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The Grill

3.7
37 reviews
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$30 and under
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Middle Eastern
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The Grill is located in the heart of Waltham, off Moody Street and across from the Embassy Cinema. We are proud of our charming and casual family restaurant. We use an international mix of recipes, unified with a theme of Mediterranean kabobs and vegetarian dished. Above every consideration, we want the freshest and pristine quality of the meats and produce to speak for themselves. Healthy cooking is our main objective and that's why we only serve the food that we would cook at home for our family.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Persian
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Hours of operation

Lunch: Friday, Saturday 11:30am - 10:00pm Sunday 11;30 to 8 pm.
Dinner: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - 4:00pm - 9:00pm,, Friday- Saturday 11;30pm - 10:00pm, Sunday 11:30pm - 8:00pm.
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Phone number
(781) 891-0800
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Catering
We would love to work with you and create a menu that complements your taste and budget.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Moody St.
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Parking details
Street parking as well as municipal parking lot available.
What 37 People Are Saying
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3.7based on all time ratings
3.8
food
3.7
service
3.0
ambience
4.0
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69% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Had a dinner before a movie across the street. Wide selection of Mediterranean/Greek food. well presented. Food was good. Atmosphere fair. Good place for a dinner before a movie.

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4.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Tasty food, helpful waitstaff, and I could hear my partner talk even with the music running in the background. Plus, helpfully across from the movie theatre.

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3.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Interesting m’étirant Food

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Middle Eastern fare that was just delicious. We four shared the appetizers with pita bread which was so good I could easily have made a meal of it. I had the lamb shish kabob which was perfectly prepared. Each of us commented that we'd definitely be back. In parting, they were busy but despite that, the service was excellent a quite friendly. Definitely a keeper.

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2.0Dined on October 28, 2017

Food tasted and looked like it was from a highway food court.

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4.0Dined on October 28, 2017

Delicious Mediterranean food! Eggplant dip, humus, etc were really excellent with good pita bread. Beef gyro with good with slices of pickled beets as an extra accompaniment. Beef koobidah, not sure if I have that spelling correct, was nicely spiced ground beef kabob that was crisp on the outside and moist inside. I will definitely get that again. Tabulah salad was very good. Everything seemed fresh and made to order, generous portions. Very good service. Perfect for before or after a movie. Cheerful interior, bright and clean AND we could hear ourselves talk!

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5.0Dined on October 21, 2017

Very impressed with the quality of the service and the of the food. Much better than I expected from a small local restaurant. The value was quite good also.

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4.0Dined on July 2, 2017

Hot Sunday, perfect for salads and grilled meats!
Really good iced coffee....
Always a happy experience

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3.0Dined on June 18, 2017

Family-friendly restaurant. Reasonable Mediterranean selections. Appetizers good. Lamb Shish-kabobs were somewhat overcooked despite requesting them to be medium rare. Could have used a bit more seasoning; the flavors were fine, just nothing special and a little underwhelming. There was a red sauce that looked and tasted like salsa out of a jar served between the kabobs and the rice, which seemed out of place and a bit odd. The rice pilaf was moist and again, a bit underwhelming in flavor. All in all an ok meal, but nothing special.

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2017

Good food for everyday. Not necessarily a special occasion or to impress anyone. Good value.

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1.0Dined on March 25, 2017

Dirty tables
Luke warm food brought out all at once
Hair in the food
Never eat here again!

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1.0Dined on February 19, 2017

Although they took my reservation on Open Table, they were in fact closed. I received a iPhone notice 25 minutes after the reservation time, although sadly, I had already driven to Waltham. The ratings are hypothetical. There is no N/A.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2017

My date and I were in for Valentine's Day at around 7:30. We stayed until about 9. The food was great and the service was excellent. The only real surprise was that they don't serve alcohol, we didn't know that. Not sure if you can byob?

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3.0Dined on January 30, 2017

Nice change of pace. The shush kebab was moist and tender and the rice really good. I ordered the combination and there was way more than I could eat. Next time I'll just order 1. Too bad they don't have a liquor license.

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5.0Dined on January 21, 2017

If you are interested in eating something different then this the place to have wonderful food, great taste, and the services was fantastic.

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2016

Our service was excellent. quick and knowledgeable. The Middle Eastern menu was just what we were looking for. Nicely prepared, simple home style food. The hummus was fresh and the kebabs flavorful, not dry as they sometimes are. Would return. Wish they had beer and wine. Very convenient for cinema across street and municipal parking nearby.

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2.0Dined on November 12, 2016

Sadly, we came here for a quick bite before going to the movies. Not sure if they were ,issuing wait staff or cooking staff, but by the time we were able to order we were told we could one of three things that could be done in time. And they do not have any alcohol, which might have softened the blow.

