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Grill 23 & Bar

Grill 23 & Bar

Steakhouse$$$$
Back Bay East, Boston
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  • The experts at Food Network and Boston.com recommend this place
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  • Chris J.
    "The Kobe Cap steak is by far the best steak I've ever had."(6 Tips)
    Vanessa
    "Order the 100 day aged rib eye:)"(3 Tips)
    Linda M.
    "The dry-aged rib eye and truffle tots are excellent"(4 Tips)
    Victoria F.
    "Get the coconut cake with pineapple sorbet!"(3 Tips)
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  • John B.
    John Brouse IIIJune 24, 2015
    I had my wife and son here and I have to say the rib eye steak was the best I have ever eaten. My son and I split the steak and swordfish with the hash browns. Oh my god!
  • Food Network
    Food NetworkAugust 4, 2014
    Menu prides itself on great seafood. While you might be tempted to make a meal of the truffled tater tots, it'd mean missing the tender 100 Day Aged Ribeye. Read more
  • Boston.com
    Boston.comNovember 8, 2013
    Devra First recommends: Crab cake, 100-day aged rib eye, Kobe cap steak, Maine lobster, mac and cheese, coconut cake (a towering slice, with moist, fragrant, almost macaroon-like layers) Read more
  • Ricky S.
    Ricky SherrillMay 19, 2016
    This is my must go spot every time I visit Boston. My move is always the 100 day aged ribeye & double up on the seafood appetizers. Why? Because these guys do a great job on both.
  • Tania T.
    Tania TsangJuly 8, 2016
    Had the 10 oz Kobe Cap steak which was one of the best I've ever had! Ask for it a little more well done than your usual steak preference.
  • Christopher M.
    Christopher MichaelJune 10, 2014
    Ambience was fantastic! Lots of mahogany, snooty suits and uniqueness. However, while the food was great, service was below par for an expensive steakhouse. Try the lamb chops or grass-fed filet.
  • AskMen
    AskMenDecember 2, 2011
    Splurge on cuts like the Kobe cap steak or the 100-day-aged rib eye, but don't overlook the Yorkshire pork rack chop with potato mustard green cannelloni & bacon brown sugar vinaigrette. Read more
  • Revere Hotel Boston Common
    This Boston steak and seafood experience is a five minute walk from the Revere Hotel Boston Common. Dark woods, white table linen and brass accents set the tone for an excellent dining experience.
  • Liam N.
    Liam NeeDecember 30, 2016
    Best of Boston 2016: Steakhouse 🥩 :: Seafood and sides satisfy—but better to simply order the 100-day dry-aged rib-eye, lean back, and enjoy the timeless atmosphere.
  • Christine
    ChristineApril 22, 2014
    Excellent service, excellent food. Oysters, New England clam chowder, 100-day aged ribeye, English peas ... all were liked by our crowd. 2nd time here and will be back.
  • Al S.
    Al SOctober 28, 2014
    Conventional wisdom suggests avoiding chicken dishes at steakhouses, but the Brick Pressed Chicken here is fantastic. The Valrhona Chocolate Layer Cake is also obscenely delicious.
  • Jeremy C.
    Jeremy CDecember 7, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Classic vibe, excellent and non-pretentious service and best steak in Boston period. Dry aged 14oz New York prime is my favorite and the tots are surprisingly lite.
  • Francisco A.
    Francisco ArrietaAugust 30, 2014
    Broad wine list, but too expensive. Best oysters I've ever had! The 100 days dry aged ribeye is a must in this restaurant!
  • Nicolas
    NicolasOctober 8, 2013
    The Kobe beef is probably the best steak i ever had. Forget the ribeye and try the Kobe beef! although quiet expensive it is definetely worth the price (62$)...
  • Boston.com
    Boston.comAugust 4, 2014
    Want to impress some hungry carnivores? Take them to this topnotch steakhouse for dry-aged sirloin. Loud and masculine, it offers some of the best cuts in town. Read more
  • Elizabeth M.
    Elizabeth MaiuoloApril 20, 2016
    Get any steak. I got the tuna and not only it was small but it wasn't as impressive as the meat. Clam chowder was great.
