Grill 23 & Bar

4.7 based on 1168 reviews
Cuisine Type American
Price Range $50 and over
Neighborhood Back Bay

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About Grill 23 & Bar

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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  • Good for dates
Cuisines American, Seafood, Steak
Dining Style Fine Dining
Phone Number +1 617 542 2255
Website www.grill23.com
Dress Code Business Casual
Payment Options AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Executive Chef Peter Agostinelli
Location 161 Berkeley Street, Boston, MA 02116
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Menus

  1. Sunday Supper
  2. Dinner
  3. Dessert
  4. Wine
  5. Drinks

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4.7
Excellent
Based on 1,168 reviews
Noise Level
Moderate
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.5
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4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Never disappointed. Great food. Great service. Always have dinner here when I'm in Boston.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I'm usually a big fan of Grill 23. This night the overall table service was off. We received sauces for our steaks well after the steaks themselves were served and we couldn't ask for them because no one came back to our table to follow up on our meals. The steak special - tomahawk steak was priced at 2.5 times the porter house and was a 42 oz steak. A little aggressive for the value it offered. Otherwise, steaks cooked to perfection and the appetizers and sides were excellent. The ribeye was a great cut of meet.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Was one of the first upscale steakhouse in Boston and still going strong. Great atmosphere and food. Bar was moved to face the restaurant and looks great in the new spot. Was very busy on the Friday night we went there. Professional service by a team assigned to your table. Recommend the 100 day dry aged rib eye.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Grill 23 is one of our favorite places to eat in Boston. Always great service and excellent food.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My experience starting with Valet to sitting at the bar before dinner was great. Then the experience was elevated during dinner was the cream of the crop. The service was top notch. I can't wait to come back!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great experience and good food!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent service and food. A very good way to experience dining in Boston.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I love Grill 23. Lately though, it seems like it has become less of a nice experience. There are often raucous crowds etc.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great steak house with high quality food served exactly on point.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Hands down the best steak in Boston. Service is always beyond reproach.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I have been going to Grill 23 since 1985. The 100 day aged ribeye is without peer. My only problem with the restaurant is that I am slightly deaf and the hard surfaces of the walls floor and ceiling make it very difficult for me to hear. Other than that it is as perfect as a steakhouse can be.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

As usual, Grill 23 did not disappoint. Food was excellent, service superb, cocktails delicious. My only complaint was similar to another review I read. Fruit flies? Could it be? When water was poured upon our seating, there was a fly in one of the glasses. Pointed it out to the waiter and it was promptly replaced. As we were finishing the meal, I was getting ready to take my final sips of a perfectly prepared Manhattan and noticed another fly in that glass. Told the waiter again and they quickly took the drink off the bill as well. So not a complaint per se, but where I saw another review mentioning fruit flies, there may be an issue that I am sure management would like to promptly rectify. Still a great meal! Thanks!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This is my third experience at Grill 23 and just when you think it can not get better, they out do themselves. Great wine list, excellent service, kind and just make you feel special. And top that off with excellent entree and it is worth every penny.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always a wonderful time when I come here. The food is excellent and the service is right in line. Highly recommend!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent menu and wine selection. Service is unmatched in the city.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We've been to many steak houses in Boston and the Kobe Cap Steak was the absolute best, bar none. Great flavor and tender enough to melt in your mouth. For those that normally go for the filet mignon, step it up to the Kobe Cap and you'll be so glad you did.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We chose this classic chop house as an elegant dining experience for our teenage son during school vacation week in Boston. The wait staff is 100% pro. We enjoyed the exotic Kobe beef and indulged in a delicious and memorable meal.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I have been coming to Grille 23 for years. It is my go-to spot for large or small business meetings or dinner with friends visiting Boston. I have never been disappointed by the quality of the food, the service or the ambiance. One of my favorites. I have had large parties, private dinners in the wine room, and numerous couples dinners. Their steaks and seafood are excellent.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I truly loved the service! I travel all over the world and love it when my senses are again awaken by receptive, professional, hospitable and savy staff. The food is absolutely top notch especially the veal chop! So, have a go - try it!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Outstanding dining experience, great food, service and ambiance.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Normally a good restaurant, this time not so much. Ordered the tomahawk rib eye at server suggested medium to medium rare. Steak was raw, which could be see in its presentation as it was somewhat sliced. Tried to eat it, but too raw. It went back to be corrected, but re-heating the original meat is never the same. Very disappointing. If you're going to charge $140 for a steak it should be perfect. WIFI in the restaurant did not work. Server was not that good. Recommended wine was marginal. Cost for 2 adults and a child, with tip $400. Not a good value.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

We chose Grill 23 & Bar upon a few great recommendations from coworkers (great steaks, awesome wine list, heard good things about the place, etc.) and it was certainly a nice spot to spend a date night out. Perhaps most disappointing aspect of the meal was that there were a few fruit flies around our table now and then throughout our time there, and we were seated a few tables away from the closest to the kitchen, so I'm not sure if everyone throughout the restaurant would have that experience. Either way, definitely not something you hope for at such a high end spot. Anyhoo - Wine list is very extensive and the Chianti we chose was quite wonderful. Bread basket before dinner was just fine, nothing special but nothing bad. Crab cake as an appetizer was good, interesting texture on the outside but very fresh and good consistency on the inside. My dining partner and I actually decided to share the aged ribeye and a handful of sides. The steak itself was a great cut of meat, however seemed overly/unnecessarily seasoned - personally I prefer when restaurants let the meat speak for itself without extra seasoning, and let their guests control the salt/pepper at the table. But don't get me wrong it was a truly great piece of meat, the quality was there for sure. Unfortunately the sides were mostly the same story - mashed potatoes were way over buttered (I know this would be a plus for some people but it was just excessive), the bacon braised greens were actually so salty that they were inedible (we did not eat them nor did we take the leftovers home), the roasted brussels sprouts were fine but over-balsamic'd. And my dining partner also got the tots on a whim (he had seen such good reviews about them he just had to try them!) and they were kind of a bust, just very so-so (but I think that's to be expected with tots). Lastly we got a little sundae for dessert, it was good - no complaints there. Overall we will not go back, we'll try another steakhouse next time.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Melt in your mouth steaks, creative delicious sides, attentive but unobtrusive staff, we had a window seat and enjoyed people watching, ohh and the coconut cake....

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Consistently Great! \nFront desk. Reception Quality is alway kind and courteous. \nBartender. Friendly Always. \nSommelier brought us a fabulous Rioja! \nThis place is hopping for a reason. They have it down! \nI will return again and again.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

I have been to Grill 23 several times and the last couple of times the food has not been great. This last time was terrible. We will not go back. The tomahawk steak was less than mediocre, the hash browns were so greasy it coated your mouth, the desserts were horrid. The waiter was pleasant enough but he was very busy and difficult to get his attention. In addition to this, it was very loud. What once used to be a great steak restaurant certainly is no longer. It was a disappointment and the fact that we were able to get a reservation on a Saturday night about an hour before we did probably is because others feel the same. Very sad to be so negative but all of us in our party of 4 felt the same.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

OUTSTANDING!\nOutstanding!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Everything we were told it would be. Good place to celebrate a special ocassion.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

WWW.MEMLANEPROMO.COM Always visits this restaurant when in town ! The BEST steakhouse in Boston \nThe Source for all your autographed collectibles !

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great meal at Grill 23, as usual.\n\nFood was perfect and service was excellent.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was amazing. Waiter was amazing, his name was joe. Waiting at the bar before we got seated was amazing. Everything about this place was extremely better than most top steakhouses is Boston except for the old guy host who checked us in. He was grumpy, rude, and honestly does not deserve to work at a place like this.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Exceptional in every way! I highly recommend it to anyone here. Best steak and filet.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Contrary to the name (which I now believe was primarily for marketing reasons), 100 Day Aged Ribeye was a bit burnt on the side and wasn't very flavorfu but rather bland. I've eaten a good number of steaks with varying price points, and I've found a good number of ~$20, 25 steaks with richer taste.\nWaiters also forgot our bread and only came by 3 times. Busy day, but I felt a bit neglected.e

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was fantastic and the restaurant as a whole is a very classy place. The wine list is very impressive. My only critique was that I had made a reservation for 9 pm yet we weren't seated until 9:50. Obviously things gets busy on Valentine's Day, but that was pretty discouraging

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This place is Boston's best steakhouse for a reason. They have seriously good meat, and great sides and desserts too (most are portioned to share). Our waiter was attentive and friendly, and helpful when we had questions. It is on the pricey side, but not unreasonable for what you get. The decor is tastefully upscale, but the atmosphere is more Wall Street power lunch than intimate date night (still good for a date though), and the noise level is somewhat high but not obnoxious. All told, if you want a great steak, going here would not be a mistake.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The meal was excellent that being said we started with the seafood sampler and it left a lot to be desired. I understand it is a sampler but it only had 2 shrimp on it and the combined meat in the clams and oysters would not even have equaled 2 whole ones. There was 3 half small lobster tails and that was it. So at $59 it was very disappointing. Wait staff was excellent as usual and the main meals were also excellent.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Where to start\n\nWe dined on Valentine's Day, the most maddening and fun day of the year for the industry, which can overwhelm a restaurant with ease. There was a delay and wait for our reservation but the Maitre'd was calm, friendly and we had no issue waiting for 15 minutes at the gorgeous bar. We then were sat at our table, which was unfortunately placed right in the cold draft when the front door opened. Valentine's Day is also my SO's birthday so everything had to be perfect and she was cold. I returned to the Maitre'd who gracefully apologized and made clear he wanted to have us seated as soon as possible. He had a table set for us upstairs at a wonderful table by the top of the stairs far from the draft. Our server kevin was polite and attentive without being intrusive on a special day, and made sure her birthday was special with an amazing dessert gift. The food. A 100 day aged prime ribeye, a symphony of umami, sweetness crunchy seared fat melting in your mouth, perfectly cooked and seasoned only to accent the immense flavor of the beef. A heaping pile of sweet and perfectly cooked caramelized onions. Deeply rich and smooth Yukon mashed potatoes, decadent cream of spinach with crunchy garlic bread crumbs for textural contrast and a sweet and aromatic truffle foie gras steak sauce to die for. One of the best steakhouses out there not named Peter Luger or St Elmo's. Will definitely be back.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great service, staff was very nice.\n\nMy steak, and my wife's chicken were both over cooked.\n\nOther than that, staff was great, ambiance lovely, would definitely give it another shot.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was good as it should be but I cannot say that anything was very good and surely not outstanding. Service was great but the atmosphere is only ok. I have dined on and off here for many years. I finally wanted to figure out for myself which steakhouse is the best in Boston and in my opinion it is the Capital Grill and not Grill 23. So, maybe I am too critical but for a very expensive meal I think Grill 23 is good but should be outstanding for the cost and I personally do not think it is.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Alway have a great meal here. Consistently excellent. I hate to sit right away. Always arrive 20 minutes before my reservation to enjoy a cocktail in the lounge. I checked-in with time to spare. The maitre'd escorted us to the bar and then got us when the table was ready. We both had the Kobe steak - It is the best. Ordered the special shrimp app. Delicious., as was the wine, entree and dessert. This isn't meant to be an 'in-and-out' restaurant. Don't treat it as such. Come, enjoy the company you are with, the ambiance of the place, and relax.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The occasion was for our son's 25th birthday. Our party of 4 each ordered different steak entrees. They were all delicious and the best meal we have ever had there! The menu is pricey, but we knew that ahead of time since we have eaten here before. Service was very attentive. We always look forward to eating at Grill 23 and will go back again!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always a pleasure coming here! Everyone is so great and the food is always amazing :)

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

It's like stepping back in time. This is the restaurant that I imagine Donald Trump voters really liking as it will take them back to when they believe America was great. The decor was outdated. We're pretty sure that some of the wallpaper had flaked into our food. When we weren't questioning that, some waiter's butt was in our face as they've packed the restaurant with so many tables, there was no room to move.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

We've been going to Grill 23 for almost 20 years, but hadn't been there in the last 2 years. It was one of the worst meals we've ever had anywhere! It's such a shame how bad it is now. The service was ok, but the food was terrible! We're not shy at all when it comes to prices but couldn't help think that it's a travesty to pay, for instance, $42 for a thin, gray, tasteless piece of tuna, and the meat was no better. I've not had to write a review like this for a long time but felt compelled to so others won't have the same experience we had.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Grill 23 stands out as a venue for groups of all sizes looking for uncommonly good service, uncommonly good food, and uncommonly good beverages. I am a teacher who strives to offer ideas for improvement for all of my students on their work, yet I am hard pressed to offer suggestions for Heather or her colleagues to improve. I acknowledge that I will not eat here every time that I dine out, but I have to admit that I wish that I could do so. Thank you for a wonderful experience on Friday.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Not as special as it used to be, felt rushed and lacked in small details,\nfelt like a glorified pub . The desserts were outstanding.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great steak place and perfect for business dinners. The service is excellent and non-obtrusive. Great bar and wine menu!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent dinner, earlier hour made the ambiance nicer since it was quiet.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Wonderful meal and service. Enjoyed the colorful atmosphere and still down to earth relationship with staff.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

It's a bit pricey, but if you looking to splurge on a great meal, it's as good as it gets. We had a great time.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The steaks were very good and actually cooked perfectly. Sides were tasty and generously sized. This is the first time we have been back since the renovations and the dining area is better (arrangement of tables, atmosphere, sophisticated, acoustics) and we look forward to going back to dine at the bar.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had a table in front of the fireplace upstairs, which was so wonderful on that very cold night. The wine list was extensive and the staff very helpful and knowledgeable. I'll be back!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

This was the slowest dinner I have ever had. I was very disappointed with how long it took us to have a business dinner.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

So loud you cannot even hear anyone other than the person beside you talking. And even then, you have to speak very loudly.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Celebrated a birthday and all agreed that our respective meals were superlative

