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Eastern Standard

4.5
3321 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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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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Cross street: Beacon Street
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What 3321 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.3
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4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.0
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Edward (New York Area)
4.0
Dined 4 days ago

Friendly service, definitely not rushed. Salad was plentiful and fresh and beautifully presented. Steak was mediocre at best: over-salted, not particularly flavorful. Perhaps salt was there to bring out flavor which it did not. Not a recommended main course. Noisy.

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vipBOSdining (New England)
4.0
Dined 5 days ago

This is a great restaurant - fun atmosphere, good food, great service. The only problem I have here is that on two different occasions (months apart from each other) the steak was not well prepared. The first time I ordered the steak, I ordered it medium rare. When it arrived, it was rare and I couldn't eat half of it because it was too raw for my taste. (I did not send it back because I was already full from the amazing appetizers.) The second time I ordered the steak, I ordered medium - thinking this would get me something closer to medium rare. This time, it was slightly better than the first, but it was still closer to rare than to medium. And when it arrived on the table, it was cold. While I still recommend this restaurant overall, I will not order the steak again.

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Web4all (New England)
3.0
Dined 6 days ago

Ok, I love this place. The belle de jour drink, the food, the caliber of service. Somehow the kitchen brought our food before our seafood sampler which really caused allot of unhappiness (and cold entrees.) The folks who brought the food were not aware of our specific request to have the seafood platter first. So lots of back and forth. The hostess was gracious and did everything in her power to fix this and we appreciated this tremendously. So, while this kind of threw a wrench in the overall dining experience, it reinforced to me what good service is. So back I will go because Eastern Standard has standards of excellence and I appreciate it (and the food is great!!) Try it....

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MariahD (New England)
5.0
Dined 6 days ago

We went here to have a relaxing dinner before a concert at the House of Blues. We were very happy and full!

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ramblingsandroasts (New York Area)
5.0
Dined 6 days ago

Hubby and I chose to dine here on a recent Saturday overnight trip to Boston. Selected this based on its location and our itinerary, plus positive reviews and menu options/reasonable prices. Made an advance reservation for 5p. Arrived a little earlier and were seated promptly in a cozy corner booth.

Our waiter was friendly and knowledgeable. We were both a bit overwhelmed by the cocktail menu--it's larger than the food one!--and were pleased with the suggestions our server made.

We enjoyed a starter of a dozen oysters--3 each from 4 different featured locations--before having our mains (I went with the swiss chard melt, while Hubby chose the burger). Both were delicious, no frills, and served with generous sides of fries/homemade potato chips.

Ambiance is comfortable and bistro chic without being stuffy or pretentious. Staff works seamlessly and servers seem to support each other to keep things moving along at a good hum. We never felt rushed, and also never felt neglected, even as the dinner hour pressed on and the restaurant got busier.

Given that this restaurant seems to be open for all meals, including breakfast (it's attached to a hotel, which we did not realize), it shows little signs of wear-and-tear, and was clean, comfortable, and an excellent option for an informal, relaxed meal before an evening BSO performance.

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JustinK 
5.0
Dined on January 13, 2018

Wonderful meal and experience. We had a 9pm reservation, arrived promptly at 9pm, and were immediately seated in a lovely booth. Martinis were ordered and served, quickly, and I noticed each time a round was delivered, the server announced it, "Tito's dirty martini, shaken," I liked that. Shortly thereafter a dozen oysters were placed in front of us, each of the 3 oyster types expertly explained, and each more delicious than the next. Followed by the Roasted Bone Marrow, and Steak Tartar. Killer. My significant other ordered the Ribeye with the blue cheese, and the smoked porkblade for myself. Rib eye was amazing, cooked perfectly and packed with delicious fatty ribeye flavors, complimented tremendously by the blue cheese. My Porkblade, so juicy and perfectly cooked, you can really taste the smokiness. A true delight. My only qualm, and it isn't even major, just worth mentioning, is that I would have preferred less barley on the side, and maybe some greens instead. Which actually reminds me, we also had a side of Brussel sprouts which were, like everything else, absolutely phenomenal. A cappuccino and a double espresso later and we were staring down the Bread Pudding. It was a staring contest that ended quickly, because that poor dessert didn't stand a chance. I am coming back to Boston in September, and will definitely be making another reservation at Eastern Standard. A special place to be shared with someone special, for sure.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0
Dined on January 12, 2018

Our first time here and we loved it! Staff was very friendly, prompt, and helpful. Our waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu and helped us make food and alcohol selections. We chose the calamari, salmon, and half roasted chicken - very pleased with all the dishes and the portions. The chicken was my personal favorite - the flavor was so rich and savory! Ended with their most popular butterscotch bread pudding. It did not disappoint and was a great portion for 2!

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0
Dined on January 7, 2018

Brunch with friends! One of the best benedict eggs I had! Delicious food. Eggs could come with sides.
Normal price for the area.

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vipadrianm (New England)
2.0
Dined on January 7, 2018

Good was ok. It took 20 mins to get our table ready. The restaurant was not that full. No longer the Saturday night date night place now this is the Saturday night family dinner place. Allot of people with their kids their. Guess the times are changing.

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YummyTummy (New England)
5.0
Dined on January 6, 2018

Wonderful. Excellent service.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

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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Cross street
Beacon Street
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Price range
$31 to $50
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(617) 532-9100
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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
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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
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine