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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:
Steak, Seafood, American

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

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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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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4.6

Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (124)
Notable Wine List (89)
Good for Anniversaries (82)
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Good for a Date (79)
Business Meals (77)
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Good for Groups (56)
Fit for Foodies (44)
Worth the Drive (42)
Pre/post Theatre (39)
Vibrant Bar Scene (32)
Bar Seating (32)
Fun (31)
Hot Spot (29)
Handcrafted Cocktails (28)
Neighborhood Gem (26)
Cozy (25)
People Watching (24)
Authentic (21)
Comfort Food (15)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Casual (13)
Seasonal (13)
Happy Hour (12)
Tasting Menu (8)
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Gluten Free Options (7)
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Great Beer (5)
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·Dined 3 days ago

All of the servers were extremely kind and attentive. The food was delicious and the experience was great all around.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

From the moment we walked in until the moment we walked out, the staff was courteous and attentive. The food was delicious and, while expensive, worth the price.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Had a wonderful experience at Grill 23 and Bar!! Outstanding food and ambiance!! Perfect for a special date. The 100 day dry-aged ribeye was the BEST I ever had!!

Tags: Authentic, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, People Watching, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

The place is very noisy without privacy considering the category of the restaurant. The staff is friendly but not excessively professional. The worst is the food. We ordered filet mignon that was not tender and too dry due to improper cooking. The same for the prime aged rib eye steak that was supposed to be the specialty of the house, extremely pricey and served without any side! The dishes were accompanied by terrible salad and uneatable sweet burned onions. I have never eaten a steak so disgusting and so pricey. I would not recommend this place.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

This is a great place...food is excellent and really great service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on January 12, 2018

The steaks, ala carte dishes, desserts, and cocktails were outstanding. However, the noise level was one of the highest I experienced. It was a struggle for us to hear each other - a lot of repeating.

Tags: Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Graduation

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Loved it and always do! We’ll be back again, soon!

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 (New England)·Dined on January 3, 2018

We celebrated a family birthday at Grill 23. This is not a restaurant for every day dining, as it is extremely pricey! The decor is elegant and warm, and service very good. The best dish was the aged rib eye steak, which was awesome. Others of us ordered things other than beef (tuna, swordfish and chicken), and while this is definitely a steak house restaurant, I would have expected the grilled fish to be a bit more interesting or better prepared. I piece of white fish on a huge white plate is not that exceptional, especially when you have to pay for every side vegetable separately. But that is the steak house formula... A dessert of profiteroles with coffee and caramel was excellent.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The Kobe special steak was one of the best I remember

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on January 1, 2018

2 of the steaks were ordered medium and came out rare. They had a band playing right next to us and they were ridiculously loud.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The restaurant serves great food and the servers are very polite. I would definately go back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We have gone to grill 23 every New Year’s Eve for the past seven year but this year it was over booked and the service was not very accommodating. Lack of checking on the table, wrong items, no idea who ordered what food, over cooked pork and very bad swordfish, but no one ever ask us how the food was even when one patron left an entire meal on their plate. Very disappointed in what has also been good service. Don’t over book next time a 530 reservation shouldn’t be that overwhelming to the staff and it sets up for a night of poor service

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The staff was fantastic, our host and waiter were the best. The food was fantastic and the ambience was far above most steak houses.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Cozy, People Watching, Fun, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Probably one if the best steaks I’ve ever had in my life. I would definitely recommend this if you’re looking for an up scale date night.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

It was a busy Sat. night and at no time did we feel rushed. Service was excellent.

Tags: Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, People Watching, Fun, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on December 29, 2017

