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Grill 23 & Bar

#89 of 2,854 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
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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
  • 277
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  • 180
    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
A Homerun for Steak Lovers

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
Wayne C
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Portland, Oregon, United States
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Portland, Oregon, United States
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219 reviews 219 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 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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104 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 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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119 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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Tavistock, England, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Had drinks at the very slick bar and decided to stay for dinner. Beautiful restaurant with great service. We started with 1/2 dozen oysters and then shared the sirloin and lobster, sides were fries, mash and asparagus. Meat was cooked perfectly and the lobster was amazing! Great place... enjoy!

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rettendon
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Found this restaurant in a guide book! Thought we would give it a try!! I had the beef tenderloin and it was fantastic!! The waiters are attentive!! $50 each we thought was good for the quality!! Defo recommend if your in the back bay area

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Ireland
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This was our second trip to Boston and the second time we went to Grill 23 and it is without doubt the best steak restaurant I've been to anywhere in my travels. Great tables, wonderfully friendly staff and amazing steaks. I've visited steak restaurants every time I visit the USA and Grill 23 beats them all hands down, it has... More 

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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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