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Eastern Standard

528 Commonwealth Avenue, Hotel Commonwealth, Boston, MA 02215
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Ranked #47 of 2,823 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 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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Plymouth, Massachusetts
16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

Came here for their Sunday brunch. I have been here a few times but never for brunch. We started with the steak tartare and the cheeseboard. Both were fantastic. Best Bloody Mary I have had in a long time as well. The service was really slow unfortunately. My boyfriend waited a long time for a refill on his drink. One... More

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New Hampshire
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

This place and its sister restaurant nearby seem to really attract the "in" crowd. We sat outside on a nicely heated patio away from it all but we'd stood around in the pretentiousness for over an hour waiting to be seated. As people left the bar, bartenders started placing "reserved" signs in their places preventing us from sitting after we'd... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

I love a well made drink. I think the Old Fashioned I had at ES were the best I have ever had. They went down so smooth and the cherries (Luxardo cherries) they used are so delicious! I had a burger (rare) with fries and it was perfectly cooked and so tasty, I almost wanted another. The french onion soup... More

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111 reviews 111 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

Visited my daughter in Boston and this place was close to my hotel. We stopped in for drinks and a snack in late afternoon. The young bartender took pride in his 'mixology' knowledge, but was a bit pretentious and stiff...and very serious about his knowledge of drinks. Truly, we could have had anything and like it, but he made some... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I had several breakfasts and dinners at Eastern Standard. The quality of food and service was excellent. A breakfast of smoked salmon and bagel was an especially good way to start the day. Friday evening's was crowded and noisy.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Had the salmon - cooked perfectly. Even thought the restaurant was humping - I was able to seated immediately without a reservation. Great service.

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Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I had a green fly cocktail which was incredible. Truth be told, I had 2. The homemade focaccia bread was warm and tasty. For dinner I had beet salad followed by the hake. Both were fantastic. My husband had the calamari for an appetiser - very good. His main course was the baked rigatoni, which we wouldn't recommend. It was... More

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Chatham, New Jersey
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38 reviews 38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014 via mobile

We stopped here for dinner while visiting a student at BU, and it was much better than expected. The Flat Iron Steak was very good, and a relative bargain at $22. The Salmon, I was told, was very good as well. Enjoying our meal on the semi-enclosed patio just added to the experience. For a good meal at a reasonable... More

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Top Contributor
144 reviews 144 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We were on a tour of BU and it was raining steadily. After the browsing of the book store and a tee shirt purchase we wanted lunch. Not a college student lunch, so we wandered in here. Little did we know you can't get in for dinner, but lunch, ok. The service was very pleasant. My daughter had chicken pot... More

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Surrey UK
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I was attracted to this place because it offered roasted marrow bones as an appetizer. I love unusual foods and it was yum. Unfortunately my main was a rigatoni with sausage n meatballs. Thd main ingredients were fine but the dish was covered in an overcooked hard crust of strong cheese. This brought the experience down to a "Diners, Drive-ins... More

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Additional Information about Eastern Standard

Address: 528 Commonwealth Avenue, Hotel Commonwealth, Boston, MA 02215
Phone Number: 617-532-9100
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday 7:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday 7:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday 7:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday 7:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday 7:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 7:00 am - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: American

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