I was curious when I learned that Jeremy Sewall, chef-owner of Lineage in Brookline, was going to be running the kitchen at Eastern Standard.
Was there a message here? Another bistro casualty? Trouble in the
kitchen at Eastern Standard? Thankfully, the answer was none of the
above. Two success stories added together equals one big win.
Almost since the day it opened, Eastern Standard has been packing them
in at the bar and on the patio, with parties queuing up for those
burgundy booths both before and after the game. In only four years,
Eastern Standard has established its niche as a scene, a breakthrough
bar, and a damned good place to eat. “Comfortable food with polish” is
how proprietor Garrett Harker describes it. But Harker, a hospitality
perfectionist, wants more. “Restaurants are all about balance. We could
just ride the