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Eastern Standard

528 Commonwealth Ave, Hotel Commonwealth, Boston, MA 02215-2606
+1 617-532-9100
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (107 reviews)
“baked rigatoni” (18 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 02:00 Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
528 Commonwealth Ave, Hotel Commonwealth, Boston, MA 02215-2606
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great vibe, food, cocktails and a very friendly, helpful staff. This place is always busy, make a reservation for a table, or hang out by the bar until a seat opens up. Either way, you wont be disappointed.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank thefarmstandnh
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Had breakfast here while staying at Horel Commonwealth. Nice atmosphere and great waitstaff. Did was prepared to preset and delivered in a timely fashion. Prices are a little higher than anticipated but not outrageous. Would return.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank FartherIsBetter
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This restaurant is connected, by a hallway, to the Commonwealth Hotel. The Restaurant can be entered from the street as well as the hotel. My wife and I were joined by a two college students and their mother for a Saturday brunch date. The one...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank dandt65
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed at the attached hotel and had dinner planned elsewhere it had to stop in for drinks before dinner as we love ES’s bar. The bartenders are true mixologists and I enjoy watching them make their specialty drinks. Everything is excellent and and staff is...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 568thomask
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had breakfast here a couple of time while staying at hotel commonwealth. The food was good but nothing very special, average at best.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank faisalmd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our server was fantastic and thoughtful from suggesting one of the signature cocktails to leaving the menus so we could graze through a nice leisurely meal while still attentive and never felt rushed. We started with the charcuterie board and enjoyed the BEETS & BABY...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Friday night and a good buzz in the bar.Calamari starter was good as was the steak frites.The special was halubut and this was the star of the show.Staying at Commonwealth and also had breakfast- big portions and a more welcoming service,evening service was attentive but...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank LindseyLuc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I dined at this restaurant with a family party of 14 people. We had attended a Red Sox game and were staying at the Commonwealth hotel. Our service was great in a crowded venue, I enjoyed my steak and every one in my party enjoyed...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Planner1949
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a really enjoyable dinner on 11-20-2018 at Eastern Standard. This upscale restaurant is very comfortable with a very upscale decor. Service is excellent- attentive and refined. The menu is diverse from fish and pasta to steaks and seafood. I got a burger which was...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Connecticutguy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in Boston visiting Colleges. Staying at the Commonwealth Hotel. As a convenience we ate here for Dinner and Breakfast since our schedule was tight. We expected all the standard hotel restaurant failures. Boring Menu, Bad Service and Bland Food. NOPE! This place was...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Snorkelbear
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
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Questions & Answers
8 March 2018|
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Response from Palmersk2 | Reviewed this property |
It’s not, normal decent attire should suffice.
25 February 2016|
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Response from John_and_Michele | Reviewed this property |
I would call the restaurant. One of our party asked for gluten/free bread and was told there wasn't any. However, the server brought a little dish of some kind of cold marinated veggies that she was happy with.
konstantinos N
21 April 2015|
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Response from Karen W | Reviewed this property |
Agree about calling ahead and asking. It is a very large room, but crowded. Also, check and see if there are any events occurring that date because that makes a huge difference in boston. Graduations, marathons, Red Sox... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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 Ave, Hotel Commonwealth, Boston, MA 02215-2606
    (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
  • E-mail
  • 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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