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Eastern Standard
Eastern Standard
  • Address:
    528 Commonwealth Avenue
    Boston, MA 02215
    Kenmore Square / Fenway
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $31 to $50

Eastern Standard Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.EasternStandardBoston.com
  • Phone: (617) 532-9100
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Monday - Sunday: 7:00am - 10:30am; Brunch: Sunday: 10:30am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday & Sunday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Comfort Food, American
  • Executive Chef: Patrick Campbell
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Eastern Standard is pleased to accommodate private and semi-private dining events during breakfast, lunch and dinner. Our private room holds up to 20 seated guests and we offer several options for semi-private parties of up to 50 guests. Please visit our website to learn more about booking your event!
  • Private Party Contact: Kelly Shea (617) 532-9100

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Beacon Street
  • Public Transit: Kenmore Station T stop on the Green Line and Bus Routes 119, 193, 55, 57, 60, 65, 8, and CT1 into Kenmore Square
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: 11:30-2:30 at the Hotel Commonwealth for $10.
    5pm - 11pm weekdays and 5pm - 12am weekends at the restaurant for $16.
A word from Eastern Standard
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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Diner Reviews
  • "My friend and I had lunch here, wanting to try something new for the event formerly known as "Restaurant Week." We selected from the prix fix menu. I loved the course offerings and carefully prepared seasonally appropriate dishes. The wine was equally delicious. Our server, Erica, was lovely. I was surprised to learn they'd been there for years and look forward to returning."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "First time here. The Steak Tartar is fantastic and the menu took off from there. The hanger steak was only ok and we expected more but otherwise we got there late and the food was yummy overall and inventive. The salad dressing was fabulous and the ribeye very well executed. Great selection of wines and beer. Always a struggle to find great food late at night and Eastern Standard delivered."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "This place is just the best. We have never had a bad meal and the service is fabulous. It is very busy so make a reservation. Very interesting food matches. The roasted chicken is to die for!"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "We have been at Eastern Standard many times before. This time we were very disappointed. Although the service was good, it was noisy, the music and the ambience were pitched to twenty-something-year-olds, and the food was not very good. The broccoli is grilled: this isn't a good way to prepare broccoli. The rigatoni dish my wife had was flavorless, just a festival of carbs and cheese with some peas thrown in for color."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Second visit and will return. Live in Atlanta and visit here often. Love the bar here, drinks awesome, food, lobster mac and flat iron steak very good. Enjoy the vibe. Don't understand why I don't get open table points for this though. made the reservation and showed up on time."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I booked this place for our 6 month celebration and it was absolutely perfect! The servers were notified of our special occasion and went above and beyond for us. Mara, our server, brought us a champagne toast to accompany our appetizer. She was knowledgeable of everything on the menu and was able to recommend dishes and wine for each of us. The food was amazing, the jazz was at the perfect volume, cocktails were spectacular and service was unforgettably good!"
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "I love this place, it is perfect for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner! Great service and the food is right on! Great selection of wine and beer as well!"
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "Everything was outstanding, just as my local host had promised. One small glitch...one dinner "special" was out of whack...TOO MUCH spiciness when it was not supposed to be that way. However, no problem, it was taken off the check in a flash."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "We had breakfast and lunch at the restaurant during our stay at the Commonwealth Hotel. Both were satisfactory."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "But entree menu is somewhat limited. Service was fantastic!"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful date night at Eastern Standard - first at the bar for oysters and cocktails, then at a corner booth for steak and a delicious and unusual bottle of wine."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Good food, great drink menu. Easy to get to location."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Went here for a belated birthday lunch with a friend. It was amazing. From the kind woman I called to let her know we were running late, to our sever, to the smiling faces at the door everyone was lovely. We couldn't decide between starting with charcuterie or streak tartare so our server had a small tartare added to our charcuterie board. So sweet! The waitress suggested a cocktail that was EXACTLY what my friend wanted and she was very attentive without being clingy. The charcuterie was amazing, and a great value! The flat iron streak was pretty good for an OK cut of meat (maybe a bit pepper heavy) and the breaded chicken salad was perfectly spiced making what seamed like an ordinary dish extraordinary. Can't wait to come back!!!"
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "my hubby and I are big eggs benedict fans and theirs is one of the best we've had anywhere!"
