Sunday, February 1, 2015

End's Meet

East End Grille leads the East Somerville revival


Finally, a reason to go to East Somerville that doesn't involve your car being towed.
Because we know it's been a while since you went voluntarily. Before, if your car was towed here, you considered letting the thing rot. But then, Sullivan Square wasn't rocking burgers, beers, and Bloody Marys at a place nearby called East End Grille
The neighborhood hadn't yet been reclaimed by a reclaimed bar layered in Virginia barn lumber and wasabi Bloody Marys. It didn't have an open kitchen where chef Roberto Coreia would offer up classic American bistro fare.

Until now, it simply wasn't worth the detour. 
Here's what is: Prince Edward Island mussels served in an insanely aromatic tomato broth with grilled focaccia, and lemon-and-garlicky pan-seared scallops.

By the time you get to the main course — salmon wrapped in sweet potato or the juicy East End burger with Irish cheddar, bacon, and housemade chili-mayo — you may be so into your food that you forget to put quarters in the meter. 
It's okay. We can think of worse places to be stuck. 

East End Grille
118 Broadway, Somerville
(617) 628-6000

Price: 2 (out of 4)
Noise: 2 (out of 4)
Subway: Orange Line to Sullivan
Best bets: East End burger; grilled filet mignon; wasabi Bloody Mary
Nearby: Vinny's; Tavern at the End of the World; Mount Vernon Pub

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