PARK Restaurant & Bar
I had dinner at Park withI had dinner at Park with a friend on a Friday night. The place is two blocks away from Harvard square, it is beautifully decorated, and caters to a nice and somewhat upscale crowd. They have an extensive beer list on draft and they greet you with a very good spread and crostinis. We ordered the crab and lobster dip as an appetizier, which was delicious, and after that I had the beef brisket, which was also great. My friend had the turkey sandwich, and he was really happy with the pick. Our server was good, and they offer complimentary still water. All in all, we will go again.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for drinks, dinnerPark is a great place to go with friends to grab a drink with one friend or a group of friends. I came here several times before I finally came for dinner, and I regret not coming sooner. The monkfish was fantastic. The service was a little slow, however.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMA Real Crowd PleaserI brought my parents to PARK this past weekend. Admittedly, Dad can be pretty picky about his dining experiences--but he could not stop raving about his meal. In fact, he was so taken with the cider collard greens, he asked the waitress how they were made! In 24 years, I have never seen this happen. Delicious, straight-forward food, excellent and creative cocktails, and always a fun neighborhood vibe.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMBacon three waysThat review title should have caught your eye; it's one of their appetizers, and it's awesome. The food is delicious, but the portions aren't overpowered, the cocktails are wonderfully crafted & presented, the beer list is excellent, and the wine list is no slouch either. The bar is pretty happenin', so it can get a bit noisy, but not so badly that you can't hear each other.
Highly recommended!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMLively with Friendly, KnowledgeableLively with Friendly, Knowledgeable wait staff. Interesting food selections and many wines/beer to choose from as well. Be careful selecting - my husband selected the Hot Turkey Sandwich which was disappointing and dry. In retrospect, should have asked the waiter for detail that the menu did not provide. Overall, food was excellent and service as well.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat, just not for large groupsExcellent food, service, and drinks. Only issue is that the ambiance is very modern-cuisine dark... which is an attractive quality for the food and restaurant but not conducive to conversation among large parties. So don't go here with a big group, but for a date or small group, Park is wonderful.
I had the monkfish osso bucco and the "poor man's lobster" was absolutely the best I've had.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was very good -we hadFood was very good -we had the brisket, sweet potato & duck pancake, and mushroom risotto -all were quite good. We also had the caesar salad; the crouton had an egg in it, which would have been fine except that one of our party does not like eggs and we were not told in advance about it. Our waiter was great -attentive and responsive.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMI've been there twice nowI've been there twice now and it was amazing both times. The brisket is truly incredible- my stomach is growling just thinking about it! Make a reservation for dinner on the weekends btw. Amazing service.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMgood assortment of appetizers.good assortment of appetizers. i'm glad we went early, as it got very crowded very quickly on a Thursday night, w/ noise level rising noticeably.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGiven the reviews on the ParkGiven the reviews on the Park Restaurant, I was expecting a wonderful dining experience. The atmosphere was lovely and the wait staff catered to my every need. Also, the noise level was excellent. I could actually hear myself think. I ordered the Beef Brisket which while flavorful was a little too "fatty". The bean casserole as the side dish was dry and flat. I added salt but it didn't help. I ordered the spice cake for dessert which was also dry, saved only by some great vanilla ice cream. I had high hopes for this restaurant, especially since we need good moderately priced restaurants in Cambridge. However, after thinking about it, I doubt that I would return to the Park.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went to PARK for restaurantWe went to PARK for restaurant week with two other couples. The ambiance is great - really fun and energetic vibe. The service was a bit on the slow side, but the server was very accommodating and nice. They were busy, and it was a Saturday night at 8pm, but our reservation was ready when we arrived and we did not have to wait. The food had very good flavor, but we chose the fixed menu from the restaurant week offering and it came out warm, but not hot. Restaurant week is a great way to experience new places at a reasonable price, but I do get the sense that it is a bit of an assembly line in the kitchen as a result. In any case, I look forward to going back and ordering off the full menu!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a fabulous time here,We had a fabulous time here, and everything we ordered was fantastic. The salt & pepper mussels were very, very good, as were our entrees (meat pie of the day, and lamb belly). The only tiny issue was that it took an extra long time for our entrees to arrive. Our server apologized, and we had an extra drink, and enjoyed the cozy ambience and our conversation, so no worries. Other people might not be as forgiving.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMgood again on another visitThis was our second recent visit to Park, and we liked both the cocktails and the food. The salt and pepper shrimp appetizer was very good, although a little heavy on the salt. A creamy soup special was also good. I would like to try one of the meat pies someday, but apparently they run out quickly; the beef brisket was a good substitute.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding Food and ServicePARK definitely made a great first impression on our group. The wait staff was friendly and very attentive, knowledgeable and patient enough to discuss the beer and cocktail offerings as well as some questions about the menu. The food was FANTASTIC! Each of our meals were cooked to perfection and non of us ordered anything too complicated: the veggie burger, the patty melt and a caesar salad with salmon. It was the best caesar salad with salmon that I've ever had, hands down. Ultimately, it was a very pleasant dinner and I highly recommend!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, great serviceGreat food, great service and the prices low enough not to break your bank.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall, food and serviceOverall, food and service were very good. We liked the atmosphere, which was dark and relaxing. The only problem was that our second drink, which we ordered when our salads arrived, didn't arrive until we finished our main courses. We almost told our waitress that we didn't want them. But, the service was very pleasant and the food was great.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMThe drinks were a bit expensiveThe drinks were a bit expensive but the food was reasonably priced and delicious.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMCarolyn C.We (my party of 4 including me) loved PARK! Fabulous menu, divine drinks and great service with a smile. I just wish they has a couple more dessert options.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic Find!Our waiter was superb; very accommodating about food allergies. Everything was absolutely delicious.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMI cannot say enough aboutI cannot say enough about PARK. From the tasting toasts to the duck and sweet potato cake to each cocktail listed on the menu (because we tried a few), everything was perfection. The monkfish and lamb belly were amazing! Hats off to Chef Goldberg and his team. Can't wait to go back.2/23/2013 12:00:00 AM