East Coast Grill does not take reservations for tables with less than 5 people. If you're not in a group, be prepared to wait for almost an hour. We sat in the bar (next door) area to wait. My boyfriends got a beer that he enjoyed and I had a margarita. The restaurant is boisterous with high ceilings and exposed brick walls that add to the noise. After about 40 minutes, we were seated. The service could have been better. The owner has written a number of popular cookbooks about grilling so he appears to know what to do.
The mussels were perfect, although the sauce was a bit strong. The bread served with it was delish. Our entrees arrived and they were served with a flourish and they were perfectly done and the portions were generous.
I was pleased with most of my experience at the East Coast Grill. Despite the little things. I appreciated the food we had.