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Arrived at 6pm. Immediately after we sat waiter asked if we would like a cocktail. Needed a minute to review list. Drinks came and waiter appeared no less than 3 times in a 10 minute span asking if we were ready to order. Food arrived in a timely manner and was delicious. i asked for a second glass of wine w/ meal and arrived way before meal. Unfortunately one of my associates asked for a second drink to arrive when he completed 1st and that never happened. Waited and waited for bill to arrive and no sign of waiter ... dined here before and not the level of high level, discreet service that I am accustomed to.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Pretended it was my friends birthday and got him a birthday cake and everyone in the whole restaurant clapped

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

first time.Went for our ten year anniversary had a great time.food was delicious and our server was great.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

One of the best steaks, bar none. Always impeccable service. Great wine and scotch menu.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Wonderful service and delicious food. Quite noisy once most tables were full. That was a bit distracting. \n\nWait staff overheard that it was a birthday dinner and put a candle and birthday wish on dessert. A nice touch.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Waitress was extremely slow. Seated late and weren't waited on for at least another 15 minutes. Food and atmosphere were good but experience was almost ruined by poor service

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The second you walk through the door you are confident you made the right choice.\nThe look and feel of Grill 23 is very majestic with the large central columns and dark woodwork. It has a very classy yet relaxing atmosphere. Our table of four enjoyed the lettuce wedge and srimp cocktail which were excellent. For our main course, three of us had the 18oz dry aged ribeye and one had the swordfish. The ribeye was one of, if not the best, we all agreed, we ever had. The swordfish was also considered excellent. The service was excellent and all the waitstaff including those who greeted us at the door were very courteous and friendly. I would not hesitate to recommend Grill 23 to anyone. We will definitely be back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The best steakhouse in town... for over 30 years. Energetic room. Amazing dry aged steak. Real hashbrowns... a tower of coconut cake for dessert. . Some wearing hoodies , sweatshirts and sneakers (really??..in this place on a busy saturday) Pricey yes... but you deserve it . Perhaps a little dress code is in order. If one can afford the food, then you probably own a sportcoat.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Service was very slow and server not very personable. Very loud and busy. Not a good value for your money. I wouldn't recommend going on a Saturday night. It was our anniversary and it was very disappointing dinner. Over an hour to get our food and then it came out cold.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Grill 23 is my favorite steak house in the United States, it combines an old-school steak restaurant scene with some of the best service I've ever seen. The cuts of meats are simply the best, I've yet to come across any rival that stands a chance of offering a better meal.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I was proposing to my girlfriend on that night and wanted a great steakhouse. Grill 23 came highly recommended and I must say that it was one of the BEST meals I have had. My now Fiancé was VERY impressed as well. Will Def be back. THANK YOU for a memorable evening.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was outstanding! The meal and service were 5 Star in every way. It needs to be on the bucket list of every foodie.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was excellent.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Outstanding and consistent service with high quality well prepared dishes.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I took a very charming young lady to a Saturday evening dinner. She was amazed at the menu and service. I had known that there was non better than Grill 23.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Lovely. Food and service were amazing as always.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Best filet ever and the service was attentive and polite overall outstanding

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Overall I enjoyed my experience at Grill 23 but there are some things you need to be aware of. If you order steak ask to have it lightly seasoned Grill 23 suffers from the same technique that most of Boston steakhouses do they over salt their meat. The staff was exceptional when I walked in i asked if I could tour around I was greeted with of course you can Sir. On the second floor I meet a very nice gentleman who asked if I needed anything I said no I'm just looking around because I haven't been in a long time. He proceeded to tell me a very nice story about all the renovations they had made. Later when my guest arrived I \nrequested to be seated on the second floor my request was honored. Our server was very nice but I do think she was a little more interested in accommodating my very handsome buddy then she was in helping me out. All in all though I would recommend it highly to anyone who wants high end dining.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The service was great. The food was in line with with other higher end steak restaurants in the city.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent service and food. Cocktails were perfect and wine list options were expensive but worth it. Highly recommend this place over other steak house options in the city.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Grill 23 was great! Their staff was so friendly and helpful in surprising my boyfriend for his birthday dinner and the food and wine were delicious! We will def go back and recommend to others

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food and exceptional service. My favorite restaurant in Boston.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Exelent food and service. Filet mignon was delicious. Oysters very fresh.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We received excellent service as soon as we walked in the restaurant. We grabbed a drink at the bar while we waited for our table. They were very accommodating when our table was ready and we were still waiting for our drinks. Food and service were excellent.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

One of the best Dry Aged Rib Eye in the U.S.A. 100 Day dry aged. Atmosphere, Waitstaff, Price, and Food is great. All around one of the best restaurants i've ever been to.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

This is one of those places you go to feel good about being able to go to. I felt I did not get the $300 quality my bill suggested, but have no real complaints about the meal itself everything was delicious and immaculate.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Restaurant is lovely . Interior very beautiful but gets very loud because of high ceilings and hard flooring.\nValets were quick and pleasant . Menu was very good . Disappointed there were no specials . Waiter was very busy and not as attentive as he should have been.\nCocktail menu was limited and not very original.\nWine menu was very good. Dessert that claimed to be'famous' coconut cake was not moist or had been refrigerated so not as enjoyable as it could have been .\nBut steaks and chops were delicious and memorable !\nThey did acknowledge we were celebrating a birthday and made the dessert festive with a candle and happy birthday written on the plate .\nOverall very good .

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

Sadly, I must admit that not only I, but also our entire party was gravely disappointed.\nIt was my father's 81 bday and when you are paying over $600 for a party of 7, one would expect to at least have a warm environment. We requested an increase in room temp twice and ultimately ended up finding a new table ourselves. Everything else from that point forward dimmed in light of our expectations.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

All was great but I ordered a $64.00 piece of steak and it was BURNT... everyone else meals were finr

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

As always great food and service. Not a fan of the table for two with a small divider next to another table for two. Can hear their conversation.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was good, service was good but disappointed the room was cold.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Young sommelier needs some more training with respect to offering a variety of wines as well as the timing of approaching dining party.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We loved the vibrant bustling vibe at this place. The dry aged steak was amazing - one of the best steaks we've had in awhile. And, I think the salmon with mushroom glaze over spinach with a puff pastry was the best salmon fish dish I've ever had. We brought our 7-year old daughter with us, and while they don't have a kids menu, they split a portion of the steak off for her, which was great. Service was wonderful and we hope we get to eat at this gem again next time we are in town.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had a perfect New Year's Eve dinner, followed by a great time at the bar!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

came here for New Years Eve with another couple and had a wonderful meal. Server and wine steward very knowledgeable. Food was cooked perfectly.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Amazing service, excellent steaks, and a staff of true professionals. Highly recommended!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Delicious food but definitely on the expensive side. But we knew that going in. Excellent wine selection too.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Perfect place for our Christmas gathering with old friends. Very festive Boston experience!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Steak was just OK... not the quality we've come to expect

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My boyfriend loves trying new places for a great steak in the city. We had not tried Grill 23 yet and I surprised him with reservations for his birthday. He was thrilled and the food stood up to expectations. The food was flavorful and absolutely delicious. In a city with so many good restaurants Grill 23 has certainly stood out. I would (and already have) started recommending this restaurant to all of my friends. Thank you for a great night!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Best Stake house in Boston! Excellent Food Outstanding Service!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

the food has never once been a let down in the 20 years I've been dining there. Bethany, our server, was attentive and always available when needed. By far my favorite restaurant and restaurant in Boston. Great job, as always.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food and service were excellent. Dana is the best! She made sure that our food and drinks were prepared as requested and checked on us frequently. Great steaks. You MUST order the infamous coconut cake and ice cream dessert!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The steak was like butter. It was so good and prepared to perfection. My son got the chicken and it was prepared perfectly too. We had a wonderful dinner and enjoyed the Holiday decorations.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was great, service was excellent and the reservation was on time!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Everything was service was wonderful ...waiters were great ..food was good

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My second visit to Grill 23. I love the place. Best wine list in the city. The 100 day dry aged NY strip is as good as it gets. Accompaniments are excellent. And the apple cider sorbet-- which the restaurant gave us as lagniappe-- was unbelievable. \n\nThe restaurant is loud. Really loud. But frankly, that is part of its charm. Boston has plenty of quiet fine dining spots. Boston has a couple of outstanding steakhouses. But when I want to 'feel' Boston all around me, drink whatever wine I can think of, and still have a 5-star-plus steak, Grill 23 is it.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

My steak was over cooked. Server never really checked on us. We probably will not be back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Amazingly special place. A real Boston institution.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I really enjoy taking my wife here, she really loves the restaurant. The only bad thing was , we never got our leftovers. We assumed that they would have boxed up what we had and given it to us, it's all good. We will be back...... The potato chips are amazing ... you need to have some :)

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Look no further, this restaurant is for sure the best steak in the city!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Superb as always- service is impeccable as is the food. I've been going for over 20 years and never been disappointed

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had a very disappointing experience. From all of the reviews we had read, it was with anticipation that we ate at Grill 23 & Bar. While the food was acceptable, i.e. high end steak fare, the noise level was unbearable. We found ourselves yelling at each other across the table and still could not hear each other. While this is acceptable in a college bar, in a restaurant where the steaks are running $50, the ambiance distracted from any pleasure we might have experienced from the food. It was so loud that we didn't even consider staying for dessert. In addition, the waiter was cocky. I would never, ever recommend this restaurant.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

We eat here often and it's one of

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Another spectacular meal here start to finish. It had been a while since I visited here, but it never disappoints. From the drinks to the delicious steaks to the truffle oil potato puffs to the dessert, it is one of the better meals in Boston. Don't go here expecting a quick meal however. This is a place you will want to sit and savor every bite and the service stretches it out enough so you can enjoy your experience. You also should not go into this place without bringing your wallet, since you won't get out of here without spending a few hundred for two let alone 4 or 6. This place is the epitome of decadence and it is one of the higher class places in Boston. The one thing about this place, the food never disappoints and the staff are friendly and welcoming.The steak selections are exceptional. Highly recommend!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My SO and I visit Grill 23 once a year during the Christmas season. We've made it an annual tradition. Everything about this place is PERFECT. The food, the service, the ambiance- it's all top notch. Even the bread is to die for. It's great for special occassions, or if you are just in the mood to dress up! I highly recommend this place!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very good steakhouse! We sat in the bar area on the second floor. We had a 730 reservation and it was a bit noisy early on, but it got quiet at 8pm or so. Candace, our waitress, was great. Cocktails (manhattans and cosmos were well made), house salad and oysters were great and steak was perfectly cooked. Had mushrooms as a side and they were delicious. Creme brulee was delicious as well. The restaurant was beautifully decorated for Christmas. We had a great evening.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Sat at the bar this night and it was really drafty.. made for an uncomfortable evening.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Very nice holiday decor - attentive service & excellent menu expertly executed

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Outstanding food preparation, presentation, and service.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our favorite Holiday Restaurant. We have been started the Christmas season with a family dinner at Grill 23 for over 10 years... always great food, great service and great ambiance.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Grill 23 is easily in the top 2 of my most favorite Boston Restaurants, the other being Deux Ave (have yet to try L'espalier, Sportello, or Menton). Their steak is the best I ever had and I come from a family that specializes in Argentine grilling so I know my beef (Had restaurant in Buenos Aires named Manetea, or something along those lines). By the way, Abe & Louie's pales in comparison. But regardless, their sides are also amazing and their seafood very, very fresh. Their wine menu is extensive and you can't go wrong, even with a cheaper alternative. Service was exceptional and they even escorted my girlfriend to the bathroom since she had no idea where to go.\r\n\r\nIf you want beef or good food and great service, go to Grill 23.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food, great selection, competitive prices, fantastic service, beautiful seasonal decor. Parking is always a challenge in Boston but there are 3 small lots a few blocks away as well as street parking if you get lucky. The food options were wonderful and the wait staff was friendly, helpful and impeccable. We were on the 2nd floor but I'm not sure if it is accessible for persons with disabilities. The bar was very crowded, a bit noisy, but the patrons were all members of a large Holiday Party and they quickly moved to their private room. The seating was very comfortable. The bathrooms were meticulously maintained and fully stocked with paper goods and soap. I can't think of a single thing to complain about. It was a PERFECT venue for dinner!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent food, good wine offer, nice ambient.... perhaps a little bit expensive

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great food and service but the noise level is high and tough to have a conversation with people not next to you.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Christmas decorations and ambience was very appealing. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. Our waiter Chris was very helpful with the menu and of course the food was wonderful; crab cakes, rib eye steak, lamb chops ... sides we liked best - creamed spinach, tater tots, curry squash. Then desserts, so many choices loved the pumpkin cake.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fantastic food, service and atmosphere. It is a wonderful place for a romantic dinner.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Was a little bummed that we indicated we were going for our anniversary and there wasn't any acknowledgment of it, but we saw that they were doing such at other tables. Also, our table was SO close to the tables behind us that my chair was pressed against the party behind me all night, as was my partner's. For the amount of money you pay for this place/the high end, you would expect both of these things to go differently. Overall, it was fine, can't say I'm rushing to go back though.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

My husband and I had reservations for an early dinner. Restaurant was very crowded which was probably because of the holiday season. The table for 2 was a row of tables against a half wall that you could not move. Our chairs were touching patrons seated behind us. My chicken dinner was just OK. My husband said his NY sirloin was delicious. Don't think I will return.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We don't eat beef almost ever any more bec it's not great for us and it's impossible to get tender, flavorful beef in a supermarket now. So we save that experience for special occasions at places that have REALLY good beef. Alway been Ruth's Chris fans but Grill 23 FAR outweighed that. Amazing beef. Def worth the 45 min drive into the city. Looking forward to it again in a couple months!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our meal was spectacular and the service was outstanding.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Best steak in town and definitely a special event kind of place. Everyone is working hard and the wait staff are hustling. Service was a bit slower then usual for this visit and we thought they may have forgotten about us, but just gave us a little more time to enjoy each other's company and drink some more wine.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We came here for Valentine's Day and it was busy to be expected. The waiter was nice but service was kind of slow at times but bearable. We got oysters and 2 cuts of steak which were all very good. Definitely must try.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Simply outstanding by any measure. Food is well prepared and delicious. Service is spot on. Not much to say but consistently one of the finest steak houses anywhere in the United States.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food could not have been better. Steak, crab cake shrimp cocktail, coconut cake, asparagus and tots...all perfect. We visited from out of town and when we come back I'll ask for a more private table. Demand is deservedly strong but tables are pretty stacked on top of each other. Great experience overall.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Prime aged NY strip is best is Boston! Good atmosphere!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Maybe it was just us, but we left the restaurant under-whelmed, and $180 poorer! The shrimp cocktail was style over substance - huge presentation dish but 4 shrimps for $21. The fries with the steak frites were not good: very skinny, many over cooked and very salty. My husband had to order a side as his steak did not come with anything: he also ordered the fries but most went back - ran portion was $10!! Service was very professional and efficient but I didn't get any great warmth.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My husband and I took our son and his girlfriend to dinner. It was our son's 28th birthday. \nThis is our special occasion spot in Boston. We are fortunate enough to eat there about ten times a year. \nThe food and service are always outstanding. The ambiance is always hopping. We have always been delighted. \nEveryone is warm, extremely professional and fun. We live this restaurant. \nI also take clients to dinner there regularly and they always rave about the entire experience.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We waited about 15 past reservation time. We also waited nearly 20 minutes before our waitress heather hit our table.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great location and the stakes were very good. The price was fair and the serving staff was very attentive to every detail

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food and service is very good but the noise from other people's conversation is terrible. We were four at the table and couldn't hear each other. It's my second time there but would not go again because of the that. Recommend they get some help in noise reduction from interior architechts.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent and imaginative food preparation, unusually pleasant and welcoming staff, highly attentive service, background noise level was not too high for easy conversation(although we were there on a not very crowded evening, so I can't generalize on that).

