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Eastern Standard

528 Commonwealth Avenue, Hotel Commonwealth, Boston, MA 02215
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Ranked #37 of 2,815 restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Beacon Street
Transit: Kenmore Station T stop on the Green Line and Bus Routes 119, 193, 55, 57, 60, 65, 8, and CT1 into Kenmore Square
Description: Eastern Standard is an American Brasserie located in the heart of Kenmore Square, featuring a heated patio and the longest marble bar in Boston. At Eastern Standard we strive to re-create every guest’s expectations. As you enter the restaurant you will be warmly greeted by a staff whose main goal is to make your dining experience among the best you have ever had. Guests can depend on the eclectic wine list to be approachable and unpretentious. We offer a full bar featuring 61 delicious classic cocktails from around the world and Eastern Standard originals. From the 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!
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88% Recommend
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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Eastern Standard has a really great menu with a nice variety of modern choices. Their drink menu is the real draw for me, though. The cocktail selection is huge and comes in various categories, including cocktails with egg. The bartenders provide great recommendations if you tell them what you like, don't like, etc. Everything is delicious! A definite foodie stop.

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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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44 reviews 44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This restaurant near Fenway Park offers indoor or outdoor seating. The interior is reminiscent of old-style steakhouses, with dark wood and cool interiors. The menu is varied, with steaks, fish and veal chops. Everything was excellent. Branzino was super. Service was odd...all staff served all tables, so the server of the moment was unfamiliar with us. In other words, no... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

For quiet a few years Eastern Standard has been attracting Sox fans on their way to a game, and those looking for a lively night out with great food. Consider this Fenway restaurant as the place to be. Anyone seeking an innovative drink, or a traditional cocktail will be well served here. It has rightfully deserved reputation for its creative... More

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Boston, MA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I went to Eastern Standard on July 15 (a week ago) and the ambiance was, as always, very enjoyable. Among other things, I order Steak Tartare and it tasted fine but thereafter I was sick for three days. It was quiet serious. I lost about 4 pounds. Not a bad way to loose weight. Maybe they invented a new diet.... More

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Stafford Springs, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

We ate here one night while staying at the Hotel Commonwealth. The food and the service was impeccable. We opted to eat indoors due to the heat, but the outdoor dining area looks like the place to be. Will definitely eat here again.

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morristown nj
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

4 hungry boys enjoyed their breakfasts sitting outside watching a torrential rain storm! Wish we stayed longer in town to try for lunch or dinner

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New York City
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We were staying at Hotel Commonwealth, and wanted to eat close by. We reserved at Eastern Standard, sight unseen. Very lovely surprise. The restaurant is gorgeous, very elegant inside with wood, romantic lighting and large tables that are spaced decently from eachother. The food was great, from the steak frites (myself and husband) to fried clams ( my son), with... More

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Vancouver, Washington, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

My husband and I were visiting Boston, had tickets for the Red Sox on 7/4, decided to try Eastern Standard for breakfast. We ate on the patio, arriving just before the crowd - this place fills up quick! We both ordered french toast and it was delicious - portion was perfect, coffee was hot. Unfortunately or not as the case... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

If you want to east before or after a Red Sox game- or just want a special place to dine- try Eastern Standard- from the moment you step inside you feel very special- You don't hear - You Guys!!Everything I have tried on the menu is delicious! tTe staff is outstanding- the have trained to take care of their guests.... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I was with friends and we were headed to a Sox game. We were about 90 minutes early so stopped by Eastern Standard for a drink and some appetizers before the game. It was fairly crowded in the restaurant and on the patio so we went to the bar. I was surprised to see a family with three young (two... More

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