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Eastside Grill

19 Strong Ave, Northampton, MA 01060-3922
413-586-3347
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Ranked #8 of 125 Restaurants in Northampton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Good for: Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
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English first
Northampton, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

With sooooo many restaurants to choose from in Northampton this is a consistently great place to go. Service top notch and food is fabulous...especially if you like a little heat! Dined with some friends and enjoyed appetizers, I recommend the Cajun meatballs....YUM! Our dinners included steak, seafood and chicken and no one was disappointed...excellent. Our server, Matt, was helpful with... More

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Portsmouth, RI, USA
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The blackened rib-eye was cooked perfectly (medium rare as ordered) and the spices were just right. Wine selection was quite good, with a few choices in the half bottle size, which worked great for us. Salads were large and excellent. No room for the decadent desserts, unfortunately. They sounded really good...

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Northampton, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I'm never disappointed at Eastside. The food is consistently fresh and delicious. The waitstaff is efficient and caring. My mother has mobility problems and they always make it easy for her. If there is ever a problem, it is immediately resolved, even when the customer has caused it. The owner, Deb, puts herself heart and soul into every aspect of... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Visited on June 30 with a party of 8 for dinner. Very impressive menu selection set the tone. Enjoyed a tasty shrimp bruschetta for an appetizer. Our server, Jennifer was phenomenal answering questions and providing top notch service with a very friendly smile that matched her personality! I enjoyed the chicken with pignoli crust while my son devoured the 10... More

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Chesterfield, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

ES Grill started off with a bang when it opened years ago and remained exciting for years, but in our view, has shifted to a lower standard despite its adventurous and eclectic menu. At dinner the place always seems quite busy, which is a bit puzzling to us considering that this is quite restaurant-dense town. I think you can still... More

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West Hartford CT
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

read some reviews on TA and decided to give Eastside a try...very satisfied. Started with some oysters on the half shell, moved onto a seafood stew that was tomato based and finished with seared tuna and wasabi dressing. Highlight was definitely the tuna. Perfect combo of wasabi and may (I think) and the rare tuna was perfectly rare. Finished off... More

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Amherst, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The Eastside Grill continues to have the vitality, creativity and attentive service that I've come to expect at every visit! The menu is eclectic, yes, but they consistently pull off unusual, well prepared and delicious food. It's a busy place that does not, however, sacrifice service or warmth. The wait staff was terrific and worked well together on a very... More

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Greenfield, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I haven't been to the Eastside Grill in years. We were looking for someplace to celebrate a birthday, and the birthday boy suggested Eastside. Parking was the only down side, but what a pleasant dining experience! The menu is eclectic, but has something for everyone. Substitutions were graciously accommodated. We started with calamari, and it was some of the best... More

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Enfield, Connecticut
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I made a reservation to take my 84 year old mother with lung cancer, res made for 5:30, when we got there they said that they did not accept reservations for patio, I wanted to speak to the person who made the reservation because it took us 45 minutes to get there.... A woman who claimed to be the owner... More

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Oxford
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Sitting on the porch on a warm evening this place has good atmosphere, very friendly and helpful staff, and good food. The one disappointment for me I'm putting down to a culture clash. As a Brit, when the menu referred to a raspberry jus accompanying the baked cod I assumed that it would be a light reduction. I was therefore... More

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