The Grill Next Door
Taps: 36 / Bottles: 15
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 17 | Reviews: 14 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by gameface23:
3.6/5 rDev -12.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 2 | $$
I have visited The Grill Next Door twice in the last month and I definitely plan on going back again on a regular basis. The tap list has broad ranging selections that seem to offer something for everyone's tastes. I have ordered a Brooklyn Double Black Chocolate Stout, Delirium Tremens, and a Troeg's Mad Elf. The beers were served in appropriate glassware and at appropriate temperatures. The prices are very reasonable.
The food has been decent so far. The pulled pork sandwich was flavorful, but it was SMOTHERED in barbecue sauce. I do plan on ordering it again, but the next time I will ask for light sauce. The chicken parm is pretty good. My wife ordered a chicken caesar wrap that was nothing special, but the second time we went, she ordered the grilled chicken panini which was much better.
Edit: 04/13/2011 - The beer selection is still above average for the area, but the food the last time my wife and I went was below average.
03-17-2010 19:48:48 | More by gameface23
More User Reviews:
4.24/5 rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3 | $$
Great Neighborhood type pub. You see families having dinner here most nights. As other reviews have stated there are plenty of big TV screens showing all the games but doesn't really come off as a sports bar destination. I think people are there for the exceptional beer selection and atmosphere and to a lesser extent the food. Not a huge place but not super small either. Decent sized bar in a U shape. Plenty of dinner seating and a number of pub tables along the back window.
Food is more than serviceable for pub type fare. Comparable to chain type pubs, I guess, not great but good usually. I do like their burgers quite a bit.
Great selection of European Import beers and very good domestic craft beers with plenty of choices on tap. I find the bartenders and waitstaff very friendly and knowledgeable about the beers and have gotten good recommendations from them.
12-15-2013 20:01:19 | More by rmatos
3.99/5 rDev -3.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
Great selection and friendly, knowledgeable barkeeps; quite the family bar; Can't stay away from the La Merle on tap, much less the 35 others. The package store 'next door' also has a great selection (plus dart supplies and dusty, old-looking homebrew supplies)
04-18-2013 20:35:51 | More by MattyInMass
4.45/5 rDev +7.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
One of my favorite places in the area to go to. 36 beers regularly on tap, about 5-10 new beers every other week. They rarely run out of beers too which is great, and if they do they always have new beers ready to be rotated in. If you go to bars with larger beer selections there is always 10-30 beers which aren't available. They always choose a great selection as well, imports and micro beers only, none of the on tap listings are watered down by macros. Guinness is the only AB beer most of the time. Prices on some of the beers can get a little high, but you can always get a flight to just try some of the more expensive options.
Food here is good, nothing out of this world but everything I've ever gotten from here has been decent at the worst. (I've been a regular for the last 2 years or so) The menu was recently upgraded and now has a few new items, also some of the prices went up which is too bad. Either way it is still very reasonable when it comes to cost of food.
Atmosphere is good, not too big or crowded, a few TV's but it doesn't come off as a huge sports bar. The service is really hit or miss, some of the waitresses that have been at the restaurant since its open are great and rarely miss a beat, but some of the newer people that work here have been lackluster. The bartenders are very much the same way, some of them are great at what they do and can tell you all about the beer and food, others you just shouldn't bother asking, the only way to find out is to be a returning customer.
Overall if you are in the area and enjoy beer then I highly suggest trying the place out, they are expanding now for a reason. I continue to go here for a reason and can only remember one or two bad experiences.
12-29-2012 02:13:48 | More by Skeeter206
4.13/5 rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $
I really like The Grill Next Door. A very good selection of beers and I am impressed with their efforts of bringing in new and hard to find brews. They have "tap takeover" events where a particular brewery's selection of beers are the focus. Great way to get introduced to different styles of beer, different breweries and their interpretation of a particular style. The food is pub fare but they do a good job with it. Great prices, very good portion sizes as well. They do have clasdic entrees as well. Love sitting at the bar but it is not a very big place so that is hit or miss. Usually busy but after 7 or so the families clear out and there isn't a problem getting a seat. Never had to wait there. Service is very good as well. One stop shop is next door and owned by the same family. Good selection of beers there as well.
01-14-2012 21:39:19 | More by Cord018
3.7/5 rDev -10.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$
Decent restaraunt connected to a slick little craft beer store. I stopped by one day on the way home from work, and I was impressed by the 30+ tap list. They have a pretty decent and varied selection of breweries and styles on the tap list, and it appears that the taps rotate fairly regularly. The menus was pretty decent, as well, with a good variety of pub style food. Prices were very reasonable for both the brews and the grub. The bartender was not the most knowledgable of folks in terms of craft beer, but she was willing to ask if she didn't know an answer. Also, she said that the staff generally tries all the new beers as they come in, so they have a reference point for recommendations to customers. Great atmosphere in there, with a typical pub feel. Big, horseshoe shaped bar, with plenty of general open seating all around. I will absolutely make a return trip to this place.
12-19-2011 03:00:12 | More by GarthDanielson
4.75/5 rDev +15%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
This is my favorite restaurant in the area. It has 36 craft beers on tap and the beer menu is constantly changing; there are 1 to 3 new beers every week or two. Wait staff are efficient, friendly, and most of them know beer and can make educated recommendations. The owner and staff tend to prefer west coast IPA's, but they always have a bit of everything.
The atmosphere is more of a family restaurant or sports bar rather than a pub or bar. It is very nice and clean, including the bathrooms.
The food ranges from great to mediocre. Mushroom and spinach risotto, either as appetizer (risotto balls) or entree (scallop risotto) is outstanding. Prime rib tends to be good. Mac n'cheese, broadway shrimp, and hamburgers are other good selections. The NY sirloin is not great, though the kitchen staff do know their temperatures and get it cooked as requested. Dishes like meatloaf, fisherman's platter, and haddock dinner tend to be mediocre-- not bad, just boring.
Their breakfast menu is outstanding- that is where the kitchen staff shine. Otherwise, the beer menu and staff are the real stars of this place.
09-08-2011 20:03:53 | More by paemans
The Grill Next Door in Haverhill, MA
92 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.