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Grill 23 & Bar

161 Berkeley St. (Back Bay) Send to Phone
617-542-2255 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Steaks shine on a well-rounded menu that’s complemented by a notable wine list and stylish sweets.
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Grill 23 & Bar Restaurant Review

: Grill 23 & Bar is a twenty-first century, classic American steakhouse: yuppies and board chairmen hold court in the two-story dining room (which can get boisterous at times) over huge slabs of tender, juicy meat. Red wine flows like chatter on the trading floor. While it’s a lot about the show here, we relish the fare, too. Chef Jay Murray is no chop chump: though the steaks are the stars, the whole menu is a class act, from pot roast to Shetland Island salmon. Twin filet mignon, bone-in rib-eye and dry-aged New York strip are all available, while scallops, duck, lobster and chicken with risotto round out the entrées. And don’t miss the famed truffled tater tots. The wine list balances showpieces with genuine finds. Desserts range from pineapple upside-down cake to Boston cream pie with vanilla caramel custard. The upstairs private dining suite is an elegant touch.

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Grill 23 What Happened to you???
by jslilly on Mon Jul 14, 2008 11:38 am
one of my very favorite restaurants in Boston since 1987,my husband and I make a point of visiting whenever we are in boston--BUT NO MORE.
In June we took 4 other friends after telling them it was the best. One of our party ordered the Bone in Delmonico-rib eye in other parts of the country-for $39.00 should be, as it used to be, 2 inches thick and fantastic. This poor steak arrived not only overcooked, but maybe 1/2 inch thick-it looked like a steak one would get in a 1960's era Howard Johnson's (no offense intended to Hojo's of the past).
I ordred swordfish, again, my experience at the Grill 23 was that the swordfish was wonderful, thick, moist, fresh-dreamy. This time, I could not believe my eyes, overcooked, dry, and no thicker than that poor Delmonico! What happened?
I give 2 stars because the room is still lovely, it's lively, but take my advice and just go for a drink, get your steak somewhere else, Capital Grill has always been good, on Newbury Street, or the Oak Room at the Fairmont Copley Place.
the Grill is going down...end of an era I guess.
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