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Grill 23 & Bar

#89 of 2,700 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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 76
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  • 33
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  • 18
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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
It's only ok !

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
Jim M
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Farnham, United Kingdom
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  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Dinner was a great experience at the grill. We ordered oysters for starters and steaks for the main course. The steaks are best served rare+ .... The sauces were divine and this was one of the steak places we have been to in a while. The fillet Mignon was very soft but the porterhouse was more meaty and delicious with... More 

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Belchertown, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I have enjoyed dining at the Grill 23 since 1985. I most recently ate there for a business dinner in June 2015 and the service and food were fantastic. And the ambience is wonderful, as they have preserved much of the original details of the Salada Tea Company, the original tenant of the building when it was constructed in 1927.... More 

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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: Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene, Doing business
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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