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Grill 23 & Bar, Boston, MA

Grill 23 & Bar

4.8
4.8
8385 reviews
$50 and over
Steak
Brandt family beef, New England seafood, seasonal produce, decadent desserts, a world-class wine list, outstanding service and warm hospitality. A truly American experience. Boston’s top steak and seafood grill for more than 30 years. Consistently named Boston's Best Steakhouse by The Improper Bostonian Magazine and Boston Magazine. A 2000+ bottle wine list that encompasses wines from around the world and is the only Boston recipient of Wine Spectator’s Grand Award.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 86 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Steak, Seafood, American
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (617) 542-2255
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Ryan Marcoux
  • Catering
    For Private Dining Information, please contact us at (617) 542-2255, or email us at lpoitras@grill23.com
  • Private party facilities
    Grill 23 & Bar offers private dining for any occasion; business meetings, luncheons, dinners, celebrations and wedding. We have 6 distinct private rooms, including our Private Dining Suite that can accommodate up to 140 guests.
  • Private party contact
    Private Dining Sales Manager: (617) 896-1049
  • Area
    Back Bay
  • Cross Street
    Stuart Street
  • Parking Details
    In addition to street parking, we offer valet parking for $30 per vehicle.
  • Public Transit
    Green Line, Arlington T stop.<br />Orange Line, Back Bay Station
  • Additional
    Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Vegan

What 8,385 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Greater Boston

    Great for fine wines

  • Greater Boston

    Steak

  • Greater Boston

    Most Booked

  • Boston

    Great for fine wines

  • Boston

    Steak

  • Boston

    Most Booked

8,390 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The wait staff was very attentive, friendly and helpful. Our meal was delicious, and the wine was great. The atmosphere is very nice, my only complaint is the acoustics make it a bit noisy. Would definitely go here again.

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  2. Yumyum

    Greater Boston

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding & excellent. Everything was prepared perfectly. Service was exemplary. Only complaint would be the noise level.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We started at the bar and had a drink. The bartender was excellent. We moved to our table and had a fabulous time. Our Server, Connor, was outstanding in every capacity.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a lovely evening! Delicious food, excellent wine selection and friendly but professional staff.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Long time patron—great ambiance—something “Boston” about this place. Super service and the steaks are great. Wonderful family memories at G23!!!

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  6. AllisonJ

    Miami

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great quality and service. It’s nice to still dine in a restaurant with professional waitstaff and enjoy classic, well prepared dishes and cocktails. No gimmicks. No being asked if you “know how our menu works?”. No being told “chef sends everything as ready”. It’s a proper restaurant that is just an “old school” joy. Not to say out of date, old school in a classic dining sense.
    Grill 23 & BarResponded 2 days ago
    Thank you Allison! We'll share with Heather. Nick Heilmann GM

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  7. MissieB

    Greater Boston

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing evening. Outstanding service. Expensive but delicious

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  8. GrattanB

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent decor and ambiance; strong steak (weak Bearnaise sauce); every plate very good ie consistent 4 out of 5 rather than 5 out of 5. Friendly, capable, knowledgeable staff. Pricey location- but that’s to be expected. Lovely atmosphere.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner to celebrate the Boston Marathon was great! Steak so good, cocktails were great and our two servers took good care of us.

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  10. Herself

    Richmond

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, excellent food, lovely traditional decor. Always a treat to dine at Grill 23!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love doing Grill 23 post Boston Marathon. Excellent food and service.

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  12. DougW

    New York City

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on 14 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Our food was excess usual. The service was not as good as in past times. Too many different waiters and a couple of items were attempted to be cleared before we finished .

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  13. Mary

    Greater Boston

    49 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on 14 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall it was good. Service was excellent, bread choices were great, sides were mediocre, rib eye was excellent, filet was just ok, cookies were AMAZING. Only thing I was upset about was I let them know via open table in advance that I wanted the cookies brought over with a candle for my husbands birthday, which they confirmed they would do. The waiter never did ( I’m assuming they didn’t tell him) , so I ended up just ordering the cookies after.

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  14. James

    Greater Boston

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on 9 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We’ve been dining here for over 25 years so we obviously like it. Tonight, the food was great as usual. What disappointed us was the following: 1. Our table for two was small and directly abutting both another table for two and a table for four. Unfortunately, the guests next to us were loud. They need to improve the placement of these tables for two as they are squeezed in where they shouldn’t be. 2. We had two servers (as one said “you get two for the price of one”. That is fine if they communicated with one another. One asked if we wanted to enjoy our cocktail before ordering and the second server came by 5 minutes later to take our order. 3. It was our wedding anniversary and everyone acknowledged it. However, we recall in the past they would bring a small celebratory dessert on the house. They no longer do this. We didn’t need or want a dessert but it would have been an added touch if they brought one. We’ll be back but will be more assertive if our table is not to our liking.

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  15. MartinB

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was excellent. The food was excellent and served with care and precision for presentation and practicality.

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  16. RaineL

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I hosted a business dinner here on Monday evening for some of my colleagues. The staff was extremely accommodating and friendly. The food and service were both excellent. Will definitely have future business dinners here!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 7 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding steaks, apps and sides. Lobster bisque was one of the best ever. Joel was fantastic.
    Grill 23 & BarResponded on 8 April 2024
    Many thanks for the feedback. We will pass on your compliments to Joel. Nick Heilmann GM.

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  18. PhilS

    Greater Boston

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great birthday dinner. Sat at the upstairs bar - our favorite seats in the restaurant. Bartender provided a birthday desert.
    Grill 23 & BarResponded on 8 April 2024
    Thank you Phil, We are glad you enjoyed you time with our bar team. I will pass on the compliments. Nick Heilmann GM.

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  19. KellyK

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambience was great.. Service was great. it was a little loud. Our soup was very good and dessert but our main course was not the best.
    Grill 23 & BarResponded on 8 April 2024
    Good Afternoon Kelly, We appreciate your feedback. If you have a moment to share a bit more detail on where we missed the mark on entrees, I would appreciate that. I can be reached at the restaurant daily from 1pm: 617.542.2255 Many thanks, Nick Heilmann GM.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 4 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were celebrating my daughter’s 21st birthday. The staff was amazing & made the night very special for her. Highly recommend- they go above and beyond
    Grill 23 & BarResponded on 8 April 2024
    Thanks a million for such a glowing review! Nick Heilmann GM

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  21. DavidH

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal! Well taken care of by our server Michael. 👍🏻

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always the Grille 23 delivered the highest standards in all categories and Chris our waiter was EXCELLENT. Can’t wait for next meal there!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible meal to celebrate Easter and my parents wedding anniversary.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice experience. Great atmosphere and service. Everyone was great .

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  25. Hgm3

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Easter brunch on 2nd floor. Very nice atmosphere

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  26. JamesS

    Greater Boston

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another fantastic birthday dinner always special to share at our favorite restaurant in Boston. Kat was outstanding once again and the filets were perfect .

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  27. DanR

    New York City

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was very good and what you would expect. Server was super. Very busy but perfectly present. Enjoyed very much the energy of the restaurant.

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  28. LaurenceS

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second floor table. Flawless food and service. William was attentive but not intrusive.

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  29. mestrauss

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 26 March 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Three of the four steaks were great - one Babette was tough. As to value - we had three kids order sodas - $6-7 each for about 6 ounces and no free refills; two each was $36! I don’t mind paying for for steaks, but that much for small sodas is ridiculous. Also, while my 14oz NY strip was excellent, it was 10-12oz pre-cooking max (I cook 14oz ones all the time). Too many other choices so I won’t go back.

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  30. JeffreyL

    Greater Boston

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    When we came in, the host asked us "lively or quiet" which was great. We asked for quiet, and we were seated upstairs away from the crowd. The service was great and the food was all delicious. We would return.
    Grill 23 & BarResponded on 30 March 2024
    Hello Jeffrey, We appreciate the feedback. So glad you enjoyed your recent visit. Many thanks, Nick Heilmann GM.

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  31. SJP2121

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    They sat us in a smaller dining room in a separate building. It was terrible!!! Food was average at best.

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  32. Wzaza

    Greater Boston

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Never fails to wow us. Great birthday event. Waitstaff, food, and general care were all excellent
    Grill 23 & BarResponded on 30 March 2024
    Many thanks! We are so glad you had a good birthday. We hope to see you again soon. Nick Heilmann GM

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  33. gwfood

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    One of my favorite all-time restaurant, unfortunately did not deliver on this night. Sommelier was excellent. Unfortunately the lead server was forgetful and also all-timed the courses. 100 day dry aged steak was excellent in flavor but room temperature!! The caramelized onions which accompanied the steak was filled with onion skins (poor prep) which had the effect of dental floss. Sides mediocre. Truffle tots were disappointing, asparagus good, spinach was below average. Waiter forgot our round of after dinner drinks. All in a less than extraordinary experience, and very little value given menu pricing.
    Grill 23 & BarResponded on 24 March 2024
    Good Afternoon GW, I am sorry to hear about missteps in your experience with us last night. I would be grateful if you could find the time to give me a call at the restaurant: 617.542.2255. (Any day after 1pm is good.) I would like the chance to confirm a few details to help us correct and train, as well as find a way to make it up to you. Many thanks, Nick Heilmann GM.

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  34. MikeM

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food and atmosphere. Exemplary service. It is one of the best restaurants in Boston for a reason.

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  35. CatherineP

    San Diego

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 22 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a professional restaurant. Definitely old world service. Thank you for a great Boston experience!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was very good. Service was excellent as well. Will definitely be back

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  37. DIANA

    Greater Boston

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 21 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Michael was our server and he was outstanding!!! Food was amazing. Grille 23 never disappoints!

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  38. robby

    Greater Boston

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on 21 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It was restaurant week but the steak was tough and way too salty as were the frites. Carpaccio and dessert were excellent. Very disappointing.

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  39. Danielle

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 20 March 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Overall probably wouldn’t go back. I felt like we were being treated differently because we were in our mid 20s and not millionaires. I’ve never felt that way at a restaurant before. I just felt like the wait staff were so much more attentive to other people because they got expensive stuff on the menu. Plus the steak wasn’t that good, wasn’t really medium rare like requested and lacking seasoning.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 20 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous experience. Great steaks and wonderful drinks. We will be back.

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You can order delivery directly from Grill 23 & Bar using the Order Online button. Grill 23 & Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 542-2255.

Grill 23 & Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 8385 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 86 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Grill 23 & Bar

161 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA 02116

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Stuart Street
  • Area
    Back Bay
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Steak, Seafood, American
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    In addition to street parking, we offer valet parking for $30 per vehicle.
  • Public Transit
    Green Line, Arlington T stop.Orange Line, Back Bay Station
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Ryan Marcoux
  • Additional
    Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Vegan
  • Phone number
    (617) 542-2255
  • Catering
    For Private Dining Information, please contact us at (617) 542-2255, or email us at lpoitras@grill23.com
  • Private party facilities
    Grill 23 & Bar offers private dining for any occasion; business meetings, luncheons, dinners, celebrations and wedding. We have 6 distinct private rooms, including our Private Dining Suite that can accommodate up to 140 guests.
  • Private party contact
    Private Dining Sales Manager: (617) 896-1049
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