— Josh Page (@ILikeFoodJP) October 25, 2012
Eat Street Social is ideal for… well… socializing (as long as you don’t mind talking over ear-rending music and chatter). It’s a fantastic space with high ceilings, huge windows, and big booths. The menu offers a solid burger (hold the overly sweet preserved tomato, please), some excellent appetizers (the sausage and mussels verge on perfect), and an obsessive attention to cocktails—exhibit a: the numerous vials of who-knows-what proudly displayed on the impressive three-sided bar. Unfortunately, the entrees sound much better than they taste—the meat dishes are heavy and either under- or over-seasoned (see the duck breast and pork chop, respectively); the veggie offerings are rather boring; and the purees and mashes can just go. Maybe worse, the service is frustratingly slow and aloof (aka too cool for school). And did I mention the place is loud? Very loud? Now get off my lawn, grab a friend, and go to Eat Street Social for a drink and snack.
From the Eater Crew
Dave, cocktail wizard, reports that the drinks are well conceived and skillfully crafted, though the house-made bitters can be overwhelming. It’s one of the best places for a cocktail on Eat Street.
Letta, veggie virtuoso, says: Meh! I feel like a jerk saying that, since I was totally charmed by the giant, open-to-the-street windows and lush booths, but the service was dismissive and the vegetarian dishes seemed unseasoned. Plus, who can ruin squash soup? A fall delight, but theirs just tasted like overly sweet pie. Alas!
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