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About Plum Island Grille
Plum Island Grille offers year round island-style dining in Newburyport, Massachusetts. Dinner is served throughout the week and lunch is offered on the weekend including a jazz brunch on Sundays. In addition to the lunch, dinner and brunch menu, there is a separate oyster menu (raw and cooked) and a holiday menu at certain times of the year.
Starting a dinner off right is easy at Plum Island Grille with choices such as vegetable napoleon, seafood chowder, tempura shrimp and countneck clams simmered in a light cream broth with bacon, blue cheese and thyme. Notable dinner entr�es at Plum Island Grille include lobster and pistachio stuffed haddock, rack of lamb, Thai seafood stew and duck flatbread.
Newburyport, MA 01951
Mediterranean, Fusion / Eclectic, Organic
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Saturday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm; Brunch: Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Wednesday - Friday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Saturday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 8:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live music Every Thursday from November to February; Sunday Jazz Brunch every Sunday 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Offering our passion for excellence for
your private event needs. Plum Island Grille proudly offer full service"s catering through our catering division, Plum Island Catering. We can host your special occasion in our restaurant, on our spectacular Sunset Deck on Plum Island, in your home, or at a venue of your choice. We cater for all special occasions: weddings, private dinner parties, bridal showers, business meetings, rehearsal dinners, client appreciation dinners, anniversary and birthday dinners and company holiday parties.
On site parking and street parking
Private Party Facilities:
Offering our passion for excellence for
your private event needs. Plum Island Grille proudly offer full service catering through our catering division, Plum Island Catering Catering. We can host your special occasion in our restaurant, on our spectacular Sunset Deck on Plum Island, in your home, or at a venue of your choice.
Private Party Contact:
Francis Broadbery: (978) 463-2290
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Drink selection was lacking and martinis terrible. Appetizer (crab cakes) were TINY, was splitting with spouse. Main entree was decent, but also on the small side (Scallops). Dessert was OK, not great. Table was TINY, my plate hung over when my spouse's entree arrived. Felt like I was on top of the large group behind us. Wait staff was very attentive, but left feeling hungry and that we paid quite a bit for a subpar meal. Would not return.
We went here in the evening of Mothers Day. It was a perfect mix of a high-quality meal for my wife and me, and a casual enough setting for the kids. We had eaten in the main dining area once before. This time we were in the bar area which was much more lively (playing Jackson Five and other classic R&B music most of the night) with a nice view of the marsh. The food was as good as anything I have had in Newburyport. I had ginger-lime ribs and my wife had swordfish, both great. Dessert was also excellent - we rarely order it but it looked too good to pass up.
Used to really like this place, but this recent visit the food was mediocre at best and service was exceptionally slow. Never had crab cakes with one cold and one warm or seafood chowder without any seafood and lukewarm temps. Disappointing meal and won't rush back like in the past.
Very expensive for the quality and aesthetics of the meal presentation, ambiance and taste. The Scallop and Crab Stuffed Haddock for $29 had almost no fish - just flakes.... 3 scallops .... poorly presented. The oysters were small, no-name and ordinary for $3/piece. The ambiance is a beach shack converted into a small beach restaurant, with a vibrant outdoor bar scene. Great hangout outside enjoying the views and marsh.... disappointing experience culinary wise.
Ate in the main dining room near the bar. the room was very loud. not because of the bar, but the acoustics in the room. I had the stuffed haddock that was supposed to have scallops in it. It was so dark neither my son or I could see what was in it. We ended up with lots of mashed potatoes underneath it. My wife's swordfish was dry. Quite disappointing service also. We got a basket of bread that had 1 1/2 rolls in it!! it was clearly someone else's already used basket of bread! Many other choices in Newburport will be chosen first next time!
I had made a reservation two days before the meal, and the reservation was confirmed. Upon arrival at PI Grill, we were told that they had been overly generous with their walk-ins, and we could not have our table. We were told it would be a 45 minute wait. We agreed to sit at the bar.
The sun was in my eyes, but I just decided to grow up and make do. We ordered salad. Two of our entree choices (and it is a limited menu) were not in stock (it was only 6:30.........).
Have always loved PI Grill, and I will return, but it was just a disappointing experience.
We have been to PI Grill many times, but never for brunch. It was really a mixed bag. My omelette was a smoked salmon omelette and there was some salmon in in- but not traditional smoked salmon. The eggs were thick and rubbery and arrived cold. They took the dish and reheated it, and did not charge for it. My daughters waffles were also barely warm- but that was fine with her. My son's burger was great and my husband enjoyed his mussels. Drinks were great, and the service was excellent. I think maybe sticking to lunch / dinner dishes is the way to go!
The PIG is a magical place, the North of Boston Cheers-like bar, where nearly everyone knows your name--or soon will. In season arrive early to get a bar seat, have sunglasses handy and stay to see a fabulous sunset. Off season go for the half price appetizers. The James Bond martinis are not to be missed. Follow up with the Plum Island clams, or one of the fish specials.
The food was awesome. They were have trouble with the heat. It was below zero, and the heating system was not working, and we were freezing throughout the meal. I would not go back in the Winter, but look forward to going back in the Summer and maybe dining outside, and enjoy the view.
Thai seafood stew had undesirable shimp and too many carrots. The seafood chowder was tastey but there was no seafood in it. Very disappointed. We got there early on Valentines day so there was no rush in the kitchen. Previous dinners were good.The apple crisp ended the night with" never again"
Tale of Two Cities - the best of time and the worst of times. Cold weather carried over into restaurant with temps inside a cool 60 degrees! Food seemed to follow as menu items ordered were also cold and not the same recipe as advertised. Service was the only saving grace. Without it, we would have walked. With this said, during the Summer this restaurant has an awesome sunset and we have had great meals. May be that the off season is difficult to overcome.
Disappointed in Plum Island Grille as thought the food was very bland. I had a lemon chicken that was very watery with absolutely no flavor whatsoever. My Husband had the Shrimp and Scallop Carbonara dish and thought it lacked flavor. The only good part of the meal was a fall sangria I had and their mixed green salad with the rosemary balsamic dressing is very tasty. Overall nice drive and area but the kitchen needs to add some spice.
This restaurant is a great find. The food is excellent and the restaurant, even though on Plum Island, is open all year round and periodically changes its menu. They reduce the price of some meals in the winter as the crowd may die down a bit, but still a great place to eat. Price range is between $15 and $34 and small plates are $12-$18.
If you are spending the day by the Atlantic, stop by this Marshside gem and be surprised by the
options for great food from this menu of variety
Not really set up for kids , but having the best burger within many miles
allows for family food entertainment.
We were so happy we made reservations for this great find on Plum Island. The restaurant is full of great art work and the people are so friendly. We did notice that they are in need of extra hands on staff but they all did a great job and we enjoyed a wonderful fresh dinner as well as creatively delicious drinks!
Supper at the Plum Island Grill was an evening of contrasts.
The beet caprese salad was very good, as were the scallops.
The place was busy and appeared to be short staffed. Long waits to order or even get a glass of water, never did get the second drink we asked for. The place was hotter and stickier than usual, not a pleasant atmosphere.
Will try again at some point. The food is good, but not sure rest is worth the aggravation.
after a day a the beach on plum island my husband and I enjoyed a quaint dinner at the plum island grill. we started with fried calamari which was cooked perfect with a light batter I ordered a grilled veal chop my husband chose the lobster and cod special both dishes were great however, could have used a bit more salt seafood was very fresh just couldnt find the lobster. service was attentive and very accomodating. although we have been there before at night after being there durning the day place could use a cleaning would go back and recommmend for a day after the beach or early dinner
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