EAST BAY GRILLE
I could not have been happier working with the East Bay Grille. Everything about my reception was perfect! The restaurant itself was fantastic. The grounds are gorgeous with manicured lawn, views of the ocean, seagrass bushes, hydrangeas, etc. etc. We got many compliments on the delicious food.
As for customer service, we worked with Manager Ryan Willinger. Ryan was easily the best vendor I worked with for the entire wedding. He gave us his personal cell phone number for days he wasn't working and was always highly receptive to calls/emails. His answer to every request was always "yes", regardless of the work to be done to make it happen. For example, I am a vegan and the restaurant did not have any vegan options on the menu, so Ryan worked with the executive chef to create an entire tasting for me and my fiance--4 full meals for us to try, and they were all delicious! The restaurant was also able to accommodate our guests with gluten allergies. Both of these meals were added as options (free of charge) in addition to the 3 meal options that come standard.
Ryan also made sure that our bridal party had appetizers available to us during cocktail hour despite being off-site for photos. He coordinated with the limo driver to pick up a to-go crudite box, which really hit the spot! He also arranged to get us black napkins instead of the standard white that the restaurant owns. We had some intricate instructions for how we wanted the escort cards, favors, guest book frame, etc. set up at the reception--it was all done perfectly.
Ryan spent the day of the wedding setting up at the restaurant and stayed for the entire event. Everything went off without a hitch. He was spectacularly reliable and easy to work with.
I highly highly recommend this venue, and particularly Manager Ryan Willinger! I hope to be able to have more events there in the future :)
We had our daughter's wedding here on July 17, 2010. Everything was beautiful. Kelsey Caliri, the function manager, was fantastic. She is so easy to work with and will do whatever she can to make the day turn out the way you want it to. The grounds are breathtaking with views of the water. The food is out of this world! Everyone that was at the wedding raved about the food and told us that this was the best wedding they had ever gone to.
We have two more daughters and would definately consider having their weddings there also. We would recommend East Bay Grille to everyone.
This place is a perfect r.d. location. They have a few options (indoor private room, or indoor barside location near entertainment, or outdoor-under-a-tent location), great food and great drinks. They have an outside bar which is perfect for the younger folks to gather after the dinner ends.