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Eastern Standard

4.6
3395 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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  • Vibrant Bar Scene
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!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Comfort Food, American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Mon - Fri 7am - 11am, Sat & Sun 7am - 9am
Brunch: Sat & Sun 9am - 3pm
Lunch: Mon - Fri 11am - 2:30pm
Mid Day: Mon - Fri 2:30pm - 5pm Sat & Sun 3pm - 5pm
Dinner: Mon - Fri 5pm - 11pm, Sat & Sun 5pm - 12am
Late Night: Sun - Thu 11pm - 1:30am, Fri & Sat 12am - 1:30am
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Phone number
(617) 532-9100
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Executive Chef: Jeremy Sewall, Chef de Cuisine: Matt Garland
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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!
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Private party contact
Marissa Swiech: (617) 532-9100
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Cross street
Beacon Street
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Parking details
Daytime (Before 2pm): $12
Evening (After 2pm): $18
Game/Concert (Anytime of day): $50
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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
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 3395 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

I would eat there every day!

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Eastern Standard was great except for the noise level. The wait staff were friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. The wine list was interesting - we chose a Morgon which was excellent and modestly priced. The food was outstanding. Three of us had the rabbit leg - perfectly cooked, tender and delicious. Others were equally pleased with the smoked pork and salmon.
The only negative for me - and a big one - was the roaring noise level. I do not understand the recent trend toward loud restaurants. Conversation was very difficult, making the meal less enjoyable. Patrons don't want this noise despite what proprietors seem to believe.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

I think it's a fun spot. The food was good, but pricey. And probably because of the high ceilings, it was just a little too noisy for me.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

I've always liked Eastern Standard very much. The food is consistently good and the atmosphere is fun and lively. I would love a vegetarian option to be added to the menu. It's a great "go to" for lunch or dinner.

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2.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Birthday. Food was not very good

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Always an enjoyable meal here. Don't miss the bread pudding!

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We had a great dinner here for my husband's birthday! The food was awesome. At one point he thanked me for making the reservation and said that he really needed a nice night out! The only thing I could not get over was the music! It was so so lame and bad and killed the ambiance. Normally I never notice this detail while out but it kind of made it feel like a fancy Apple Bees. Get cooler tunes!

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Still our favorite craft cocktail and spot for a friendly meal with friends. Super knowledgeable bartenders and wait staff. Warm, energetic, and friendly atmosphere. The rigatoni will never disappoint! Other menu choices are always a hit. Great new Spring cocktail menu.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Great food and drinks. I thought the service, both at the bar and at our table, was sub par for a restaurant of this caliber. Bartender had an attitude and our server made several mistakes on our order.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

We very much enjoyed the food, especially the delicious, unusual cheese board. But the superior, friendly service was over the top! Thank you, Eastern Standard!

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4.0Dined on April 9, 2018

A very nice restaurant. We had a dinner for three there. It is quiet so it is possible to make a conversation.
Food in general is very good. There is also a nice option to order a carafe of wine.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Beautiful restaurant with great food and excellent service. Would definitely go back there again!!!! The spaghetti meal on Sundays is outstanding!!!

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

We’ve wanted to eat at Eastern Standard for a while so arrived with high expectations. The service was fantastic and the atmosphere was really nice - old school, club like with leather and dark wood. The table was a good size and despite a crowded room the four of us could easily carry on a conversation. The menu was great - lots of options. The food was good, but not great.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

When you were at this restaurant, I’d highly recommend to try foie gras with truffle. It is very worth it and will bring you to fly high

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

A favorite spot. Our server was exceptional and patient. Will be back for the ceviche.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great spot for brunch!

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

My sister & I had an amazing lunch at Eastern Standard & our server was beyond top notch. We had a fabulous conversation about wine, and he shared some of his favorite rosés with us, writing them down on a card so we could remember them. I have dined here many times and always have a first class experience, but this time really kicked it up a notch. Thank you for doing such a great job setting the bar for how a restaurant should truly provide a stellar guest experience.

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3.0Dined on April 5, 2018

We had the seafood tower and didn't care for smoked lobster; the french onion soup, in my opinion, was well below that which one would expect. They took it off my Bill, which was cool, but it doesn't make it a good product for such a fine dining experience. The staff were GREAT though...great group of hard working people.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Great food, great service !

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Our first time at the restaurant and we really loved the place! Great ambiance and food. Service as a bit slow but great for a laid back Sunday evening! Awesome place. We loved it.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

It is a good place for a special occasion dinner. Our only disappointment was that it was Easter Sunday and there was nothing in the menu that reflected the day. Because it was a 3:00 reservation we thought we would have the possibility of choosing from the dinner menu, but we didn't. After we got over that disappointment, we enjoyed the rest of our time together. The wait staff was especially attentive.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

This restaurant was amazing. The service was exceptional and the food was delicious!

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Really good meal at Eastern Standard. Two of us ordered the special (Wagyu meatballs and pasta). The meatballs were well prepared and the pasta was perfectly cooked. The other person had the steak frites with the NY Strip. It was cooked exactly as asked (med-rare) and seared nicely on the outside. Fries were great!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Great food, great service

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

A tasty well-served meal!!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Excellent excellent excellent

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Dinner was very good.We had the foie gras,bonemarrow,scallops and a burger.The menu had many choices I would like to try.The restaurant is inviting, has a great bar and ambiance.We can only recommend it!!!

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Eastern Standard is hands down one of the best restaurants in Boston.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Got seated right away, good service and good food. A little noisy.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Good food, good desserts, and good service. I definitely would go back there again. 😊

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2.0Dined on March 18, 2018

We've been to Eastern Standard a number of times. We've gone back because it's usually great, but this last visit left us feeling a bit disappointed. We ordered drinks and it took almost 20 minutes to get them. The waiter seemed to be out of sorts, and the food seemed to be sloppily put together. Too bad. Not sure if I'll return.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Really lovely anniversary dinner!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Great late night dining!

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4.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Seated at a noisy table in the middle of the room. Waited about 45 min after apps were served for our dinner. Not much service to the table.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Fantastic as always! Great food and perfect service!

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Wonderful dinner tonight at Eastern Standard, located within the Hotel Commonwealth. The trout and accompaniments were deliciously complimented by a vouvray, expertly recommended by Katrina, while my companion happily devoured a rigatoni dish. Everything, including ambience, service and food was flawless. We did have a 5:00 reservation and it was quite full upon leaving thereafter, so I can’t comment on later service efficiency. The bar and dining areas are comfortable with plenty of room between tables and booths but I imagine the bar area could get noisy as it looks like a popular meeting place. Strongly recommend.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Great food and service and good place to linger over conversation. Somewhat noisy but staff all attentive and food delicious. Would definitely return!

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Thank you for making our day special

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

As always, dinner at Eastern Standard was phenomenal! From the service to the food, everything was great. Oysters are the best in town. Calamari was not too heavy and was super flavorful. The prime rib (Saturday special) was unreal and the pork blade was perfect for a cold winter night.

Get a whiskey smash - it's the best!

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Always a great all around experience

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