Eastern Standard Kitchen & Drinks
Taps: 4 / Bottles: 65
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 17 | Reviews: 10 | Display Reviews Only:
3.8/5 rDev -8.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4.5 | $$
We went to dinner here on a recent visit to Boston. Seated at 5PM on a busy Saturday night. I thought it had a typical Boston feel to it: large, open, and noisy (even at an early hour).
Four beers on tap. I had an Anchor Steam, and my kids had DFH Pumkin. Limited selection, but nice choices.
The food was outstanding. Our table enjoyed a ribeye steak, a flatiron steak (the nightly special), a cheeseburger, and rigatoni with lamb sausage. Nobody had any complaints. I wanted my ribeye very rare, and that's how it came. I think most restaurants have a difficult time making steaks that rare, and this restaurant cooked it perfectly for me.
Our waitperson was very good.
This is a place I would go back to, mostly for the food, but also for a small but excellent draft beer selection.
11-07-2010 23:22:16 | More by lordofthewiens
4.2/5 rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3 | food: 4.5 | $$$
Visited last night before the Red Sox game with a group of work associates. Needless to say, it was very crowded and very loud. The place has a turn of the 20th Century, upscale hotel feel to it. Stood by the bar until I ordered appetizers, at which point the bartender said we'd have no place to put them. In the next 15 minutes, or so, he saved a seat at the bar for our food. On top of this, none of the bartenders seemed rushed or harried. Despite the crowd, no problem getting drinks and food. Quality of the food and drinks were outstanding (save a few Big Brewery standards) although the draft selection was very limited. Any place that serves tartar and offal better be making it fresh. Both were excellent. The two biggest minuses were the limited draft selection and the prices, which I felt were on the high side. Would I go back? Not sure. For a first visit, it was great. I want a place with an extensive draft selection, though. With three appetizers and two and a half rounds of drinks, the bill was over $100. Yes, the food and drinks were good, but I thought it was a bit much (strike 2). So, if I'm OK with the very good bottled beer, and don't mind paying a bit for food, I'll go again. Otherwise, the Sunset Grill or someplace new.
07-01-2010 19:57:22 | More by LittleDon
4.33/5 rDev +4.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$$
The Eastern Standard is kind of an upscale restaurant with a very decent bar. It's kind of fancy, but also with a common-man accessibility.
They have an excellent wine selection, and that carries over from the bottle selection into the glass selection, which is not particularly common.
Oddly, they only have 4 beers on tap. The rest of the selection is in bottles. What they have on tap is always good, and the bottle selection is wide-ranging.
The food is very excellent and should not be passed by. It's European with an American edge, and I'd highly recommend the escargot or mussels as an appetizer, and the baked rigatoni or pork tenderloin as entrees.
Additionally, the service is quite high caliber and highly welcomed.
Eastern Standard is certainly worth trying, even if you only stop by the bar for a beer.
10-14-2008 02:55:31 | More by NeroFiddled
Eastern Standard Kitchen & Drinks in Boston, MA
92 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.