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“Great for Cocktails, and Delicious Food” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Eastern Standard

Eastern Standard
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Ranked #46 of 3,179 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, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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!
Boston, Massachusetts
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great for Cocktails, and Delicious Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014

Eastern Standard has a really great menu with a nice variety of modern choices. Their drink menu is the real draw for me, though. The cocktail selection is huge and comes in various categories, including cocktails with egg. The bartenders provide great recommendations if you tell them what you like, don't like, etc. Everything is delicious! A definite foodie stop.

  • Visited February 2014
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Ocean City, Maryland
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161 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Classic setting, modern menu”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014 via mobile

This restaurant near Fenway Park offers indoor or outdoor seating. The interior is reminiscent of old-style steakhouses, with dark wood and cool interiors. The menu is varied, with steaks, fish and veal chops. Everything was excellent. Branzino was super.
Service was odd...all staff served all tables, so the server of the moment was unfamiliar with us. In other words, no opportunity to establish rapport. Another disappointment was about music: we were early for cocktails and dinner, planning to relax before the ballgame. We were seated around 5:00 in the elegant dining room. Within 30 minutes the speakers in adjacent bar were blasting, as the staff prepared for happy hour. They turned the volume down as those bar patrons arrived. It was much too loud for us to talk during dinner.

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Brooklyn, New York
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Still tops in Fenway area”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

For quiet a few years Eastern Standard has been attracting Sox fans on their way to a game, and those looking for a lively night out with great food. Consider this Fenway restaurant as the place to be. Anyone seeking an innovative drink, or a traditional cocktail will be well served here. It has rightfully deserved reputation for its creative and friendly bar staff. The food, like the libations are anything but "standard." On a recent visit, we enjoyed a great selection of oysters - some local and some out of state. Then dined on juicy steaks, one a nightly special. Both cooked exactly as ordered. The menu offers a nice variety for all and the staff pays attention to your order. Having dined here over the years, I'm happy to say that the waitstaff is consistently efficient, friendly and attentive. Eastern Standard hasn't slipped any since it opened and whether you're a sports fan or not, you'll find plenty to enjoy here.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank bklyn21gal
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Boston, MA
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Sick from Food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

I went to Eastern Standard on July 15 (a week ago) and the ambiance was, as
always, very enjoyable. Among other things, I order Steak Tartare and it tasted
fine but thereafter I was sick for three days. It was quiet serious. I lost about 4
pounds. Not a bad way to loose weight. Maybe they invented a new diet.
I did notify the restaurant but never got a call back.

Go to Eastern Standard for drinks. The ambiance is great. Order cooked foods.

  • Visited July 2014
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Stafford Springs, Connecticut
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great food and ambiance”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014

We ate here one night while staying at the Hotel Commonwealth. The food and the service was impeccable. We opted to eat indoors due to the heat, but the outdoor dining area looks like the place to be. Will definitely eat here again.

Visited July 2014
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Thank Tammy W
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