  • BestOf
    BestOfDecember 20, 2011
    Steak lovers extol the rib-eye for the deep marbling and for the cap (or deckle), a lobe of muscle so succulent that it often gets saved for the last bites. Read more
  • Katherin S.
    Katherin SonJuly 6, 2012
    I believe the cocktails here to be lethal. Get a steak - medium rare - and the truffle tots. Oh, and put your fancy pants on.
  • Iman J.
    Iman JalaliSeptember 17, 2014
    I've has steaks across the country, but the Kobe Cap steak was one of, maybe the best steak I've ever had.
  • Katherine C.
    Katherine CanavanMay 18, 2011
    On Sundays and Mondays they have bottles of wine for $23. Sometimes they don't give you the $23 list automatically, so ask for it.
  • Victoria F.
    Victoria FragerMay 14, 2015
    Get the coconut cake with pineapple sorbet! Loved the salmon and great raw bar
  • Steve T.
    Steve TapiaApril 12, 2014
    Cannot say enough good things about Grill 23 & Bar. Ask for Daniel.
    Upvoted Feb 6
  • Abi P.
    Abi PanickerNovember 27, 2010
    Amazing food, amazing service, best steakhouse in the city! Sit at the bar and hope Chris L. is bartending, you wont be disappointed.
  • David C.
    David CarrDecember 2, 2016
    Great service, one of the best steaks I've ever had!
    Upvoted Feb 6
  • Diana G.
    Diana GlamJuly 7, 2014
    One of the greatest restaurant in Boston love the salmon.
  • Kathy M.
    Kathy MAugust 8, 2014
    Great steak, but come here for the outstanding wine list and wine service.
  • Vanessa G.
    Vanessa GatlinFebruary 17, 2014
    (Best of Boston 2013-STEAK HOUSE) Improper Bostonian says, "The grande dame of steal houses turns 30 this year, but she hardly feels over-the-hill. Classic service..."
  • Boston Magazine
    Boston MagazineNovember 15, 2011
    Like most steakhouses, Grill 23 is full of mahogany, martinis, and expensive suits. Unlike at most steakhouses, the food is actually worth the ridiculous prices. Read more
  • Robert C.
    Robert CasperAugust 15, 2012
    Fantastic service. Elegant interior. Awesome! Order the 100 day aged ribeye.
  • Pedro T.
    Pedro TessarolloNovember 27, 2014
    The best of the best indeed are the best. Kobe steak is great!
  • Michael T.
    Michael TroianoJune 10, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Best steak in the city, and among the best seafood. Former by a significant margin.
  • Emily B.
    Emily BaerSeptember 9, 2014
    Very expensive wine, and wonderful service. The grilled cheese is absolutely amaZing.
  • Heather B.
    Heather BNovember 1, 2011
    I know it sounds crazy, but get the meatloaf. It is the best you will ever have!
  • Tanay M.
    Tanay ModiFebruary 6
    The dry aged ribeye is by far the best steak I've ever had!
  • Vanessa
    VanessaOctober 29, 2013
    Great Signature dishes! Order the 100 day aged rib eye:)
  • Eric T.
    Eric TaboneApril 2, 2011
    Their filet mignon (rate) was the best steak I've ever had. Simply amazing.
  • Nikole F.
    Nikole FuquaMarch 22, 2015
    Fantastic meal. Try the coconut cake!!
  • Kim L.
    Kim LFebruary 19, 2011
    Tenderloin and blue cheese mashed potatoes are amazing. Skip the Mac n Cheese -- so bland!
  • Jim G.
    Jim GoudreauOctober 9, 2015
    Oysters, Mac and cheese, pot roast are all amazing.
  • Erin M.
    Erin MurphyMay 13, 2015
    Great steak and sides. Avoid the lamb meatballs.
  • Scott Z.
    Scott ZwickAugust 17, 2014
    Great service but not out of this world food. Capitol Grill is better
  • Sean R.
    Sean RourkeDecember 7, 2014
    Excellent food and atmosphere. The steak was perfect.
  • Jessica
    JessicaDecember 10, 2014
    Mac and cheese! Also, great bar scene.
  • David L.
    David LermaOctober 24, 2013
    I would not be surprised if pumpkin mouse at Grill 23 is served in heaven.
