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Grill 23 & Bar

161 Berkeley St, Boston, MA 02116-5108
617-542-2255
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Ranked #82 of 2,815 restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $50 - $80
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Stuart Street
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Chose this at the last minute as it was close to the hotel we were staying at during our 48 hour visit to Boston! The meal was delightful, the steak perfectly cooked and the side dishes superb. The hash brown as a side is really really great, I wish I could make something like that at home! Service was good,... More

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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

My sense was that about ten years ago, this place was buzzing, but now it seems like a visit to a conservative elderly uncle's country club. The wood paneled bar and excellent wine list make a great combination; the evening I was there it was clogged with men in navy and grey suits, getting their Scotch on, but that was... More

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Thomaston, Georgia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

This place provides a very good product. It is the kind of place you come to for a special event or meeting. It can be a little loud, but we sat on the first floor so possible upstairs is more quiet. Seafood and steaks are amazing.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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66 reviews 66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I've lived near Boston for most of my adult life and this is my favorite place to get steak. I've always gone here for big or important events and have never been disappointed. Their Kobe beef steak is one that after eating you will say, "I didn't realize steak could taste that good." Splurge on it, it really is that... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Yes there are less expensive places but you'll definitely get your value here. Great food and very attentive service. Solid wine list. Would suggest a visit and we'll be back.

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Dorset, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Really fab service, fab food, great wine choice. helpful staff.......I would recommend this restaurant......not much more to say on this restaurant.

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Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

My boyfriend and I dined here with another couple on July 1. The interior was classic and very elegant. We met in the new bar and then had dinner. My 10 oz. filet was cooked perfectly, and the special mushroom risotto I had as a side was very good. However, the star of the meal was the aptly-named "Famous Coconut... More

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18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We found this place based on prior reviews as well as not too far from our hotel. Upon arriving we thought we may have been underdressed but were warmly welcomed and the staff didn't make us feel uncomfortable at all for being casually dressed. The menu has a lot to offer and the service is exceptional; Brian was very attentive... More

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scotland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Superb New York Style steakhouse .....third visit in about eight years...restores ones faith!! Best to sit upstairs ...down below a shed noisy...but all excellent!

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I was very disappointed in this Grill. We were staying across the road and went for dinner on our second evening. I was Halfway through eating my meal when the waiter lifted my plate from the table and walked away, I was the only person still eating my meal, but even though I told him I was still eating my... More

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