***** (5 stars, based on 13 reviews)
109 Eastern Avenue (Route 133), Essex, MA 01929
The Windward Grille is an American restaurant in Essex, MA, that Boston's Hidden Restaurants has not yet reviewed, but is considered a restaurant of interest by this Web site. Below is a section where our readers can give us their own reviews of the Windward Grille.
Sample items on the menu at the Windward Grille include lobster bisque, little neck clams, roasted prime rib, Mediterranean chicken, grilled halibut, and baked stuffed shrimp.
Cost: moderately expensive
Location: Cape Ann
One Reason to Go: located in farmhouse
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*****jjk from Essex, MA, says:
Try the bar, you won't be disappointed. They now have Turkey dinner on special on Monday and Tuesday nights with the prime rib.
(Posted on 9/10/13)
*****John A. from Gloucester, MA, says:
Best seafood on the causeway. We go there for the prime rib special also on mondays. Very clean and great service.
(Posted on 9/4/12)
*****John Walsh from Woburn, MA, says:
This place is great. I wish I had a bar like that near our house. I would be there every night. The fried clams are better than anyone in town.
(Posted on 7/3/12)
*****AR from Marblehead, MA, says:
We arrived early for our reservation but were seated quickly in a booth as requested. Our waitress was pleasant & efficient. The Caesar salads were crisp & dressed perfectly. My friend's fisherman's platter was perfectly fried & delicious. I enjoyed a fabulous pan sauteed haddock with a lemon-caper sauce. I look forward to returning....many times, I hope. I like the decor, but it doesn't rate 5 stars. The food did!
(Posted on 6/25/12)
*****Carl from Lexington, MA, says:
Clean, neat, widely varied menu, fish was fresh, well prepared, service quick and nicely done, architecturally parts of the structure of the building dates to the seventeenth century but is in good condition. Seems to be prepared for the casual couple or a large party. Good food and good service.
(Posted on 1/28/12)
*****Robert & Betsey Williams from Gloucester, MA, say:
The food is great. The service is great. Every meal we have had here was fit for a king & Queen. See you guys the day after Christmas.
(Posted on 12/25/11)
*****kassidy from West Newbury, MA, says:
Amazing, i love it. Everything is awesome and the ice cream turnover is the best dessert ever. P.S. that is my uncles restaurant!
(Posted on 6/9/11)
*****Mark A. from Essex, MA, says:
Just go, you won't be sorry in the least.
Sit at the bar if you want, Tom will take great care of you. Ask him about making you a Sidecar, and talk to him about music, he knows what's what.
(Posted on 5/18/11)
*****mmc from Essex, MA, says:
I am fond of the Windward and a not infrequent customer, therefore, I was quite surprised by their inability to accommodate a simple request for a very minor menu deviation.
(Posted on 3/7/11)
*****John B from Essex, MA, says:
We go to the Windward at least once a week; the people are friendly and the food is great. Try the Cape Ann Reuben at lunch; I have never had a sandwich like it. The prime rib is great too, always tender.
(Posted on 4/26/10)
*****Sara from Gloucester, MA, say:
The Windward Grille never disappoints! The food is always great and the staff are wonderful. Prices are fair. The seafood is exceptional. Beautiful, cozy atmosphere.
(Posted on 1/31/10)
*****laura Hall from Essex, MA, says:
This restaurant is great. Well worth the drive where ever you may be coming from.
(Posted on 11/7/09)
*****Joe from Beverly, MA, says:
Facilities were clean. Service was excellent. Order was taken in a timely manner and all requests were met. Food was served relatively soon after order was placed. The portions were quite adequate and very flavorful. Our server was efficient without being bothersome. It was a pleasant evening with good food and I plan to return in the future.
(Posted on 9/27/09)
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