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

My veal chop, outstanding. Maybe the best I've ever had. The a la carte vegetables were an absolute disaster and a colossal waste of money. But the site is magnificent and the service is impeccable. Not certain that I would go again with so many great steak houses in the city, but I don't regret this choice.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

5 Stars all around! Tim our Waiter was awesome, food and drinks phenomenal, and the Christmas decorations were beautiful!! It was my parents 50th Anniversary was a night to remember!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great dinner and wonderful service. We were a party of six and, while the restaurant is somewhat noisy, we could have a good conversation. Loved the holiday decorations.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great ambiance and friendly service. Food was a bit salty. Nice experience

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Table 311 is the best table in the restaurant--if you can request that table.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The lamb chops were not that good. I was surprised as I've had them there before and they used to be tender and no grizzle.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

This is a bautiful restaurant with a lively atmosphere. I've been wanting to dine here for years and finely made the reservation. Surprisingly, I was not impressed with the food. The steak my partner ordered was overdone and when the second one was served (after I had finished eating) it was underdone. He still enjoyed it but we were unimpressed, especially for the cost and reputation of Grill 23. I will likely come back to enjoy the atmosphere at the bar but will not spend that type of money for average food here again.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Amazing meal accompanied by a perfect wine. We came here for an evening and ordered way too much food but it was all extremely tasty. We both had steak and both steaks cooked perfectly. Only downside was an extremely loud table on both sides of us with one guy in particular who was loud beyond belief. Great food and great service just shame about the large group with a loud guy.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Dined with a large group of friends and really enjoyed our meals. Steaks were seasoned correctly and sides like the hash were delicious. Desserts were alittle to sugary for my liking. Will definitely return it's the best steakhouse in the city

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fine dining at it's best. We went here to celebrate my daughters birthday with two girlfriends and had a wonderful evening. Everything was perfect from the fresh oysters to the perfectly cooked Ribeye to the fantastic dessert. The service was attentive but not too much and we never felt rushed. If enjoy a perfect meal and like to go out in style this is the place for you.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Always a phenomenal experience every time. We come every year over thanksgiving weekend. The steaks are the best here, hands down, and the service is always impeccable. Love how they decorate for the holidays. My son and I always get the filet and my husband always gets the porterhouse.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had an excellent Thanksgiving meal, throughly enjoyable.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Outstanding martini, delicious tuna entree and amazing bread pudding dessert. The service was excellent as well. This was our second Thanksgiving with Grill 23, and we are already looking forward to our third.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We go to Grill 23 for special occasions and this year we had our Thanksgiving Dinner there. As always the service and food was excellent. It is a bit expensive, but one gets what they pay for at this establishment. The oysters were amazing as was the rest of the dinner menu they had for the holiday.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

We've been coming here for a long time but tonight's experience marked the rock bottom of the restaurant's slow decline into mediocrity. The service was slow and unresponsive. They managed to overcook everyone's steak and a top grade Kobe cap steak in their hands took on the texture of a wet towel. To top it all off, the waiter managed to spill water over most of the table over the course of our meal.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

A dining experience with a former student- superior food, spectacular wine list, excellent service!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

I didn't think there was anything special about Grill 23 except for the price. The price was typical of a high end steak restaurant, which is OK, but the food was very average. The ambience is fine but loud and the beer list was years behind where the craft beer market has gone. The most disappointing thing was how poor the beer selection was. I simply can't understand why a restaurant like this wouldn't stay up-to-date on good beers.\n\nGo grab a dry aged steak and some better beer/wine from your local supermarket butcher and you will have a better experience at 30% the cost.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

I was so excited about going to Grill 23 for dinner on Thanksgiving...we had stopped in the night before for a nightcap, and the interior is beautiful, the waiters are nicely attired - it all looked great. Unfortunately, I order the turkey dinner, which was almost unedible. Lots of turkey, but it didn't have much taste, the stuffing was just dried and hard pumpernickel bread, and the veggies were overcooked. I would have mentioned it to my waiter, but he never really returned to the table after we got our expensive bottle of wine. The other person at my table of six who ordered the turkey didn't eat it either. In fairness, my husband enjoyed his steak.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great steakhouse - favorite in Boston. Boise is a challenge but food always delivers.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had a nice Birthday celebration for my husband. Enjoyed a drink at the bar 1st and then we were seated at a nice table. Our server was very friendly and a good server. Our only complaint would be that we decided to splurge and order the Dry aged Ribeye Steak. It had very good flavor, but had too much fat. We had to remove several pieces of unenjoyable fat from our mouths. Definitely would not order that again.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Top notch as always. Oysters are always great to start. Steaks and sides spot on. Whole experience was thumbs up!!!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

We dined on Friday night at Grill 23 as part of Dine Out Boston. The experience was very disappointing. We arrived 5 mins early and waited 25 mins for our table. When my husband reminded them we were waiting, we were seated at a table in back of the restaurant where the lighting was very bright. A request to turn down the lights was rejected. The $38 dine out Boston included only 1 decent steak option (NY Strip) for $15 additional charge. I ordered the strip and although it was large, it was very poor quality and extremely chewy. They did take off the charge for the steak after I returned it. The bright spot was the service which was very good.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our cocktails were good and the tater tots with truffle oil where the best. Overall the food was good higher-end fare. My steak was not cooked as requested.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent service. Has a 9 pm reservation, they sat us at 8:55pm. Excellent experience.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We were late for our reservation but they were nice enough to hold our table, which I appreciated. Our table was in a good spot, the service was professional, friendly and attentive. \n\nTo be honest, the food was not spectacular, there wasn't anything wrong with it but it certainly did not live up to the price tag. My girlfriend and I shared the oysters and the wedge salad (the salad was 'ok', kind of boring, even for a salad ) to start. For our entrees we had the chicken and my girlfriend had the beef tenderloin which were good. My chicken was somewhat dry and the sides were bland with barely any seasonings. My girlfriend enjoyed her steak. \n\nI was disappointed not to see tiramisu on the desert menu especially since they offer authentic espresso.\n\nI would definitely come back again but would order something else. I should have asked what they're known for, because it was definitely not that chicken dish. Overall, our experience was good, not great.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great drinks, great service, very up-scale and the appetizers were fantastic, the cod dish and the sashimi Tuna dish we had were awesome. Brought out a little birthday treat for my lovely wife. Great restaurant to take someone as a special treat. A Boston favorite!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had high expectations of service and food. Staff was top notch and food was outstanding. We came for a great steak and got it.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Absolutely fantastic from beginning to end, service was impeccable.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food, service, and the room make Grill 23 one of the best restaurants in Boston.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Overall the expletive was very nice. Your sommelier,Brad is very very knowledgeable. Kudos to him for another awesome wine pairing.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I have eaten here on several occasions and tonight's steak was the best I have had there; though most every time it was very good. Service still tails off at the end of the meal but still, none the less.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I have enjoyed the Grill 23 every time I have been. The service at the bar and table is amazing!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Went for Restaurant Week with a friend. From the moment we sat down, we felt rushed by the staff to leave. 30 seconds after dropping the menu, the server asked for drink orders. 5 min later, he asked for dinner order. Apps arrived in 5 min. Plates were cleared and entrees immediately dropped. The same happened for dessert. We were only there for an hour, but staff kept trying to clear our plates before we were done. What could have been a nice experience was ruined. Will not be going back. Food was overpriced and overly salty

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Excellent place. Fantastic food and very buzzy. Brilliant.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Our party of six had a most enjoyable evening, particularly due to the outstanding service.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great service- patience with colleagues from Latin America and translation. Thank you for that!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The atmosphere was good. The food was great. The only down side was the noise level. You almost had to scream so your partner could hear you. Our server was phenomenal!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

absolutely amazing , the service , food and of course the company was delightful.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

If you don't try the Wagyu (American Kobe) steak you are doing yourself a disservice. This is the only place I know in the area that regularly has this incredible rare breed(s). If you are a steak lover skip the 100 day aged prime ribeye, bypass the dry aged prime NY steak and go directly to the American Kobe Cap Steak. You will thank me.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The service was outstanding. The steaks were incredible.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

So my husband and I ate here the other night to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversary, courtesy of our extremely generous and thoughtful children. The staff greeted us warmly and wished us a happy anniversary. We were seated right away (we did have reservations). The restaurant is beautiful. So far so good. The bread basket had a nice assortment, and the butter was very good. We both ordered the fish chowder - it was delish! Bits of lobster, red potatoes, very flavorful, one of the best we've had. We split a Caesar salad, and I think someone forgot to put on any dressing. We didn't taste any. Major goof. My husband ordered the panko crusted scallops and they were overcooked. I order the new york sirloin, medium rare, and it was rare to raw. And there was gristle and fat on the steak. When a steak costs $47, I expect it to be well trimmed and cooked how I ordered it. This is unacceptable. The side of asparagus was good. We shared the creme brulee and enjoyed that. We should have said something to our waiter, but did not. Maybe because we know we won't be going back. But I would hope he would have appreciated the constructive criticism.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Took our sons and their wives to Grill 23 to celebrate Father's Day. The restaurant was very accommodating as we got to the city early so they parked our car so we could enjoy the Back Bay for a little shopping and pre-dinner drink. Upon arrival we were seated immediately. The service was second to none and the food was delicious. I shared a steak with one of my daughter-in-laws and they were more than happy to serve it separately. All the appetizers and veggies were delicious as well. It was a wonderful evening, enjoyed by all of us. It was even more enjoyable for our sons and spouses as the children were home with babysitters!\nWe will be back again.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

There was a mix-up when we arrived - they had seated someone else with a similar name at our table, which was on the first floor. We had to climb stairs to second floor which was difficult for a member of our party. Ordered the black bass special - very bland. A member of our party sent his steak back - the sauce was cold. By the time they brought a different meal, the side dishes were all cold. It was hard to get waiter's attention to get the check. Overall, it was not a great dining experience.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

This place is new so everyone is talking about it and crowding in. The bar is super small, so you can't enjoy a drink while you wait for a table. I did like that they will text you when your table is ready. I suggest going to the Lucky Bar down the street to wait. The oysters and ceviche are delicious. But the rest is nothing to brag about. The chowder was bland, the lobster roll was ok, and I sent back a crab cake it was so undesirable. They only serve wine and beer. No liquor, so that was a disappointment too. There is a nice outside area.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Beautiful restaurant, fantastic food and impeccable service !\nSpecial aged ribeye was especially great.\nFabulous dessert - chocolate ganache flourless cake.\nHighly recommend !

