Best of Boston

2017 Best Steakhouse

Grill 23 & Bar

In this casual-everything era, it comes as a welcome relief to walk into Grill 23, where garçons wear jackets and ties; mix a damn fine martini, shaken tableside; and serve lavish side dishes, impressive wines, and above all, salty, darkly crusted cuts of meat. The 100-day-aged prime rib-eye, in particular, is the best the city has to offer—so tender and perfectly cooked you’ll be forgiven for declining the velvety béarnaise that comes on the side.

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