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Eastern Standard

American Restaurant, Cocktail Bar, and Hotel Bar$$$$
Kenmore, Boston
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  • Stacy B.
    "Haven't had a bad cocktail yet, but the Whiskey Smash is phenomenal!"(16 Tips)
    The Ad Club
    "Great Old Cubans and definitely try the 19th Century."(12 Tips)
    Katie K.
    "Try the Blueberry Thrill for a fun summer drink!"(8 Tips)
    Boston Phoenix
    "... like cod fritters, baked rigatoni, and steak frites are delicious, but with..."(7 Tips)
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  • Michael A.
    Michael AnthonyOctober 28
    The fries tho
  • Sarp E.
    Sarp ErkayaOctober 15
    Great bloody marry and burgers! 🍔
  • OkCupid Daters' Choice
    Eastern Standard was voted the Best Sports Bar with No Bros by OkCupid users in the first-ever Daters' Choice Awards! Tap Read more for additional date spot categories in Boston. #daterschoice Read more
  • Ilker
    IlkerJune 25
    Good atmosphere. Friendly staff. Grab a seat at the bar and enjoy your drink.
  • Marissa C.
    Great atmosphere!!! Got a table late at night, I had the lobster appetizer n my friend had the Cod picture here which just melted in your mouth. Old fashion was great and Bread pudding was fantastic!!
  • Ahmed J.
    Ahmed JApril 24
    Good for dinner
  • Ashley E.
    Beautiful interior, food and cocktails.
  • Sree R.
    Sree RamanApril 6
    good brunch
  • Jonathan H.
    The Salade Nicoise is brilliant!
  • Brian K.
    Brian KaiserFebruary 24
    Amazing cocktails
  • Sean S.
    Sean SeeseFebruary 10
    Bay scallops
  • Corey B.
    Corey BaileyDecember 26, 2016
    For brunch: amazing croque madame with a side of home fries. Like a breakfast sandwich on crack ❤
  • Didi F.
    Didi FalcoDecember 20, 2016
    Best Steak tartare in town and awesome cocktails!
  • Ian P.
    Ian PoynterDecember 16, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Whisky Smash! That is all you need to know, other than that the rest of the cocktails are amazing too.
  • Irina
    IrinaDecember 7, 2016
    Great classy bar! The absinthe menthe cocktail will be good for summer time - has a very refreshing taste!
  • Elaine K.
    Elaine KayNovember 26, 2016
    Love the beautiful interior and high ceilings of this place. They have a solid drink list and serve great traditional American dishes!
  • Emily C.
    Emily ChalkoNovember 10, 2016
    Impressive & inventive cocktail list (trust them with off menu concoctions), great late night date spot, superb service, burger, oysters, baked rigatoni are all good & bread pudding dessert is unreal
  • Megan M.
    Megan McInnisOctober 12, 2016
    Baked Rigatoni
  • Barzillai G.
    Barzillai GanyaSeptember 30, 2016
    Butterscotch Bread Pudding? Oh my goodness! Can't wait to try!
  • Tiffany L.
    Tiffany LopinskySeptember 17, 2016
    Butterscotch bread pudding is to die for!
  • John D.
    John DooleyAugust 29, 2016
    Mixology and Beers
  • Adam D.
    Adam DAugust 28, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    The best restaurant in Boston. Killer wine list, amazing cocktails & huge beer selection. Food is always top notch. Especially the late night menu on the mirror.
  • Jeff A.
    Jeff AdieAugust 21, 2016
    Everything. 😊
  • Ji-young K.
    Ji-young KimAugust 4, 2016
    Love this place!
  • PureWow
    PureWowJuly 26, 2016
    Make sure you lift your pinky while eating this burger because it’s fancy, like chuck, brisket and rib lifter fancy. Read more
  • Nick T.
    Nick TenczarJune 10, 2016
    The cocktails are phenomenal.
  • Megan M.
    Megan McInnisApril 21, 2016
    Raw oysters
  • Neal J.
    Neal JainApril 7, 2016
    Oysters, drinks and lamb penne are tops at this roomy place. Good for groups and outdoor seating as well
  • Callan H.
    Callan HudsonMarch 30, 2016
    Bloody mary, bread plate
  • Eric A.
    Eric AndersenMarch 13, 2016
    Been here 100+ times
    The Sherry Cobbler comes adorned with rosemary and kumquats!
  • Elaine Z.
    Elaine ZimmermannFebruary 26, 2016
    Rigatoni is awesome!!
  • Teresita C.
    Teresita CochranDecember 22, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    The food is great and the drinks are perfectly crafted. The Brahmin is a little slice of India, delicious.
  • Noah W.
    Noah WeissNovember 15, 2015
    Seriously impressive and inventive cocktail list. Everything with gin and egg whites was fantastic. Good and affordable late night food options too: steak tartare. Great date spot.
  • Jon B.
    Jon BackhausOctober 24, 2015
    The burger. And get the Brahmin. You won't regret it.
  • Kathryn I.
    Kathryn IOctober 6, 2015
    Baked rigatoni can be made vegetarian and still retains deliciousness.
  • Jorge C.
    Jorge ChavezSeptember 30, 2015
    Top 30 bars in the world - Conde Nast
  • Mary Grace A.
    Mary Grace AlcaroSeptember 16, 2015
    The drink menu is 7 & 1/2 pages long...it's insane! But the food was phenomenal - the raw oysters were great, and so was the gnocchi-inspired dish I had. I also recommend the carrot cake!
