Date Night at East End Grill

Looking for unique place to surprise your valentine this year? East End Grill is the ideal spot for you and your date. The exterior and interior decor are unlike any other Lafayette eatery. You’re sure to love the industrial and modern feel within this dining area. This local establishment gives off the big city vibe without the hustle and bustle.

East End Grill is the home to one of my favorite date night experiences. From the beginning to end everything was perfect. The hostess greeted my date and I in the most professional, timely, and welcoming manner. From the moment we sat down we received excellent service. The waiter was friendly and helpful when trying to chose what to eat. Everything about the environment inside the restaurant made the date even better. I enjoyed the Cubano sandwich which was full of flavor. Of course, I had to try some of my date’s shrimp and grits. They were comparable to a dish we had in New Orleans, and I would say they were actually better. This is one of those places you don’t want to leave, even when the meal is finished.

Enjoying the Cubano

Enjoying the Cubano

The menu is truly one of kind and full of original flavor. The menu combines a steakhouse feel with a nice bistro twist. The lunch menu contains a variety of sandwiches, soups, salads, and delicious entree choices. The dinner menu offers some of the best food options in the area such as filet mignon and delicious pasta. You are sure to find a meal you’ll love that will have you coming back for more.

I can’t forget to talk about the full service bar. The wine list is always expanding, offering amazing choices by the glass or bottle. East End Grill’s main focus is on craft beer. The mission is to choose the best lagers and ales around. The bar team has created a cocktail list of classic drinks and modern drink favorites. Whatever your eating or drinking needs are, East End Grill is sure to be able to fulfill them.

East End Grill- "Our Cuban"The restaurant opened it’s doors in May of 2016.  Owner, Scott Trzaskus made it his mission to make East End Grill a place for the community to gather and that is exactly what it is. East End Grill is a welcoming environment from the moment you walk in the door to the moment you leave.

East End Grill.Customers

East End Grill is located at the east end of Main Street, making it the perfect spot for a winter stroll down Lafayette. Enjoy the shops in the area while also enjoying the winter scenery. East End Grill is the place to be this Valentines Day!

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East End Grill – Modern Fare, Fab Service, Cozy Ambiance

img_1016Happening Now!  Planning a stay in Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana area? Whether you are looking for delicious dining, interesting attractions and shops, enticing events or home away from home lodging—a getaway to Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana is sure to satisfy. Right now the locals are talking about East End Grill, Lafayette’s newest restaurant serving modern with a twist fare ranging from chopped salads, to burgers & sandwiches and the best steaks and seafood available.

If you are looking for delicious food in a warm and inviting environment, East End Grill is the place for you. Since opening earlier this year, my family and I have visited this restaurant too many times to count. The food is just fabulous!

img_1013img_1007For lunch I highly recommend their cheeseburger and Caesar salad with their house cut fries as an appetizer.  The burger is an 8oz prime beef patty topped with crispy pancetta, smoked cheddar cheese, tomato, pickle and baby greens. The heirloom tomatoes that top the burgers are so fresh and juicy.  The house cut fries are one of the best I have ever eaten. The fries are sprinkled with spring herbs, truffle oil, and grana padano cheese. They come with a homemade dipping sauce that is perfection.

Steak and seafood is the main staple at this downtown Lafayette restaurant, and I suggest ordering their shrimp and grits and/or a juicy steak for dinner.  The shrimp and grits is filled with creamy cheddar grits, succulent shrimp, Smoking Goose tasso ham, roasted red peppers and green onions.  One item you MUST order is their Brussel sprouts.  Yes, that is correct, Brussel sprouts! They are cooked with their pancetta in some sort of glazed sauce that is to die for.  Truthfully, I like vegetables, but I am not one that usually orders them out. But this side dish is amazing.

img_1513Service and ambiance rock at East End Grill.  Not only is the food something to write home about, but the servers create a really special experience for the guests.  Ask about any item on the menu, and they will share the highlights of the dish.  The servers are welcoming with a friendly smile and really create a nice experience. There is a very urban feel to this restaurant, but new sound baffling has been added to calm the noise to a lower level. East End Grill also features a cozy bar and a private room that seats up to 20, perfect for entertaining business clients or special occasions with close friends.

Make sure you visit East End Grill on your next restaurant adventures in Lafayette-West Lafayette.  It will sure to be added to your favorites list!

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