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Grill 23 & Bar

#81 of 2,880 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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 293
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  • 71
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  • 31
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  • 15
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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
Great steakhouse in Boston

Grill 23 is a classic steakhouse in Boston. Great for business meetings. The food is very good with the standard menu you expect in a fine steakhouse. Service was very good. Wine list is excellent with many good values and a nice range of offerings. Grill 23 is better than the big steakhouse... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
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Carrabassett Valley, Maine
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

If you like fine steaks and wine you owe it to yourself to come hear for a meal. You can not go wrong with any of the steaks, they will all melt in your mouth. A side to not miss is the house "tater tots." You will dream about these long after you eat them. Deserts were a huge hit... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Very busy restaurant, service was ok considering how busy it was, the waitor was very knowledgable about the food and wine menus's which was a great help. Very expensive though for what you get.............

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Grill 23 is a classic steakhouse in Boston. Great for business meetings. The food is very good with the standard menu you expect in a fine steakhouse. Service was very good. Wine list is excellent with many good values and a nice range of offerings. Grill 23 is better than the big steakhouse chains.

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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The steaks are wonderful. Now the for the rest of the story. The rest of the food was ok just average. This restaurant went downhill years ago. The place has terrible acoustics unbelievable loud, you can barely carry a conversation. After an hour and half of being in the restaurant our waiter was practically pushing us out the door. They... More 

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Miramar Beach, Florida
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148 reviews 148 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We found this place from a recommendation from a local bartender near our hotel. I need to go back and give him another tip. This is truly in my top 5 of all steak houses I've dined. Excellent for families, business, friends, you name it. Service was excellent and friendly. I cannot wait to go back. Highly recommended.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

For decades, Grill 23 has been one of Boston's Best Steakhouses. As a matter of fact, year after year has been at the top of the list. Located in Boston's Back Bay, near Copley, is a place where you go to enjoy one of the best steaks in the USA, and believe me, throughout the years I have tried many... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Always a good meal and good experience at the Grill 23! Steak is choice. But the menu has other options as well. Waiters are great

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

A seafood/steakhouse with professional waiters. The service was clearly outstanding. A very extensive and well organized wine menus. We had the veal chop, the chicken and the ribeye all perfectly prepared.for sides the Mac and cheese, tater tots and creamed spinach. All very good. Suggest making reservations and use the valet service, as parking in that area might be challenging.

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015 via mobile

The beef offered by the restaurant is outstanding, best quality and grilled to perfection. Side vegetables were also very tasteful. They also have a nice choice of very good wines. I will certainly go again if I'm back to Boston (will just diet 1 or 2 days before to have a chance to finish the huge piece of meat ;)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Came here with my partner for dinner as recommended by a friend. Lovely place (very big!), great wine selection, great service but overall expensive. We enjoyed our meal but it wasn't the best steak I've had.

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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: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Bar scene, Large groups, 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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