  • MUGE A.
    MUGE ALSANCAKAugust 30, 2015
    3rd time we are here. A delicious BOSTON restaurant.
  • Marisa C.
    Marisa CAugust 17, 2015
    Great raw bar, service was slow and it is very expensive.
  • Anand C.
    Anand Chopra-McGowanAugust 14, 2015
    Been here 50+ times
    Eating at the bar, Old Cuban,
  • Mike K.
    Mike KoshkoJuly 6, 2015
    Amazing. One the best overall dining experiences I've had. Impeccable service! Fantastic food and drinks.
  • Jaein N.
    Jaein NhaMay 21, 2015
    Neat place for some good wine and food during the day or night. Comfortable atmosphere, almost feels like you're in Great Gatsby. Oysters are amazing. But definitely go for the VEAL!
  • Sonia S.
    Sonia SuMay 20, 2015
    If you book a private dining room, be warned that it's only semi-private. Other guests share the room. But get the carrot cake with fruit spread. HUGE and delicious
  • Bruce L.
    Bruce LashleyMarch 2, 2015
    Steak great!! Bread pudding absolutely great!!
  • Ha D.
    Ha DiemMarch 1, 2015
    I'm obsessed with their bread pudding.
  • Max S.
    Max SaberFebruary 22, 2015
    Eastern Standard is out of this world. While the plates are a little pricey for brunch, it's a nice splurge every once in a while. I often go for the cheddar omelette or the French toast.
  • Cian M.
    Cian Mac MahonFebruary 7, 2015
    Really nice cocktails!
  • Stephen S.
    Stephen SheffieldJanuary 26, 2015
    Been here 50+ times
    Whiskey Smash!!
  • Dan P.
    Dan PullmanJanuary 24, 2015
    It's all about the oysters.
  • Yum K.
    Yum KJanuary 12, 2015
    Pasta, Pork and burger were good but not salmon
  • Alegría L.
    Alegría LeeMeDecember 20, 2014
    Great cocktails. Try the Bourbon and spice. :-) Also desserts are grear
  • The Taste Sheriff
    The Taste SheriffDecember 20, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    This is not just a restaurant. This is everyday support in the life of a Bostonian. Serves food till 2am-7 days a week. Everything is great.
  • Wejdan
    WejdanDecember 14, 2014
    Bread pudding is perfect. Bloody Mary is really spicy!
  • Georgios K.
    Georgios KampakisNovember 17, 2014
    The Real Boston Experience!!!
  • Jeremy K.
    Jeremy KrantzNovember 3, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    They have a heated patio for those chilly fall evenings. Enjoy!
  • Eric A.
    Eric AndersenNovember 2, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    #latenitebos is worth the wait!
  • Carmen S.
    Carmen SutterOctober 14, 2014
    Great comfort food with an even better craft cocktail menu. Metamorphosis is an awesome off menu selection with Becherovka, honey syrup and lemon juice
  • Ossy A.
    Ossy AlawwamOctober 13, 2014
    Alas, i went during off-hours with a short snacks menu. Had tomato soup & grilled cheese sandwich. Soup was good, grilled cheese was tasteless. Service was attentive though
  • Epicurious
    EpicuriousOctober 2, 2014
    Show up around midnight to see what's become a nightly ritual-a bartender climbs up on the bar to physically write that evening's late-night menu special on the massive glass mirror behind the bar. Read more
  • Yera H.
    Yera HaSeptember 30, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Eastern Standard is a Boston staple. The late night options are high class and wallet friendly. Also, try the blueberry thrill!
  • Clayton M.
    Clayton McLaughlinSeptember 25, 2014
    If you like scotch ask for the RG4, not on the menu and you'll only need one.
  • Daniel T.
    Daniel TewfikSeptember 13, 2014
    It's the tits.
  • Maria P.
    Maria PalmieriSeptember 8, 2014
    My daughter Alexandra now at BU send me this postcard😍
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsSeptember 4, 2014
    Check out Eastern Standard as seen on Best Bars in America Read more
  • Elaine L.
    Elaine LowAugust 29, 2014
    My cocktail was a special from the server - uh-mazing! The bread pudding dessert has apparently been on the menu for the past 9 years & for good reason...It's soft & scrumptious w/ a crisp top - yes!
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedAugust 22, 2014
    Barry Maiden, chef of Hungry Mother, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Ceviche. Read more
  • Margaret W.
    Margaret WangAugust 22, 2014
    Great cocktails, great new American food.
  • Jeremy K.
    Jeremy KrantzAugust 18, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    One of Boston's best cocktail spots. Try their famed 'whiskey smash' which is incredible!
  • Piqui B.
    Piqui BerriosAugust 7, 2014
    The appetizers and cocktails.
  • Anna T.
    Anna TyzikAugust 7, 2014
    What's NOT good here? Cocktails are insane, oysters are perfection, and service is friendly.
  • Val &.
    Val <3August 6, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Staff here is the best in Boston. Oysters are always fresh, food is always delicious and service is always impeccable. Their cocktail menu is extensive, as is their wine list. ESDK is always my go-to.
  • Andrew M.
    Andrew MeggisonAugust 6, 2014
    Get a booth!
  • Tim R.
