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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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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
528 Commonwealth Ave, Hotel Commonwealth, Boston, MA 02215-2606
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Reviewed yesterday

if you want to drink and hangout this place is fine, but please do not eat here. Limited choices, expensive and the food wasn't even good

Thank itgrlragdoll
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I had delish poached eggs with potatoes and bacon. Everything was cooked perfectly. Will definitely go back

Thank michele f
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We (about 10 of us) enjoyed a delicious meal before heading to the House of Blues close by. Most of us ordered the steak frites - which was delicious, though the rigatoni was also lauded as amazing. It came in a skillet - easily a...More

Thank ninska_10
Reviewed 1 week ago

legal seafood in boston offers a jumbo shrimp cocktail for $15.95. the "cocktail" contains 5 jumbo shrimp which is generally considered the industry standard. eastern standard, an eatery along commonwealth avenue, offers "jumbo cocktail shrimp" for $3.50. naturally i imagined that i'd happened upon the best deal in...More

Thank column_of_air
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I first came to this restaurant years ago when it first opened and left very unimpressed. Fast forward to yesterday,a friend gave me a gift certificate and I was excited to try this restaurant out again . Unfortunately, it’s still awful . The waitstaff and...More

Thank David F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate both a lunch and a dinner here over a couple days and each visit was great. The mid-afternoon lunch of Burgers and a Flatbread selection were cooked to perfection and served by excellent wait staff. The sides and drinks were as expected. The...More

Thank JAMESknoxville
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An overall good restaurant. Not great, not bad. Limited menu but there's something for everyone. It seems to be a gathering place for larger groups of like 4-10. A bit on the noisy side but the very high ceilings keeps the noise down. Nothing fancy.....More

Thank ibarbara
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A menu which changes from lunch to dinner and has a wide range of fresh seafood, meat and local favorites. The shrimp cocktail is the bomb! addictive and fresh. A place to impress and be seen.

Thank stephen m
Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

In heart of Kenmore sq, valet at Commonwealth Hotel adjacent. Very loud, crowded, bustling- excellent mussel in wine appetizer, bread pudding and homemade pasta with mushrooms

Thank BostonBostonGirl
Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

We ate here twice for lunch during our visit to Boston. Both times the hamburgers served with fries ($15) were delicious. It is a busy place so we would recommend making a reservation. The food and the service were both great. We would return.

Thank sugabtoronto
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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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
konstantinos N
21 April 2015|
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Response from vasile123 | Reviewed this property |
I suggest you call the restaurant as soon as possible. It was pretty busy when we were there but we got in because we only needed a table for 3. Arranging big parties should always be done ahead of time. Have a good time!
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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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
7:00 AM - 2:00 AM
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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