Best of Boston

1999 Best Steakhouse

Grill 23 & Bar

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: The grilled swordfish is superb and the kitchen turns out a terrific paella. Sommelier Alicia Towns expertly helps you navigate a first-rate wine list.

161 Berkeley St., Boston, 617-542-2255,