    Tim ReasonAugust 6, 2014
    Loved the cider and the service was amazing
  • Boston.com
    Boston.comAugust 4, 2014
    Eastern Standard makes some fine classic fare such as steak frites and veal schnitzel. But it also offers very American dishes like hamburgers, making this a brasserie for us all. Read more
  • Boston.com
    Boston.comAugust 4, 2014
    It's reasonably priced, its menu encompasses dishes like offal (really pates and terrine rather than anything risky) and veal schnitzel to grilled cheese sandwiches and cheeseburgers. Read more
  • Eric A.
    Eric AndersenJuly 10, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Don't be afraid — go for the charcuterie!
  • Jean C.
    Jean C.July 1, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Good Gin & Tonics they make their own tonic
  • Nandi A.
    Nandi AndersonMay 18, 2014
    Great cocktails!
  • Heather F.
    Heather FoehMay 8, 2014
    Get the milk punch cocktail
  • Jayleen b.
    Jayleen baiApril 27, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    great place
  • Priyam S.
    Priyam ShahApril 6, 2014
    Guayaba - an awesome guava juice cocktail! Whiskey smash is also a winner
  • Eric A.
    Eric AndersenMarch 15, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Feeling decadent? The flight of dessert wines is a fantastic finish to a great meal
  • Jennifer P.
    Jennifer PoillucciMarch 12, 2014
    The creme brulee was fantastic!
  • Roxanne B.
    Roxanne BMarch 3, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The blueberry thrill and the Au Provence. Go for late night chips and dip an for dinner: what else, the burger.
  • Kat H.
    Kat HasenauerFebruary 20, 2014
    One of the best meals you will ever have, hands down. I have never had a bad experience here. A bit pricey at times, but there are less expensive options on the menu.
  • C F.
    C FosselFebruary 13, 2014
    Raclette and cornichons.
  • 💫Coco
    💫CocoJanuary 23, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Very over hyped, I have never had a good meal/cocktail here. Also, avoid lemons in your drink as the health dept. recently reported that Eastern Standard does not wash lemons at the bar (01/22/14).  
  • Abdul H.
    Abdul HakkimDecember 31, 2013
    Come for the super-fresh seafood and expertly crafted cocktails. Stay for the refreshingly unpretentious service and neighborhood vibe. - © 2013 BuzzFeed, Inc
  • Wagner M.
    Wagner MoyaDecember 28, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Old Cuban makes everything better.
  • Michelle S.
    Michelle SearerDecember 14, 2013
    Great cocktails!
  • Zoe W.
    Zoe WongNovember 25, 2013
    Book out a private room and have fun coming up with ridiculously awesome names for your dishes! ;) P.S. The seared salmon with brussels sprouts, bacon lardon and cauliflower brown butter is the bomb!
  • Benjamin D.
    Benjamin DoyleOctober 19, 2013
    The Crispy Duck Confit was amazing!
  • Maya J.
    Maya Jimenez 😬October 9, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Pro tip: go at midnight.
  • Christine C.
    Christine ChoiSeptember 22, 2013
    Get that bone marrow
  • @BostonAttitude
    @BostonAttitudeSeptember 22, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Stop in for the #LateNiteBos Menu
  • Linda B.
    Linda Bacelis-BushSeptember 11, 2013
    Ask for Erica, she's the best waitress!
  • Stacey M.
    Stacey MiltonSeptember 5, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Grab a seat at the bar for drinks or dinner. The bartenders are fantastic -- and incredibly nice. Don't be afraid to let them whip up something of their own creation. They always seem to get it right.
  • Javier L.
    Javier LlamasSeptember 2, 2013
    Rib eye + bone marrow its an excellent choice
  • Danielle T.
    Danielle TerenzioSeptember 1, 2013
    Great cocktails! Make sure to check out the photo gallery upstairs.
  • William H.
    William HayesAugust 20, 2013
    NY Strip was to die for! The staff's recommendation's were great!
  • Denis B.
    Denis BelangerAugust 11, 2013
    Kid Friendly
  • Julie H.
    Julie HayesAugust 10, 2013
    Bar is overcrowded, over-priced drinks. I will never come here again. I'm not able to stand as long as it was needed to wait for a table.
  • Nick O.
    Nick OberJuly 20, 2013
    The French Toast is excellent!
  • Eddie F.
    Eddie FlorJuly 7, 2013
    Great food and service. A definite stop for anyone visiting.
  • Brian D.
    Brian DeVitoJuly 7, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    How have I never gotten the tartare here before. ENORMOUS portion.
  • Craig C.
    Craig CJuly 1, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Great place for a cocktail made right. Bartenders are top notch. Leave your beer requests at home. Don't even think of wasting a night out ordering suds you can get down the street
  • Javier L.
    Javier LlamasJune 21, 2013
    rib eye with marrow.
  • Gianna N.
    Gianna NebbiaMay 21, 2013
    Best Mac and cheese I've ever had
  • Daniel T.
    Daniel TewfikMay 17, 2013
    Great drinks and late-night menu.
  • Jenny M.
    Jenny MackintoshApril 24, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Try this simple, delicious cocktail: sloe gin, ginger ale, and orange bitters. Thanks, Hugh.
  • Jasmine C.
    Jasmine ChanApril 24, 2013
    Ridiculous cocktail program and fantastic service. ES seafood platter is a bargain for the quality and amount.
  • Amy M.
    Amy MitchellApril 21, 2013
    A place to have a dirty martini and feel like a classy gal.
  • Christofer G.