  • Chris J.
    Chris JacksonDecember 28, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The Kobe Cap steak is by far the best steak I've ever had.
  • Jose T.
    Jose TamayoAugust 30, 2014
    Oysters, beef in general, tatter tuds (truffle)
  • Stephanie A.
    Stephanie AdrienneDecember 8, 2013
    Worst "high end" steak house I've ever been to. 1st bone-in ribeye comes doubly over cooked, then super under cooked. I'm on a date & at that point mgmt offers more food and I'm like why. Never again
  • Bordeaux Wines
    Bordeaux WinesApril 19, 2012
    A great steak is always a treat. Make your meal divine by pairing it with Bordeaux.
  • Seong Hyun H.
    Seong Hyun HwangFebruary 2, 2015
    Salmon here is the best. Trust me.
  • Ann J.
    Ann J.August 28, 2010
    Order the Kobe Beef...its amazing! and the truffle tots are delicious
  • Alexander S.
    Alexander SepulvedaDecember 23, 2012
    Try the porterhouse steak over 20oz the best in town!!!!!
  • Marisabel L.
    Marisabel LópezSeptember 28, 2014
    Great food, try the steak so good!!
  • Migz C.
    Migz C.May 23, 2014
    Dry aged rib eye is beyond delicious
  • Mark S.
    Mark SOctober 14, 2010
    Bring ear plugs the acoustics are phenomenal but not for a dining atmosphere
  • Derek P.
    Derek PeplauMay 4, 2012
    The chips at the bar are not to be missed.
  • Ro
    RoApril 12, 2014
    Definitely try the grilled 23 tots.
  • Ernie H.
    Ernie HuberJanuary 24, 2015
    Great service, food, and location.
  • Keri D.
    Keri DingOctober 4, 2013
    100 day aged steak beats any nyc steakhouse
  • Linda M.
    Linda M.May 8, 2010
    The dry-aged rib eye and truffle tots are excellent
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedAugust 22, 2014
    Robert Sisca, chef of Bistro du Midi, eats here on his nights off. He loves the 100 Day Ribeye. Read more
  • Jennifer T.
    Jennifer TaddeoAugust 27, 2011
    Sophia is the best sommelier in town!
  • Ms T.
    Ms TrinhJanuary 6, 2013
    Bone-in NY and truffle tots...
  • Beirne
    BeirneAugust 20, 2014
    Get the steak, don't get the chicken.
  • Robert C.
    Robert CasperAugust 15, 2012
    OMG! Beef coma. Pure pleasure
  • Oliver
    OliverMay 28, 2016
    Steaks & sides.
  • The Taste Sheriff
    The Taste SheriffNovember 11, 2015
    Boring typical mediocre uber-expensive American steakhouse. You should rather do The Capital Grille or Mooo...
  • Mike B.
    Mike BernisOctober 16, 2016
    Best. That's all.
  • Caleb W.
    Caleb WinderJune 4, 2010
    If you like filet, stil with the boneless filet
  • Dan C.
    Dan CrewsMay 8, 2011
    The bone-in Filet is gone! Sux
  • Robert C.
    Robert CasperAugust 15, 2012
    Ask for Josephine
  • Joshua E.
    Joshua EddyOctober 28, 2014
    Kobe cap steak.
  • Raymond F.
    Raymond FournierMarch 12, 2012
    Pretty bland chowder!! Dissapointed!
  • Ann Marie B.
    Ann Marie BlandApril 3, 2010
    I did do this, and it wasn't awesome.....way over-rated!
  • Mark N.
    Mark NewcomwrDecember 30, 2009
    Eat at the downstairs bar. Best service.
  • Michael L.
    Michael LefebvreFebruary 16, 2014
    There are better options like Abe & Louis
  • Nikki F.
    Nikki FerranteAugust 10, 2010
    Not for foodies. Steak = very good. Everything else = meh.
  • Chris M.
    Chris MezzAugust 7, 2010
    Amazing food!
  • Armen M.
    Armen MukhaelyanMarch 18, 2009
    Go to Grill 23 and order Kobe beef. Thank me later.
  • Jessica H.
    Jessica HasenplaughAugust 10, 2010
    Overpriced
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