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Best Rec for Steakhouse in Boston please

Will be staying in Copley Sq so anywhere within walking distance or short cab ride would be fine. Want fun boistrous place for friends to gather who are real beef eaters.

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  1. Grill 23 certainly fulfills the requirement of location (just a few blocks) and boisterous (loud, anyway).

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    1. re: HubFlyer

      Have done Grill 23 many times-always loved it-maube will stick with it.

    2. You are within easy walking distance of Capitol grill, Abe and Louies, Smith and Wollensky, Flemings, and Grill 23.

      My vote is absolutely for Grill 23.

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      1. Fun and boisterous is definitely Abe & Louis over Grill 23.
        It's also closer to Copley than G23.

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        1. re: Bob Dobalina

          A&L has the divorcee, cougar, gameshow host horror show to watch at the bar, however I think G23 is every bit as boisterous (in the better connotations of the word) as A&L.

          Lunch or brunch OK, but A&L's dinner is pretty meh from my experience.

          1. re: Gabatta

            Well....
            I guess it's all in how you define the word "boisterous."

        2. I don't think Abe and Louie's is as good as it used to be. I vote Grill 23

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          1. re: hungrytommy

            Abe and Loue'is is not nearly as good as it used to be. And depending where in Copley Sq you are Grill 23 might be closer.

            If you care about the food = Grill 23

          2. Just got back from retirement lunch at G23.

            Underenthused. Tenderloin was a bit tough and totally unseasoned. "crispy" potatoes weren't and tasted like old oil. People hated the crab cakes. Chocolate tower impressed for dessert.

            Maybe it was just the catering menu ...