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

Parker's Restaurant - Omni Parker House

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://omnihotels.com/FindAHotel/BostonParkerHouse/Dining/ParkersRestaurant.aspx
  • Phone: 6177251600x
  • 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: Steak, Seafood, American
  • 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 617-227-8600x2112

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
Join us during the weeks of August 18th and August 25th for Dine Out Boston! We will offer a 3 course lunch menu for $25 and a 3 course dinner menu for $38

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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Parker's Restaurant - Omni Parker House reviews from OpenTable diners
77 reviews since May 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.2
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelQuiet
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (53)romantic (43)good for groups (19)great for brunch (18)fit for foodies (17)notable wine list (16)great for lunch (13)neighborhood gem (12)kid-friendly (5)late-night find (3)hot spot (2)vibrant bar scene (2)great for outdoor dining (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Excellent
    Ilene
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The service was very good. Staff attentive but not annoying. Food was delicious, sufficient portions. Did not feel rushed, very enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fancy brunch in historic hotel
    EPOD
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    It was fun to sit in this historic hotel and enjoy looking at the architecture. The food was excellent; we had traditional items--baked scallops, clam chowder, Parker rolls. All were delicious! We were too full so we skipped the Boston Cream Pie...too bad. I'd go here again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Restaurant Week Experience
    Sweets1227
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    This was our first time at Parker's. The food and service was outstanding. We added the clam chowder to our meal and it was the best I have ever had! The crispy rock shrimp was amazing and my meal was just as incredible. The sirloin was cooked perfectly and the lyonnaise potatoes and asparagus were done nicely. The only thing I wasn't crazy about was the Boston Cream Pie. To be fair, I am not a huge dessert person, so that was fine. It was a great find for restaurant week and I would definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sad remains of something special
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    You can tell that this restaurant and hotel was once a beautiful place. It's sad, however, that now it feels like an outdated tourist trap that is barely keeping it together. Additionally, the Boston Cream Pie tasted like it was previously frozen. I will not be returning, nor will I be bringing out of town guests with me to visit.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Parker House Rolls
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Great fresh food, good portion sizes. Definitely try the rolls. And the crème pie is awesome, a delicious winner.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was great, service fantastic.
    mjg1
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Had a great time, quiet, delicious food and very friendly wait staff.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Loved It!
    Jazzhead1
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    My hubby and I are history buffs so we were looking forward to our first dining experience at the Parker's restaurant. We were not disappointed. I had a cup of clam chowder, baked scrod and Boston cream pie. I enjoyed every morsel. The ambience and service was A plus. When I return to Boston I will definitely return to Parker's.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Evening
    AttyJ
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    A usual everything at Parker's Restaurant was perfect. Introduced our family to the restaurant and there comments were that they look forward to going back. Francisco made the evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 1216RedShoes
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Our experience at Parker's was sensational! It's so refreshing to spend time in a beautiful restaurant where service, food and atmosphere are clearly more valued than the latest "trends". This is a romantic room where you can actually have real conversations. Service was impeccable. The maitre'd Michael was gracious and welcoming. Our waitperson, Lillian was extraordinary; she was warm and attentive without hovering, and it obviously mattered to her that we have a special evening. Everything that we ordered was delicious, beautifully presented and completely without pretense. If you are looking for a place to celebrate a special occasion or just dine in an atmosphere of grace and elegance, Parker's is the place to go!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great eats!
    Mandasea
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    It was delicious and a great time ! We went at lunch time, we enjoyed the Parker house rolls and the Boston cream pie ! The lobster roll and chowder was great .
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Elegant atmosphere, service lacking
    bostondining
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Upon entering the elegant dining room, where countless notable celebrities, writers, and politicians have once dined, you are completely taken back to a glamorous time, as the breathtaking setting has not been altered. The breakfast buffet food was good, but could have used more variety for the price tag. I expected that we would receive fantastic service, but we had to constantly ask for something to be refilled or for simple items that should be given without question. I would go back again, perhaps just for their Boston Cream Pie, but other than that, I don't believe I would order a meal, given the service was lackluster for the incredible price that we ended up paying.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect for anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    You expect the romantic ambience and great food. We didn't expect the austere, friendly waiter who had been working there for 50 years and told us amazing stories about the restaurant, the hotel and Boston in general. We'll go back again just for him!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine Hotel Dining
    2ofusVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Our party of three arrived about ten minutes early for our 6:30 reservation but were able to get seated promptly as the restaurant was quiet at the time. Parker's offers a 3-course prix-fixe pre-theater dinner menu priced at $39 for reservations in the 5:30 - 6:30 time period, and we all ordered from that menu. There is a choice of four starters, four entrees, and three deserts. The food was plated nicely, cooked to perfection, plus the portions were not skimpy at all. The service was excellent. Overall, it was a very fine dining experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Historical ambience
    lovesgoodfood
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    I chose this place for a date lunch with my husband, even though the reviews were just average. I decided that we'd go for the ambience of a nice restaurant that would hopefully allow us a long, leisurely lunch with menu options that are a bit out of the ordinary. The service was great, the noise level was a bit high (lots of women chatting loudly), and the food was okay. It looked beautiful, but it lacked flavor. Overall, the restaurant has beautiful woodwork and you can feel the history, but they should work harder to serve excellent food in order to attract more than just tourists wanting to check out the Boston Crème Pie.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Touristy
    Celine
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    You'll find a lot of diners here being guests of the hotel or tourists looking to taste the infamous Boston Creme Pie. I got the braised beef sandwich and the beef was sort of tough. My jaw actually got tired after chewing through the meat and bread so much. My boyfriend got the french toast which was excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointed
    Ally1
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Great Place to go...
    Tex8ball
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Parker House rolls anyone?
    Eatoutoften
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding as Always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Historic Surprise
    squashedVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Boston Classic!
    Shelby
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great B day Dinner
    JJay
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    One of my favorite special occasions dining place. Love the foie gra and founder.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Quiet Dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not going back
    rowangreenleafVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ask for Francesco.
    BigJohn
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous experience !!
    Graduation
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    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 !!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Exceptional, as always!
    Ramblin1
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great graduation dinner!!
    ProudMom13
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Lovely Time at Parker's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Mother's Day Brunch
    Samantha
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We went here for Mother's Day brunch. The food was wonderful, as was the service. I would definitely recommend this for others.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fabulous experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 45 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 1, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 732 reviews are from the Parker's Restaurant - Omni Parker House reviews archive.
  • Judy
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    Food was traditional and reliable. Service was very pleasant but a little slow. Overall scene is traditional and elegant.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion, Notable Wine List
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding!
    Foodtime
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    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!!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Elegant and Empty
    Jsjs
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect
    foodlover25
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was on the Dine Out Boston list
    LongtimeOTVIPVIP
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    dinindiva
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Lunch.
    Mercat
    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.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent food and service.
    Kovachs
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    Excellent food and service. Boston cream pie was remarkable. A must do when in Boston.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.