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Windward Grille Restaurant

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109 Eastern Ave, Essex, MA 01929-1331
978-768-0050
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 55
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 10
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  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Meeting Up with Friends

A great place to bring family and/or friends. The food is always good and reasonably prices. My hubby loves the Haddock Piccata. the fish is always fresh & the lemon/caper sauce just right. If you love lamb, try their "rack"! Two good size racks with yummy accompaniments. Enough for leftovers.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

A great place to bring family and/or friends. The food is always good and reasonably prices. My hubby loves the Haddock Piccata. the fish is always fresh & the lemon/caper sauce just right. If you love lamb, try their "rack"! Two good size racks with yummy accompaniments. Enough for leftovers.

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Ipswich, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

I have a small group that meets here for luncheon every month and the food is consistently good. Some dishes are better than others. I had the Seafood Audrey today which consists of scallops, shrimp and salmon baked in a dish with a white sauce and sprinkled with crumbs. This is served with 2 side dishes and is under $13.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We went here expecting a good meal based on the great reviews and were very disappointed. The service was not very good. The server would walk by our table and flash a look, missing the empty water glasses. We'd continually have to ask for refills. Two of us ordered the baked haddock. Both came out dry and overcooked. I had... More 

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Boxford, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

The restaurant is housed in an old house. There are a lot of small rooms so it has an intimate feeling. The room to the left of the entrance has a fireplace and is a good room for family gatherings as it feels like your own dining room. The food, particularly the seafood, is very good.

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North Andover, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I love the menu, the ambiance, and the service. The house is was build in 1680 and is said to be haunted. Yes, the place does get over crowded for dinners on the weekend. I try to go for lunch where there are no crowds.

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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We have dined at the Windward Grille Restaurant on several occasions and have never had a disappointing experience. The food is well prepared, well presented, and well served. There is an excellent wine list, in addition to a well diversified and variety of entrée selections. Being in the coastal town of Essex, you are offered a nice selection of seafood... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

This is a go to place for us. We go here about once a month. They take reservations and are always accommodating. I usually have the tuna app which is wonderful! My husband thoroughly enjoys the fried clam/ scallop combo. My one complaint is feeling rushed at times ( not always) but tonight we got our apps and 5 minutes... More 

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Lynnfield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

I have eaten in this restaurant times but this is my first time this calendar ear. I got my favorite two things. The spicy seafood chowder is delicious and words can barely describe how good how good the seafood cannelloni is. It is small and compact so it does not take long to eat but it is great. I remember... More 

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Peabody, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Nice area and reasonable food but service was tough. The place was empty and bartender/server asked me to keep kids quit? What??

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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

After visiting Cogwell's Grant, we were looking for a nice restaurant to have lunch. I am very glad that I looked at TA and "found" this restaurant. The restaurant is outside of the downtown Essex area and up Rt 133 a bit. The building itself dates to 1690 or so and has several rooms. Our hostess asked us which room... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 109 Eastern Ave, Essex, MA 01929-1331
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cape Ann  >  Essex
  • Phone Number: 978-768-0050

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?