    Christofer GarnerApril 15, 2013
    Try the roasted bone marrow, it never disappoints.
  • Louis A.
    Louis AbateApril 15, 2013
    Lox and bagel looks awesome. The quiche was not good.
  • Leslie M.
    Leslie MonchinMarch 28, 2013
    Outdoor seating available. Great place to hang out on a summers night for some drinks/apps and to do some people watching. Love the frisée salad with poached egg. Warm gooey goodness.
  • Evan F.
    Evan FalchukMarch 28, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Bread pudding - yeah, you could eat it as a meal, and that's not a bad idea.
  • Urvish D.
    Urvish DesaiMarch 24, 2013
    Variety of drinks is very good! And not very expensive...
  • Riot D.
    Riot DanielsMarch 22, 2013
    Proclaimer kills it. Drambuie, mezcal and lemon
  • Takuo U.
    Takuo UrushiharaMarch 2, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Get a whiskey smash
  • Amy C.
    Amy CerconeFebruary 24, 2013
    Try the Vermont Cheddar Omelette
  • Amy C.
    Amy CerconeFebruary 24, 2013
    Try the Gueyere Quiche
  • Marcos
    MarcosFebruary 20, 2013
    Matt is the best server!
  • Spike
    SpikeFebruary 7, 2013
    Eastern Standard breathes new life in to classic cocktails, and is one of the leading mixology bars in New England. --Jon Taffer, Bar Rescue (Sundays 10/9c.)
  • Ksu N.
    Ksu NekrasovaJanuary 30, 2013
    Good oysters! And don't miss out on an amazing butterscotch bread pudding!
  • William T.
    William TollJanuary 16, 2013
    Great place for a power discussion over breakfast.
  • Jenny M.
    Jenny MackintoshJanuary 7, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Try an Old Cuban (rum, lime, simple syrup, mint, bitters, and bubbles). The smack of the mint leaf to release the oils onto the rim is fun bar theater.
  • Farrell M.
    Farrell McclernonJanuary 7, 2013
    My favorite restaurant in Boston! New? Try the frisée aux lardones salad, ceviche and/or steak tartare...also the whiskey smash is arguably the best menu drink in Boston. Enjoy!
  • Graham J.
    Graham J.December 28, 2012
    Absolutely phenomenal. Hands down the best foie gras of my life.
  • Eric A.
    Eric AndersenDecember 21, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Looking for a perfect holiday cocktail? Try the Bourbon & Spice!
  • DJ C.
    DJ CapobiancoDecember 10, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    "If you love it so much, why don't you marry it?!" they said. "I'm trying," I said.
  • Gabriella M.
    Bloody Mary is worth ordering. Couldn't help but order two with breakfast!! The yogurt and granola is also a one of a kind
  • David S.
    David SadighNovember 8, 2012
    The place is awesome but avoid the beef tartare - they don't know how to do it...
  • Brian S.
    Brian SmithOctober 27, 2012
    The proclaimer is far too sweet, try the panini.
  • Steve S.
    Steve SchnelwarOctober 14, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Eat Drink & Be Merry
  • Teresa
    TeresaOctober 6, 2012
    Try the blueberry thrill. Delicious.
  • James L.
    James LaurentiSeptember 21, 2012
    If you order a dirty martini here instead of one of the dozens of phenomenal cocktails on the menu... you're a tool.
  • Joe Z.
    Joe ZSeptember 20, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The smoked pork porterhouse is awesome and unique. Highly recommended.
  • Chris P.
    Chris PinnockSeptember 12, 2012
    Try the Lobster
  • Ryan Q.
    Ryan QuigleySeptember 10, 2012
    If you want an amazing drink, ask for Hugh, he'll blow your mind.
  • Max B.
    Max BulgerAugust 27, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Boston's most iconic bar. Amazingly gracious and informed staff, great cocktails, and your best option for food after midnight.
  • John C. D.
    John C. DolanAugust 25, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The Standard Burger is probably the best burger you will ever have! Rich and full of flavor, and pretty much melts in your mouth.
  • Tim
    TimAugust 24, 2012
    Try the Proclaimer cocktail — delicious.
  • Kelly C.
    Kelly C.August 18, 2012
    Pisco Sour. Mmmm, good. Recommendation from a friend. :)
  • Dave G.
    Dave GerhardtAugust 18, 2012
    Get the whiskey smash.
  • Courtney I.
    Courtney IhnenAugust 4, 2012
    Amazing food, a must if you are in Boston!!!!!
  • Michelle C.
    Michelle C.July 24, 2012
    Boston Magazine best of 2012 list as "Best Brasserie", try the grilled cheese and late night snack, rock shrimp beignets.
  • Laura D.
    Laura DiazJuly 19, 2012
    Really awesome place for a drink and the food is delicious too! Male sure to get there before the game let's put!
  • Indivly Rewards
    Indivly RewardsJuly 2, 2012
    Any place that has a mint julep on their menu is a favourite in our books!
  • Slightly Stoopid
    Slightly StoopidJune 30, 2012
    Good food late night
  • GrandTen D.
    Feel free to try your cocktails with our very own, Boston-distilled gin, Wire Works. They carry it there and we guarantee that you'll love it!
  • holly h.
    holly hannonJune 6, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    The late night menu is pretty amazing....try the beef heart meatballs!
