Myself and the SO went there last night. We were quite disappointed especially considering the positive opinions we had heard about the restaurant. After reviewing some of the opinions on the board about the place, it looks like our experience wasn't too far out of the ordinary.
Drinks were terrible. Their hard iced tea was weird tasting. I asked about ti and they said there was allspice in it. I had some punch that went down easy enough but wasn't worth the $8. And I also had a taste of the pepper martini because I was thinking about ordering it and I almost vomited. Yay!
Apps were OK. Oysters were fine but somewhat expensive at $2.15 apiece. Mango should never be put into a mignonette sauce. The Raw Tuna Poke would have been much better if they didn't cover up the flavor of the very nice tuna with what tasted like bottled ginger dressing.
Main course was awful. Tuna tacos with WAYYYY too much cumin and cheapo FLOUR!!!!! tortillas and some sort of weird sour dressing. Why do they have to ruin the nice fish? I had Burnt Ends BBQ sandwich. Everything about it and the sides that were served with it were terrible. Watermelon, in November, really?
Service was fine. Prices seemed reasonable to a bit high. We won't be going back.
East Coast Grill and Raw Bar
1271 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02139