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Eastern Standard

4.5
3345 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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  • Good for a Date
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Special Occasion
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 3345 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.1
value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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StephenP 
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

The entrees and sides were beyond outstanding. The fried brussel sprouts were crazy good. And the bread pudding with butterscotch sauce was intoxicating.

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GingerPeach (New England)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

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.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

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!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Delicious!

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OpenTable Diner (Wilmington)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

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.

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vipNEfoodie (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

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!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Detroit)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Love the food. Fun atmosphere. Good service. Always very busy. Need reservations.

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KevinB (New England)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

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.

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Angelo (Richmond)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

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...

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friends (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

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.....

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OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
3.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

I hadn’t been to ES in a while. My girl friend and I had the steak frites and Trout entrees. We both felt that they were average. In the current dining climate ES needs to do better. We also each had a Moscow Mule. They were served in glasses not the traditional copper cups. The next time we are around that part of Boston we might choose another place to dine.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

We visited Eastern Standard for our anniversary and was thrilled with our experience. We were 15 minutes late for our reservation but after calling to let them know they told me they were going to try and hold our spot, but if they couldn't then we would be seated shortly after. We sat immediately and the food was unbelievable. The service at Eastern Standard is second to none and I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a delicious meal in the city.

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vipboymom (New England)
4.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

Loved the atmosphere and service but the food was a bit bland. Loved the bread pudding, though!

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Scrabblequeen (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Great spot for a post-theater dinner with friends! My Salmon and Brussels sprouts were outstanding . Nice wine choices, great bar. Oysters - of course they were superb!

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Eastern Standard did the job as a lunch site near Boston University. It's food was just sufficient, not distinguished. I had a salad Nicoise with rather dry tuna and wilted greens.

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LoyalEasternstandardfan (New England)
4.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Eastern Standard's flourless chocolate cake is fabulous! I just miss the foie gras appetizers they used to have.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

It was great. Wonderful waiter named Daniel.

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Willboston617 (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

Excellent place

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

Drinks were the best I’ve had!!

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Lynn24 (New England)
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

We visited Eastern Standard for our anniversary. The location is great, right by Fenway and within the Hotel Commonwealth (once a historic hotel, now modernized). It was a Saturday night so it was busy, but we had reservations. The hostess wasn't the friendliest, and took a long time to acknowledge us, but once she did we were seated promptly. We weren't thrilled with our table, it was tiny and the chairs were not sturdy at all. We requested another table and were moved without an issue. The couple they seated at our previous table also asked to moved, so they may want to update their seating. The food came quickly and was amazing, and the drinks and dessert were also delicious. Despite having a few minor issues, we thought they handled everything well, and we enjoyed our evening.

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