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Grill 23 & Bar

4.8
4.8
7243 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 83 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 7,243 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. M

    Mike

    New England

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for a nice night out. Great food, great service. They gave us a little chocolate bar with our dessert for our anniversary, which was nice.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    Came for a birthday dinner but felt everyone was judging us and service is really slow
  3. R

    Robin

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and service. Restaurant is beautiful and comfortable.
  4. AB

    AndreasB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Best ribeye I’ve ever had! Highly recommend this place.
  5. TK

    TaylorK

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hands down the best dining experience I have ever had. The service was beyond flawless, atmosphere was extremely comfortable, and the steaks beyond compare
  6. N

    Nina

    Birmingham

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Mediocre and flavorless at best. The service was good though.
  7. GO

    Gator4Okie

    Naples

    72 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    72 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    We’ve been going there for 20 years, but honestly, we think they give us the worst through Open Table. Do they assume we’re just dining one time and never coming bac
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kevin the bartender is the absolute best! We had a blast and a delicious meal!!!!
  9. SH

    SuzanneH

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hector was fantastic and the good was out of this world. I'd highly recommend this place.
  10. AB

    AndreaB

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Our waiter was excellent! The food was great, the only issue was that everything seem to have a little too much salt so it was hard because all items were a bit heavy on the salt.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    I took my sister here for her birthday. I had come here before for a birthday where they brought out a dessert with happy birthday written on the plate and a candle. I had requested that when making the reservation, but when we ordered our dessert it didn’t come with a candle or happy birthday writing. It was not a huge deal, but I was bummed out that the message must not have gotten through. Other than that the food and staff were AMAZING! One of my favorite restaurants in Boston.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The only bad part was that we had a table that was shoved to the side of this pole, so our server was having a hard time getting to us and the table next to us was loud. The food was great though.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was amazing.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant, food and service! I will be back soon!
  15. AS

    AvaS

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere from the maître d to our wonderful wait staff, Garret. We started at the bar and then were seated. The food was absolutely delicious, with a nice portion from an app, entree, and dessert. The wine choice that was suggested was reasonable and perfect for our meal. We had excellent service at all times and thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. We had a wonderful evening at Grill 23. Thank you to all the staff, you are all fantastic and we appreciated your professionalism.
  16. A

    Annie

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    I've been to Grill 23 before and the food was always delicious and exquisite. We though we would give restaurant week menu a try. Very disappointed. Industrial style, wholesale cafeteria food almost. The ginger yogurt cake was dry. The steak fritte was like a poor brisket cut, crispy hash browns were burnt and very salty. Not good at all. I ate two bites. We went to Eddie V's the day before and their restaurant menu week i must say was superb. All in all not a good value even at 50 bucks for the three course meal. Service as always was very good.
  17. FF

    FoodFan

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days 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!
  18. NC

    NathanC

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days 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.
  19. PS

    PaulS

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 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.
  20. c

    christine

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 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
  21. j

    jnguyen4210

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

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

    ChristopherM

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

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

    Grill 23 & BarResponded 7 days agoThank you Christopher, We have shared your compliments with the team. Nick Heilmann GM.

  23. CM

    CherylM

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    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 7 days agoThank you Cheryl, And thanks for choosing us to help celebrate your anniversary! Congratulations, Nick Heilmann GM.

  24. TC

    TomC

    New England

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful. Great service.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best service for our anniversary!!
  27. T

    Tricia

    Denver

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    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!
  28. AB

    AmandaB

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

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

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and outstanding food
  31. 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
  32. 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.
  33. J

    James

    New England

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ryan is an awesome host.
  34. 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.
  35. S

    Sylantro

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Steaks were outstanding! Scallops were terrible!
  36. 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.
  37. NK

    NancyK

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful from beginning to end!
  38. 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!
  39. 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.
  40. 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”

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 7243 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 83 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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