Eastern Standard

4.6
3941 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Eastern Standard is an American Brasserie located in the heart of Kenmore Square, featuring a heated patio and the longest marble bar in Boston. As you enter the restaurant you will be greeted warmly by a staff whose aim is to make your dining experience among the best you have ever had.

Guests can look forward to our acclaimed beer, wine and cocktail lists, which are approachable and unpretentious. From 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!

Looking for another reservation? Visit one of our sister restaurants: Island Creek Oyster Bar (Boston & Burlington), Row 34 (Boston & Portsmouth), Branch Line, and our cocktail bar, The Hawthorne.
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JD
New England
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

As always, the food and the atmosphere were great. I think that we had a new server, and she wasn't as perfect as they usually are, but she was still good.

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G
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This is a very lively restaurant with a great ambience. The service was very attentive and the food also very good. I will look forward to going there again and would highly recommend it.

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TK
New England
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy ES. Great food and even better drinks. All well made with great service. One of our favorite spots

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LE
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The feel of the restaurant is outstanding; upscale like a classic movie without being snooty or exclusive. They make high-quality drinks with attention to the details and high-quality food that covers a modern palette without being boring. The carrot bucatini in particular was one of the best dishes we've had in recent memory. Highly recommended for a classy night out that doesn't break the bank!

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New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

We are only offered the brunch menu even we were just 10 mins away from start of the mid day menu. The service levels for the price were very ordinary. Don’t think I am coming over there ever again. The server clearly didn’t notice the kids, and didn’t bring kids cup despite repeated requests.

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KP
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite Boston restaurant. We’ve always had exemplary service, the food is consistently top-notch and the ambience is wonderful.

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HB
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Arriving a few minutes early (we had a reservation) for a pre-graduation lunch - we were promptly seated. All went very well, very smooth. The food was great, just what I needed on a jittery stomach anticipating my pending graduation ceremony. My parents, in their (late) 80s were well cared for, with elevator service to the restrooms upstairs. And, the seared tuna salad was wonderful, per my father. Thank you, well done, Eastern Standard!

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LW
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the atmosphere very fun. The service is always excellent..A favorite restaurant when we come to Boston.

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E
New England
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Great evening! Everything was delicious, though our server could of been a bit more attentive.

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s
San Diego
38 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone was very helpful. One of our guests was held up st the airport another in traffic and the staff were very accommodating and did not make us feel feel bad. Especially as it was hugely busy due to graduation. They took us to our table and we all chatted and sipped some wine. Food was delicious wine delicious service outstanding

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New England
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a small group of three sat outside. Heaters we on and a tad strong but good ambiance and great waitress

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eduardo was one of the best servers we have ever had. He was pleasant, professional, accommodating and an all around fantastic guy. He made our experience great.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I was not very impressed by the lunch menu offerings. Burger was very basic and nothing special, probably would not order it again.

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BF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to Eastern Standard for lunch before Red Sox game. Drinks were awesome! Attentive service. Had a great time

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PA
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 4

I have eaten lunch here for 10 years. Always enjoyed chopped salad with breaded chicken until today. The new menu version Is dreadful. Neither one of us could eat the pulled barbecue chicken chopped salad. Just did not taste good. I see the tuna nicoise has changed as well.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

my boyfriend broke up with me but the salmon was delicious

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DQ
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great way to celebrate Mother's day!! Thank you

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

First reservation and experience was good.
We decided to come back the day after but without reservation... bad idea: we accepted to be on the wait list (40 to 45mn); after 1h and 15mn we have received the confirmation : too late guys: if you don't respect your customers why shoud we spend our money in your restaurant ?

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OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great music set the vibe to an easy going Mother’s Day dinner. Our server was a professional and even came complete with a French accent. Our meals were thorough and delivered to expectations and accompanied by good conversation. Those who remembered the Rat music days - enjoyed reminiscing.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Mothers Day. I even received a single long stemmed rose! What a beautiful surprise.

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LF
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place for late lunch after my son's graduation. Nice atmosphere for a special occasion. Our reservation was for 2:45pm and we called after the graduation to see if we could get in earlier and they were able to seat us 1/2 hr. early. Food is good.

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TF
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I often dinner Eastern Standard and the food is excellent. Yesterday I had brunch there with a friend for Mother's Day and it was just fabulous. Our server was wonderful. They even had a rose for all of the women. It was so lovely.
The food was just delicious!!!
We had a wonderful time!

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New England
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother’s Day

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WW
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

The food was good, but a little pricey for the quality. The service, however, was dismal. Our server snapped at one of us who asked for a refill on her diet coke. He also disappeared after taking our food order, which to close to an hour to come. We eventually had to ask another server to help. That, on top of the very high noise level, made this a very poor dining experience - especially so in light of the cost.

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l
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been here several times over the past year. I’ve had breakfast, dinner and drinks there. Never disappointed. The food is excellent, especially breakfast.
The staff is always friendly. And the restaurant is always clean and neat You always see the staff attending to things right away

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SC
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner! Had dinner and drinks on the patio with friends. Great food, great service! Came here because I had a gift card, but would love to come again soon.

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TC
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

So disappointed! Used to be a favorite spot. This wasn’t simply a bad night it was a culture change. Sorry to say but it will be hard to go back anytime soon.

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k
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Good for drinks, not necessarily a place to go for food.

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JG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great Burger!
Bustling restaurant prior to Red Sox game.
Solid service
Tasty cocktail menu

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kate our server was on top of her game. Super kind, very knowledgeable. I’m always impressed by the staff overall. I was also here several days ago where we had the pleasure of being served by Isaiahs! Thank you as always Eastern Standard for providing impeccable service, food and drinks!

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LK
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Eastern Standard never disappoints-
Food, service and ambiance.
Always a delight

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KK
London
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as always. Excellent attention and service and the food was delicious.

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GL
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and good brunch. Interested cocktails!

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the better restaurant experiences I’ve had in quite some time! Everything from the service, food and ambiance was top-notch. Will definitely be back!

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CA
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was superb. Our water glasses always refilled and yet didn’t even realize he was there. The room was electric, even at brunch. Our waiter was knowledgeable and helpful with suggestions.
The food was average. I wish there were a few more choices and maybe something unique for brunch. Other than that, a goof time was had by all 8 of us!

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E
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 1service 5ambience 4

Basic brunch menu. Nothing special... expected more unique brunch menu but was unfortunately very bland.

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Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Restaurant was loud and our server was quiet- not a great combination. Sommelier was great. A lovely place.

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a
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The only reason I took off stars is it was quite hard to hold a conversation, even with people you were sitting next to. the venue used to be a music venue, and designed to carry sound. It doesn't feel like they've done much to dampen the noise. My throat was raw after only two hours there!

The service, however, was top notch! I couldn't have asked for better.
And the rabbit was fall off the bone delicious.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The service was fantastic and the food was good. However, the booth we were seated in was very uncomfortable and the dinner menu wasn't available since we arrived for an early dinner at about 4 pm.

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New England
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

My daughter had her graduation this day and lunch was a celebration with our family. The table we had for 9 people was perfect. The restaurant is very elegant but warm and inviting. We were waited on attentively and the food was lovely. Overall a great experience. The manager went above and beyond when there was a small issue and it helped make our day with my daughter very special indeed! I would love to go back for a dinner sometime.

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