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BEST Steakhouse

2006 BEST Steakhouse
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Grill 23 & Bar

Boston

Any good steakhouse offers oversized hunks of beef, a clubby atmosphere, and expert, deferential service. A truly great one, like Grill 23, has all that plus a chef who prides himself on going beyond the perfect sirloin. Jay Murray (a… read more »

2005 BEST Steakhouse, West

The Metropolitan Club

Chestnut Hill

Another city-chic restaurant in Chestnut Hill? Yawn. Or so we thought, until we stepped into filmmaker Kathy Sidell Trustman’s sexy, refined dining room. Chef Jeffrey Fournier focuses on steak, with a variety of cuts of beef on the menu. Also… read more »

2005 BEST Steakhouse

Abe & Louie’s

Boston

Before you spend $35 on a steak, ask a few questions. That’s part of the fun at Abe & Louie’s, where the waiters sing the praises of dry aging and expound upon the flavor of New York sirloin versus a… read more »

2004 BEST Steakhouse

Abe & Louie’s

Boston

There aren’t a lot of culinary bells and whistles on the menu at Abe & Louie’s, which is just fine. This is, after all, a steakhouse. And on that front, chef Bill Bramlette delivers. He sticks to USDA prime cuts… read more »

2003 BEST Steakhouse

Oak Room

Boston

The real meat of a truly great steakhouse is just that: its meat. And while the opulent Oak Room may look too delicate to deliver on such a carnivorous front, this year it left the competition begging for scraps. Witness… read more »

2002 BEST Steakhouse

Grill 23 & Bar

Boston

Great steaks are only the tip of the iceberg at Grill 23. Sure, executive chef Jay Murray has a knack for cooking red meat, but the other dishes on the menu, including Chilean sea bass and grilled stuffed lobsters, are… read more »

2001 BEST Steakhouse

Grill 23 & Bar

Boston

You can gripe until the cows come home about Boston’s relative lack of great steakhouses, but until you’ve bitten into a richly marbled, truly succulent Delmonico at G23, you’ll get little sympathy from us. Sure, it boasts all the requisite… read more »

2000 BEST Steakhouse

Grill 23 & Bar

Boston

It’s hard to root for a champ, but when it comes to steakhouses Grill 23 has an overwhelming advantage. Why? Because this is not your traditional steakhouse: There isn’t sawdust on the floor, worn-out Laz-E-Boys for chairs, or sirloins so… read more »

1999 BEST Steakhouse

Grill 23 & Bar

Boston

When it comes to the steak-house experience, Grill 23 has it all—a cavernous men’s clubby atmosphere, impeccable service, the kind of bar where one is apt to imbibe too many martinis, and, of course, great steaks. Non-carnivores need not despair:… read more »

1998 BEST Steakhouse

The Oak Room

Boston

Forget what you think you know about steak houses. The Oak Room, this year’s dark horse candidate, puts the usual contenders to shame. Vaulted plaster ceilings and meticulously carved oak walls to form a regal setting, the capable waiters assist… read more »