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Grill 23 & Bar

4.8
4.8
7227 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

7:00 PM


Booked 137 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • 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–8:30 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: (877) 622-9935

  • Neighborhood

    Back Bay

  • Cross street

    Stuart Street

  • Parking details

    We validate parking from the 100 Clarendon Garage. If you park after 5:00 PM and stay at the garage for less than three hours, validated parking is $5.

  • Public transit

    Green Line, Arlington T stop.<br />Orange Line, Back Bay Station

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 7,227 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Boston

    Notable Wine List

  • Boston

    Steak

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  1. FF

    FoodFan

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We decided to try Grill 23 on a Tuesday during restaurant week and felt pampered from the moment we arrived. The host offered a choice of upstairs or down (explaining the vibe of each). We chose up and, from our spacious corner booth by the window, we got to people watch and have a great conversation without shouting (unlike many restaurants). Tray, our server, was the perfect mix of friendly and professional (we intend to return Sundays when she bartends). Also unlike other restaurants, the dine-out Boston menu was built right in to the regular menu and pointed out by Tray without us even asking. Between us, we had the Caesar salad with anchovies, the melt-in-your-mouth carpaccio, the steak frites (done to a perfect pink medium) and the cherry ice cream sundae and ginger yogurt cake desserts. The only thing not absolutely perfect was the ginger cake, which was disappointingly dry though with good flavor. Our espresso martinis with Bailey's (which we didn't need but were so glad we ordered), an old fashioned, and the pinot noir were excellent. What an outstanding experience!
  2. NC

    NathanC

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Steak was very grisly and fatty for a New York. The tuna tartar was lacking flavor and the Mayo overpowered what seemed to be nice quality tuna. The room is very loud and difficult to hear someone right next to you. Lastly, the restaurant smelled like gasoline towards the end of dinner that forced us to cut our dessert short.
  3. PS

    PaulS

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best wine cellar in Boston. Food was cooked to perfection. Service was excellent. Back to the top of my list for great steakhouses in Boston.
  4. c

    christine

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time here and thought Dine out night was the perfect time to try it out! Wow we were so happy we did. Nice night, got dressed up the first step into Grille 23 we were so impressed. We were treated like royalty from beginning to end. Ok now the food, from the assorted breads, Caesar Salads (so perfectly light and crisp) the Steak Frite so tender perfect amount, parmesan cheese French fries the best, ended with Olive Oil Cake and my husband a cherry ice cream sundae. Wonderful experience look forward to going back
  5. j

    jnguyen4210

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service, would go back! Highly recommended.
  6. CM

    ChristopherM

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Just absolutely fantastic location, food and service. Highly recommend…..

    Grill 23 & BarResponded 3 days agoThank you Christopher, We have shared your compliments with the team. Nick Heilmann GM.

  7. CM

    CherylM

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My finacé and I went for our anniversary. As soon as we walked in the door, the service was impeccable! They acknowledged our anniversary and brought us to our table. The Sommelier came over to ask if we needed suggestions from the wine list as soon as he saw us perusing it. Olivia and Mac gave us amazing service! The food is the best I've had. I cannot recommend Grill 23 & Bar enough! They really go above and beyond to make sure you have an exceptional experience! Thank you for helping to make our anniversary dinner a night we will never forget!

    Grill 23 & BarResponded 3 days agoThank you Cheryl, And thanks for choosing us to help celebrate your anniversary! Congratulations, Nick Heilmann GM.

  8. TC

    TomC

    New England

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful. Great service.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow, simply amazingly delish food. Service by Joel was impeccable.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best service for our anniversary!!
  11. T

    Tricia

    Denver

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Once again we had a fabulous dinner at Grill 23. Chris and team waited on our table and the service was excellent. We enjoy sitting upstairs in the bar and they always accommodate our request. The food, bar service, food, drinks and atmosphere was great! We would say it is the best we have had in city!
  12. AB

    AmandaB

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Some of the best food I’ve had in a long time. The plates were expertly composed and were all extremely balanced.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and outstanding food
  15. N

    Nick

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for my wife's 30th absolutely tremendous. Cooper knocked it out of the park and will be back again when we are in town
  16. JM

    JesseM

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jeffrey Osowski and his team always do a tremendous job.
  17. J

    James

    New England

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ryan is an awesome host.
  18. M

    Marco

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service was great food came out in a very timely fashion. 💯 will go again.
  19. S

    Sylantro

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Steaks were outstanding! Scallops were terrible!
  20. H

    Hank

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was 5 star. The wait staff was pleasant, engaging and efficient. The food could not have been better prepared or more well presented. The price was as expected for a restaurant of this class. I highly recommend this restaurant and will definitely come again.
  21. NK