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We looked for a place near Copley Square to take clients to dinner and found Grill 23 online. It was excellent. I highly recommend for a business meal.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Dined with family recently and was very disappointed. Overpriced drinks. Crab cake app was extremely dry, fishy and small and should be taken off menu. One hundred day aged ribeye was fatty and was certainly not 18 ounces. Sub-par selection of steaks. 'Tater tots' or 'puffs of heaven' as waiter called them, are still 'tater tots'.\n\nI have dined at Grill 23 through birthdays, graduations, anniversaries and Christmas parties over the past two decades. Never before have I been this disappointed with the food. The service was impeccable, as expected, but with so many upscale steak establishments in Boston, I will not be retuning here.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Pricy but worth it. Steak was perfect. Sides were great. Wine was on point. Will be back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Grill 23 has the best steaks north of New York City and the rest of the menu is first rate as well. The service is very professional. There is a good range of private rooms for business dinners or family celebrations.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was good, I asked for my filet to be medium but it came out a little more red than I preferred . The ambiance was excellent and overall the experience was delightful.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I appreciate my reservation was kept on schedule even though I changed the time.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Salad lettuce was wilted. Tator tots were stale... steak was amazing.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

What a great find in the area...delicious Lebanese dishes! Loved the babaganoush, fattoush salad, grilled octopus, super tender well-cooked mixed grill, ouizzi...everything we ordered was fantastic (great recos by super friendly server & owner even came over to greet us)! Paired w/ a lovely bottle of Lebanese wine too. Bright, airy, well-lit, contemporary space. Will definitely be returning.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The homemade potato chips served at the bar are addictive. Absolute delicious. When the waiter was telling us about the menu, he was quick to note that the special dish of the day was not that good and we should avoid it. Instead, we enjoyed fabulous steaks with delicious sides. I am fussy about mac'n cheese but I must admit it was outstanding.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

delicious steak and desert. Though my butterfly fillet mignon was cooked too much ( I order medium well and it came super well done). Though the steak was still tender.\n1st floor is noisy and second floor is quiter. First floor decoration is more special with classic details and high ceiling. Second floor has smaller rooms, low ceiling height and ceiling tiles.\nThe service was great. The hostess though was a bit hard to communicate and looked overwhelmed. He seemed a little like he was doing us a favor by assigning a table for us which I reserved 3 weeks in advance and confirmed our reservation the day before our reservation.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Honestly, the restaurant was very nice. There was a lot of staff and all seemed to be very well trained. Out waiter was good, not great but not bad. I was really excited to have this lobster people on the east coast are always talking about and the first words out of our waiters mouth were we are all out of lobster. I was a little bummed but the waiter highly recommended the 100 day aged steak.... I went with the recommendations of the waiter on how it should be cooked and I would give the $60 steak a 4 out of 10. I had appetizers and drinks, I wouldn't go back. Not worth the $. I was disappointed because I was really looking forward to a killer meal. Oh well, can't win them all.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

My husband has never been to Grill 23. So my son wanted to take him there for his 60th. He had fun and loved the food. \n\nOne thing I'll add, this wasn't my first choice because last year I came in for Dine out week and the choice of food was terrible. Your regular food is great so went I ranted to my friend and took them there during Dine out week, I and them were very disappointed. Needless to say vowed to never come back and I don't blame them base on that menu so I hope this year will be better.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The $23 wine list on Sundays and Mondays was perfect to accompany our Dine Out Boston Meal! Very happy my husband and I were able to try Grill 23 this way, and we will definitely be back for the notable rib eye. I am lactose intolerant and our waiter went above and beyond to accommodate me since I could not have either of the featured dessert items. We had a great time!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We Went here for dinner with Christopher and Kathy.\nWas jammed at 8:30\nGlad we had reservations.\nThis is a must.\nWe were seated upstairs in a very nice room which wasn't overly loud as \ndownstairs is very loud and active.\nHeather our waitress was excellent and very friendly.\nTo start with I had the New England chowder which was different as it had\nlobster and bacon in it.\nIt was excellent. The others had the Caesar salad which rates at the top of my list.\n\nIt was very flavorful just perfect.\nFor dinner Kathy had the brick chicken with risotto.\nVery tasty but just a bit dry.\nChris and I had steaks. Both the filet and strip were perfectly seasoned and cooked to perfection.\nFor desert Chris had the crime bruele it was excellent.\nI left out martinis were really made well ice chips attached to outside keeping it ice cold.\nAlso biggest blue cheese olives I've seen.\nA very good night

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

The only problem was the salad came out with the pp and we any it back because weren't ready for it ... When I came out 30 min later is was wilted and warm

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

I had a b-day celebration with my 2 nieces. Food & wine were very good. Our waiter was awesome. He was very helpful with the menu & did not rush us & was always there when we needed something. My only issue was the noise level in the restaurant. They really need to do something about the acoustics.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

A highlight of our trip to Boston! Excellent service, delicious food! I dream about the Truffle Tots!!!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Celebrating our daughter's graduation from OCS, and Grill 23 was the perfect place. The waiter recognized and congratulated her immediately, setting the tone for a wonderful evening. When back in Boston, Grill 23 will be the first place we eat. Thank you.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Exceptional dining experience - food was great - service was excellent - wait staff very professional. Highly recommend this restaurant.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Unbelievably fresh, well made and superbly served food. Saying anything more here would suggest the experience was less than perfect. We have had too many dashed expectations at equally high rated restaurants in Boston ..... Grill 23 is one of the few to have delivered in recent memory. Our waiter, Brendan, lead a team that provided flawless, personal but professioal, service.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The good/great:\nCocktails - Manhattan and champagne cocktails were very good and well made\nSteaks - rib eye and new york strip - excellent and cooked perfectly as requested\nGreat wine list both by the glass and bottles\nService was very good\n\nSplit decisions\nSalads - Her Caesar was meh, my Wedge was fantastic\nTruffle tater tots - she thought they had a bacon flavor to them not truffle, I thought they were good\n\nNot so Good\ndessert - apple tart....more dough not much apple

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was perfection, and the service was fantastic as well! I will definitely be going back here.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The staff were very accommodating as our party reserved three and grew to five. The bar was comfortable before we were seated. The atmosphere is lively--mostly business but lots of tables with friends and couples. The food was simple and well-prepared. Good but manageable wine list. I had two appetizers instead of main course without any raised eyebrows!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Service was outstanding, amazing food. The feel in there was very nice too, the lighting took you back some years it was a great ambience. Would very much recommend for a special occasion!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

From the most frosty martini glass I have ever seen to the most amazing seafood and steak, this place was top notch! Pricey, but worth every penny considering the quality of the meal and service!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The steaks are outstanding, really enjoyed a nice meal with friends

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Great dinner at Grill 23 as usual!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Grill 23 was great. The steaks were all cooked perfectly. Didn't love the sides. Expected cream of spinach to be much more creamy. Tots were good. Drinks were great. Solid place for a steak. We sat upstairs which was much quieter then downstairs.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had noted on our reservation that we were celebrating our 33rd wedding anniversary. We arrived about 30-45 minutes early and were told we could be seated right away. The first table we were shown was unusually small and immediately adjacent to another couple. We requested something more private and were led to a very similar setup in a different part of the restaurant. We again informed the Maitre d' and the hostess that we were celebrating our anniversary and requested something more intimate. We were then seated upstairs in what was actually the bar area, not far from the servers' workstation and in line of sight of the kitchen. We contemplated leaving but decided to stay (still not sure why). We found the restaurant very loud, the Maitre d' and hostesses less than accommodating, and the entire experience very disappointing. We have no intention to visit this restaurant in the future nor would we recommend it to anyone we care about.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Outstanding steakhouse

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Grill 23 has a great reputation, which is why I chose it for our anniversary dinner. It lived up to the reputation and everything was perfect.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

You have gotta be kidding. The two bright spots were the aged ribeye, which was spectacular, and the profiteroles which were fine. The rest was the most ridiculous overpriced dining I have ever experienced. A $21 shrimp salad? Four haphazardly draped pieces on a bed of ice and wilted lettuce. I could describe the rest, but I have to go try to earn my $500 back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The staff especially Dan and Matt are always so amazing and nice

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Service was very good. Food was good. The entire place was entirely too loud. We had to shout at one another to communicate. It was brutal :-(

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 29 2018

My wife and I were on vacation in Boston and booked this well respected restaurant. Had to ask for someone to take our coats for the coat check before we were taken to our seat. We were seated at the very back at the kitchen and waiter station- very noisy and like a major highway with lots of traffic from staff constantly banging. talking and moving through. Only other person near us was in a t-shirt and jeans when we were dressed for dinner. I asked to be moved as there were lots of empty tables available in restaurant main section. For some inexplicable reason we were moved upstairs to the bar area- far quieter but it was the bar! when spending $500 for a meal, I don't expect to be seated in the bar. My wife's food arrived cool (as it had to be carried upstairs and wait for my food to come upstairs- delayed by several minutes). The food was 'okay' but certainly not great for the price; nothing about the food was memorable. The waiter provided limited advice when we ordered our side dishes resulting in us way over-ordering side dishes - we ended up leaving plenty of food at the end; i am used to good waiters providing proper guidance. The only positive thing I can say is that our waiter was pleasant. A very disappointing experience overall.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

One of the best restaurants in Boston and I highly recommend it.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

We had great service and a wonderful meal - not my first time here, but everything was cooked perfectly. The restaurant can be on the noisy side - but we had a nice table and could easily talk.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Have been to other high end steakhouses in different cities and I was a bit disappointed in the service. Did not get exactly what we ordered and when I pointed it out to waiter he said that was it. In the end took off bill because it was not. Also took a long time to get steak sauce which resulted in not eating my steak while it was still hot.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

We asked the waiter several times to turn off the aircondition. We were freezing, but nothing happened, and it was necessary for us to wear our outdoor coats! Top bad service.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Wine hugely overpriced. \nEmbarrassing experience in regards to payment. This was a birthday occasion that I arranged/reserved and I asked the waiter to receive the bill. Instead my guest paid the bill through another server directly and my server wasn't aware. We had to sort it after the fact with the result that her payment stood, contrary to my expectations. Most embarrassing.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

Despite reservation there was 20-25 min wait for table. Very noise. \nWe shared calamari as appetizer. It was awful!!! Ribeye steak was good but overcooked and not as requested. Overall, experience was good but, having recently seen it featured on Chronicle, we were disappointed.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food was spot on as usual, however I found the overall service to be lacking other than the bar. The hostess was a bit short and frazzled, her back up seemed to be training and was a bit confused. The waiter was the worst though, inattentive and distracted. I am assuming this was a bit of an anomaly as I dine there frequently and have never experienced anything other than outstanding service and food.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Outstanding steaks and Cab for dinner with my son. Could not have been better!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Had dinner here with my girlfriend for our anniversary. I had written anniversary in the notes section of the reservation page on this app and not only did they remember but when we ordered dessert they sent out a chocolate bar that said happy anniversary. Very nice touch! The noise level was a bit louder than I would've liked, but I guess it's a good sign that they're so busy. Food was good, very comparable to most other high end steak restaurants.. What set them apart for me was their hospitality without boundaries. Great spot for special occasions.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Fabulous from start to finish!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

Food was fine but nothing fantastic like I've had here on prior occasions. Dessert was good.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Just awesome!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

very good filet mignon with french frise.very good wine

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

As a semi regular at Grill 23, I obviously love the place, we always get great service and are always made to feel important, no matter how busy the place is. On this occasion we visited on Marathon Monday. As expected the restaurant was very busy, just as in previous year's we have dined on that day. However our waiter was very “curt”, even snatching menus out of hands.\nWe wouldn't let that put us off going back anytime though.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 29 2018

The resstaurant was too noisy, we hd to scream all the time. The food is not worthy, it's good but not for this price, too expensive

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Had a great business meal at Grille 23. The ambience was just loud enough where you could have a casual conversation with everyone without stressing to hear each other. We sat upstairs and had a great meal.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Some of the best food we've ever had in the States. Definitely recommend. Try the 100 day aged ribeye.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

The food at Grill 23 & Bar was delicious. The asparagus which is flash fried was nothing like I've ever tasted. The New York Strip was cooked perfectly and melted in your mouth. The server was extremely knowledgable. The wine list was extensive. We will be returning in the future.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

I was pleasantly surprised at how much we loved it. David and the other servers were attentive but not intrusive. David had good recommendations, a smile and he acted as though we were his only table - simply fantastic service. It was my first visit but it won't be my last.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 29 2018

Never fails to deliver a great meal. The steaks are cooked to perfection and the selection of drinks is extensive. Perfect for a special occasion/date/anniversary. A bit pricey but worth it for the quality of the food. Suggested 'Budget' meal: Steak Frites, well priced, very flavorful, excellent sides.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Delicious food and attentive server for a 10-person family dinner. The food was cooked to our instruction (aged steak was divine!). The coconut cake for dessert was huge, definitely share that one. It's not a cheap place so I'll be back but likely only when it's another special occasion.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

T Grille is great...except for the NOISE LEVEL! While the food and service are excellent I would not recommend the Grille for anyone who (a) wants a quiet dinner conversation or (b) has a family member who is hard of hearing.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Good beef cooked to order but poor sides in quality and quantity.\nGet ready for sticker shock especially if you order wine..

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Took a group of clients for an early dinner at 530pm on a Tuesday and the place was very quiet. We were seated promptly, service was quick to take our drink and app orders. Entree selections aren't huge unless you want steak, but covered the bases pretty well. Food came out very quick and was prepared perfectly, but most importantly tasted fantastic. I've eaten here about half dozen times and have never been disappointed.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Jeff was our waiter. He was good, prompt, and very knowledgable of the menu. Food was good, thanks chefs.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Grill 23 is the best steakhouse in Boston year after year

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

100 day dry-aged Ribeye is one of those 100 things you eat before you die! Third visit and it's just as superb as the first time my boyfriend and I had two years ago. Thank you, Grill 23, for another the excellent dinner. I brought my daughters with me this time and they gave you high rating also.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Easily the best steak house in Boston. The meat melts right in your mouth. The service is top notch and the atmosphere is energetic. This is the perfect date night spot, and there will be a return visit in the near future!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great service great food A ++++

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The night we went was very loud due to several large parties around us

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food and service was great, we didn't realize you can just about wear anything out for dinner these days

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Very disappointed. Everything was too salty; one dish we sent back. The steaks were not grass fed, or did not taste grass fed. I had the American Kobe beef ($69) and it was tough. The steaks were cooked perfectly they were just not the quality I've had there in the past. I've only been there 3 times previously and not in over 5 years since moving west. All those times the food was amazing. This was bad. The quality was not at all what I expected and on par with Longhorns and Outback, and not what you go to a top end steak house for. Really sad.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

A classic Boston restaurant that never disappoints. Great wine list and superb beef and seafood

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great waiter and great birthday experience !!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

One of my favourite places in Boston. Top two best steakhouses in the city.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food was very, very good- not perfect [filet had more fat than it should have]. They compd us dessert with a happy anniv message, which was very considerate :-) The GM was very personable and chatted us up. Downside- they knew ahead of time it was our anniv and they gave us a table VERY close to the kitchen and server area- a bit too noisy and too much commotion for our taste.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

It was a great dinner, the service was good and the restaurant is very nice. But the noise level is really too high.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The wedge salad had imitation bacon bits! The Cappuccio was fake (from a pod). They charged $13 for tater tots. The steak and frites is 80% frites and 20%. The steak didn't seem to be high quality. They charged $21 to valet. Not what it used to be.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Service: it's not great, but not bad either. Was not greet by the host as soon as walking inside, but server was great, he offered us to ask questions on the menu few times before actually ordering. Food: We ordered 100-days prime rib, medium with pink side, but it came out medium well with brown sides. Local catch was scallop for the day, very rubbery and no flavor. I mean there isn't any SALT rubbed on the scallops at the first place. Side dishes: mushrooms, fried asparagus, ruby red beets. Other than the beets were really tasty, the other side dishes were not impressing at all, especially with the price they charged. Asparagus was not fresh at all, most of the pieces were yellow. Mushroom was only limited to one type of mushroom. Dessert: Guava and coconut sorbet, perfect pairing, a little tangy with sweetness. The downside was putting whipped cream and cookies on the sorbet, which destroyed the pairing.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Had an excellent business dinner here-steak was solid, as always

