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Eastside Grill

19 Strong Ave, Northampton, MA 01060-3922
413-586-3347
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Ranked #13 of 124 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
Conway, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

I was a regular at the Eastside Grill from the very beginning. It was a brilliant concept at the time and became an instant classic for visitors to Northampton. The menu was varied and original and the specials were usually fantastic and fresh. I moved to Chicago when the restaurant was about 5 or 6 years into its run and... More

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Northampton, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The food is upscale but nothing special, the bartender I believe her (?) name was Sam, was incredibly snobby and rude. We will definitely avoid this place at all costs!!!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Just dined at Eastside,was so disappointed with our meal. Seafood risotto was made with 1 scallop a few fresh shrimp and what I assumed was canned lobster meat. Risotto was a lump of mush. I've had better at home from a box. My husband had a boneless breast chicken that was over cooked. Service was slow,our waitress was overwhelmed with... More

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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
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 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
14 helpful votes 14 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
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98 reviews 98 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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