Eastern Standard

4.6
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4296 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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4.5
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4.6
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vipscrod
New England
219 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Love this place. So glad we were able to go before all the restaurants had to shut down! We will miss this and can't wait until they can reopen!

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EllenD
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you want a never disappointing dining experience come here. It is my go to restaurant for hosting friends and family.

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vipTheCuriousEpicure
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This is a usual spot for me an my husband. We've been going to Eastern Standard for years. They always have good food. The service is fantastic. The scene is lively. Great for groups, dates, meet-ups etc. I would order just about anything on the menu and they change it up regularly. They will also try to accommodate as best they can dining needs and/or special requests. The one thing that we feel could continue to be improved is the wine list. While there are a number of interesting selections, sometimes it's hard to tell because they can be so unusual. Having a few standard known good go-to selections that more people might recognize, could be useful. That said, we can usually find a good option with the help of their knowledgeable sommeliers!

MG
vipMattG
New England
11 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice spot to grab breakfast. Not the most variety on the menu but we enjoyed everything we had.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, staff and atmosphere was amazing always a great choice for dinning.

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luludine
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the food here. We come for a great steak and accompaniments and the service and ambiance are exceptional!

JP
JohnP
London
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and amazing service. Had a great evening in this lively restaurant.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

The service was incredibly slow. No one checked in on us after our meal was served. The sides under the trout were literally cold yet the trout was hot. The water was only filled once or twice and it was warm.

But the side salad with citrus dressing was delicious!

I’ve eaten there several times and have enjoyed it immensely so I was incredibly disappointed this most recent visit. I will not rush back.

VC
VictoriaC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Ok
Good Food
Had to remind about Dads birthday

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
68 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff and wonderful place for a birthday

DV
DeliaV
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. I rarely book a table when alone, however when accompanied it’s better to do so. I like the daily specials. The ambiance is always wonderful.

MJ
MJEwing
New England
7 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great location, good food. A little loud, but great all around.

DP
vipDarrenP
London
20 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great venue in Boston, good atmosphere with a nice lively vibe. The waitress was really friendly and knowledgeable. The food was good and cocktails nice too.

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Sharonalu
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful experience on every level, great food, service, atmosphere, etc. First class!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Always love eating at Eastern Standard. That night the restaurant was very hot though.

DC
vipDanC
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere

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Nualla
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely brunch spot.

Delicious food, excellent service.

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vipscrod
New England
219 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience! Love this place and the atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Chen was extremely knowledgeable about the menu and got us very excited about our food choices- which were all excellent (especially loved the Rohan duck special). Nestore the manager helped us pick out a great bottle of wine in our price range and checked in several times to enhance our experience. Will definitely return for future meals

MC
MarcyC
Charleston
34 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Special of the night was venison- no flavor, tough. Cioppino had little flavor, loaded with squid. One scallop, one small piece of fish and two medium sized shrimp. They did take the venison off our bill. Wait staff was excellent despite the entree recommendations which fell flat for us. Oysters were good as well as the special beet salad. Didn’t want dessert. Too pricey for the food. Sorry - had wanted to try this place for long time but won’t be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic Valentine’s Day After dinner. I love the visual experience here, the service is always top notch and the food choices excellent as well. This night Eastern Standard exceeded even our prior experiences. All food choices were great; Steak Frites, Short Rib, Moules Frites and the Rigatoni. What pushed us over the top was the wine experience, we ordered a Zin we knew and liked and when that was gone Vanessa the Sommelier recommended a Tempranillo that was absolutely delicious. We had an enjoyable conversation and she was just great! Well-informed, charming and gracious. We’ll return!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always come to eastern standard when staying in the hotel commonwealth , the food is always excellent, the service top notch, we love going to the bar after a play
The bartenders make drinks the way you’d expect a drink to be made . Hats off to all the servers you can tell they work as a team .

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Great restaurant unfortunately our server seemed to be impatient and unfriendly.

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vipscrod
New England
219 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

one of our favorite restaurants in the city. Always busy and fun!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had THE BEST waiter

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Elizabeth
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

The drinks were excellent and creative. The dessert was outstanding. The entrees were lackluster at best. Over cooked scallops were rubbery, entree options were not creative, and dishes were over priced.

SB
SidB
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks for making the visit to Boston, Valentine's dinner and evening so special...…..despite the freezing temperature.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. Thanks for the good time!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Montreal
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

The food and ambiance are great. The service staff are easily frazzled and disorganized.

GA
vipGASG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

My hamburger was overcooked and so i spoke to the waiter who saw the burger and noted that it was overcooked. He then asked if i would like to send it back?? i responded, yes of course as that was why i called him over. My wife had the scrambled eggs with sausage. The sausage came out cold as it did for my friends who ordered the same item. I had to call the waiter over for more coffee, he only checked on us because i called him over due to the overcooked burger. We have been to ES many times and this was just awful food with poor service. We will not be returning to ES

KB
vipKathrynB
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Always a great experience

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Aleksandra
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food!
Thanks to Hannah who was our service for the last night - everything was fast and nice

DC
DavidC
New England
8 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Very limited & pedestrian menu. Out of the weekly special by 8pm. Fabulous bar & bar bites. Great service at the bar. Ordered steak frites. Steak came out some perfectly but frites were a tad underdone. When I mentioned this, a large new piping hot platter of frites came out to replace the others.

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vipJeff
New England
16 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Always good. One of my key go to places.

MB
MartinefromBurgundy
New England
7 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The problem was the food. I ordered the scrambled eggs. The sausage was not freshly cooked. It must have been sitting around for some time as it was very tough and almost impossible to cut. The potatoes were lukewarm and not crispy. The toast was a very small slice of bread that was hard, stale and cold.

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thezman24
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The chef brought out some pastries and desserts because it was my anniversary with my girlfriend, a beautiful and amazing touch by someone who didn't have to do anything at all

KJ
KathyJillB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a great time. Nice size salads & entree portions.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always my favorite spot. The staff is so great and the food is always excellent

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Lots of waitstaff so didn’t know who to ask
Perfectly cooked each plate.
Very accommodating

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vipHonest
New England
26 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience1

So E.S. for me is easy. I teach at BU. It's convenient. The food and wine are good. The thing that always gives me pause is the noise level. When we come for business, we need to hear people at the table and it's always predictable in the decibel level. I understand you want an "energetic" feel, but it's sure awful for dinner.

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Eastern Standard offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 532-9100.

Eastern Standard is rated 4.6 stars by 4296 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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