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Eastern Standard

528 Commonwealth Avenue, Hotel Commonwealth, Boston, MA 02215
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Ranked #36 of 2,818 restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $50
Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 12:00 am
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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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

our waitress was awesome and knowledgable not only on the food but our surroundings...oysters were AMAZING, food was filling and affordable..i had the blueberry pie which i HIGHLY recommend! only downside was the traffic but we were in the city (outside seating)beautiful look of the restaurant!

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Nj usa
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I love this ambience here. My salmon was delish! Drinks were just ok, sometimes simple is better. Kudos for handcrafted mixologists though, they work hard. Would return.

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Arlington, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We stayed at the Hotel Commonwealth last weekend and went here for breakfast both days. The service was great - they have a super attentive and friendly staff. The atmosphere is also very nice. We sat outside the first day and the second we sat near the window. Both were great tables. My only issue with this place was with... More

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Coatesville, Pa.
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I had heard good things about Eastern Standard and my first visit did not disappoint. It was a lovely Monday evening and I was seated at an outside table. There are outside heaters that allow dining al fresco up through November. I was surprised to see the restaurant full on a Monday night. I understood why once my food started... More

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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I first ate here in 2012 and was underwhelmed. Fast forward to 2014 and my how things have changed. The space is beautiful and thoughtfully designed. The patio area is quite nice but slightly noisy as it sits very close to Commonwealth Avenue. Breakfast was consistently good during our stay. The menu is fairly limited but diverse. Yogurt with berries... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We stopped here on our way to Fenway Park, and were a bit worried as it looked very posh and we were dressed for a baseball game. However, we needn't have worried as most of the clientele were the same as us, all happy and enjoying a pre-game meal. The food was great and our waiter was fun and friendly.... More

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Spotsylvania, Virginia
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140 reviews 140 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant is fabulous. I have been here a number of times when in the area and have never been disappointed. The wines choices are great. The servers are all very knowledgable and one can tell they have been well-trained. Today I had oysters, clams casino, soup. My dining partner had blue fish pate and the romaine salad. We shared... More

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Gavle, Sweden
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Amazing food! Amazing drinks! Amazing staff! I had the tenderloin and when instructing the staff that I wanted it medium, pink but no blood, they got it spot on. I was also assured that they'd make sure I was happy with how it was cooked and when I received my meal, the staff was very attentive to make sure it... More

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Fruit, decafe tea and lovely young recent local grads serving! Dinner was too expensive for anything but hamburgers and very noisy with the red sox fans

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Boston, MA
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I am a regular at Eastern Standard as it's near my office, so it's fair to say that I've sampled their fare and the overall experience of eating there many times. The menu is luxe bistro, modern, light, high quality interpretations of french bistro fare. Very consistent. Standout items include their calamari app, the salmon and tuna nicoise, and great... More

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