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Eastern Standard

528 Commonwealth Avenue, Hotel Commonwealth, Boston, MA 02215
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Ranked #35 of 2,816 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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English first
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

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
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW 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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Top Contributor
380 reviews 380 reviews
248 restaurant reviews
450 helpful votes 450 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

You have to love the great ambiance at this spot that has better chow than you think you should find in a large bustling Kenmore Square spot such as this. Service and wine list also impress. Beer list has also been vamped up... superb. Has become an area institution... and the place to be if you want the best before... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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

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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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

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

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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