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About 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.

Gluten Free & Vegetarian Menus Available.

Appropriate dress is required. Jackets for gentlemen preferred. Shorts and shirts without collars are not permitted. Footwear is required.

“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

60 School St.
Boston, MA 02108
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
American, Seafood, Steak

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

Cross Street:
Tremont St.

Dress Code:
Jacket Preferred

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 725-1600

Website:
http://omnihotels.com/FindAHotel/BostonParkerHouse/Dining/ParkersRestaurant.aspx

Catering:
In-House catering and function space available 7 days a week. Call our Catering Sales Department for more information at 617-227-8600.

Parking Details:
Let our courteous valet staff park your car for $20 with restaurant validation or self park at PI Alley down School St., to the left on Washington St.

Public Transit:
Green Line & Red Line to Park Street. Blue Line & Orange Line to State Station.

Executive Chef:
Gerard Tice

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Parker's Restaurant - Omni Parker House Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

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4.0

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84% would recommend it to a friend

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Local Ingredients (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Good for Groups (10)
Seasonal (8)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Comfort Food (5)
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 (Baltimore)·Dined 5 days ago

The main reason we dined at the restaurant was my husbands favorite dessert is the Boston Cream Pie. Sadly, that was the only thing we were disappointed in. Instead of a nice large slice of a tall Boston Cream Pie, we received a small individual cake that was dry, tasteless and only a small amount of chocolate on top. The rest of the dining experience was wonderful, including the Parker House rolls.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

My husband and I went on a much needed date night. Not only was the food wonderful but the dining room is very elegant with its dark mahogany wood and brass finishings.
The true gem at the Parker house is Francesco. By the end of the night my husband and I felt like we had found a new friend. He was so attentive and personable. We loved talking with him about the Parker house, Boston and his family. I would highly recommend visiting the Parker house for dinner on your next night in the city.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

wished it was better.. With the Parker House being a landmark in Boston we were expecting a special meal.. sadly it was not. The waiter although good had no personality.. trying to talk to us was a chore for him. We ordered their famous Baked Cod.. it was ok.. certainly something I could do at home.. their Steak was prepared correctly but lacked flavor as the scallop dish. The mixed vegetables were very al dente..so much so you needed to use a knife to cut them and they were cold.. as was the rice... Dessert was ok.. Boston creme pie was the best thing we ate all night.. too bad because the room is so nice just wish we could have loved the food..

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The food/brunch was very good. It was just the $5.00 for a tea bag that put a damper on things. Really? $5.00???? It wasn't listed on the menu, or I would have not ordered that. Also the mini fruit plate for $14 had about $3.00 worth of fruit on it. I expect to pay more for dining there, but that tea bag made me wonder if other things were over priced too. Reconsider that a tea bag and hot water costs so little to an establishment like yours. Back to the Boston Tea Party!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 9, 2018

We arrived for our reservation at 9:00 PM on a Friday night and there were only 4 occupied tables. We soon found out why. We ordered the lump crab cake appetizer and it was literally soggy bread with a tiny bit of crabmeat. We then were served stale Parker House rolls. Our salads came, we had the organic beet salad and the local greenhouse salad with house made mozzarella. The salads were both awful and we were amazed that a salad could even be bad. We decided to cut our loss and skip the entre. We had a Boston cream pie for dessert which was pretty good.
The servers know the food is bad and they do try to make up for it with great service
Parker's restaurant is a huge disappointment!

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 (New England)·Dined on February 4, 2018

We had lobster mac&cheese, eggs benedict and stuffed french toast and everything was wonderful. Good coffee too!

Tags: Tapas, Afternoon Coffee, Cozy, Seasonal
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 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Waiter was outstanding as usual. Great place to eat.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on January 29, 2018

The old world charm was amazing and the food was fantastic! My fist time trying the Beef Tartar and I found it delicious with many depths of flavor. The Iron Skillet Scallops were seared perfectly and served with crispy polenta, pea puree, and bacon crumbles. We completed our dinner with Boston Cream Pie and were very pleased. A wonderful experience and we'll be back to try brunch!

