Shore Grill and Grotto
Food was fair quality but nothing impressive. Mostly reasonably priced except for the appetizers. They had a nice patio and the dining room had an open view of the street. They also had a live band playing in their bar area which was nice.
Everything was good my only complaint was the noise levels. We were a group of 8 and it was impossible to talk to anyone other than the one beside or across from you
Very good and large portions. Nice drinks menu. Live music most nights.
Well my husband and i frequent this restaurabt regularly I've notice the food is not as good as it used to be. On top of that we brought friends for dinner and my friend ordered chicken marsala. It wasn't chicken marsala instead a garlic cream sauce was on top of it. Needless to say my friend was very disappointed and returned the dish. Our waiter was very quick to recover and offered another dish to which my friend chose the grilled calamari. Which he loved. I also had another issue the last time I ate there with a group of friends. I ordered the stuffed sole with shrimp and crab. The shrimp were salad size shrimp and the crab tasted like it came out of a can. My meal with my friends this time wasn't that great either. Seafood pasta with pesto white wine. It was too oily, no flavour and the fish was overcooked. I'm sorry to say these last 2 experiences were disappointing. I think the chef needs to be trained and taught how to prepare fish. The owner should be more involved with the cooking. As a restaurant owner myself I always have my input on all my dishes that are being served. Not sure if we will go for a meal. Will return for drinks and live music.
We went to hear the fantastic Phil & John play their classic rock as this is always a treat, and to our delight, the Shore Pizza was also a treat! Delicious! Our waitress was pleasant and efficient! I only wish there were more regular height tables to sit and dine at while you listen to music. We were lucky to have been given a spot in the room where the musicians play, whereas most of the dining tables are in a separate room where you don't see the band.
This is our family’s favourite restaurant so it made sense to go on mothers day. It wasn’t very busy (our server had 1 other table of three and we had a table of two) but our server wasn’t attentive at all. I was also disappointed that she didn’t ask how our meals were and that the menu didn’t list all of the ingredients in our dishes. At the end of our meal she rushed us out of the restaurant and didn’t thank us after we tipped her. I definitely wouldn’t recommend this for a special occasion after my last experience.
We had a great experience on Mother’s Day! The seafood linguine was great. The chicken pineapple shrimp rice dish and fajitas were good too! Could have a slightly more elaborate wine list by the glass, so we had some classic cocktails. We had a great meal and time!
The menu was not particularly enticing. The food tasted good enough, but was not spectacular. We found hair in the salad and on the table cloth and the resolution from the staff was to remove the salad and the table cloth... I had planned on eating the salad until the hair was discovered. There was not other effort made to "make it right", no offer, no complementary dish, no replacement, nothing.
While I made a reservation through open table, the table selected for me was probably the worst in the restaurant, sandwiched between a large group and a nice table by the window. I had to request we move to the window seat when it came available, which was done without hassle.
Just found the food to be nothing special ...although everything was very hot when served. Way too loud ...some noisy tables so the sound carried. They might want to look into sound absorption materials.
We all ordered salad and pizza. The salad was delicious and the pizza was some of the best we have ever eaten! The service was excellent.
My friend and I were a little uncomfortable upon entering, as the front door opens right into the bar, which was full of people, mostly male, who were facing the front door! It was like walking into a stranger's living room uninvited. This was a Thursday afternoon at 4:30.
Luckily, we were led to the dining room, where we felt comfortable, and where we ate our delicious meal.
It was our anniversary and we wanted a nice meal. Food was great, will be back again!!
Great place...food, selection, quality...all above average...what set's it apart though is that they've got an adjoining bar that hosts live music 7 nights a week!
Been to this restaurant a few times for dinner with my husband and found the food and service was very good. However, this was my first time having lunch (Saturday 12:30) and was very disappointed. I took my sister, who is a huge foodie, because I knew she would be pleased with the food. I was embarrassed with the experience.
First there was only 1 other couple in the dinning room area so the woman working in the bar was our server. She was pleasant but service was very slow since she had bar customers to serve. We ordered wine, but it never showed up so we decided to pass on it. The spinach salads were fresh. My sister ordered the clam chowder which was the soup of the day and crab cakes after telling her how good the seafood was at past dinners. She said the soup was mostly broth with very little "good stuff" . Crab cakes were bland and ice cold. I ordered chicken curry which was the day's special. It had lots of chicken but was extremely bland and also cold. No dessert was offered.
