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The East End

Sharable platters and an impressive bar make this Wickenden Street bistro a must-try

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At the heart of The East End’s universal appeal is a remarkably robust bar, which keeps the good times flowing through dinner and into the night. The Wickenden restaurant’s hallmark whiskey collection includes over 300 bottles, all available by the pour or in flights. Profuse wine and beer selections are also available along with 16 enormously popular cocktails crafted from house-made syrups, shrubs and purees. For the indecisive or curious who may be overwhelmed by the impressive bounty of booze, don’t sweat it. Just order the “Call and Response,” a collaboration cocktail where you choose a spirit, an adjective and whether you want it shaken or stirred – then sit back while skilled mixologists prepare you an original cocktail. With an elevated bistro-style menu to complement the bar, The East End offers delicious made-from-scratch dishes in a variety of formats, from small plates to accompany a quick after-work drink to large family-style platters that are meant to be shared over a bottle of wine. Enjoy a flight of whiskey in the cool and comfortable ambience of the dining area, or nosh on the tasty seafood platter on the three-season garden-patio.