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The host was extremely accommodating to a special request. The food was delicious and abundant.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The most awesome ribeye steak I had in my life, complemented with outstanding service and wine selection and great table seating despite our last minute reservation on a busy Saturday evening. The best restaurant in Boston, don't miss out!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

amazing meat, expecially kobe beef but too much noise in the dining room

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Service and food was great, if you're looking for a steak and great wine for a date night, this is a good spot.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Last minute Dinner with family on 10/15/2016. Restaurant was very loud and difficult to have a conversation. Service was very good but not exceptional. I had halibut which was undercooked and green sides were poorly prepared. My husband had salmon that was good. Others had steaks which were good. Place did not live up to its reputation. Certainly not worth the money. I would not go back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great restaurant for a special date night. Expensive but well worth it. The food is great. Wait staff was outstanding.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Brad was amazing and made a good evening into a memorable and spectacular night. Food was delicious and the wine he selected was the perfect accompaniment to our dinners. LOVE the corner table upstairs.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Been here many times. Not our best visit regarding food. Staff did try to make it up to us but unfortunately we were expecting a pretty flawless evening based on past visits.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Finishing off a 9 day 'leaf peepers' vacation and having had lots of seafood meals prior, we decided on having meat for dinner on our last day in New England! Checked Trip Advisor and found this Grill! \nVery energetic restaurant and obviously favored among locals and visitors as we dined on a Wednesday night and it was bustling. Food is outstanding and steaks done true to order and steaming hot. Only thing we would've have liked better is to offer marinara sauce for our calamari appetizer instead of the creamy like tartar(?) sauce. We shared the famous coconut cake and it is truly delicious. Your sommalier is great and knows his stuff...sorry forgot his name but he worked the upstairs!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We were excited to try this highly touted steakhouse on our first night in Boston, and were initially pleased with the ambience, service and extensive wine list. The crab claw appetizer was delicious, but proved to be the highlight. The Caesar salad was bland and the $47 Prime NY strip (14 oz which we shared) was thin and cooked medium, not medium rare. I regret that we did not send it back because the outstanding server would surely have gladly replaced it with the steak we expected. He insisted on a complimentary dessert when he saw our disappointment in the meal. Overall, a pleasant evening but not exceptional.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Grill 23 claims to be a great steakhouse. As one who travels the country in search of great steakhouses Grill 23 does not come close . The $57.00, 100 day aged ribeye was full of fat and while the flavor was good you had to fight to get to the meat on the lamb chops.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

We were a couple of years ago and it was great. My son decided he wanted to go back and where do I begin. Let's just say we will not be going there ever again. They need chefs who know how to cook and season!!!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Been going to G23 pretty much my entire adult life, but it had been 8 years since I was there last. My Wife and I went for our 5th anniversary, it was VERY good, but didn't hit the excellent mark. Service was exceptional pretty much as good as it gets. Food was very good, trying to push the envelope of a steak house and succeeded. Clientele, disappointingly, was what you would expect at Not Your Average Joe's on a Saturday; baseball hats and cargo shorts were well noted. We felt over dressed in linen suite and black cocktail dress. We had planned to have an after dinner cocktail at the bar but it offered no music and was un-inviting, so we went elsewhere. G23 is a now a Boston classic, with both Loch O'ber and Excelsior long gone, it is the only high-end home grown Boston dining experience, that is not lethally priced.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food was cold so needed to be sent back. I asked for well done steak but it was raw

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

A beautiful upscale modern steakhouse in the heart of Boston. Perfect for family dinner while touring the town.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Ordered the 10 ounce filet mignon cooked medium well and it was cooked perfectly. The taste was also very good.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Table was ready when we arrived, very attentive waiter and sommelier. The group I brought enjoyed the evening immensely.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Absolutely amazing food, with great service as well. Highly recommend for any special occasion or date.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Wonderful restaurant! Came here with a party of 4, seated right away and had a fantastic meal. We would highly recommend the seafood tower, everything was extremely fresh, also loved prime New York. The sides were huge and quite delicious as well. We all split the coconut cake for dessert and that was excellent too. I would defintely go back next time I am in Boston.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great experience. My daughter had the filet and I had the smaller twin filet. We shared the asparagus (amazing), the macaroni and cheese (excellent) and the tater tots (they were okay). The service was excellent and a lovely atmosphere. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our server was very professional and did all of the little details to create an elegant dining experience. I understand it was very busy but would of liked to see a little more attention to our table. Your Draft beer list was phenomenal and the timing with the food was perfect. All of the dishes came out hot and cooked perfect. I will be back.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Been here before. Knew that upstairs seating area tends to be more quiet. Requested that in the open table comment section. They did not pay attention to it. They wanted to seat us downstairs. Asked if there were tables upstairs. There were, and lots of it. Requested to be seated upstairs in person. Other than that, fantastic dining experience as always.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Delicious steaks! Great service! Best coconut cake ever!!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We had reservations for 5:00 PM but arrived to find out the dining room did not open until 5:30. But we did not fret, the Maitre 'd escorted us into the bar area where we had great seats by a window and proceeded to enjoy cocktails with our son. At 5:30 we were promptly taken to our seat for dinner alongside a fireplace which made the moment special.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Took an important customer here for dinner. They loved the food and the restaurant itself. We were there on a Thursday night. The restaurant was full and energetic. The service was perfect. Even the sommelier, Brad. He gave a great recommendation on a nice red wine that was exactly what I was looking for and in my price range. My comment on the food - the New England Clam Chowder was more like a seafood bisque. It has some lobster in it. It was good, but if you want and are expecting the traditional 'white' kind, you might be disappointed. \nThe sides were delicious - crispy Brussels sprouts, truffle tater tots, creamed spinach, and mushrooms. \nI highly recommend the coconut cake and the caramel profiteroles desserts. \nMy guests really enjoyed their beef (not sure which cuts they were). \nWould recommend taking out-of-town guests here.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This was our first time at Grill 23 and we were extremely pleased. We expected excellent food, and we were not disappointed. Each entree was cooked to perfection. What really set Grill 23 apart for our family was the outstanding service. We loved that we were never rushed through any portion of our meal. As we were having a mini family reunion for an early Father's Day, we had plenty of time to catch up and linger over each course of the meal. Our waiter was attentive without being obtrusive. This was unexpected as it was a very busy Saturday night with not an empty table in sight. We will most definitely return to Grill 23!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Very good food, one of the best Filets. The place was quite noisy.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Wonderful steak and seafood.\nDid not see much diffence between my medium rare steak and my friend's medium cooked steak. Both seemed to be medium rare.\nMeat not as tender this visit as on a previous visit but still a great night out.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Arrived 15 minutes prior to reservation time, Asked Host if we had time for a drink before being seated and he responded that our table was waiting and he would seat us now, Restaurant was very busy and loud- allot of large parties. \n\n Tuna appetizer was nothing special, Ordered a Ribeye medium rare was served medium well, contained more fat than expected for a prime steak and also appeared to have been Marinated prior to cooking.\n\nOverall- a very disappointing meal- would not recommend this restaurant if you are a steak fan- Head to Abe and Louie's, Ocean Prime or Chops.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Overall, we were pretty disappointed in the food for the cost. Did not represent a good value.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

My mother and I came to this restaurant as a girls' night out event. I had been twice before, but this was the first visit for my mother. We loved our waiter, Chris, who was knowledgeable about the wine list and his favorite items on the menu (by far the best rose wine I have ever had was at this restaurant). We also got a kick out of his sense of humor! The food tasted very fresh, but I must say that I preferred the work of the old chef from my previous two visits. I learned from Chris that there was a recent change in chefs. I ordered the salmon, and while it was okay, there was so much barbecue sauce covering my cauliflower and sweet potatoes that I was beginning to feel sick. Those pairings do not go well together, at least not with that much barbecue sauce. The tater tots were a tasty side, but again, they just were not as delicious as my previous visits and seemed to be missing the spices that made my mouth water previously. The dessert menu was outstanding however, and I do hope to return to try some other decadent cakes and pastries!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our evening started out poorly but the restaurant did recover nicely. There were 3 orders of steak frites at medium well and 1 order of filet mignon at medium. All 4 orders were cooked incorrectly. The steak frites orders were medium rare at best and the filet was well done. The waiter immediately recognized the mistake and they did get us all new steaks and new sides and comped us dessert. It was an inconvenience that you do not expect at this price point but it was still a rather large inconvenience.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Would be better if you have music playing in the background. \nIt got loud and you could hear everyone talking \nBut other than that it was amazing!!!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

The restaurant was essentially packed when I got there and I had to ask the waitstaff to repeat themselves because it was so loud from everyone talking. My waiter left so soon after setting down my steak that I didn't have a chance to tell him that it was underdone. Way underdone. And the bourbon ice cream for dessert tasted very strong like alcohol. It was a little too strong for me.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Never a disappointment

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

My favorite steakhouse in Boston for 10 years running. Classic steak options, well executed, but you also have a handful of other great entree items. Drinks are well made, good wine selection and good scene make this always a good option.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

My husband and I went here during dine out Boston. The food was fantastic! While our server was great, we didn't like that the servers dumped dirty dishes and food on a large serving tray directly behind our table. Unsightly. The restaurant itself is incredibly LOUD, and made even more so by a group of 20 young soccer players and their parents. Not the romantic meal I envisioned after driving 45 minutes into the city, but the poor restaurant choice of the parents was not the restaurant's fault.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Normally I rate this 5 but I think they were having an off night.... it happens. Service was very friendly but slow my salad was over drenched in dressing, my steak was under cook and my sons way over cooked.... they replaced our steak with great apologies and they comped my salad bought us desert....very nice and well handled by the manager.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

The 100 day Ribeye was not good. It was tough and stringy. We told the waiter but nothing was said or done to correct it.\n The table we were taken to was directly down 2-3 steps and direct from the cold air, which would hit you from outside. There was a lot of cigarette smoke that was followed from the door to the table. \n It was also told on open table that it wad my 52nd birthday and again .. Nothing not a mention at all. This was an expense for myself and my adult children and it was a shame. Such a disappointing waste.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great place for a special dinner/occasion. We had a round table for 7 that allowed us to talk to each other. We were not rushed to order, so had a lovely evening .

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I'm not sure if it's the decor, the ambiance, or the killer food. This is definitely my favorite steakhouse in Boston. I'm a huge fan of Capital Grille when traveling but when I'm home, Grill 23 is my spot. Everything was excellent, and that is always the case. Highly recommend.\n\nI had the Aged NY Strip - excellent cut and very flavorful.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Very expensive. Not as good as it usually is. Reserved table for 4 many many weeks in advance and got sat in the middle of the floor. When i asked to move, they said there was no room on the main floor. \n\nIt was a birthday occasion. It was very very very loud and difficult to enjoy the special occasion. \n\nThis is my favorite restaurant. I will go back and hope for my usual superb experience.\nService was impeccable.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Couldn't hold a conversation with my friends across the table.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Went on restaurant week and it was great, from adorable girl who greeted us and immediately recommended the old fashioned (which was awesome). The service was incredible from manager, sommelier, waiter,to bus boy. Steaks were good 'with supplement' for better cut; unfortunately the heirloom tomatoes weren't ripe but dish was great. Desserts both incredible.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Ive been here several times but not recently until this month. This is my new fav steakhouse in the world. A bit better than Mon Ami Gabi in Vegas, slightly better than the Mews of Mayfair in London, better than Birks in Santa Clara and much better than the Chop House in Chicago.\n\nHad twin filets with side of Wild Mushrooms The mushrooms put the experience over the top. they are sauteed in sherry, confit, with shallot, herbs.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I loved of from the time I walked in! Great ambiance, beautiful decor, and fantastic service.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food, drinks & service were all outstanding. Looking forward to a meal there next time I'm in Boston.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Heard about this place for years. Tried it on a business trip. Food was not great imho. Vegetables seemed like they had been frozen as did the signature potato tots. Steak was ok but overpriced. Reminded me of hotel food. On the other hand service was great.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

A group of 5 for moms bday while visiting Boston for a couple of days. Sat us promptly but we waiting a while for our server, once he came over we put in our whole order. Place is so loud we can't talk to each other & although our server was really nice & trying to be attentive but wasn't. Seems they are extremely busy & might need additional wait staff. All in all everyone enjoyed their dinner.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I have been going to Grill 23 since the 80's. It never disappoints. The service and food is always excellent. It is nice to have a place you can count on when you want a special meal.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Best steak I've ever had!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The tenderloin was delicious but the atmosphere left me feeling like I was out for a business meeting instead of a special date.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Service was a 10

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Excellent all around from table, to service to meal. Highly recommend.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 30 2018

Steak was dry. The restaurant was extremely loud. menu limited. bad overall experience. would not return

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We brought my parents on their first Boston visit to Grill 23 and had a wonderful dinner. The restaurant was full but there is enough space between tables to lend a feeling of intimacy with your fellow dining companions. Service was across the board excellent - attentive, friendly, but not obsequious or invasive. (We were similarly impressed by the service when my husband and I came here for his birthday.) \n\nFood was also excellent, from the appetizers (wedge salad, calamari, crab cake) to the a la carte steak and sides to the entrees (short rib, cod, and steak frites). All-american favorites executed with skill. \n\nI like the upstairs dining area for its quieter private club feel, and the downstairs area for its more energetic bistro ambiance. It's a reliably great steakhouse and not a chain, so perfect for bringing family or friends who visit.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Grill 23 is a steak house. It has been a Boston landmark for many years. The steaks are great and if you are not a steak eater, there are options such as lamb chops and fish (tuna, salmon, cod). Appetizers are plentiful and sides for the a la carte menu are also really good and varied. The prices are high- as are most steak houses. The service is divine. Waiter there when you want him/her but not when you don't and very helpful in choosing a wine that is affordable from a huge wine list which includes stratospheric prices. We found a really good Cotes De Rhone for 48 dollars. Sitting upstairs meant a bit quieter than downstairs- a good thing for conversation and the evening was great. Mentioned to our waiter that we were celebrating a birthday and a lovely dessert with candle arrived at the end. The steaks are large enough that two could easily split and order sides (french fries are yummy) and eat well and a bit less expensively. Enjoy

