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Eastern Standard

4.4
4.4
4035 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Comfort Food, American

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am Sat, Sun 7:00 am–9:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:30 pm Mid-day Mon–Fri 2:30 pm–5:00 pm Sat, Sun 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (617) 532-9100

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Chef de Cuisine: Nemo Bolin

  • Neighborhood

    Kenmore Square / Fenway

  • Cross street

    Beacon Street

  • Parking details

    Daytime (Before 2pm): $12<br />Evening (After 2pm): $18 <br />Game/Concert (Anytime of day): $50

  • 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/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 4,035 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. s

    scrod

    New England

    265 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    265 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Love this place. So glad we were able to go before all the restaurants had to shut down! We will miss this and can't wait until they can reopen!
  2. ED

    EllenD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you want a never disappointing dining experience come here. It is my go to restaurant for hosting friends and family.
  3. TC

    TheCuriousEpicure

    Philadelphia

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    This is a usual spot for me an my husband. We've been going to Eastern Standard for years. They always have good food. The service is fantastic. The scene is lively. Great for groups, dates, meet-ups etc. I would order just about anything on the menu and they change it up regularly. They will also try to accommodate as best they can dining needs and/or special requests. The one thing that we feel could continue to be improved is the wine list. While there are a number of interesting selections, sometimes it's hard to tell because they can be so unusual. Having a few standard known good go-to selections that more people might recognize, could be useful. That said, we can usually find a good option with the help of their knowledgeable sommeliers!
  4. MG

    MattG

    New England

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Nice spot to grab breakfast. Not the most variety on the menu but we enjoyed everything we had.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, staff and atmosphere was amazing always a great choice for dinning.
  6. l

    luludine

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love the food here. We come for a great steak and accompaniments and the service and ambiance are exceptional!
  7. JP

    JohnP

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and amazing service. Had a great evening in this lively restaurant.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    The service was incredibly slow. No one checked in on us after our meal was served. The sides under the trout were literally cold yet the trout was hot. The water was only filled once or twice and it was warm. But the side salad with citrus dressing was delicious! I’ve eaten there several times and have enjoyed it immensely so I was incredibly disappointed this most recent visit. I will not rush back.
  9. VC

    VictoriaC

    New England

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Ok Good Food Had to remind about Dads birthday
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    76 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great staff and wonderful place for a birthday
  11. DV

    DeliaV

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. I rarely book a table when alone, however when accompanied it’s better to do so. I like the daily specials. The ambiance is always wonderful.
  12. MJ

    MJEwing

    New England

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great location, good food. A little loud, but great all around.
  13. DP

    DarrenP

    London

    25 reviews

    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great venue in Boston, good atmosphere with a nice lively vibe. The waitress was really friendly and knowledgeable. The food was good and cocktails nice too.
  14. S

    Sharonalu

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful experience on every level, great food, service, atmosphere, etc. First class!!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Always love eating at Eastern Standard. That night the restaurant was very hot though.
  16. DC

    DanC

    New England

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Nice atmosphere
  17. N

    Nualla

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely brunch spot. Delicious food, excellent service.
  18. s

    scrod

    New England

    265 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    265 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience! Love this place and the atmosphere
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Chen was extremely knowledgeable about the menu and got us very excited about our food choices- which were all excellent (especially loved the Rohan duck special). Nestore the manager helped us pick out a great bottle of wine in our price range and checked in several times to enhance our experience. Will definitely return for future meals
  20. MC

    MarcyC

    Charleston

    35 reviews

    2.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Special of the night was venison- no flavor, tough. Cioppino had little flavor, loaded with squid. One scallop, one small piece of fish and two medium sized shrimp. They did take the venison off our bill. Wait staff was excellent despite the entree recommendations which fell flat for us. Oysters were good as well as the special beet salad. Didn’t want dessert. Too pricey for the food. Sorry - had wanted to try this place for long time but won’t be back.
  21. MK

