Grill 23 & Bar

4.7
5366 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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Neighborhood
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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
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

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.

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Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Enjoy our a la carte menu in addition to our special Thanksgiving prix-fixe menu from 12pm-8pm.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

What 5366 People Are Saying
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AO
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The restaurant is beautiful and with a great location. The food was good but our server did not treat to the level of this restaurant. He push us to his liking not to what we wanted.

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

Magnificent

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

We celebrated my wife Birthday from Providence, cozy and romantic table. Superb food and presentation everything was delicious! Dessert their famous Coconut cake best we ever had....Yummy!! We will be back for any occasion great vibe as well.

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E
London
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I thought the service was very good. Our waiter and supporting staff where very attentive without encroaching on our table conversation.
The food was also very good and I thought the 100 day aged ribeye ranked as one of the best pieces of beef I have ever tasted.
The sides, while typical of a steak restaurant, were ample and very tasty ( season fries, creamed spinach)
My only criticism was the blue chees used on the salad wedge appetiser needs to be stronger tasting in my opinion.

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

I like Grill 23 & Bar a lot. I love this place! Best steak in Boston

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M
Charlotte
43 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

We requested a quieter table and were seated at a corner table to the back of the bar area. Food and setting were great. It seemed as though we were forgotten back there though. Water service and table clearing were very sparse! Not our typical Grill 23 experience.

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

THE FOOD AND SERVICE WERE OUTSTANDING. A BIT PRICEY, BUT OVERALL VERY NICE.

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DT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

I have made the same mistake twice now this year by going out with a big group on Saturday. We spent $2000 for 8 guests but had to physically chase down our server for drinks and wine. He took our order and the food arrived appropriately but he completely disappeared until tracked down.

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

Best steak I have ever had. Service was fantastic. Staff was attentive but not in your face.

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

My wife and I were looking forward to going there for dinner to celebrate our anniversary but unfortunately we were very disappointed. I had the New York steak which I thought would have been excellent but to say it was fair is being a bit on the generous side. My wife had the chicken and she was equally disappointed. I will say the wedge salad was excellent and the mashed potatoes were very good.

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

We enjoyed a wonderful dinner celebrating our 28th wedding anniversary. I mentioned it was our anniversary in our reservation request, so they sat us at a nice seat along the window. Our waiter,Bill, was very attentive and knowledgeable. We certainly will return!

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S
Orlando
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The perfect ending to a great trip to Boston!! The steaks were cooked to perfection!

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

Cool building with a lot of history but the food is just ok. Terrible bread and some stale-ish pieces. The ceasar salad had box croutons. The side of creamed spinach was odd with crumbs on top that were not good. The steak was quite good. Service was pretty good although our water wasn’t refilled for 15 minutes when we ran out. By the time they offered more water we were done with our meal. My husband liked his meal overall. I thought it was average. For close to $200 I want my socks knocked off.

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

First time dining here. We had burrata and prosciutto appetizer, an aged prime rib, aged NY strip, and creamed spinach. The hash browns were good but would try something else next time. The wait staff was great and attentive.

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l
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our food very much and they were very accommodating to my dietary restrictions and my three children. We had a great time.

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SB
Tampa
31 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Real steakhouse. Great experience!

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T
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Last time @Grill23 was 10 years ago. Time away was not planned, just looked to try new places. We decided to return (36th wedding anniversary) and had a fantastic time. Still top quality, service and experience. Thanks folks

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BB
Palm Springs
32 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Grille 23 continues to deliver after years of outstanding service, food and ambiance.

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BS
New England
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, excellent service in a quiet setting. Very nice to be able to converse with my table mates and to be able to hear what was being said!

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SG
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fabulous !
The menu is fantastic, the culinary delights exquisite, and the wine list is unmatched anywhere !

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KK
Poconos
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There are four things I will make a point to do when in Boston and one is this restaurant.i had read a review saying make sure you try the coconut cake and we did, like the steaks it was the best I ever ate.
Some fellow realtors were a little too loud but even that did not determine overall from the outstanding service, excellent food and nice atmosphere.

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B
New England
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very positive dining experience. Food, service and setting was excellent. Convenient location. This is a restaurant that is a great pick for a special occasion. All of the staff are very welcoming and attentive.

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Dining experience was great! HOWEVER we had a reservation for 9:00 and did not get seated until 10:00 and the hosts were not friendly or helpful at all. The table we waited an hour on ended up being a high top in the bar with football and noise. We would have been fine with that if we had not thought we were waiting for a nice dinner table for our party. Our server was a gem!! Food was great!!

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R
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the most amazing place in Boston our server was the best ever f

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BR
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best steak ever....better than Morton's, better than Capital Grill....If you can get a table- Take it!
You'll have a great meal and a great experience!

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D
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Tried Grill 23 for the first time. Beautiful restaurant, well dressed and very proper staff but they lacked attention to detail. Our son is in law school, so we came to visit and take him out for a nice meal. The meal was nice....very good steak, good appetizers but nothing amazing that would have me come back. Excellent wine list with well trained Sommeliers but this is a place for the loud and obnoxious, not a restaurant for a quiet meal to catch up with family. Very much a popular locale, a place to be seen: I liked this setting in my earlier years...not any more.....if you are looking for the popular locale, this place is hopping. We frequently eat at Troquet, and Grill 23 hasn’t changed our itinerary.

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OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Good times and good food. Loud and busy but a great boston institution. Always a solid meal.

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New England
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service at Grill 23 were excellent. Our server Garrett was knowledgeable and absolutely delightful. It was a perfect way to celebrate a special birthday. The only reason for a 4 star rating instead of 5, is because we weren’t seated until almost 8pm for our 7:30pm reservation.

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AH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was fantastic. A little pricey, but well worth it for a special occasion. I loved how moderately paced the service was. Most restaurants rush you out, but Grill 23 staggered the evening so we ended up at our table for almost 3 hours. This allowed us to thoroughly enjoy the evening.

The one negative was that our sommelier struggled a fair amount. He spilled an unusual amount of wine on the table as he poured, and emptied the bottle into one person’s glass, despite there being enough to top off other glasses. After that, he walked away without asking if we wanted another bottle of wine despite the fact that we had not even gotten our steaks yet.

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BD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service is always exceptional! One of the best in Boston!

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JG
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about our experience was superb. Couldn't have asked for anything better. Thank you so much.

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DD
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Overall my/our meals were delicious & the overall service was great-very satisfied!

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s
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Grill 23 always lives up to our expectations , this time it was last Saturday night when my wife and I decided to return yet again for another anniversary , this our 43rd. Never rushed, a great friendly waiter and staff and a meal worth every penny. They never disappoint

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Best coconut cake.

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Mexico City
6 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exelente lugar, vale cada dólar que te cobran, superó mis expectativas, los mariscos cocinados a perfección y se nota su frescura y los cortes de gran calidad

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J
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Wagyu si perfect ! Barolo is outstanding , i live it

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B
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every dish that came to our table was perfectly done, flavorful, and tasty beyond expectation. Particularly, the best veal chop I have had in decades. Service, friendly, considerate, mindful. I have been telling all other visitors to Boston about the wonderful dinner we had at Grille 23.

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B
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Very good menu that accommodated our party of 10. Service was exceptional. Very nice dinner.

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SL
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely terrific meal. 100 day aged ribeye was amazingly cooked to perfection. Great sides and service.

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New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing Vibe, even better service, ditch the Chains and have a real Boston Steakhouse experience

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