YS23
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  • Review Count
    2
  • Helpfulness Votes
    0
  • First Review
    October 7, 2014
  • Last Review
    October 20, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    3.5
 
 
YS23's Reviews
 
East Coast Grill brings high level big, bold flavors with live fire grilled seafood and Low & Slow BBQ in a fun casual atmosphere. Highlighted by its open kitchen, full raw bar and funky décor; it remains a corner stone of the Greater Boston after 25 years!! The theory here is that the closer one gets to the equator, the more flavor there is in the food. Expect the chile-fueled heat of the Caribbean, the grill-savvy of Latin American cuisine, and the dynamism of Asia when you order from the regionally inspired menu. Our Brunch Bloody Mary bar has garnered quite the following of hard-core Bloody Mary enthusiasts. Drop by for Brunch (Sundays), Lunch (Saturdays), Dinner 7 days a week or for our late-nite snacks, raw bar and cocktails (Thursday through Saturday starting October 17th).
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Loud!!! at least the food was good
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/18/2014
 2014
Dined on 10/18/2014
 2014
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We went on a Saturday night and the place was packed. The staff did apologize, but we waited 10 minutes despite reservations. Once we got seated and ordered, the food came quickly and was pretty good. I have had better oysters elsewhere (there was not much brine left in the shell), but the tuna tacos and mussels were very tasty, as were the crabs and fish. My biggest gripe about the food was that the waitress urged me to get some bread with the mussels: it turned out to be $6 for 3 slices of stale grilled bread with roasted garlic. But the noise level was the worst part by far: the kitchen was purposely banging on their pots, making me jump and rendering it impossible to hear my dinner companions. I would NOT go back again on a weekend."
Dined on 10/18/2014
 2014
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Sarma is the newest venture from the team behind Oleana & Sofra. Chef Ana Sortun joins Sarma Chef/Owners Cassie Piuma, and Matt Piuma in this latest collaboration. <br /><br />Sarma is a fun and funky neighborhood restaurant in the style of a Turkish Meyhane ("wine-house"). It serves casual and carefully constructed small plates (Meze), alongside a bustling craft-cocktail program. The wine list is small, and impactful, featuring only natural wines intended to compliment Chef Cassie's flavorful cuisine. Music, communal dining options, and colors abound at this new neighborhood gem! <br />
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Moments of brilliance, but...
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/04/2014
 2014
Dined on 10/04/2014
 2014
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We love North African/Middle Eastern food, and Sarma is a great place for those flavors. The pork belly was great, and many of the other dishes were very good. However, the food on this second visit was not as consistently good as on our first. The eggplant fritters could have been crispier (the surface area ratio wasn't big enough), and the clams were chewy. We were also looking forward to the circulating specials, but only one made it to our table. Also, the servers seemed overwhelmed; it seemed to us that there were only 2 (maybe 3) waitresses for the whole dining room (about 15 tables?). While it was certainly a busy Saturday night, it's not something that you would not expect for a restaurant of this caliber (and price point)."
Dined on 10/04/2014
 2014
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies
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