Boston, MA 02215
Adjacent to the stately Hotel Commonwealth, Eastern Standard Kitchen & Drinks, the dining darling of resurgent Kenmore Square, is a classic grand café with old world style and new world cuisine. Burgundy banquettes and tiny tiled floors give the casually elegant dining room a true brasserie feel that’s echoed by the menu of French and American classics.
Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner seven days a week, Eastern Standard is the perfect spot for a quiet business breakfast or lunch, a pre-ballgame drink or bite to eat at the majestic marble bar or on the landscaped patio, overlooking the urban bustle of Kenmore Square.
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A native of upstate New York, Chef Jeremy Sewall spent his childhood summers in Maine with family feasting on lobsters, clams, chowders and other New England specialties.
After graduating from the esteemed Culinary Institute of America with honors, Sewall returned to Maine and worked at the White Barn Inn, in Kennebunkport, a Relais and Chateau property. The European values of the Inn made his move to Europe a natural one. After working in various restaurants in London and Amsterdam, he returned to Boston and began working at the famed L'Espalier, known for their exacting standards and classic French applications.
A stint as an Executive Sous Chef for a Fortune five hundred company's executive dining room and Sewall was off to the West Coast, where he was immediately recognized for his technique and passion by Bradley Ogden, the Chef-owner of Lark Creek Inn, in Larkspur, California. Hired as Sous Chef, he was quickly promoted to Chef in 1999.
In 2000, just one year after his promotion to Chef at the Lark Creek Inn, Sewall was one of five chefs across the country to be nominated as a Rising Star Chef in America by the James Beard Foundation.
He moved back to the East Coast to open Great Bay restaurant in Boston as Executive Chef where he and the restaurant garnered many accolades from The New York Times, Esquire, Gourmet and The Boston Globe.
He left Great Bay to follow the dream of opening his own restaurant. In late February 2006, Sewall and his wife Lisa, a former pastry chef at L'Espalier, opened Lineage in Brookline, Massachusetts. Their appreciation for fresh ingredients and personal approach to modern American cuisine are always on display at Lineage. The restaurant has been recognized by Bon Appetit, Boston Magazine and other top publications.
In 2009, Sewall's friendship with Eastern Standard owner Garrett Harker led to a stint as Collaborating Chef of the heralded Kenmore Sq. hot spot. In 2010, they teamed up with Skip Bennett, the founder of Island Creek Oysters, to bring the Island Creek Oyster Bar to the city of Boston. ICOB is dedicated to celebrating the diversity of New England Seafood and the passion of the people who bring it to us. For Jeremy Sewall, it's in his blood.