Best of Boston

2016 Best Steakhouse

Grill 23

If Boston’s love affair with all things techy and new ever wears you down, remember: Practice makes perfect, and few steakhouses have fed us for as long or as flawlessly as Grill 23. In the clubby dining room, staffers ferry platters of oysters on ice followed by darkly crusted, tickle-me-pink cuts of salty meat. No gimmicks, no trends. As at any great steakhouse, seafood and sides satisfy—but better to simply order the 100-day dry-aged rib-eye, lean back, and enjoy the timeless atmosphere.

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