Best of Boston

2019 Best Steakhouse

Grill 23 & Bar

In a transforming city, this old-school icon employs the same formula that’s kept it a top chop shop for 30-plus years: Take expertly cooked steaks, such as the legendary 100-day-aged rib-eye; add an exceptional wine list of ruby cabs and celebration-worthy bubbles; and wrap everything in such handsome, Brahmin-era trappings as dark wood, white tablecloths, and even tableside cigar service—ideal for puffing outside after inhaling a brûléed banana split.

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