    MattK

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Fantastic Valentine’s Day After dinner. I love the visual experience here, the service is always top notch and the food choices excellent as well. This night Eastern Standard exceeded even our prior experiences. All food choices were great; Steak Frites, Short Rib, Moules Frites and the Rigatoni. What pushed us over the top was the wine experience, we ordered a Zin we knew and liked and when that was gone Vanessa the Sommelier recommended a Tempranillo that was absolutely delicious. We had an enjoyable conversation and she was just great! Well-informed, charming and gracious. We’ll return!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always come to eastern standard when staying in the hotel commonwealth , the food is always excellent, the service top notch, we love going to the bar after a play The bartenders make drinks the way you’d expect a drink to be made . Hats off to all the servers you can tell they work as a team .
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    Great restaurant unfortunately our server seemed to be impatient and unfriendly.
  24. s

    scrod

    New England

    265 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    265 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    one of our favorite restaurants in the city. Always busy and fun!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had THE BEST waiter
  26. SB

    SidB

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanks for making the visit to Boston, Valentine's dinner and evening so special...…..despite the freezing temperature.
  27. E

    Elizabeth

    New England

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    The drinks were excellent and creative. The dessert was outstanding. The entrees were lackluster at best. Over cooked scallops were rubbery, entree options were not creative, and dishes were over priced.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience. Thanks for the good time!
  29. c

    chris

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    The food and ambiance are great. The service staff are easily frazzled and disorganized.
  30. GA

    GASG

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    My hamburger was overcooked and so i spoke to the waiter who saw the burger and noted that it was overcooked. He then asked if i would like to send it back?? i responded, yes of course as that was why i called him over. My wife had the scrambled eggs with sausage. The sausage came out cold as it did for my friends who ordered the same item. I had to call the waiter over for more coffee, he only checked on us because i called him over due to the overcooked burger. We have been to ES many times and this was just awful food with poor service. We will not be returning to ES
  31. KB

    KathrynB

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Always a great experience
  32. A

    Aleksandra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service and food! Thanks to Hannah who was our service for the last night - everything was fast and nice
  33. DC

    DavidC

    New England

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2020

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Very limited & pedestrian menu. Out of the weekly special by 8pm. Fabulous bar & bar bites. Great service at the bar. Ordered steak frites. Steak came out some perfectly but frites were a tad underdone. When I mentioned this, a large new piping hot platter of frites came out to replace the others.
  34. J

    Jeff

    New England

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2020

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Always good. One of my key go to places.
  35. MB

    MartinefromBurgundy

    New England

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    The problem was the food. I ordered the scrambled eggs. The sausage was not freshly cooked. It must have been sitting around for some time as it was very tough and almost impossible to cut. The potatoes were lukewarm and not crispy. The toast was a very small slice of bread that was hard, stale and cold.
  36. t

    thezman24

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    The chef brought out some pastries and desserts because it was my anniversary with my girlfriend, a beautiful and amazing touch by someone who didn't have to do anything at all
  37. KJ

    KathyJillB

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Had a great time. Nice size salads & entree portions.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always my favorite spot. The staff is so great and the food is always excellent
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Lots of waitstaff so didn’t know who to ask Perfectly cooked each plate. Very accommodating
  40. H

    Honest

    Richmond

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience1
    So E.S. for me is easy. I teach at BU. It's convenient. The food and wine are good. The thing that always gives me pause is the noise level. When we come for business, we need to hear people at the table and it's always predictable in the decibel level. I understand you want an "energetic" feel, but it's sure awful for dinner.

FAQs

Eastern Standard offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 532-9100.

Eastern Standard is rated 4.4 stars by 4035 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Beacon Street

  • Neighborhood

    Kenmore Square / Fenway

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–11:00 am Sat, Sun 7:00 am–9:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:30 pm Mid-day Mon–Fri 2:30 pm–5:00 pm Sat, Sun 3:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Comfort Food, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Daytime (Before 2pm): $12<br />Evening (After 2pm): $18 <br />Game/Concert (Anytime of day): $50

  • 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

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef de Cuisine: Nemo Bolin

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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