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Table 54 - Eastern Standard, Boston, MA

Eastern Standard

4.5
4.5
420 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Originally opened in 2005, Garrett Harker’s flagship restaurant is reopening its doors up Beacon St. only three blocks from its original location. Eastern Standard continues to offer seasonally focused New England interpretations of classic brasserie fare under the direction of Culinary Director Nemo Bolin. The menu features raw bar and charcuterie, nostalgic favorites like Frisée aux Lardons, Steak Tartare, Baked Rigatoni, and Butterscotch Bread Pudding, and some new soon-to-be-instant-classic dishes. Cocktail legend Jackson Cannon has crafted a beverage menu that features an array of craft cocktails both new and classic, a curated selection of wines, and craft beers from near and far.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 111 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–11:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (617) 530-1590
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Nemo Bolin
  • Area
    Fenway–Kenmore
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

What 420 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

420 Reviews
  1. carcassi1767

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. The Monday wine list was a welcome surprise and great value!

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  2. bostonfoodfan

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Disappointing menu, service was not good, food was bland and expensive. Unimpressive menu, and drinks selection location was outstanding.

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  3. KateK

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Drinks were just okay. Food was pretty tasty but the service was not great. We didn't get to eat dessert because the entrees took forever to get fired and delivered. We spent a lot of time kind of searching for our waiter who was friendly but rather absent. Liked the decor/ambiance. Will give it another try but it was kind of a bummer start to an otherwise nice evening at the BSO.

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  4. ColleenL

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was fantastic. A couple issues with food/drinks that were quickly fixed by the server. Salmon and burger were delicious.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We came in to celebrate our anniversary, the food was delicious (the lobster gnocchi *chefs kiss), drinks were great but the service is what took this experience over top. We had Chris as our server, we was so attentive, and just an overall great server. Will be back soon for sure!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Chris P. Was outstanding! Answered all questions and gave great recommendations. Food was amazing, can’t wait to go back! Highly recommend the mussels and Friday special lobster gnocchi.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Salami and charcuterie board was okay. The salami and prosciutto was great but everything else was okay. Got Mac and cheese with lobster that was great! Hubby got the burger although he said the meat was good it was way over salted he couldn’t finish it. We ended up the cheesecake. Not good at all. Pretty much a block of cream cheese with berries. Overall it could have been better. The wait it didn’t seem to care that we didn’t touch have if the board or any of the cheesecake. Wasn’t looking for free food but it would have been nice for him to acknowledge.

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  8. ImFull

    Greater Boston

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Accommodated a large group for celebration. First time been since moved location. Beautiful inside. Everyone's food was delicious. Need outdoor sign so people know where the restaurant is from parking lot/street level.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So happy to have this place back! The food and cocktails are as excellent as ever, and the atmosphere is refreshed but still has the essence of Eastern Standard. A favorite.

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  10. Stephanie

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an incredible experience at Eastern Standard. We were able to get our reservation moved up by almost two hours. Upon arrival, my toddler was a bit fussy knowing he was hungry but the manager went out of her way to grab him milk before we were even sat down. The service was wonderful and our entrees came out in record time. The food was delicious and filling. Thank you to Sophie and the team for a wonderful experience! Looking forward to returning again.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was okay, nothing special. Our server was great, but service in general was very slow — they seemed understaffed on servers and very busy. Extremely slow service. Would not come back

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely the best place to have lunch or dinner before a Red Sox game! The food, service and vibe are all top notch!

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  13. JoeG

    Greater Boston

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 16 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Love the new location. Easy to Fenway. Food was very good and the service was better. Thumbs up.

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  14. dianes

    Greater Boston

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 16 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    So happy we got to the new Eastern Standard. It's a beautifully open, light and comfortable lay out. Great menu and smart wait staff. Location overlooks Fenway and skyline...very nice.

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  15. LawrenceS

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal and service. A great evening out. Garrett Harker has done it again.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The hostess was so helpful and excellent at customer service. The food was amazing. They were swamped on marathon day and still the food was delicious and fast.

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  17. EDL150

    Greater Boston

    45 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on 15 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I wanted to try the restaurant hearing of its past history and now present location. The menu seemed limited while having a few items I wanted to try yet decided on one of my go to’s I use to compare, fish and chips. Fish & chips: not impressed with the results and should have gone with the burger, as my guest did. The portion of fish to value was meh. A little small. One of the two pieces was very tough and chewy. Not flaky as it should. I probably had a tail section. Batter, heavily coated and I did like this. Overall rating: C Fries: basic shoestring, tasty and perfectly cooked. I did seem to get the shorts when looking across the table at the burger plate, all long cuts of the potato. Overall ratio: B Burger: one bite I had, very good. Overall rating: A Ambiance: Outdoor seating. Table bridged the deck area and main restaurant. Overall rating: B Service: Of all who greeted, sat us and served, attitudes seemed lackluster. Did they want to be there? Did they want a tip? Service was slow and inattentive at best, other than maybe water fills and a too soon to the table check in. (Had a bite of a dry and hadn’t taken a bite of my fish). Time to take order, meh. Time to get food, tooo long for the medium lunch crowd I witnessed. Time to get check, attentive. Time to take payment, server passed by my cc on the table and continued to wallow onto other tables nearby and then wallow back to the kitchen. I had to flag a greeter to take my cc to process. Overall rating: D We tried, yet not in any rush to get back.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 15 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Eastern Standard was a favorite of mine what it was in Kenmore Square. It just reopened last fall on Beacon Street in the new apartment complex near Fenway Park.. I was excited to see that and to order my favorite- Niçoise salad. I went there Patriots day and they did not have it though it was on the menu on line. Their menu is very meager if you do not eat red meat. The new spot is very nice but not sure I will go back.

