Eastern Standard Kitchen

Oatmeal at Eastern Standard Kitchen

So there are about three more restaurant reviews about my trip to Cambridge/Boston, MA that I have yet to complete, and as the days wistfully wash by, my memory of the foods I ate at up north will too. Chances are, I will only remember if a food tasted really good or really bad. Luckily, most of the food in Cambridge and Boston was really good.

Eastern Standard Kitchen is nestled right in the outskirts of Boston University and has a quaint outside dining area. Going inside transports you into the past where the seats are sparkling red and plush, the lighting emanates a soft yellow glow, and the marbled countertops shine like they were just washed. Elegance simply defines the restaurant.Breakfast platter at Eastern Standard Kitchen

My friend and I went to Eastern Standard Kitchen for breakfast, so the full menu was not available to us. Regardless, I ordered a plate of oatmeal and some grilled ham. My friend ordered scrambled eggs, bagel, and potatoes.

I can only speak for what I ordered, but the steel-cut oatmeal was heavenly. Prior to eating the oatmeal, I hadn’t eaten oatmeal at home for a few months. There are bouts of time when I will eat oatmeal every single day for breakfast, but sometimes I will eat only cereal. Trying oatmeal for the first time in a while may have heightened my sense, but the oatmeal was silky smooth albeit a bit watery. The little pieces of oats popped in my mouth, letting loose a nice crunch, and the maple syrup struck chords of blissful sweet.

Grilled ham at Eastern Standard Kitchen

Unfortunately, the grilled ham tasted disappointing. They were a bit dry and sub-par in taste.

Eastern Standard
528 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 532-9100

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About Earl

Hi, my name is Earl. I am a student who loves to analyze food and eat healthy. My careful eye for food has caused me to become interested in the science behind food and cooking, and I write about my explorations into food on my website Toastable.com. While I believe in sticking to whole, natural foods, I'm not afraid to work with avant-garde ingredients and equipment such as constant temperature water baths and sodium alginate. I also love photography, technology, and journalism.

13. February 2011 von Earl
Categories: Reviews | Tags: , , , | 4 comments

  • Handson Wu

    the ham only tasted relatively bad because of how heavenly the oatmeal tasted.

    and i ordered a cheese omelet not just scrambled eggs mister

    I'm not THAT bland

    • http://toastable.com earl lee

      Perhaps! Though the ham was still nothing to rave about, and sorry about the mistaken scrambled eggs/omelet!

  • Phyu-Sin

    This made me really hungry for breakfast food. I personally prefer poppyseed bagel with lox (without capers). Bageltowne is great but it's a bit expensive (like $7) but there's a really homey cafe called Booeymonger in Georgetown (it's on Prospect St. and out of the main M St. and Wisconsin area). They also serve deli style foods and it's always a great retreating place for my wallet in Georgetown. Aside from Chipotle and Subway, there isn't much else to eat in Georgetown without breaking your wallet. And thus, Booeymonger saves the day.

    • http://toastable.com earl lee

      Well, you can't beat NYC bagels and lox! I've tried Russ & Daughters and H & H Bagels. Both are stellar. I personally don't like Bageltowne because I find their bagels too hard, but I tasted some really great bagels before from this area. I can't remember the place though, since a friend bought a catering platter, and I took a bagel from the platter.

      Booeymonger sounds great—name and food inclusive!