    NancyK

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful from beginning to end!
  22. r

    robertp

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect service, food and evening to celebrate my husbands birthday!
  23. CL

    ChLP

    New England

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We hadn’t been to grill 23 for a few years, but came back to celebrate a birthday. It was phenomenal, top to bottom. The steak tartar was great, and our steaks were perfect. Service was impeccable- we had a great time and will be back again soon.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved it! Second time we had dinner there in a week’s time. Great food! We had the steak and frites, best meat in the area and for dessert the famous coconut cake with pineapple ice cream. Next time in boston we will be back for sure. Strongly recommend it. The service is profesional and welcoming. It is an upscale restaurant. It was our son’s birthday so they brought the cake with a chicolate “happy birthday”
  25. SD

    SueD

    Memphis/West TN

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was fabulous! Our server was Sonny. He was perfect. A wonderful dinner and evening
  26. T

    Todd

    New England

    108 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    108 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Excellent service. Food mediocre especially the sea food preparation on salmon and swordfish Rib eye was ok. Gnocchi was terrible Tuna tartare was so so Way too noisy had to scream to talk to others at table Won’t return now I know why I haven’t been there in a few years
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From start to finish, 23 & Grill was impressive. I arguably had the best steak of my life at this restaurant. Sonny was an outstanding server treating our table as if we were the only one in the building. Lastly, the seven layer coconut cake is a must have dessert even if you have to bring it home to eat the next day. I can’t wait to get back there. What a wonderful experience! -ABT-
  28. TW

    TiffaniW

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great staff and wine selection. Wagu was perfectly done. Seafood was fresh.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    I never leave a bad review because I’ve worked in restaurants and have great respect for the work. In short, I was disappointed at the behavior of the floor staff (Nicolas and Hector) who stared awkwardly at my wife’s breasts and made her (and me) feel uncomfortable. In short this is a gruff steakhouse good to bring your mates out but I do not recommend this venue for a special date night (it was our anniversary) as the staff can not control themselves around attractive women with breasts. As regards the food the Chicken was not worth it. Steak in all fairness was good but hard to swallow given the childish behavior of the staff.

    Grill 23 & BarResponded on July 26, 2022Good Afternoon, I am so sorry to hear this and will certainly address it with the team. As you say, very disappointing. If you have a moment to call me at the restaurant to discuss, I would really appreciate it. 617.542.2255 Many thanks, Nick Heilmann GM.

  30. SW

    StacyW

    Denver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Matt was an awesome server. The food was perfect and our little group had a wonderful time! Classic steak place with all you would expect that comes with that—perfect service, extensive wine list, and beautifully prepared food! Desserts wowed as well! Definitely will dine here again the next time we are in Boston!
  31. AG

    AnnaG

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    One of our long time Boston favorites. Love the bar, steaks, wedge salad and excellent service.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This has been a go to restaurant in Boston for my family and I on our visits to the city for many years. This time did not disappoint. The food was outstanding…the best Filet Mignon ! The service is always top notch. Will definitely be back on our next visit!
  33. M

    Marcus

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    The steak was almost burnt. Too salty. Very attentive and helpful staff.
  34. LA

    LACHERNA

    Las Vegas

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, amazing staff, killer wine list. All the t’s crossed and i’s dotted. Still spectacular dining after 25 years sin I’s last been here. 100 day dry aged ribeye and steak frites were on point, as were the decadent desserts.
  35. m

    mtmatcc

    Cleveland

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    William our server was outstanding…had a great birthday dinner…everything we had was delicious
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took some friends out for dinner to celebrate. Service was astounding. Steaks were very good. One of our favorite dinner spots in Boston.
  37. DD

    DiningDiva

    New England

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We were celebrating a new job and the wait staff made certain to make the honoree felt well cared for. Thanks!
  38. S

    Sunshine71

    New England

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ALWAYS have a wonderful experience here. Service and food just can’t be beat. I do prefer to sit upstairs where it’s less noisy but it really just depends what kind of vibe you want.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing meal, Cooper our waiter was outstanding and the meal was top notch. We really enjoyed everything and it was a great choice for a Saturday night!
  40. A

    Allison

    New England

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing and the drinks were too. The service was excellent!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

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 7227 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 137 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Grill 23 & Bar

161 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA 02116

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Stuart Street

  • Neighborhood

    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–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steak, Seafood, American

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    We validate parking from the 100 Clarendon Garage. If you park after 5:00 PM and stay at the garage for less than three hours, validated parking is $5.

  • Public transit

    Green Line, Arlington T stop.Orange Line, Back Bay Station

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Ryan Marcoux

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • 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: (877) 622-9935

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