  • BU Today
    BU TodayJune 5, 2012
    One of the fanciest restaurants in Kenmore Square. If you’re feeling adventurous, try the butter-poached escargot or crispy frogs’ legs. Read more
  • Michelle D.
    Michelle DohertyJune 2, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Friday nights in summer get the lobster gnocchi special
  • Brittany H.
    Brittany HoMay 27, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Cuban mojito and butterscotch bread pudding is amazing!!!!
  • Zombie Prep N.
    Try the booze.
  • Around Town Shopper A.
    The bartender Hugh was ridiculously pretentious. Everyone else was spectacular.
  • TKGO
    TKGOMay 19, 2012
    The Nicoise salad is spectacular! As are the fries (with rosemary).
  • Smashing Drinks
    Smashing DrinksApril 25, 2012
    For goodness sakes, grab a whiskey smash! It's delicious! This bar is one of the best places to grab a cocktail in Boston so... Enjoy!
  • Open Air Publishing
    Open Air PublishingApril 24, 2012
    Try the Income Tax Cocktail. Then learn how to make it at home. Find the recipe in the book "Speakeasy Cocktails" created for iPads. http://oapub.co/c48b46af
  • Michelle D.
    Michelle DohertyApril 20, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the blueberry thrill infusion... Delicious.
  • Michelle D.
    Michelle DohertyApril 20, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Decent atmosphere but service is lacking
  • Bordeaux Wines
    Bordeaux WinesApril 19, 2012
    You won't be able to find better bone marrow or foie gras in Boston. Dishes like that deserve to be accompanied by a Bordeaux.
  • BU Class Gift
    BU Class GiftApril 17, 2012
    One of our communications chairs hangs out here...a lot. If you ever have any questions or want to just stop by and say hi, you should!
  • Open Air P.
    Open Air PublishingApril 16, 2012
    Celebrate filing your taxes with the Income Tax Cocktail. Then learn how to make it at home. Find the recipe in the book "Speakeasy Cocktails" created for iPads. http://bit.ly/foursq_cocktails"
  • Jarrett G.
    Jarrett GoetzApril 12, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Best bartenders in Boston. Period.
  • @BostonAttitude
    @BostonAttitudeApril 3, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Order theBaked Bone Marrow!
  • Kyle P.
    Kyle PaiceMarch 29, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Go late night. Drink a couple whisky smashes. Then grab a plate of bone marrow for three bucks. Boom.
  • Kevin W.
    Kevin WangMarch 28, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    More drinks than you know what to do with. Most nights I go with steak frites + Old Cuban.
  • Joe B.
    Joe ButlerMarch 24, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    I have a sore throat and no voice right now... Drinking this Metamorphosis has nearly cured me
  • Michele S.
    Michele SteinbergMarch 5, 2012
    I love this place, especially the bar! Last time there had the Corio Coupe - named after a Boston legend of burlesque days. Also had fabulous oysters, frisee salad & steak tartare.
  • Sebastian H.
    Sebastian HumbertMarch 4, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Amazing brunch. Great waitress, Elise.
  • @BostonAttitude
    @BostonAttitudeFebruary 15, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Late Night Menu Rocks
  • Allison S.
    Allison SheaFebruary 6, 2012
    Try the Pain Killer
  • Erin R.
    Erin RechFebruary 4, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Ask for the Sophisticated Madam cocktail.
  • Amir G.
    Amir GilJanuary 26, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    ~ Late Night menu is outa this world, even the servers don't know until it's written in the mirror. It comes up at 11.
  • Amir G.
    Amir GilJanuary 26, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    ~ talk to Hugh, he'll take care of you.
  • Metro Bear
    Metro BearJanuary 14, 2012
    The bartenders are the best! Sit at the bar and ask the bartender for a drink recommendation, you will not be sorry!
  • Eater
    EaterJanuary 12, 2012
    Eastern Standard did craft cocktails before craft cocktails were de rigueur. [Eater 38 Member]
  • Rob S.
    Rob SheppardJanuary 2, 2012
    Try the NY Strip Steak - Perfectly cooked, delicious NY Strip Steak. The marrow was unusual, but also very tasty (once you can get past what it is). #Food
  • Ivete T.
    Ivete TecedorDecember 8, 2011
    Excellent Bloody Mary
  • Joan M.
    Joan MatelliDecember 4, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    House-made chips and dip is the best late-night drunk snack. Trust.
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithDecember 1, 2011
    Order the baked rigatoni, which has lamb sausage and comes in an iron skillet.
  • Katrina K.
    Katrina KibbenNovember 14, 2011
    Everything was amazing- especially the lamb rigatoni and clams.
  • Kasey L.
    Kasey L.November 12, 2011
    Always sit at the end of the bar that kevin tends. He makes a mean drink and wears the blue shirt.<3 him
  • Kasey L.
    Kasey L.November 12, 2011
    Beware of the overly friendly awkward "dad" crowd that creeps in right after bedtime.
  • Boston Magazine
    Boston MagazineNovember 11, 2011
    This Kenmore Square stalwart is a lot of things to a lot of people. It excels on all fronts — which is why we can’t stay away for very long. Don't miss the steak frites. Read more
  • Stev M.
    Stev MOctober 23, 2011
    Try the whiskey smash
  • Franklin K.
    Franklin KnottsOctober 20, 2011
    Top Boston Restaurant !
  • Lindsay Y.
    Lindsay YazzolinoOctober 10, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Definitely recommend the Old Cuban! Also the steak tar tar.
