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Eastern Standard

4.4
4.4
4057 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

Popular dishes

Menu

Appetizers

  • Acorn Squash Soup$9.00

    toasted pepitas, herbed crème fraîche

    • Fried Calamari$14.00

      pickled pepper aïoli

      • Steak Tartare*$15.00

        worcestershire aïoli

        • Tarte Flambée$12.00

          black forest ham, gruyère, caramelized onion

          • Roasted Hen of the Woods$15.00

            vincotto, fried herbs, stracciatella

            • N.E. Charcuterie*$18.00

              selection of local cured meats

              • Cheese Board*$17.00

                Entrees

                • Moules Frites$21.00

                  white wine broth, bacon lardons, fries

                  • Steelhead Trout$26.00

                    beurre rouge, braised leeks, parnsip purée

                    • Cioppino$25.00

                      tomato-garlic broth, grilled bread

                      • Cacio e Pepe$22.00

                        spaghetti, grana padano, aged pecorino

                        • Baked Rigatoni$23.00

                          lamb & pork sausage, ricotta, tomato cream sauce

                          • Roasted Half Chicken$25.00

                            mushroom-sherry cream sauce, potato purée, fried shallots

                            • Confit Pork Belly$25.00

                              sunchokes, prosciutto, banyuls vinegar glaze

                              • Steak Frites*

                                garlic butter, watercress, fries

                                • 8 Oz. Flat Iron$26.00
                                • 16 Oz. Bone-In Ribeye$39.00

                              Sandwiches

                              • Ham & Cheese$12.00

                                ESPCo. pretzel bun, bourbon mustard, fries

                                • Standard Burger*$16.00

                                  vermont cheddar, fries

                                  • Lobster Roll$31.00

                                    buttered brioche, potato chips

                                    Raw Bar

                                    • Oysters*$2.95

                                      • Clams*$2.25

                                        • Jumbo Shrimp

                                          • each$3.50
                                        • Half Lobster$16.00

                                          • Shellfish Platter*$70.00

                                            Salads

                                            • Arugula$10.00

                                              citrus, radish, parmesan

                                              • Castelfranco Radicchio$12.00

                                                anchovy & roasted garlic dressing, olive oil croutons

                                                • Little Gem$13.00

                                                  fried shallots, herbs, dijon vinaigrette

                                                  • Tuna Niçoise*$19.00

                                                    rare tuna, deviled egg, olives, haricot verts

                                                    Sides

                                                    • French Fries$6.00

                                                      • Mac & Cheese$11.00

                                                        • Buttered Potato Purée$7.00

                                                          • Crispy Brussels$10.00

                                                            • Caramelized Sunchokes$7.00

                                                              • Bone Marrow$11.00

                                                                prune & cognac compote, pickled shallots, parsley

                                                                Plats du Jour

                                                                • Monday - Chicken Parmesan$22.00

                                                                  spaghetti, pomodoro sauce, mozzarella

                                                                  • Tuesday - Braised Lamb Shank$28.00

                                                                    harissa, chickpeas, preserved lemon

                                                                    • Wednesday - Monkfish alla Puttanesca$27.00

                                                                      fregola sarda, olive & caper relish

                                                                      • Thursday - Rohan Duck Breast*$28.00

                                                                        cassoulet beans, duck jus, endive

                                                                        • Friday - Seared Scallops$29.00

                                                                          citrus sauce, braised fennel

                                                                          • Saturday - Pepper-Crusted Prime Rib*$38.00

                                                                            mashed potatoes, mushroom au jus, horseradish cream

                                                                            • Sunday - Spaghetti & Wagyu Beef Meatballs$24.00

                                                                              tomato basil sauce, parmesan

                                                                              What 4,057 people are saying

                                                                              Overall ratings and reviews

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

                                                                              NoiseModerate

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                                                                                scrod

                                                                                New England

                                                                                262 reviews

                                                                                vip
                                                                                4.0

                                                                                262 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

                                                                                24 reviews

                                                                                4.0

                                                                                24 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

                                                                                262 reviews

                                                                                vip
                                                                                5.0

                                                                                262 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

                                                                                262 reviews

                                                                                vip
                                                                                5.0

                                                                                262 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

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                vip
                                                                                3.0

                                                                                1 review

                                                                                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 4057 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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