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“Good Steakhouse with an excellent bar . ”
Review of Grill 23 & Bar

Grill 23 & Bar
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Ranked #69 of 3,434 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$50 - US$80
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Good for: Groups, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighbourhood: Back Bay
Cross street: Stuart Street
Description: Brandt family beef, New England seafood, seasonal produce, decadent desserts, a world-class wine list, outstanding service and warm hospitality. Private dining for 140 or more. Award winning food and wine. A truly American experience. This is Grill 23.
Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

We came here on our first night in town without a reservation and were lucky to get a table at 7pm , we had a drink at the bar first and the atmosphere was electric with business men and women really enjoying themselves after work , there was real buzz to the place . The barman was brilliant, giving us a taste of various wine before we chose a couple of bottles and they loved striking up a conversation with someone out of town. The restaurant also had a lively atmosphere, the only thing that let it down a little was the poor service from our waitress hence the 4* rating . The food was excellent , the oysters were superb and we shared a 100 day aged ribeye which cooked perfectly and plenty for us 2 , the accompanying sides were also excellent. We had Pinot Gris with the oysters and a lovely bottle of Rioja with the ribeye . A really pleasant evening.

Thank phillip g
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Allison C, Manager at Grill 23 & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

Thank you, Phillip. We're sorry we let you down with dinner service, but it's wonderful to hear your food and wine pairings, as well as time at the bar, were excellent. We hope you join us again in the future so we can earn that 5th star!

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Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

Found this restaurant by chance- what a diamond it was. Best steak we’d ever had - service was excellent too with very pleasant staff.
If you do go try their fabulous coconut cake !!!!

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Allison C, Manager at Grill 23 & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2018

Thank you, LoulouBelle61. We have to agree that the coconut cake is a must!

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Reviewed 22 April 2018

From the moment you walk in you feel as if you've stepped back to an older time. From it's mahogany walls to extensive wine list (which includes cigars!) to its emphasis on high end perfectly grilled and seasoned beef, Grill 23 oozes old Boston society. My wife, son and I dined here tonight and none of us walked away feeling short changed. My son and I had the aged rib eye and my wife dined on the twin fillets. All were perfectly cooked and the a la cart sides were equally delightful. If you're going to splurge, you can't go wrong with the hot fudge sundae. All of this excellence comes with an appropriate price tag, so don't be surprised by the final bill.

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Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

My wife and one of our college age kids had dinner here on a recent Saturday night visit to Boston. We had an excellent meal. The food was very well prepared. Basic high end steak house menu with high-end prices comparable to Capitol Grille. However, in comparison to similarly priced restaurants, the service and atmosphere was disappointing. The dining room was very noisy on a busy Saturday night. More importantly, the service was sub-par for an expensive steakhouse. The waiter was not particularly attentive, and simply disappeared for stretches of time when we wanted additional drinks, etc. Service definitely should be improved.

Thank James F
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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

We have just enjoyed our dinner at Grill 23. Our daughter is running a Marathon in 2 days. First time at the Grill23 and not desapointed a bit. Fabulous service. Our waiter Olivia was very informative, very nice, attentive but not pushy. Our drinks came quick and they were very good. I had a New York Strip, my wife had a Salmon a our daughter a Filet mignon. All perfectly done. We had a chocolate cake for the desert. Great evening, price but worth the expense. Definitelywould recommend this gteat restaurant.

Thank Damian S
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Allison C, Manager at Grill 23 & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Thank you so much Damian, Olivia is great! We hope to see you again soon, and congratulations to your daughter.

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