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Grill 23 & Bar

#81 of 2,750 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
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161 Berkeley St, Boston, MA 02116-5108 (Stuart Street)
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent Thanksgiving Dinner

Went here for the Thanksgiving 4 course meal. The dinner and service was very good...we will definitely come back again for Thanksgiving.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Boston, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Business meetings
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
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102 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went here for the Thanksgiving 4 course meal. The dinner and service was very good...we will definitely come back again for Thanksgiving.

Thank iDogbert
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The dry aged prime New York Steak was just perfect! Perfectly cooked as well. The Sides were very nice as well as the starters. It was just too much. Minus Points for the Wine Recommondation of the waiter. Is wasnt accurate enough. So we had to take a different wine. When I am next time in Boston I will definately... More 

Thank Maroon87
Shipley, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with a party of 10- great attentive service. Steak was perfect, vegetables were cooked just the way I like them . Oysters and shrimps to start ...delicious

Thank Rmb680
London, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was probably the best meal we had in Boston. The food was wonderful and so many choices that we all had food envy of each other. the steaks were to die for and we had some exceptional Portuguese wine which I was surprised to see on the list. Staff were friendly and utterly professional. The location beautiful and the... More 

Thank TandMoutAndAbout
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42 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my third trip to Grill 23, and my first review. I suggested it as a place to meet some wealthy foodie friends visiting Boston who could go anywhere, and they loved it. I saw it fresh through their eyes - they loved the very traditional masculine Boston interior, but with a French feel, expressed through tapestries on the... More 

Thank jaywvogt
Syosset, New York, United States
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97 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Although the drinks were a bit pricy, the food was worth the $$$$. I enjoyed the most amazing New England Chowder with lobster and sausage in it. This was one of the best bowls of soup I've ever ordered! My wife ordered the Twin Petite Fillet's. They were perfect according to her. I'm not much for that cut of meat.... More 

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Holyoke, Massachusetts
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago credit card Amex Card Member Review

$300.00 check for dinner for 3. Reservation at 7. At 7:45 finished and they were glaring at us to leave, so they could flip the table. Like being at McDonald's.

Thank Kathleen B
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a group that had a meeting so perhaps they place was taxed, but the food was average at best. I had grilled tuna and it was seared nicely, but there was nothing special. I was not impressed with the quality of the meat. I had the shrimp cocktail that was also not impressive. The shrimp had a leatheriness... More 

Thank Aaron W
Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Second time to Grill 23. Just as good as last time. Had the swordfish steak, really the best I've ever had. Good service. One thing which could be improved is the air condition system in the restaurant. Our table was just beneath the air condition and it got a bit chilly there - forcing us to put on our coats...Besides... More 

Thank annalindag2015
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45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was here for a work meeting sponsored by SecureAuth and it was extremely well done. The meal was extremely good. Such a nice variety of options as well. This rates as one of the best meals I've ever had in a restaurant. The grill also has great atmosphere. Very impressed and will definitely be back!

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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: Business meetings, Large groups, Bar scene, Romantic


Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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