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Grill 23 & Bar

#89 of 2,856 Restaurants in Boston
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161 Berkeley St, Boston, MA 02116-5108 (Stuart Street)
617-542-2255
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 279
    Excellent
  • 181
    Very good
  • 70
    Average
  • 29
    Poor
  • 15
    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
Most recent review
Yep, they know steaks.

This was our first experience here. We liked the service and the atmosphere. It has the feel of a classic, big city restaurant. We were surprised to see so many families given the price range, but it was not distracting. I went overboard with their 100 day aged ribeye, and my wife had their... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
zanchuk
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Concord, New Hampshire
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Concord, New Hampshire
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

This was our first experience here. We liked the service and the atmosphere. It has the feel of a classic, big city restaurant. We were surprised to see so many families given the price range, but it was not distracting. I went overboard with their 100 day aged ribeye, and my wife had their tenderloin. Both we're prepared as requested... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

It was our first visit to Grill 23. From the moment we walked in, the attention to details and our needs was met immediately. The server and everyone who interacted with us at the table were the perfect mix of friendly, discreet when needed, and were all knowledgeable about the menu more so than most restaurants. The pot roast I... More 

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Veracruz, Mexico
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44 reviews 44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Grill 23 does not have any confusion. It's menu is short and completely oriented towards stakehouse classics, without any complication or unecessary artifice. That, by itself helps guarantee the quality of its products, and it shows. We ordered a aged prime ribeye. It was an excellent piece of beef cooked in a perfect manner. It was not really aged though.... More 

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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220 reviews 220 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Fantastic! For me, the act of eating out is just as much about the food as it is the experience. I really enjoy the ambiance and the theatrics of a well-orchestrated restaurant that runs smoothly with good management and well-prepared staff. Grill 23 is one of the those places. I enjoy my steak tremendously, but I enjoy the general atmosphere... More 

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West New York, New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Great service, beautiful location, very romantic. Excellent food, great steaks. Liked the service, we were sat right away. The bread is baked on location and they give you several pieces to choose from. I would highly recommend the Crab Cake and the Galamare.

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London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We went to Grill 23 last week as a treat whilst on holiday in Boston. The food was incredible, the chowder had huge chunks of lobster in it and was really tasty, but the steak is where we were really impressed. Utterly amazing! Obviously it's not cheap, and whilst the wine list is extensive it is hard to find a... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

I don't think I have ever been given a steak that large in my life. Service was fast!! Not cheap though, but excellent food - you get what you pay for

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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149 reviews 149 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

My husband and I were recommended to dine here. This is a lovely place, great atmosphere, however, in the evening when there seemed to be quite a few large parties of people in shouting at one another rather than just talking you could hardly here yourself speak never mind my husband. I think the tables for couples should be put... More 

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Top Contributor
229 reviews 229 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

The steaks are great, the service was great, and the appetizers were good too. The drinks didn't knock my socks off, but still decent. I'd go again. I feel this is place falls between the Capital Grill and Ruth's Chris for quality, with the Capital Grill being a bit better.

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Harvard, Massachusetts
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43 reviews 43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Min pojkvän och jag var här för an andra middag den kvällen och vi blev inte besvikna. Fin atmosfär och vi delade en köttbit med lökringar som var perfekt tillagad. Vi åt dessert också som var underbart god speciellt min dessert som hade grillad banan med kolasås. Dyrt men prisvärt.

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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, Barbecue, Seafood, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Entertaining clients
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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