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Eastern Standard

#40 of 2,382 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighbourhood:
Fenway / Kenmore
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528 Commonwealth Ave, Hotel Commonwealth, Boston, MA 02215-2606 (Beacon Street)
+1 617-532-9100
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07:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 02:00
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 November 2014

What a piece of history! Thanks to Morgan for all of her efforts to organise a large table for us. Good food and wine and a relaxing, cosy place for breakfast.

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Seattle, Washington
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81 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2014

We dined with friends at Eastern Standard while in Boston for a week of meetings. The restaurant was lively. The menu, bar, and wine list selections were extensive and mostly over-priced. I had the daily special of lamb shank which, while well-prepared and presented, was not exceptional or worthy of the price. We enjoyed time with our friends but the... More 

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2014 via mobile

Came here for their Sunday brunch. I have been here a few times but never for brunch. We started with the steak tartare and the cheeseboard. Both were fantastic. Best Bloody Mary I have had in a long time as well. The service was really slow unfortunately. My boyfriend waited a long time for a refill on his drink. One... More 

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New Hampshire
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66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2014

This place and its sister restaurant nearby seem to really attract the "in" crowd. We sat outside on a nicely heated patio away from it all but we'd stood around in the pretentiousness for over an hour waiting to be seated. As people left the bar, bartenders started placing "reserved" signs in their places preventing us from sitting after we'd... More 

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Thank bornin63
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2014

I love a well made drink. I think the Old Fashioned I had at ES were the best I have ever had. They went down so smooth and the cherries (Luxardo cherries) they used are so delicious! I had a burger (rare) with fries and it was perfectly cooked and so tasty, I almost wanted another. The french onion soup... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2014

Visited my daughter in Boston and this place was close to my hotel. We stopped in for drinks and a snack in late afternoon. The young bartender took pride in his 'mixology' knowledge, but was a bit pretentious and stiff...and very serious about his knowledge of drinks. Truly, we could have had anything and like it, but he made some... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2014

I had several breakfasts and dinners at Eastern Standard. The quality of food and service was excellent. A breakfast of smoked salmon and bagel was an especially good way to start the day. Friday evening's was crowded and noisy.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2014

Had the salmon - cooked perfectly. Even thought the restaurant was humping - I was able to seated immediately without a reservation. Great service.

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Thank John P
Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 9 November 2014

I had a green fly cocktail which was incredible. Truth be told, I had 2. The homemade focaccia bread was warm and tasty. For dinner I had beet salad followed by the hake. Both were fantastic. My husband had the calamari for an appetiser - very good. His main course was the baked rigatoni, which we wouldn't recommend. It was... More 

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Chatham, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2014 via mobile

We stopped here for dinner while visiting a student at BU, and it was much better than expected. The Flat Iron Steak was very good, and a relative bargain at $22. The Salmon, I was told, was very good as well. Enjoying our meal on the semi-enclosed patio just added to the experience. For a good meal at a reasonable... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 50
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 02:00
Monday
07:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 02:00
Thursday
07:00 - 02:00
Friday
07:00 - 02:00
Saturday
07:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 528 Commonwealth Ave, Hotel Commonwealth, Boston, MA 02215-2606
    (Beacon Street)
  • Public Transportation: Kenmore Station T stop on the Green Line and Bus Routes 119, 193, 55, 57, 60, 65, 8, and CT1 into Kenmore Square
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Fenway / Kenmore
  • Neighbourhood: Fenway / Kenmore
  • Phone Number: +1 617-532-9100
  • This restaurant is at Hotel Commonwealth
Description
Eastern Standard is an American Brasserie located in the heart of Kenmore Square, featuring a heated patio and the longest marble bar in Boston. At Eastern Standard we strive to re-create every guest’s expectations. As you enter the restaurant you will be warmly greeted by a staff whose main goal is to make your dining experience among the best you have ever had. Guests can depend on the eclectic wine list to be approachable and unpretentious. We offer a full bar featuring 61 delicious classic cocktails from around the world and Eastern Standard originals. From the house made Charcuterie to the warm and indulgent Butterscotch Bread Pudding, your dining experience at Eastern Standard will keep you coming back again and again!

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Staying in Fenway / Kenmore

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Fenway / Kenmore
The Curse of the Bambino may have ended years ago, but loyal Red Sox fans will continue to infiltrate this home to historic Fenway Park, where you can find victory banners, people yelling in stereotypical Boston accents, and lots of sports bars. Located within Kenmore Square, the old gas station Citgo sign is another Boston skyline classic seen throughout the city. In addition to a hectic and diehard sports mentality, this neighborhood is also home to some of Boston’s many universities. Move from Boston University territory to that of Northeastern, and spend time at the famous Museum of Fine Arts. For more culture, check out the smaller but equally beautiful Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Continue off the beaten path and check out the green space in the Back Bay Fens, a pretty community garden. This diverse neighborhood has a mix of universities, sports, culture, and more residential green space.
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