Parker's Restaurant - Omni Parker House

4.5
1471 reviews
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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
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AG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is a consistently good meal with excellent service and fine dining atmosphere. For those who appreciate it, it never changes its classic style.

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MK
New England
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, it was an exceptional evening of food, service (Lillian is fabulous), and ambiance.

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R
New England
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Valentines Day. Wonderful meal!!

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OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious meal and engaging waiter with a good sense of humor.

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TK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great for Valentine’s Day pre show dinner. Classic old school classy relatively quiet environment, excellent food on the special pre fixe menue, excellent service- professional, friendly, attentive.

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Husband and I went for breakfast. The restaurant is no doubt beautiful but I felt like I was in a box. All the windows and shades were closed and seemed so closed off. It was morning and the sun was out so a little sunshine would have been nice. Food was ok but not outstanding. I could have gone to ihop and received the same meal way cheaper. Also our server seemed less than interested in serving us. I think her name was Jackie. We had to have other servers refill our drinks and close out our check bc she kept walking past our table without stoping at our table to check in on us. I highly doubt that I will return to this restaurant. Maybe lunch and dinner are better.

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H
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter and I enjoyed a wonderful dinner. The service was above top notch, it’s always wonderful to enjoy a meal at Parker’s!

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JK
New England
21 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Parker's at the Omni Parker House lives up to its reputation. An elegant setting with refined service it is truly a destination restaurant. The food was good but the service was excellent and relaxed. No one rushing you here. A charming place for a date night in Boston where a man wearing a jacket is more comfortable than not.

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H
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a real nice dinner at the Parker House before we went to a show. Our waiter, Francesco, was real nice and professional. He has been there 18 years. Dinner was really well prepared. My wife ordered off the show menu . My son and I ordered off of the main menu. My wife had the salmon. I had the haddock with mashed potatoes and asparagus. And of course had the Boston creamy pie. Have not been here in years. Used to stay a ton at the Parker house as my company used to rent rooms there. Food has always been good. Thank you

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New England
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Was disappointed in salmon entree - no flavor at all. Have heard about the restaurant for years and very disappointed. Had ordered off pre-theatre menu.

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SS
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a lovely atmosphere and the food was delicious! We ordered from the PreTheater menu and made it to The Boston Opera House in time for the show!

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NS
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Perfect, history filled, dinning experience that is totally satisfying from the wait staff to the cloth tablecloth and napkins to the meal. Spectacular all around. Parker's rolls and Boston Cream Pie. I'm speechless.

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KG
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time in the restaurant and very enjoyable. Wish that the menu was a little more extensive though. Maybe borrow some of the food items from Parker's Bar.

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D
Charleston
27 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

We ordered the steak from the pre-fix menu. The steaks came out cold. They took them back and re-heated. They still were not hot. Once reheated my steak was tough and over cooked. My wife’s steak was the same. The French onion soup was delicious. Our meals came from desert. I ordered eh Boston cream pie. It was ok. My wife ordered the chocolate cake. The cake was stale and the actual cake was hard. Needless to say the food was horrible. Not anywhere worth the price. I suggest you try another place. The staff was haughty and rude. We will not ever go back there.

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D
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience.

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CE
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

I gave service a 2 because it took 3 hours for 3 courses and the final course was for take away. I do not know if it was wait staff or kitchen, but service was very slow. Service was also friendly, professional and accommodating. That said, food was tasty but not exceptional. We had crab cake , root salad (excellent, btw), steak, Boston cream pie, chocolate cake.

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LS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food. There was a wide variety of food choices.

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JM
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant, food was excellent, and service was top-notch. Would definitely dine here again.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Grand Dame hotel dining room. Service attentive
Food with beautiful presentation, large portions, nicely done. Atmosphere of background noise only, facilitating easy conversation. Nice experience.

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M
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful “Old Boston” setting, attuned waitstaff, delicious food!

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CC
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service and ambiance- all excellent Plus historic elements of the hotel are interesting. Valet parking available also.

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MN
New England
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very professional wait staff and attentive.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The room is relaxing and beautiful, the service attentive and friendly and the food plentiful and delicious!

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as ususl

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SW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner while visiting Boston. They weren’t busy so we got extra special attention. The food tasted delicious!

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E
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server was fantastic. He was able to be attentive, but not hovering. The food/ highly recommend, the baked Brie and definitely the Mac and cheese.

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DR
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was amazing! Filet mignon melted in my mouth! Staff was very attentive to us and we didn't wait for anything.

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BW
New England
14 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything was absolutely perfect, one of the best meals I’ve had in a long time. Service was great. My only complaint, was the bar in the lobby, the last hurrah, the service was awful, and the bartender was uninterested

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent gluten free breakfast and dinner options. A great option for a special fancy dinner out.

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T
New England
21 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The restaurant is very charming staff are classically attentive. Service and food were outstanding, and accommodating to our needs. Great experience and value.

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AK
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great over all experience! The staff was very friendly, from the host, to our server, and the person busing the table. They were all amazing, they chatted with us, and really went above and beyond. The food was great and I would recommend this to anyone in the Boston area.

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New England
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

We went there because we had been to the restaurant many years ago and had a wonderful time, that time is over. T place was iconic. The service was fantastic! I had a fantastic dare/ girlfriend! . Certainly it’s more about her, but the the experience then w as unbelievable. The very sad part here is that knits every fine aspect of this “used to be great “ place has disappeared. The waitstaff was sloppy, unresponsive, the place was as practically empty. The website says something about men wearing jackets.... they obviously lent a jacket to one patron who was wearing a jeans and a n awful looking t shirt. When this guy was leaving the whole restaurant could see his nsk d ridiculous and undignified gut. Ughhhgggg. Terrible wine list . Had to BEG the waitress to decant the wine. Dinner was awful. My fate ordered Salmon . It was terribly over cooked. I ordered scallops..... they arrived with my dates over cooked salmon. I asked them to redo the salmon and to redo my order so we could have dinner. They silvered a similarly poorly cooked salmon filet, then they served my scallops for the second time. We made a reservation here because we had had a wonderful time. If this is what you’re searching for, stop. Find something else. Service here was close to good. Everything else from atmosphere, to food was terrible . It’s like going to Disney thinking its going to be a wonderful world snd the you discover

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MC
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the restaurant, it was top notch. The service was outstanding. The food was delicious; and the ambiance was epic. Great place for special occasion. I would definitely return there.

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LS
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

This was my secret visit to Parker’s, one that was highly anticipated as our first visit was so memorable. The experience was once again positive. We shared a post holiday dinner celebration with friends and look forward to returning in the near future.

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B
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very nice atmosphere. Our waiter Francesco was wonderful. The food was very tasty. Beautiful evening.

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SC
New England
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Very pricey for what you get. Ingredients are decent, but the dishes are quite unimaginative and not presented elegantly.

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C
New England
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent dining experience at Parker’s restaurant.
The food was delicious and the attentive service was amazing!
Would definitely love to return to this restaurant.

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TS
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

food was very good but pricey. We were disappointed with the Boston cream pie, mine is much better. Forget the coconut on the edge.

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TZ
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The evening was very good. Waitstaff were exceptional, food was good and the ambiance was wonderful.

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OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Very disappointing! We stayed at the hotel for New Years and made reservations at Parker’s Restaurant. The restaurant while steeped w history looks tired and dated but this was nothing compared to the food. I ordered the beef Wellington and it was horrible (fatty, grizzly and soggy). Very disappointing for a $42 entree.

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