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We have been dining at Grill 23 for over 20 years and have always had a great meal. The service is top-notch, the food is great, the wine list is excellent - it's far and away our favorite restaurant on the east coast. It's perfect for special occasion, but also great for a Friday night dinner with friends. Always a fabulous experience at the Grill!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Everything we had was fantastic; Steak frites and the filet, Brussel sprouts. The sommelier recommended two very good wines. The service was first rate

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We dined at Grill 23 during a spontaneous trip to Boston. We started with drinks at the bar - great wine list, excellent specialty cocktail menu, and phenomenal service. Later, we were led to our table by an attentive host. Our meal was outstanding - we both had steak - and our server was great. The support staff who cleared our plates, and even our crumbs, was exceptional. Grill 23's 'famous' coconut cake for dessert is a must. Thrilled we picked Grill 23 for our night in Boston.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Excellent Wagyu steak and steak frites\nExcellent Tater tots ordered w/o truffle oil\nAttentive service\nIdeal for fans of red meat; limited options for vegetarians or poultry fans

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

When I'm asked to review my experience at the Grill (which is often because, well, I go often), I always feel compelled to send something other than the usual fabulous steaks, great wine recommendation by the now new Master Sommelier Braham Callahan (who continues to amaze me) - I can very well cut and paste great reviews of the past. \n\nOn this occasion, I was fortunate to have the privilege of working with Candace who in my opinion is not only a world class mixologist but one of the best overall in service. She made me (and my biggest clients) feel so special I almost had them believing that I had in fact dug a tunnel from my home in Back Bay to the restaurant entrance. Candace was gracious, attentive and truly made us feel like offering up another seat for her. Really. She paced our conversations with serving drinks, apps and entree's with perfection.\n\nSo, Yannick and company, keep up the great work my friend and on behalf of all of us carnivores and winos and don't ever change. Including your passionate hard working staff.\n\nTony

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

SUPERB food, excellent wine choice by waiter. Overall, one of the best meals we have had and we go out every Friday night . Dessert of bread pudding very creative and delicious

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Grill 23 exceeded our expectations. The food was exquisitely prepared and paired, as well as perfectly portioned. We left feeling a deep level of satisfaction from having neither lingering hunger nor being overly stuffed. The staff was just the right amount of attentive and when I (truly casually) mentioned it was my husband's birthday, they added a candle and a birthday note to our dessert and brought out take-home caramels from the pastry chef.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We were a large party celebrating a special occasion. We experienced impeccable service, from wait staff as well as management, a flawless meal and fabulous wine/cocktail selections. Everyone had a great time and we won't hesitate to return to Grill 23!!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

The service was excellent and the restaurant looked beautiful but the chicken fried steak appetizer was just awful, chewy, not a great dish from flavor profile, and the meatloaf just tasted like it had something wrong with it.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food was delicious! Our waiter(s) weren't quite on top of their game, bill was slow, forgot the latte, etc., but overall a good experience. Would certainly go back again!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

In many ways, stepping into Grill 23 is like going back in time. Unlike the national name steakhouses, this place looks different and even feels different. The service is excellent, the food perfect and drinks just spot on. The price points are a bit overstated, but all in all, the best and most consistent steakhouse in Boston.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Restaurant packed and very loud the night we visited. Wait and kitchen staff looked overly extended as it seemed a long time for our meal to come out. Steak good but pricey. Oysters delicious. Had called prior to our arrival to tell them it was wife's birthday which said they would acknowledge. Never happened. Would go back on next visit to Boston but maybe try a week night instead

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I rate Grill 23 slightly lower than Capital Grill for service and food quality. Prices were high.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I have been to Grill 23 before and had always loved it! I always said the steak is one of the top steaks I've ever had. This visit was not as successful. I came here with my wife for Restaurant Week and had the steak selection from the menu. It was just 'okay.' I should have paid the $16 uncharge and had the 14 oz. NY Strip from the Restaurant Week menu. Either that or I should have just ordered from the regular menu which I am sure would have been much better. The service was outstanding as usual. The server was very friendly and knowledgeable about everything on the menu as well as the wine list.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Fantastic place. We had reservations and were seated at the that time with no wait. Our server came right over, offered us drinks and returned promptly. She was attentive and knowledgeable without being intrusive. We ordered the 100 day aged steak which was phenomenal. Everyone was on their game which was amazing considering it was valentine's day night and packed. The staff did an excellent job of staggering the table seating to create buffers that allowed for an intimate dinner even though the restaurant was very busy. We were very happy with everything start to finish. We will go back again. This is definitely one of the best steak houses in town.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food and drinks were good. $250/head was a little steep. Fish tower quantity was a little light , although it was delicious. Waiter stunk. Went on Mem Day weekend, so I think we got the B team. When one of our steaks was overcooked, he just ignored the customer. Not much personality either. I won't be back for awhile. Always felt service was snooty in there. This time, I just felt it was bad. Desserts were excellent.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Over commit and under deliver. High tension among staff. Poor service and food. Good wine list.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

My husband and I generally frequent Grill 23 3-4 times per year. The food never disappoints and the service is always top-notch. This visit, however, the service was sub-par and the location of our table was made us feel we were dining in an overflow function room. Fortunately, the food, as usual, met our expectations and was outstanding. When I made the reservation, I specifically asked to be seated upstairs. Although this request was fulfilled we were seated in a corner. We were tucked away so far, that we were wedged between 2 other tables without and exit making a trip to the restaurant literally impossible. In addition to our poor location, we were seated next to a family. Granted, the 3 young boys were well behaved, however, no one is this party met the dress code that is expected at Grill 23. Dining here is often for a special occasion. I spent time and money on putting myself 'together', as did several other guests, yet the family next to us were in gym clothes & sneakers. From the conversation, I gathered they were from out-of-town and I understand Boston is a tourist city, but I would rather not sit next to a family in sneakers, when I specifically left my children at home for a nice evening out. Additionally, the service was horrible! Our server barley welcomed us, did not engage in conversation, our water glasses remained unfilled, nor did our server came to check on us; we had to specifically ask for dessert and he did not ask us for our valet ticket. We will continue to recommend Grill 23 for their outstanding food, however, I will be certain to share these concerns with management in order to avoid them in the future.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

My husband and I love Grill 23. It's our go to place when we want to treat ourselves to a great steak. This is also the place for the best upscale tater tots in the world. Crispy on the outside, light and fluffy on the inside. Perfect! The desserts are also worth the splurge if you saved room. Sundaes, fruit crisps, cakes, cookies and brownies often appear on the menu. They also have an extensive wine list and the bartenders know what a Sazerac is (many in the area do not). Criticism? The dining room gets loud. All that marble everywhere amplifies the noise. It is expensive, but no more than any other upscale steakhouse I've ever been to. I've never been disappointed dining at Grill 23 and will be back soon.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We were there for mid-week celebratory dinner. Great steaks. Good variety, but mostly only average sides. Wide, global wine list. Difficult to hold conversation. Service was highly attentive.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We were upstairs in a room down the hall, which I highly recommend because it was much more quiet than the 1st floor. Got the chowder as well as a half dozen oysters. We also had the filet and ribeye plus asparagus, Mac and cheese, and mashed potatoes. All amazing!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Another enjoyable evening at Grill 23. Great food and wine - the swordfish and steaks are excellent!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Grill 23 is undoubtedly the best steak house in Boston. The service is impeccable and the atmosphere is great. I would recommend this to anyone looking for a special occasion spot.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Loved the food and the atmosphere. A great place to entertain.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Despite having a reservation and arriving on time, we had to wait nearly 20 minutes for a table. I had gone to the restaurant looking forward to having the Lamb Chops, which I was informed after I had ordered, they were out of. My martini, ordered straight up, had a lot of ice floating in it and was watery with no flavor of gin at all. We ordered a bottle of wine and the waiter brought the wrong bottle to the table, which we had to send back and there was a delay in retrieving the correct bottle. The staff were gracious, though we felt a little rushed, despite the room in which we were dining, having several free tables by later in the evening. Several times the wait staff attempted to clear plates which were not finished as we were having a conversation, the forks and knives were down, we were not finished. This was not up to the standard of my previous visit and the food though good, was not outstanding. I doubt I will return.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The atmosphere and service were very 'special occasion'. Food was absolutely wonderful from the brilliant steaks to the desserts. Best caramels ever. Highly recommend.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Arrived 5 minutes before reservation. Waited 35 minutes to be seated. Host seemed annoyed when I went to check on table 25 minutes after reservation. \nFood was phenomenal! Service at the bar while waiting was attentive and the drinks were delicious. Table service was fantastic.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Booked Saturday afternoon and lucky enough to get a prime time for prime beef\nGreat atmosphere, steaks and wine whilst seated literally within a few mins of allocated time despite being busy\nRecommend

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food and service was excellent. The 100 day ribeye was the best steak I have ever ever eaten. Only 2 negatives I have is,it was very noisy in the restaurant so hearing my date was difficult a times.\nBut,I suppose there's nothing you can really do about that. Also,tthe table were a bit crammed.if you just took one table out of the establishment it would go a long way as far as more space for people to stretch out justa little bit.overall I'd still give it an A

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Everything we ate was superb, had to wait a little for the table but that was ok.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our experience at Grill 23 was exceptional! Every steak we ordered was cooked perfectly! The one and only blemish on our experience was not having serving spoons to go with the sides we ordered to share at the table; however, this mistake was taken to heart by management and staff worked tirelessly to ensure the rest of our experience went smoothly! Highly recommended!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Dinner was fabulous. We sat upstairs and it was such a nice change. It was quiet and romantic. Of course we both had the Prime and it was cooked perfectly. The coconut cake is my favorite dessert!!!

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 30 2018

Really disappointing experience. Food was average at best and over priced. We booked this restaurant to celebrate our honeymoon while in Boston but it let us down at every turn. We dined on a Sunday evening and the place was manic and we could sense the tension between staff to turn tables. We started with $21 crab cakes or should I say cake (tiny in size). They were small, bland and dated. We ordered two filet mignons and one came out half the size of the other (in a bad way)! We complained about the size and while the manager apologised and took it off our bill we felt unsatisfied with his response to us. The only positive was Jean our waiter who was so kind and apologetic that our experience was so poor but he couldn't make up for the poor food quality.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Entrance floor was too noisy.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Comparable to other high end steak restaurants in Boston.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary at Grill 23 and had a wonderful evening. I had the twin filets, which were perfectly done, and my husband had the ribeye, which he loved. We had the chocolate cake for dessert, which came with a piece of chocolate that had 'Happy Anniversary' written on it, which was a nice touch and made the evening even more festive. The service was also fantastic!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Good food and good service. Trying to be trendy with all the right items on the menu, and all were good, but none blew my mind. Technique was missing a little, e.g. Missing the mark on a great appetizer with too much salt on top or a dessert with too much sugar. The right pieces are there for a fantastic restaurant if the execution was a little bit better

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

This clearly the best steak in the city, in this venerable, non-chain steak house. It is a wonderful clubby atmosphere with just the right amount of 'from another era'. The steaks are delicious including our New York strip and aged rib eye, done to perfection. Additionally, the frites and cream spinach were nice as well. Less so for the Caesar salad and calamari appetizers which were not that great. The wine list is a monster, with lots of amazing wines at astronomical prices. What the list lacks is wines that are reasonably priced to drink with steak that one can find in this tome of wines. Maybe a separate page with wines for steak in the $50-100 range would be helpful. We had an amazing Couly-Dutheil Chinon but at $140 was a little more than we would have preferred to spend. All in all, you come here for steak and Grill 23 delivers a beauty.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Have been going here for decades and the food is still as good as ever. The recent bar renovation, as well as some other modernization efforts, has really stopped the tiring that was inevitably taking place a few years ago. This is the best steak house in the city.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Best coconut cake in the world

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Grill 23 is located in a convenient spot in Boston, and that is why we went there after a business presentation. The restaurant was way too cold, and we were all freezing. My husband's skirt steak ( steak frites) was extremely salty, and he had to send it back. I ordered a green salad with goat cheese, but I had to ask for extra goat cheese because it hardly came with any. My swordfish was just OK. The piece was very thin, and it did not have much taste. The service was excellent, though. My parents ordered a fillet mignon, and they were happy with it. Overall, it was not a great experience, but we will probably try the restaurant again.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We arrived at the location one hour before our reservation. Planned on going to bar before checking in, but host said he could seat us, so we figured we could have a drink at the table instead. It took a LONG time for anyone to take our drink order. Another couple was seated after us at the next table and already attended to before our waiter showed up first time. From that point on, however, service was good and prompt. Local oysters from raw bar to start--I liked but DH thought too salty (we're used to gulf oysters). Caesar salad was fair. DH loved his cod and I was underwhelmed by bland Ahi Tuna. Big props to sommelier who suggested a perfect moderately priced South African red wine to complement our meal, since DH refuses to drink white wine, even with fish. Restaurant's signature Coconut Cake for dessert was fantastic and big enough to be dessert the next night from our hotel room mini fridge.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I had a Prime New York and my wife had a Twin Filets. Both were excellent in meat quality and the way there were cooked was perfect. Raw oysters were also wonderful, but you can have similar quality somewhere else. The server was reasonably attentive and knowledgeable. When he was too busy his colleagues paid attention to us which we liked a lot. The wine list is large and extensive, but it is leaning too much to upscale ones. Good for business dinner but not for casual dining.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Excellent Bar Side Menu where the portions are large and the quality of the food and service is outstanding!! We ordered the burger and hanger steak for my wife and I and that was more than we could finish. And needless to say great service at the bar, while it being a little crowded we still had plenty of space to enjoy our diner at the bar.\n\nI highly recommend going.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Fantastic food, knowledgeable servers & sommeliers. Really enjoyed the meal and appreciated the level of detail that was thought of for my time there.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The steak stood out the most. It's amazing!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The steaks are phenomenal. My personal favorite is the mac and cheese with the thick bacon pieces. The service is second to none and street level or second floor there's not a bad table in the place.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We had a great meal. The staff is very welcoming.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This was my first time visiting Grill 23 and I was very happy with the food and service. We went during restaurant week, but that didn't seem to stop the wait staff from providing top of the line service. They were very friendly and attentive. The food was delicious as well. It was nice to be able to experience a restaurant that usually would be out of our budget.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Amazing, from the waitstaff to the food this place was luxurious.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Drinks were great, cool ambience, food was decent but not excellent. Would go again

