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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” (430 reviews)
“aged ribeye” (41 reviews)
“twin filets” (12 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
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LOCATION
161 Berkeley St, Boston, MA 02116-5108
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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 yesterday

Visiting Boston recently , and asked Hotel concierge (as you do ! ) to recommend the best Steak house for dinner on that Saturday night...this was the establishment that we were told was the best...mmmm don't think so... bad attitude from beginning to end of...More

Thank Nic563
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

1  Thank BGA70
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 1 week ago via mobile

Really like this steakhouse. Ordered the filet mignon and the asparagus and a corn dish on the side. Steak excellently prepared and delicious. Really good quality ingredients all round. Love the onions that they serve alongside the steak, which really works. The one flaw -...More

Thank Scott C
Greg D, General Manager at Grill 23 & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you very much for dining with us and for your constructive criticism. I will share your observation about our use of cheese with the chef and we will take a look at that. I appreciate you acknowledging that we use so many fresh ingredients....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We met a college buddy and his wife there for drinks, which were nicely poured, quickly served and delicious. We then proceeded to dinner which was absolutely outstanding. Service was highly professional yet not stuffy (Matt...ask for Matt...he's the best). We got a gigantic cold...More

Thank ParkerSturbridge
Greg D, General Manager at Grill 23 & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you very much for dining with us and for your kind review. I appreciate you dining with us and hope that you will choose Grill 23 again in the near future for a night out!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Grill 23 for a business meeting while in Boston for a conference. Two of us had the 100-day aged rib eye, once had a filet and the last person has locally caught cod. Each of the dishes was simply outstanding. The service...More

Thank Il0vebaseball
Greg D, General Manager at Grill 23 & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for choosing us for your business dinner. It’s wonderful to read that you enjoyed everything so much. Please join us again very soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a classic American steakhouse without the "stuffiness" of a New York version. Great raw bar and seafood (well, it is Boston, after all). Seafood towers feature local oysters, clams, lobster, shrimp, and more. Prime steaks, with all the expected sides. And it is...More

Thank JasonBrandtLewis
Greg D, General Manager at Grill 23 & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review. We appreciate you dining with us and hope that you will come back soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner here several times. Never a disappointment with food or service. Had taken out-of-town family here for the first time. Since then, ask to go every time in town Prefer dining upstairs, less noise and congenial. Great service.

Thank Brian K
Greg D, General Manager at Grill 23 & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for dining with us and for the positive review!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My daughter and friend could not visit this restaurant as planned due to illness, but the wonderful establishment packaged up a ribeye and filet minon dinner so well, that they were able to enjoy the meal just as much in our hotel room as they...More

Thank mdhotelier
Greg D, Manager at Grill 23 & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your awesome review. I’m so pleased that you enjoyed the meal.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A Friday night dinner for 5 to celebrate a close friend's 40th birthday. 4 of us had the 100 day dry aged ribbed and 1 of us had the filet. The ribeye was out of this world with a very rich flavor. The filet was...More

Thank chrisc012314
Greg D, Manager at Grill 23 & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for celebrating with us and for your kind words! Please come back soon.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The steaks here were excellent and the service impeccable. The menu is not too complicated, and there is an impressive list of call whiskeys with an adequate wine list. Our server Matt was attentive even with several large birthday parties in his section. I had...More

Thank charliegj J
Greg D, General Manager at Grill 23 & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for dining with us. I'm so pleased to read that you enjoyed your experience and the service that Matt provided. Please come back soon!

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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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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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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