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Grill 23 & Bar

161 Berkeley St. (Back Bay) Send to Phone
617-542-2255 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Steaks that sizzle and a notable wine list in the Theater District.

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Grill 23 & Bar, Boston, MA

Grill 23 & Bar Restaurant Review

: Grill 23 & Bar is a 21st-century, classic American steakhouse offering steaks that sizzle and a notable wine list. 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 and bottles of red wine. The bar has a wall of windows that provides a near al fresco dining experience. Though the steaks and chops are the stars, the whole menu is a class act. Start with the hearty crab cake filled with nothing but pure Jonah crab meat or the Loch Duart salmon tartare with trout roe. We recommend the 100-day dry-aged rib-eye, twin filet mignon and Kobe cap steak. Pair your choice with a side of mashed Yukon potatoes with crème fraîche, wild mushrooms or cauliflower gratin. The wine list balances showpieces with genuine finds. Desserts range from caramel profiteroles to apple cake with butter pecan ice cream. The upstairs private dining suite is an elegant touch.


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