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About Eastern Standard

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!

528 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Comfort Food, American

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

Cross Street:
Beacon Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 532-9100

Website:
http://www.easternstandardboston.com/

Parking Details:
Daytime (Before 2pm): $12
Evening (After 2pm): $18
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

Executive Chef:
Executive Chef: Jeremy Sewall, Chef de Cuisine: Matt Garland

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!

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

Eastern Standard Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Vibrant Bar Scene (55)
Good for a Date (52)
Handcrafted Cocktails (47)
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Bar Seating (41)
Neighborhood Gem (40)
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Romantic (34)
Good for Groups (32)
Fun (29)
Good for Birthdays (29)
Great for Lunch (28)
Great for Outdoor Dining (28)
Good for Anniversaries (28)
People Watching (27)
Late-night Find (26)
Great for Brunch (25)
Hot Spot (25)
Sunday Lunch (24)
Notable Wine List (23)
Cozy (22)
Creative Cuisine (21)
Happy Hour (20)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined a day ago

Great and knowledgeable waitstaff. I stay here intermittently from out of town and this is the place I trust to learn about cocktails. The waiter was very helpful guiding my selection. Apps are yummy and Brussels sprouts a must ( converted my 18 year old daughter into a brussel sprout fan!). I ordered the trout which was a disappointment- my daughter’s baked pasta dish was fantastic and I had been the night before and everyone love their meal so in general can’t go wrong - highly recommend ( except the trout!)

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 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

Beautiful room, great and friendly service. Love their burgers and fries.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Gluten Free Options, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

Love the food and atmosphere!

The baked pasta and steak frites are fabulous!!!

Tags: Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

Just love Eastern Standard and our group had a great meal, for the most part. Great cheese plate, Sunday special meatball dish and the French Dip were all great. Just stay away from the onion soup which was really disappointing but everyone has a bad night occasionally so maybe it was just a one time problem. No flavor, the bread was hard and a layer of some type of grease floated on top.

Great service, cozy atmosphere and overall experience was great.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 4 days ago

We had burgers and fries here for lunch and they were delicious. The service was excellent and although the ambiance was loud we enjoyed our lunch.

Tags: Quick Bite, Hot Spot, Fun
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 (Nashville)·Dined 4 days ago

Sunday brunch. Went early, 9:30, which enabled us to relax and enjoy. Lovely service. Beautiful room, great food.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined 5 days ago

Great service, great atmosphere, great food! We received a gift certificate to ES. I recommend it as a wonderful gift idea!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Business Meals
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 6 days ago

Sommelier went their way to please, he was determined to please. I was really surprised that he took an open bottle wine back just to make sure we were satisfied with the wine. Excellent service. Salute to the Sommelier, i hope we did not get you into trouble.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Quick Bite, Tapas, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Bar Seating, Casual, Cozy, Seasonal, Business Meals
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

The service and food was great. Always unique menu choices and great drink menu.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Always a go to place for meeting friends, enjoying a few drinks, and being treated with respect. As well as not being rushed. I wish more places were like ESK.

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Casual, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Authentic
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Eastern Standard is sensational. My favorite Boston hang for brunch, lunch, dessert and drinks.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Afternoon Coffee, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Eastern Standard is classic Boston. Great food in a comfortable atmosphere. Always a fun evening.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Our server was exceptional great smile and made us feel as though we were her only guests!!!!

Tags: Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Food was not as impresaive as the last 2 times we have dined there. The escargot went cold shortly after arriving. The shellfish platter had small oysters. Steak was fantastic. Service was impeccable, hostess was fabulous. Crowd control needed help, some guests we're leaning near our table.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2017

This was our first time at Eastern Standard. We loved the energy of the place, the friendly staff and the good food. We ate dinner at the bar and the bartender was top-notch in his friendliness and service. We enjoyed it very much and will return many times.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun, Casual
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Love the restaurant! The service was impeccable.

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 (London)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Arrived 5 minutes late for our table and had to wait 40 minutes for a table- all in installments of “no more than 10 minutes”. Server was very knowledgeable but everything else slow, food ok

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 (New England)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Our server Marina was wonderful. She was thorough, timely, and engaging. Loved our "corner booth" seating also. Food was great. Price is about what you'd expect for this area (Kenmore).

