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“Good food, but noisy at night”
Review of Eastern Standard

Eastern Standard
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Ranked #52 of 3,229 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Fenway / Kenmore
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!
Somersworth, New Hampshire
Level 5 Contributor
97 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Good food, but noisy at night”
Reviewed February 28, 2014

While staying at the Hotel Commonwealth, my husband dined at the Eastern Standard twice for breakfast & once for dinner. Breakfast was relaxing and pleasant. Dinner (after we waited about 20 minutes to be seated) was delicious. We particularly loved the roasted bone marrow appetizer. The staff was friendly and attentive. The noise level, however, detracted from our enjoyment of the dining experience.

Visited February 2014
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Toronto, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Disappointing food”
Reviewed February 18, 2014

Based on the reviews, I had fairly high expectations for this restaurant. My fiancee and I went there for dinner. I ordered the pollock, which was over salted and lacked presentation (a little colour to the plate would have been nice -- everything was beige.. fried fish, coleslaw and fingerling potatoes). My fiancee was not impressed with the lamb and sausage rigatoni either. We were also a little surprised that our glasses of red wine were $12-$14 each (wine by the glass was not listed on the wine menu, so we did not know what to expect in terms of cost/glass). Way too overpriced for the quality of food served. On a positive note, the ambience and service was good. However the other restaurant (Island Creek Oyster Bar) attached to the hotel is a much better option!

  • Visited February 2014
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Los Angeles
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Noisy and Delicious”
Reviewed February 16, 2014 via mobile

This is a fine restaurant located next to The Commonwealth Hotel. We have several breakfasts and a couple of dinners and all the meals have been nothing less that stellar. They also have one of the best beer lists I have ever seen.

Visited February 2014
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Fort Collins, Colorado
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“I would pick somewhere else for Breakfast”
Reviewed February 9, 2014

Great ambience and attentive, quick service, but the breakfast was ordinary (mass-produced pretty old, cool potatoes; decent sausage, mass-produced eggs on day 2 and pretty nice oatmeal on day 1). But the house coffee was terrible! Haven't had coffee this poor since I quit buying coffee at gas stations many years ago. People, it is not hard to find good coffee today, please!

Visited February 2014
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Miami, Florida
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Small portions, mediocre food”
Reviewed February 6, 2014 via mobile

Visited for lunch, nice ambiance, but very limited menu, mostly fried bar food and raw bar. Cerviche was good, but ahi tuna salad literally had 3 miniscule pieces of tuna, each about the size of my thumbnail, surrounded by some green beans and a deviled egg. It was mediocre at best, very disappointing, both in terms of quality and quantity. And overpriced. Would not come back here.

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