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Visited today Grill23@Bar with my wife and 2 kids... I booked for 8 pm, was late, but my table still was there, thanks for this! I ordered 2 aged 100 days stakes and fillet and wine, and let me tell ya, it was great! Definitely recommend to visit this place

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food at Grill23 is great. I am from Boston but never got eh chance to experience it until last week. So glad I did!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We had a terrific evening, celebrating a birthday. As usual, the food was prepared to perfection with a presentation that was top shelf. The staff is courteous and attentive and always smiling. Can't wait until we return again.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We were pleasantly surprised with our first visit to Grill 23. The food was outstanding, and my boyfriend will not stop gushing about how good both his steak, and drink was. I believe the cocktail had a cigar-infused bourbon in it. We had the Wagyu beef as well, and that was a real treat. The steak was on-par with the fantastic steak we had out in Iceland. It melted in my mouth, and I do not usually experience such a quality meat, no matter how many nice places we go to. I can't speak highly enough of this place. The bartenders are fantastic, the waitstaff is courteous and professional, the food speaks for itself.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Hadn't been here in about 10 years and was surprised at how quiet it was at 7PM on a Fri. But that didn't last long, it soon was the bustling Grill 23 that everyone knows. We did a Rest Week dinner which is priced so far below their usual prices. My grilled octopus salad was just ok, friend enjoyed the lobster bisque. We both got the cod dish with a great aioli, fingerling potatoes and veggie. Very tasty. She went choc for dessert as usual, huge brownie sundae w/ mint ice cream while my orange almond cake w/ whipped cream was different and delicious. Waiter was fun and maybe a tad gruff/attitude filled but in an ok way. Not sure he'd treat more stuffy people like that (not that we look so young and cool). Was surpriised I wasn't offered a taste of the Riesling after we discussed the virtues of Riesling vs. Gruner Veltliner but it was a nice wine.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

HIGH PRICES - AVERAGE FOOD\nWent on a Saturday night which is always very crowded. Sat in first floor area near kitchen. Very small table for two people. Starters/appetizers were small and Caesar salad tasteless. We both ordered steaks, one came out cooked to order, the other did not but we didn't want to send it back. Have to say the steaks were just ok- nothing special. Side of mashed potatoes was very garlicky. Got the hot fudge sunday for desert and could have had it with a straw. All mushy. Very loud room.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Elegant dining experience, wonderful staff with a high caliber of professionalism. Was slightly disappointed by their quality of steaks; not the best I've ever had, and were overcooked (brown throughout when requested med/med rare). Prices were adequate for location/service. Would go back again for another try.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I was particularly wary, as I had a bad impression of steakhouses in Boston after eating at another well-hailed steakhouse, but food wise, Grill 23 definitely was great! All meat dishes were juicy and cooked well, no one was unhappy with anything we ordered! :)\nBest food I had for a while!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We have dined here on numerous occasions and it was always wonderful!The staff on this past night was especially accommodating as the noise level was quite high. They opened up the upstairs wine room for us (along with 2 other tables of guests) and it was as if we had our own private dinner.Thank you!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Visited Grill 23 for restaurant week on my birthday.We all ordered off the restaurant week menu while some of us paid the extra $16 supplemental for the my strip steak instead of the hanger.The cook on my steak was a perfect medium rare but my friends who ordered medium and medium rare received rare pieces of steak.One of my friends informed the waiter of this.The waiter said they would cook his steak again.The steak came back medium but my friend did not enjoy it since it was dry by that time.The appetizers and desserts were good but we expected the steak and be the main focus.ofocus.Overall the restaurant's ambience and service was great but the steak did not meet our expectations.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

One of the nationalists in the city unfortunately undercut by the food. Bland old menu items that seem to be getting produced with less quality ingredients than they used to be. Not worth the high prices when other steak options are plentiful. Disappointing.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Surprised we were able to do a last minute booking for a table of 17 here. Waiter was really accommodating and friendly throughout the evening. Really ensure the food all arrived at the same time in the same area, not scattered throughout the table. No one got their food randomly or had to wait long before their arrived, mainly no one got their order mixed up since we had such a large party. Our waiter really ensure our evening was good and double ensure everyone's food was good. 1 of our friend ordered veal and was surprised how it came out. He thought it was suppose to look more like beef, but it looked more like a pork chop and the waiter offered to switch the order for him because he had a surprise look on his face. Overall, everyone's experience at dinner was really good.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The quality of the meat was exceptional, I just didn't really think the flavor lived up to what I expected from the aged ribeye for being labeled 'best of the best'. I feel like I probably could have gotten the 'dine out' deal and saved a bunch of money getting the strip and enjoyed it just as much. It was a bit overcooked as well, though not enough to make a fuss and waste it. Mashed potatoes delicious. Broccoli had an odd flavor but was probably good if you like that flavoring. Service was good. Shrimp cocktail was good but a little small for the price. Again it was all good it just didn't quite live up to expectations.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Service was exceptional. The food was good but was expecting better f\nor the price. The dining area was loud making normal conversation a challenge.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Went for a nice steak dinner as part of a bachelor party and we definitely had it! Awesome food, attentive service and strong drinks.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great dining experience from the hostess to the bar to the table. Great environment with excellent food and a concerned staff.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We were very impressed by the exceptional service and incredibly tasty food - I loved everything we tried. The only change I would make would be to make the dessert portions smaller - the coconut cake was enough for 4 people and I would have enjoyed a smaller, more elegant portion.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Grill 23 used to be my favorite steakhouse, but not so much anymore. The last time I dined (on my birthday), I ordered the Kobe Cap and it was so tough and gristly that I couldn't eat it. For $70 it should have been heavenly. We decided to give Grill 23 another try. I couldn't bring myself to take a chance on the Kobe, so I ordered a filet. It was tender, juicy and cooked to perfection! What I did have a problem with was the new menu. No 'regular' type salad (only Caesar or Wedge), no mashed potatoes, or the kind of sides I expect at a classic steakhouse. My server was outstanding though. I have a new favorite steakhouse, so it's doubtful I'll be back to Grill 23!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The staff was AWSOME . You couldn't ask for a better waiter then Chris and the other staff was great too. They made it a very enjoyable experience. And the food was very good.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food and service were great! Wait staff went above and beyond! Definitely would go back.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

A Boston must eating destination with my clients every trip I make. Food is always how you want it to be prepared the variety is always suitable to all who dine and the service is never in doubt.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food and staff were incredible. Staff was attentive, professional, and very friendly. The food, from appetisers to dessert were very flavorful with a great presentation. They accommodated our large group with ease.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I was very impressed with the service and hospitality!!! I will attend again in the future!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Amazing experience and spectacular food!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I loved this restaurant and everything it had to offer. The staff there was friendly, sincere, and genuinely concerned about our dining needs being met. I was beyond impressed! Excellent food and dining experience for my boyfriend's birthday. Thank you!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

My daughter and I were visiting from PA and took my folks here to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary. The meal was fabulous! Our servers took excellent care of us during our meal. My folks commented that they never had such a great steak before! My daughter and I have to del Frisco's, Butcher&Singer in Philly, Ruth Chris, Capital Grill and Grill 23 is right up there.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food and service were both excellent. My wife and I were celebrating our anniversary as well as my parents anniversary. When they served our desserts the added a 'Happy Anniversary' note on a piece of chocolate which was a special touch. I would definitely recommend and plan on going back on my next trip to Boston

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our family went there to celebrate mother's day.. I have never seen 100 day drying aged process before so I have decided to try how tender it would be.. I have tried 21 days dry aged.. 45 days dry aged etc...this was quite new and my expectations were quite high.. \n\nAfter one bite, it wasn't more tender or tastier than 21 dryaged steaks... pretty much the same.. Great portion on other dishes..\n\nTry dessert!! Very good!!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

The overall experience was very underwhelming. We went there for a special occasion which the restaurant knew about and did not feel the staff put the effort in to make it a special evening. After requesting a special table when we originally made the reservation, we got seated next to the waiters station. No excuses, the restaurant was at 30% capacity on this Sunday evening. This was very distracting, noisy and took away from the overall experience. We have gone to other high end steakhouses in Boston and have had a much better experience . Although polite, the feeling we left with was the staff was just going through the motions. It almost seemed like Sunday evenings was not their top notch staff night and more of training staff. On the other hand, our steaks were very good and prepared perfectly. However, the side orders were a disappointment. Our feeling is there are better options in Boston if you are looking for a great steakhouse and overall experience! Sorry Grill 23, you missed it on this one!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Wonderful dinner tonight for our anniversary. The steaks were fantastic, and the service was attentive and personable. The restaurant was quiet - which makes sense for a Monday night - but also well appointed and comfortable.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Usually not a fan of aged beef, but the 100 day aged ribeye was outstanding! Could have wished for a seat away from the busing area, but the service and food are worth a visit here

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

They will condescend to cram you in, even if it means they put a table by the kitchen door.\nThe waitstaff is not well educated by the wine program, which capitalizes on ignorance and big spenders. \nThe kitchen prepared well executed food.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

One of the best meals I've had not in Manhattan. Perfect atmosphere for a business dinner or group and incredible food. The price is not cheap but worth every bite.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Excellent from the beginning until the end. The waiter was highly knowledgeable about the food and drink menu and his service was impeccable. If I lived in Boston I would be a regular.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I chose Grill 23 for the hustle and bustle of the place - took my boyfriend there for the first time - we were seated in the quietest room out of the way - upstairs - it was awful - i didnt say anything because i felt bad for our server - i wanted to be downstairs - I know i should have asked to be moved but it would have been awkward - i guess maybe they could ask the question

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The prime rib is insanely good. Mushrooms and fries are both very good sides.\n\nIt can get very noisy ...\n\nService was delightful.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our food was amazing. Would highly recommend this restaurant.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food was excellent and service spot on. Would definitely return.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I went here for a special meal with colleagues. I made the reservation at the last minute and they were able to accommodate with a decent table on a Saturday night. Our waiter Benji was terrific; a nice blend of knowledge and attentiveness along with a sweet disposition that made us appreciate him even more. :)\n\nThe meal was spectacular from our entrees to our dessert. It was over the top (in terms of how we normally eat) however, the food was impeccably prepared and served. I would do it again ... and again.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

This has become a favorite of mine in the Boston area--perfectly cooked steaks, incredible sides, two wonderful bars, a wonderful wine list, and the best service in the city, to boot! Highly recommend--and check out their $23 List on Sundays, where you can get great bottles of wine at a great price!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The steaks are exceptional. We got the 100 day prime rib and the prime new York, both of which were juicy, intensely flavorful and perfectly cooked. Sides of tots, mashed potatoes and cauliflower were also well-seasoned, although less remarkable than the steak. Coconut cake was huge and delicious (server warned us of both things when we ordered it).\nService was pretty casual for a place with a dress code, although I did see a manager-type individual ask a diner to remove his baseball cap.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Dinner was terrific. Had to send back my New York Strip but it came back to me within 5 minutes cooked to perfection.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I've never had such attentive service and such a good steak before. Ever.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

If it hadn't been for the extensive wait, the experience would have been even better. Host stand didnt check in with us and seated another couple who arrived after us first. \n\nFood and table service were good. \n\nAdditionally, website encourages a jacket for men or minimally business casual which is appropriate. I was surprised by the number of people in shorts, tshirts and sneakers. Enforce your dress code!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Attentive staff. Good food. Crowded but tables are not super-close together so noise level is moderate. Good for special occasions as well as just meeting with friends. Good spot for business dinner meetings. A little high in price but worth it.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Perfect as always

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

My server Beji was great-attentive, but very gracious and patient as my guests and I were discussing business points and not focusing on the menus for quite a while. He is a true asset to Grill 23!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The service was OK, nothing special. I was disappointed in the drinks and food. my wife and I were both very disappointed in our cocktails. We both liked our cuts of steak but they were very bland, unfortunately I had to salt my steak which is not what I expect from an upscale steak house. We will not be coming back, other steakhouses have much better options.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Dinner started out a bit rocky. After we got water and bread no one approached us for drinks for 10 minutes. It was awkward as there were many folks around but no one approached. We asked and soon everything changed. The restaurant staff recovered and from here on out the service was amazing and the food was exceptional. We so many steakhouse options in Boston, this one should definitely be on your list to enjoy.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The table for two by the upstairs fireplace was particulary cozy and warm on this evening. Normally there is a vibrant bar scene close by but tonight the bar downstairs was hopping. The steaks are always high quality and done to perfection. The wines by the glass ( or off the wine list) are very good.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Overall a great dinner. Atmosphere was perfect and service was fantastic. Sat at the 2nd floor bar and Joe the bartender was great! Food was only 4 stars because it turns out the 100 day aged ribeye is not dry-aged but wet-aged (which produces an inferior product in my mind)...definitely misleading on the menu since it is listed with the other dry-aged steaks. Fried asparagus and tater tots are not to be missed. The crab cake was good as well.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

the noise level was not good we had to yell to take to each other

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

I used to like Grill 23. Loud, yes. Not the best in town, yes. But charming 'quasi New York steakhouse' with respectable steaks and a well appointed ambiance. Last time: distracted, 'cannot be bothered' service, ordered two steaks, a filet mignon medium-rare and a ribeye medium-well, came out the other way around. All (bread, appetizers, sides) very salty. To add insult to injury: both me and my companion were sick the following night and next day. Goodbye, Grill 23. I will stick to other, better options in town. There are many. Let tourists and quasi Wall St bankers wannabes dine here, loud and proud.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Grill 23 is a gret steak house. I do believe, however, the bar is slipping a bit. The last three tiumes there the martinis have not--NOT--been up to standards (i.e., too watery). My wife and I also miss the bone-in ribeye. Why on earth was this taken off the menu?

