Best of Boston

2013 Best Steakhouse

Grill 23

A truly great steakhouse has exactly four essential elements: a bustling dining room, a fresh raw bar, top-notch sides, and—most important—expertly cooked beef. With all of these boxes easily checked off, this Back Bay institution takes it a step further with prime dry-aged cuts and a range of other entrees both comforting (meatloaf with pimiento cheese grits) and refined (soft-shell crab with peas, favas, and pickled ramps).

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