The steak tartare was a bit lacking in flavor, it had a kind of ketchup taste. The manager noticed we did not eat and was super nice about it and even took off the menu. My daughters salmon was good and son's steak was 'really good dad'. My steak, the aged NY strip, while seasoned good, was overcooked (ordered rare to the medium-rare and it was medium).
Service was very good. Good attention and friendly.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We have been to Grill 23 many times. We love it for the food, service, location near many hotels and theatres, and ambiance. Can't go wrong with the steaks and sides. The only thing I don't care for is the cold caramelized onions on the side. The wines and cocktails are great too.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Best Steakhouse in the country. Haven’t been here in a while and forgot how awesome it really is. 10+!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Being from Texas we have high standards for steaks and Grill 23 exceeded them. Brussels Sprouts were some of the best we've ever had too. Excellent meal. Great service.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Probably the best meal we have had in the year plus we have lived in Boston. We all go steaks and everyone raved about how good they were. The sides we excellent too, we got the mash potatoes, the fries and the brusselsprouts. Everyone enjoyed their drinks and we had an excellent bottle of Pinot Noir for ~$70. We shared two desserts that were very good. It isn't cheap to go there but for a special occasion (assuming you like steak), it is definitely worth checking out.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on December 28, 2017

An excellent place to celebrate a birthday! Food was awesome! service was super, staff all around excellent. Drinks were really good. Would go back anytime.

Tags: People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Phenomenal service. Get the 100 day old ribeye. It was beyond words. Tator tots were delicious side as were the hash browns . Highly recommend for a special occasion and ambiance was great.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We make this an annual dinner spot every Christmas season. We have also been here during other times of the year. Cant miss, great spot!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Grille 23 lived up to its great reputation. Staff was accommodating and friendly. Everything we tried was delicious. Would highly recommend this restaurant to celebrate a special occasion.

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·Dined on December 23, 2017

Our server was so much fun, he made it a special night for us. We take our sons annually to Christmas steak dinner. My husband and I have always gone to Grill 23, but will never visit again. Steak was over seasoned, spinach had a strange taste, and the truffles tater tots were nothing special. The salmon was excellent, but tiny. The food was such a disappointment. We went for a special occasion, but they did not deliver. Perhaps they have taken their following for granted over the years. Too bad.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on December 23, 2017

We went during Christmas time and the way the restaurant was decorated was absolutely gorgeous. Great Job! Steak Frites with a side of mac & cheese. tastes great, cooked to perfection. the local oysters were amazing too. drinks could use some more liquor but everything else was great.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 22, 2017

The steak was delicious. However, the side dishes and dessert were mediocre and the meal because of that in my opinion was not worth the cost. Not a great value. The waiters were excellent. I had not been to your restaurant in a while and am not likely to return soon.

Tags: Fun, People Watching
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 (New England)·Dined on December 19, 2017

My husband loves Grill 23. It has an amazing atmosphere and is elegant, old school Boston. If you want steak get it here, there is no better in the city.I am not always in the mood for beef and sadly I have found the fish to be grossly over priced and not worthy of the price tag. The desserts are very good.The service is amazing, spot on attentive waiters.
Overall experience is wonderful.We love going around Christmas, it is so festive and beautiful.

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on December 17, 2017

I ordered swordfish, it was the worst ever. Management immediately apologized and replaced it (no charge) with a tiny filet. The waiter was very self important and seemed just like he should be being served. Tooany other good choices in the city and the cost is not worth the lack of experience or poor food.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Service was a tad slow tonight due to Patriots game distracting staff

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 (New England)·Dined on December 17, 2017

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 on December 16, 2017

Waiter was not attentive. Food was so so and over priced. Way too many tables crammed in

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 (New England)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We keep trying to love Grill 23, but every time we go for a special occasion, there is some sort of kerfuffle and we end up leaving dissatisfied. Long wait times when you've made a reservation, way too noisy, understaffed, and over-priced food. Perhaps G23 is having financial difficulties - they are now charging $3 for sauce on your $50 steak?

We'll stick with the tried and true...Del Frisco, Capitol Grill, Moo, Ruths Chris, Boston Chops...all are well worth the visit.

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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Me and my wife had a great time and we will come back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on December 16, 2017

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 England)·Dined on December 16, 2017

LOVED our table in front of the fireplace-quiet and comfortable.
Great server and timely service. Always consistently delicious.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 15, 2017

This was my first time here. The food and Ambiance were excellent. Service was good. Of course, Be prepared to spend a lot of money but it is worth it for a special occasion.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Romantic
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·Dined on December 15, 2017

Fantastic night!! Always a great way to celebrate. Nowhere better in the city I ould rather go.. Any given night you could see a big name. Great atmosphere

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Afternoon Coffee, Good for a Date, Romantic, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Great for Brunch, Great Beer, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 14, 2017

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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