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Eastern Standard

528 Commonwealth Ave, Hotel Commonwealth, Boston, MA 02215-2606
+1 617-532-9100
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (107 reviews)
“baked rigatoni” (19 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
528 Commonwealth Ave, Hotel Commonwealth, Boston, MA 02215-2606
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Ended up here for dinner after 11 one night, menu is limited, but selections for a late night menu are good. Good is good, service can be a bit slow especially if it's busy this late. On a much more positive note, the weekend brunch...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Josh C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Last night was my first time experiencing the Eastern Standard. After reading many reviews about the amazing service, I was surprised by the lack of our server's abilities. To begin, our party of 5 had a reservation for 7:15 and was seated on time. Great...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank mssandyday
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was good, service better. Wine suggested to match food excellent. If they are trying for a French bistro style it needs to be quieter. It was too loud to allow conversations.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Jim W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Classy place. Our servers were attentive, smart, personable. Wonderful. The steak tartare (appetizer) and Reuben sandwich were fine but not great. (We've had better for less money elsewhere.) This restaurant follows the current fashion of making complicated cocktails but the bar seemed not practiced in...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank jamesmD3016MY
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Despite booking a table, we had to wait around 15min for the table. Our waitress was so lovely and very obliging, Possibly one of the best waitresses I've ever had. I had the Baked Rigatoni which was delish and very big portions. Would absolutely recommend...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank travelaus999
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went on Tuesday, Christmas Day around 17:00. Busy but comfortable; both in space to wait for a table or a place at the bar and the noise level. In fact, the noise level was great all evening; loud enough for privacy but low enough for...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank kamikazekiddo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I haven't been here like a decade and honestly, walking in just felt like coming home. We ordered everything, and it was all perfection. Playlist= a Fugees Christmas masterpiece. Crab legs= heaven. Lighting/vibes= perfect. Pro-tip: Let your wait person take your preferences to the bar...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank nicolassandi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was debating between 4 and 5 when our server asked if we were still enjoying one of the dishes, rather than if we were still working on it. That clinched it for me. The food itself was excellent. Best smoked salmon and bagel I...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Ejeffrey
Reviewed December 13, 2018

Great vibe, food, cocktails and a very friendly, helpful staff. This place is always busy, make a reservation for a table, or hang out by the bar until a seat opens up. Either way, you wont be disappointed.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank thefarmstandnh
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Had breakfast here while staying at Horel Commonwealth. Nice atmosphere and great waitstaff. Did was prepared to preset and delivered in a timely fashion. Prices are a little higher than anticipated but not outrageous. Would return.

Date of visit: December 2018
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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
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March 8, 2018|
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Response from Palmersk2 | Reviewed this property |
It’s not, normal decent attire should suffice.
February 24, 2016|
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Response from John_and_Michele | Reviewed this property |
I would call the restaurant. One of our party asked for gluten/free bread and was told there wasn't any. However, the server brought a little dish of some kind of cold marinated veggies that she was happy with.
konstantinos N
April 21, 2015|
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Response from Karen W | Reviewed this property |
Agree about calling ahead and asking. It is a very large room, but crowded. Also, check and see if there are any events occurring that date because that makes a huge difference in boston. Graduations, marathons, Red Sox... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$31 - $50
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Large groups
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: +1 617-532-9100
  • E-mail
  • 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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