- CAPE COD
- MARTHA’S VINEYARD
astern Standard isn’t a secret, given its location at the heart of Kenmore Square. The secret is behind the 40-foot marble bar, where you’ll find beer cocktails, from shandies to boilermakers, in the warmer months, and classic 19th- and early 20th-century concoctions like the gin flip (above), with house-made vermouth, grenadine, sour mixes—even date-infused whiskey and jalapeno-infused vodka—year round. They’re a great way to wash down selections from the raw bar and the menu of American classics, which sometimes includes such exotic items as rabbit, under the high ceiling hung with elegant light fixtures. There’s a lounge with red leather banquettes, outdoor seating, polished wood high-tops. Twardzik and Hamedy
Another Eastern Standard secret: cheap wine on Monday nights, when the restaurant sells samples from wholesalers, wines it’s taken off the list, and bottles with damaged labels, all at deep, deep discounts.
Daily, 7 a.m. to 2 a.m.
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