Cambridge, MA 02139
East Coast Grill has a pretty straightforward philosophy: wicked fresh, local seafood; slow and low BBQ; and big bold flavors, in a professional yet casual environment. And it seems to be working for them. The casual Inman Square eatery has been bustling since 1985.
Brightly colored walls, whimsical light fixtures and tirelessly friendly staff give nightly dinner service and Sunday brunch a relaxed, upbeat vibe. But the lighthearted approach to the dining experience belies the seriousness with which they approach their cooking.
Despite an ownership change in early 2012, the restaurant upholds the standards of its original owner, James Beard Award-winning chef and cookbook author Chris Schlesinger, whose southern upbringing, beach bum days and pyromaniacal tendencies lay the culinary groundwork for the menu.