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Fave food for sharing at Eastern Standard?

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bella_sarda Mar 25, 2008 07:24 AM

Looking for stuff that's easy to eat at the bar with a group. Thanks. Are there items not on the dinner menu that they serve at the bar? I couldn't find a separate bar menu online.

  1. Joanie Mar 25, 2008 07:41 AM

    The cod fritters are good for that. Mussels and frites. They really don't have a ton of that sort of thing if memory serves.

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      Chickpea Mar 25, 2008 08:01 AM

      Raclette. Raw bar. Cheese plate.

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        LauraB Mar 25, 2008 08:30 AM

        I like the charcuterie plate there a lot. My husband really likes the bone marrow there too which works okay for sharing with one or two other people.

        1. meaganl Mar 25, 2008 09:03 AM

          I think their fried calamari app is one of the best I've had so far. And my bf and I have tried the fried calamari from at least about a dozen places around town.

          1. heathermb Mar 25, 2008 09:27 AM

            Savory:
            Cheese plate
            Oysters
            Raclette
            Beef tartare
            moules frites

            Sweet:
            Confectioners plate - 6 - 10 bites of various sweets. My new favorite.

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            1. re: heathermb
              gini Mar 25, 2008 10:28 AM

              A confectioners plate? Oh my. You've done it. I must go try this now.

              Agree on the tartare especially - I shared this with someone and it was perfect. I'm not so fond of the accompaniments on the cheese plate at ESK - they always seems far too sweet for me. Maybe it's just me.

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              Blumie Mar 25, 2008 09:38 AM

              Their pressed prime rib sandwich is wonderful. It comes in two halves and easily could be shared four ways.

              They do not have a separate bar menu.

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                bella_sarda Mar 25, 2008 01:51 PM

                everything sounds good---sounds like plenty of choices! thanks...

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                Sunday Cook Mar 26, 2008 08:17 AM

                They always have chips and dip - I haven't seen it on the menu in ages, but whenever we've asked for it, they've had it.

                House-made chips, oniony/creme fraiche-type dip. Yummers.

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