THE EAST BAY GRILLE
~ by Jen Nonenmacher
The East Bay Grille is located directly on the scenic Plymouth waterfront with sweeping views of the harbor and coastline. It’s the perfect picturesque location for lunch, dinner, cocktails after work, a leisurely Sunday meal or for your next function. The panoramic views of the ocean are almost as breathtaking as the fare at The East Bay Grille—and so combined, the perfect atmosphere has been captured.
Located at 173 Water Street on Plymouth’s Town Wharf, The East Bay Grille has a casual, relaxed and nautical feel. The property in and of itself is very unique and spacious with tons of room for guests both indoors and out. Every seat in the large dining room has a view of the water and the equally impressive lounge and bar area overlook the harbor as well. Outside, you will find a beautiful bar and patio area off of the back lawn as well as a platform deck that is open to all guests when functions are not being held. Additionally, this spring a new outdoor lounge will be installed off of the patio and adjacent to the outdoor bar.
The menu at The East Bay Grille boasts a huge selection of traditional—and some not-so-traditional—New England fare and meals are made with the freshest seasonal ingredients available. Menu items such as clam chowder, calamari, ahi tuna and mussels appetizers, grilled salmon salad and the lobster roll are staple favorites at this restaurant. Delicious lunch entrees such as the Seafood Risotto, a generous portion of sautéed sea scallops, shrimp and lobster tossed in a lobster broth, served over saffron risotto and garnished with spinach and the Lobster Salad Roll, sweet chunks of lobster lightly seasoned and served with coleslaw and a choice of house fried or pasts salad will make your mouth water.
The dinner menu is extensive and equally well-rounded featuring decadent entrees such as Swordfish Picatta, a charbroiled swordfish steak finished with a lemon caper butter sauce served with wild mushroom risotto and a hippie carrot and asparagus duo; the Town Wharf Sirloin, a charbroiled New York sirloin served with whipped mashed potatoes and sautéed spinach, topped with caramelized onions and melted Great Hill bleu cheese, finished with a cabernet au jus; and the Filet Au Poivre, a charbroiled tri-colored peppercorn crusted filet mignon finished with a cognac shallot butter served with blue cheese mashed potatoes and bacon wrapped green beans.
Twice a year, in the spring and fall, Joel Mantel, the head chef at East Bay, collaborates with management and with his staff to draw on the latest culinary trends and make seasonal additions to the menu. This spring you can look forward to new seasonal entrees featuring Chilean sea bass, halibut and grouper. The wine list and cocktail menu are not to be overlooked—especially because the bartenders are always concocting new drinks to pair with seasonal specials and to keep the offering of spirits fresh and exciting.
The East Bay Grille is the ideal destination for any function you are planning—from a birthday party to a wedding reception. There are several different spaces on the property to host an event including The Alcove, which is located next to the bar with gorgeous views and can host up to forty people. The private dining room is available for parties of up to 65 people and the back lawn, which overlooks historic Plymouth Harbor, can be utilized for groups up to 200. With full service, flexible packages and tent rental, The East Bay Grille is one of the most scenic and popular booking locations for weddings in the area. Function menus are designed to meet the needs of any size group for any occasion and include the Cocktail Party Menu, Brunch Menu, multiple luncheon and dinner menus as well as the Lobster Boil Menu. All packages can be designed and modified to meet the needs and tastes of your guests and East Bay’s event manager, Kelsey Caliri, will be there to assist you with planning every detail of your event.
On the other hand, if you plan to host your event at home, then The East Bay Grille is prepared to come to you with their friendly staff and delicious food. Catering and providing offsite full service is another of East Bay’s specialties and an area of the business that will be expanding.
Five nights a week in the summertime (Wednesday-Sunday), The East Bay Grille offers live entertainment with a special focus on the regular Sunday band, JD, Billy and Ken. These guys love to while away Sunday afternoons at Easy Bay singing the oldies, giving the already pleasant atmosphere a special and lively flare. In addition to hosting local, live entertainment five nights a week, The East Bay Grille is involved with the community of Plymouth on several levels. This year, East Bay Grille was a platinum sponsor for the 7th annual Liam’s Run. This 5K road race is Plymouth’s Police and Fire Department’s yearly fundraiser for the Liam Macomber Memorial Fund. Proceeds from this event go directly to the fund, which helps families who have experienced the loss of a child and also awards scholarships to graduates of Plymouth North and South High Schools to help offset the cost of college expenses.
If you haven’t already been to The East Bay Grille, it’s time to put that on the top of your to-do list. If you’ve already been, then I’m sure you’ll be back—see you there!
The East Bay Grille
173 Water Street • Town Wharf, Plymouth