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Eastern Standard

528 Commonwealth Ave, Hotel Commonwealth, Boston, MA 02215-2606
+1 617-532-9100
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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528 Commonwealth Ave, Hotel Commonwealth, Boston, MA 02215-2606
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Reviewed yesterday

I have visited Eastern Standard for the first time. The service was OK. Our waiter seamed tired and not interested!. Its a shame because this is a lovely place. Drinks were just OK !!. The food was delicious !. I had a tar-tar with a...More

Thank Damian S
Reviewed 4 days ago

We decided to drop in to Eastern Standard after walking around the Boston University campus. We saw that they had a nice outdoor patio, and a historic feeling inside ambience. We were not disappointed. The food was excellent, and we enjoyed the feel and decor...More

Thank Kym C
Reviewed 4 days ago

We came for brunch and both got delicious bloody marys though they were hard to drink with all the veggies in and on top. We took our time before ordering after we got a plate to put our celery stalk etc on. Hessen was helpful...More

Thank Dianne S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Brunch on a Saturday, so below their usual standard and a disappointment. We walked several miles to get there, walking off our meal ahead of time! We ordered tea at 9 a.m., and eventually, after some excuses about the teas being 'unpacked and organized', our...More

2  Thank Ardee3
Reviewed 1 week ago

went with friends pre red sox game, food was pretty good. Salmon was good, other had sandwisches and pasta, no complaints. Did order a steak, a NY. they only give you half a steak though, dry and tough was a of poor quality, also quite...More

Thank ron u
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the Saturday brunch, had a delicious breakfast sandwich and a tasty cold brew ice coffee. Our server was helpful, funny and very charming.

Thank KB1955
Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant is right off of the Kenmore T Stop, right around the corner from Fenway, and perfect for before the game. We were walk-ins and sat at a high top table in the bar. I had the seared Maine salmon (cooked to my liking...More

Thank LDEF5861
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were meeting friends before a late-afternoon Red Sox game and needed a place for lunch near the ballpark. Having received favorable reviews from many, we selected Eastern Standard. It ended up being a nice choice. The restaurant had our table waiting. Wait staff was...More

Thank Matthew M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for lunch on a work break, service was great and speedy, and had a good time with my mum. Wasn’t crazy impressed with the food but it was okay (definitely recommend the strawberries though, they were super fresh). So overall a good experience, slightly...More

Thank Exploration783225
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our go to restaurant when visiting our daughter at BU. Love the way they pour the wines by the glass table side.

Thank ConnieH440
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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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, 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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