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Waiter and food were both wonderful but hostess was cold and elitist.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 28, 2017

We thought the menu is rather limited. I had the burger and while it was good, it wasn't anything special. My date had the French Dip sandwich which he didn't care for. Service was good and the place has a lively vibe.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 26, 2017

The restaurant was so loud as to be uncomfortable. Lunch there is fine but dinner is overshadowed by the noise. Our server got the music turned down once which helped but the volume went back up (largely a solid rock beat was all that could be heard over the shouting conversations at tables and bar.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 26, 2017

The best. Hundreds of superb visits.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 24, 2017

This centrally-located and atmospheric restaurant is perfect for reading the paper over coffee in the morning, and the booths are good for conversation. However, in my last two visits, the food itself has been quite tasteless.

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

We love Eastern Standard and visit whenever we are in Boston. Very knowledgeable staff and delicious interesting food.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

i was at the eastern standard for thanksgiving with my wife..the food was wonderful and there were some fellow customers that were freindly...it was a nice ocassion!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal
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 (New England)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Fantastic, as always.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 22, 2017

It was quiet when we arrived. Reservation was at 3:30. Waitress took awhile to come over to greet. Drinks took 15 minutes and did not come at the same time. Once we ordered food that took 30 minutes for app and 40 minutes for dinner. Food was good. Had to get up to find waitress to pay check. Again it was not busy. Too bad. We have had great meals and service there before.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Best steak tartare in town!

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 (Key West)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Wonderful staff and delicious food and drinks. Everything was timed appropriately and tasted delicious.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Great food and service

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We were in Boston to rendezvous with friends and do some sightseeing. We stayed near Kenmore Square and didn't want to go too far for dinner one night, so we wound up at Eastern Standard. The food was great, from the classic French (onion soup and escargots) to the more exotic (smoked pork blade with black barley) to dessert (a fabulous caramel bread pudding).
The atmosphere and service were very good. I found absolutely no reason not to go back. Oh, the drinks were good too and the prices were reasonable.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great cocktails and food with very good service. Restaurant is on the louder side and might not be ideal for older customers.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

I went with a date for Saturday Brunch with moderate expectations and was let down. Pros: nice decor and ambiance, decent food. Cons: poor service, a bit loud.

The menu looked good, and we had quite a variety; eggs and an English muffin, grilled cheese with fries, and most notably the mussels. Everything was good, but not great. The mussels were the best dish by far, and it was a large serving for sharing. What put a damper on the brunch was the poor service. We had an awkward and less than attentive waitress. Water glasses seemed to be left unfilled for too long, didn't feel like we were checked on, and we had to wait for the bill after requesting it for probably 15 minutes.

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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Upbeat fun place - must go!! 3rd. time.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 16, 2017

I am a regular at Eastern Standard for all three meals as it is close to my work place. I am never disappointed in the service or the quality of the offerings. I have had almost everything on the menu and am never disappointed. I even think their chicken dish is awesome. I am writing not after having had a early dinner before seeing Bob Dylan concert with my wife and oldest son. The dinner was great but the escargots with butter biscuits was off the hook. I love escargot and this was my favorite serving anytime anywhere!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Worth the Drive, Paleo Friendly, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Quick Bite, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Had a table waiting for us when we arrived. Great service and the food was amazing! Will be back again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Casual, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Romantic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Flawless, as always! Food and service were amazing.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

I typically do not write reviews but feel compelled to do so. Found good reviews on Open Table, while visiting colleges with my daughter. Was asked to wait at bar which made no sense since my daughter is 16.

Finally seated when they realized we were not going to order drinks, very annoying tactic. Let me just say that our appetizers were both horrible so much that we could not eat them and the waiter offered to take them off the bill without asking. My daughter ordered French Onion soup that she said tasted like fat and my calamari was pure greasy salt.

I had the strip steak which tasted good but was completely fatty. At one point I had to spit it out in my napkin. My daughter had mac and cheese which was good.

Atmosphere was very nice and our waiter was good. The water and bread were good but the food bordered on disgusting. I can not believe this place was rated so highly.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

This was our first visit. When we arrived we were impressed with the interior and quickly led to our reserved table. While the wine and beer list can be daunting, it was well laid out to find the selections we preferred. Service was spot on, our waitress was attentive, well versed, and friendly. Our table received everything on a perfectly spaced timing. Bread, appetizer and main course were all perfect in presentation and delivery. The steak tartare was amazing, spiced just right and served with warm crisp bread. The salmon was cooked so perfectly, the skin had the most impressive seasoning and perfectly crisp without over cooking the fish and drying it out. Wish I had space for dessert. We will be back !

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Excellent food and service. HUGE selection of beverages. Wait staff was very attentive and timely. Stuffed lobster was incredible as was the bread pudding. However, the side dish of squash augrattin was phenomenal! Overall, an excellent experience.

Tags: Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List
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