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Authentic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Omni Parker House
We had heard about their famous clam chowder and Boston Cream Pie, so we tried it for Sunday brunch. Set in the grand, old fashioned Omni Hotel , both the Hotel and restaurant have seen better days. The grand, ornate decor, while lovely, needs a little facelift. The petty, cavernous dining room was empty for brunch. The waitstaff was attentive and pleasant. The Boston Cream pie was really good, unfortunately 3 of the 4 meals we ordered were not. The traditional eggs Benedict were good with well made hollandaise sauce and well cooked poached eggs. The crab cakes on the crab cakes Benedict did not have the home made fresh taste we expected. The French toast with pecan nut butter and bananas was not carefully prepared and had some banana pieces and whole nuts “thrown “ on the French toast as an afterthought. While the berries in the yogurt parfait were fresh, the yogurt and granola were commercial and ordinary. The short rib sandwich was also very mediocre. Finally, the “famous” clam chowder was good, not great. Maybe Parker’s is better for dinner, or just for Boston Cream Pie and coffee, but I would not run back for brunch.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Our waiter Francisco was excellent...
He made the night great

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 (New England)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Service was exceptional! Food was outstanding. A little expensive but a wonderful evening. We were taken good care of and not rushed. We would recommend it!

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New England)·Dined on January 26, 2018

From the start the host not to friendly then the food bold taste , the carrot cake was dry and tasty old,
First time to go and last time. Many good restaurants to pick for next time.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 23, 2018

My friend and I were there on a Tuesday night, so it was pretty quiet. You can find pretty much anything you like from fresh fish, to chicken dishes, to fabulous steaks, and a venison chop. We had the haddock and the sirloin steak. The presentation was very appealing, the food was piping hot, with a mixture of vegetables. The sweet corn ravioli was quite interesting and quite delicious for our appetizer. The dessert was their famous Boston Cream Cake, living up to its expectations, I had the cheese cake with a puree raspberry sauce, delicious as well......The best part of our night was our fabulous server, Francesco. He was hysterical, very knowledgeable, and quite efficient. Ask for him, you can't go wrong. Tell him Maureen sent you !!! You won't regret it.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Authentic, Comfort Food, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 20, 2018

I loved the decor, it was a restaurant I went to in my younger years. The night we went there was a large party of young girls and they were sooo loud. For as much money as we spent I was disappointed in this. The crab cake was delicious but there was only one.
The French Pinot noir was very good. The Boston cream dessert was just okay.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 13, 2018

This restaurant is fabulous! It was our first time going but definitely not our last!

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The food was expensive but well, well worth it. Absolutely delicious.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The butter poached lobster was the best i've ever had, and I love lobster! My husbands fillet was cooked to perfection, and our waiter Francisco was wonderful.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Waiter made mistakes on our order. He brought a mimosa when we asked for pomegranate juice. He brought one pancake when we asked for three. He brought orange juice when we didn't order any. He also initially brought us juices meant for another table. The service from this waiter was very poor.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Best Boston cream pie!!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 27, 2017

The food here is amazing from start to finish. The Parker House rolls were to die for, as expected. We ordered the clam chowder and cheese board. Both were enjoyed very much. For entrees, my husband ordered the delmonico steak, while I ordered the roasted chicken. The food was all excellent and we ate until we were stuffed. For dessert, we had to get the Boston Creme pie of course. The cake was super moist, but we didn't care for the "crunchy" outside. We also had drinks, expresso and an after dinner drink. The only down side to this dining experience was the staff. The host that seated us was very cold. Not a warm greeting, no eye contact and all business. Our server seemed nicer, but maybe forced because she was very busy. The man who passed out rolls was the best! A smile goes a long way and his was great.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Charming spot in the heart of Boston. Great for a special holiday meal or just a nice night out. The dark wood and table linens add to the overall ambiance. Super charming Italian waiter really made our night.

Tags: Good for Groups, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Nice for family occasions. Holiday get togethers with multiple generations are nice at Parkers. The room and food appeal to a wide array of tastes and ages.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Excellent food, ambiance and classic service from our waiter and the maître d’. Certainly a go to for regular dining or a special occasion.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Disabled Access, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Food was probably the worst food I have ever had in a restaurant!
Scallops were over cooked and the accompanying vegetable were tasteless. Waiter was indifferent and didn’t have a clue.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 19, 2017

My family and had a wonderful time at Parker's Restaurant. The food was fantastic, the service was great, and the atmosphere was nice for the holidays. Very historic. Definitely worth a visit! Their salads are really good. I ordered the iceberg salad and it was one of the best salads I have ever had!

