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Grill 23 & Bar

161 Berkeley St, Boston, MA 02116-5108
+1 617-542-2255
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“steak” (438 reviews)
“aged ribeye” (41 reviews)
“twin filets” (14 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
161 Berkeley St, Boston, MA 02116-5108
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
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1. Best in town
"Best steak in town - without question!"
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2. Impeccable
"The food was delicious. The service was impeccable."
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3. Exceptional Service
"Definitely worth their high rankings they've received"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Truffle oil tater tots-SO good! My fiancé had the 18oz 100 day aged ribeye which was by far the best steak, I had the aged New York which was a close 2nd (although I’ve had better steaks). The Parmesan fries were v.good. Broccolini and mac...More

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Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 5 March 2018

For decades, this steakhouse staple in the Back Bay has been a special place to unwind amid courteous and highly knowledgeable servers delivering the finest cuts, a very notable wine list and some seafood that rivals the meat; renovations have augmented the elegant clubby feeling...More

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Allison C, Manager at Grill 23 & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

BGA70, thank you so much for sharing your review with us, sounds like a fantastic night! We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Grill 23 has it all! Great food, wonderful atmosphere, and extremely efficient and friendly waitstaff. You will pay a little extra here but it will knock your socks off in quality and overall great experience. Bravo! Try the 100-day aged ribeye......mmmmmmmm

Thank BostonERdoc
GregDickinson617, General Manager at Grill 23 & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks you so much for dining with us and for your kind review. I hope you will be back soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I looked forward to revisiting a long-ago favorite while we were in town to see Hamilton. Based on continued positive reviews, we thought our experience would be stellar, as good as we remembered from our last visit some years back. Our first...More

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GregD2559, General Manager at Grill 23 & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for dining with us. I regret that your experience left so much to be desired. I’d would appreciate the opportunity to make this right for you. Please contact me directly gdickinson@grill23.com. Your happiness is important to me and I know that Grill 23...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

LOVED everything from the salads to the steaks!! I had wedge, if I came back to Boston would probably ask for 1/2 the dressing.. but was really excellent. My husband thought the Caesar was fantastic. He had ribeye.. said it was top 3, and we’ve...More

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GregD2559, General Manager at Grill 23 & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your wonderful review and for choosing to dine with us!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Top Class Classic American Steak House. This was exactly what we were hoping for when me made our reservation. Super food (be careful when ordering the Waygu Porterhouse Steak for 3 persons - its very $$$$$) and a winelist that makes it very difficult to...More

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GregD2559, General Manager at Grill 23 & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting us and for your review. I will share your comments with our team.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying across the street at Loes and had intended to eat elsewhere but after a long day sightseeing decided not to travel. How very fortunate to have this excellent restaurant across the way. The interior is opulent and the service excellent. The menu...More

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GregD2559, General Manager at Grill 23 & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for dining with us and for your review. If you find yourself in Boston again, I hope you will return!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely restaurant inside, very opulent. This place had one of the largest wine menus we’ve ever seen! Had a lovely steak and no complaints with the service. Well worth a visit.

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GregD2559, General Manager at Grill 23 & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for joining us. Please come back soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First visit Sept 2018. We sat at the bar, so this review doesn't speak to the dining room directly. But the experience was very good. The staff and service were top notch. The lobster and king crab were both excellent, as was the wine list....More

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GregD2559, General Manager at Grill 23 & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review. Please come back soon. I’m so glad you enjoyed your evening with us.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Would normally have rated this restaurant as excellent but the high decibel level of noise from other diners prevents me from doing so. The menu is broad, the food is well prepared.and the service is attentive. Also, the lighting was at a sufficiently high enough...More

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GregD2559, General Manager at Grill 23 & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for dining with us and for your review. I hope you will return to dine with us again sometime soon.

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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
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
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$50 - US$80
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 23:00
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
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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