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“Some Great Meals”
Review of Eastern Standard

Eastern Standard
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Ranked #49 of 3,231 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$31 - US$50
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: 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!
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Some Great Meals”
Reviewed 17 April 2012

Restaurant with an interesting menu for brunch, lunch and dinner. Wonderful, friendly service with some unique personal touches, especially for hotel guests. Highly recommend.

Visited April 2012
Thank Mike M
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94 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Best meal!”
Reviewed 17 April 2012

Breakfast was great.... but dinner was amazing - can wait to go back!

Visited April 2012
Thank Barbara O
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Pricey but good”
Reviewed 16 April 2012

We were looking for seafood and after a lot of walking around we decided to stop here. The food was a little pricey for lunch but it was delicious. It was, also, gourmet and we were looking for something a little more simple. However, what we got was quite yummy. The outdoor seating brought about a little more casual atmosphere, which is what we wanted. We were, also, in a busy area so we could do some people watching. The waiter was prompt and attentive. Overall a good experience, just not amazing.

  • Visited September 2011
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Thank asugargreen
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2012

After booking our stay in Hotel CommonWealth, we were happy to read that two highly rated tripadvisor restaurants were merely steps away from our hotel. Well..... the ratings were right on one of those restaurants, and Eastern Standard was not it. The evening started out nicely- we liked the decor and ambiance, and got a great booth seat. Unfortunately, those were some of the highlights....... our waitress was either really bored, did not want to be there, or simply just had ZERO personality. Trying to get local oyster information from her was painful..... I felt like I had to ask 20 questions. And the oysters are some what of a highlight of the restaurant- she should have showcased them. And the oysters were great....... and we did love that you could taste several varieties in one serving. But the rest of our food was just OK to not great and she was no help with the wine list. While I have been to France, twice, I have not been in about 10 years. And I LOVE wine... take wine trips yearly. But again, asking her questions about some of the red wines seemed like I was a bother...... so unfortunately, we decided NOT to bother with Eastern Standard again. Having worked in the food industry in my younger years- I get it, everyone has a bad day...... but it really was depressing seeing all the tables around us with other servers who were delightful and we were being served by Debbie Downer. And again, the oysters were lovely, but the rest of the food was sub-par.

  • Visited April 2012
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Thank KristinLSU
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
2 reviews
“Nice service”
Reviewed 13 April 2012

Ate here for lunch and dinner. Loved that the menu had some healthy choices and the waiters were knowledgeable about the preparations. Really enjoyed my nicose salad and carrot ginger soup at lunch as well as the bouillabase special for dinner. The bread is fresh and the pieces aren't too large. Great wine list. Good place for business dinner/lunch as it isn't too loud and allows for good conversation.

Visited April 2012
Thank Natasha L
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