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Grill 23 & Bar

#17 of 2,366 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
Back Bay
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161 Berkeley St, Boston, MA 02116-5108 (Stuart Street)
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
All 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
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Bottmingen, Switzerland
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166 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I am very sad that I have to downgrade this restaurant as my first experience in 2012 was a much better one. Atmosphere - Although the restaurant was half empty (I should have been suspicious to get a table without reservation at 8pm) it was very loud and hectic. Lightning is bad, the restaurant is too dark, you do not... More 

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Port of Spain
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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I love American steakhouses and this is a great example. From the greeting to the perfect dry Gibson, the salad ,steak, wine and service were all exemplary

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Waunakee, Wisconsin
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127 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My Boston based college student wanted a steak dinner and I read several good reviews of Grill 23. It exceeded my expectations. My daughter had the 10 oz filet and ate every single bite. The side dishes were excellent. We shared grilled asparagus and the macaroni and cheese. Our server was attentive without being overwhelming. I would highly recommend this... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was introduced by a friend. Service was great and friendly. The place was relax. The steak and side dish were amazing. I tried 2 other stead place in New York that has been in the map for a long time. But cannot compare to Grill 23. And the wine list prices was reasonable.

Thank warren t
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After a week long worth of visiting various New England states during "leaf peepers" season and having had plenty of seafood meals, we decided for our last night in Boston to have meat for dinner. We made a great choice Grill 23! Extensive wine book (that my husband drooled over) and a very helpful sommelier. We were seated upstairs which... More 

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Sofia, Grad Sofiya, Bulgaria
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a dinner with my daughter and we were totally satisfied by the personal attention and wonderful food!

Thank Росица А
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous vibe in this bustling restaurant. Expertly mixed cocktails and an eclectic wine list. Dinner was superb: veal was literally melt in the mouth with a side order of creamy mash. Open later than most: Not to be missed when in Boston.

Thank Jennifer B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice dinner. Amazing wine list! Solid, great food. Very solid service. We ordered salmon and brick pressed chicken as main courses and both were excellent.

Thank 799leonards
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We made reservations as a group, and they allowed the person reserving to select a limited menu in advance for us to choose from, which speeded up the decision-making considerably. We were concerned on arrival about noise, since it was very busy that night, but we were given a nice big round table in an alcove where it was very... More 

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Grill 23 is the perfect place to enjoy fine quality steak without the dim lighting and dark leather of other steak houses. The staff is courteous and attentive and the food is excellent. Great place for a business dinner, a romantic night out or a family celebration.

Thank Peter C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$50 - $80
American, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 161 Berkeley St, Boston, MA 02116-5108
    (Stuart Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Back Bay
  • Neighborhood: Back Bay
  • Phone Number: 617-542-2255

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Staying in Back Bay

Neighborhood Profile
Back Bay
Wander around this quintessential neighborhood in the heart of Boston for high-end shops, restaurants, and the feeling of city bustle. Its most identifiable skyscrapers, the Prudential Center and John Hancock Tower, are highlights of the city skyline. Visit Newbury street to explore unique and trendy boutiques – as well as every other kind of store imaginable – all housed in beautiful brownstone buildings. In nice weather, restaurant patio seating is packed with Bostonians and tourists alike soaking up the sunshine and enjoying the food. Commonwealth Ave offers a beautiful stroll down residential tree-lined streets. Keep walking towards the Charles River and enjoy a beautiful view by the water. In warmer months, people run and bike on paths running along the esplanade, and sail and kayak on the Charles River. Boylston street, also full of shops, bars, and restaurants, is the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Head towards Copley Square and check out the Boston Public Library, which is particularly beautiful from the Dartmouth street entrance.
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