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Eastern Standard

#38 of 2,368 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Fenway / Kenmore
As featured in Ball, Beers, and Boston
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528 Commonwealth Avenue, Hotel Commonwealth, Boston, MA 02215 (Beacon Street)
+1 617-532-9100
07:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 02:00
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Hertford, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2014

Food had the taste and texture of having sat under a warm lamp fou some time. Overly large, soulless establishment.

Thank John_W186305
Centerville, Massachusetts
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307 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2014

We had dinner here and loved the atmosphere - very energetic with great service. Everyone loved their food but my grilled cheese was really bland. It was supposed to be on a house made rye but there was no rye flavor and little cheese. I think that a grilled cheese is easy to make yummy and they could work on... More 

Thank suzy b
Rochester, New York
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2014

We arrived at the Eastern Standard with no reservations after a disastrous attempt to eat in the North End. We were warmly greeted and offered a high top table near the bar. We gladly accepted the offer. Since it was late, we opted for a variety of appetizers to share. Our friendly server took our drink orders and promptly delivered... More 

Thank Lisa D
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2014 via mobile

Stopped in for breakfast this morning and was not disappointed. The Vermont cheddar omelet was great. The restaurant is located right around from Fenway, if your staying at a hotel in the area I would stop by not for breakfast but lunch or dinner, based on breakfast i bet it would be great. A bit pricey but to be expected... More 

Thank andrewrclay
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2014

We walked by this restaurant on a Saturday and made reservations for Sunday brunch. The servers showed us a menu that looked terrific, and had my husband's favourite breakfast item - eggs benedict. So we were a little disappointed when we sat down Sunday morning and began to read a completely different menu which did not have eggs benedict on... More 

Thank SJMcIrish
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2014

our waitress was awesome and knowledgable not only on the food but our surroundings...oysters were AMAZING, food was filling and affordable..i had the blueberry pie which i HIGHLY recommend! only downside was the traffic but we were in the city (outside seating)beautiful look of the restaurant!

Thank stephaniepLansdale
Nj usa
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014

I love this ambience here. My salmon was delish! Drinks were just ok, sometimes simple is better. Kudos for handcrafted mixologists though, they work hard. Would return.

Thank Betboop27
Arlington, Massachusetts
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2014

We stayed at the Hotel Commonwealth last weekend and went here for breakfast both days. The service was great - they have a super attentive and friendly staff. The atmosphere is also very nice. We sat outside the first day and the second we sat near the window. Both were great tables. My only issue with this place was with... More 

Thank AtownMama
Coatesville, Pa.
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66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2014

I had heard good things about Eastern Standard and my first visit did not disappoint. It was a lovely Monday evening and I was seated at an outside table. There are outside heaters that allow dining al fresco up through November. I was surprised to see the restaurant full on a Monday night. I understood why once my food started... More 

Thank Dean S
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83 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2014

I first ate here in 2012 and was underwhelmed. Fast forward to 2014 and my how things have changed. The space is beautiful and thoughtfully designed. The patio area is quite nice but slightly noisy as it sits very close to Commonwealth Avenue. Breakfast was consistently good during our stay. The menu is fairly limited but diverse. Yogurt with berries... More 

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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
US$31 - US$50
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, 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
Open Hours
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 528 Commonwealth Avenue, Hotel Commonwealth, Boston, MA 02215
    (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
  • 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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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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