Party Earth Review With a sophistication that belies its position just outside the Kenmore train station, Eastern Standard is an upscale restaurant whose high-energy atmosphere, innovative cocktails, and delicious food pairings attract a... ... read full review
528 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
Green Line: Kenmore
Fenway / Kenmore, Boston –
With a sophistication that belies its position just outside the Kenmore train station, Eastern Standard is an upscale restaurant whose high-energy atmosphere, innovative cocktails, and delicious food pairings attract a diverse crowd of well-dressed business professionals, groups of girlfriends, college faculty, and travelers.
Colleagues relaxing over after-work drinks gather at the long marble bar to chat with the regulars or watch a game on the flat-screen TVs, while flirty groups and couples congregate in the cozy lounge beneath a portrait of Ann Corio, a popular 1940s burlesque dancer known for her love of high society.
A low wall lined with red lamps separates the bar from the dining room, where hungry patrons fill the candlelit tables and tufted red leather booths. More private settings are available in a small by stylish anteroom with a single communal table, while French doors leads patrons to the popular outdoor patio, perfect for people-watching among the other trendy diners.
A lively place for drinks and dinner before heading to late-night spots, Eastern Standard offers its debonair clientele an enchanting evening of innovative food, good conversation, and an easygoing atmosphere.
Business people, groups of women, faculty and grad students from local colleges, creative young professionals, and tourists, mid-20s to late 30s+.
Occasional special events including Boston’s Restaurant Week and the Chef’s Collaborative, a non-profit network that fosters food sustainability. Occasional DJs. Twitter: @ESKDboston.
Breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, and late-night menus of European-American cuisine, including chicken cordon bleu, pumpkin ravioli, and foie gras. Dinner reservations necessary.
Brunch $2–$15, appetizers $8–$14, sandwiches and salads $8–$22, entrées $8–$34, desserts $8. Beer $5–$17, wine $8–$16/glass or $25–$175/bottle, cocktails $6–$12.
Nice casual to dressy: suits to jeans with polos or button-downs for men, and dresses to jeans with nice tops for women.
Any time for a meal, though Friday and Saturday nights bring in the larger dinner crowds and Sunday afternoons see a good showing for brunch.
Elephant Walk (900 Beacon Street) gets a similar crowd and serves French and Cambodian food.