We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 2,823 Boston Restaurants

Grill 23 & Bar

161 Berkeley St, Boston, MA 02116-5108
Improve this listing
Reserve with OpenTable
Ranked #66 of 2,823 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $50 - $80
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
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
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
Write a Review

539 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Both the beef that my wife had and the salmon that I had were terrific. They offer a tremendous selection of bottles of wines and they also provide a good selection of wines by the glass. Our waiter was very informative about the meals and helped me to avoid two food allergies. The service was excellent from the front door,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Montreal, Canada
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

The service is great and that where it ends. The steak was allegedly 100 days age but you could have fooled me. It was also supposed to be 24 oz but somehow it lost weight between the kitchen and the table. It was good but certainly not worth the high price, with no sides. The sides are huge and much... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ringoes, New Jersey
Top Contributor
172 reviews 172 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Loved this restaurant and our meal there. We started at the bar and had very good Manhattan's. When we were seated ( no wait but we had reservations) our waiter Paul was fantastic. One of the best waiters ever! I had the petite filet mignon and tater tots with truffle oil. My husband had the 100 day aged ribeye and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sudbury, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

My husband chose Grill 23 for our first anniversary. He had been a few times before for business, but this was my first time. We were seated upstairs at a corner table next to the fireplace. I agree with the previous reviewer that the upstairs space is quieter, more cozy and intimate. It was perfect for this occasion. We each... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bedford, UK
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

This is what you expect from a Bostonian steak house - great cuts of meat, a variety of enormous sides and of course oysters if you want them. This is a big restaurant distributed over two floors. However it still feels intimate and cosy, in line with the feel-good nature of the food. The wine list is extensive and excellent.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I have no words to explain how amazing this place was. Grill 23 is one if not THE best steakhouse in Boston. The food was amazing and they not only have incredible steak but extraudinaire seafood too! Downstairs might be busy at noise at times but they also have the second floor where the atmosphere is more romantic, quiet, serene,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We had an excellent meal, the lamb chops were amazing. My boyfriend ordered a bottle of champagne and mentioned to the waiter that it was my birthday. At the end of the meal the lovely waiter brought a little desert, with a Happy Birthday chocolate plaque and a candle for me - it was so lovely, I thought my boyfriend... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ware, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
123 reviews 123 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

A short walk from my hotel, I arrived at Grille 23 on my own for dinner and went upstairs to sit at the bar where I was royally looked after. Good beer and an excellent menu followed. The steak was magnificent and the portion of onion rings were among to best of my life and twice as much as I... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Having read many of the good (not so say excellent) reviews on Grill 23 we made a reservation there. Not to be disappointed, this is a great place, all splendor and the like. The waiters were very helpful, and there is no shortage of them. The place is noisy, and at times it is difficult to have a conversation. We... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Baltimore, Maryland
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We dined here with a group and our first impression was how incredibly crowded the restaurant was by 6:00 p.m. Obviously reservations are a must. The food is classic American steakhouse, but not the run of the mill Ruths Chris steakhouse. Grill 23 is reminiscent of the classics in New York and Chicago. Waitstaff in white aprons attending to your... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Grill 23 & Bar also viewed


Been to Grill 23 & Bar? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

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, Barbecue, Seafood, Steakhouse

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing