East Coast Grill & Raw Bar
Food was quite good and sufficientlFood was quite good and sufficiently varied choices available. Long list of a la carte sides is a plus. Staff was very helpful. Setting is unpretentious, informal and fits in the active neighborhood scene. The biggest downside is the very loud noise: the open kitchen in the middle of the dining space has a constant din of clanging pots and dishes and this forces the diner conversations to get louder and louder...so not at all conducive to quiet conversation.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMNoisy but goodWe had a reservation but got seated at a really bad table--tight location and very noisy (right near the bar and the path that all the servers had to take to bring food to the restaurant beyond us). Food was delicious--three of us had the barbecue trio platter and I had the grilled mahi-mahi. But we weren't inclined to linger over our meal due to the noise level, and skipped desert and coffee which we might otherwise have ordered.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMTry it for brunch too!!We know East Coast Grill for its wonderful, spicy food for lunch and dinner. Sunday brunch was a pleasant surprise. The restaurant takes reservations for brunch, so you don't necessarily get hit with a long wait. French toast, eggs, terrific spicy sides of sausage, bacon steak and stuffed banana were all outstanding. Coffee was notably good.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMI'd been wanting to try EastI'd been wanting to try East Coast Grill ever since I read an article about it in the NY Times. As a transplanted Southerner, I also was craving good BBQ. When I walked in and smelled the fantastic aroma, I already was in heaven. I got the trio BBQ platter of pulled pork, brisket and dry-rub ribs. Pulled pork was not 100% authentic but still very good. Brisket was very tender and sauce was great. Saved the ribs to take home and haven't had a chance to try them yet. Baked beans were awesome, as was the cornbread (which I just had for breakfast). They also had an interesting and reasonable wine list. My only complaint was that the amount of food for the price seemed a little low.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMDined here with friends andDined here with friends and yet again had great meals. The oysters were fabulous, as was the special mango margarita. The tuna was great, and the other meals were great as well. Will come back again.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Wing Night eventWe went for their special wing night event and were not disappointed. All the various flavors we tried were excellent and give kudos to the staff because the big red ones were super hot.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMLived up to my expectationsLived up to my expectations and recommendations from all my reviews. It was great!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMA fun blast for us allWe had a fun blast. After being shut out 3 times, we got smart and booked conveniently and easily through Open Table. The group came in gradually, which was no problem for the restaurant. We then enjoyed great banter with a knowledgable intelligent server who could recommend the specials and the specialties. All in all it was great, healthy and delicious food.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMa unique brunchGlad we made a reservation through Open Table - there was a line outside waiting for the start of Sunday Brunch. An unconventional menu with a few spins on standard offerings - one of our group enjoyed the french toast, with seasonal guava jam on the side. The rest of us appreciated excellent fish dishes - the black&blue tuna tacos were fresh and well-balanced, and the catfish reuben was good quality with a nice blend of flavors and textures. The grilled corn on the cob was a fun starter for the four of us to share. The only disappointment was a side of fried plantains that was a bit bland, and slightly undercooked. Service was excellent, even though busy. Our waiter describing many of the dishes we will have to go back to try.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMYUM!Although they did not have our Open Table reservation (stated system should have shut off after they opened), after speaking to manager, our parking was comped and we received free drinks. Food was outstanding as was the atmosphere! Service was okay but not fabulous. The restaurant felt like we were part of the hip scene of Cambridge MA with oustanding food. I highly recommend!3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMNot fancy, but greatWonderful barbecue--the best brisket (Texas style) that I've had in a long time--coupled with friendly and fast service. A great treat.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our second visitThis was our second visit to East Coast Grill and it didn't disappoint. The oysters are so fresh and delicious, I'd be happy making a meal out of them! The ingredients are fresh and delicious. Being a pastry chef, I'm pretty picky about desserts. The banana chocolate bread pudding was fantastic! This has become one of our favorite places.2/28/2013 12:00:00 AMI thought the food was fantastic.I thought the food was fantastic. Love the heat. Keep up the good work.
Cugino2/28/2013 12:00:00 AM