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "I have been to Eastern Standard on several occasions for both lunch and dinner and I have always been impressed. They have an excellent and reasonably priced wine list, a very nice menu with a wide variety of options and the service is always very professional. Weather permitting the outdoor dining is entertaining, believe it not it is not too noisy and it is fun watching all the action on Kenmore Square."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "With the exception of a few problems with our order - food was good and the baked beans were great."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "First, we loved the bar -- very lively, and excellent cocktails. The food was disappointing. A bit overpriced to start. More important, it seemed like each dish had one or two more ingredients than necessary. The pork chop, for example, while a good cut, tasted too much like smoke and seasoning. the flavor of the pork lost out. The trout's flavor was similarly overwhelmed with seasoning."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Lovely, lovely place with a great vibe, great service, and delicious food. For me, it's somewhere only for special occasions (though I wish I could go everyday) and was perfectly suited for that."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "I made our reservations a week in advance for a weeknight at 7:15. The Sox were in town. We expected to valet the car. We were in an accident on the way in. Not our fault and the car was still drivable so we continued. We were looking forward to a night in Boston. I was unaware you needed to make a reservation for the valet. We were told they had no room for our car. 10 minutes later they made an exception. We were seated outside. For appetizers we had calamari. It was the best I've ever had. I had the standard burger. It comes with fries and both were amazing. My boyfriend had steak. We ordered the macaroni and cheese and carrots as a side. From start to finish everything was wonderful. I highly recommend the drink called Floradora."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Visited for Pre-game with business associates and found the appetizer menu limited. We requested that an entree be prepared in as an appetizer and were told that it could not be prepared in that manner. That was very surprising and disappointing."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Whenever I have tickets to a Red Sox home game, love to hit this spot pre and post-game. Lively Bistro-esque atmosphere, peppy music, yuppies and dyed-in-the-wool Bostonians mile with tourists and college kids alike. Great food. Husband and I shared a perfectly cooked steak, with light béarnaise, LOVE their rendition of an upscale Romaine wedge salad, and the onion dip and chips was a yummy appetizer. Never have had a bad meal, although during high traffic times (like baseball games) don't expect waiters to hover over you - its a busy and crowded spot - for a good reason."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "We love dining at Eastern Standard. It has become our place to sit and enjoy an amazing meal with fantastic wine before we head to the Red Sox game. It was a true pleasure this time and we will be sure to return."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Delicious food, service should have been more attentive. Entree arrived before appetizer was finished, let alone cleared. Steak delivered with no steak knife and side order of veg was omitted..."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "I have eaten at Eastern Standard many times before ballgames and have always found the food to be very good. Our last visit was a surprise; the sandwiches were sparse, dry, and bland, much like you might find in a day old cold case. Tried the peach salad, which would likely have been delicious if the peaches had been ripe. Hope this was just a bad night in the kitchen and creeping decline."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "I used to frequent Eastern Standard quite regularly. The food is great and filling. However, the service has been abysmal. It took our group over an hour to get drinks and appetizers and our waiter switched multiple times. We were prepared to order dinner as well, but after the lack of attention, we decided to close out and leave."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "came for my brother's birthday. calamari was over cooked but rib eye was done perfectly just as I ordered. will definitely come again."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Eastern Standard reliably delivers a delightful meal, particularly if you like seafood. The service is excellent, it was easy to get a reservation, and the food is great. I'd recommend this to anyone looking for a nice dinner out with friends in the Fenway Kenmore area."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "You have to love the great ambiance at this spot that has better chow than you think you should find in a large bustling Kenmore Square spot such as this. Service and wine list also impress. Has become an area institution... and the place to be if you want the best before a Sox game. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Noisy (nix the music) with limited menu, and sparse wine list. The special (whole Bronzino ) was over cooked. Service was really outstanding but the valet parking is a hoax (it's down the street at a hotel) and it took an hour to retrieve my vehicle."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "One of my favorite go to restaurants, never disappoints! Cheese plates are always on point and full of variety, get the 5! Love their salads, the romaine is great and sized well for an app or entree. Their cocktail list is so original, definitely try the guayabana arabica drink, it's out of this world! (I spelled it wrong but you'll know it when you see it!)"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "We have been visiting ES for years and always enjoy the experience. I did find the drink menu a bit disappointing, as I'm not a fan of gin or vermouth. The waitress was able to suggest something agreeable that wasn't on the menu The entrees seemed oddly Autumnal, especially given the warm summer evening, but service was, as ever, great."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "It is obviously a very popular brunch spot. Yet the menu was strange. No eggs benedict, no omelettes. What??? The waitress agreed to have an omelette made for me which was nice, but really, no eggs benedict for brunch? Also, my son ordered an egg dish that was supposed to be a loose tomato sauce with easy over fried eggs in it, but the whole thing came out dried out and overcooked. Someone obviously left it under the broiler way too long but then the chefs sent it out anyway. The waitress, who was fantastic, immediately took it back and gave him a free fruit salad while he waited."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "The steak tartar is AMAZING. I feel like I could eat about five of those appetizers. My father (who is a very picky eater as of late) also raved about the food."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Unfortunately, we were a Bacardi Rum drinking group & then our wonderful waiter found us a bottle and we were able to drink during dinner. If it weren't for him, would have been very disappointed."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Eastern Standard consistently delivers a great dining experience. The servers are very attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. I'd recommend Eastern Standard to anybody."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Waitress was very friendly and attentive. She had no problem giving her opinion on the food and always steered us in the right direction. The inside of the restaurant was beautiful and all together we had a very positive dining experience"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Eastern Standard is one of my very favorite places to eat, hang out or just have a drink. The food is fabulous, the service is great and the ambiance is fantastic. Recommend folks to go here. With kids, I'd go on the earlier side. They take reservations but have first come first serve tables near the bar - which is fabulous as well."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I had been there many times before on business, but my husband had never eaten at ES. I took him for his birthday. We both had amazing meals and the service was fantastic. He raved about it for the rest of the weekend. Would go back in a heartbeat."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Great meal with decent service, very tasty and unique drinks. The price tag was high, even for that quality of food, but wouldn't deter me from coming back."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "my client was able to valet park his car as i had made dinner reservations prior to Sox game. It made me look like a hero. The food, drinks, service was awesome. Thanks!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014