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“Love this Place!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Eastern Standard

Eastern Standard
528 Commonwealth Avenue, Hotel Commonwealth, Boston, MA 02215
617-532-9100
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Ranked #41 of 2,817 Restaurants in Boston
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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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
“Love this Place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

We were staying at the Hotel Commonwealth for 4 nights, and it was very hard to not to want to eat here every day rather than explore the other wonderful options in Boston!

Loved the atmosphere, Loved the music, Loved the food but above all Loved the service it is wonderful, I will miss coming to dine here greatly!

Visited June 2013
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utica, New York, USA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Excellent Brunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

We made reservations for Sunday brunch and we were not disappointed. The food was delicious, the service was excellent, and the atmosphere was great! I would absolutely eat here again. It is very close to Fenway Park so I do suggest making reservations especially if there is a game scheduled for that day.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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istanbul
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83 restaurant reviews
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
“Great Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Boston is really not among the best cities for food. This place is pretty respectable though, especially if you are a meat-a-tarian eater. Forget going here if you are vegan. They do not have a lot of choices if you are a vegetarian or following a gluten-free diet. But if you are a seafood-eating, meat eater you will probably like it.

They do a nice Brunch.

The stand-outs here include several seasonal dishes featuring local catch, and the the drinks list. This place features a great selection. We have tried the various Belgian beers, wines and cocktails and will probably head back there again to keep trying out their offerings.

The service here is always nice and pleasant. They keep a nice pace and we have never felt rushed.

Draw-backs: there might be a wait for a table and honestly, the place can get pretty loud... whether you are inside or outside.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Staff absolutely perfect.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Whilst staying at Hotel Commonwealth we decided to eat here after a long day. Had to book a table, which was understandable as it was so popular. The service was superb, the waiter was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. Not so impressed with the food but from previous reviews it must have been because we were expecting more of a Fine Dining experience and this was not the English version of that. Steak in red wine sauce was our order and the steak was indeed good but there was no discernible sauce and it came accompanied by fries and tomato sauce but no vegetables whatsoever. We were a little disappointed given the price.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Super busy during Sox games but well worth it!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013 via mobile

Stopped by after a sox game and luckily got a table pretty quickly. Service was a little slow but that's understandable with the post game rush. Food was awesome-I had the special for the night prime rib with asparagus and a popover. Delicious!! Great beer and wine selection too. Will definitely be back again!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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