  • Chris R.
    Chris ROctober 6, 2011
    Try the old Cuban if you like Rum.
  • Byron M.
    Byron McDanielSeptember 26, 2011
    The best prawns in Boston
  • Shaunna G.
    Shaunna GatelyAugust 29, 2011
    Late night specials starting at 11 p.m.
  • Kristin P.
    Kristin PowersAugust 22, 2011
    One of the best bar and restaurants in Boston. Read more
  • Eric A.
    Eric AndersenAugust 21, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Try the Au Provence for a unique flavor
  • Alessio B.
    Alessio BaùAugust 9, 2011
    The staff is lovely. Beautiful atmosphere. Eat inside.
  • Alexandra L.
    Alexandra LaurinAugust 8, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The Brie/Fig appetizer is incredibly tasty :) Read more
  • Stacy B.
    Stacy BartkoAugust 7, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Mac and cheese is to die for. Haven't had a bad cocktail yet, but the Whiskey Smash is phenomenal!
  • WeatherZombie.com
    WeatherZombie.comAugust 6, 2011
    get a fantastic drink here before you stumble on over to fenway, like a zombie :)
  • Katie K.
    Katie KearseyAugust 1, 2011
    Awesome, innotative cocktails. Try the Blueberry Thrill for a fun summer drink! Read more
  • aaron c.
    aaron chioJuly 30, 2011
    Off the menu: mojitos. They are truly great
  • Lauren M.
    Lauren MagnusonJuly 18, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    For snacks, the raw bar and the grilled cheese are boom-bangin. For delicious libations: Old Cuban, Metamorphosis, Blueberry Thrill, Jack Rose, Au Provence, oh hell-- ALL OF THEM
  • Lori
    LoriJuly 4, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Drinking? Try the vino amer fizz
  • Paul S.
    Paul SocoJuly 3, 2011
    This probably isn't the first and def not the last mention on the butterscotch bread pudding. The absolute best.
  • Carrie C.
    Carrie CorboyJune 21, 2011
    everything we had was amazing, drinks and food! Read more
  • Su L.
    Su LeeJune 15, 2011
    if the "Old Cuban" was a Man, I would marry him. <333 U...hehhe
  • Senator John B.
    Senator John BlutarskiMay 29, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    It's no one's first thought in this wonderland of liquid delights, but the espresso is always perfect. Start with one to fortify your later fun. Drink!
  • Senator John B.
    Senator John BlutarskiMay 24, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Is it warm out? Order a glass of Commanderie de Peyrassol still rosé; incredibly refreshing and light, it's one of the best offered in the city. Drink!
  • Alex F.
    Alex FishMay 22, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Gin Flip, it will be the best drank you ever had...don't be scared of the egg whites!
  • Chris R.
    Chris RohlandMay 9, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    If you like cocktails and killer rustic fare like roasted bone marrow or steak tartare- this is your place. If you are lucky, Jackson one of the best bartenders in the U.S. Will make you a drink.
  • Lisa P.
    Lisa ParadyApril 22, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Save room for the chocolate hazelnut terrine with popcorn ice cream! The sweet/salty combo is heavenly!!
  • Food & Wine
    Food & WineApril 20, 2011
    Jackson Cannon presides over Eastern Standard's marble-topped bar (and the menu of 50-plus drinks) in Kenmore Square's Hotel Commonwealth.
  • Senator John B.
    Senator John BlutarskiApril 19, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    If you're looking for late-night food in Boston, you can't do much better than the daily specials posted on the mirror behind the bar after midnight. Follow the restaurant on Twitter to see the specia
  • Hotel Tonight
    Hotel TonightApril 13, 2011
    We point HT fans here for good food and even better cocktails. Sit at the bar; even hardcore cocktail nerds are likely to learn something new if they get the bartenders chatting.
  • Eric A.
    Eric AndersenApril 4, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    Late night specials go up at 11PM on weekdays, midnight on Fri/Sat, and 11:15-ish on Sunday…
  • Klinttin L.
    Klinttin LynchApril 2, 2011
    Avoid the French Onion soup! You could get a petter product at Panerra Bread.
  • Bill W.
    Bill WalshMarch 27, 2011
    Try the New Jersey Flip, made with none other than one raw egg. Delicious!
  • Aaron M.
    Aaron MoronezMarch 26, 2011
    If you're here on a Saturday, get the Tenderloin medium rare. Cooked to perfection!
  • Eric A.
    Eric AndersenMarch 23, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    The Painkiller is smooth and delicious! A must try!
  • Elizabeth W.
    Elizabeth WallaceMarch 15, 2011
    One of the very few places that still serves steak tartare
  • Arthur G.
    Arthur GjikaMarch 12, 2011
    Get the rib eye really really good.
  • Senator John B.
    Senator John BlutarskiMarch 11, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    The heated patio is the place to be on Patriots' Day for post-Fenway marathon fun. Enjoy!
  • B. S.
    B. SimiFebruary 19, 2011
    Buy the Methuselah of St. Bernardas... So good!
  • Esquire
    EsquireFebruary 2, 2011
    Congratulations, you've found one of Esquire's Best Bars in America. Sad that this place is no longer "The Rat," where the Pixies once played. But The Rat cocktail almost makes up for it. Almost. Read more
  • The Ad Club
    The Ad ClubJanuary 29, 2011
    Some of the best bartenders in Boston. Great Old Cubans and definitely try the 19th Century. Venue has a great prohibition style and atmosphere.
