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“Average food, high prices”
Review of E&E Grill House

E&E Grill House
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Ranked #400 of 14,015 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $22 - $56
Cuisines: American, Contemporary, Grill
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Midtown
Cross street: Between Broadway & 8th Avenue
Transit: Subways: 1, N, R, Q, C, E, F, M
Description: E&E Grill House is a neighborhood restaurant surrounded by the marquees of Broadway theaters in historic Times Square. We treat all our guests like celebrities. Our calling card? We are a grill house-the fun, more dynamic cousin of the steakhouse. We serve excellent food at fair prices with an emphasis on grilled items and the freshest ingredients. Our menu has tasty dishes that delight vegetarians and fish lovers, - but it's our steaks and meat selections that satisfy a carnivore's cravings!
Reviewed February 2, 2014

We ate at E&E before theater. It was on a Saturday night a 6 p.m. and it was our first (and last) time eating there.

No table clothes, no atmosphere, rather charmless. The service is competent but undistinguished.

In terms of a decor, it has the feeling of a high-end coffee shop with dimmer lights. The food is mediocre, but the prices are high. The music is rhythmic and continuous - you have to lean forward to engage in conversation. (Maybe the side booths are quieter.)

There were four in our party. We collectively ordered a Caesar salad, a Tofu entre a vegetarian special entree, a muscles appetizer, a strip steak, one dessert, and 3 coffees. The bill (after a 10% discount was $122.00 and $25 tip brought the total close to $150.00).

The Caesar salad ($11) consisted of 3 wedges of Romain lettuce, coated with several pieces of cheese and salad dressing, the muscles ($14) were tasty but salty, the tofu entree ($21) consisted or 3 slabs of what looked like store-bought tofu with a Trade Joe-like dressing, the strip steak ($37) was fatty, and the special vegetarian entry ($18) was pile of farro grains garnished with hazelnuts and vinaigrette.

It's hard to get quality food in the theater district and E&E Grill House proves the point.

The unmemorable meal was a real disappointment.

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Reviewed January 30, 2014

First off, the bar is a great spot for a pre-show drink. Extensive bourbon list and very good martinis. Food was good, and prices were adequate for the location. Bar service was fantastic, restaurant a bit lacking. Great vibe and location.

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Reviewed January 29, 2014

This is a great place to have a small meal before a show, try the grilled cheese fondue or the crab cake. Wine is a little pricey but good. Bartender is top notch.

Thank travelingFelix
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Reviewed January 29, 2014

We decided to try a restaurant close to the hotel since it was cold out side. Place is a little narrow with a jazz band playing close to the bar. We had the mussel which was ok, nothing exciting and seared tuna that was really cold, more on the chilled side. Main course we had the Filet Mignon and Rack of Lamb, that also came at room temperature, Enjoyed the bottle of Malbec, skipped dessert. Waitress was pleasant and was very helpful,

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Thank RoninAxA
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Reviewed January 25, 2014

My co-worker and I tried the Grill House last week on the day of the snow storm as it was right across from our hotel. It was a great choice! The atmosphere was very comfortable, the staff excellent and the food great. There was even a jazz band playing up front which added to a very enjoyable experience. It was a bit of a busy night with the theater guests but we were not in any hurry so no complaints there. The filet and NY strip were cooked perfectly and were very tasty. The house bread/biscuits were delicious. This was such a great experience that we brought the rest of our staff back on Thursday and enjoyed the same fabulous experience. Try the braised short ribs! They are the epitome of comfort food, melt in your mouth delicious and I would order them again. The guys said the lobster bisque was excellent as well.

The best part of both dining experiences was our server, Amanda. I have to say she is probably the best server I have ever had in a dining experience! Super professional, friendly, great personality, great memory (she remember the us from Tuesday's dinner), super knowledgeable about the menu and food, great recommendations, great discussion and all the way around a wonderful asset to this restaurant. If you dine here, and she is your server, you are in for an enjoyable dinner. She was busy on Thursday and we didn't get to say goodbye but I made certain to let the manager know we had a great experience. All the staff was very professional.

Dine here....you won't be disappointed. I will definitely dine here if I am in NYC again.

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