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Grill 23 & Bar

161 Berkeley St, Boston, MA 02116-5108
+1 617-542-2255
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“steak” (423 reviews)
“aged ribeye” (38 reviews)
“twin filets” (12 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
161 Berkeley St, Boston, MA 02116-5108
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1. Best in town
"Best steak in town - without question!"
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2. Impeccable
"The food was delicious. The service was impeccable."
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3. Exceptional Service
"Definitely worth their high rankings they've received"
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11 - 20 of 979 reviews

Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

First class service and an excellent meal. Kobe Cab steak was absolutely perfect. It was a fabulous experience overall. Our server, Dalton, was top notch. Highly recommended. You will not be disappointed.

Thank Frank M
Allison C, Manager at Grill 23 & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2018

Thanks, Frank! Dalton is great and we appreciate you sharing your feedback. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

We were so excited about getting a reservation here tonight. We had a reservation and when we got there we had to wait which was no big deal. However, at least 4 couples got there after us and were seated right away. That set the...More

2  Thank W M
Meredith G, General Manager at Grill 23 & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2018

Thank you W M for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. I am so sorry to hear about your disappointing dinner with us. I would love the chance to speak with you directly about your experience. I hope you can contact me,...More

Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Love Grill 23 for the past 25+ years. Elegant crowded beautiful faces hungry for food conversation and him or her!! Upstairs bar fed us the right way! Surprise birthday treat. Like a great steakhouse, Abe Louie’s but much more sophisticated, menu selection and bibe!

Thank arlenekibarianh
Allison C, Manager at Grill 23 & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2018

Wow, 25+ years - thank you Arlene! We take it to heart and truly appreciate your kind review.

Reviewed 29 January 2018

Went to celebrate my sons birthday. Our waiter was very helpful and knowledgeable about the steaks. Our steaks were cooked to perfection, service was wonderful and desert was delicious!

Thank Joellenredmond55
Allison C, Manager at Grill 23 & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2018

Thank you Joellenredmond55! Wishing your son a Happy Belated Birthday!

Reviewed 28 January 2018

The kobe beef, to die for. The tater tots have a secret ingredient...Unicorn tears. One of the most expensive dinners of my life and totally worth every penny. I ordered 3 desserts.

Thank Susan S
Allison C, Manager at Grill 23 & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2018

You can never have too many desserts! Thank you for your awesome review, Susan.

Reviewed 21 January 2018

We discovered Grill 23 a long time ago but had not gone back for a few years. I was happy to find that it was the same warm, friendly, pleasant restaurant with hefty plates and some of the best fries I have tested. Don't expect...More

Thank windinthewillows
Allison C, Manager at Grill 23 & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2018

Thank you Windinthewillows! We are glad to have you back.

Reviewed 21 January 2018

This is the first time we have eaten out on a holiday and we weren't sure what to expect. There was valet parking right at the front door so coming and going was a breeze. Although the restaurant was quite busy, we had a reservation...More

Thank MrsSunsh1ne
Allison C, Manager at Grill 23 & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2018

Thank you MrsSunsh1ne, we can't wait to have you and your family for Thanksgiving again this year!

Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

We lined this bar/restaurant - it has everything, great staff (exceptional), very good menu, fresh flavoursome food, superb wine list and buzzy atmosphere. Easily, in our experience, the best dining experience in Boston - highly recommend based on three visits.

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Reviewed 16 January 2018

For our wedding, we hosted a cocktail hour and dinner for 45 people at Grill 23 in the Dartmouth and Clarendon Rooms. Everything from the food to the service was EXCEPTIONAL! Dean, the private dining manager, went above and beyond. He responded promptly to emails,...More

Thank maockerby
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

The place is very noisy without privacy considering the category of the restaurant. The staff is friendly but not excessively professional. The worst is the food. We ordered filet mignon that was not tender and too dry due to improper cooking. The same for the...More

Thank bbizza
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29 September 2016|
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Response from gnaff9093 | Reviewed this property |
It would be best to look up this information on their website. If Sunday hours are not listed then check the website for a phone number and give them a call. 'Sometimes' if Sunday hours are not listed on the website, it... More
31 August 2016|
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Yes, I think you will be pleased. The staff is very attentive. We were a party of 8 on the second floor corner and it felt private and quiet. It's a boisterous restaurant so you may want to express your desire for a quieter... More
12 April 2015|
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Response from jmdubarry | Reviewed this property |
Agreed business casual. No jeans or shorts common sense dress to a great experience.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 50 - USD 80
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
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
  • Neighbourhood: Back Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 617-542-2255
  • E-mail
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.
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