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About Grill 23 & Bar
Grill 23 & Bar has been Boston’s top Steak and Seafood Grill for over 30 years. Consistently named Boston's Best Steakhouse by The Improper Bostonian Magazine and Boston Magazine, as well as New England's Best Steakhouse in New England Travel & Leisure Magazine. Always striving to offer our guests the best dining experience, we deliver only the best all natural dry-aged prime beef to our customers. In addition to the A La Carte selections, we create an innovative and inventive weekly Signature Specials menu, which emphasizes the region’s freshest bounty. Grill 23 & Bar proudly offers a 1000+ bottle wine list that encompasses wines from around the world and is the recipient Wine Spectator’s Best of-Award of Excellence since 2002.
Boston, MA 02116
American, Steak, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm -10:30pm, Friday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm; Bar and Bar Menu: Open at 4:30 Daily. Valet begins at 5 pm. Dress is Business Casual.
$50 and over
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For Private Dining Information, please contact us at (617) 542-2255, or email us at email@example.com
Valet at 5:00pm / $21 per car
Green Line, Arlington T stop.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
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Grill 23 & Bar Ratings and Reviews
My wife and I dinned here at the recommendation of a local (we are from Australia). We found the food to be exceptional and service impeccable. The was our last night in Boston and left us with a great impression of the city. We will recommend this restaurant to our friends travelling to the US.
It was our last evening on Boston on vacation with another couple. We had just seen the Wine Spectator article featuring this restaurant. They make their own flat crisp bread/crackers and they are fabulous! Wine list is amazing and included so many of our favorites- made it hard to decide. Next time I will skip the veggies and limit my bread because the dessert menu was awesome, but we couldn't take one more bite. All servers were extremely professional. All server traffic upstairs was thru a hallway you could see (near the kitchen) but not thru and past our table all the time. At one point some dishes had been dropped in the back hall and they immediately closed the 2 doors while cleaning it up. Once quiet, they re-opened the doors but hardly noticed anything had happened. The main floor has a higher level of noise with very high ceilings- gorgeous building and elegant- very different upstairs. Take note of the Tapestry on the far back wall on the 1st floor- served as the background for the Wine Spectator issue where they were featured on the cover (It was the August 2017 issue) and award winner for top notch steak dinner and expansive wine list. Very pleasant experience- thanks to Alfonso, our server!
The steak was outstanding, as good as you'll get in Boston. Better than The Palm or Smith & Wollensky, on a par with Morten's or Abe & Louie's. However, everything else was surprisingly mediocre. The crab cake appetizer was all filler, no chunks of crab meat. Was more like a fish cake. I know it's a steak house, but if you're going to put it on the menu then you need to do it right, especially @ $21 for an appetizer. The chopped salad was average. The most disappointing was the hash brown. There was a HUGE amount of oil on the underneath of the brown as well as covering the plate. Couldn't finish it there was so much oil. Would go back for the steak because it was that good, but only for that, which is OK because everything is a la carte anyway. Service was attentive & excellent.
First time dining here, drinks and dinner were amazing. Possibly the best steak I've ever had! Expensive but worth it. Waiter was top notch, very personable and professional, and knowledgeable. Answered all our questions about several menu items. We will definitely be coming back.
Service was slow at first. We weren't ready when approached for a drink order almost immediately after seating. As a result we didn't see our server for 15 minutes. I was about to check with host/hostess when he finally appeared. Service improved from that point and gradually improved to very acceptable. We both had chopped salads and they were perfectly crafted and very tasty. Both the filet mignon and the aged rib eye were superb, albeit very expensive. Their trademark coconut cake was generous in size and taste. Overall a great dining experience but more so if on someone else's dime. Many of the other diners seemed to be business people socializing or doing some company business. I can imagine this keeps the rather pricey restaurant afloat.
I was really looking forward to this meal. We waited a good while and when the food came out they parked it close to our table but did not serve it for another 7 minutes or so! Lamb was terribly undercooked and lacked seasoning. Certainly not worth $100 a head without wine!
Aniversary dinner for us. Made a reservation, sat right down. Bar area looked nice too so I wouldn't of minded if I had to wait a few mins. Some people dressed more causal than us, almost "dressed down" I would say. Few kids, even at 730pm. Delicious food. Hard to choose from all of the side dishes, they all sounded amazing. Waiter spaced everything out a bit too much. We felt like we were waiting for the next course every time. Besides that everything was great and we would definitely go back again.
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