazing. Great service rounded out a wonderful experience.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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ME
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The monthly special of rack of venison, from an Iowa ranch was a delightful surprise.Great service.A must visit when in Boston.

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C
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent meal and service. Wait staff was very attentive and knowledgeable. Made recoomendations that were perfect.

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MH
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding. Not cheap though, definitely pricey, but you get what you pay for.

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GG
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 5ambience 1

The quality of the food and service was great. The problem was I could not have a conversation with my date. After being seated in the "romantic" wine room, the GM sat 3 young men who had a great time. I was looking forward to spending a nice night with my special lady. It's really unfortunate that we couldn't hear one another over the F-bombs and stock portfolio discussions. I'm not sure how the GM makes decisions but it is clear that it is not based on customer experience. Too many great options in Boston to return.

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

Everything and everyone was wonderful. We’ll be back!

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JM
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best service of any restaurant. Extremely knowledgeable staff including support, perfect balance between attentive and passive. Cuisine has been perfect every time (4th time at restaurant). Hard to find a dining experience better in the Boston area.

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Western NC
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 2

Great food. Terrible acoustics! Extremely noise and not fit for conversation at all! Very good food though. Would not recommend or come back before the noise level is reduced significantly.

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L
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Grille 23 always exceed expectations! The hash brown side dish goes with everything! Steaks were cooked to perfection and leave room for dessert! Baileys infused milk with cookies 🍪

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TT
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

This was a very good restaurant however my meal came so quick within 5 minutes of my martini and my husband's contail uwe didn't have a chancs to have our cocktails so we could not order a proper wine to enjoy w our steak and sword fish both dishes we had to order a la carte an expensive meal we had to rush to eat at 530 we were out by 630 the fastest meal ever

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and honored my request near fireplace. Thank you, Grille 23.

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DV
New England
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal. When I casually informed the waiter that two of the entrees were only warm but not hot when they were served, they quickly reacted and comp’d both meals even though it was completely unnecessary to do so.

Service was exceptional.

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MK
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Somehow my comment in the res that we were celebrating my sister’s birthday was ignored. Otherwise it was pretty perfect.

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1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good service

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