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Grill 23 & Bar

#85 of 2,703 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 - 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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 326
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  • 196
    Very good
  • 76
    Average
  • 33
    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
Tasty food in HUGE quantities

I went to this restaurant with many of my colleagues from Europe, and the quantities of food served here just confirmed their stereotypes of American dining. However, at least in this case, the food was quite tasty. We had reserved one of the private rooms, and the service was also top notch.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
dzhenna
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Copenhagen, Denmark
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
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Falls Church, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

My wife and I wound up being in Boston for our 20th anniversary, and decided to celebrate at Grill 23. It turned out to be an excellent choice. I started out with the New England Chowder, and it was delicious. The smoky pork gave it a unique and very enjoyable flavor. I cannot remember my wife's opener, but I know... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I went to this restaurant with many of my colleagues from Europe, and the quantities of food served here just confirmed their stereotypes of American dining. However, at least in this case, the food was quite tasty. We had reserved one of the private rooms, and the service was also top notch.

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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Amazing steak. Prime NY was excellent especially cooked rare. Best steak I've ever had. Super tender and flavorful. Superb scallops and oysters according to others in my party.

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milwaukee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Huge portions. Not too hungry so split dinner, salad, steak, fantastic twice baked potato. Plenty to fill us up and was most delicious

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Kobe Cap Steak is the best you can get. Sides are good. Good wine list. Excellent service and nice location. Busy and vibrant atmosphere.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We had a wonderful birthday dinner here. The food was delicious, from the simple salad to the 100 day steaks. Paul was our waiter and he was patient, friendly and very funny. We were located in a quieter room upstairs and that was great for conversation.

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The rating options I could consider were v.good or average. Since it was better than average I had to chose very good. Had there been a half way rating between the two it would have been that. What pushed it into the higher rating was my son's view that the Prime NY was the best steak he had ever had.... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Delicious! The food, decor and service were perfect. We had a large path and the staff was able to accommodate perfectly. Didn't love the dessert choices.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

My friend had the oysters as a starter, which were delicious and fresh. For the main course I had the Filet Mignon with pepper sauce, done rare plus, and it was cooked to perfection and soft like butter; a very enjoyable steak. For dessert 4 of us shared the coconut cake, and the portion was large enough to satisfy all... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

My meal was good (chicken with risotto) but my husband's steak was only average. For a $57.00 steak (no sides included) it should have been a lot better than average.

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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: Doing business, Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene
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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