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4.0Dined on October 8, 2016

The food was really excellent! Great flavors across the board. Definitely will go there again

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4.0Dined on September 24, 2016

We went to this restaurant because it is across from the movie theater and we love greek food. Our order was taken quickly; we order a greek salad and 2 chicken souvlakis. The salad took a long time to be served. It was a good salad but nothing special, especially for a greek restaurant. I get better greek salads in a diner. The souvlakis were also ok. The chicken didn't taste like a greek restaurant's chicken. It was seasoned but again nothing special. Not sure we would go there again.

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2.0Dined on June 20, 2016

When we ate at the Grill in Waltham at 7:30 on a Tuesday evening in the Summer I was surprised that we were the only diners. We sat by the open windows with a lovely view and fresh air, but I could not shake the fact that the restaurant was empty. The service is adequate and the menu is tasty, but clearly not chef created. Overall, the Grill is ok, but I will likely not return.

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4.0Dined on June 12, 2016

Great to have yummy Middle Eastern food... very hard to find in 'burbs.
The best rice since the old Red Fez... it's about that red sauce!
Nothing fancy here, just home cooked solid good food.
Can hardly wait to go back .
All they need is icy cold retsina!
Thank you.

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4.0Dined on June 12, 2016

9 of us went there for lunch on Sunday. The food was good, the service was good. It met all of our expectations.

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4.0Dined on June 4, 2016

I was looking for a place my elderly mother would enjoy. This was a great choice! The food was very good, and the service was outstanding! I am looking forward to returning soon!

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3.0Dined on May 29, 2016

we had dinner before the movies and the food was good but no gluten free choices at all and when I asked for cut up veggies to dip in the hummus (one of their appetizers), they said they did not have any vegetables that weren't already pre made into the salads. It would also be great if they had a liquor license.

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2016

We had fun meal . The food was authentic and plentiful. The service was great. We will go back!

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4.0Dined on March 19, 2016

Good food for a good price....nothing fancy .....excellent service.

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4.0Dined on March 19, 2016

I had the greek salad with grilled chicken and it was excellent, and reasonably priced. Waitress was very sweet - would definitely return!

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4.0Dined on March 6, 2016

This is one of those restaurants that look unassuming, but the food was terrific. I had the curry chicken, my wife has the lamb/beef/chicken kabob, served by a friendly waitress.

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3.0Dined on January 28, 2016

I love the Grill. They are very nice and eager to please. That said, we were one of only two tables occupied. It took an extraordinarily long time to get our food and at first it was delivered to the other table. Additionally my companion's meal was not prepared as requested and then had to be sent back.

The food is delicious and the folks are really nice. I want them to succeed and will try again.

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3.0Dined on November 13, 2015

Dined here several times. Would not return if not good food. Always seems to be an issue with what is ordered versus what is served.

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4.0Dined on April 17, 2015

Excellent middle eastern fare - some unusual items on the menu. All was well-prepared, especially the warm grape leaves in lemon sauce. Nice service, too.

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3.0Dined on January 11, 2015

Dependably good food, attentive service, eclectic menu, so something for every taste.

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3.0Dined on August 19, 2014

I was expecting a nice sit down restaurant, but the feel is more of a walk in and order type of place. The food was pretty good although not my exact view of Mediterranean. Overall good experience

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2.0Dined on August 9, 2014

It was a warm night and the restaurant was not air-conditioned. The front wall was opened but there was no breeze. They said that they had no record of my reservation.

This restaurant offers movie tickets to the Embassy Landmark for $8 each. They add the cost of the tickets to the food bill which can result in tipping on the cost of the movie.

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4.0Dined on July 10, 2014

A quiet little restaurant off the main street in Waltham. The food is great with a true Mediterranean quality. Service is fast and efficient. We'll be back.

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4.0Dined on June 24, 2014

This is an unassuming little place, with a very friendly staff who welcomed us upon arrival. It is open and airy and there is one large window that opens out to the street and adds to this feeling.

The food (Mediterranean) is quite good. I am a vegan and ordered the veggie skewers and rice. It was delicious. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to others.

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3.0Dined on May 11, 2014

I know this place is just re-opening as The Grill. The server and the management at The Grill are very nice and gracious, and I have little doubt that they will do fine, however it seemed that they have a few kinks to work out. My turkey tips were undercooked in the middle, and I got the wrong salad dressing on my salad. As I understand it, they are waiting for their beer/wine license.
All that said, I would go there again. I hope they can establish themselves - we need a great mediterranean place in the neighborhood.

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