We will be backWhile I have had lunch at EE clients on several occasions I had never had dinner there. When a group of friends were in town over the weekend, I thought I would give it a shot and we were not disappointed. A friendly voice called to confirm our reservations and we were promptly seated at the time we booked.
Once seated, drinks we ordered and served promptly. Although the menu is not large, everyone in our group of eight quickly found something of interest (daily specials looked great) and we were not disappointed. From filling salads, to perfectly fried selections to the Lobster Roll, we ate every last bite. I was a little disappointed in the Salted Carmel Ice Cream Sandwich dessert, but the cheese cake was inventive and delicious.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMOur first time at the eastOur first time at the east ender. Liked the diverse menu. The chilled soup special left a lot to be desired but the rest of the items we chose were good. Would definitely come back.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMBest meat in townOur entrees were outstanding -- really the best meat I've eaten! You can tell that it's local and it's fresh. We enjoyed the veggies too!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat spot and timewe had a wonderful mother's day brunch with great food, service, table location and overall a terrific experience. would go back often!!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMEast Ender a MustEasily an eater's city, Portland is home to many great restaurants. Living amiably next to the popular Duck Fat, The East Ender holds its own. Great service paired with solid cocktails and incredible food makes for a great dining experience. Chef-Owner Mitchell Gerow has put together an interesting and eclectic menu of home-style favorites and strong high-end dining dishes. Highlights include but are far from limited to deviled eggs that change garnish daily an incredible line up of house-made charcuterie. Nothing on the menu comes in a package, it's all in house. If you need something special, just ask for Mitch or Meg. they'll take good care of you.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat choice!Had a wonderful experience at East Ender. Will 100% be back. I had the burger- which sounds simple but was FULL of amazing flavor!! Not to mention the salt and vinegar fries which I will dream about until I have them again...
The other menu item I suggest is a must have is the nachos which are topped with large pieces of lobster :) amazing!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Place!Matt and his staff did a great job. The food is excellent as usual and the specials are always amazing. Love the locally sourced and in-house made dishes. This is a Don't Miss restaurant.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMnice neighborhood placeEast Ender is a nice spot for a casual dinner. The menu is limited, especially is you don't want fried food, but it is tasty. The atmosphere and service make it worth going.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMComfort food prepared withComfort food prepared with panache. Locally sourced and meats smoked/cured in-house. Inventive combinations. Both upstairs and down have great but different vibes. Our favorite East End restaurant.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AM