Overall, will never go there for lunch again and will now be cautious about ever going back for dinner in the future.
Good quantity of the food for the price.
Nice restaurant, a little slow but good food. Would come back for sure. Bar area a little noisy.
Had heard good things about Shore
Maybe lunch just isn’t their strong suit
noise was actually good last week. We went for the first time for the comedy show and dinner - the noise was quite high. Glad I gave it another try. Would come back on quiet nights but not on weekends unless noise can be dealt with ie better flooring, acoustic panels.
The server we had on the 6th was FABULOUS. The comedy dinner show nite was too busy for the staff to manage - again glad I came back on a quiet nite and probably will come back quieter nites
We enjoy this restaurant. The food is always great and good value for your money. Enjoy the live entertainment. A little crowded on the weekend. Think they should take space from the restaurant side and increase the bar area to allow customers to enjoy the live music. The bar lounge area is always busier so it would make sense to increase the space.
Catfish was dry , coconut shrimp was hard as a rock and the food was overall bland.
food was great. Ambiance was nice. :) We will be back.
The two pasta dishes were delicious. One of the three Chicken Marsala dinners was dry and was not consumed, the server removed this item from the bill. Our Calamari had to be returned as it was undercooked, but the next batch was perfect. The price point of this restaurant is refreshingly on par with what you would expect to pay for good food and service without the feeling of being gauged. I would recommend Shore Grill and Grotto for dinner, they are always quite busy so reservations are a must!
Very entertaining place to visit on a Saturday night and the atmosphere and food are great.
Friendly quick service in addition to tasty generous portions I can't wait for a reason to return
Fantastic service and delicious food. Our server Melissa made the entire experience really great. My cousins and I will definitely be returning again.
Service could have been better... Been to the restaurant regularly and it has been good...
Great Staff, Great Food, Great Menu! Congrats.
Dinner and service was exceptional! The dining room was lovely and lively yet easy for conversation. Celebrated a birthday and our server was right on top of things as well as courteous and knowledgeable. Would return for sure and highly recommend!!
We had a lovely meal, large portions and delicious. We had a very attentive, friendly server who was there when needed but did not hover.
There was an issue with a gift card we had. The next day the manager addressed the issue and compensated us for the inconvenience. Great customer service.
Will return for sure.
My favourite place. I am a regular, love the food, the ambiance, the price, music and overall experience.
Thank you so much for the 5 stars
Good choice for nye..music and ambiance were great,good value for the price,...
So appreciate your comments and NYE was a fun night !
Excellent place for family dinner or any occasion food is good i highly recommend
Thank you for your comments and the five stars!
On a last minute decision we made a reservation for dinner and were glad we did. We had a window table, the food was really tasty (although the chicken marsala was not as tender as expected). Service was good to start but waned as dinner progressed - our server was very friendly and helpful in menu selection. Our only complaint (not restaurant's fault) is that the patrons behind us did not remember to use their "inside voice" and made it difficult for us to have quiet conversation. Overall it was a good experience and we will return again!
Thank you for your comments and appreciate the 4 star rating. Yes sometimes people do tend to enjoy themselves and the volume does increase I appreciate your understanding. Looking forward to serving you again
Have dined here many times but menu seems to have changed. For those not eating meat poultry or fish, there aren't a lot of options. They've also taken away more casual options like sandwiches & sides. Also noise level was very high as they were busy. Hard to have a conversation at times with friends. I much prefer it in the summer when you can sit out on the patio.
The waitress could have been more welcoming and started off the evening better. We just got menus. Had to tell her we wanted drinks. The sequence of menus & ordering drinks was backwards. She needed to smile more. Made us feel it was very much a transaction. Maybe she was having a tough day and it happens.
Salad had a few ingredients not on. A little slow but overall very good.
Great spot with a delicious menu. Would definitely recommend!
It was a nice night but our table for 3 was a bit cramped and awkward as it was clearly a table meant for two!
Overall we were pleased.
Great place with vibrant lounge area and good music...