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Food was very good. Very loud and crowded on a Saturday night. Service was not good. Arrived for a 7:30 Rez on time. Told waiting on tables to get up. Recommended a drink at the upstairs bar since the downstairs was mobbed. No one spoke to us , except the bartender, and finally went down to check on table at 8:15. 'Oh, we thought you would check back' Really ? counting 5 hosts/hostesses... You will be next.... Our table was upstairs ... Poor performance.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

My wife and I get to Boston about once a year, and Grill 23 is always a must. This year was no disappointment, it was excellent. The servers were very knowledgeable and attentive, catering to our special requests. The lamb was as good as I've ever had, and cooked just as requested. I had the scallops and they were very good - prepared well, in a very interesting set of accompaniments. My wife ordered a lemon drop which was prepared to a T. The dessert selection made it hard to choose, and both were delectable.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food was great and the service was attentive.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Can't find a better steakhouse in Boston. Food, cocktails, wine, dessert, and service were all impressive and didn't disappoint.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The staff graciously moved us to the second floor, which was still loud, but not as bad. Even so my parents could hardly hear a thing. The waitstaff and front of house are wonderful, however, and the food cant' be beat. What a filet mignon!\nIf it were less noisy we would come back often.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

All the food was great. At the bar, all natural potato chips were fantastic. The rolls and bread very god. The curried carrot soup, superb. The steaks were good, just not cooked as we ordered. The creme Brule and the bread pudding were delicious!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

I was underwhelmed... The food was good, the service was fine, but nothing was great. I enjoyed the food, but it was nothing that I'd go back for unfortunately.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Terrific Valentine dinner. Great food, great service , fun and knowledgable waiter. Loved it. Very upbeat !

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We we celebrating a very special event and Grill 23 did not disappoint. Everything was exceptional.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I highly recommend Grill 23 for steak. They make sure the food comes out perfect.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

We had a good meal at Grill 23, but it wasn't anything exceptional.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

It seems every where you turn there is a great classic steakhouse popping up in Boston -- but Grill 23 is Boston's own and it is the class of them all. Unbelievable hunks of steak cooked to perfection, great sides and interesting appetizers accompanied by personable and attentive servers. What more could you ask for?!\n\nThe 100 day dry aged ribeye is a revelation. Flavor to the max, nothing else compares. The pricing is not for the faint of heart, but for a special occasion this is the way to go.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Great food great service

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The service, food and atmosphere at Grille 23 were outstanding. The cocktails were well made and tasted great. Our steaks were perfectly cooked and the sides were wonderful. Highly recommended.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Superb unforgettable steak!\n\nGrill 23 is one of our go-to spots for celebrating special occasions. The cap steak is decadently good, but I'd recommend the 100 year aged rib eye. Our appetizers were delicious--steak tartar\nflavorful with complimenting accompaniments. I love the duck confit, it had an interesting presentation. We loved our waiter, Paul, he was attentive as well as entertaining!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Last time we eat here (Mother's Day 2016) we were very disappointed with the food. This time normal service had been restored and everything was good to excellent.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

The steaks were good, not great. My wife had the twin fillets...one was tough. The sides didn't taste fresh, the service was mixed. The wine list is composed primarily of wines costing hundreds, though there are a few just under fifty. One of our servers wasn't particularly welcoming and her answers to questions were slanted toward the more expensive menu items. Same with the sommelier, though he was more pleasant. The place is big, noisey, and overpriced. These owners also operate the Harvest in Cambridge. Because my wife and I have had many enjoyable evening at that restaurant, we thought we'd give this place a try. Clearly a mistake.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The highlight was the ambience and service in this Steakhouse. The food preparation was classic with a twist in flavors. My skirt steak was grilled and seasoned to perfection and the heaping portion of gremolata fries was amazing. My husband's pot roast/stew with horseradish cream was a bit too thick and mushy - more like a thick soup than a hearty stew. The wagyu carpaccio is really good and the rootbeer float with a touch of bourbon and butter pecan ice cream was dreamy!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We spent several hours with friends we had not seen in awhile. It was relaxed comfortable and we felt no pressure to leave. The service was attentive but not intrusive. Expensive but worth it.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Everything about Grill 23 is first class, I wouldn't change anything. The attention to detail is second to none and the food is a perfect 10. My wife and I have dined at Grill 23 three times in the last month alone and have enjoyed each time thoroughly. The managers, wait staff and bartenders really give the patron a true feeling that they care about their experience, a real team effort.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Grill 23 & Bar Never Disappoints.... hands down the best steaks in Boston. The service is 1st class and the wine list = 1000+ to choose from... need I say more... The 100-day aged prime ribeye was outstanding, perfectly cooked and was even more savory when combined with an order of Sashito Peppers with Goat Cheese... I'm still tasting that meal... Can't wait to go back again...

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Consistently good food, drink and service. A classic. Excellent sidecar.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Excellent steak, great staff with excellent knowledge. Worth every penny

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Always terrific

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

We decided to sit at the bar for dinner, we are bar people, that being said, had to ask the bartender for bread to go with our salads, and it was weird, he must have known the people next to us at the bar, as he kept talking to them, it felt like we were interrupting to ask for anything. We weren't aware there was a bar upstairs as well, when we checked in, the gal at the Hostess/Host station never told us, or asked do you want upstairs or down, knowing we were visiting from out of town, so somewhat disappointed, when you spend $300 on dinner you expect just a little more, and my favorite restaurant for food and service has always been The Palm, was sorry we didn't just go there. After recommendation from a friend that grew up in Boston and lived there and goes back often, was disappointed.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

if you are in Boston and need a great steak this is the place

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Excellent service!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Had a wonderful dinner. Our 4 year old granddaughter loved it too. The waiter was very nice and treated her like any other guest. She loved being included.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

I was extremely disappointed in the food this time around. It was my birthday dinner with 10 of my closest girlfriends this past Saturday night . Four of us, including myself, had to send back our steaks. A medium rare steak should never come out well done and tough at a nice steak house. I ended up having some of my other friends steak and not getting another one because I was so upset. I was extremely embarrassed by this experience on my special day. It did not set the bar for any of my other experiences at Grill 23.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Everything was great! Celebrated our 39th anniversary! We both had steaks,hubby had sirloin I had the 10 oz filet. Tater tots were delicious as the mushrooms .\nWe will be going back!!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Very disappointed with the food and service........felt like we were intruding with our wait person.....food not up to par compared to the last five or six times we were there.....steak sent back twice...

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

grill 23 is wonderful... if you're on a expense account. Far too overpriced otherwise.\nFood was very good, not spectacular.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

I went there for my birthday. It was also one day before my wedding, so the night was also a bachelor dinner with my close friends and family. We had a great time! Grill 23 has a semi-private area called the Alcove and that's where we were. The staff was very helpful to my wife who organized the night. They were also very responsive to emails and calls. We appreciate that. We loved the food, loved the semi-private area we had, and the wait staff were all courteous. Great night overall!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The food was cooked perfectly. Portions were large. A ton of wine choices. Wil definitely be going back!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Grill 23 is one of those places you absolutely must go to in order to experience a fantastic date night. Between the attentive (but not overbearing) servers, the well-rounded wine list, and the unbelievably delicious food coming out of the kitchen there was not a single thing that could have gone better for my date and I. We both enjoyed the restaurant thoroughly and are looking forward to going back!

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Best dry-aged steak in Boston, hands down. Got this tip from a local ;)

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We had a wonderful time at Grill 23. Jeff was out waiter and catered to all of our needs. The steaks were exceptional. We ordered calamari & crab cake before our meal and I must say both were unbelievably good. A definite must gem for dining in Boston.

1.0
Poor
Dined Apr 30 2018

Not a great experience poor service.. Food was ok.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

I'd wanted to try Grill 23 for years because it's supposed to be so great. It's not. Besides my $49 steak being mediocre to bad (tasted like a supermarket special), the service was uncomfortable and the atmosphere big, loud and businessy. (I wasn't there on biz - I suspect most of the meals are expensed, so people don't mind being ripped off.) Once our aggressive waiter realized he couldn't sell us on a $120 bottle of wine, he didn't really care whether we were happy or not. He just wanted us out. Also, my husband and I were both sick to our stomachs the next day, but who's to know if that was the restaurant or something else. Good luck!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The service was fantastic and my steak was one of the best I've had. Will definitely go back next time I'm in Boston.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our group of 4 (2 local and 2 from NYC) went to Grill 23 primarily because we had a gift certificate procured at a silent auction. We had such a great time. The servers were attentive, polite, appropriate and friendly. In fact, a wrong dish was brought to the table. It was an easy mistake and really not a big deal. The manager came over with the replacement dish, apologized, and coolly handled the situation perfectly. The food and champagne were extraordinary. The coconut cake for dessert was fantastic. I really can't say enough about Grill 23. We will definitely go again and recommend it to others.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Best Rib Eye in Boston. And I really liked the wine suggestions of the sommelier. Just great.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

My husband and I took my parents out to dinner as it was Dine-Out week. My husband and I have been to Grill 23 several other times. The food will not disappoint. Service is always wonderful and servers are friendly. The food is top-notch. We had the steak, which was delicious, potatoes were creamy and boasting with flavor. Wedge salad was presented beautifully and is delicious. For dessert I had a strawberry milk pudding, with lemon curd and pistachio crumble (to die for). I highly recommend trying Grill 23 especially if you have never been. You will be very impressed.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Usually a fan of Ruth's Chris. That is where we go for steak in Boston. That is no longer the case. The last time I was there I wasn't impressed. I've always wanted to try Grill 23 so we did. I can't say enough good things about it. The whole experience was wonderful. Steak done perfectly. Service was impeccable. Cost was a bit pricey, but well worth it, especially if you are used to going to places like Ruth's Chris or Mortons and etc.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Dinner at Grill 23 is always fabulous.. Took my husband there for his 50th birthday and it was as lovely an experience as we had expected. The cocktails were perfect, dinners tasty and cooked exactly as ordered, our server was a pro - efficient, pleasant and attentive. A great evening out.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We got exactly what we were hoping for - a very good traditional steak house experience. Food was great and service was great. Nothing to complain about...They even brought a complimentary dessert for our son for his birthday.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

The family and friends got together to celebrate a college graduation recently - the service was great, with the manager arranging a special menu and greeting for the new grad! Food was great as always - a fun special treat.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Everything about the evening was excellent. We were promptly seated and warmly greeted by our server, who was very attentive throughout our meal. And of course our dinner was just the best.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Terrific bar scene and service. Everything was well prepared and impeccable.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

My meal was good and came out hot. My mother's meal came out cold with little taste and not really looking like it sounded on the men u. My mother sent the meal back and it was returned smothered in a watery gravy like sauce. She could not finish it and what she did eat made her sick. Not something I would expect from this restaurant.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Everything was 5 star especially the service( as usual).BUT the noise level was horrendous! There was 8 of us at the table and we all had a very difficult time hearing each other. I do not remember this being a problem before. ??

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We wanted something nontraditional, but semi formal for our thanksgiving meal, and this restaurant did not disappoint. We enjoyed the prime porterhouse, native halibut with the tuna preparation ( wild mushrooms, cremed leaks & saffron spelt ), as well as the turkey dinner option which was a large plate of tender brined turkey with all the trimmings.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

One of our favourite restaurants in our neighbourhood. Always a great dining experience with excellent food and friendly service.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

We celebrated my husband's 65th birthday party with our grown kids, grandkids and niece's family. Everything was perfect and special: they gave us a separate room and this allowed the kids to get up from the chairs and feel happy, the food was excellent as usual, the service was friendly and great. We took great pictures which showed our happy event and the gorgeous decor of the room in the background.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Best rib eye I've ever had. And try the tater tots.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

I found it to be an unusual night .. Service pace was off. My steak was over cooked. My first bottle of wine after waiting for it for a while was out. Bread came before water did. Server couldn't suggest a scotch. Just weird for them. Broccoli tasted dry, tots lacked seasoning.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

excellent spot for a superb steak dinner!! service was excellent, food was outstanding and the atmosphere was first rate.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

Our meals were terrific and the service was wonderful . My only complaint was that the restaurant was enormous and we were seated so far back on the second floor that we felt very dis-attached from the heart of the restaurant and more like we were eating in a non-descript hotel restaurant.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Overall a great evening spent celebrating my stepson's birthday. Had not been here on a long time and found it to be just st as good as I remembered. Fantastic service, food and lively atmosphere!

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

Al the service staff are good. Know their trade, are pleasant and attentive. The problem at Grill 23 is in the kitchen. This restaurant is well known in Boston, is expensive and in a prime location but the main ingredient, the food, doesn't match it. We both had their house chowder which was luke warm and had to go back. The vegetables (spinach and beans) were over cooked and the swordfish was well done instead of the requested rare. We lost the will to complain again. Doubtful we'll return.

2.0
Mediocre
Dined Apr 30 2018

I have eaten at Grill 23 many times but sadly this time I was disappointed. All our mains were overlooked whereas in the past everything was perfect. Two orders of salmon, one swordfish and one filet steak and not one done as requested.

3.0
Okay
Dined Apr 30 2018

The service was exceptional and the bar comfortable with an excellent range of cocktails. The food was excellent but the portions enormous!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Always wonderful

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Amazing filet mignon. I'm only sorry that I did not have room left for the sides and dessert. From my few bites, they were very good as well!\n\nThe staff were all friendly and helpful.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Perfect for a special occasion.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Got recommended Grill 23 from a friend and was definitely not disappointed. As soon as you enter the door you get the feeling that they know what they are doing and the service was really top class right from the beginning. Both my friend and I had Oysters for starter and then shared one of their special Rib-Eyes for main, which we got with their special potatoes made in truffle oil and their nice asparagus. All the food was really high quality and tasted extremely well - so we had an excellent night. Can only highly recommend this place.

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Fantastic dinner. Best dinner out I've had in years. Incredible food. Great wine. Impeccable service. Loved it!

4.0
Good
Dined Apr 30 2018

Had an amazing dinner with a staff that went above and beyond to accommodate.