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Best Rec for Steakhouse in Boston please

UES Mayor Nov 27, 2012 01:41 AM

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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    HubFlyer Nov 27, 2012 03:44 AM

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

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    1. re: HubFlyer
      UES Mayor Nov 27, 2012 04:19 AM

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

    2. C. Hamster Nov 27, 2012 05:30 AM

      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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        foodieX2 Nov 27, 2012 10:02 AM

        second that!

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          Delhiwala Nov 27, 2012 01:57 PM

          Third that!

      2. Bob Dobalina Nov 27, 2012 05:45 AM

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

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          Gabatta Nov 27, 2012 09:59 AM

          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.

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            Bob Dobalina Nov 27, 2012 10:36 AM

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

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              Gabatta Nov 27, 2012 10:36 AM

              true dat

        2. hungrytommy Nov 27, 2012 07:48 AM

          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
            C. Hamster Nov 27, 2012 07:53 AM

            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. C. Hamster Nov 27, 2012 12:39 PM

            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 ...

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              BellaBoston Nov 27, 2012 01:05 PM

              Grill 23 is definitely the best food. Capital Grill is 2nd best and might be a bit more boisterous, depending on what day of the week. Abes is fun but the food is nowhere near as good, in my opion. Flemings and Smith and Wollensky are even further down the scale, again, in my opinion.

              1. MABMAQ Nov 27, 2012 01:12 PM

                anyone tried Fogo de Chao yet ? just opened at the Westin

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                  Alcachofa Nov 27, 2012 02:09 PM

                  I have to confess. I ate at a Fogo de Chao in, I think, Dallas (or Houston... some business trip several years ago), and I liked it better than Midwest Grill. Pricier, to be sure.

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                    treb Nov 27, 2012 03:34 PM

                    I've been to several, not by my choice, I find the meats to be very salty. The salad etc bar is pretty nice.

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                    carneyvore Nov 28, 2012 06:54 AM

                    Abe & Louis & Grill 23 are the best. Despite bad Chow comments, I've had good experiences @ Moooo. Smith & Wollensky and Fleming's definitely not at the same level as A & L & Grill 23.

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