  • Angela G.
    Angela GiovanelloJanuary 8, 2011
    So hot but so good
  • Eric A.
    Eric AndersenDecember 24, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Best cocktail in Boston? The Whiskey Smash! Get it—you won't be disappointed!
  • USA TODAY
    USA TODAYDecember 6, 2010
    Though most classic cocktail lounges are small, Eastern Standard is huge. Try the Jack Rose - a mix of applejack, lemon juice, house-made grenadine and bitters. Read more
  • Senator John B.
    Senator John BlutarskiDecember 3, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    The Schloss Gobelsburg is an Austrian sparkling wine blending Grüner, Riesling, and Pinot Noir; available by the glass. Drink.
  • Ed W.
    Ed WinesDecember 2, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Get a Double Wide -- not the trailer home, but the tasty bourbon based cocktail.
  • Hilary T.
    Hilary TrottNovember 20, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Bloody mary with vegetable infused vodka great brunch
  • Seda G.
    Seda GokogluNovember 14, 2010
    The ravioli dish is amazing! What a fabulous lunch :-)
  • Bravo
    BravoNovember 12, 2010
    Amazing cocktails, great atmosphere, fab outdoor (summertime) seating make this an excellent choice if you avoid the pre/post Fenway crowd. -Tania Peterson, Top Chef Just Desserts
  • Mazda
    MazdaNovember 8, 2010
    You gotta try their butterscotch bread pudding, yum!
  • Matt d.
    Matt d'ArbeloffNovember 7, 2010
    The brisket hash on the Sunday brunch menu is awesome.
  • GourmetLive
    GourmetLiveOctober 18, 2010
    The opulent raw bar adds great ambiance to Kenmore Square’s elegant brasserie. Local oysters and clams are perfectly fresh; the Alaskan king crab legs are succulently rich.
  • Carisa C.
    Love Nicole the bartender... everyone should ask for her!
  • Can L.
    Can LokOctober 8, 2010
    You may wanna try something fancy since ur in a nice restaurant but if u wanna play it safe like I do order the standard burger. This is the best burger I ever had.
  • Lisa Marie S.
    Lisa Marie SturkSeptember 20, 2010
    It's hard to go wrong with any and all drinks at ES (on *or* off the menu) but I especially love the 20th Century martini...makes me want to shout: "Bond. James Bond". You only live twice after all.
  • Christine D.
    Christine DeNoonSeptember 5, 2010
    Dissapointed because our eggs Benedict was cold! Even after sending it back. Overall, things could be hotter - including the restaurant itself!
  • Copyrider
    CopyriderAugust 25, 2010
    Best steak tartare I've ever had.
  • Epicurious
    EpicuriousAugust 24, 2010
    The American brasserie offers classic European dishes and fun, retro cocktails. Just don't try to get a table on the night of a Sox game - the neighborhood is utter mayhem.
  • Joyce L.
    Joyce LuAugust 19, 2010
    gin flip: a glass full of deliciousness
  • Jenny H.
    Jenny HongAugust 11, 2010
    bread pudding. just go. eat it. that is all there is to it.oh and order an egg drink and look smart.
  • Scott O.
    Scott O'HaraAugust 7, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Mashed potatoes and spinach sides are awesome.
  • BostonTweet
    BostonTweetJuly 29, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Boston's best cocktail bar without the attitude - ask Nicole behind the bar for an Old Cuban and thank me later. One more thing, if you're hungry the Baked Rigatoni is redonkulous.
  • Paul P.
    Paul P.July 23, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Absolutely the best oysters in Boston....
  • Boston Phoenix
    Boston PhoenixJuly 20, 2010
    Revived comfort food like cod fritters, baked rigatoni, and steak frites are delicious, but with drinks this good, you may opt for a liquid dinner. Try an egg cocktail like a gin flip for protein. Read more
  • Danielle W.
    Danielle WuschkeJuly 16, 2010
    Best Red Sox pre game location
  • Valentina M.
    Valentina MonteJuly 16, 2010
    Been here 50+ times
    Addictions: Blueberry thrill. Aviation. Old Cuban. Steak Tar Tare. Late Nite Bites Mirror Menu! <3 ESKD
  • Senator John B.
    Senator John BlutarskiJuly 16, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    There exists a delicious off-menu concoction called the "Wildwood Road" involving rye, amaro, & bitters; it is the perfect drink to smooth out a long day of work into a pleasant evening.
  • Jason L.
    Jason LandryJuly 5, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    This place is the bomb! Bone Marrow app....YUM!
  • Sean B.
    Sean BenderJuly 3, 2010
    The Metamorphosis Cocktail! Part Becherovka, lemon juice and honey it lives up to its description as transformative bitters. It's no longer listed on the menu, but gladly served if ordered by name.
  • Boston.com
    Boston.comJune 16, 2010
    "Stake out a place in the shade at Eastern Standard while sipping on one of their uber-creative cocktails.... comfortably chow down on items such as foie gras, herb risotto, and roasted beet salad." Read more
  • Tom F.
    Tom FortierJune 10, 2010
    Try the steak tartare with cornichons and frites. Such a tasty combination!
  • Luke
    LukeJune 3, 2010
    Chimay. Need I say more?
  • Ajit V.
    Ajit VergheseMay 22, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    King crab leg is an amazing appetizer. Or meal with Island Creek Duxbury oysters. Best oysters around.
