The entrees and sides were beyond outstanding. The fried brussel sprouts were crazy good. And the bread pudding with butterscotch sauce was intoxicating.
This was our second time to Eastern Standard. The food and service was great both times and the menu is inventive. Definitely will come here again.
Eastern Standard has great atmosphere: nice blend of classic and new. Service attentive, food solidly quite good. Banquette was perfect for a get-together brunchfor six; easy to converse and share food. And best of all service was accomodating and we were left to stay as long as we wanted. We'll be back!
Our dinner started with a quick seating for our reserved time. The evening began spiraling downhill from there. Our head waitress was very unfriendly and almost snooty once we were seated. As this was our first visit to the restaurant, we asked questions regarding the menu, looking for a little guidance on specialty cocktails and craft beer. Her response was not a very pleasant facial look. Her drink & food recommendations were slim. Why not embrace your work, talk up the restaurant, enjoy the customers - we were a table of 4, parents with 24 yo son & his girlfriend. The evening picked up once we had our meals, all very delicious. Other table service was excellent from sub waiters.
Wonderful spot for cocktails--and dinner! Excellent service, very professional and friendly. Fun, lively atmosphere. Eastern Standard knows what they're doing--and they do it very well!!!
Love the food. Fun atmosphere. Good service. Always very busy. Need reservations.
Always wanted to try ES. We were early to the bar and it was still difficult to get seating. Seems like all the bars now reserve seats. Bartenders were not all that helpful and a little rude at times. It was interesting that the bar did not carry Macallan Whiskey or Jack Daniels, two very popular brands. The service at the table was fine. However, the Prime Rib special was not very good. The roasted chicken was excellent and the coffee and desserts very good. Not sure I would rush back.
The food was good but not great. My wife and I had two Ribeye steaks and weren't impressed. The hostess was great and super friendly. However, our waiter was horrible. He never followed up with us and we actually ended up having to ask the bus lady for help ordering our desert after waiting for 15-20 minutes once we finished eating. I even placed my empty plate at the end of the table with my napkin placed over as a "hint" to the server that we were done (which I know he saw because I looked directly at his eyes as he looked at it once as he walked by quickly) but he never got the clue ... or just chose to ignore it.
We've been to the Eastern Standard 3-4 times now and enjoy the ambiance more than anything else. The food isn't memorizing in our opinion or breath taking but they do have a good drink menu. I can name a few other places not too far from there that serve up tastier food.
If you want a good place to have a date with good drinks, then this is your place. Just don't expect great food and hopefully your not as unlucky as us and get a HORRIBLE waiter.
It will be a long while before we go back...
Although from out of town we come fairly regularly and have always enjoyed it....the experience this time was " nice " but not up to what we had come to expect....disappointing....waiter was just not what we have come to expect over the years.....