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Windward Grille Restaurant

109 Eastern Ave, Essex, MA 01929-1331
978-768-0050
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Ranked #3 of 22 Restaurants in Essex
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The lobster bisque and baked stuffed clams were cooked perfectly and served promptly. Red wine selection is fantastic. Great service all the time. Windward is a must every time I visit Cape Ann.

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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Last night my husband & I took our clients out for their 53rd Anniversary! We eat out a lot and are always looking for new places to try. We went on Trip Advisor, as we always do, and the reviews were very good. Well, we were NOT disappointed!! :) The "colonial house" has all neat little cozy rooms. As far... More

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Gloucester, Massachusetts, United States
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58 reviews 58 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Windward is consistent offer both excellent food and service. The staff is very accommodating and the offerings on the menu is sure to please your palate. From seafood to steaks, they present a delicious meal followed by some great desserts. Always a pleasure to eat here.

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

My daughter and I ate at Windward with her great-uncle and great-aunt. We arrived early on a Monday night and caught their shrimp specials. The meal was very nice, except for the lobster bisque - which missed the mark widely. I had shrimp scampi over noodles and found it tasty. The value was compelling so it's a great place for... More

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Flemington, NJ
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We dined recently at the Windward Grille after many visits I've the years to Cape Ann. The food, service and ambiance were all terrific and we regretted that we had not dined there sooner. My wife and I decided to share an appetizer of calamari with two sauces and they were excellent. Having eaten baked or broiled seafood for most... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I've been to the Windward several times for lunch and dinner and have been very satisfied with the quality of the meals. I went for a late lunch on a Monday with family and ordered the lobster salad and two appetizers; fried oysters and bacon-wrapped scallops to share. Another family member had the shepherd's pie (which she was very happy... More

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Topsfield, Massachusetts
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We had a great dinner. Our friends from Florida, love lobster and this was the place to have it. It was a busy Saturday night and the service was wonderful. Will definitely come back again with out of town friends or just us locals!

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Essex, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

It doesn't have any ocean views but we don't care as we see the ocean all the time from our house - it's on route 133 between Essex and Gloucester. What it DOES have is great food with good size portions, comfortable seating, plenty of parking and good service. The ambience is good too.

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Danvers, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This is one of my family's favorite places and we dine here frequently. The food is consistently well prepared and always delicious. Be aware that portions are very generous. Haddock and salmon dishes are wonderful and the Seafood Audrey spectacular. This is a restaurant where regardless of what you order you can be assured it will be excellent. Don't miss... More

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TOPSFIELD
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53 reviews 53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We hadn't been here since it changed ownership a few years ago and we were pleasantly surprised. It is better than ever! Although we went there for the seafood, I chose my favorite - rack of lamb. It was done just right and very delicious. Others in our party chose the fresh haddock, salmon and buffalo chicken served over a... More

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