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Eastern Standard

528 Commonwealth Avenue, Hotel Commonwealth, Boston, MA 02215
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Ranked #44 of 2,820 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Lynn, Massachusetts
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92 reviews 92 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

The food was fine. Nothing to either rave or complain about. But the service was great. Our waitress was informative, funny and helpful. She could not be nicer. I am embarrassed because I cannot remember her name and really should. Even her assistant who cleared the plates and served water was friendly and had a good sense of humor. All... More

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32 reviews 32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

First of all, if you are planning to go on a night when the Sox are playing, make a reservation a few days ahead. This place is BUSY!! We lucked out and got a small table on the patio but the place was packed.It is very close to the T and just around the corner from Fenway.The patio is very... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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94 reviews 94 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

My wife and I had checked the website before booking and the place had a cosy bustling look and on arrival this didn't disappoint. The place was packed, and we got a great table. Shortly after we'd ordered and the bread was served my wife felt a huge drop of water hit on her head, strange. We looked up, to... More

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carlisle, ma
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56 reviews 56 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I should preface this review by saying that i am still shaking with anger from having waited well over an hour to retrieve my car from the valet service. I actually threatened to call the police and have it reported stolen. When I parked, I was told to give my waiter a heads up 15 minutes before I wished to... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

Popped in for breakfast. The Eggs Benedict and French Toast were scrumptious. The service was friendly and faultless. Will definitely return.

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Oakland, California
20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Located less than a 10 minute walk from Fenway in the Back Bay, great place to go before or after a game. Can sit outside or in. Excellent selection of regular entrees and appetizers as well as beer, wine and mixed drinks.

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Los Angeles, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Big space, cozy feel in dining room, excitement at the bar, spectacular food from the kitchen! I was amazed at what at first looked like a three ring circus (it was the night of a Red Sox game!) turned out to be a wonderful, private, cozy dining experience with committed wait and buss staff and on time but unrushed service.... More

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The French toast, eggs, bacon and mimosas were very good. The decor was very nice and so was our server. Will definitely go again.

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Food had the taste and texture of having sat under a warm lamp fou some time. Overly large, soulless establishment.

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Centerville, Massachusetts
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143 reviews 143 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We had dinner here and loved the atmosphere - very energetic with great service. Everyone loved their food but my grilled cheese was really bland. It was supposed to be on a house made rye but there was no rye flavor and little cheese. I think that a grilled cheese is easy to make yummy and they could work on... More

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