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Grill 23 & Bar

161 Berkeley St, Boston, MA 02116-5108
617-542-2255
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Ranked #72 of 2,820 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $50 - $80
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
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Stuart Street
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Does what it says on the tin. Great food, superb wine list, knowledgeable and friendly staff. Service was just good enough for a high end establishment (although in fairness, they were very busy).

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Massachusetts
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176 reviews 176 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Impeccable service, good food, but prices that would be laughable if they weren't so insulting. The shrimp cocktail features 4 average-sized shrimp, with nothing to add beyond what you would get at a tourist spot on Cape Cod, yet they charge the ridiculous amount of $19... The $13 simple green salad was similarly underwhelming... The Shetland salmon was nicely prepared... More

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La Mirada, California
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140 reviews 140 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

The steak I had was very well prepared and had good flavor. The sides are family style so we had a few to share and all were good. Its not a super fancy place which is nice when you want to be a bit more casual. Service was good. Atmosphere is a bit loud but nice.

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Blairstown, New Jersey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The food was excellent. Steaks and seafood were great and service was top notch. We will return next time we come to boston

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Louisville, Ky.
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Great menu choices, in the price range for a business dinner. Steak duo was perfectly prepared. Truffled "Tater Tots" were excellent. Creamed Spinach perfectly prepared. Sides were enough for the table of 4 to share.

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North Reading, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I started coming to Grill 23 in the mid-80s when it opened. In all of this time it has never failed to impress. My favorite steakhouse in all of Boston, although its certainly not just a steakhouse. Impeccable service, out of this world perfectly mixed drinks, outstanding 5-star meals. It is worth every penny and more.

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Budapest, Hungary
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67 reviews 67 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I came here as part of a group of 6 as it was recommended by a Bostonian among us. Now, I'm a vegetarian, so it's not a place that's in any way aimed at me (I had mashed potato) but the steak-eaters were in heaven. 2 had a "100-day aged" steak and were thrilled. We also enjoyed some great wine... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014 via mobile

We were so lucky to be staying in the Loews hotel which meant this restaurant was right on our doorstep. We visited on a very busy Friday evening. The menu is great, classics with a modern twist. Cocktails are worth every penny. Pot Roast and Beef Tenderloin were both great dishes. Highlight of the evening had to be the service,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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101 reviews 101 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

I had a business dinner here on a Thursday evening, a reservation is essential as its a busy place. We were seated immediately and when we asked to sit a different table they changed it for us no problem at all. The service is very good but perhaps a little slow - which was fine for us europeans but I... More

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harrisburg, PA
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71 reviews 71 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I took my college son here to celebrate his 21st birthday and it was a perfect decision. We did have a reservation, which was good because by the time we left, it seemed completely full. The first thing I noticed was the noise level and I thought I had made a terrible choice. We could barely hear each other by... More

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