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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 good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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All hours
CUISINES
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
528 Commonwealth Ave, Hotel Commonwealth, Boston, MA 02215-2606
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had a reservation but decided to brunch at the bar instead. Cool staff. Excellent breakfast. Had the most exquisite banana bread. No, seriously. It was fantastic - light and fluffy, which is quite a feat of baking skill, and warm and buttery. Quiche was perfection....More

Thank Jennifer G
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great for pre and post Red Sox food and beverages. Prices are reasonable and quality is slightly above average. Service is excellent.

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a great breakfast at the Eastern Standard after the James Taylor show at Fenway. Everyone in our party of 6 enjoyed their food. I had the egg sandwich with avocado and it was great! The cinnamon french toast was very good too. If...More

Thank Speedrack101
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have dined at Eastern Standard a few times and every time it's been a great experience with excellent service. The arrival experience can be alarming as it's always busy on Red Sox game nights and the restaurant is rather noisy. But once you are...More

Thank cbrislin
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The joint was a hoppin! Even during the week in the rain. We arrived late and were seated quickly. Large varied menu and an even larger drink and wine menu. It was difficult to choose. The milk punch we had was kinda over priced. The...More

Thank PinkTrixie
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here on a recent Friday night just prior to attending a concert at Fenway. I was glad that I made reservations in advance as they were turning folks without reservations away at 5 PM. Service was great. Not too fussy or pretentious but there...More

Thank FitzK
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was not our first visit to the Eastern Standard (their french toast and eggs Benedict for breakfast are to die for, and dinner is always good), but the first time we have had lunch there. We split an appetizer of marrow served with mushrooms...More

Thank Lisa G
Reviewed 1 week ago

As it's right around the corner from Fenway, it's a great place to catch a bite of good food before a game. It will be crowded, so best to make a reservation. We didn't, but they still found us a table in time to get...More

Thank Al-Sue-Maine
Reviewed 1 week ago

called ahead with a birthday request -"nice table, good server, valet parking". pulled up, valet took car for $18, and parked it at a meter and put quarters in !! was seated at a nice table, and approached by a pleasant server who was accommodating...More

Thank jandsboston
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recommend the bluefish or spaghetti. I like the atmosphere.Busy .Our waitress was lovely. Votives on the table.Nice treat after a week in Boston.Close to Fenway and Hotel Buckmeister. Gave us a vintage looking baseball postcard with our bill and offered to mail it for...More

Thank Becky D
Nearby
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
...More
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ibbarb28
24 February 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.
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konstantinos N
21 April 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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konstantinos N
21 April 2015|
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Response from vasile123 | Reviewed this property |
I suggest you call the restaurant as soon as possible. It was pretty busy when we were there but we got in because we only needed a table for 3. Arranging big parties should always be done ahead of time. Have a good time!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, 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, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 02:00
Monday
07:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 02:00
Thursday
07:00 - 02:00
Friday
07:00 - 02:00
Saturday
07:00 - 02:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: Fenway / Kenmore
  • Phone Number: +1 617-532-9100
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is at Hotel Commonwealth
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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