We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Eastern Standard Deserves Recognition”
Review of Eastern Standard

Eastern Standard
Reserve with OpenTable
Eastern Standard is not available for your requested time. Choose another time, or search restaurants with availability.
The time you selected has already passed.
Ranked #44 of 3,202 Restaurants in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$31 - US$50
Cuisines: American
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks, 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!
Lynn, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Eastern Standard Deserves Recognition”
Reviewed 5 November 2005

Although it is probably mentioned in the Hotel Commonwealth reviews, I feel the Eastern Standard deserves to be recognized as a restaurant in its own right. As a local who has long lamented the lack of good sidewalk cafes in Boston, I was impressed by the Eastern Standard's approach - it looks and feels like a real upscale Paris sidewalk cafe, completely with plantings and heat lamps. It was too cold to sit outside, however, so we headed in and sat at the bar.

What was meant to be a quick afternoon stop in for one drink turned into a much longer experience, thanks in large part to the wonderful bar staff. We had a barman who genuinely wanted to chat with us, let us sample wine, and encouraged us to stay and eat. It was the most enjoyable experience I'd had at a restaurant in a long time.

I love the French feel of Eastern Standard (even if it's a little too sterile to feel completely Parisian), and the apparent fun approach they take to service. Everyone who worked there was dressed up in a stylish and creative, rather than stuffy, way.

We had the mussels and steak tartare, and they were fantastic. All in all a great experience.

Helpful?
5 Thank ActionCat
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

1,155 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    581
    410
    113
    34
    17
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first

Travellers who viewed Eastern Standard also viewed

 

Been to Eastern Standard? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing