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“delicious meat! pricy but you pay for what you get, friendly and efficient staff”
Review of Grill 23 & Bar

Grill 23 & Bar
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Ranked #82 of 3,337 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $50 - $80
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Back Bay
Cross street: Stuart Street
Description: Brandt family beef, New England seafood, seasonal produce, decadent desserts, a world-class wine list, outstanding service and warm hospitality. Private dining for 140 or more. Award winning food and wine. A truly American experience. This is Grill 23.
Reviewed August 28, 2009

best place if you really are a meat lover, different cut of meat, excellently cooked,
staff is friendly and very efficient, classic and nice the internal decor, a bit loud
but it is part of the entertainment to look the waitress running around the the meat
be prepared in the visible kitchen (no worries there is not smell at all!) . definitely
pricy, but of course you need to pay for the good things.

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Reviewed July 14, 2009

The restaurant is your typical modern steakhouse look. Nice and busy bar and pleasant dining area. Service was courteous but not overly friendly not to say that they were rude in any way. Appetizers and desert were excellent. Steak were good but on the salty side for both my wife and I. Wine list is extensive and prices were fair.

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Reviewed June 25, 2009

Although their thick, juicy steaks are on a par with other high-end steakhouses (I had the dry aged 14oz NY Strip), the real star is the enviable 54-page wine list. Where else could you do a LaFitte Rothschild vertical on any given Tuesday? Of course, you may need to bring your credit references if you are planning to go for the top-end wines. In fairness, if a $1,250.00 bottle not going to do it for you, Grill 23 does offer a short list of wines under $30. Avoid their clam chowder, however. At $11.00 a bowl, mine was half-filled, cool, watery and mostly full of potatoes. As far as atmosphere, there is a lively upscale bar crowd downstairs. For a more intimate setting, opt for a table in the quieter upstairs level. The service is surprisingly hit-and-miss and falls somewhere between robotic and ambivalent. Surprising for a place with a-la-carte beef entrees that top out at over $50.00.

Thank riprussell
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Reviewed June 22, 2009

We had asked the concierge at our hotel to recommend a good steak restaurant. He said Grill 23 was the best steak in town. Maybe we weren't specific enough but we didn't think to ask about the noise level and busy atmosphere of this restaurant.
We were given a table in the middle of the room on the first floor; it was extremely loud and we couldn't have a conversation without shouting at each other; we'd have preferred somewhere much more relaxing and intimate. As soon as a table became free, waiters would immediately start clearing and preparing for the next diners. This went on all evening and was very stressful. You could not relax. As people who enjoy a great dining experience and taking our time, it was really annoying. It was very apparent that they wanted you done and out the door asap.
The saving grace was the food; which was actually very good. The Strip Steak, Steak au Poivre, sides and salads were outstanding. However, it was very expensive for what you got. Overall, we would not rush back there.

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Thank susanperrin
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Reviewed May 29, 2009

Imagine the meat loaf served in a diner in paradise--that's what we enjoyed most--modest food wonderfully prepared and courteously presented. Very good and imaginative halibut dishes as well. Pricey but worth it for an occasional indulgence.

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Thank BornTooLoose
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