2011

Restaurants & Food

Category
Steakhouse
Winner
Grill 23 & Bar
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Let the newcomers show off their newfangled steakhouse specialties; people who really love steak will always return to Boston’s exemplar of the genre. Here you’ll find dry-aged, bone-in chops and tenderloins that drip with flavor in each juicy bite. The vibe — gold rails, leather banquettes, white-coated waiters — is classic without seeming clubby.

Grill 23 & Bar | 161 Berkeley St., Boston, MA | 617-542-2255 | http://grill23.com

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Scrap all the formulas for what makes a great steakhouse (clubby this, old-world that) and swap them for brave new interpretations. That’s just what the team behind Mooo (chef Jamie Mammano and partner Paul Roiff) did, and this year, the place has come into its own. The room hews more to regal French than chop house—as does the exacting, well-timed service. Still, a steakhouse is about the meat, and Mooo bumps it up a notch—à la the pepper-crusted prime sirloin au poivre or the beef Wellington with foie gras and duxelles that’s as gloriously reinvented as the restaurant itself.

Grill 23 & Bar | 161 Berkeley St., Boston, MA | 617-542-2255 | http://grill23.com

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