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Grill 23 & Bar

161 Berkeley St, Boston, MA 02116-5108
+1 617-542-2255
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“steak” (404 reviews)
“aged ribeye” (36 reviews)
“twin filets” (11 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€€€
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LOCATION
161 Berkeley St, Boston, MA 02116-5108
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Every city has its longtime favorite restaurant and surely Grill 23 is one of Boston’s. The setting is in a spacious and ornate 19th century building in Boston’s prestigious Back Bay neighborhood. Over the years many new steak houses have opened in Boston but Grill...More

Thank josephpalermino
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner here on Thanksgiving. The restaurant was very busy. Overall the experience was OK. The server was nice, but the overall service was very slow. By the time our order was taken, at least half an hour passed by. Then in the end...More

Thank 542bernadettew
Reviewed 1 week ago

Classic Bar'n Grill menu with focus on steaks. VERY extensive and impressive wine list with some decently priced wines. Prices are high and the quality does not quite meet the standards. The food is good but not outstanding. Good friendly service - with a very...More

Thank 33Holly
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for nice dinner and had fantastic meal and service. Both of us had twin filets and shared sides of rosemary/Parmesan potatoes and carrots with 2 glasses of wine and coffee each. Worth every cent you pay. Will go there and Mistral also.

Thank chris d
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a little more upscale than an old-timey steakhouse and the service is outstanding. steaks were fantastic and the side sauces were great. I loved the green peppercorn. I probably wouldn't order the wedge salad again. it was a little overdressed for my taste. but there...More

Thank BobbyK312
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went last week for dinner and for me the service was excellent. I wanted to eat the whole meat so I decided to skip the appetizer. I had one of their cocktails and it was just OK. I don’t drink red wine and the...More

Thank Milly A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For the price, not worth it. The ribeye was good but had more than average fat, not a great steak for the price. Service was excellent and oysters were good. Creme brûlée was really good. Mashed potatoes and Mac were good. The quality of the...More

1  Thank WesleyMCPA
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Held a client board meeting Nov 11, 2017 Was greeted poorly by Front Desk Manager who would not seat 32 guests (Some Handicap) till everyone arrived even though we had a private room. Same Front Desk Manager (Told was family) accused people of invading her...More

1  Thank pbh8151
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Grill 23 has one of the top 89 wine lists in the world, according to Wine Spectator. Their wine "book" is huge and most bottles are several hundred dollars with some over $1,000 per bottle. So if you are an oenophile, this is heaven. Unfortunately,...More

1  Thank Doug508
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our meal. Out waiter had a Lg table and couldn’t get to us but finally sent someone to help...he saved our evening as did Sal. The waiter said it’s your anniversary, wed love to offer you a dessert...then charged us for it😳 We...More

Thank Debbie C
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– as well as every other kind of store imaginable –
all housed in beautiful brownstone buildings. In nice
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busygirl51
28 September 2016|
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Response from gnaff9093 | Reviewed this property |
It would be best to look up this information on their website. If Sunday hours are not listed then check the website for a phone number and give them a call. 'Sometimes' if Sunday hours are not listed on the website, it... More
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Taew
30 August 2016|
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Yes, I think you will be pleased. The staff is very attentive. We were a party of 8 on the second floor corner and it felt private and quiet. It's a boisterous restaurant so you may want to express your desire for a quieter... More
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kevinvest1
12 April 2015|
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Response from jmdubarry | Reviewed this property |
Agreed business casual. No jeans or shorts common sense dress to a great experience.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$50 - US$80
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 22:00
Monday
17:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:30
Thursday
17:30 - 22:30
Friday
17:30 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 161 Berkeley St, Boston, MA 02116-5108
    (Stuart Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Back Bay
  • Neighbourhood: Back Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 617-542-2255
  • E-mail
Description
Brandt family beef, New England seafood, seasonal produce, decadent desserts, a world-class wine list, outstanding service and warm hospitality. Private dining for 140 or more. Award winning food and wine. A truly American experience. This is Grill 23.
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