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Grill 23 & Bar

#81 of 2,720 Restaurants in Boston
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161 Berkeley St, Boston, MA 02116-5108 (Stuart Street)
617-542-2255
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5:00 pm - 11:00 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, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 333
    Excellent
  • 199
    Very good
  • 78
    Average
  • 33
    Poor
  • 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
Great food, fun (but noisy) atmosphere

It's a steakhouse but I had fish and loved it! I did not feel like steak and the salmon I had was just perfect - moist, flavorful and melt-in-your mouth - good to know if there's a less than enthusiastic carnivore in your party. The sides are wonderful also, especially the creamed spinach... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
touchofeurope
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Atlanta, Georgia
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

It's a steakhouse but I had fish and loved it! I did not feel like steak and the salmon I had was just perfect - moist, flavorful and melt-in-your mouth - good to know if there's a less than enthusiastic carnivore in your party. The sides are wonderful also, especially the creamed spinach - fresh, not overcooked and the flavor... More 

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Rockwall, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

I was here with a group of 35 and everything was top rate. The restaurant is large and you must have reservations. The food was delicious in both the fish and meat selections. The deserts were to die for and they were so large it took four people to devour them . If you want to show off and take... More 

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miami
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Went Friday night. The waiter very knowledgeable about everything in menu, but also the wine and champagne. I was looking forward to my steak frites. It was cold really, didn't say anything because my family was already eating. Very beautiful place.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Eight of us came for dinner. It's a beautiful restaurant. Very expensive. The two beef tenderloins were overcooked which was noticed by the waiter, but not rectified. The port wine reduction did not look, smell or taste like port wine. The bread and creme brûlée were good. I didn't not care for my mojito. Valet is $21.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I have eaten in Grill 23 many times.. One of the best for Steak in Boston. Took my wife there on her first visit to Boston. Sadly although I informed them of both our birthdays ( the reason for being here), the sat us on a small table between two other loud couples. food was fine but the evening only... More 

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Hampton
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is a beautiful restaurant. Staff are incredibly attentive without being obtrusive. My husband had the best steak of our trip here. I had the best lobster in Boston here. The lobster was served elegantly so there wasn't a need to touch the shell to enjoy all the delicious meat. The wine list is extensive and carried several notable options... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Excellent staff, they crumb the table, they hold the door, and each table has a small army of waitstaff! I was taken here for my birthday and although it's a bit expensive, it's well worth it. All the food was delicious (steaks of course!) and they overheard someone mention my birthday and brought out a custom dessert for my birthday... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Fantastic food (particularly the 100 day aged steak) in a really beautiful setting. The ground/first floor is a large room with high ceiling and I highly recommend asking to be seated downstairs. The service was excellent, our waiter even went a fetched a taxi for us after dinner. What more can you ask for?

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

I had a business dinner at the Grill 23. The food was amazing. We started with appetizers and the calamari was very fresh and good. I tried oysters for the first time and they were very good as well. The wine selection was great. I ordered lobster and steak and they were both amazing. I ordered crème brulee for dessert... More 

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Abington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

I've been here several times and it never disappoints! The porter house steak is my go to. The best part about it is there's always leftovers with a 24oz steak! Service is top notch and the atmosphere is inviting.

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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, Bar scene, Doing business, Large groups
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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