Grill 23 & Bar

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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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New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Whether you are looking for a quick bite before going to First Night, or looking to ring in 2020 with live music, Grill 23 is the place to be on New Year's Eve. Make your reservations now and dine from our award winning Dinner Menu and enjoy with special selections from our extensive wine list!

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 6147 People Are Saying
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4.6
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New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service & quality!

S
New England
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is very consistent and great quality - food, wine, service, atmosphere. I hope they stick around for many more years.

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for joining us and for your very kind words. I hope that you will be back very soon! Greg Dickinson - General Manager

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HG
Berlin
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Our meat vas not a good slice. The potatos were grease

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded 4 days ago

I'm sorry about the disappointing meal. I will share your comments with the chef. Please contact me directly for your next reservation. We would like to do something nice for you on your return. Greg Dickinson - General Manager

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KK
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic evening from start to finish!

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you! Greg Dickinson - General Manager

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A
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

To much noice in the restaurant, almost impossible to have a conversation. Value for money not as good as expected.

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded 3 days ago

I'm sorry that the noise level and value negatively impacted your experience with us. We can always seat you at a quieter table in the future. I will note your preference in your reservation. Any specific feedback regarding items that you felt were overpriced would be helpful as well. I will share my direct contact information with you. We would love to have you back - feel free to reach out for future reservations. Greg Dickinson - General Manager

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JR
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic! Booked this for our Anniversary dinner and every host/wait staff/manager made sure to wish us a happy anniversary. The setting was perfect; elegant yet warm, great food and a fabulous waitress. Our desserts even had little ‘Happy Anniversary’ written on white chocolate. Would absolutely return and the steak (filet) and tots are a must have.

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you very much for dining with us and for your kind review. I'm glad that you had an enjoyable evening and hope that you will keep us mind for future. Greg Dickinson - General Manager

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DM
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Tables were on top of each other and waitress was gone for large period of time. We ordered appetizers and a shellfish tower and when we finished plates sat there for 15 minutes, please clear plates. That led to a bunch of plates being on the table when the wine sommelier came over. The bus boys rushed to clear all the plates and knocked a full glass of wine over on one of my guests because they were rushing. I expect better service from a restaurant of that caliber and price range, disappointing

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded 4 days ago

I'm so sorry again about the spill at the table. Please send me the dry-cleaning bill if the cash that I gave you does not cover the cleaning. I have noted your experience in your OpenTable profile. We would like to take care of a round of drinks and some desserts on your next visit as well. Greg Dickinson - General Manager

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall1food5service3ambience1

I was disappointed that they would seat us in a space so far from the main room. It was awful. I won’t recommend this to my clients going forward. It was bad.

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded on November 30, 2019

I’m so sorry to read that you didn’t like the location of your table. Please contact me directly. I would like to be able to this right for you.

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TS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stellar experience. The food and service were wonderful. The wine list is as intimidating as it is impressive. We highly recommend. We went on Thanksgiving with our boys who have recently moved to Boston. We could not have been happier with the experience!

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded on November 30, 2019

Thank you for dining with us on Thanksgiving. I'm so happy that you enjoyed your evening and we look forward to your return. Do not hesitate to reach out to me directly for any future bookings. Greg Dickinson - General Manager

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall1food1service5ambience1

Thankgiving dinner. Grill 23 was overwhelmed. Reservations for 5:30 were still waiting for tables at 6:10.
Our reservation was 6:30 and we checked in at 6:10 to be told there would be an unknown wait.
We left and went to a local hotel for dinner.
I’ve been before and food/service were excellent.

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded on November 29, 2019

I'm sorry that your evening was a failure and that we seated you late for your reservation. I'd like the opportunity to earn your business back. Please feel free to reach out to me directly. I'd like to make this right for you. Greg Dickinson - General Manager

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New England
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall1food3service2ambience2

I brought my family for Thanksgiving dinner and for some reason they allowed a group of satanists with offensive t-shirts to sit across from us. Such as life today.

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded on November 29, 2019

I'm sorry that a group of people was wearing apparel that was offensive to you. We were doing our best to get you to another table that would have been out of sight of those guests, and I regret that we were not given the opportunity to do so. I appreciate your note and am sorry that other guests ruined your day. I will reach out to you separately as well. Greg Dickinson - General Manager

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JF
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Not enough wait staff available around 5 pm. The restaurant was overbooked and looked more like a warehouse with tables.

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded on November 30, 2019

I'm so sorry for the disappointing experience. Please contact me directly. I'd like to opportunity to earn your business back. Greg Dickinson - General Manager

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OT
London
19 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the second time we experienced their Thanksgiving Day experience....fantastic in every way.

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded on November 30, 2019

Thank you for celebrating Thanksgiving with us. Please come again soon! Greg Dickinson - General Manager

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OT
Pittsburgh
12 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grill 23 was great for Thanksgiving. Even though they had a lot of patrons, it seemed to run seamless and everything/ courses were coordinated. Hats of for handling the amount of people.