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Naples)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Tasty options for pre-theater 3-course prix fixe dinner. Traditional French onion soup was full-bodied and cheesy. Roast chicken was moist and flavorful.

Tags: Cozy, Seasonal, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients
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 (New England)·Dined on December 18, 2017

We visited Parkers for a Christmas lunch recently. I had visited as a child and wanted to reminisce. It was not something I'd do again. Our server was dour and the staff was not completely up on things. The decaf coffee order was forgotten. The best part of the meal were the delicious champagne and strawberry cocktails we had to start. The world famous Boston schrod was a very small portion of fresh fish. It had ONE larger crumb on it. I made the mistake of asking for potatoes instead of rice. The potatoes were flavorless and had the consistency of glue. The price for this plate was $24.00, a ridiculous sum considering the portion size ( I'd say about 3 ounces of fish) and lackluster sides. The Boston cream pie for dessert was ok but seemed slightly stale. Overall I'd say this restaurant is definitely past its prime and I would not recommend.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 18, 2017

This was an annual Christmas lunch for two. We ordered Lobster roll w/boston beans and Fish & Chips plus a side to share of their famous potato chips. All excellent with pleasant and attentive service. Classic Old Line Hotel Dining Room, (high ceilings,old wood,white table cloth etc) Any criticism would be of the rest of the hotel lobby/common areas which have not been upgraded in decades.

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Great brunch! The chowder was superb. Baked scrod was delish. Parker house rolls excellent. Ended a wonderful meal with Boston Cream Pie!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 16, 2017

An excellent restaurant. Great service and atmosphere.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on December 15, 2017

The service was fabulous! We were very relaxed, & were not rushed, allowing us time to enjoy our wonderful meal. I would recommend starting off with the cheese board - it was delicious with a fantastic variety. Of course, ending the evening with the Boston Cream Pie is a must! The building itself has so much character, & I would highly recommend dining here. The value was worth it with the Travel Zoo Coupon offer; if we didn't have the coupon, it seems like the food prices were slightly over-priced for what we got.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on December 12, 2017

My sister and I enjoyed a great meal here. Our waiter went above and beyond and was so friendly! The portions were huge and we ended up taking a bunch home. Would definitely recommend!

Tags: Business Meals, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Afternoon Coffee
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 (New England)·Dined on December 10, 2017

It was my daughter's 16th birthday. It was very special. We all enjoyed the food and the ambience.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on December 9, 2017

The waitress was wonderful. Food was excellent. Filet was outstanding and the veggies were equally good. Desserts were very good but we were stuffed by then!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 9, 2017

THis was a return and the experience was as good as ever. we always dine in Parkers during a visit to Boston

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 (New England)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Authentic old-school Boston restaurant. Good service. Notable Boston seafood, Parker house rolls, and Boston cream pie.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Service was not good. Not romantic. I was so close to the people on both sides we could clearly hear every word. I had a voucher through Travelzoo and would not even go back on a voucher.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 8, 2017

A beautiful restaurant with old world charm. The food was fabulous and the service impeccable

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Our anniversary dinner at Parker's was everything I'd hoped it would be. The service was attentive and the atmosphere was very pleasant. I love the charming interior of the restaurant, nothing overly fussy but still warm and comfortable. The chefs were able to accommodate our dietary requirements in imaginative ways, and our meals were prepared to perfection. It's not often I am delighted by vegetarian offerings, but Parker's had me debating which dishes to order, because everything looked so good. The pan-fried tofu appetizer started the meal on a delicious note, and the main course continued the high standard. The squash ravioli in a cream sauce was delightful in presentation and taste. Of course, the meal ended with a decadent piece of chocolate cake and, of course, their famous Boston cream pie.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New England)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Fabulous experience! One of the best meals I’ve ever had. All course were exceptional.

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