East-West Grille

4.03 miles
3.33 out of 5
3 votes
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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526 New Park Ave.
West Hartford, CT 06107
(860) 236-3287

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East-West Grille, a popular 12-year-old restaurant housed in a classic silver-line diner, recently added more specials to its extensive menu, including Thai spaghetti, a dish with fresh minced vegetables, curry, and the option to choose your own protein. They’ve also expanded their breakfast options, which owner Manola Sidara described as a traditional menu “with a touch of eastern flavors.” In the springtime, there’s patio dining and a garden in the back, where Sidara grows basil, cilantro, mint, okra, celery, chard and lots of chili peppers to use in their dishes (the staff wears shirts that read “some like it hot”). “It’s not a big place, and it’s very family-oriented,” Sidara said. “Everything is fresh.”

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Posted by Westie on 11/18/2013 at 04:23
We arrived on a Thursday evening at around 6PM and pulled into the small parking lot. The restaurant was almost surrounded by pots containing fresh herbs plus some flowers. On entering, we greeted and directed to a booth, but the combination of air conditioning and ceiling fans proved to be too much so we moved to the opposite end of this former diner. Menus were provided as well as our requested ice water with lime. My wife and I shared orders of lemongrass chicken and spicy eggplant with chicken from the stir fried section of the menu. The spicy eggplant included red and green peppers, bamboo shoots basil and onion in a light sauce. The lemongrass chicken had zucchini, snap peas, broccoli, lemongrass and bamboo shoots. The ingredients were largely fresh. The amount of protein was small in relation to the price. Dinners include a choice of rice (white, sticky or brown) with us choosing brown. Overall, we felt the food was average at best.
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