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Eastern Standard

#37 of 2,366 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Fenway / Kenmore
As featured in Ball, Beers, and Boston
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528 Commonwealth Ave, Hotel Commonwealth, Boston, MA 02215-2606 (Beacon Street)
7:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 am
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Reminds me of country club, old school decor, very comfortable booths. We were seated quickly, thanks to a reservation. Service was excellent, staff attentive and amiable. Appetizer , the burratta, very yummy. The entrees were underwhelming, the desserts, great. The drink, beer and wine selection are great, almost overwhelming.

Thank Michael P
Chester, United Kingdom
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170 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We called in here on the way to an early morning tour of Fenway Park (great tour, must do!) The restaurant is quite old school looking, and was mostly empty when we got there. We were sat down and water was brought over to us whilst we looked at the menu. THIS was what we wanted in a great breakfast/brunch... More 

Thank BarryW1970
London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Whilst I didn't eat here, I did pop in briefly for a couple of drinks. An outstanding beer list, with choices from craft lagers, pale ales, IPAs, Sours, and Porters/Stouts. Could have stayed longer to have a few more from their eclectic list.

Thank M4RKM
San Francisco, CA
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Staying at the Hotel Commonwealth and had a late dinner on our first night of arrival into Boston. We had a delicious dinner and the service was top notch. Despite being 10:30 pm at night, restaurant was crowded and fun. Great introduction to Boston!

Thank FastenYourSeatbelts2
Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina
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85 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Found this restaurant on Tripadvisor. So much fun, good service and good food. So happy to have stumbled onto this restaurant.It was very close to Fenway Park and full of young people with so much energy.

Thank awhitesides
Woodinville, Washington
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Got into Boston on a Friday night. Red Sox-Cleveland playoff game #3 scheduled for Sunday. 20 minute wait at 9:00 PM. Biston was a very busy and crazy place wherever we went. Probably long waits everywhere. Selected this restaurant in large part due to references to gluten-free menu items. In reality, certain items could be made gluten-free. This is not... More 

Thank BearBear47
Boston, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From top to bottom this is one of the city's best. The drinks are great, the food is very good if not great and the staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Raw bar lovers will be ecsatic and anyone else will be very happy they dropped by and spent time in one of the city's seminal eating and drinking rooms.

Thank alfredofreddie
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food here was really good. Had the steak frites and a colleague had halibut. Both were excellent.

Thank SaveThePlanet
Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Eastern Standard is a gem of Boston. It has an amazing location central to everything and food that is to die for. We had lobster, oysters, ham, shrimp, salad and beef tartar. All amazing fares that scream all Americana for the eastern shore. Anyone that hits the shore with a desire for food that will parallel the best in class,... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walked passed this place and were lucky to score a table. The ambiance attracted us and we were not disappointed. The meals served up were all excellent - preparation, flavour & quantity. The service was attentive & very friendly and we enjoyed the buzzy, dimly lit ambiance that we dined in. Would come again when visiting Boston.

Thank NosfromMaroubra

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $50
American, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
7:00 am - 2:00 am
7:00 am - 2:00 am
7:00 am - 2:00 am
7:00 am - 2:00 am
7:00 am - 2:00 am
7:00 am - 2:00 am
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 528 Commonwealth Ave, Hotel Commonwealth, Boston, MA 02215-2606
    (Beacon Street)
  • Public Transportation: Kenmore Station T stop on the Green Line and Bus Routes 119, 193, 55, 57, 60, 65, 8, and CT1 into Kenmore Square
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Fenway / Kenmore
  • Neighborhood: Fenway / Kenmore
  • Phone Number: 617-532-9100
  • This restaurant is at Hotel Commonwealth
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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Staying in Fenway / Kenmore

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Fenway / Kenmore
The Curse of the Bambino may have ended years ago, but loyal Red Sox fans will continue to infiltrate this home to historic Fenway Park, where you can find victory banners, people yelling in stereotypical Boston accents, and lots of sports bars. Located within Kenmore Square, the old gas station Citgo sign is another Boston skyline classic seen throughout the city. In addition to a hectic and diehard sports mentality, this neighborhood is also home to some of Boston’s many universities. Move from Boston University territory to that of Northeastern, and spend time at the famous Museum of Fine Arts. For more culture, check out the smaller but equally beautiful Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Continue off the beaten path and check out the green space in the Back Bay Fens, a pretty community garden. This diverse neighborhood has a mix of universities, sports, culture, and more residential green space.
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