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Eastern Standard

#38 of 2,379 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Fenway / Kenmore
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528 Commonwealth Avenue, Hotel Commonwealth, Boston, MA 02215 (Beacon Street)
+1 617-532-9100
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07:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 02:00
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2014

Had the salmon - cooked perfectly. Even thought the restaurant was humping - I was able to seated immediately without a reservation. Great service.

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Thank John P
Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2014

I had a green fly cocktail which was incredible. Truth be told, I had 2. The homemade focaccia bread was warm and tasty. For dinner I had beet salad followed by the hake. Both were fantastic. My husband had the calamari for an appetiser - very good. His main course was the baked rigatoni, which we wouldn't recommend. It was... More 

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Chatham, New Jersey
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112 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2014 via mobile

We stopped here for dinner while visiting a student at BU, and it was much better than expected. The Flat Iron Steak was very good, and a relative bargain at $22. The Salmon, I was told, was very good as well. Enjoying our meal on the semi-enclosed patio just added to the experience. For a good meal at a reasonable... More 

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nj
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282 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2014

We were on a tour of BU and it was raining steadily. After the browsing of the book store and a tee shirt purchase we wanted lunch. Not a college student lunch, so we wandered in here. Little did we know you can't get in for dinner, but lunch, ok. The service was very pleasant. My daughter had chicken pot... More 

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Surrey UK
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30 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2014

I was attracted to this place because it offered roasted marrow bones as an appetizer. I love unusual foods and it was yum. Unfortunately my main was a rigatoni with sausage n meatballs. Thd main ingredients were fine but the dish was covered in an overcooked hard crust of strong cheese. This brought the experience down to a "Diners, Drive-ins... More 

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Lewisberry, Pennsylvania
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2014

We stopped here our first night in Boston and really enjoyed our meal. Our server was extremely knowledgable about drinks and food, therefore he was very helpful with our order. Everything came out as expected or better. I highly recommend this spot for dinner

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Boston, Massachusetts
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92 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2014

We stumbled upon Eastern Standard as Island Creek (their sister restaurant) was closed because of private event. Here is my quick review: Limited menu, overpriced, food is nowhere nearly as good as their sister restaurant, the service was subpar at best. I asked for prosecco, which they did not have and instead got cava, which was rather flat. I mentioned... More 

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Chicago
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2014

We arrived around 8 and had a 30 minute wait for dinner. Seafood or Turf available on the menu. I had the Ribeye while my husband had lobster, both were good. Service was prompt and friendly. We tried to get into Island Creek, but that restaurant was completely packed. This is a good choice in the neighborhood. I would recommend... More 

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Chatham, England, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2014

The whole experience at Eastern Standard is fantastic! The staff there are excellent and the food is amazing. Our drinks waiter was very helpful and very knowledgeable about the large variety of beers and ciders that they have on offer. The menu at Eastern Standard is out of this world, try the seafood platter but also try the roasted bone... More 

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Sugar Land, Texas, United States
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35 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2014

Eastern Standard is at Kenmore Square and very popular with Red Sox fans before and after a game at Fenway. Huge restaurant with great food and casual atmosphere.I had the Standard Burger after the game and the very decadent French Toast for breakfast. Service was awesome.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
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 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
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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Staying in Fenway / Kenmore

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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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