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Apr 20, 2009 10:48 AM

Eastern Standard

What do you love at Eastern Standard? We head there for lunch Wed.

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  1. for a Nice Cocktail try the Flying Dutchman.

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    1. re: ScubaSteve

      Scuba, what's in the Flying Dutchman?

      1. re: pollystyrene

        jeez, idk, it's a Bob creation. all i know is that they use (i think) their own Tiki bitters.

      2. re: ScubaSteve

        Cocktail: Whiskey Smash
        Appetizer: charcuterie
        Seafood: mussels, Island Creek oysters

        Avoid: calamari, steak tartar

      3. Cheeseburgers and raw oysters,

        1. The grilled cheese sandwich.

          1. they make a great burger. and i love the Salad Nicoise!

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            1. re: NiKoLe1625

              Second the Salad Nicoise -- also the beet root salad is great. The chicken chopped salad is another good lunchy option ... fried chicken breast, chopped and served in a wooden salad bowl with greens, green beans, and an herby dressing.

              The burger has it's fans but it's served on Brioche, if that matters to you. My DC's grilled cheese looked awfully good a while ago. The chicken schnitzel is okay.

              I love lunch at ESK -- enjoy!

              1. re: yumyum

                I've had the chopped salad too and liked it, but the wooden salad bowl didn't work when they put large pieces of chicken i(shouldn't it be chopped?!?) in there that you have to cut with a fork and knife. The bowl they use isn't stable enough and was wobbly unless you cut very gently - just a little pet peeve of mine.

            2. I'm not a huge fan of this place (I like it, but don't love it as much as it seems others do - maybe I should try them for dinner) but I am a huge fan of their grilled cheese sandwich.