  • AskMen
    AskMenMay 21, 2010
    Eastern Standard's cocktails are always spot-on, try the Seelbach. The boisterous atmosphere is always welcoming and only enhanced by the awesome music selection. Read more
  • 高手놀리밑™
    高手놀리밑™May 16, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    The Virgin Mary for Sunday brunch makes a good substitute (no liquor till noon!)
  • Thrillist
    ThrillistMay 14, 2010
    When you're feeling like death, order the off-the-menu Corpse Reviver #4 from bartender Jackson Cannon w/ Rittenhouse rye, yellow chartreuse and Fernet Branca. Read more
  • Thaniya A.
    Thaniya AmaralilitMay 13, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Menu rotate a lot but if you are lucky , try salt cod fritter. It served in the wooden box, nice presentation. Lobster Bisque is out of this world. Bread basket for brunch is too die for!!
  • Justin M.
    Justin MorelApril 18, 2010
    No booze sundays til noon
  • Jarrett G.
    Jarrett GoetzApril 14, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    One of the few places in this area of the city that's actually good seven nights a week!
  • Chris G.
    Chris GardnerApril 4, 2010
    Smoked pork porterhouse is quite good. I always have low expectations here and they are always exceeded. Good stuff.
  • lea d.
    lea dicksonMarch 13, 2010
    Make sure to get a matchbox on your way out.
  • Alice H.
    Alice HuMarch 12, 2010
    Great late night menu specials!
  • Sam D.
    Sam DuboffMarch 11, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    get the "old cuban" cocktail. amazing.
  • Carina H.
    Carina HFebruary 27, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    pisco sour sub bols
  • Brian C.
    Brian CantwellFebruary 24, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Enjoy a whiskey smash & free wifi (just enter any room # when prompted)
  • Tom F.
    Tom FFebruary 23, 2010
    salmon yes, lobster gnocchi no
  • Eric A.
    Eric AndersenFebruary 9, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Avoid the Bibb lettuce salad - very bland!
  • Valentine's Day Movie
    Valentine's Day MovieFebruary 2, 2010
    You won’t be able to figure out what’s in it without the cocktail waitress’ help, but try the Blueberry Thrill. . .or maybe one of the bubbly drinks will get you in the mood. #vday
  • Mike D.
    Mike DiCarloJanuary 13, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    If you haven't tried the baked rigatoni, that's the call.
  • Christina A.
    Christina AhnDecember 7, 2009
    Smoked trout appetizer. Mm.
  • Takuo U.
    Takuo UrushiharaNovember 28, 2009
    Been here 25+ times
    Best late night selections; perfect for an post Red Sox game hang out!
  • Joseph W.
    Joseph WalterOctober 24, 2009
    Been here 25+ times
    Go to Eastern Standard. Sit at the bar and tell the bartender what you like. Drink whatever concoction they put in front of you. Repeat until you reach nirvana.
  • Rishi B.
    Rishi BasuOctober 23, 2009
    Been here 100+ times
    order any Manhattan variant (pretty much any drink named for an area of NYC), these include: Greenpoint, Prospect Park, Brooklyn, etc. sublime drinks, all.
  • Eric B.
    Eric BaxterOctober 8, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    Order many strange cocktails; have the head bartender compliment your drinking skills.
  • Leonard L.
    Leonard LOctober 5, 2009
    Been here 50+ times
    whiskey smash. awsomeness. also the scofflaw
  • John M.
    John M.September 14, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    Get everything on the cocktail menu, but especially the whiskey smash. No better cocktail bar in Boston. Period.
  • Tony P.
    Tony PaterraSeptember 14, 2009
    Go here and get a Sazerac, Whiskey Smash, or Manhattan from any of the bartenders.
  • Kixhead H.
    Kixhead HSeptember 13, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    doctor up the bloody mary with Tabasco
  • Eric A.
    Eric AndersenAugust 19, 2009
    Been here 100+ times
    You *must* try the fig and goat cheese tart (dessert, but more like an appetizer) - amazing!
  • Eric A.
    Eric AndersenAugust 7, 2009
    Been here 100+ times
    Sunday, August 16 is the "Whiskey Smash Bash" at 7PM: "Help build the world's largest Whiskey Smash" ($30)
  • Eric A.
    Eric AndersenAugust 7, 2009
    Been here 100+ times
    ES has the best shrimp cocktail in Boston, hands down!
  • Eric A.
    Eric AndersenAugust 4, 2009
    Been here 100+ times
    Have the tremendous shrimp cocktail. Again.
  • Joseph W.
    Joseph WalterJuly 18, 2009
    Been here 25+ times
    Go to Eastern Standard. Drink cocktails until the world makes sense.
  • kenji r.
    kenji rossJuly 15, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    on a hot day, the Pimm's Cup is an excellent choice. if you enjoy that, move on to a Dartmouth Highball - it adds muddled mint and ginger, i believe.
  • skyle
    skyleJuly 12, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    the Blueberry cocktail is fantastic!
  • Gül B.
    Gül BaltaciJanuary 1
    Somonpırasa siyah pirinçle soslandırılmış
  • Francesca
    FrancescaOctober 29, 2013
    Posto carinissimo, classico ristorante americano!ottimo per breakfast, lunch e dinner!
  • Felipe B.
    Felipe BrunetSeptember 8, 2012
    Lindo tudo isso!
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