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Grill 23 & Bar

#90 of 2,676 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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 299
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  • 189
    Very good
  • 71
    Average
  • 32
    Poor
  • 17
    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
Wonderful evening

My seafood preference causes me to feel vaguely criminal when we dine at a top steakhouse, but the Sashimi-quality Tuna entree at Grill 23 was terrific this week. So also was our guest's Soft Shell Crab special. Grill 23 is a noble Boston steakhouse, and I'll add that another was delighted with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Boston
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
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Denver, Colorado
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

What can I say? I am a simple man and Grill 23 does it for me. I love the classic design, old school service, top notch wine list, and steaks which are out of this world. This visit was no exception. A bottle of Paradigm Winery Cabernet, Filet, and Crème brûlée. It is heaven plain and simple. As it had... More 

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Boston
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96 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

My seafood preference causes me to feel vaguely criminal when we dine at a top steakhouse, but the Sashimi-quality Tuna entree at Grill 23 was terrific this week. So also was our guest's Soft Shell Crab special. Grill 23 is a noble Boston steakhouse, and I'll add that another was delighted with the Beef Tenderloin entree. The recommended Pinot Noir... More 

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We went with a group of 8 to celebrate a graduation. Really good macaroni and cheese side dish, everyone loved their steaks, great mushrooms. Very expensive

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Miami Beach, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I've been living in Boston for a year, so I don't know what took me so long to find Grill23, my new favourite place for dinner. This classic, authentic chicago style steakhouse rivals anything I've had out west. Come hungry, the portions are huge. Executive chef, Jay Murray takes special self-regard in choosing the best quality, free range, marbled meats... More 

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Heard about this place from Mr. Wonderful on Shark Tank and assumed it was great as he knows good food and wine. Perhaps the steaks are great, one guest had Filet Mignon and said it was good, but not as good as Capitol Grille, and two guests had fish: ordered Tuna black and blue and the dish was not only... More 

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Ankara, Türkiye
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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015 via mobile

ambiance is very nice, food is nice but not romantic place. Pricy and good for business dinner. It is located in Arlington

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2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Cheap food for high $!!! You can get a better steak ( ribeye) at The Golden Corral! The loudest restaurant I v ever been to!! My wallet is hurting as well as my taste buds!!! In 10 years , the worce restaurant I have been to, and I travel a lot! Mushrooms were from a can, crackers were the best... More 

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Concord, Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

The evening started out great - met friends on the downstairs bar before dinner. window seat, excellent waiter, good (but $$) martini. It went downhill after that...upstairs for dinner... expecting elegance, Huh ? Why is there a TV bar up here ? It was SO NOISY. We paid a small fortune for a decent 'white table cloth' meal and had... More 

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Miami, Florida
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113 reviews 113 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We loved this place. The steak was cooked perfectly. My wife is picky and she said it was the best steak she has eaten. The service was great to. Yes, its loud and they squeeze tables in every inch of the room, but ignore that and enjoy the food.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I stumbled into the Grill 23 & bar while at the finishline of the Boston Marathon for lunch. Wow is this place wonderful. Not only were the staff world class, and they were! So was the food and wine, with an outstanding presentation. Now listen, there is more. This restaurant opened it's arms to Marathon runners and family members to... 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, Steakhouse, Seafood, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Large groups, 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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