Eastern Standard

4.5
4065 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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OT
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

Service was amazing, great cocktails, but food was mediocre.

RT
New England
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyable Sunday brunch. The menu offers a variety of traditional breakfast selections and many lunch options too. A full drink menu is offered with some signature drinks that you'd see at a brunch.

JC
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had dinner before a Red Sox game. Excellent service and food. Highly recommend.

DT
New England
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was great and the service was excellent.

b
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Great food good service, stopped in for a bite before a red sox game was very satisfied.

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

Waitress’s knowledge of the menu completely on spot and very helpful!

i
London
17 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’m a long-time customer. Very good food. Servers and bartenders are tops.

MK
New England
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Food was not very good... drinks were mediocre... service was slow and lacking. To top it all off we were visited by a mouse or two by our table... unacceptable for a restaurant in this price range... will not return

AN
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing food and service. Attentive staff and many options.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cozy atmosphere, great food

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 3

Went to have a mice dinner with my girlfriend. There was a mouse running around on the floor during our meal. We told the host that “we had a great meal however we were put off that there was a mouse running around on the floor in the dining area”. The Host did not like that I brought this up and said he knew about it but clearly wanted us to leave. I have a video of the mouse running around as well. I hate to post this but I was upset that the host did not apologize or even seem concerned.

MC
New England
9 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply outstanding! Great service & attention to detail.

m
Dallas
37 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant short walk from Fenway. We went after a game and glad we did. Energetic though refined place, much nicer than the other sports bars near Fenway. Food, service and drinks great. I had flat iron steak which was great but one bite of my wife's burger made me wish I'd ordered it. Was really great. Salad options slightly limited only downside. Definitely would recommend.

j
New York Area
83 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for dinner prior to heading to Fenway. Have done this in the past. The mussel appetizer was so delicious. The broth outstanding. Attempted to get recipe but to no avail. Lol.
Both entrees, bass and salmon, were cooked perfectly.
Service was attentive but not bothersome.
ES also serves a wonderful breakfast.

ER
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eastern Standard is my favorite for every occasion or no occasion at all. It’s always a wonderful experience! Thanks!

JS
New England
30 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Food was cold, poorly seasoned and service was slow. I never had this experience before at Eastern Standard, but it was very disappointing. It was a Monday night.

OT
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great seafood, great location, great service!

KS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I had the classic burger, it was quite dry. Fried calamari was really nice though

CM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good wine. Delicious dinner. Amazing desserts

JM
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went here with a group to celebrate our friends’ engagement and Eastern Standard made the night very special! Zimu was beyond accommodating and attentive. Would definitely recommend!

SM
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Salmon was cooked perfectly!

OT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was impressive. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and provided wonderful recommendations on the menu. Oysters were a hit as was dessert!! Our main course was fine, nothing to rave about. We had the chicken and ribs.

MB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Food was good, but waited 1.5 hours for the entree and was told this was because the burger was ordered medium instead of rare!

JI
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the perfect place to go before the Red Sox game. We ate from the mid-day menu as our reservation was for 3:45. The food reasonably priced and delicious. We really enjoyed the interior design and the wait staff was very efficient and friendly.

m
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

great food drinks and location!

c
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Our first time there, before Red Sox game for brunch on the weekend. Figured it would be busy which it was. Food was good, steak frites that two of our party got was delicious. Service was poor. Waited about 15 minutes before our waiter even approached us for drinks and then another 20 before he asked for our order. My brother in-law order a pretty pricey glass of wine and when he pours it at table , pour was about three ounces, what's up with that???? Waiter seemed like he could care less to be there and he was doing us a favor waiting on us. So bad........ nothing else to say!

BW
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Late lunch prior to the Boston Red Sox afternoon game with the New York Yankees was excellent. Sheyna, our server, was both professional and accommodating. Cocktails, entrees, as well as dessert were excellent. The restaurant provides both indoor and outdoor seating and is perfectly located in Kenmore Square to have an excellent meal prior to attending a baseball game at Fenway Park. Highly recommended - and the Sox beat the Yankees!

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

Service —spotty at best. Entire restaurant needs a major scrubbing—dirty and smells like stale beer. Wouldn’t go back...FWC

TB
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect for a fun dinner with friends

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere as it was game day! Will definitely be back!!

RM
New England
158 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent cocktails, friendly knowledgeable staff, always great food! Our happy place for comfort food and creative drinks.

f
Naples
67 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food and service was terrific as always. My only complaint is they no longer have the bearnaise sauce that goes with the steak frites. That was the best part of the dish. Please reconsider.

G
New England
9 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always love dining at Eastern Standard. Definitely our dining spot prior to Red Sox games, but also other times of the year. The GM and staff are always very attentive to our every need--they make us seem special--that plus super food preparation makes for a nice evening.

LM
New England
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time dining at ES and I will definitely come back! It was my husband's birthday and I treated him to a Red Sox game and dinner at ES was a special touch to the evening.

C
New England
62 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent bar selection and service. The food was wonderful, you definitely cannot beat the bread pudding, outstanding!

OT
New England
7 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

I typically love this neighborhood place. Always great food and cocktails inside, but not last night.

We sat outside last night and the dishes were not great. We had a scallop ceviche which had very large pieces of scallop and wasn’t as cold as should be.

The rigatoni was over salted, and my salad came with dressing that was so thick it couldn’t be mixed.

Our cocktails weren’t full and took about 20 minutes.

Odd because inside I always have a great experience!

We finished the night at the bar, where as always, the bartender was attentive and made beautiful cocktails.

MV
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best placer in Boston of you want an assortment of sauces for your Oysters!

AV
New England
6 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely Friday night dinner - been here plenty but was the husband’s first time. Delectable food and excellent service. Love the Sophisticated Lady - a delightfully refreshing mocktail on a stiflingly balmy summer night.

MO
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and awesome atmosphere. Seriously LOUD though

MH
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Dark, loud, and crowded. I made a reservation for 7 a week in advance and we were seated at a round table meant for 5. Pricey for average food. Service was slow.

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