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Parker's Restaurant - Omni Parker House
Parker's Restaurant - Omni Parker House

Parker's Restaurant - Omni Parker House Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://omnihotels.com/FindAHotel/BostonParkerHouse/Dining/ParkersRestaurant.aspx
  • Phone: (617) 725-1600
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 11:00am, Saturday & Sunday: 7:00am - 11:30am
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
    Weekend Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 11:30am - 2:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Steak
  • Executive Chef: Gerard Tice
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: In-House catering and function space available 7 days a week. Call our Catering Sales Department for more information at 617-227-8600. Private Dining options also available. Call 617-725-1600.
  • Private Party Facilities: The Omni Parker House offers unique and historically charming function space and Parker's Bar for private parties and dining. Parker's Bar features its own bar, cocktail seating with fireplace and windows over looking King's Chapel and Old City Hall.
  • Private Party Contact: Brian Chiappa (617) 227-8600 x2112

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Tremont St.
  • Public Transit: Green Line & Red Line to Park Street. Blue Line & Orange Line to State Station.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Let our courteous valet staff park your car for $15 with restaurant validation or self park at PI Alley down School St., to the left on Washington St.
A word from Parker's Restaurant - Omni Parker House
The historic and beautiful Parker's Restaurant is your destination for fine dining in Boston. Our Executive Chef, Gerard Tice, is a master at creating a feast for your senses. He deliciously combines classic New England cuisine with contemporary-American flair at the birthplace of Boston Cream Pie, the Parker House roll and Baked Boston Schrod.

“I have dinner 5 or 6 times a year in Parker’s. It is always a pleasure. A quiet, civilized environment with very courteous and experienced wait staff. Relaxing background music. A serious and comfortable place to have dinner with no gimmicks.” Daniel Greco, Salem, MA
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Diner Reviews
  • "The food was just ok . You will expect a lot better for the price you pay for. Service was terrible. They don't check on you at all . The overall experience was not good"
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "we booked a reservation expecting a lovely and novel dining experience. The food was very disappointing, not fresh and not up to par for the prices. Service was poor, we had to flag down a server more than once. The bad part of it is that we were only one of maybe 5 other tables, so it certainly wasn't that busy. Overall experience was less than expected for the Parker House. I would not plan another visit to the restaurant based on this last experience."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We were in town visiting family and our anniversary coincided so we decided to have an overnight downtown. Found the hotel online and read up on the history and saw pics of the beautiful restaurant. Decided it was a one stop place for all. We had made reservations and there was no wait. We were seated and immediately greeted with a smile and our menus. We decided on a bottle of wine and was given time for our selections. The environment was amazing, service was excellent and the food was fabulous. Would highly recommend to anyone."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "The ambience was old and refined just as you would expect. The food is actually reasonably priced and the portions are good sized and not over the top. The wine list is solid and priced appropriately as well. Our table had a variety of starters ranging from salads to chowder to shrimp and all were tasty and served as requested. The entrees also ran the gamut from filet to scallops to salmon and all were cooked to order and tasty. For desert a sampling of key lime and Boston Creme Pie were served and not a morsel was left. A nice touch by the waiter was a gift of chocolate covered strawberries that were fresh. For wine we had a Malbec of which two bottles were enjoyed. The only complaint is that we were deluged by small flies of some sort."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "I decided to treat myself to the breakfast buffet on the 4th. As always, it was a delightful experience. The food is good, the décor is charming, but what really makes this restaurant a standout is the excellent service. Even though it was a buffet, not only my server, but additional wait staff were attentive to my every need. And they always make you feel welcome - and are sincere when they extend the invitation to come back to the restaurant."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "lovely historic dining room; servers excellent; ate there two evenings while at the hotel.....lobster, and scrod, both great. BUT...what they call Parker House rolls do not resemble the ORIGINAL at all...these are little fat soft grocery store diner rolls..what a disappointment. Kitchen should look at youtube videos for a lesson on how to make Parker House Rolls with their distictive fold! Boston Cream pie so gussied up with nuts and coconut it was unrecognizable....although tasty....not what I was looking forward to on this visit. Ate at breakfast buffet two mornings as well; nice selection."