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded on November 29, 2019

Thank you for spending Thanksgiving with us. I hope you will be back very soon and thank you for the kind review. Greg Dickinson - General Manager

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MS
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a lovely Thanksgiving evening here. The food was outstanding, the wine was great and the service was very polite and friendly. The noise level was quite high, made it hard to have a conversation but that was mainly because it was Thanksgiving and the place was crowded with people. I will definitely come back to enjoy this restaurant on a calm evening again.

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for your kind words. I'm glad that you enjoyed your evening and hope that you will be back very soon. If you are looking for a more relaxed and quiet experience, Sunday night is a fantastic evening to visit Grill. Feel free to reach out directly for any future bookings. Greg Dickinson - General Manager

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SS
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sought a quiet table upstairs which wasn’t ready
so they found us a cozy corner downstairs. Cocktails were perfect, steaks cooked to perfection, had yummy gluten free bread substitute.

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded on November 30, 2019

Thank you for your kind words. I'm glad that you enjoyed your Thanksgiving with us and I hope that we will see you again very soon! Greg Dickinson - General Manager

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MB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Disappointed in the quality of the food. Should have order a la carte as the special item(steak) came out well done when ordered med-rare. Additionally I suspect the special steak item was pre-cooked and finished off. Just not that great and much less than I expect from a establishment I go to regularly for 20 plus years. Sorry- Miss this time.

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded 4 days ago

I'm sorry to hear that your Thanksgiving meal was a disappointment. Please let me know when you'd like to return. We would like to be able to send a few complimentary items next time you're in. Greg Dickinson - General Manager

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BE
New England
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the most wonderful Thanksgiving lunch. We all had the tasty shrimp cocktail for appetizer followed by the delicate herb crusted cod and the tender fillet mignon for entrées. The General Manager came by our table to ensure that the service provided was to our satisfaction. Our host and waiter delivered an impeccable service and experience. Thank you for a memorable Thanksgiving.

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you very much for giving us a second chance. I hope we will see you again very soon! Greg Dickinson - General Manager

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I would of gave the food a 5 however my Thanksgiving meal wasn’t hot. It was like warm at best. That said, grill 23 is still my favorite steak house.

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for dining with us. I'm sorry that your meal was not served to you as hot as it should have been. I will share your comments with our chef. Please contact me directly when you would like to return. I would like to ensure that everything is served to you as it should be. Greg Dickinson - General Manager

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New England
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a lovely dinner!

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded on November 29, 2019

Thank you!

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B
New England
17 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Place is always great probably eat there 5-6 times a year service, food, etc wonderful but even if money doesn’t matter you have to admit it’s extremely expensive especially the wine list

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded on November 29, 2019

Thank you very much. I hope that you will be back very soon and we appreciate your continued patronage. Greg Dickinson - General Manager

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MW
New England
11 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy as always. Great place to go. The holiday decorations are super nice and welcoming.

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded on November 29, 2019

Thank you! It's always great to have you in. Greg Dickinson - General Manager

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B
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Un restaurant avec beaucoup de classe, un personnel très compétent, très beau décor. De belles grosses huîtres juteuses, crab cake excellent, et comme dessert des profiteroles proches du ciel, absolument divins avec un mélange de chocolat et caramel. Une carte des vins qui permet d’en trouver de très bons à des prix raisonnables.

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded on November 29, 2019

merci pour votre aimable critique. J'espère que vous reviendrez dîner avec nous très bientôt! Greg Dickinson - General Manager

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OT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak in Boston - by FAR best service. Love the profiteroles dessert!

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded on November 29, 2019

Thank you!

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Awesome steaks.

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded on November 25, 2019

Thank you!

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R
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience3

I would rate it 5 Star if it was not incredibly noisy!

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded on November 25, 2019

I'm sorry that the noise level detracted from your experience. Please reach out to me for any future reservations or make the request for a quiet table. We will do the best we can to find you something more secluded in the future. Greg Dickinson - General Manager

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KL
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall2food5service5ambience2

Table on first floor was unbelievably uncomfortable. Tables are way to close together, I was bumped 40 times throughout the evening. Service and food are always amazing and 4 stars but I am reluctant to return because of the seating arrangements.

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded on November 25, 2019

Thank you for dining with us. I'm sorry that the table was cramped and uncomfortable and furthermore that staff was bumping into you all night. I have noted your experience in your OpenTable profile so that we can seat you at a more spacious table in a less busy part of the restaurant. Please contact me directly for future bookings. I would like to send a round of drinks with our compliments as a welcome back in the future. I will send along my contact information in a separate email.

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate at upstairs bar. The service was beyond compare and the food excellent. Wonderful holiday decorations.

Grill 23 & Bar
Responded on November 29, 2019

Thank you for your kind words. Please come back soon! Greg Dickinson - General Manager

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GS
New England
24 reviews