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.
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.
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....
We went here to have a relaxing dinner before a concert at the House of Blues. We were very happy and full!
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.
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.
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!
Brunch with friends! One of the best benedict eggs I had! Delicious food. Eggs could come with sides.
Normal price for the area.
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.
Wonderful. Excellent service.