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "You have not experienced historic Boston without a dinner at Parker's Restaurant. The cocktails are wonderful and the food is quintessential New England. The Boston Baked Scrod is not to be missed. The menu also has wonderful Starters from seared Foie Gras to Oysters, and of course classic New England Clam Chowder. All this starts with the iconic Parker House Rolls -- light, delicious, and warm out of the oven. Ending the night is Boston Cream Pie! It does not get much better. Therev is also a theatre menu for those that desire dinner before a play / musical. For anyone visiting Boston for the first time, or someone that wants to re-connect to Boston heritage, there is no finer way than a dinner at Parker's."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "One of my favorite special occasions dining place. Love the foie gra and founder."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "We had dinner on a Monday evening, and the place was almost deserted. I think there were 4 other tables in this very large dining room. There was a convention at the hotel and they were probably having a convention meal. Otherwise, it was a very nice meal. Maybe a little on the pricy side and service could have been a little quicker. The food was delicious."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "We went to brunch here on Saturday. Rude an inattentive young woman by the entrance. Waiter spoke to us in a short and condescending manner; honestly felt like we were in grade school. Was brought wrong order, food was nothing special and was super overpriced. Avoid this place, there are so many better options in Boston."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We were concerned about the ratings we found on OpenTable and other sites but decided to go anyway because of its atmosphere and because of its rich history. What a great choice! I believe this is the most impressive dining room we've ever seen. I would call the menu "traditional" and possibly somewhat "Old School" but do we always need foam and exotic ingredients on every restaurant meal? The bottom line is that everything was delicious. Our waiter, Francesco, was a consummate professional from Calabria. He was as knowledgable, personable and helpful as can be. Even our busboy excelled, performing his tasks inconspicuously and appearing from nowhere to diplomatically retrieve my lobster claw which had eluded my grip. Don't miss it!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "We had the whole family for dinner after Harvard graduation (Kimberly now an M.D.) and had a fabulous time and superb service alongside the excellent chef-inspired food. The servers were so very attentive and the lobster was the best my son/husband/daughter have had !! We would highly recommend the Parker House as not one person in the group of (11) did not rave about the food !!"
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Every time we visit Boston, we make a point to dine at Parker's. Francesco always makes us feel welcome. The staff could not be better and the chef is a real find. Try the filet mignon...melts in your mouth. And the creamy vinegarette dressing which is the chef's creation, is nothing short of a miracle. And of course, don't forget those Parker House rolls. Enjoy!"
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "We went to The Parker House because I have always made Parker House rolls AND to celebrate our daughter's graduation. The rolls were amazing as was the rest of the dinner. We had salmon that was excellent (and we're from Seattle), steak and lobster (the steak was rated as the best our daughter had ever had and the lobster was perfect), scallops (succulent and huge and delicious), and veal (wonderful). Wine was perfectly paired. Our waiter was the epitome of charm and grace. Thank you for a perfect evening Omni Parker House! "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We had a lovely dinner at Parker's on Saturday before going on to the ballet. My husband had beef and I had salmon. Service was great, as usual, and the dining room is beautiful and historic. We'll be going there again soon!"
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "We went here for Mother's Day brunch. The food was wonderful, as was the service. I would definitely recommend this for others. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "from the maitre d' to the waiter, the ambience to the food, an all around exquisite experience. perfect for our 3rd anniversary. totally amazing. maitre d' came to our table and told us all about the hotel and restaurant. waiter took excellent care of us suggesting what and how we should order. it was truly the best. we both loved it. thanks very much. we'll be back. again and again. "
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "Food was traditional and reliable. Service was very pleasant but a little slow. Overall scene is traditional and elegant. "
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "Apparently a gem of Boston...my first time but the two I hosted had great experiences and were reminded to return. The food was fantastic and I had their signature Scrod, rolls and Boston Cream Pie. Just fantastic!!"
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "If you go before 6:30 pm, there is a pre theatre menu of 3 courses for $38. We had the clam chowder which was excellent and served really hot the way soup should be. The steak portion was larger than the size indicated on the menu and cooked as requested. The service was excellent. Of course, we had Boston cream pie for dessert. The menu choices are perhaps considered old-fashioned by some but the food was excellent."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "I have visited Boston many times and each time I make it a point to visit Parker's. Delicious food and wonderful service. Thank you!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "So, why not? We had been to their brunch on a previous visit three years ago so knew what to expect. The hotel is very nice. They have good choices of cocktails and wines by the glass. But, the food is ordinary and overpriced. In that area of the city, just northeast of the Common, it isn't easy to find a good place on OpenTable. Chowder, iceberg wedge and french onion soup were all good. Schrod, branzini and scallops were all okay. No expectations, no disappointments. A lot of food, our party of four each split two servings of the Boston cream pie."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "I was very disappointed in my meal. I had the baked schrod and it was tasteless and the vegetables with it had no seasoning or flavor whatsoever. My daughter had the salmon and it was a bit better but nothing exciting. The Parker house rolls and Boston cream pie were good and probably the reason we ate there in the first place."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Stopped in for lunch during Boston restaurant week. My salmon dish and my wife's pasta dish were very nice. The signature rolls were great and the slice of real Boston creme pie was fantastic."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Excellent food and service. Boston cream pie was remarkable. A must do when in Boston."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "We were really looking forward to a special dinner and were disappointed. It's an old-timers idea of "fancy" with a very stuffy vibe and boring boring food. There were hardly any diners. Food was frozen tv dinner level."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Wonderful atmosphere and wonderful personal service."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "The Parker is a wonderful restaurant....beautiful decor.....very old Boston traditional....the food was excellent, service was as well....the Parker House Rolls & Boston Cream Pie always live up to the standards we expect from this restaurant....a must for we locals & any visiting tourist interested in our city!"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "We came for Dine Out Boston on Monday, but unfortunately they weren't starting that menu until Tuesday. Our waitress, sensing our distress, let us order from the pre-theater menu, which was actually better than what was being offered through Dine Out. The food was delicious and the service attentive. The waitress overheard us toast to my boyfriend's birthday and brought him his own Boston cream pie to take home! I would definitely come back"
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "room is dark and menu limited -- service was excellent and the spacing between tables was lovely -- allowing privacy and lack of interference. Food was good if unexciting -- precisely what i expected (hadn't been there in years). would go again with those who have difficulty hearing in bustling restaurants, or whose dining tastes are less than eclectic or daring."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Boston's History at it's finest. The hand-carved coffered ceilings, crown molding, paneling….is exquisite!!! So rich, quiet, elegant beyond words! The Restaurant lives up to that with a wonderful menu with a great selection of entrees. Not to mention…The ORIGINAL PARKER HOUSE ROLLS!!!!!! Yummy! A MUST in Boston!"
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "My girlfriend and I recently spent a weekend at the Omni Parker house and decided to dine at Parker's restaurant. We were treated to some of the best food that I've ever tasted in my entire life. I ordered the scallops and she got the osso bucco and both were delicious. My scallops were a little on the smaller side but she received about 2 pounds of pork so there was plenty to share. For dessert we had the boston cream pie (how could we not?) and it was excellent, albeit small to share and obviously had been made earlier and kept in the fridge waiting for someone to order. The rolls were amazing and they let us have as many as we wanted (I think we ate about 3 baskets...) Although pricey, totally worth it. Perfect for a special occasion."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "If you make reservations for Sunday Brunch, be sure that the buffet is open for your reservation. If not, you will have to order off the menu. The menu is fine, but the buffet is the reason to go. Also, good accommodations for gluten-free."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "High ceilings, dark wood panelling and chandeliers make this a smart and elegant dining choice. The service is very good but the food is only average. My filet mignon came out well done as opposed to medium as requested. Some quiet music in the background would be nice as othwise it is dead quiet."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "The best part wasn't even the restaurant. It was Seamus, the concierge. What a wonderful man. The food was only okay. The parker house rolls are great, the boston cream pie is terrible. For having invented it, I expected waaaay more. My local bakery in Eastie does it better. The chowder has good flavor, but it is extremely thick. I couldnt even get through a cup. My boyfriend had the french onion soup, which he liked a lot. The service was TERRIBLE. So slow. We were one of 3 tables so I have no idea why. It took ages to get the check, or even to get a waiter to look at us so we could ask for the check. I highly doubt I will be back."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "My husband and I went for dinner on Valentine's Day. It was a excellent dinner, food was delicious and the service was outstanding. We go to Parker's Restaurant several times a year and always enjoy ourselves!!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Thanks to Lilian our server who offered great food and wine choices we had a fantastic evening at the Omni. Can't wait to go back. It's a hidden Gem."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "We were 8 and all had the best brunch ever..super good food...nice table. I would go back in a heart beat Not cheap but worth every dime"
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "The best annivsary dinner/ experience I've had in my 42 years of marriage. I had only put a two word note " our annivsary " in the reservation form. The staff at the Omni Parker House made a point to give us the special table that JFK and Jackie sat at., along with giving us the history ! The wait staff was so attentive ! The food was amazing ! The ambience was just what I needed.. Especially after all these years .....the wine was delightful enough so, that it called for another glass. To finish off the night we decided to try the famous Boston Creme Pie, it's a Must ! Then the waitress came with chocolate covered strawberrys just to say " Happy Anniversay " from the Parker House. We spent the night !"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Francesco ,Antonio, Michael and Richard Alferis made our whole evening delightful!!!"
    Dined on 1/30/2014