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Grill 23 & Bar

#85 of 2,685 Restaurants in Boston
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161 Berkeley St, Boston, MA 02116-5108 (Stuart Street)
617-542-2255
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5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 310
    Excellent
  • 189
    Very good
  • 74
    Average
  • 32
    Poor
  • 18
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Local Steakhouse.

Personally I think this is the Best, local steakhouse in Boston. The food is always excellent, not only their steaks but their seafood as well and the service is impeccable. Joe was our waitress and he was funny, attentive, and pushy because even though we were full from the appetizer and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
leyani-leon
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Boston, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
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Boston, Massachusetts
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Personally I think this is the Best, local steakhouse in Boston. The food is always excellent, not only their steaks but their seafood as well and the service is impeccable. Joe was our waitress and he was funny, attentive, and pushy because even though we were full from the appetizer and the entree he did not let us get up... More 

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Clinton, New Jersey
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Excellent food and wonderful service. Impressive wine list. However, it was a bit pricey. Great atmosphere - very popular place!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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86 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

Have eaten here a few times. This past time we started with oysters which were excellent. This comes with a trio of sauces. I knew i wanted fish and asked for a recommendation between the halibut, scallop special and tuna and was guided towards tuna. It was an excellent sushi quality and included three round pieces. I wish it included... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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85 reviews 85 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

Had dinner with a colleague and ordered the rib eye. Asked for it to be rare and it came out on the other side of medium rare towards medium. $54 for a single course and no sides without cooking the steak to order is a bit rich. Having the waiter running around after asking if everything is alright misses the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Shared a 100 day aged rib eye which was the best steak we had ever eaten, prices were not cheap but we don't have huge appetites so sharing a steak was just right as the portions were very generous. The wine line list is huge but again very pricey but this was to be expected, we had a bottle of... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

A great steak dinner, lovely atmosphere and excellent service. Ate on my own here while on business and thoroughly enjoyed it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

As good as the food was, the service was even better. Made online reservation, and no problem with that. Arrived on time, table was ready. The quality of the food was simply amazing. And the service made you wanted to prolong diner.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

The four of us were so looking forward to our dinner at Grill 23 as we had been given a great personal recommendation by Boston people. The sommelier was friendly and knowledgeable. Whilst the steak was good the sword fish was disappointing something we did not expect. Also, the catch of the day was soft crab, did not expect that!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Had a post graduation dinner with family. We had several different dishes, including main, appetizers, and desserts. They were all excellent. The service was almost perfect: enough but not too much. I was particularly impressed that "prime" beef was actually prime. The wine list was extensive enough and tended toward expensive. I hardily recommend Grill 23 for a special meal.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

The salad is nice, and the filet mignon is amazing. The restaurant has a bar on the 1st floor and seating on 1st and 2nd floor, lots of seats and packed. Best to make reservation ahead of time. Service is great and there valet parking.

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Additional Information about Grill 23 & Bar

Address: 161 Berkeley St, Boston, MA 02116-5108
Phone Number: 617-542-2255
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 50 - 80
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Barbecue

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 161 Berkeley St, Boston, MA 02116-5108
    (Stuart Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston
  • Phone Number: 617-542-2255

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 50 - 80
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Large groups, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Bar scene, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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