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  19. Mjaneb

    Greater Boston

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 15 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So happy to have ES back! Just as good if not better than the old one.

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  20. Chris

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful space and outstanding service. We will be back!!

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  21. Candice

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Our server (I think their name was Hunter?) was stellar! They were so kind, sincere, and helpful, and my family felt welcome and taken care of. The steak frites here is fantastic. Bread pudding, drinks, and bone marrow appetizer are also all wonderful. The pastas can be a bit lacking in my opinion, having tried the gnocchi and a mushroom bolognese. Still, always a great meal at Eastern Standard! The restaurant owner clearly cares a lot about maintaining a high standard at this restaurant as well; it's nice to dine at a place where it feels that they are always working to do their best.

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  22. DanBam17

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What can I say? It's Eastern Standard, of course it's 5 stars. This was our second time back since they re-opened in their new location and the food and service were phenomenal. The little neck clam spaghetti dish was outrageous not to mention the prime rib special on Saturday night. And while the food is spectacular, and hard to outshine, the service really does just that. At a time when hospitality service is dwindling and hard to come by, Eastern Standard delivers. Our server Michael was the epitome of class. He was so kind, engaging, and attentive - he made you feel alive and remember the spark of yesteryear pre-COVID and what it felt like to engage with real humans with an actual sense of humor. My only dig is that nothing can compare to the aesthetics and vibe of the original Eastern Standard in the Kenmore Location, but this place is a very close second and we can't wait to be back!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    For our anniversary they treated us very well. Our server was attentive and charming. The food was top quality and the drinks were great.

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  24. JAL1

    Charlotte

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on 11 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed the decadent menu of Old Fashions, and the blue fish pate was fantastic

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a welcoming atmosphere. The food is great, and their whiskey selection is wonderful. Though initially a bit hard to find, it’s a great spot for dining with friends and family.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and great service! Very accommodating for off menu vegan options!

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  27. PatrickC

    Greater Boston

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 10 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food & service were great, a must stop before heading to Fenway for a game or concert !!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was exceptional and so were the cocktails. Ask for Nadia.

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  29. Bibs

    Mexico City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 9 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great space very open great service at bar and restaurant.

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  30. HelenB

    Greater Boston

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 9 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were long-time customers of the old Eastern Standard and were thrilled to hear about the new restaurant's opening and thought there was no better way to celebrate Opening Day at Fenway than with lunch there before the game. We also appreciated that you took reservations for our large group of nine without issue. We love the new space, but were happy that so much seemed familiar - much of the decor, the attentive and professional staff, the variety of creative cocktails and extensive whiskey list, and even some of the menu items. All of our meals were delicious - we were all members of "the clean plate club". SO happy you are back in the Fenway and we will definitely see you again!

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  31. Josh

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 8 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service and atmosphere was great. Drinks were fantastic. The food was good, but not awesome. The calamari could have been crisper. The clams in the bucatini were a little gritty and a touch overcooked (but great flavor). The crab cakes were on the dense side, but flavorful. I’d definitely go back, but probably order all land animals instead of seafood.

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  32. ChristopherP

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tremendous on every level. Food, service, accommodations were all top notch.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lamb Rigatoni, Steak Frites, and Burger were the favorites of the night. Yummy wine and complimentary bread/butter were bonuses. Prices are high, but food is yummy.

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  34. Clyde

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Their pasta dishes and cocktail program are very good. The crab claws are previously frozen and we had to request lemon twice for our raw bar.

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  35. ChefG

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We had Great food and service. The place is very loud.

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  36. Sandy

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience here! Food was awesome, drinks were great! 10/10

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  37. Greatescaper

    Greater Boston

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Dined at the new location for the first time last night. The food was very good we had oysters, crab cakes burger and half chicken all excellent. Our server Michael was very attentive. I booked my reservation in the bistro area and was disappointed I should have chose dining room. I was staring at a coat rack and felt like we were in the lobby. My fault. Choose dining room it is beautiful. It looks like the outside dining will be nice once it gets warm.

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  38. JessicaG

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We desperately wanted to like Eastern Standard but it was mediocre at best. Service was OK but they forgot our appetizer, never brought bread and brought the wrong water. Food was not great - super salty. And we could not have been seated at a worse table - our party of 4 was seated in a cold window at two small cafe tables pushed together. So many better options in Boston.

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  39. FitFoodie

    Houston

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on 4 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    New location was a bit odd/new, but I appreciate the commitment to the Fenway. Food and drinks are still spot on and wonderful!

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  40. GlennK

    Greater Boston

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 3 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love that ES is back. Looking forward to another dinner soon.

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FAQs

Eastern Standard is rated 4.5 stars by 420 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 111 times today
Google Map for Eastern Standard

775 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02215

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Fenway–Kenmore
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–11:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Nemo Bolin
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
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